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Peter Hawkins

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  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Eager Start

  • By Damien on 28-04-2016

really enjoyable as a detective and fantasy novel.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-2019

A cracking good read I was unable to put down. Spans 2 favorite genres and the synergy is far more than the sum of the parts.

  • The Malice

  • By: Peter Newman
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Following Peter Newman's brilliant debut, The Vagrant. This is the much-anticipated sequel, The Malice. In the south, the Breach stirs. Gamma's sword, the Malice, wakes, calling to be taken to battle once more. But the Vagrant has found a home now, made a life, and so he turns his back, ignoring its call. The sword cries out, frustrated, until another answers. Her name is Vesper.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Meandering writing

  • By Roshan on 21-07-2017

Brilliant narration. Best I have heard for ages.

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

Reviewed: 01-02-2019

not quite the genius of the first book but still worthwhile. characters a bit directionless at times and none as well liked as Goat.

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,972
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,786
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,778

Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING NOVEL AND NARRATION!

  • By Serena on 05-10-2015

excellent read.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-2019

a cracking good sequel to the first book. however, Devestated no 3rd book in sight. best to wait.

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful Performance By Richard Armitage

  • By Kim Davenport on 20-06-2018

reallly good tale.

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

Very Good story, the main characters are a little cliche but have the warm familiarity of a British Police drama. cant wait for the next book.

  • The Desert Spear

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 287

Continuing the impressive debut fantasy series from author Peter V. Brett, The Desert Spear is book two of the Demon Cycle, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. The Deliverer has returned, but who is he? Arlen Bales, formerly of the small hamlet of Tibbet's Brook, learnt harsh lessons about life as he grew up in a world where hungry demons stalk the night and humanity is trapped by its own fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By IosullytonyI on 26-08-2016

an excelent read .

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

Reviewed: 17-08-2018

not as good as the first book which deserved 6 stars! I can't wait to read the next volume.

  • The Painted Man

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

The stunning debut fantasy novel from author Peter V. Brett. The Painted Man, book one of the Demon Cycle, is a captivating and thrilling fantasy adventure, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. Voted one of the top ten fantasy novels of 2008 by amazon.co.uk. Sometimes there is very good reason to be afraid of the dark…Eleven-year-old Arlen lives with his parents on their small farmstead, half a day's ride from the isolated hamlet of Tibbet's Brook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive and Unique

  • By Mark Graham on 28-12-2016

Brilliantly inventive and compelling story.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-2018

I wish I could have given this a 6 star rating. binge listened and finished in 2 days. as soon as I finish this review I will download book 2.

  • Lady of the Lake

  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski, David French - translator
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

After walking through the portal in the Tower of Swallows while narrowly escaping death, Ciri finds herself in a completely different world...an Elven world. She is trapped, with no way out. Time does not seem to exist, and there are no obvious borders or portals to cross back into her home world. But this is Ciri, the child of prophecy, and she will not be defeated. She knows she must escape to finally rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his companions - and to try to conquer her worst nightmare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • <br />WTF happened here

  • By Ethan on 09-02-2019

excellent read

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

Reviewed: 08-07-2018

it takes a bit of concentration to follow how all the diverse threads of the story come together but it does work. narration is excellent and easy to listen to.

  • Tower of Dawn

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 326

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the king of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica - the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe my favourite book of the series

  • By manga_me_over on 19-03-2018

awesome.

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

Reviewed: 19-06-2018

one of the best in the series. impossible to put down in a vain attempt to string it out until the next book is published :( now have to find something to fill the void.

  • Empire of Storms

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 428

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I cried when I realised...

  • By Caleb Rostedt on 18-10-2016

really excellent story and hard to put down.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-2018

I really enjoyed the continuing saga and how it cleverly comes together in a way that seemingly random and uneventful past events tie the plot together. It would have been 5 stars but the romantic interludes I found turgid, mills and boon ripped bodice swooning crap and really, really annoying. A very personal view but a real for God's sake get on with it. And I do like a good romantic novel!

  • Baptism of Fire

  • The Witcher, Book 3
  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 267

The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries. While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • starts slow then picks up to the end

  • By joshua on 01-02-2019

good read.

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

Reviewed: 25-03-2018

Bit confusing at times with 3 or 4 storylines but a cracking good read. Once you get into it, hard to put down.