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Bryony S Gordon

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  • Veins of Magic

  • Otherworld
  • By: Emma Hamm
  • Narrated by: Siobhan Waring
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Heartache dogs the steps of Sorcha of Ui Neill. Although she is home with her family, she is unable to shake the memories of her time in Hy-brasil. She heals with a heavy heart, tells stories with melancholy words, and cannot forget the magic of the Otherworld. When an opportunity arises to return to her beloved Fae Prince, she makes a questionable deal. Dark magic, druidic curses, and a witch open a portal and send her tumbling into the middle of a war she must end for the sake of all who dwell in the Otherworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beauty and the Beast meets Irish Myths Perfectly

  • By Bryony S Gordon on 14-04-2019

Beauty and the Beast meets Irish Myths Perfectly

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

Reviewed: 14-04-2019

This is the second part of the Otherworld Duology, and I love it. I don't know how to explain this book other than "Beauty and the Beast meet Irish Mythology," Belle is a red-haired Druid who is one of the few who still believe and worship the Fae when almost everyone else has forgotten.

Sorcha and Eamonn are a beautiful couple who I can't help but fangirl over. Sorcha goes back to Eamonn because she wants to and because he'd be completely lost without her, in that she's his voice of reason. I hope Emma Hamm write more stories about this pair because honestly, I would love to know what else happens in this world, her writing is lovely and enchanting.

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  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Rêves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration of a wonderful novel

  • By Sian Greening on 06-07-2016

I adore this story

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2019

I have read many reviews about this story and think a lot of people are missing the point of the story; they are expecting a magic duel and a love story but that not what this story is.

It's about how two magicians pitted against each other create love letters to each other through the tents inside the circus and how that the people inside the circus are affected by the game the two magicians are forced to play.

That's only one side of the story; the other side, however, is about a boys journey of falling in love with a girl the same age of the circus thanks to a dare his sister gave him.

Some people might find the none linear story jarring, but it doesn't bother me.

When I first read this book, I only had the audiobook and was trying to edit a story while listening to or but found it impossible to write my story and listen to this book; it was just so exciting.

It felt like I had listened to this book before and was familiar with the story even though it was the first time I had heard to it. It feels like coming home and sitting in front of the fire or curled in bed with a cup of hot cinnamon chocolate after a long absence.

It's so easy to get lost in this book and completely forget about the rest of the world for a little while. I don't mind the narrator; I do however wish there was a female narrator as well. I think it would make the story even better than it already is.

  • Orbus

  • The Spatterjay Series: Book 3
  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Old Captain Orbus commandeered a ship to flee Spatterjay, desperate to escape the violent planet. Orbus’ alien enemy, the Prador Vrell, is also moving on. The Spatterjay virus mutated him into something even more dangerous. And he’s hunting the Prador King himself - who sought to kill him, to bury the secret of their similar transformations. Orbus and Vrell clash in the Graveyard, a lawless zone where the Prador have seized a key space station. Official action by humanity or Prador would end peace, as a centuries-long cold war simmers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely love this

  • By Bryony S Gordon on 09-12-2018

I absolutely love this

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

Reviewed: 09-12-2018

I love this book just as much as I loved The Skinner and The Voyage of the Sable Keech. I really want to find out what other adventures Orbus, 13, Sniper and Gernard have as they did follow The Kings ship. Hopefully Asher will add to this series as there is so much potential, I love this story for a different reason then the reason I love The Skinner and Voyage of the Sable Keech. They have a more satisfying endings while this story is more about Orbus journey to sanity and to get over his past and the horror's he went through while on the way to Spatterjay and while on that planet.

