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  • Pawn of Prophecy

  • The Belgariad, Book 1
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil god Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgrath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe. That was only a story, and Garion did not believe in magic dooms, even though the man without a shadow had haunted him for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome book

  • By Byron on 01-02-2015

Classic fantasy tale

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

Reviewed: 15-05-2019

Ive always loved the Belgariad books and struggle to put them down; audio book was a good excuse so I dont have to! Easy story with some solid character dialogue, following some pretty standard tropes.

Only criticism was the use of accents in the performance. Some of the characters slip to those used by others, and regionality seems arbitrary which is unfortunate considering much of the character development relies on origin for stereotyping. A few names have confusing flourishes (e.g. r rolls) unnecessary for the otherwise excellent acting - this might also be my internal reading pronounciation. It distracts from the story in some spots. Criticism aside; its not as bad as some American voice acting and doesn't ruin the story.

TLDR: Good audio book if you like fantasy fiction and plenty of follow up stories to continue on.

  • A Brief History of Time

  • From Big Bang to Black Holes
  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to listen, but overall great book!

  • By Anonymous User on 27-11-2017

Accessable understanding

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

Reviewed: 16-04-2019

I finally get string theory concept! The dimensionality never quite made sense till Hawkings simple literal explaination. Some how tying in fundamental particles are much easier to get now too. It explains using a few simalies, but its not over the top.

As with any science book, if you have a base understanding, you will get more out of this book. I think it might be worth while reading Chapter 11 & 12 before circling back to fundamental particles (quarks etc). I'll be going back to get some more info now!

Great performance, close to Hawkings own speech patterns in my head.

  • Trading for a Living

  • Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management
  • By: Alexander Elder
  • Narrated by: Richard Davison
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

A hundred-thousand investors have turned to this best-selling guide for mastering successful trading by Dr. Alexander Elder, a professional trader, a world-classs expert in technical analysis, and a practicing psychiatrist. He believes that successful trading is based on three M's: Mind, Method, and Money. Trading for a Living helps discipline your Mind, shows you the Methods for trading the markets, and show you have to manage Money in your trading accounts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a really good book. i learnt even more after my IP

  • By Jayme on 20-03-2016

Reasonable rule reinforcement

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

Reviewed: 05-08-2016

I finished this book feeling a little disappointed. Was I looking for the shortcut to improving my trading? Probably. A point made by the book. It reinforced a number of practical points and good sense rules that you can find elsewhere... Don't expect silver bullets but some practical psychological advice; open mind and reflection required!

Good Omens
    The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
    
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    Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    300 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Good Omens

  • The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch - the world's only totally reliable guide to the future - the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea...The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the apocalypse are revving up, and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not particularly looking forward to the coming rapture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By R. Gray on 11-09-2017

passable but not to pratchet standing

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

Reviewed: 10-07-2016

i enjoyed this slightly but didnt really get into it. the whimsy is lacking somewhat compared to some of pratchetts other books that make you want to continue reading.