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  • Alphabet Squadron

  • By: Alexander Freed
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld 
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

The Emperor is dead. His final weapon has been destroyed. The imperial army is in disarray. In the aftermath, Yrica Quell is just one of thousands of defectors from her former cause living in a deserters' shantytown - until she is selected to join Alphabet Squadron. Cobbled together from an eclectic assortment of pilots and starfighters, the five members of Alphabet are tasked by New Republic General Hera Syndulla herself. Like Yrica, each is a talented pilot struggling to find their place in a changing galaxy. Their mission: to track down and destroy the mysterious Shadow Wing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By HappyCamper on 26-06-19

A good standalone story

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

Reviewed: 08-08-19

This is a fantastic set of new characters for us to meet dealing with shades of gray that we don't normally get in a traditional action star wars story. The action set pieces are fantastic and the friction between the alphabet squadron members is palpable and believable. Nothing feels forced. Much has been made of General Sendula being a part of the narrative. If you are a Hera fan, be pre-warned she is a secondary character. The acting work is clear.

  • Thrawn: Treason

  • Star Wars
  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from best-selling author Timothy Zahn. 'If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.' Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Would love to see film versions of Thrawn...

  • By tiffer on 01-08-19

A great Thrawn story

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

Reviewed: 08-08-19

I wasn't to keen on Thrawn Alliances. This book, however, gets five stars across the board for the usual high standard of acting from Marc Thompson and also for its plot. There is no flitting between timelines (Which I hated in the previous book), with the focus being on the strategic and political games the empire weaves within its ranks. Thrawn, as usual, proves he is more than adept and navigating the minefield of espionage and the threats to both him and the empire are tangible and exciting. It's a great Thrawn story.

  • Blood of Elves

  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758

For more than a hundred years humans, dwarves, gnomes and elves lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over and now the races once again fight each other - and themselves: dwarves are killing their kinsmen, and elves are murdering humans and elves, at least those elves who are friendly to humans... Into this tumultuous time is born a child for whom the witchers of the world have been waiting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good, if you read them all.

  • By Filip on 09-10-16

Good introduction to Witcher

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

Reviewed: 08-08-19

I'll start by saying this book leaves you with an open ending. I decided to give this a go because of the Netflix series coming later this year. It's a great introduction to the world of the Witchers, although the main focus of this story is actually on the ward of the witcher.

The voice-over acting is superb. Some scenes have multiple characters speaking and Peter Kenny manages to differentiate the voice of each character with clarity so you are never lost as to who is speaking. It's masterfully done.

I've enjoyed this story and will be purchasing the next one in the series when I get paid.