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  • The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, cast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,897
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,194

In The Amber Spyglass, the third and final instalment in His Dark Materials...the war between good and evil reaches a shattering conclusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Pullman Please Write Book 4!

  • By Paula on 30-01-08

Not child appropriate & spitefully anti Christian.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-18

Basic story could have been good but instead the author twisted Christianity into the “evil” force. The lead character uses foul language from the start of this trilogy. Screaming to murder is a reoccurring theme of the lead admired young characters and sexual intoxication manipulation through sexuality and other matters not suitable for children covered. I love make believe / Sci fi and even accept the gentle fun poking at Christianity of other authors, but found this nasty and manipulative.

  • Scourged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Kevin Hearne creates the ultimate Atticus O'Sullivan adventure in the grand finale of the New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles. Unchained from fate, the Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok, aka the Apocalypse, upon the earth. With a whole host of dark allies on their side, there's a globe-spanning battle on the cards - one which Druid Atticus O'Sullivan will be hard-pressed to survive, much less win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • and so it ends

  • By Joshua on 12-07-18

Always a bit of engrossing fun

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

Reviewed: 14-05-18

Never really deep and meaningful and I find the self recriminations stuff a bit much - same path of so many thriller, mystery et al writers ... but these books are always so enjoyable. A little romance, good vs evil with its inherent complexities, heroism, good diversity of characters including women and not totally slating christianity (as a practising christian, accepting the make believe context of the book I find his references fine and some pretty funny). A reserved person, Oberon makes me laugh out loud. I only give a very books I find really exceptional a 5 star - so 3s and 4s for all this series means I really enjoy it and I 'listen again' to the lot. Thanks Kevin.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton

  • By: Catherine Alliott
  • Narrated by: Suzy Aitchison
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Wife of successful, handsome Ant and mother of high-achieving, accomplished Anna, Evie's biggest worry in life is whether or not she can fit a manicure in on her way to fetch Anna from clarinet lessons. But all that is about to change. One sunny Oxford morning a letter - a ticking time-bomb - lands on Evie's doormat and up-ends her comfortable life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Denise on 02-11-09

LOL

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

Reviewed: 20-04-11

Quite a quiet person - this unusually made me laugh out loud ..... lots.