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  • Mortal Engines

  • Mortal Engines, Book 1
  • By: Philip Reeve
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities! Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage - and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A different type of story

  • By Michael on 16-01-2018

Alright

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

Reviewed: 18-11-2018

I would have liked the main characters to have a little more impact on the story rather it happening around and to them.

  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely stunning!

  • By Dean on 08-09-2016

primary character is badly in need of flaws

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2017

The main character is too perfect and powerful without weakness (apart from not knowing the word 'friend' which make no sense given his wide reading of history and ability to pretend to be anyone).
If you want to read about overly power but flawed characters I suggest the Vorkosigan saga or The Name of the Wind.
Additionally the treatment of woman is insulting.
On plus side there is an interesting mystery as why the main character exists.

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