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  • The Pagan Lord

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 7
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration

  • By Jarrod on 18-12-2015

great as always

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-2019

all of Cornwalls work is good reading, the narrator did not have a deep voice which was a bit jaring.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Legends of Ahn

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 3
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean's attack on the King's Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1 - to protect and honor his friends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!!!

  • By AliO on 16-12-2017

The concept is simple but the magic amazing

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2018

The author manages to turn unbelievable ideas into reality. somehow when I think it may become predictable another twist and the plot takes a new direction even more mysterious and exciting.

  • Last Argument of Kings

  • The First Law: Book Three
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Most Unsatisfying ending ever

  • By Marty H on 30-12-2016

Endless boring fights

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

Reviewed: 12-09-2018

The first book was good and when he develops the plot and the characters it works well. Then it descends into endless bloody gory battle scenes which become incredibly boring. A good editor could cut the verbiage by about 1/3 and make it a really good series. In the end I couldn't wait to get to the end.

  • The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas

  • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: full cast, Simon Russell Beale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

The complete collection of acclaimed BBC Radio dramas based on John le Carré's best-selling novels, starring Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley. With a star cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Brian Cox, Ian MacDiarmid, Anna Chancellor, Hugh Bonneville and Lindsay Duncan, these enthralling dramatisations perfectly capture the atmosphere of le Carré's taut, thrilling spy novels.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A product Of it's time

  • By Jeremy on 28-10-2017

A product Of it's time

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2017

I remember the days when the BBC dramsatised stories but they never work as well as a good narrator. The sound effects sound amateurish compared with a description of what is happening.

I live in Thailand part of the year and the use of almost comic Chinese accents for Thai people was especially jarring. Today these would be considered patronising and racist.

The stories themselves are quite good but some are depressing as the whistful memories of an old man

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Naked God

  • Night's Dawn, Book 3
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 48 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

The third book in the The Night's Dawn trilogy, The Naked God by Peter F. Hamilton is an epic conclusion to dramatic and compelling series. The Confederation is starting to collapse politically and economically, allowing the possessed to infiltrate more worlds. Quinn Dexter is loose on Earth, destroying the giant arcologies one at a time. As Louise Kavanagh tries to track him down, she manages to acquire some strange and powerful allies whose goal does not match her own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great concept especially 3rd book in th ed series.

  • By Stephen on 04-01-2019

Not as good as his other series but they were bril

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2017

The series is huge with enough characters to fill several Russian novels. A bit prosaic though and more like a horror story in places. I enjoyed it but it never became so interesting that I couldn't turn it off