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Avery’s story continues

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Reviewed: 04-02-19

Not as sexually charged as previous books, but a fabulous next step in the lives of the group of friends.

Another epic short story

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Reviewed: 24-04-18

If you are a fan of the saint Mary’s chronicles, you’ll love this background tale as much as any of the others. It’s another excellent tale from Jodi Taylor, with the fantastic Zara narrating.

I really enjoyed hearing about those unsung heroes and what really happened during the recent history of their England.

The only problem is waiting for the next one!

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Wow again

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Reviewed: 11-10-17

Excellent finale. I won’t say too much because I don’t like spoilers, but the tale is all pulled together well.

Narrator very good, no offence to Kieren Culkin but this guy is much better.

Excellent story, not sure about the narrator

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Reviewed: 08-10-17

Another good book from Rick Riordan. Not sure about Kieran Culkin as a narrator.

There are places where I had to zip back and listen again because he was talking so fast. It’s nice to get variations in pace to go along with the pace of the story, but it ruins the flow if I don’t catch what’s said and have to go back. The worst bit is that he’s narrator on book 3. I can’t NOT read it, I have to know what happens 😫

Still on form!

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Reviewed: 06-10-17

Riordan excels himself again. It's the little details that stand out - the references you will only get if you have read the other books; the bits you get funny looks for as you just randomly giggle to yourself (especially if people aren't aware you are listening to a book). Certainly written by an adult who is aware other adults read their books - adults will recognise 'death by PowerPoint', but very few kids would get the reference.

Makes you want to read on, and I was less keen on the Norse mythology before this - the names just don't stick in my head

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As good as I remembered

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Reviewed: 01-10-17

It's been a few years since I last read the Old Kingdom trilogy, and this is the first time I have listened to the audio book versions.

I loved it. Tim Curry really brings the books to life. None of my usual grumbles that the narrator can't pronounce simple words, never mind the more obscure stuff fantasy demands.

I just hope the narrators for books 4&5 are as good!

The middle part of the trilogy, doesn't work as a stand alone book

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Reviewed: 27-09-17

The middle part of the original trilogy, it's not a book in its own right. However it is an integral part of the story.

Jumping on a few years from the story in Sabrina, we meet Lirael and Sameth. Sam is Sabriel's son and abhorsen in waiting - a role he doesn't want or like.

Other new characters are introduced and connected with the cast of Sabriel. All in all a good link story, but not a stand alone book.

Tim Curry shines again as narrator.

Awesome start

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Reviewed: 25-09-17

I was 25 when this book was first published, so I was never in the target audience, but I really enjoyed it, so I went on to read the rest of this series and many other works by Garth Nix. I'm not going to pretend I loved all of them, I didn't.

When I saw that a fifth book had been published I went back to re-read the whole series, and being a big fan of audio books (and Tim Curry), I was keen to listen.

I am so pleased I did. He's such a good narrator for this series, you can instantly tell who is speaking. He brings the books to life in a whole new way.

I am slightly concerned that the narrators for four and five are as good.

Another good story

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Reviewed: 12-09-17

We go back a few years with this story to not long after Cathy and her husband have split up. Max is a lovely kid, and the family start to grow on you.

As well written as ever, and Danica does an excellent job of giving life to the characters. I was almost in tears at one point... which was awkward because I was listening on my way to work!

Looking forward to the next one again

Another good book

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Reviewed: 29-08-17

Amanda's narration is as good as usual (we will forget the Irish/Boston episodes). She's back on form with just local accents.

Megan who we met briefly in 'Big Vamp On Campus' gets the lead in this one, and poor Ben is a co-star again. At some point when I wasn't looking Miranda (the driver) has been turned, so we have very few humans left in the group.

I love Jane, Gabriel and all of the Half Moon Hollow gang, they are all so well written and Molly gives them all so much character and life.

I am just a bit gutted that she can't write faster as it will be a long wait for the next one