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  • The Fifth Season

  • The Broken Earth, Book 1
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

This is the way the world ends...for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By paola favaretti de graaf on 14-08-2018

Great book. Can't wait for part two!

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

Reviewed: 13-08-2018

Story developes slowly but once it's rolling you can't stop listening. Hardest part is to get familiar with all terms.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • American Gods

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Dennis Boutskiaris, Daniel Oreskes, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

Shadow Moon has served his time. But hours before his release from prison, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Dazed, he boards a plane home where he meets the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who professes both to know Shadow and to be king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. Yet all around them a storm threatens to break.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Liam Edwards on 12-08-2017

Very good book.

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

Reviewed: 06-07-2018

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Once you start it's hard to resist. I am waiting for more!

  • Half the World

  • Shattered Sea, Book 2
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Ben Elliot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Sometimes a girl is touched by mother war. Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior Fate traps her in the schemes - and on the ship - of the deep-cunning minister Father Yarvi. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Grzybo on 17-06-2018

Good book

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

Reviewed: 17-06-2018

Good continuation of book one. Some events were obvious from the beginning others were surprising.

  • Macbeth

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Derek Riddell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

He's the best cop they've got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath, it's up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He's also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He's rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They're all within reach. But a man like him won't get to the top. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He's convinced he won't get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A modern take on the original.

  • By Dianne Hayward on 13-04-2018

Macbeth with modern twist

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

Reviewed: 03-06-2018

Strong entrance, then story slows down a bit to gradually build up for the big finally. Enjoyable book to listen.

  • Hail to the Chin

  • Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor
  • By: Bruce Campbell, Craig Sanborn
  • Narrated by: Bruce Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: “I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!” I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a “mid-grade, kind of hammy actor" (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood. This next book, an “Act II” if you will, could be considered my “maturing years” in show business, when I began to say “no” more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload. If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you'll come along for the ride.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite as good as the original one..

  • By Kai1 on 28-09-2018

Bruce is back!

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

Reviewed: 07-05-2018

Ash Williams played by Bruce Campbell is one of my favorite TV heros. It's been a pleasure to listen to this book and hear back stage stories from this great actor.

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,494
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,771
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,719

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for Australians, not so much for others

  • By Rob on 29-06-2017

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 27-04-2018

Gives a lot of useful advices how to start your journey to financial independence. Game changer.

  • Stalingrad

  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

The battle for Stalingrad became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome, vicious war on the eastern front. The citizens of Stalingrad endured unimaginable hardship; the battle, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting in each room of each building, was brutally destructive to both armies. But the eventual victory of the Red Army, and the failure of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, was the first defeat of Hitler's territorial ambitions in Europe and the start of his decline.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating look into history

  • By Michael Zhu on 20-11-2017

Stalingrad and more

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

Reviewed: 30-03-2018

Detailed description of events before, during and after the battle of Stalingrad. Enriched with sections from personal journals and letters. A must read/listen for everyone interested in WWII Eastern front history.

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469

A century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros.... A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful!

  • By Molly on 21-01-2016

great stories

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

Reviewed: 07-03-2018

Loved it. Back to Westeros again with brand new stories. I am waiting for more!