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  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,378
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,167

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Gretta on 18-03-2015

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: 24-01-2018

Hooked on the series from the first couple chapters. If you are at all thinking about it, get it

  • Halo: Primordium

  • The Forerunner Saga, Book 2
  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: Timothy Dadabo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

In the wake of apparent self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans - Chakas and Riser - are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. Captured by the Master Builder, misplaced during a furious battle in space, they now find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky, and where humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. For they have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meandering

  • By Brendan on 07-10-2017

Meandering

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

Reviewed: 07-10-2017

Interesting part of lore but an unclear narrative with only the end worth listening. Read the synopsis rather than the book although a great recording.

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

  • By: Susanna Clarke
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2005.

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding performance, great story

  • By RFC on 02-01-2016

Long but great

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-2017

Story is a bit long winded and hard to stay interested in at the start but it's a slow burner and gets you hooked for the last half. Perfect narration

  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 956

Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world.This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the end

  • By chardonnelle on 21-05-2016

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: 13-07-2017

Complex, in depth, emotional, twisted, impeccable. Fantastic writing and finish to the trilogy that keeps you hanging and guessing to the end.

  • Baptism of Fire

  • The Witcher, Book 3
  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 258

The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar, Geralt was seriously injured. The Witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries. While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • starts slow then picks up to the end

  • By joshua on 01-02-2019

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-2015

As always this was brilliant, can't wait till the next one. Please get it available asap!

  • The Last Wish

  • By: Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique fantasy with brilliant voice acting.

  • By blake on 30-06-2015

Witching hours

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

Reviewed: 19-05-2015

A grounded masterpiece, lit by shades of grey in every character. Nothing is as it seems, yet you can always count on Gerald to kick ass.

  • Reaper Man

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 92

In Terry Pratchett's Reaper Man, Death has left Discworld - but that's not necessarily a good thing. After all, chaos always ensues whenever important public services are withdrawn, and Discworld is no exception. Society is suddenly overrun by ghosts and poltergeists, while Dead Rights activist Reg Shoe finds himself busier than he's ever been and newly-deceased wizard Windle Poons rises from his coffin as a living corpse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovely

  • By JP Taute on 24-07-2017

There is Death in life

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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: 11-05-2015

Compelling, sharp, satirical and above all, hilarious. This is so well read, Nigel Planer 'gets' Pratchett, and gets him right.