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  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust: Volume One
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • delightful. gripping. touching.

  • By phoebe on 22-12-2017

A wonferful adventure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-2019

want to go on an exciting adventure? then the book of dust will take you away

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,506

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well it's no "The Martian"

  • By Craig on 18-11-2017

So much excitement!

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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: 05-12-2017

an awesome exciting story!!
another amazing Andy Weir book but this time with a kick-ass female lead

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Be warned...this is AWFUL!

  • By DebB on 25-07-2017

great performance but terrible story

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-2017

The narration is just wonderful but the story is lacking depth. All of the characters are the same and every problem is solved too easily. It's a bit of a yawn.

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  • The Luminaries

  • By: Eleanor Catton
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 266

It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audiobook in ages

  • By Antonia on 18-02-2014

wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-2017

all round wonderful with absolutely gorgeous narration. Add it to your library right now and enjoy.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,553
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,259

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

Exciting story for the Digital Age

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

Reviewed: 01-06-2017

great story with exciting plot. well narrated and a must for any video game lover