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  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain's adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twain at his best

  • By Fredbear on 29-01-19

Twain at his best

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

Reviewed: 29-01-19

The story may be nearly 200 years old, but it is as fresh and entertaining, humorous and challenging as it was when Twain penned it at the end of the 19th Century!

  • The Apothecary Rose

  • By: Candace Robb
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

It is the year of our Lord 1363. And in the cathedral city of York people are dying in mysterious circumstances. But there seems to be a common thread - the herbal remedies dispensed by Nicholas Wilton, Master Apothecary. The first victim is an anonymous pilgrim. But when a highborn nobleman dies after taking the same potion the authorities decide to act. Dispatched to York, in disguise, to unravel the mystery, Owen Archer, former Captain of Archers, apprentices himself to the Apothecary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The first of a great series

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-04-13

So good I stayed awake listening overnight!

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

As a fan on both Ellis Peters and CJ Sansom I was looking forward to this story and I was not disappointed. It was tightly written and very well narrated. For a change I did not find myself shouting at the speakers to correct mispronunciation of words or glaring mistakes in grammar! A thoroughly enjoyable listen, BUT, it stole my sleep!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Godsland Epic Fantasy Bundle

  • Godsland Series, Books 1 Through 9
  • By: Brian Rathbone
  • Narrated by: Chris Snelgrove
  • Length: 77 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

Catrin Volker dreams of a peaceful life training horses. It's not to be. Comets appear in the night skies, announcing the return of a goddess. While trying to save her friend from bullies, Catrin unknowingly triggers powerful, ancient magic and fulfills a prophecy that says she will destroy entire nations. Her quest for peace captures the imagination with fantastical landscapes, magic, and dragons.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Quite the let down

  • By Matthew on 03-11-16

WOW - Great value for only one credit!

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

Reviewed: 24-08-17

I hugely enjoyed listening to the adventures of Catrin and her family through all nine books of the Godsland series bundle. There was adventure, heartbreak, loyalty, betrayal, heroism, cowardice, honesty, deception and all the suspense one would expect in a good story. The background of epic fantasy and the emerging civilisation under Vestra's light was fascinating to observe, and just to put icing on the cake ... there were dragons!

  • Truthwitch

  • A Witchlands Novel
  • By: Susan Dennard
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a "witchery", a magical skill that sets them apart from others. In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble - as two desperate young women know all too well. Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It's a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially among the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Aman Custom on 12-04-16

Unuputdownable!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

This book was so good I was unable to stop listening and it therefore caused me a sleepless night as I just had to keep listening until I heard it all the way through in one sitting! It has a gripping storyline and the characters are well drawn, the narration is well done and on the whole I cannot find a single fault!
I am desperate to know what happens next in the lives of the characters as they have become 'real' to me and I feel as interested in them as I am in my neighbours. What a fantastic author!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Rare Book of Cunning Device

  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,191

Exclusive to Audio! Somewhere amongst the shadowy stacks and the many basements of the British library, something is very much amiss - and we're not talking late returns here. Is it a ghost, or something much worse? PC Peter Grant really isn't looking forward to finding out....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short vignette for the fans

  • By Beccameriel on 16-05-17

Fun Entertainment

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

Just what the doctor ordered for a rainy Sunday afternoon! A lighthearted piece of entertaining fun.

  • Warmage

  • Spellmonger, Book 2
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 27 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759

After facing a hopeless siege, an implacable foe and an impossible escape, you would think that Minalan the Spellmonger would be able to rest - but the armies of the undead goblin shaman Shereul (known as the Dead God to his human victims) are rolling over the western reaches of the rustic Duchy of Alshar and is headed toward the heart of the Duchy of Castal. Thousands are fleeing for their lives as hordes of goblins pour out of Boval Vale and devastate the rugged fiefs of the Alshari Wilderlands.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not enthused with this one

  • By shadowspirit on 09-11-17

Fantastic sequel

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

Reviewed: 31-05-17

The fantasy continues in this second volume. It is a well thought out plot development and the characters continue to deepen and grow as the 'plot thickens'!
The narration is great, the different accents are easy to understand and the characters are easily identifiable.
I am hugely looking forward to the third book being available in audio format as I am unable to access it any other way!!!!

  • Job

  • A Comedy of Justice
  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

After firewalking in Polynesia, fundamentalist minister Alexander Hergensheimer never saw the world the same. Now called Alec Graham, he was in the middle of an affair with his stewardess, Margrethe, and natural disasters kept following them. First, there was an impossible iceberg that wrecked the ship in the tropics; then, after being rescued by a Royal Mexican plane, they were hit by a double earthquake. To Alex, the signs were clear that Armageddon and the Day of Judgment were near.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm going back on what I said

  • By Miss on 17-11-13

Comedy of Justice, as it says on the cover!

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

Reviewed: 23-05-17

Heinlein shows his depth of knowledge of the Christian religion and many others in this book as he explores manners and customs concerning justice and the treatment of the central character, a 'modern' (1980s) Job.
As usual the characters are well drawn and the understanding shown of the human condition is noticeable.
The narrator speaks clearly and rarely mispronounces words even to an English ear!

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  • Murder of Crows

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful yet horrific fairytale.

  • By nicole on 07-03-14

Good Sequel

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

Reviewed: 16-05-17

History is written by the winners. As usual with these books the story is gripping and exciting and very good escapism while teaching a good lesson. I enjoyed it very much.

  • Written in Red

  • A Novel of the Others
  • By: Anne Bishop
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Harris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut - a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard - a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As `credit-worthy' as Audible suggested.

  • By nicole on 16-08-13

An Good Escape from real life

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

Reviewed: 15-05-17

I thoroughly enjoyed being transported to another world, with remarkable similarities to this one, and being told a morality tale concerning racism whilst being entertained by a good yarn.

  • Love's Labor's Won

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 6
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

The Magical Families of Ashworth and Ashfall have been feuding for countless years, ever since something happened to split one family into two. Now, they have been invited to Cockatrice Faire - when no other magician would dare invite them both. And when it becomes clear that the Ashworth Heir and the Ashfall Heir have fallen in love with one another, Emily finds herself caught in the middle between two powerful families, each one capable of destroying her once and for all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fine not the best one

  • By Jay on 16-12-18

Another winner in a great series.

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

Reviewed: 13-05-17

An excellent continuation of an interesting series. It has far more depth than I expected of a 'magic school' story and the truth of the emotional angst suffered not only by teenagers is touching. I admit to already anticipating the next book.