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  • Critical Failures II: Fail Harder

  • Caverns and Creatures Book 2
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Finding themselves permanently stuck in this strange new world, the gang tries to make the best of it by finding the nearest tavern and getting shitfaced. The plan goes just fine until they lose Katherine and Chaz.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • creative and fun

  • By Adam Webb on 27-01-2018

Brilliant narration

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

Reviewed: 06-07-2017

Jonathan Sleep really bring this story alive. Extra production additions were well worth it.

The story is great, though I don't like toilet humour and the half-orc's low-charisma induced bodily functions put me off. If it wasn't for being constantly assaulted with farts and poop, I would have given this all 5 stars.

  • Magician

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 36 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456

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

Excellent narration, but......

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

Reviewed: 08-10-2016

The narrator is brilliant with characterisation and I enjoyed his reading, but he mispronounced the most basic main-character names. Tomas is pronounced Toe-mass; Liam: Lie-am; Arutha: A-root-a; and Guy: Gee. This really bugged me. Minus half a star for each name. I wouldn't not buy the book because of it and if I had never read the books I would have given 5 stars.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Super Powereds: Year 1

  • Super Powereds, Book 1
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Knowledge is power. That would be the motto of Lander University, had it not been snatched up and used to death by others long before the school was founded. For while Lander offers a full range of courses to nearly all students, it also offers a small number of specialty classes to a very select few. Lander is home to the Hero Certification Program, a curriculum designed to develop students with superhuman capabilities, commonly known as Supers, into official Heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story...... He said.....

  • By Gretta on 11-07-2016

Great story...... He said.....

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2016

The story was engaging and worth the 'read'. The narration was a little off-putting. Too many instances of 'he said' 'she said'. Not sure if that is a problem with the book of if other narrators skip saying these because the listener knows who is talking based on the voice acting. The voice acting was good so we knew who was saying what, most of the time, without the constant 'he replied' or 'she reiterated'. It got very annoying, like a constant background noise, once you notice it it's hard to not hear it. And the strong American accent was a bit grating too.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

The Wise Man's Fear (Part Two)
    
    
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        Patrick Rothfuss
    
    


    
    
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        Rupert Degas
    
    


    
    Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
    123 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • The Wise Man's Fear (Part Two)

  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

Part Two of The Wise Man’s Fear Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best fantasy I've ever come across

  • By Daniel on 26-02-2015

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 06-05-2015

The story is brilliant. The narration is the best I have experienced. Rupert is a true voice actor, not a mere narrator. My next book will be one of his art. He brings the story to life like no other.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,686
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Gretta on 18-03-2015

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 18-03-2015

I couldn't 'put this book down'. I would sometimes sit in my car for half an hour listening before I got out. The narration is more like a voice acting performance. Each character had their own accent, brilliant. This book is highly recommended. It had me sitting on the edge on my car seat.

55 of 55 people found this review helpful

  • Thief of Time

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 146

Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome all round.

  • By Gretta on 26-02-2015

Awesome all round.

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

Reviewed: 26-02-2015

I am reading the Pratchett in series order. This is the first Death book read by Stephen Briggs and even though his version of Death is different, I think I prefer Stephen's narration. Both Nigel and Stephen are very good narrators, Stephen's seem to be a more consistent quality in term of sound.

This is by far my favourite in the Death series. You won't be disappointed with the story or the narration.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Mort

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 178

Mort, like many teenagers, is gangly, unpromising, and struggling with a menial job - in his case, as Death's apprentice. He can barely handle his simple task of ushering souls out of Discworld, but he really screws up when he meets the beautiful Princess Keli, who is scheduled to be assassinated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, well narrated, very poor quality.

  • By Gretta on 17-12-2014

Great book, well narrated, very poor quality.

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

Reviewed: 17-12-2014

Terry Pratchett has written another great book. And as one of Nigel Planer's early narrations, it is good. But the quality of the recording is very poor. The sound is grainy and muffled and it changes between chapters forcing me to adjust the volume several times during the book. There are also several skips and repeated sections.

I would still recommend the book for the story but be aware that the quality is not the best.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Night Watch

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 201

Truth! Justice! Freedom! And a hard-boiled egg! Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past, without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck. Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. But he must survive; he has a job to do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite City Watch book

  • By Gretta on 28-11-2014

My favourite City Watch book

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

Reviewed: 28-11-2014

This is by far my favourite City Watch Discworld book. The time travel is intriguing. I do prefer Steven Brigg's voice for Vimes and Vetinarie (sp?) but Nigel Planar's voice is better for Carrott. Both narrators bring life to the characters and I highly recommend them both.

I have been reading the discworld in order of story lines. It is like a little mini series. I would recommend starting the City Watch series from the beginning. I have become very attached to the characters and am not looking forward to them ending in two books time.

Definitely worth the listen.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful