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  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734

Small towns which have seen better times are not unusual. But the mysterious events in Baronville, Pennsylvania, are raising the highly tuned antennae of Agent Amos Decker and his FBI partner, Alex Jamison. What was supposed to be a relaxing vacation turns into a murder investigation when two bodies are found in a nearby deserted house. With the body count rising, Decker and Jamison dig deep to uncover a sinister truth in Baronville, which could be the canary in the coalmine for the rest of the country.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic storyline

  • By "janetbm" on 05-06-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 30-11-18

Easy listening, with great pace and storyline. If you like David Baldacci then you will really enjoy this latest Amos Decker novel.

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 889

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book But Annoying Over Use of The Word "said

  • By Michael on 18-07-12

Great book well performed

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I am a huge Star Trek fan, but I wanted to make sure this book was for me, I read lots of reviews and I agree. The story is great and well performed but whoever was the editor may need to have recommended a few of the “saids” be dropped particularly in the audiobook. I recommend but now that I have mentioned the said thing it will likely drive you nuts. Sorry

  • Crooked Kingdom

  • By: Leigh Bardugo
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark, Jay Snyder, Elizabeth Evans, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, terribly read

  • By Marque on 18-11-17

A great tale

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Kaz Brekker is the character that holds this and the previous together. The story is solid and the themes well thought out. But the anti-hero is well played here with a line walked well. A book well worth reading. The change of narrators was off putting at times but you get into the swing quickly.

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  • Heir of Novron

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 31 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

The New Empire intends to celebrate its victory over the Nationalists with a day that will never be forgotten. On the high holiday of Wintertide, the empress will be married, and Degan Gaunt and the Witch of Melengar will be publically executed. Once the empress suffers a fatal accident, everything will be perfect. There is only one problem - Royce and Hadrian have finally found the Heir of Novron.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sullivan & Reynolds - great combo

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-07-16

A must read

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

Reviewed: 17-05-18

I have just finished reading back to back the Ryiria revelations followed by the chronicles and it is with out doubt the best adventure fantasy book I have ever read. I have no idea if Michael J Sullivan reads his amazon reviews but if he ever does, thank you for writing these books. If you love princess bride, lies of Locke lemora, king killer chronicles, Tolkien, Raymond E Feist (list is long), then these books are a must. If you are as did looking for something new to try, read the crown tower and let the fun to begin. I am just sad it’s over, and jealous of those who have yet to join in the adventures of Hadrian and Royce.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Rise of Empire

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 26 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

War is raging in Melengar. To save her kingdom, Princess Arista hires Royce and Hadrian to perform a dangerous mission behind the enemy's lines. Royce begins to suspect that they are being used as pawns in the wizard Esrahaddon’s shadowy struggle for power. The thieves journey to the ends of the world amid treachery and betrayals and Hadrian is forced to face a past he hoped never to see again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Fantasy Fun

  • By Christopher on 27-03-15

I can not rate these books enough

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

Reviewed: 21-04-18

I am just about to listen to the final instalment a mixture of excitement as the books have been a tour de force of fantasy adventure story telling at its best. As well as trepidation as I do not want them to end. If you loved the gentleman bastards series or the king killer chronicles this series stands shoulder to shoulder with them. Royce and Hadrian are the greatest under dogs you can not help but route for them, laugh, cry and urge them through there adventures.

Read read read!!!!?

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  • The Rose and the Thorn

  • Riyria Chronicles, Volume 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

For more than a year, Royce Melborn has tried to forget Gwen DeLancy, the woman who saved him and his partner Hadrian Blackwater. Unable to stay away any longer, they return to Medford to a very different reception - she refuses to see them. Once more she is shielding them, this time from the powerful noble who abused her. But she doesn’t know the rules Royce would break to see her safe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reasonable follow up

  • By dennis on 08-12-16

A must read

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

Reviewed: 19-02-18

If you loved lies of Locke Lemora or the name of the wind, then you will love these books while you wait for their next instalments. The characters are well formed, the books are well paced and with excellent threads running through. 5 star books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Crown Tower

  • Riyria Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

Hadrian, a warrior with nothing to fight for, is paired with Royce, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm's most prized possessions. But it isn't gold or jewels that their employer is after; if he can keep them from killing each other, they might just get him his prize.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent Prequel or Sequel to the Riyria series

  • By R. J. Barnes on 11-12-13

An excellent introduction

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I started reading this book, not wanting to do a new hope, I started with the prequels. I loved the introduction of the two characters and how their unlikely relationship begins. A great read, has great pace and great character development. A gem in a field of sometimes dry and lengthy fantasy epics.

  • Altered Carbon

  • Altered Carbon, Book 1
  • By: Richard Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265

Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always interesting!

  • By Jez Cajiao on 19-10-13

Sci fi noir

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

Reviewed: 23-01-18

I’d seen the Netflix adverts for this and I thought I would give it a go. It’s well paced, narrator is solid and has that noir American accent that lends some atmosphere. The story was just not truly enthralling in some areas but I would recommend it.

  • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308

When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took a chance on a new author and....

  • By Graham on 27-11-17

A classic re-telling

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

Reviewed: 18-01-18

Like so many fantasy books we start with a boy of unknown origin and follow his exploits. The story is fun, but does lack the depth of some of its counterparts. However, if you have all the others this will provide a nice distraction. All in all a solid read, with some nice touches.

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,187

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun yarn with some unexpected twists.

  • By Bad Monkey on 26-04-17

Good story, from a different perspective

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I loved the premise of the book, however the narrator was not the best. The accents were bad particularly his Yorkshire. However, persevere it is a satisfying story.