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  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, but poor audio volume control

  • By Kerrod on 04-11-2015

Sigh

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

Reviewed: 05-01-2019

timeline skips are confusing and characters barely make it in 1 dimension. The performance sounds overblown or overacted. Either way it was not worth the download.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Year One

  • (Chronicles of The One, Book 1)
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a dull moment

  • By Anonymous User on 08-01-2018

Romance novel dressed lightly as SciFi

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

Reviewed: 05-01-2019

The beginning had good promise - a slow build of tension and global menace. it quickly fell into cliche, romantic drivel and predictable plot. The bad guys were obviously bad and the good guys were 1-dimensionally good. Some will enjoy it but not me. Sigh

  • 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 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

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
  • Fantastic!

  • By Anonymous User on 26-07-2018

Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 08-09-2018

clever, engaging and well paced. wonderfully performed. resolves enough of the questions while leaving enough to want to read more.

  • Legacy of the Fallen

  • Ascend Online, Book 3
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 24 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107

Fresh off their victory over Graves and his followers, Marcus and his friends have managed to enjoy a few weeks of relative calm and peace as they continue to build Aldford, preparing the town for a new wave of settlers coming from Eberia. But as the days wear on with no new arrivals in sight, they begin to fear the worse, eventually setting out to search for their promised reinforcements and soon realizing that they weren’t as alone on the frontier as they thought they were.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, well performed

  • By Christopher Thomson on 25-11-2018

story moves along, engaging characters

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

Reviewed: 15-08-2018

enjoyable , easy listening, but can get a little repetitive. would have liked more real world versus game world consequences

  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally best-selling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey. In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An absorbing book beautifully read

  • By Helen Wilson on 26-12-2018

Calm above deep under currents

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

Reviewed: 06-07-2018

Perfectly read with great characterisations. The story of the greek gods is obviously familiar but this takes a whole new and somehow human perspective.

  • The Trauma Cleaner

  • By: Sarah Krasnostein
  • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414

Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses. From the forgotten flat of a drug addict, to the infested home of a hoarder, Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time. But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life. Raised in an uncaring home, Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy, mark her out as a one-off and make this biography unmissable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant narrative masterly voiced

  • By Philip on 19-04-2018

Shows what real empathy can look like

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

Reviewed: 01-06-2018

Maybe a love letter but it doesn't pretend the subject is a saint. Gives context without attempting to justify actions. beautifully read with great characterisations

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,743
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,443

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

Addictive

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

Reviewed: 04-03-2018

Balanced story with just enough nostalgia, action and techno speak. Read with passion without hype. Wow

  • Recovery

  • Freedom from Our Addictions
  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous, that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Are you a bit F*cked?

  • By Craig on 22-09-2017

in his own words adds power to the message

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

Reviewed: 10-11-2017

a simple explanation and practical guide to recovery. it is read with conviction without preaching. must read

  • The Steel Remains

  • By: Richard Morgan
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Ringil, the hero of the bloody slaughter at Gallows Gap, is a legend to all who don't know him and a twisted degenerate to those that do. A veteren of the wars against the lizards, he makes a living from telling credulous travellers of his exploits. Until one day he is pulled away from his life and into the depths of the Empire's slave trade. There, he will discover a secret infinitely more frightening than the trade in lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional writing.

  • By Simon on 06-02-2016

Light but Heavy

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

Reviewed: 10-04-2017

I liked the complex characters but not really sure the story went anywhere. fight scenes were great - just enough detail without a blow by blow description. what was with the British and contrived Russian/eastern European accents? it's great to distinguish the character but this almost set the story in a Tolkien middle earth.

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  • The End of Alchemy

  • Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy
  • By: Mervyn King
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Something is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his 10 years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society. In The End of Alchemy, he offers us an essential work about the history and future of money and banking, the keys to modern finance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a listen

  • By Cedric Hodges on 04-06-2018

Complexity made easier to understand

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

Reviewed: 28-03-2017

Explanation and arguments finely balanced between complete novice and professional levels. subtle humour in what is often a dry topic.