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  • The October Man

  • A Rivers of London Novella
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Sam Peter Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

A brand-new stand-alone novella in the Rivers of London series! Tobias Winter has been assigned to the Abteilung KDA - the Department for Complex and Unspecific Matters. Despite the intriguing department name, as Winter explains, dealing with the strange and the supernatural is 'actually 90 percent paperwork'. But this is a story about the other 10 percent of the job: the life-threatening danger part.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deutschlands Flüsse

  • By Andreas Beck on 15-06-19

Hard to follow at times

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-19

Good story and the narrator was great but it was difficult to follow the German names and terminology on audio - I got muddled as to which police department was which and kept having to rewind. In the end I got it on Kindle and that made things easier.

  • The Priory of the Orange Tree

  • By: Samantha Shannon
  • Narrated by: Liyah Summers
  • Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story let down by poor narration

  • By Aimee on 07-03-19

Great story let down by poor narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-19

The narrator constantly mispronounced words e.g. heretic and edict and gave one character an American accent which felt very out of place. Its a shame because the story was otherwise very enjoyable.

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  • Northern Lights (Dramatised)

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. Northern Lights, the opening installment, sees Lyra and her shape-changing daemon embark on a dangerous quest.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book, shoddy dramatisation

  • By Louise on 26-03-11

Good for recap but not new readers

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-08-17

A lot left out but a useful recap before The Book of Dust is published.

  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 70 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed.

  • By SARAH on 18-01-14

Awful narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-15

I don't want to repeat what has been said here many times, so I will simply say that the poor narration is very off-putting.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,304
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,308

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, but...

  • By Thomas on 01-09-11

Great story, some issues with narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-13

The story is brilliant, but the audiobook didn't quite live up to my expectations. Roy Dotrice is a master of voices and manages to bring something unique to each character, but not all of them fit right in my opinion. He voices Cerce and Jaime Lannister as upper-class, as you would imagine, but their brother Tyrion inexplicably has a Welsh accent! There are other inconsistencies within families or with characters ostensibly from the same region having different accents.



My main issue with it is that Dotrice occasionally mispronounces characters' names - Joffrey Baratheon becomes 'Jeffrey' on more than one occasion, and the prononciation of Katelyn Stark's name varies between KAYT-lyn and KAT-lyn every few chapters. It's very distracting.