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  • Fever Crumb

  • By: Philip Reeve
  • Narrated by: Philip Reeve
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

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
  • fabulous

  • By Giles on 06-06-2019

fabulous

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

Reviewed: 06-06-2019

fabulous book, well read and a captivating romp. set hundreds of years before mortal engines fills in some of the backstory of the world but is a great book by itself!

  • The Last Necromancer

  • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

For five years Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time her father banished her. This time she brings even more trouble upon herself. People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great read from c j archer.

  • By Giles on 08-03-2019

another great read from c j archer.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-2019

another great read from c j archer. excellent voice work and a great anti hero

  • The Magician's Diary

  • Glass and Steele, Book 4
  • By: C.J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 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

India and Matt thought all their problems would come to an end once they found Chronos. But the watch magician brings with him as many questions as answers, and a load of trouble. To fix Matt's magic watch, they must find an old diary that once belonged to a doctor magician murdered decades ago. The hunt drags them into a sordid mystery involving two of London's craft guilds. With old and new enemies determined to stop them, and long-held secrets unearthed, Matt and India must work together better than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • continues to be great

  • By Giles on 19-01-2019

continues to be great

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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: 19-01-2019

can't wait for next one! the story continues more pieces fall into place and secrets revealed abd new ones uncovered.

  • The Apothecary's Poison

  • Glass and Steele, Book 3
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

When Dr. Hale is murdered, Matt becomes a suspect. With Matt's nemesis Sheriff Payne influencing the investigating detective, India and Matt know they must find the real killer, or risk his freedom, and ultimately, his life. Time is running out as they hunt for a killer capable of turning medicine into poison with a magic spell, as well as continue the search for Chronos. A search that must end in success before Matt's malfunctioning watch stops altogether.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • still going strong

  • By Giles on 24-10-2018

still going strong

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

Reviewed: 24-10-2018

while not quite as captivating as the first 2 it's still well worthwhile and very enjoyable.

  • Superior Saturday

  • Keys to the Kingdom #6
  • By: Garth Nix
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Arthur Penhaligon has wrested five of the Keys from their immortal guardians, the Trustees of the Will. But gaining the Sixth Key poses a greater challenge than any he has ever faced before. Superior Saturday is not just one of the Trustees, she is also the oldest Denizen and the most powerful and knowledgeable sorcerer within the House. She has tens of thousands of sorcerers at her command - and she has been preparing her forces all along.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another excellent installment

  • By Giles on 05-10-2018

another excellent installment

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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: 05-10-2018

the story continues and the whole family is wrapt. again and excellent performance. make sure you download lord Sunday before you get to the end... it's a cliff hanger.

  • The Mapmaker's Apprentice

  • Glass and Steele, Book 2
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 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

When an apprentice from the Mapmakers' Guild goes missing, Matt and India are employed to find him. Going undercover as a married couple, they discover that not everyone at the guild is what they seem, and the lad's unearthly maps caused jealousy, suspicion and fear. With one of the apprentice's magic maps in their possession, India and Matt must use their wits and India's fledgling, untried magic to find him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good rollicking story

  • By Giles on 01-10-2018

good rollicking story

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

Reviewed: 01-10-2018

captivating, well written and superbly performed, well paced with many concurrent threads woven through the story.

  • The Watchmaker's Daughter

  • Glass and Steele, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Archer
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America, a man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t stop listening.

  • By Jennifer on 14-01-2018

excellent

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

Reviewed: 22-09-2018

enthralling and well read.
the story is a well paced and captivating.
very enjoyable !

  • Steamborn: The Complete Trilogy Box Set

  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

A supernatural swarm. A treacherous scheme. A tinker's apprentice may be the village's only hope. This collection includes Steamborn, Steamforged, and Steamsworn. Grab it and crank up a whimsical thrill-ride today!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Bridget on 22-08-2018

excellent performance and series.<br />great steampunk

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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: 17-04-2018

excellent performance and series.
great steampunk story in post apocalyptic world.
though the age of the main protagonist seems to ipmly the book's for kids the the level gory detail might be better for mood to late teens

  • Lady Friday

  • The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 5
  • By: Garth Nix
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Lady Friday tempts Arthur with an unexpected offer - but it is a cunning trap for the Rightful Heir to the Kingdom, or a chance he must seize before Superior Saturday or the Piper snatch it first? Who will win the race to discover the secret of the Middle House?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent series continues.

  • By Giles on 15-04-2018

excellent series continues.

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

Reviewed: 15-04-2018

it's getting a little hard to keep track of all the machinations and players for the youngest listeners but otherwise an excellent story.

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  • Drowned Wednesday

  • The Keys to the Kingdom #3
  • By: Garth Nix
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world - where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets. As Arthur gets closer to the heart of his quest, the suspense and mystery grow more and more intense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets

  • By Anonymous User on 30-04-2018

excellent. my 5 yo loved it! looking forward 4th s

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

Reviewed: 08-01-2017

excellent. my 5 yo loved it!
looking forward 4th episode and following books.
well keeping coming back