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Balmain, Australia
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  • The Thief

  • By: Megan Whalen Turner
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Eugenides, the queen's thief, can steal anything - or so he says. When his boasting lands him in prison and the king's magus invites him on a quest to steal a legendary object, he's in no position to refuse. The magus thinks he has the right tool for the job, but Gen has plans of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is this young adult fiction?

  • By Jeremy on 23-10-2018

Is this young adult fiction?

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

I was certainly not engaged by this and didn't finish it. The story plodded along and most of the characters were unlikeable. Steve West is a good narrator but strangely difficult to buy in to. I really wanted to enjoy it more. Certainly not in the same league as other authors mentioned in the blurb.

  • The Empire of Ashes

  • The Draconis Memoria, Book 3
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 23 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

The White Drake's army has cut a bloody swathe across the world, leaving nothing but ash in its wake. Thousands of innocents have died beneath its blades, and countless more will surely follow. Only small-time criminal Claydon Torcreek and master spy Lizanne Lethridge - along with their ragtag band of allies - stand between the White Drake's fury and the world's end. To save the future, they must delve into the past - and unravel a timeless mystery that might just turn the tide once and for all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great story somewhat let down by the narration

  • By Jeremy on 23-10-2018

A great story somewhat let down by the narration

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

I love this series! Loads of action, characters, locations and excitement. I even like the narrator's voice and skills. But he just doesn't capture my interest and I find it really hard to engage. Perhaps I should read the actual book instead...

  • The Calculating Stars

  • A Lady Astronaut Novel
  • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the East Coast of the US, including Washington, DC. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the Earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space and requires a much-larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York’s drive to become the first lady astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Vicki Watson on 05-09-2018

Well paced but too hard on the messaging

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

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

An enjoyable story that set a cracking pace, with good character development. The author's narration is excellent too. However, I did feel that every 5 minutes I was being reminded of the main character's religion and that she was working really hard to overcome her anxiety. Yep, I understood the third time - don't need it a dozen more.

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Name Of The Wind meets The Maze Runner

  • By Daniel on 31-08-2017

Were all the 5 star reviews from teenagers?

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

Reviewed: 23-09-2017

Couldn't get in to this book at all. I found it uninspiring and actually quite boring. I truly struggled to stay engaged with it and my attention constantly wandered. Maybe it appeals to younger readers but it seemed to just be "I did this, then I did that, then this happened".

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Magician

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 36 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323

Here starts an adventure that will span lifetimes and worlds. Discover where the story begins. Raymond E. Feist is an internationally best-selling author. My name is Pug. I was once an orphaned kitchen boy, with no family and no prospects, but I am destined to become a master magician…War is coming to the Kingdom of the Isles from another world, bringing with it chaos and destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story narrator messes with key names

  • By Evie on 29-08-2016

Not how I remembered it

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

Reviewed: 27-06-2017

I read this 30 years ago and really enjoyed it. It's funny how you memory works - I thought I remembered the main storyline but it was a bit different in reality. It's an OK story and pretty well performed. But I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I was going to.

  • Detroit Christmas

  • A Grimnoir Chronicles Audio Drama
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Private eye Jake Sullivan is a war hero - and an ex-con. He's free because he has a magical talent, and the Feds need his help in apprehending criminals with their own magical abilities. Jake's talent is gravity spiking. He can vary the force of gravity however he wishes in an area. When it comes to spiking, Jake is the best.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Full cast is not for me!

  • By Jeremy on 27-06-2017

Full cast is not for me!

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

Reviewed: 27-06-2017

I had to stop after 5 minutes. Once you've had Pinchot doing the Grimnoir, this full cast just doesn't cut it.

  • The Waking Fire

  • Book One of Draconis Memoria
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

The new star of British fantasy returns with The Waking Fire, book one of the Draconis Memoria series, a thrilling new epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the battle for empire. For decades the lands of the Ironship Syndicate have been defended by the 'blood blessed' - men and women able to channel the powers contained in the potent blood of wild drakes. Elite spies and assassins, their loyalty has established the Syndicate's position as the greatest power in the known world. Yet now a crisis looms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible delivery, awesome story.

  • By Vicky Finn on 27-03-2017

Actually a really great story

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

Reviewed: 22-06-2017

This was an interesting, action packed, and enjoyable story. The three main characters developed nicely and had lots of adventures. All in all a really well rounded novel.
The only thing that let it down was the narration by Steven Brand. He did an OK job but really did just read it without much characterisation. By no means as bad as some (Tim Gerard Reynolds anyone?) but he's no Rupert Degas. Hopefully the new narrator for the second book will lend some gusto that this series deserves!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on the Orient Elite

  • A Tale of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In this brand-new Grimnoir Chronicles story written exclusively for Audible, it's 1937 - four years after the Grimnoir Society defeated the magical alien force known as The Power. "Heavy" Jake Sullivan is summoned by his oddest ally, Dr. Wells, to stop the bombing of a new ultra-luxury airship. Amid the glitz, the gambling, and the high-society types, Sullivan races time to hunt for the saboteur. But surrounded by a blimp-full of Germans, Russians, Imperium Iron Guard, and other magical enemies - where can he even begin?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun - if only it was a full novel!

  • By Jeremy on 10-02-2017

Great fun - if only it was a full novel!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2017

It was so good to be back with the Grimnoir and Bronson Pinchot again. This was just like old times, with lots of action and excellent narration. I only wished it went on for longer!

  • Drake

  • The Burned Man, Book 1
  • By: Peter McLean
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Hitman Don Drake owes a gambling debt to a demon. Forced to carry out one more assassination to clear his debt, Don unwittingly kills an innocent child and brings the Furies of Greek myth down upon himself. Rescued by an almost fallen angel called Trixie, Don and his magical accomplice - the Burned Man, an imprisoned archdemon - are forced to deal with Lucifer himself whilst battling a powerful evil magician.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story

  • By Jeremy on 10-02-2017

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2017

Certainly an urban fantasy/sci-fi sort of story with demons in modern day London. There was a lot of action and the narrator was good (Mark Meadows narrated the Luminaries - quite a different story indeed!). My only gripe was that Don, the main character, wasn't an easily likeable guy.

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  • American Assassin

  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world...and then tragedy struck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series....

  • By Dave on 22-05-2016

Non-stop action

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2017

This isn't my usual type of book but it was very enjoyable. George Guidall narrated Neil Gaiman's American Gods, so I knew, and liked, his style. Mitch is an enjoyable character and there's action aplenty of course.