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Phillip Piper

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  • Red Sister

  • Book of the Ancestor, Book 1
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices' skills to deadly effect: it takes 10 years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don't truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder - guilty of worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant... Again

  • By Tegan on 06-05-2017

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 27-05-2018

This was a fantastic story. The narrator was excellent, giving clear expression to so many character voices.

  • Ship of Magic

  • The Liveship Traders, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 35 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Wizardwood, a sentient wood. The most precious commodity in the world. Like many legendary wares, it comes only from the Rain River Wilds. But how can one trade with the Rain Wilders, when only a liveship, fashioned from wizardwood, can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain River? Rare and valuable, a liveship will quicken only when three members, from successive generations, have died on board. The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening, as Althea Vestrit’s father is carried on deck in his death-throes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • can't listen to the book, bad reader!

  • By Amber Smeenk on 18-08-2017

Sad and slow

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

Reviewed: 24-05-2018

I struggled through 25 hours before I gave up. Too slow, too sad. When I gave up, I still cared nothing for any of the major characters.

  • Worth Dying For

  • Jack Reacher 15
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

There’s deadly trouble in the wilds of Nebraska… and Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing eight-year-old girl, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Reacher

  • By Steven on 21-07-2015

It's like MacDonalds...

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-2017

You forget just how bad it really is, so you try it again. And then you remember!

I began to laugh out loud whenever the phrase "He/she/they said nothing." occurred. There is obviously a lot of nothing happening in this book.