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  • The Falcon of Sparta

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Michael Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 295

When Cyrus, brother to the Great King of Persia, attempts to overthrow his reckless sibling, he employs a Greek mercenary army of 10,000 soldiers. When this army becomes stranded as a result of the unexpected death of Cyrus and then witnesses the treacherous murder of its entire officer corps, despair overtakes them. One man, Xenophon, rallies the Greeks. As he attempts to lead them to freedom across 1,500 miles of hostile territory seething with adversaries, 10,000 men set off on the long way home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Conn's Falcon Has Him Flying High Again!

  • By Simon on 10-05-18

I am a Conn Iggulden fan. :'(

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

The characters are unlikable and change their world views a drop of a hat to serve the predictable story line. The main characters is just is the worst of them and the most unlikable! The narrator is bad as well which does play in it to the feel cheapnes.

  • Ascendant: Book 1

  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

The Wizard's Council of Tarador was supposed to tell young Koren Bladewell that he is a wizard. They were supposed to tell everyone that he is not a jinx, that all the bad things that happen around him are because he can't control the power inside him, power he doesn't know about. The people of his village, even his parents, are afraid of him, afraid he is cursed. That he is a dangerous, evil jinx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good

  • By Mike on 18-01-18

Forgettable and deeply boaring!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-18

It a cheap knock off over ever fantasy novel, (Lord of rings etc) but nothing happen. Book spends hour set in i tower with nothing happening. Slow. I t,he characters are cheap and have no depth. Ok if he about 7.

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,526

Big Brother is watching you.... 1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent narration.

  • By Chris on 20-12-16

This will effect the way you look at the world!

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

Reviewed: 23-06-18

From start to finish this books makes you question the human condition and will leave a dark shadow over you for many days. The last chapters was hard to listen too, and deeply disturbing. You will find your self applying notions like double-think to all the politicians and their mindless followers. Although thing are no way as bad as Orwell fictions is however, this book does in many ways speak of modern life now and the cycle of war & peace war and how even with a ministry of love and though police people will mindless follow our governments. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,199

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

  • By Simon on 08-02-18

Comfort food of Sci-fi!

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

Nothing deep here just businesses as usual and another fun adventure with skippy and co. Its a bit paint by numbers but dam it, I love it.

  • Odin's Wolves

  • Raven, Book 3
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Odin's Wolves by Giles Kristian, read by Philip Stevens. We lusted for an even greater prize: one that can never be lost or stolen or burnt.... Raven and his fellow Vikings have suffered. Good men have died. Hard-won treasure has been lost. But for these Norsemen, there is something more precious than gold or silver, and that is fame - for this is what a warrior leaves behind when he has breathed his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • epic

  • By john william wilson on 15-12-17

Better then book one and two.

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

Just have been able to get into these ones. Not as good as the first.

  • Raven: Blood Eye

  • Raven, Book 1
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Raven: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian, read by Philip Stevens. The first book in a thrilling Viking trilogy that launched the career of acclaimed historical novelist Giles Kristian - who's now confronting the tumult and devastation of the English Civil War in The Bleeding Land. For two years Osric has lived a simple life, though he is feared and shunned for his mysterious past and blood-red eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fantastic

  • By JET on 14-04-18

Is it me or is the name Raven goofy?

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

The first trilogy Giles Kristian done was amazing, character set up was great and characters had compelling motives and you hated the character you was meant to and love the Nordic anti-hero's. This book falls sort of the mark. This is why, it written from the perspective of a no-body who bumps in to Sigurd his original crew in England. The hole book is spent setting up this character who is boring and gets the nick name of Raven.... What happen to Sigurd's and crew after the last trilogy? You will not find out here and most the book is Raven going off on a solo mission then at the last minute when all seem lost Sigurd and crew come in to save him.... wish they left Raven to die. Story boiled down to Raven went here and found he could fight well, lost Sigurd and crew fight for a bit and being sad that he think Sigurd is dead then.... Sigurd comes to save the day. This happen 2 or 3 time. Villains motives were silly and boiled down to "I want to make loads of money and I will conspire to kill both my children to do it even tho there is no reason why I could do the same thing without kill them or getting Sigurd and Crew to do it for me...." I wil give the next book a try as the First book was soo good I hoping the story picks up. And if it wasn't for the First books I would have given this book a 3 star for story. It feels half baked.

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  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,213
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,815

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Big disappointment if you have read he's others

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

Its got one or two cameos from characters from the other book but they are very brief and not satisfying. You are left feeling disappointed when you hold it up to his book books. The main character is dull and dutiful. I am on the last hr of this book and waiting for something to happen. I'm going to give up.

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  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,624
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,511

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic start to what I hope is a great series

  • By GiffRock on 02-01-17

Hmm an odd one to star scored.

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

Reviewed: 24-06-17

What did you like most about Columbus Day?

Its was easy to listen to. A uncomplicated story or simply written on the face of it. But takes a number or twists, that belies it basic narrative style.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Columbus Day?

The twisting journey as a hole was the best thing in this story, It lacked any real memorable moment.

Any additional comments?

Its a odd one to give a star rating to. It is not up to quality or imagination of the "fear the sky" series or other fictions books (i really don't know why people are giving the story 5stars lol its OK guys and worth a credit for sure, but its not a 5star story guys). Also you don't feel any real fear for the characters and only one is fully fleshed out. I did enjoy it as it was a good story. Just wish I could give it a 3.5 on the story. Its was a good story but it just stop short of getting me invested into to it. Just missing something... Worth the credit but nothing to write home about :D

  • Tai-Pan

  • The Epic Novel of the Founding of Hong Kong: The Asian Saga, Book 2
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 32 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Struan, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power - and to make himself supreme ruler: Tai-Pan!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best audiobook ever....

  • By Thomas D. on 22-09-16

Why'd it have to end!

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

Reviewed: 24-04-17

His books alway leave you wanting to have at bit more, and saying as they run for about 50plus. Great story!

  • The Bleeding Land

  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Anthony May
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

England 1642: a nation divided. England is at war with itself. King Charles and Parliament each gather soldiers to their banners. Across the land men prepare to fight for their religious and political ideals. Civil war has begun; a family ripped asunder. The Rivers are landed gentry, and tradition dictates that their allegiance is to the King. Sir Francis' loyalty to the crown and his desire to protect his family will test them all. As the men march to war, so the women are left to defend their home against a ruthless enemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • English Civil War & family feuds

  • By r on 15-04-13

Giles Kristian just writes a good story.

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

Reviewed: 21-09-16

Any additional comments?

Great story, good character what more could you want. Unlike other historical writers how have been banging them out for years there is no whiff of formula writing going on between his books.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful