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Cambridgeshire
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  • The Hangman's Daughter

  • By: Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. When more children disappear and an orphan is found dead with the same mark, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Spoilt by the narrator

  • By JMW on 07-07-15

Spoilt by the narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

This is a good story though a little slow to start. A promising start to the series. I may read the rest of the series rather than have them on audible because the narration is simply appalling. Like listening to a robot with an annoying american drawl

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • On Stranger Tides

  • By: Tim Powers
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

On Stranger Tides follows the exploits of John Chandagnac, who travels to the new world after the death of his puppeteer father to confront his uncle, who has apparently made off with the family fortune. During the voyage, he befriends Beth Hurwood and her father, Benjamin Hurwood, an Oxford professor. Before they arrive at their destination, their ship is waylaid by Blackbeard and his band of pirates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pirates! Magic! Revenge! All the good stuff

  • By Beccameriel on 20-03-14

Truly awful narration of a mediocre story

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

Reviewed: 30-09-14

The main thing that spoilt the book was the narration with accents / voices inconsistent.
When the narrator was narrating the part of blackbeard the low volume mumbling could only be heard by increasing the volume substantially which was booming and unecessary for the next character.
The story was over long with scenes particularly fighting scenes just seeming to be repeated.
Disappointed as I was looking forward to this and unfortunately just didn't suit me.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last Argument of Kings

  • The First Law: Book Three
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,801
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,403

The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I miss it already.

  • By John on 18-09-11

A treat of a finale

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

Reviewed: 01-07-14

If you could sum up Last Argument of Kings in three words, what would they be?

Brilliant gritty adventure

What was one of the most memorable moments of Last Argument of Kings?

Superior Gloktas part of the story, I loved the character of Glokta

Have you listened to any of Steven Pacey’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the third book as I have listened to the first two in the series also read by Steven Pacey.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The part of the story involving Colonel West towards the end of the book.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this, please listen to books one and two first