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Phil Davison

Melbourne
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  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely stunning!

  • By Dean on 08-09-2016

Way too much swooning!

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

Reviewed: 21-03-2017

This series definitely has potential but I nearly gave up on their journey to kaibane. So much swooning from the female characters and time spent describing the hero's perfectly chiseled body (e.g. "like a god carved in alabaster") just distracts from the actual story. Won't be continuing with the series as a result which is unfortunate as it's a good story.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Beat Isis

  • Farida's Story
  • By: Farida Khalaf
  • Narrated by: Lara Sawalha
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 62

In August 2014, Farida Abbas was just a normal Yazidi girl living in a village high in the mountains of Northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly taken by ISIS fighters, and her whole world changed. The jihadists murdered the men and the boys of her village, including her father and brothers, before taking Farida prisoner along with the rest of the women. This is the story of what happened to Farida after she was captured: the beatings, the rapes, the markets where ISIS sold their female prisoners like cattle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly, a must listen

  • By Phil Davison on 22-08-2016

Truly, a must listen

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

Reviewed: 22-08-2016

Heartbreaking and heartwarming, this is a story which needs to be heard, particularly in the current world climate. Thank you Farida for sharing your story

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Hunter

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great detail, great story: couldn't stop listening

  • By Michael Cox on 19-08-2014

Over dramatic

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

Reviewed: 09-08-2016

Over dramatic language used detracts fron the storyline and the narrator fades in and out of various accents seemingly at random

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mr Mercedes

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629

Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer. A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Mercedes My Kind of Story

  • By Cheryl on 21-06-2015

Excellent listen!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-2016

I loved this audiobook! The performance from
The narrator was excellent and brought all of the characters to life beautifully. Great story with tension building up to an epic conclusion