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  • Crossroads of Canopy

  • Titan's Forest Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Thoraiya Dyer
  • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

The highly-anticipated fantasy debut from Aurealis and Ditmar Award-winning author Thoraiya Dyer, set in a giant mythical rainforest controlled by living gods. At the highest level of a giant forest, 13 kingdoms fit seamlessly together to form the great city of Canopy. Thirteen goddesses and gods rule this realm and are continuously reincarnated into human bodies. Canopy's position in the sun, however, is not without its dark side. The nation's opulence comes from the labor of slaves.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good narration, slow story <br />

  • By Julia on 10-02-2017

good narration, slow story <br />

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2017

I struggled to finish this as I found it dragged. key words: descriptive, ponderous, coming of age.

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  • David Mitchell: Back Story

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: David Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable

  • By Tristan Butler on 20-06-2018

Nice narrative

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

Reviewed: 20-12-2016

A pleasant romp through the mind of one of Britain's funny men. Worth picking up.

  • Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,637
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,523

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Blue History of Australia - Addicted

  • By Nelson C on 25-05-2015

Funny but not for me.

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

Reviewed: 17-11-2016

Good history should be treated better, it's like a Facebook feed some bits are quite witty, not enough info for me.

  • The Invention of Nature

  • The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
  • By: Andrea Wulf
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast; there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy's Own story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Inge Buchanan on 24-01-2017

worth sticking with so many revelations

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

Reviewed: 11-11-2016

struggled to finish quickly despite being well written. Definitely worth sticking with even if you have to chip away at it. Would have been nice with a different narrator, but was sufficient.

  • The Fictional Woman

  • By: Tara Moss
  • Narrated by: Tara Moss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Tara Moss has worn many labels in her time, including author, model, gold-digger, commentator, inspiration, dumb blonde, feminist, and mother, among many others.

Now, in her first work of nonfiction, she blends memoir and social analysis to examine the common fictions about women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking

  • By Katie on 07-01-2016

spread the word

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

Reviewed: 04-09-2016

Great listen. She uses her own life to illustrate the reality of women. Inspiring, stirring.

  • The Science of Discworld

  • Revised Edition
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs, Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

In the 'fantasy' universe of the phenomenally bestselling Discworld series, everything runs on magic and common sense. The world is flat and million-to-one chances happen nine times out of ten. Our world seems different - it runs on rules, often rather strange ones. Science is our way of finding out what those rules are. The appeal of Discworld is that it mostly makes sense, in a way that particle physics does not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not your average disk world book but a must 4 fans

  • By Simon on 07-12-2016

A fun romp through scientific concepts.

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

Reviewed: 14-08-2016

This book was very enjoyable. It takes difficult concepts and discusses them in a simple way.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,614
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,360
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,348

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revisiting an old friend

  • By MARIA COUTAS on 13-10-2016

excellent story lovely narration

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

Reviewed: 29-11-2015

lovely narration of a childhood classic. so nice to revisit it through audio book. Stephen Fry is an excellent expressive narrator.

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