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  • Holy Sister

  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 433

They came against her as a child. Now they face the woman. The ice is advancing, the Corridor narrowing, and the empire is under siege from the Scithrowl in the east and the Durns in the west. Everywhere, the emperor’s armies are in retreat. Nona faces the final challenges that must be overcome if she is to become a full sister in the order of her choice. But it seems unlikely that Nona and her friends will have time to earn a nun’s habit before war is on their doorstep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The series has been sci-fi-fantasy brilliance

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-06-19

Absolutely fantastic finale.

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

Reviewed: 15-07-19

My fave Lawrence book after The Red Queens War trilogy.

Action packed, entertaining, funny and very clever indeed. Thoroughly enjoyed. Also loved the narration.

  • The Perfect King

  • The Life of Edward III
  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Edward’s life is one of the most extraordinary in all English history. He ordered his uncle to be beheaded, he usurped his father’s throne and he started a war which lasted for more than a hundred years. He took the crown when it was at its lowest point and raised it to new heights, presenting himself as a new King Arthur, victorious across Europe. He was the architect of many English icons - from parliamentary rule to the adoption of English as the official language and even the building of a great clock tower at Westminster. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By susanne H on 17-12-18

Very informative and excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 07-07-19

I would definitely recommend this audio book to any interested in Edward III and medieval Europe in general.

  • Down to Earth

  • Gardening Wisdom
  • By: Monty Don
  • Narrated by: Monty Don
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

Discover Monty's thoughts and garden ideas around nature, seasons, colour, design, pests, flowering shrubs, containers and much more. Hear about the month-by-month jobs he does in his own garden that he hopes are relevant to you. Monty's warm voice brings this most intimate book to life - an enriching listen for any gardener. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical, delightful and informative

  • By North Norfolk on 04-06-19

Incredibly informative and calming

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

Reviewed: 28-06-19

Very much enjoyed this. From the imparting of knowledge and vast amounts of easy to follow information, to the calming narration by the legend himself.

  • Your Baby, Your Birth

  • Hypnobirthing Skills for Every Birth
  • By: Hollie de Cruz
  • Narrated by: Hollie de Cruz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

In-demand hypnobirthing coach Hollie de Cruz provides you with the skills and tools to make any birth feel safe, calm, connected and empowering. Drawing on her experience working with new mums, including Fearne Cotton and Giovanna Fletcher, Hollie de Cruz helps you prepare for a positive (not 'perfect') birth experience and approach motherhood with confidence in yourself and your instincts. Hollie de Cruz, creator of the award-winning yesmum positive affirmation cards, is renowned for demystifying hypnobirthing, and her down-to-earth, realistic approach is highly sought after.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No MP3 tracks otherwise great

  • By Tara M on 09-03-19

Partner's perspective

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

Reviewed: 30-05-19

Gave me a greater understanding of everything that can happen and much more confidence leading up to birthing our child. I wish we had this when our first child came along. Highly recommended.

  • One Word Kill

  • Impossible Times, Book 1
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Matthew Frow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

In January 1986, 15-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week. Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But then a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games. A strange - yet curiously familiar - man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dicing With Death!

  • By Simon on 01-05-19

Kept me guessing throughout

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

Reviewed: 22-05-19

I didn't know what to expect going into this. I've read and listened to Mark's fantasy trilogies and loved them, so had to try this out.

Well written and clever as ever, intriguing and surprising, poignant and full of feeling. Tense at times and punchy action sequences that weren't over the top.

Spoiler of sorts:


I'm not a fan of time travel, so struggled with that (main) element, despite how well it was tackled and delivered. D&D sections were great and the characters entertaining. Overall, I'm intrigued to find out what comes next. Narration was good.

  • Sword of Justice

  • By: Christian Cameron
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23

Political alliances are beginning to rupture. No state is immune: England, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Milan, Genoa, Venice, Constantinople.... Every mercenary knight for hundreds of miles must sharpen his sword and prepare for battle. But Sir William Gold has other problems. Just to reach Europe, he must capture its most unassailable fortress. He must also protect his liege-lord, the Green Count, from assassins hell-bent on his demise. The balance of power in the West will change. William Gold must trust to hope, and his men, that he lands on the winning side....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb, in every way!

  • By charles on 18-12-18

The best hisfic I've ever experienced

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

Reviewed: 17-04-19

Absolutely brilliant! This series continues to snatch me away, draw me in, hold me and throw me to the ground with its characters, descriptions, dramas and actions. I love it!

As an ex re-enactor and a lovely of medieval history and good stories, this ticks more boxes than I knew needed ticking.

Read it. Read it. Read it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Green Count

  • By: Christian Cameron
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

After the bloody trials of Alexandria, Sir William Gold is readying for a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. He hopes, too, that the Holy City might allow his relationship with Emile, cousin of the Green Count of Savoy, to develop. But the Roman Emperor of Constantinople has been taken hostage by an unknown enemy, and the Green Count is vital to the rescue effort.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Andy Stevens on 22-11-18

Once again, excellent in every way.

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

William Gold's story continues as well as it left off.

I could go on about this and I probably should, but I'm simply going to say, read it! please.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Night of Knives

  • A Novel of the Malazan Empire, Book 1
  • By: Ian C Esslemont
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

It gave the Empire its name, but the tiny island and city of Malaz is now a sleepy, seedy back-water port. However this night things are a little different. This night its residents are bustling about, barring doors and shuttering windows. Because this night a once-in-a-generation Shadow Moon is due and threatens the good citizens of Malaz with demon hounds and other, darker, beings.... And it was also prophesied that on this night the Emperor Kellanved, missing for all these years, will return.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this book.

  • By Wyvern on 05-05-18

Ties is so nicely with the original series.

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

Well written and narrated. Action packed and cinematic. Exciting to read more about legendary Malazan characters. 4* because, I'm not sure... there was just something that allowed me to drift off at some points. Could be me though? I'd still recommend this book and I'm excited to read the next.

  • The Long Sword

  • By: Christian Cameron
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Pisa, May 1364. Sir William Gold is looking forward to a lucrative career as a hired sword in the endless warring between Italy's city states. But when a message comes from the Grand Master of the Hospitaliers, William is forced to leave his dreams of fame and fortune behind him. The Hospitaliers are gathering men for a crusade, and Sir William must join them. Yet before they set out for the holy land, the knights face deadly adversaries much closer to home....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Continues to get better

  • By J. Wexler on 26-04-19

As good as the first, if not better.

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

Rich, vibrant, cinematic and real; grim, dark, humorous and emotional. Yes, all of those things and more.

Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Taming the Sun

  • Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet
  • By: Varun Sivaram
  • Narrated by: Barry Abrams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Solar energy, once a niche application for a limited market, has become the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth. What's more, its potential is nearly limitless. But in Taming the Sun, energy expert Varun Sivaram warns that the world is not yet equipped to harness erratic sunshine to meet most of its energy needs. And if solar's current surge peters out, prospects for replacing fossil fuels and averting catastrophic climate change will dim. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very informative.

  • By JPA on 16-01-19

Very, very informative.

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

Whether your interest is in solar energy specifically, environmental science, or simply technology and innovation, this is for you!