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  • The Poisoner's Enemy

  • A Kingfountain Prequel, Book 0.25
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Before she befriended a frightened young boy in the palace of Kingfountain, Ankarette Tryneowy grew up during the shattering civil war that raged between members of the Argentine family. This is the story of how the only daughter of a lawyer and a midwife became the famed Queen's Poisoner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LISTEN TO THIS BEFORE LISTENING TO BOOK 1

  • By Millsy on 22-03-2019

LISTEN TO THIS BEFORE LISTENING TO BOOK 1

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

Reviewed: 22-03-2019

I previously started listening to the first book in this series though I am not too far into it, I really wish I had listened to this book, A Poisoners Enemy beforehand as it really gives you great insight into one of the main characters featuring in book 1 and also gives you the whole context of the realm for which it’s set.

I highly recommended listening to this book first and as with the other titles in this series, the narrator does a fantastic job at bringing the story to life.

  • Storm Glass

  • (Harbinger, Book 1)
  • By: Jeff Wheeler
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Theirs is a world of opposites. The privileged live in sky manors held aloft by a secretive magic known only as the Mysteries. Below, the earthbound poor are forced into factory work to maintain the engine of commerce. Only the wealthy can afford to learn the Mysteries, and they use their knowledge to further lock their hold on society. Cettie Pratt is a waif doomed to the world below, until an admiral attempts to adopt her. But in her new home in the clouds, not everyone treats her as one of the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Storm Glass

  • By Millsy on 12-03-2019

Storm Glass

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

Reviewed: 12-03-2019

This story was very different, really interesting and really very enjoyable. Great characters, interesting plot and a great narrator. I highly recommended this book and I’m very much looking forward to the next in the series.🐨

  • Road of a Warrior

  • Silvan Series, Book 2
  • By: R.K. Lander
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Fel'annár is an immortal half-blood warrior from the Deep Forest, an orphan whose questions were never answered. With a dream of becoming a Silvan captain in an army ruled by the Alpine elves, he is sent to protect a prince of the realm on a journey to Tar'eastor, land of the mighty Alpine elves and of Fel'annár's own father - whoever he was. His nascent powers continue to evolve while his shrouded past finally surfaces. The truth he never thought to hear will thrust him onto a path strewn with political intrigue, discrimination, self-discovery - and danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Millsy on 08-03-2019

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-03-2019

Although I did very much enjoy the second story in this series, I did feel that compared to the first book, not a lot happened but it is still enjoyable and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series once it’s released.

  • Lumière

  • The Illumination Paradox, Book 1
  • By: Jacqueline Garlick
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth has only one hope left: to find her late father's most prized invention, the Illuminator. It's been missing since the day a mysterious flash wiped the sun from the sky. Living in darkness is nothing new to Eyelet. She's hidden her secret affliction all of her life—a life that would be in danger if superstitious townspeople ever guessed the truth. Orphaned when her mother is executed for a crime she did not commit, Eyelet sets out to track down the machine—her one and only chance at a cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very exciting

  • By EJ on 11-03-2019

HOW MUCH DO YOU TRUST ME?

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

Reviewed: 03-03-2019

This was a really different and very enjoyable story, the main character can be a tad annoying with the way she speaks at times but you get used to it as the story itself and its characters generally are all very interesting. I TRUST 😋 that most people who listen to this genre of novels will likely enjoy this one, I very much recommend it. I can’t wait for the next book.

  • Reign of Mist

  • By: Helen Scheuerer
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 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

The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents. On the run in a foreign land, Bleak finds herself tied to some unexpected strangers. When the answers she yearns for are finally within reach, she must face the hard truths of her past and take her fate into her own hands before it’s too late. Meanwhile, secrets and magic unravel as a dark power corrupts the realm. Bleak’s friends are forced to decide where their loyalties lie, and who, if anyone, they can trust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tearing up at the realisation that I have to wait for the third installment.

  • By Fay on 28-02-2019

Book 3 Please.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-2019

This has been really quite an enjoyable audiobook, the story is great and the narrator does a fantastic job of individualising each character. I can’t wait for the next book in the series and highly recommend the first two.

  • Queen of Ice

  • Through the Fire Series, Book 2
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Ruethwyn hadn't expected to risk death while attending the most renowned mage academy in the kingdom, but after surviving a dragon's attack, she hasn't been willing to back down. Though she'd nearly died due to her efforts, Ruethwyn managed to protect the lives of her friends and earn the grudging respect of some of her opponents. With most danger out of the way, Ruethwyn finds herself free to focus on finishing out the school year, and for the task beyond that. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic....next book please

  • By Millsy on 08-02-2019

Fantastic....next book please

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

Reviewed: 08-02-2019

I did purchase the ebook of Queen of Ice but as it had been quite a long time since I had read the first book of the series I didn’t get around to reading it. Then popped up the Audiobook version which I immediately bought and so glad I did. This fantastic story continues, getting better and better. It did have one section in the snow caverns that I felt went on a bit long but I fixed that by listening to the reminder of that part at 1.5x speed. The rest of the book was really great and I cannot wait for the next book.

Regarding the narrator, she does a fantastic job also. I highly recommended this book and as I say, I eagerly await the next chapter to come.

  • The Return of the King

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 3
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 548

Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lacks the appendices

  • By Jim on 05-09-2017

Fantastic series

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

Reviewed: 10-01-2019

This was a fantastic series with a really nice ending. I highly recommended The Lord of the Rings to all that seeks a wonderful journey.

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 697

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of 13 dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great old classic

  • By Anonymous User on 28-07-2017

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 23-11-2018

Great story and great narrator. Some of the reviews I read complained about the singing but for me the songs really added to the story. I highly recommended this audiobook.

  • The Silmarillion

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

The complete unabridged audiobook of J.R.R Tolkien's The Silmarillion. The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The History of Middle Earth

  • By Anonymous User on 24-01-2019

I really wanted to enjoy this...

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2018

I really wanted to enjoy this but clearly it’s not for everyone. I absolutely loved the LOTR series of books and was looking for something similar but I found the million unfamiliar names a pain and for me the creation of the characters and the world FAR to long winded. I think I also found it less enjoyable because a great deal of it is in Shakespearean language. Clearly going by the reviews this book is going to be very popular with some people but I just struggled with this one.

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Food: A Cultural Culinary History

  • By: Ken Albala, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Ken Albala
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 71

Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said it best: "Gastronomy governs the whole life of man."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful series.

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-08-2017

Seriously interesting

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

Reviewed: 02-11-2018

If you are interested in the history of food across the globe, then like me you will find the majority of these lectures seriously interesting. The lectures start from the very earliest of recorded records of food and eating to the current day, the more recent years being pretty disturbing particularly if you happen to be Americans, fortunately I’m not. For instance, did you know that in the US what they call cheese is actually only 51% actual cheese, the rest being fillers and additives. Argh!

A word of warning, these lectures are likely to make you want to go back to basics, including buying your own whole wheat and grinding it for your own fresh whole wheat breads and such because the vast majority of bread produced is using wheat that has had all its nutritional value removed in order to be made from white flour. If however you do listen and choose to learn from history, you are likely to become a much healthier version of yourself.

I highly recommended this book. 🐨

3 of 4 people found this review helpful