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  • Red Sister

  • Book of the Ancestor, Book 1
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices' skills to deadly effect: it takes 10 years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don't truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder - guilty of worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant... Again

  • By Tegan on 06-05-2017

Captivating main character

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

Reviewed: 27-04-2018

I really enjoyed the main character and her development throughout the story. The weaving in of past and present throughout was cleverly done. The narrator was brilliant and faultless in her portrayal of the different characters and her use of different accents. I found I did have to speed up the narration otherwise it was as a bit slow.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Emperor's Blades

  • Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow to start, but then you can't put it down

  • By Cameron Ellis on 18-07-2016

Captivating and brutally honest

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

Reviewed: 13-01-2018

This book was brilliantly narrated. The story and characters are believable, captivating in its brutality, human tolerance, loss and intrigue. Well worth the journey.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Sophie on 20-05-2015

Brilliant and faultless!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-2017

I loved this book from the start. The real believable characters and situation made the story captivating and tragic. Shed tears, and this book will remain with me for a long time.

  • After You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Jojo Moyes says: "I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life meant that the characters never left me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • By Cil on 06-10-2015

Brilliant sequel!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-2017

It's not often you get sequels as good as the first book. I loved this. It had it all- sadnesses, loss, love, letting go, forgiveness, hope, innocence and most importantly it made me laugh. The narrator was great and consistent all the way throughout. Well worth the listen.

  • Godsgrave

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 108

A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times best-selling author Jay Kristoff. Conquer your fear, conquer the world. Mia Corvere, destroyer of empires, has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry do not believe she has earned it. Her position is precarious, and she's still no closer to exacting revenge for the brutal death of her family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flawless

  • By Natasha on 22-01-2019

Absolute brilliance!

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

Reviewed: 19-09-2017

Oh kristoff delivers yet again! I couldn't stop Listening. I loved the return of some of my old favourite characters and the introduction of the new. WELL worth the listen! The only problem now is having to wait for the next one!

  • Tower of Dawn

  • A Throne of Glass Novel
  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 326

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the king of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica - the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe my favourite book of the series

  • By manga_me_over on 19-03-2018

Fantastic, yet I missed the other characters

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

Reviewed: 15-09-2017

Sarah J. Maas has such skill for intertwining all the main characters with brilliant perfect twists, you sometimes don't see coming. It's worth listening to the prequel to the throne of glass- The Assassin's Blade, as this will be all the more evident and add to the story immensely. After the cliffhanger in the last book, I was a little disappointed with this one not really including any of the other characters and now have to wait a while for the next instalment.

Regardless, I enjoyed this story and it's well worth the read even though I find the other characters much more fascinating.

Nevernight
    The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
    
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    Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
    49 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Nevernight

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer and a future she never imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unique style - interesting story - enjoyable

  • By Antonia on 10-12-2016

Pure brilliance, couldn't stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 14-08-2017

Loved it! loved it! loved it!
This book took me completely off guard and I didn't quite expect the sharp witticism and language- a nice surprise!
The narrator did a great job (hearing the swallowing sometimes was a bit distracting) his voices- flawless. If you are not sensitive to blood and swearing, like a bit of crassness then I highly recommend this book!

  • Royal Assassin

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510

Fitz dreams of Red-Ship Raiders sacking a coastal village, leaving not a single man, woman, or child alive. Tortured by this terrible vision, he returns to the Six Duchies court where all is far from well. King Shrewd has been struck down by a mysterious illness and King-in-waiting, Verity, spends all his time attempting to conjure storms to confuse and destroy the Red-Ship Raiders. And when he leaves on an insane mission to seek out the mystical Elderings, Fitz is left alone and friendless but for the wolf Nighteyes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story, average performance

  • By Ben on 13-03-2018

Undecided and left frustrated!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-2017

I can't say I didn't enjoy this story because I did, it's just that in book two I found so many little things aggravatingly frustrating. At times it was a slog to get through.
Fitz repetitive use of 'my king' 'my king in waiting' grated on me throughout as well as his absolute self sacrifice. All this coupled with the obvious plot and the narrators changing of key characters accents at some points through dialogue has made me unsure as to whether I will give the last book a chance.

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,476

Book two of the Stormlight Archive. From the best-selling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new, original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters, and sheer addictiveness. Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artifacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Joshua on 28-04-2015

Storms! An epic story strikes again!

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

Reviewed: 16-07-2017

Another beautifully written and executed epic. A continuation and depth into the characters added to some shocking, (have to back track) 'they didn't just do that' or 'they can't be dead' moments throughout. Author masterfully creates one nail biting page after another all the way to the last storming page!
I didn't notice this time how the narrators differed in their pronunciation of specific people's names, bonus!

  • The Way of Kings

  • The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,743

According to mythology, mankind used to live in 'The Tranquiline Halls': heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms, but the Voidbringers followed. The Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, the Shardblades. Led by 10 angelic Heralds and 10 orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won (or so the legends say).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long - 45 hours and the first of 10 books!

  • By Jeremy on 24-04-2015

A true Epic tale

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

Reviewed: 29-06-2017

No one could question the epic nature of this story, yet I am still a tad Undecided.
I did enjoy the story, but gosh having to wait until the last few chapters for all to start becoming clear- One would say that is a long time to wait!
I will listen to book 2, especially since this one was such a serious undertaking and I am interested to see where the story goes.
Shame about the female narrators pronunciation of characters names- a bit confusing at times. I don't think the story needed a male and female narrator.