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  • We Should All Be Feminists

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 80

'I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently....' What does feminism mean today? In this personal, eloquently argued essay - adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers listeners a unique definition of feminism for the 21st century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thank you Chimamanda

  • By Morgan on 06-05-2018

This resonated with my lived experience as a woma.

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

Reviewed: 09-03-2018

I first heard this speech in her charismatic TED Talk. The talk and speech are the same word for word but this slower and more somber reading highlights different nuances in this message of equality and empowerment.
I'm so happy to have heard this talk.

  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

  • Wayfarers, Book 1
  • By: Becky Chambers
  • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 265

Firefly meets Mass Effect in this thrilling self-published debut! When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn

  • By simon on 16-12-2017

Personality for a 10 standard

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

Reviewed: 10-01-2018

I loved listening to a character driven story and the narrator did an excellent job embodying the differences in each of their personalities and eccentricitys.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

A dark enchantment blights the land. Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood, and none returns unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for 10 years, leaving all she values behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written folklore fantasy

  • By emmoff on 17-11-2016

A fairytale for adults

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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: 21-12-2017

As children we listened to short fairytales full of adventures and lessons. Uprooted is a fairytale for adults. It builds on a fantastical world with the forest as an ever encroaching foe. The main characters change and grow taking us alongside them.
Super good read. Great narrator.

  • Trouble on Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like book not price

  • By Kris on 09-09-2017

It's worth it.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-2017

At first I was unsure at buying a shorter story but Trouble on Paradise is a great little story with some great character development. This story is worth a read. As always the narrator is fantastic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as the first book

  • By Jamil Nawaz on 07-03-2018

Mostly good things

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

Reviewed: 04-07-2017

The story and narration are above reproach. I thoughly enjoyed both but there were several points were the audio was clitchy. It would repeat or jump sections, which at first was confusing and then frustrating.
Still would highly recommend the book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic!

  • By Jacob on 23-01-2017

Bang Bang Boom

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

Reviewed: 04-07-2017

I must admit that a first I found the narrator slightly annoying but now I can't imagine it being performed by anyone else. I loved the first book and have binge read the next books of the series. Loved it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ancillary Justice

  • The Imperial Radch series, Book 1
  • By: Ann Leckie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

The spectacular debut novel nominated for every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, a James Tiptree Jr. honour and a Kitschie. Currently shortlisted for the Hugo Awards. They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration superb

  • By Amy on 12-08-2016

2 Thumbs up.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2017

The story was deeply interesting the narrator did a spectacular job. Im looking forward to reading the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Assassin's Fate

  • Fitz and the Fool, Book 3
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Thorpe
  • Length: 45 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 332

Prince FitzChivalry Farseer's daughter, Bee, was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power. With Fitz in pursuit, the Servants fled through a Skill-pillar, leaving no trace. It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river. Clerres, where White Prophets were trained by the Servants to set the world on a better path, has been corrupted by greed. Fitz is determined to reach the city and take vengeance on the Four.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A deeply moving conclusion!

  • By Rosanna on 12-08-2017

Fantastic.

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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: 29-05-2017

The story was a wonderful and heart breaking continuation of the Farseer story.
Both narrators did such a good job. Highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Babylon's Ashes

  • Book Six of the Expanse
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will end in blood. The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the 1,000 new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good read

  • By Rick on 13-04-2017

Great read

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

Reviewed: 02-04-2017

The book was excellent and the narrator was wonderful at expressing the differences and depths of all the characters. A fantastic listen.

  • Fool's Quest

  • Fitz and the Fool, Book 2
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Lee Maxwell-Simpson, Avita Jay
  • Length: 33 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 246

Robin Hobb returns to her best-loved characters with the second volume in a brand-new series. Happy endings never last.... Years ago they freed a dragon from the glaciers on Aslevjal. Then they parted ways, the Fool returning to far-off Clerres while Fitz finally claimed a wife, a family, and a home of his own. Now, betrayed by his own people and broken by torment, the Fool has made his way back to the Six Duchies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Robin Hobb is my absolute favorite.

  • By Miss on 15-09-2016

Robin Hobb is stellar once again.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-2017

The story is a fantastic continuation of the story of FitzChivalry Farseer. I really enjoyed having a male and female narrator, both of who did a wonderful job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful