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  • Assassin’s Apprentice

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chilvary Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility. So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Embark on a journey of adventure, magic and fate!

  • By Carole on 17-05-2015

annoying narration

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-2018

my favorite fantasy story. but damn that's a hard voice to listen to. whiny and overly dramatic.

  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

  • Why Violence Has Declined
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

We’ve all had the experience of reading about a bloody war or shocking crime and asking, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Simon Webster on 30-07-2015

the long piece

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

Reviewed: 15-02-2017

possibly more compehensive than it needs to be. at times pinker will add patronising detail. at other times complex neurobiology, statistical analysis and historical # crunching gets punched through too quickly to comprehend. that aside it's an rewarding journey that left me feeling more rational and optimistic. Morey pronounces "white" as "why-eight" and this becomes funny.

  • Hitch-22

  • A Memoir
  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traces the footsteps of his life to date, from his childhood in Portsmouth, with his adoring, tragic mother and reserved Naval officer father; to his life in Washington DC, the base from which from he would launch fierce attacks on tyranny of all kinds. Along the way, he recalls the girls, boys and booze; the friendships and the feuds; the grand struggles and lost causes; and the mistakes and misgivings that have characterised his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The cup overflows

  • By Matthew on 07-04-2015

hitchs tells his story

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-2017

it's more a summary of his work than an intimate biography. remains mostly aloof. his distaste for audiobooks is reflected in his narration, to the point that at times its inaudible. but I'd prefer this over anybody else.