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  • Sidroc the Dane: A Circle of Ceridwen Saga Story

  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

A discarded child fated to become a powerful Jarl - here is the story of Sidroc. Fate guides the path of his father, Hrald, to his meeting with the woman whose son would help change the face of ninth-century Angle-land. An ever-growing rivalry between Sidroc and his cousin Toki defines the boys' early years. Their young uncle, Yrling, knows success as a raider in far-off Angle-land, and trains his nephews in the ways of the warrior. Ahead of them is the perilous crossing of the North Sea, which stands between them and the plunder they seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful insight into my favourite character

  • By Anonymous User on 04-05-2018

Sidroc the making of the man

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

Reviewed: 09-06-2018

What another wonderful gem by Octavia. Her stories have all made me feel like I’m part of it all.
Octavia is a wonderful author. Her books are a must read.

  • The Hall of Tyr

  • Book Four of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga
  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

The year is 881. Ten years have passed since fifteen year old Ceridwen set out from her Priory home to make her own life. She has known love and loss, triumph and heartbreak. Yet the Circle which has moved about her is largely intact, although the counterpoint has changed, bringing with it the hope of renewed love. Ceridwen and Sidroc build their new lives together on the Baltic island of Gotland, where they are free and unknown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it, thank you Octavia.

  • By Anonymous User on 27-06-2017

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 10-06-2017

The final chapter in this wonderful saga. The life of Ceridwyn is an amazing tale and so well written and read. Thank you

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  • The Claiming

  • The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 3
  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Sidroc the Dane has been in Angle-land for 12 years. The first nine were all hard fighting. He has won treasure beyond counting, and now peace for his men. But there is one thing he still desires: Ceridwen as his wife. Now Fate conspires to tear Ceridwen and Sidroc away from Angle-land. Thrust together amidst great danger and hardship they fight to survive - and fight each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a journey

  • By Anonymous User on 14-06-2017

Impressive

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

Reviewed: 19-03-2017

Loved this whole saga immensely. I had trouble turning it off. Hopefully there maybe more to come in this saga.

  • The Briny Café

  • By: Susan Duncan
  • Narrated by: India Plum
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Ettie Brookbank is the heart and soul of Cook's Basin, a sleepy cluster of dazzling blue bays where the only way home is by boat. However, as idyllic as her surroundings are, she is all too aware of the years slipping by without note.While her good friend Sam, an offshorer born and bred, steadfastly guards the tranquillity of Cook's Basin life, Ettie yearns for excitement, a challenge, the chance to live dangerously while her blood still runs hot. But she gave up believing in dreams long ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story awful narration

  • By Shane on 18-09-2017

I want to live there.

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

Reviewed: 30-11-2016

Made me feel like I was living in that community
Loved the whole story. It took me away from my daily life.

  • Almost French

  • By: Sarah Turnbull
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

After backpacking her way around Europe journalist Sarah Turnbull is ready to embark on one last adventure before heading home to Sydney. A chance meeting with a charming Frenchman in Bucharest changes her travel plans forever. Acting on impulse, she agrees to visit Fredric in Paris for a week. Put a very French Frenchman together with a strong-willed Australian girl and the result is some spectacular - and often hilarious - cultural clashes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy reading and entertaining

  • By Linh on 15-04-2017

Absolutely loved it

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

Reviewed: 21-03-2014

Would you consider the audio edition of Almost French to be better than the print version?

Don't know only listened to audio version and it was fabulous

What did you like best about this story?

I felt like I was there

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favourite?

None particularly

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

No

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Tuscan Sun

  • By: Frances Mayes
  • Narrated by: Frances Mayes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Frances Mayes - widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer - opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In sensuous and evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Also available: Bella Tuscany.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • terrible voice impossible to listen to. disapointd

  • By Michelle on 12-04-2016

Tried to listen again

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

Reviewed: 21-03-2014

I just can't get into this book as the narrators voice is way to hard to listen too. This is the second time I thought I'd give it a go and still can't listen. I have been told to book was amazing but as I have no time to read I listen to books through this medium and I am so disappointed that I won't get a chance to listen to this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful