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  • The Glassblower

  • The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks (translator)
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great trilogy

  • By Sandra Petretich on 30-05-2017

Excellent reader and story

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

Reviewed: 02-03-2017

The reader was excellent. She was clear, crisp and didn't put on annoying voices for each character.
The story was brilliant. I was sorry it ended.

  • Inferno

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547

Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful story that ran out of puff

  • By Swarup on 29-12-2015

Too Scooby Doo!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-2016

The plot was too much like a Scooby Doo story where the great ghost reveal is always explained. it was written for a movie not as a book and felt hurried. having said that it wasn't bad, it just wasn't great.
The reader was the best I've heard. Easy to listen to, not exagerated, just perfect.
I guess I also connected with the bad guy too so it made it hard wanting him to succeed haha.

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