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  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,054
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,178
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,166

Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The problem with a trilogy....

  • By Robyn on 09-01-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Incredibly well written epic take of adventure, love, magic, & mystery narrated in a masterly fashion with a fantastic range of voices and characterisation so you always know who's speaking. Amazing home and production all round. Do not miss this book and telling.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,720
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,527

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the university at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Robyn on 31-01-13

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 29-09-16

Read the book, loved it!
Listened on Audible, loved it even more!
Riveting saga, great characters, intriguing world. Narrator incredible, so many voices but never confused & always appropriate to the tale. Classic book by Rothfuss, classic narrative by Degas.

  • The Unquiet Grave

  • By: Steven Dunne
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

The mesmerising new thriller from the highly-acclaimed author of DEITY, featuring DI Brook piecing together an extraordinary series of crimes spanning half a century...The Cold Case crime department of Derby Constabulary feels like a morgue to DI Damen Brook. As a maverick cop, his bosses think it's the best place for him. But Brook isn't going to go down without a fight. Applying his instincts and razor sharp intelligence, he sees a pattern in a series of murders that seem to begin in 1963.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • my 1st Steven Dunne book, but not my last

  • By Peter on 09-09-13

Not beside a quiet Brook...

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

because peace is not something our hero gets! Top crime story with twists & turns.

  • Even Dogs in the Wild

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. But the case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack. When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. He's the only man Cafferty will open up to, and together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything Perfectly In Place

  • By Simon on 08-11-15

Rebus back & on fine form

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

both the book & the detective. Very interesting story with Rankin's key players all to the fore: Rebus, Clarke, Fox , & 'good' old Big Ger. Highly recommended.

  • Best Served Cold

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920

Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Low down dirty double crossing ...

  • By Stuart on 08-02-13

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 13-05-16

Loved it, exceptional writing, good story made better by dark humour and vivid descriptive narrative. Superb narration and characterisation from Steven Pacey too.

  • The Booktaker

  • A Nameless Detective Mystery
  • By: Bill Pronzini
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 148

The Nameless Detective is called upon to find out how rare books and maps are being stolen from an antiquarian bookshop with a faultless alarm system. He goes undercover in the store, only to be foiled when a theft occurs right under his nose. Then, as he ponders the case (while on a date with the lovely Kerry), he’s violently struck from behind by a car that seems bent on driving him off the road. Will Nameless survive this attempt on his life and solve the case?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Salter on 01-12-14

Shorr but sweet

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

Reviewed: 15-04-16

Enjoyed it but then I like 'locked room' mysteries. Think Jonathan Creek would've solved it quicker. It's free and entertaining, give it a go.

  • Close Your Eyes

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354

I close my eyes and feel my heart begin racing. Someone is coming. They're going to find me. A mother and her teenage daughter are found brutally murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Devastating, brilliant and thrilling

  • By Cabaspre on 26-08-15

Spolier - enjoyable BUT...

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

Reviewed: 14-04-16

Unnecessary ending, just freeing up main character for future books. Will listen / read more though as entertaining overall.

  • Peter May and Peter Forbes

  • Audible Sessions: Exclusive Interview - January 2016
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes, Peter May
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Peter May is the author of the internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy, the China Thrillers, the Enzo Files as well as several standalone novels. He visits the Audible Studios on the release of his latest novel, Coffin Road, along with Peter Forbes, the illustrious and prolific audiobook narrator who has lent his voice to many of Peter May's books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen to this if you enjoy Peter May's books!

  • By The Viscount on 13-03-16

Very interesting, could've listened to a lot more

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

Free, short, great insights into writing and narration. Bit of a mutual admiration society but comes across as very genuine. Well worth a listen.

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  • The Blackhouse

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780

The Isle of Lewis is the most desolate and harshly beautiful place in Scotland. When a bloody murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. Since Fin himself was raised on the island, the investigation represents not only a journey home but a voyage into his past. Each year twelve island men sail out to a remote and treacherous rock called An Sgeir on a perilous quest to slaughter nesting seabirds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Flint on 09-04-16

Much, much more than a detective story

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

First Peter May for me but now I want more! It wasn't what I was expecting but still has a good crime element plus other threads to reel you in and a is very colourful travelogue also. Very dramatic in places helped by the excellent narration of Steve Worsley. A bargain deal of the day but we'll worth a credit of anyone's account.

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  • Deity

  • By: Steven Dunne
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

A brilliant new serial killer thriller from a hugely talented British author to rival the best from Mark Billingham, Peter James and Peter Robinson. When four Derby College students are reported missing, few in Derby CID, least of all DI Damen Brook, pay much attention. But then a film on the internet is discovered purporting to show the students committing mass suicide. If it's real, why did they kill themselves when they had such bright futures ahead of them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deity

  • By jennifer on 05-04-14

Cracking Listen!

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

Reviewed: 26-03-16

Another excellent DI Brook tale from Steven Dunne full of twists and turns, intrigue, suspects galore, pop culture, gore aplenty and likeable colleagues. Dunne & Brook are a must for all crime fans. Gareth Armstrong did a great job on the narration helping bring the dark tale alive. Highly recommended!