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Karl

LEICESTER, United Kingdom
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sooo many holes

  • By Karl on 05-02-19

Sooo many holes

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

I like the Cussler books and whereas the overt sexism has improved over time (there was the annoying book where all the women “gushed” a sentence) there were just too many holes in this one and the plot moves out of the realms of writers’ imagination and into bs - especially the bomb timelines. The authors also have the annoying habit of forgetting plot lines of other books - mentioning Troy being in the Aegean Sea whilst forgetting Trojan Odyssey was just annoying.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finally they get the narrator right

  • By Karl on 20-06-18

Finally they get the narrator right

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

The narrators for the first books in this series just didn’t seem right, too young? This one is much better.

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Chick-lit, the Witch and the World's End.

  • By Simon on 30-09-18

Not up to NR’s usual standard

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-18

Very disappointing storyline & character development. Have enjoyed NR’s books in the past and especially the Circle Trilogy & was hoping this would be an apocalypse/fantasy mashup but this book had no life, no depth to the characters or storyline. Will be returning it as would never listen again.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Midshipman Bolitho

  • By: Alexander Kent
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

October 1772, Portsmouth. Sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho waits to join the Gorgon, ordered to sail to the west coast of Africa and to destroy those who challenge the King's Navy. For Bolitho, and for many of the crew, it is a severe and testing initiation into the game of seamanship.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • this is a poor recording

  • By Richard J Munson on 04-04-18

missing band of brothers

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-12-16

I enjoyed the first two books but with dismay found that book 3 of the omnibus is missing.

have returned this now because this was an incomplete recording

Audible ensure you provide the complete offering correctly next time

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • A Dance with Dragons (Part Two)

  • Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958

The fifth volume in the greatest epic work of the modern age, this recording is unabridged and split into two parts. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies. Now that her whereabouts are known, many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • song of fire & ice

  • By Gary on 23-12-12

Bad character voice continuity

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

Reviewed: 10-02-14

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I've been listening to the books all in one go and the character voice changes from book to book have really started to get on my nerves and spoilt the experience. Little Finger and Daenerys have wound me up the most but even a flash back voice of Eddard Stark in book 5 was enough to start my teeth grinding.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful