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  • The Last of the First

  • Halfhero, Book 3
  • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
  • Narrated by: Jonathan McGarrity
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

The conclusion of the Amazon and Audible best-selling Halfhero series. When The Deterrent comes out of hiding and kidnaps the titans, it triggers the biggest manhunt in history. On one side, the military might of the United States and Air Commodore Fiona Bardock, Britain’s most talented investigator. On the other, three halfheroes, one human and a puddle of slime. Daniel Harbin hopes to get through this alive and track down the children he never knew existed. What no one realises is they’re about to confront the greatest danger of all. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very satisfying feel good ending

  • By moreredwine on 29-01-19

A fantastic ending to the series.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Definitely my favourite of the trilogy. Each book has improved on the last. I love the humour dotted throughout and the characters while 'super' were still relatable

  • Halfheroes

  • Halfhero, Book 2
  • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
  • Narrated by: Jonathan McGarrity
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

The world’s only superhero was discovered in 1969. No others were ever found. Until now. With Station destroyed and their friends dead, might Daniel and Abos finally be allowed some peace? Yeah, right. Daniel’s talents are needed by a UN department taking on the bad guys, including rogue halfheroes. Abos is searching for more of her species. She soon finds she’s not the only one looking. There’s a new threat that no one saw coming. And halfheroes are being targeted. When Daniel goes missing, it’s down to Abos to find out what’s going on and try to stop it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun continuation but odd editting issues

  • By Dan on 16-07-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Fixed pretty much everything I didn’t like in the first book. I think that if you liked the first, you'll love this.

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,519
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,271
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,266

Book two of the Stormlight Archive. 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 artifacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding - again!…and very much worth the wait.

  • By Robyn on 24-03-14

Quite probably the best book I have ever heard

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

Reviewed: 16-04-14

Where does Words of Radiance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The best

Who was your favorite character and why?

I'm torn between Sill (is that how you spell it?) and Rock

What about Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ’s performance did you like?

The tone changes they use are fab. The only fault I can find is that when the perspective changes from Caladin to Shalon it can be hard to match who said what when you're used to hearing from the other perspective. but that is a VERY minor thing.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several, but mentioning them would be spoilers so I'm not going to say. Suffice it to say that I have never cheered, laughed out loud or shed a tear at an audiobook before this (that I recall at any rate). Listening to this one, I've done all 3.

Any additional comments?

Get it.
I can't put it any more simply than that.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blue Remembered Earth

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey's family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superior space opera

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-06-14

He's written better.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-12

The narration is not as bad as some people think (to me anyway). The book is based around Africa and once you accept that and that all the accents are African based, then its all good.
My main problem isn't with the voice, its those stupid pan-pipes that are there inbetween a lot of chapters. I would be quite happily listening away in my own little world and then that effin noise would come along and get me all riled up.

The book itself is not as good as his other work. At this stage I have listened to pretty much all his books available on Audible and this is probably the one I liked least, but still enjoyable for all that... just loose the pan pipes.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Andrew Timothy
  • Length: 50 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas.

Published in 1844, it is often considered one of the great thrillers of all time and, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work.

Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmund Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. After staging a dramatic escape, he sets out to discover the treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing fast paced action

  • By John H. Foster on 17-12-09

Poor narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-11

Despite the description, the audio quality was fine to my ears, but like another reviewer I did have a problem with the rustling pages and the introduction of what was going to happen in the coming chapter.

The book itself is good, but there are a couple of occasions where the author goes of on a complete tangent (for up to an hour if felt like) on an introduction to a new set of characters.

I think its poor audio production rather than quality that spoils this one for me.