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  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race is trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible - assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing complex, just good story telling.

  • By Justin on 19-11-2018

Brilliant

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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: 25-11-2018

Narrated Sophie Alfred was AMAZINGLY GOOD... great accents, voice performance and voice of main character Spencer. Thoroughly enjoyed story line and hope there will be sequel.

  • Lord of Shadows

  • The Dark Artifices, Book 2 (A Shadowhunter Novel)
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she'd be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ****Heart Breaking****

  • By IMEE B on 29-09-2017

BRILLIANT

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-07-2017

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  • Daughter of the Forest

  • Sevenwaters, Book 1
  • By: Juliet Marillier
  • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63

Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives and they are determined that she know only contentment. But Sorcha's joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift - by staying silent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Serena on 13-08-2016

Wow

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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: 13-08-2016

Beautifully written... Well told ... Sad in some parts but the rest make up for it .... Had me on the edge of my seat ...

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  • The Broken Eye

  • Lightbringer, Book Three
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 293

As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism - he can't use magic at all. Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Each book gets better then the last!

  • By Nathaniel on 05-08-2017

Brilliant

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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: 01-08-2016

Absolutely BRILLIANT ... Favourite book out of the series... It was action packed, smart and Simon Vance is BRILLIANT! Did I mention the novel was BRILLIANT!

  • A Court of Mist and Fury

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 397
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    5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 370

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms - and she might be key to stopping it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read!!!!

  • By Megs on 20-05-2016

Amazing!!

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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: 08-05-2016

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING .... Could not get enough of this book! Sarah J. Maas is such a great author and what a great performance!

  • A Different Blue

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another wonderful story from Amy

  • By Morticia on 02-06-2017

Great book

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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: 24-12-2015

Fantastic narration, just cannot get enough of this author.... Great character development and story telling!

  • Roomies

  • By: Lindy Zart
  • Narrated by: Tara Sands
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Graham Malone is my roommate, my personal eye candy, the reason I get up in the morning smiling. (That could be from the illicit dreams I have about him, too, I suppose. Let's move on.) He's also beautiful to look at, but his heart is where his true beauty lies. Take away the exterior, and the interior still shines. I love him. I mean, I'm pretty sure I do, having never been in love before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly great novel

  • By Serena on 09-12-2015

Surprisingly great novel

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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: 09-12-2015

Started off a little slow however turned into a great funny novel with depth. Couldn't stop listening, I was hooked. The characters personalities worked and made the storyline that more entertaining.

  • My Life with the Walter Boys

  • By: Ali Novak
  • Narrated by: Renée Chambliss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Jackie does not like surprises. Chaos is the enemy! The best way to get her successful, busy parents to notice her is to be perfect. The perfect look, the perfect grades - the perfect daughter. And then… Surprise #1: Jackie's family dies in a freak car accident. Surprise #2: Jackie has to move cross-country to live with the Walters - her new guardians. Surprise #3: The Walters have 12 sons.Now Jackie must trade in her Type A personality and New York City apartment for a Colorado ranch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Serena on 12-11-2015

Great read

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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: 12-11-2015

Couldn't stop listening ... Enjoyed the family dynamics of the Walter family... Enjoyed the character development and narration

  • Running Barefoot

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

When Josie Jensen, an awkward 13-year-old musical prodigy, crashes headlong into newcomer Samuel Yazzie, an 18-year-old Navajo boy full of anger and confusion, an unlikely friendship blooms. Josie teaches Samuel about words, music, and friendship, and along the way finds a kindred spirit. Upon graduation, Samuel abandons the sleepy, small town in search of a future and a life, leaving his young mentor behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great read

  • By Serena on 22-10-2015

Another great read

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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: 22-10-2015

I first listened to 'Making Faces' by Amy Harmon and instantly became a fan of this author... Couldn't stop listening to Running Barefoot ... An absolutely beautiful novel ... So heartfelt and you lose yourself in the love story without realizing it.

  • Making Faces

  • By: Amy Harmon
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was 13. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A tender, authentic story about the human spirit

  • By Sonja on 02-11-2015

Wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-2015

Amazing novel ... Amazing narration... This book is about loss and also about deep love in all its forms ... What a sad and yet such a beautiful way of portraying it! So deeply moving and very grateful to have read such a book... Knowing the kind of loss and love in this book myself. Thank you. If you feel like a heartfelt book and want to be reminded how precious life is ... Please read.