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Mr. J. P. Godfrey

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  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,459
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,039

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Michael Sheen reads this brilliantly

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

Reviewed: 29-11-17

I’ve listened to a lot of audio books, Michael Sheen is on another level, outstanding - thank you!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Revenger

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilisations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.... Captain Rackamore and his crew do.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Oh dear

  • By Mr S. on 12-10-16

engaging and interesting

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

liked this, some of the plot a little predictable but liked the universe build and the characters and found myself listening at extra times so got me hooked.
the narator is good in the main but frustratingly quiet at points, if the book says someone whispered you don't need to actually whisper! was fine at home, but in the car I couldn't actually hear some bits clearly at full volume! hence the three stars, performance is great other than that.

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

great story, well performed and thought provoking.

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

Reviewed: 17-03-16

thanks luke, brilliantly done. would never have known this was your first performance. chuck off chuck :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Harbinger

  • Fate's Forsaken, Book 1
  • By: Shae Ford
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Seventeen years ago, a long and bloody rebellion wracked the six united regions of the Kingdom. Now the new King wields the vast and unvanquished army of Midlan with his right hand, and with his left has granted a small group of thugs, the nobles he calls his Sovereign Five, unbridled rule over the other regions. As if this weren't bad enough, the King has also outlawed the practice of whispering - which is a problem for Kael.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Miss on 16-12-14

Average standard fantasy

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

Reviewed: 26-05-15

Pretty standard predictable fantasy. Lead character kale is quite annoying, a sullen moody 17 year old, love story with him and dragon girl (400 years old) is frustrating with her also acting like a teenager. It's ok, but I'm not interested in listening to the rest of series as I know what will happen already! Have just listened to age of iron and clash of iron which are great books, amusing and intriguing and a complete contrast to this inane drivel

3 of 5 people found this review helpful