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  • Make Me No Grave

  • By: Hayley Stone
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Almena Guillory, better known as the Grizzly Queen of the West, has plenty to recommend her for the noose, but US Marshal Apostle Richardson enforces the law, he doesn't decide it. When a posse tries to lynch Almena ahead of her trial, Apostle refuses their form of expedited justice - and receives a bullet for his trouble. Before escaping, however, Almena unexpectedly saves his life by absorbing his wound through the use of dangerous flesh magic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been great.

  • By ollie king on 30-01-19

Pleasingly unusual

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

Reviewed: 26-11-18

I throughly enjoyed this audiobook.Hayley Stone has a weird But refreshing way of story telling..Felt like the old west with great narration. For me it could have gone in to some parts of the story
In the third person for grater depth .. I hope there is a follow up
. Great Start.

  • Iron Gold

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worthy sequel to a great sci-fi series!

  • By G. P. Brown on 29-01-18

Very disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Absolutely loved the trilogy that went before. It ended just as I’d hoped with Darrow and mustang finally together ..
This book was disjointed and predictable.
I just did not enjoy it .
I will buy any new books hoping that Darrow and mustang
Will at least be on the same side along with the hollow eras of course

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kiss of Death

  • Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 7
  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

A Deadly Hunt. DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK’s most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a videotape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning. A Dangerous Game. Heck realises that there’s another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time they’ve not just caught the prize: they’ve made sure no one else ever does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesom again!

  • By mike duxbury on 11-08-18

Sad

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

Paul finch is my favourite of this type of thriller. The characters are wonderful and the story galloped along...MODIFIED , by the ending
Almost cried...


  • Oathbringer

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book Three
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 55 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,780

From the best-selling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness. Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artefacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sanderson brewing up a hell of a storm!

  • By Simon on 22-11-17

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

After throughly enjoying the first two books of the series I was very disappointed with this one . Kaladins story and consequently bridge four were always the spine of the books for me although I did enjoy
The rest.
I found this book messy in terms of the story . Sometimes hard to follow as it jumped around so much . Sanderson is a great fantasy writer but for me he needs to get back to more straight forward story lines

  • A Walk Across the Sun

  • By: Corban Addison
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Ahalya is just seventeen when a tsunami rips through her Indian village. Along with her younger sister Sita, she attempts to seek refuge in a convent many miles away; but the journey brings unexpected dangers. On the other side of the world, American attorney Thomas Clarke accepts a position with the Mumbai branch of the Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation. But can he save Ahalya and Sita?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen

  • By bookwormbadger on 11-01-13

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 23-02-18

Wonderful story , overcoming the evil of
Some men around the world .. Sadly all
Around us. I cried st the end

  • Rise: Scarlet City - Part II

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Rebecca Gablé
  • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956

London, 1337. England is at war, and the King is in financial straits, meaning that Jonah's hard-earned business and fortune hang in the balance. A far cry from his humble beginnings as a draper's apprentice, Jonah is now one of the influential merchants in England, and he manages to secure the hand of the daughter of one of the most powerful and dangerous nobles in the country. As Jonah's wealth and prominence grow, so do his enemies and the threats they bring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Far From Simple Pleasures!

  • By Simon on 06-02-18

Something new

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

Reviewed: 16-02-18

Great historical Drama/ story. Never listened to anything
Like it before other than short radio drams . Keeps
Historically correct while incorporating a wonderful
Experience of 14 century England

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Apprentice - Scarlet City - Part I

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Rebecca Gablé
  • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720

A rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London, the Scarlet City, the centre of medieval England, the Scarlet City trilogy is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Formed Tale Hits the Sweet Spot

  • By Simon on 06-12-17

Surprised...

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

Reviewed: 15-02-18

Absolutely wonderful , Haven’t enjoyed any Audible book
More . Unusual drama/ story..
I hope this is popular enough to encourage Audible to
Undertake more such projects...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jorundyr's Path

  • Wolf of the North, Book 2
  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid's Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth. From the streets of Elzburg to the dry plains of Darvaros, Wulfric walks Jorundyr's Path and encounters a world larger than he could ever have dreamed of, filled with friends, enemies, and danger - the crucible from which heroes are forged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, made better by the performance

  • By Mary on 01-11-17

Great trilogy ruined

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

I absolutely loved the first book of the trilogy ..The second kept
The story moving in the right direct..
The third was very disappointing largely as I had hoped
For a positive ending. I would not have started the trilogy if I had
Guessed the ending...
Simon Vance Brilliant as always

  • The Core

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 5
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 30 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370

Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the 21st century to an epic close. The war has begun.... For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Two heroes arose - men as close as brothers yet divided by bitter betrayal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dissapointing end to a series that petered out.

  • By Tom on 18-02-18

So disappointed

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

First listened to the painted man read by ,peter Joyce ,and
Then the second book in the series some years ago. Absolutely loved them..totally engrossed
10 stars all if I could .....
From then on the story seemed to lose its way as ( it seemed to me ) The Author stretched the story to make 5 novels.
Nevertheless I was excited when the Core arrived....
Sadly I just couldn’t get into it at all . The characters I’d grown to
Love , just didn’t exist any more ..
I very poor ending to a story which showed such early promise.



5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Coming Home

  • By: Roy E. Stolworthy
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Fifteen-year-old Thomas Elkin engages in the turmoil of the First World War. Accepting the blame for the death of his recently conscripted brother, Elkin switches identity with his dead sibling and enters into the conflict. His burning ambition is to die a glorious death in his brother’s name. Believing that, in fully submitting to the reality of war is atoning for his sins, he faces all the attendant horrors with a steel will and a poignant resignation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not True to the Times

  • By M. Johnson on 08-01-19

Simple wonderful

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

An empathetic but deep look at the unbelievable
Suffering of soldiers facing the blood bath and horrors
Of trench warfare..Interwoven is the story of one underage
Soldier off the many such.
It's extremely moving . Had me in tears on many occasion.
Throughly recommended if you want a glimpse of
That terrible time and a heart turning story to boot....