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Stephanie Paul

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  • The Anatomy of Ghosts

  • By: Andrew Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge. The ghost of Sylvia Whichcote is rumoured to be haunting Jerusalem, since disturbed fellow-commoner, Frank Oldershaw, claims to have seen the dead woman prowling the grounds. Desperate to salvage her son’s reputation, Lady Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth, author of The Anatomy of Ghosts a stinging account of why ghosts are mere delusion to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, brilliantly read.

  • By V. Hannides on 25-09-10

Where the hell are the damned Ghosts?

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

Are you kidding me? I kept waiting and waiting for at least a spook, phantom, ghoul or wil-o-the-whisp but for the love of Judus there is nothing!! I feel betrayed, let down and annoyed. Give me the Ghosts Andrew like you promised in the title!!!!
Apart from that the book it well written and I love John Telfer's voice

  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 7
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By S. Lacey on 17-04-16

fast becoming a favourite

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

Reviewed: 31-05-18

As a Nice Girls fan I have collected all the HMH series but this is probably my favourite one. Noella is funny, quippy and it's all delightfully quirky with some laugh out loud moments. Also Amanda Ronconni is amazing as always.

  • Lady Midnight: A Shadowhunter Novel

  • The Dark Artifices, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Morena Baccarin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 735

It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • i just cant get into it with the narrator

  • By Miss Emma Graham on 25-04-17

Pretty average book. Nothing more.

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

Reviewed: 13-08-17

I listened to this over what seems like weeks. The problem is that the narration is so boring, and the voices are not different enough so I wasn't always sure who is talking.

  • The Single Undead Moms Club

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Widow Libby Stratton arranged to be turned into a vampire after she was diagnosed with late-stage cancer. It wasn't the best idea she'd ever had, but she was desperate - she's not about to leave her seven-year-old son to be raised by her rigid, overbearing in-laws.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still funny even if a slightly 'loose' story.

  • By Beccy on 06-12-15

Just so easy

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

Reviewed: 14-07-17

I totally love these books. They are witty and Amanda ronconi is amazing. However having listened to all the others multiple times I have noticed a lot of repetition of parses and scenes, so I am taking a star off for that. All round fun. Plus love the British accent!!!

  • North and South

  • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Narrated by: Clare Wille
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

When Margaret Hale moves with her father from the comfort of the south of England to the industrial north, she is at first repulsed by what she sees; and then when she discovers the conditions under which the workers are forced to live, she is outraged. But this throws her into direct conflict with the powerful young mill-owner, John Thornton. Using personal passions to explore deep social divisions, North and South is a great romance and one of Elizabeth Gaskell's finest works.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Change from country life to hard, industrial life

  • By Jennifer Humphreys-Jones on 15-02-18

Such a wonderful book, brought to life

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

Reviewed: 27-04-17

I have loved his book for many years. Willie'# narration is fantastic. Love, love, love

  • Hexed

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn't care much for witches. Still, he's about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty - when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they're badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A light-hearted and enjoyable listen

  • By Christopher on 25-03-15

Such great books!

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

Reviewed: 22-03-17

I love this whole series. Chris Ragland is an epic narractor ans sometimes I have to stop listening because I am laughing too much.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,963
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,977

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly brilliant fantasy novel

  • By Qasim on 16-09-11

Good book, annoying performance

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

Reviewed: 17-03-17

This book has been a real struggle for me. I thought I should try to get into this massive series to see what the buzz was about, and the book is interesting but, jeez, the narration is awful. There is not enough variation in the voices so it is pretty difficult to see understand who is talking most of the time. I am a couple of hours in but I don't think I will finish.

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  • The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she'll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why is he a rebound vampire?

  • By Tess on 07-06-15

Just cannot get enough of Molly Harper!

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

Reviewed: 14-03-17

I love, love, love, love everything about these books. They are fun, easy listens and they help relax and calm me into sleep or leave me rolling in the aisles on the bus. Amanda Ronconi is just fab. Keep'em coming

  • Star Wars

  • By: George Lucas, Brian Daley (adaptation)
  • Narrated by: Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script to the special demands and unique possibilities of radio, creating a more richly textured tale with greater emphasis on character development.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Film - Extended

  • By Chris on 06-05-10

Love this! but the editing needs to be better!

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

Reviewed: 15-01-17

So I am a massive Starwars geek and loved this production BUT the episode really needed to be edited into one production! the recaps and the music do become a bit of a pain after a while! Still Mark Hamill forever!

  • The Heroes' Welcome

  • By: Louisa Young
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

It's 1919, and Britain is realising that it is no longer at war. Now, Nadine and Riley, Rose, and Peter and Julia must try to regain a sense of normality. But long shadows cast by the war dim the potential joys of peacetime, and matters of the heart prove arduous and bewildering. Normality doesn't seem to exist the way it did, and there is no going back to anything. What must give, for happiness to stand a chance?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome return of these characters

  • By Claire on 24-05-17

A book that you don't really put down.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

This is one that stays with you long after you have finished. Dan Stevens' flawless narration is haunting and timeless,