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  • The Summer of Impossible Things

  • By: Rowan Coleman
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

Thirty years ago something terrible happened to Luna's mother. Something she's prepared to reveal only after her death. In settling her mother's affairs, Luna finds more questions than answers until something impossible and magical happens.... Luna meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. If she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in order to save her mother's life, will she have to sacrifice her own?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So lovely

  • By Emma on 02-09-17

Brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-18

I loved this book so much! Everything about it. Narrated so well. Kept me hooked from the start, very moving and real. Give it a listen you won’t regret it!

  • A Map of Days

  • Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 4
  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma and their peculiar friends are with him and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery - a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob's grandfather, Abe. Clues to Abe's double life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a cliffhanger

  • By Kindle Customer on 21-01-19

Didn’t want to end!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-18

Waited for ages for this book and it was well worth the wait! It was over too soon. Narration is great (wasn’t sure when I heard the first book but couldn’t imagine listening to it with any other voice now) Feeling book grief now..... :-( can’t wait until the next one!

  • The Hoarder

  • By: Jess Kidd
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

Maud Drennan - underpaid carer and unintentional psychic - is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. Yet despite her best efforts, Maud is drawn into the mysteries concealed in his filthy, once-grand home. She realises that Cathal, and the junk-filled rooms, are opening up to her. With only her landlady and a troop of sarcastic ghostly saints to help, Maud must uncover what lies beneath Cathal's decades-old hostility and the strange activities of the house itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, magical, gripping. Brilliant.

  • By J. O'connor on 23-03-18

Loved this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-18

This book has everything, it’s funny, it’s sad, it’s life, I didn’t want it to end. The narration is perfect and made the characters come to life in my imagination.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good, with the usual time-travel problems.

  • By Stuart on 08-11-17

Loved this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-18

I didn’t want it to end, I really hope there’s another. Characters are likeable and witty, loved the time travel concepts. Would definitely recommend this book it has a bit of everything.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The King of Bones and Ashes

  • By: J. D. Horn
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Magic is seeping out of the world, leaving the witches who've relied on it for countless centuries increasingly hopeless. While some see an inevitable end of their era, others are courting madness - willing to sacrifice former allies, friends, and family to retain the power they covet. While the other witches watch their reality unravel, young Alice Marin is using magic's waning days to delve into the mystery of numerous disappearances in the occult circles of New Orleans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By R Wright on 03-02-18

Loved this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I really enjoyed this book and the narration was spot on, well written, a little confusing in parts but that’s just a good excuse to listen again. I can’t wait for the next one

  • All Good Things

  • Split Worlds Series, Book 5
  • By: Emma Newman
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

As the Iris family consolidates their hold on Nether society, Will finds himself more powerful and yet more vulnerable than ever. His strongest supporters are gone, and his wife has left him, a fact that will destroy him if it comes out. To keep his position - and to stay alive - he needs to get her back, whatever the cost. Cathy has finally escaped the Nether but finds her reliance on Sam's protection chafing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the whole series

  • By R Wright on 16-11-17

Love the whole series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-11-17

The split worlds series is clever, imaginative, witty and funny. I love the way it makes you question wether at times you actually like or dislike the main the characters. The author reading her own book is perfect. Highly recommend all the Emma Newman books.

  • 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 6,460
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,040

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

Brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-17

Absolutely loved this book, well worth the wait, hope there more! So atmospheric
The narration was amazing, totally made it extra special, Phillip Pullman and Michael Sheen = perfect combination
Can’t praise the book or the narration enough.

  • Strange Magic

  • By: Syd Moore
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 554

Rosie Strange doesn't believe in ghosts or witches or magic. It's no surprise therefore that when she inherits the ramshackle Essex Witch Museum, her first thought is to take the money and run. Still, the museum exerts a curious pull over Rosie. There's the eccentric academic who bustles in to demand she help in a hunt for the bones of the notorious Ursula Cadence, a witch long since put to death. And there's curator Sam Stone, a man about whom Rosie can't decide if he's tiresomely annoying or extremely captivating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strange Magic

  • By David on 19-09-17

Narrator was awful!

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-17

I really had trouble listening to this the narrator made the main character sound like a little old woman.
The main character was really unlikeable, I actually didn’t care at all what happened to her. I persevered until ‘nearly’ the end of the book but never listened to the end as I really ceased to care what happened ....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Alchemyst

  • The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 1
  • By: Michael Scott
  • Narrated by: Denis O'Hare
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 176

Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest alchemist of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives, but only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By susie w on 05-07-07

Loved it!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-15

Great Characters, myth and legend. Narrated really well, loved listening to the is audible book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful