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  • Crown of Midnight

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 267

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crown of Midnight will keep you enthralled

  • By Heather Sorrell on 24-09-2015

well that was unexpected !

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2018

tear out my heart then shove it back in...5 stars simply is not enough. perfectly narrated by Elizabeth Evans who keeps drawing the listener in.

  • Throne of Glass

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • well read, badly written

  • By Ross on 23-09-2015

brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2018

i loved this from the very first word ! Elizabeth Evans does a brilliant job at narrating...the story just keeps pulling the listener in and breaking your heart 😍

  • Awakening

  • Telindell, Book 1
  • By: Darren D. Lee
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Welcome to the world of Zaneen, a world with a dark past and more secrets than answers. For Lian, a 12-year-old orphan, the world consists only of his remote village and the hazardous mountains surrounding it. He always questioned his existence and longed for meaning; Lian will soon get his answers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • boreing as hell narrator

  • By Sweetheart1 on 02-11-2018

boreing as hell narrator

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

Reviewed: 02-11-2018

i should've known better..ive listened to Nick Podehl before...and he ruined that book too...the guy is boreing...puts no personality into his narration and seems to think every character needs a british accent including the ogres o_0

Please Darren...get a different narrator for your otherwise well written and engaging story.

  • The Grey Bastards

  • The Lot Lands
  • By: Jonathan French
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Jackal is proud to be a Grey Bastard, member of a sworn brotherhood of half-orcs. Unloved and unwanted in civilized society, the Bastards eke out a hard life in the desolate no-man's-land called the Lots, protecting frail and noble human civilization from invading bands of vicious full-blooded orcs. But as Jackal is soon to learn, his pride may be misplaced. Because a dark secret lies at the heart of the Bastards' existence - one that reveals a horrifying truth behind humanity's tenuous peace with the orcs, and exposes a grave danger on the horizon.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't NOT enjoy it

  • By Sweetheart1 on 30-10-2018

I didn't NOT enjoy it

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

Reviewed: 30-10-2018

It was an enjoyable listen..well narrated but a bit toneless. considering it was a book about Orcs i was dissapointed that it was written as if they were human...it was as if i listened to a story about a human hero not a half Orc...and to top it off the lead character Jackal was a spoiled self centred jerk. I won't be in a hurry to get the follow up book if one is written.

  • Bloody Rose

  • The Band, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Eames
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Tam Hashford is tired of working at her local pub, slinging drinks for world-famous mercenaries and listening to the bards sing of adventure and glory in the world beyond her sleepy hometown. When the biggest mercenary band of all rolls into town, led by the infamous Bloody Rose, Tam jumps at the chance to sign on as their bard. It's adventure she wants-and adventure she gets as the crew embark on a quest that will end in one of two ways: glory or death. It's time to take a walk on the wyld side.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not a great second book

  • By Sweetheart1 on 23-10-2018

not a great second book

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

**contains a plof spoiler**

yes I enjoyed it..but not sure i would recommend it...the story seemed to drag no where for most of the book...in the end it all led somewhere but the whole time i was wondering what was going on...they toured...then toured some more...then did more touring...then stopped touring...the humour was brilliant and i loved most of the characters..cried like a baby when Gabe was killed...Katherine's narration was spot on...but on a whole this second book doesn't even come close to the brilliance of the first book.

  • Kings of the Wyld

  • The Band, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Eames
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best - the meanest, dirtiest, most feared and admired crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. But their glory days are long past; the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk - or a combination of the three. Then a former bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help: his daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy horde 100,000 strong and hungry for blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By lillian patterson on 05-05-2017

hilariously gruesome

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

Reviewed: 20-10-2018

i laughed my guts out from the first chapter...an absolutely brilliant book and narrated perfectly by Jeff harding.

  • Abyss

  • Fathomless, Book 2
  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The explosive sequel to the Greig Beck blockbuster Fathomless. Cate Granger is chasing ghosts. The monster shark she once encountered was a remnant of the ancient world - one that had escaped an underwater lair previously sealed off for millions of years. At great cost, Cate and her allies had killed the beast. So, no more ghosts, no more shadows. All gone. Or so Cate thought.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Get Attached

  • By Katie on 01-11-2018

not one of his best

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

Reviewed: 10-10-2018

my first review wasn't great as i had not enjoyed the book at all...but after realising i had got a dodgy download from audible which they fixed..i re downloaded and re listened....Greig has once again outdone himself...i had no idea i had missed 1/3 of the story 😳 fathomless and Abyss are 2 of the best shark monster books on the market and well worth the read.

**revising my review as it turns out i got a dodgy review**

  • The Midnight Falcon

  • Rigante, Book 2
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

They called him Bane the Bastard - though none said it to his face. Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors of the Rigante. They valued his skills in war, but they feared the violence in his heart. And when, as a Wolfshead and Outlaw, he left Rigante lands, they breathed sighs of relief. But Bane would return, the destiny of the Rigante in his hands, the fate of the world resting on his skills with a blade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Dr on 17-12-2017

stunning!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-2018

i could never give a bad review of Davids books...always entertaining,humerous and blood thirsty. perfectly narrated by Anjoa Andoh who is fast becoming one of my favourite narrators.

  • The Land You Never Leave

  • West of West, Book 2
  • By: Angus Watson
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Newly and uneasily allied, two tribes from different worlds set off across the Ocean of Grass. Their mission is to fulfil a prophecy and take Ottar the Moaner west of west, to save mankind. In their way are the denizens of the Badlands, the most terrifying and powerful collection of murderers and monsters the world has ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • cant get enough

  • By Sweetheart1 on 06-10-2018

cant get enough

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

Reviewed: 06-10-2018

Angus is by far my favourite author...humour..blood...battles and love...just brilliant and very well narrated by the talented Sean Barrett.

  • The Hawk Eternal

  • Hawk Queen, Book 2
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

While the warlike and heartless Aenir ravage the territory outside the mountain fastness of the clans, Sigarni, the Hawk Queen, arrives in this alternate version of her own universe through a gate in space and time. Taliesen, last of the gatekeepers, has no idea why she has arrived but knows that heroes are needed.... Only Caswallon, loner, warrior and thief, realises the true extent of danger and horrors that his people are about to face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Sweetheart1 on 06-10-2018

excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-10-2018

brilliant story and excellent narration but nearly nothing to do with the first book...could easily be read as a stand alone.