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Kimberley Connery

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  • A Web of Air

  • By: Philip Reeve
  • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London. Now she arrives in the extraordinary city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable 😀

  • By Kimberley Connery on 10-02-2019

Very Enjoyable 😀

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2019

The Fever Crumb series was a great trilogy which acts as a prequel set for The Mortal Engines quartet. Whilst I didn't enjoy Fever's adventures *quite* as much as I enjoyed Tom Natsworthy and Hestor Shaw's in the original, I do think these books are worth reading for their contribution to the development of this world and its history. Recommended for fans - if you haven't read Mortal Engines, start there instead 😀

  • Fever Crumb

  • By: Philip Reeve
  • Narrated by: Philip Reeve
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Fever Crumb has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the Order of Engineers, where she serves as an apprentice. At a time when women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only girl to serve in the Order. Soon, though, she must say good-bye to Dr. Crumb to assist archaeologist Kit Solent with a top secret project. The assignment involves a mysterious room that once belonged to Auric Godshawk, the last of the Scriven overlords, and Fever must help unlock it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable 😀

  • By Kimberley Connery on 10-02-2019

Very Enjoyable 😀

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2019

The Fever Crumb series was a great trilogy which acts as a prequel set for The Mortal Engines quartet. Whilst I didn't enjoy Fever's adventures *quite* as much as I enjoyed Tom Natsworthy and Hestor Shaw's in the original, I do think these books are worth reading for their contribution to the development of this world and its history. Recommended for fans - if you haven't read Mortal Engines, start there instead 😀

  • Scrivener's Moon

  • By: Philip Reeve
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

The Scriven people are brilliant, mad - and dead. All except one, whose monstrous creation is nearly complete - a giant city on wheels. New London terrifies the rest of the world, and an army of mammoth-riders gathers to fight it. Meanwhile, young Fever Crumb begins a hunt for Ancient technology in their icy strongholds. She finds a mysterious black pyramid full of secrets. It will change her world forever. Scrivener's Moon follows Fever Crumb and A Web of Air to complete one of the most exciting and inventive fantasy adventures series ever recorded for audio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable 😀

  • By Kimberley Connery on 10-02-2019

Very Enjoyable 😀

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2019

The Fever Crumb series was a great trilogy which acts as a prequel set for The Mortal Engines quartet. Whilst I didn't enjoy Fever's adventures *quite* as much as I enjoyed Tom Natsworthy and Hestor Shaw's in the original, I do think these books are worth reading for their contribution to the development of this world and its history. Recommended for fans - if you haven't read Mortal Engines, start there instead 😀

  • A Wind in the Door

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Meg Murry can't help but be worried when her six-year-old brother, Charles Wallace, announces there are dragons in the vegetable garden. He's so bright, and so different from other kids, he's getting bullied at school, and he is also strangely, seriously ill. But Charles Wallace is right about the dragons - actually a friendly entity who has come to help Charles Wallace fight his sickness, and to take Meg and her friend Calvin O'Keefe on a terrifying, wonderful journey into galactic space - where they must battle the force of evil to save Charles Wallace, and themselves.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Weird. And not really in a good way.

  • By Kimberley Connery on 12-01-2018

Weird. And not really in a good way.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2018

NOT recommended. As a huge fan of A Wrinkle in Time, I was excited to discover more books about Meg and Charles Wallace and the Twins. However, this book is just weird. The concept is weird, the characters are bizarre, the events are peculiar. It's like some type of off-centre, eccentric, drug induced, fantasy/dreamscape nonsense. Very dissatisfied and disappointed that this is where the author took the series (the third book, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, is no better). With Wrinkle, L'engle got the balance of adventure/bizarre just right, this book however took crazy a bit too far.

I ended up returning it for credit, and am now pretending Wrinkle is a one-hit wonder.

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  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

In this companion volume to A Wrinkle In Time (Newbery Award winner) and A Wind In The Door fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior undertake a perilous journey through time in a desperate attempt to stop the destruction of the world by the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. They are not alone in their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg - grown and expecting her first child, but still able to enter her brother's thoughts and emotions by "kything" - goes with him in spirit.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed, and just couldn't finish it.

  • By Kimberley Connery on 12-01-2018

Disappointed, and just couldn't finish it.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2018

As a huge fan of A Wrinkle in Time, I was so disappointed in A Swiftly Tilting Planet. It was weird, and kept following other characters, when all I wanted was a true adventure with Charles Wallace. I kept listening for much longer than I should have, and once I realised that no-one was forcing me to listen and that I just didn't care how it ended, I turned it off and have no desire to finish it (1hr 30mins left on it). I won't be getting anything else by this author. I'm calling Wrinkle a one-hit wonder.

  • Lucky Man

  • A Memoir
  • By: Michael J. Fox
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Fox
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

In September 1998, Michael J. Fox stunned the world by announcing he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease: a degenerative neurological condition. In fact, he had been secretly fighting it for seven years. The worldwide response was staggering. Fortunately, he had accepted the diagnosis and by the time the public started grieving for him, he had stopped grieving for himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, truly excellent

  • By Denis Tamplin on 10-04-2016

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-2017

Highly Recommended. An open, honest retelling of his journey from pre-diagnosis through to public advocate for PD. He covers the balancing of disease, coping, working and family. I just wish it wasn't an abridged version!

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 565

Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets...David. Young, successful and charming - Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife...Adele. Beautiful, elegant and sweet - Louise's new friend seems perfect in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too unbelievable

  • By Karen on 03-07-2017

Absolutely Loved It!!

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

Reviewed: 23-09-2017

A captivating story of what seems to be a simple love triangle. The ending was quite unexpected, and the journey to get there was well worth it. If you think you know where its going, you're probably wrong. Well read by the narrators. Highly Recommended.

  • The Girl Before

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,321

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultraminimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the listener off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense portrayal of psychological obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An edgy and effective thriller

  • By Rod on 28-03-2017

Loved it! Highly Recommend!

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

Reviewed: 16-08-2017

A wonderfully unique book in a period of reboots and copycats. The two points of time and the two women are well developed and intertwine with each other maintaining listener interest through until the conclusion. Well delivered narration. Highly Recommended.

  • The City of Mirrors

  • The Passage Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life.... Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn towards one of the great cities of The Time Before. The ruined city of New York. Ruined but not empty. For this is the final refuge of Zero, the first and last of The Twelve. The one who must be destroyed if mankind is to have a future. What she finds is not what she's expecting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a fitting end.

  • By Robert W. White on 08-09-2016

Highly Recommend this series!

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

Reviewed: 16-08-2017

Loved The Passage Trilogy. A really interesting spin on themes which are extremely popular in publishing and tv/movies atm. The first book was my favourite, but all three work well together and round out the story to a satisfying conclusion.

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  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 767

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation, no website - just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant great story.

  • By Mindy on 21-08-2016

A thoroughly good listen

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

Reviewed: 11-06-2017

I really enjoyed listening to this one. Really good characters, great plot development. I don't often read crime, but this has made me want to look more into that genre. Highly recommended.