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  • The Daylight War

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 3
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176

Continuing the impressive debut fantasy series from author Peter V. Brett, The Daylight War is book three of the Demon Cycle, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. On the night of a new moon all shadows deepen. Humanity has thirty days to prepare for the next demon attack, but one month is scarcely enough time to train a village to defend themselves, let alone an entire continent caught in the throes of civil war.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Found the series runs out of steam.

  • By Howard on 12-07-16

Found the series runs out of steam.

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Struggled to finish despite enjoying other books in series. Just found that this book seemed to run out of steam and my interest in the characters driftd off. Found that covering the full history of another character was tiresome.

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  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,368

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • waste of time

  • By Nicole on 02-10-16

Meh...

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

Reviewed: 17-03-15

Story was OK. Thought the main character was well portrayed.... Overall bit bleak for the daily commute!!!

  • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,407

The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Father takes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy sequeal

  • By Kirstine on 25-03-12

Best of the first 3!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

Enjoyed the story. Good light weight, Easy read with minimal effort. The first and third book aren't as entertaining. Found that the formulaic story lines got tiring after this book (just as a warning)

  • Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253

1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!!

  • By josephine on 18-06-13

Entertaining at times

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

I really enjoyed the 2nd book in this series but found this one tiresome by the end.. . The same old baddy and goody, black and white themes across all the books. Fisher=muttly and whoever the latest main baddy is = dick dastardly. That's pretty standard archer though really so can't complain too much. Story is generally decent light weight entertainment.

  • Thinblade

  • Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 1
  • By: David A. Wells
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

When second son Alexander Valentine loses his brother to an assassin's arrow, he discovers that his family protects an ancient secret and reluctantly finds himself at the center of the final battle of a war that was supposed to have ended two thousand years ago. Pursued by the dark minions of an ancient enemy, Alexander flees to the mountain city of Glen Morillian where he discovers that he is the heir to the throne of Ruatha, one of the Seven Isles, but before he can claim the throne he must recover the ancient Thinblade.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor story

  • By miss on 06-12-14

Nothing particularly fresh or original

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

Reviewed: 25-11-14

Would you try another book written by David A. Wells or narrated by Derek Perkins?

No probably not. Narrator is good.

What could David A. Wells have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The story is fairly simple and uninspired. Even the big action sections had me far from on the edge of my seat. I found Alexander too nice and angelic. Characters were either all good or all bad...not particularly convincing. The main story just seemed very unoriginal, taking bits and pieces from other books and rejigging them a bit.

What didn’t you like about Derek Perkins’s performance?

I thought the performance was good. Not much to dislike.

What character would you cut from Thinblade?

Didn't gain any great affinity to any of the characters to be honest. Take your pick.

Any additional comments?

If I were you I wouldn't bother with this book. It is a pretty unconvincing, uncompelling and flat story. Many better alternatives out there. Personal favourite fantasy book series would be Patrick Rothfuss and the Kingkiller Chronicle for a hero based story or the Game of Thrones books for a much more convincing and interesting set of characters and relationships.

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