  • The Gabble - and Other Stories

  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Neal Asher has firmly established himself as one of the leading British writers of science fiction. Most of his stories are set in a galactic future-scape called The Polity, and with The Gabble - and Other Stories, a collection of marvellously inventive and action-packed short stories, he takes us further into the manifold diversities of that amazing universe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Ethan on 22-05-2018

Absolutely Amazing

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

Reviewed: 24-04-2018

These stories greatly expand what I've already read of the Polity. My favourite stories would have to be Softly Spoke The Gabble and Garp and Geronamid. The last one in particular as you hear about Geronamid and he makes and appearance and is mentioned in another book (I can't remember which). I will defiantly be listening to these stories again in the future. I've already listened/read (as I have the physical book) this book at least two times already.

  • The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

  • Discworld Book 28, (Discworld Childrens Book 1)
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Rats! They're everywhere: in the breadbins, dancing across tabletops, stealing pies from under the cooks' noses. So what does every town need? A good piper to lure them away. That's where Maurice comes in. But he's only a cat (though one that talks).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic all around.

  • By Rebecca on 21-05-2015

Good Story But...

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

Reviewed: 11-04-2018

The voice actor for the boy needs to be changed. I'm only half way through the first chapter and I already can't stand his voice. Please for the love of god change it then I might actually be able to finish the book without wanting to throw my laptop across the room after shouting "For gods sake shut up," at the screen.

  • The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, cast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Here is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the third book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials. Bringing the saga to a thrilling close, it reintroduces familiar characters such as Lyra, Will, Mrs Coulter, and Dr Mary Malone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and sad.

  • By Minde on 29-11-2016

Strange But Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 09-04-2018

I don't really know what to say about this book. It's interesting. The first book expanded so much on the movie. I really wish the movie was more accurate and had followed the book. I so very much wished I could see this series in book form. Hopefully one day that will happen and it will be accurate and nothing but the necessary being left out.

  • The Hazel Wood

  • By: Melissa Albert
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate - the Hazel Wood - Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. Her mother is stolen away - by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't finish it

  • By pl on 11-10-2018

Wonderful Yet Creepy

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

Reviewed: 05-04-2018

This story is wonderful yet engaging and oh so very creepy. These stories are Dark Fairy Tails that end badly for everyone and send a shiver up your spine when he hear them and yet you still want to hear more even though you very much want to sy away and put the book down.

Which is impossible. This story is even more creepy when listening to it at night time and you're all on your own in a little room at the bottom of the garden that feels like its a mile away from the warmth and safety of the house.

I'll definitely be reading this again. On another note, now that I have this story downloaded I'll return it and get my credit back. As long is its downloaded it'll stay in my library. Works for me ;p

  • Fangirl

  • By: Rainbow Rowell
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield, Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university, and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She's horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my usual read but I loved it so much!

  • By Stacey on 18-04-2019

I Was In Love Before I Was Even 5 Chapter's In

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

Reviewed: 01-04-2018

I was in love with this story before I was even five chapter's in. I absolutely love this story to bits. Levi and Cath are so cute and I love them. I will definitely be listening to this book again. I almost want to start the book again. This book describes me almost perfectly as I'm a FFN writer and it just absolutely perfect. I got Carry On because of cause I did.

  • The Technician

  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

The Technician, the Theocracy has been dead for 20 years, and the Polity rules on Masada - but it is an order that the rebels of the Tidy Squad cannot accept, and the iconic Jeremiah Tombs is top of their hit list. Tombs, meanwhile, has escaped his sanatorium. His insanity must be cured, because the near-mythical hooder, called 'the Technician', that attacked him all those years ago did something to his mind even the AIs fail to understand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best Asher book evet

  • By clare on 20-06-2018

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 25-03-2018

This story is an interesting one. I did get a little annoyed with the religious babble as I’m not really religious myself and did want to just give up on this book but decided not too.

It certainly expands the world a bit more though mostly what the Athiter is and what they were and why they did what they did. Its a good story though personally I likely not read...er listen to it again.

I’d much perfer to re-listen to the Brass Man or one of the Spatterjay novels though I have get to read the Dark Intelligence books


  • Brass Man

  • Agent Cormac, Book 3
  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

On the primitive world Cull, a knight errant called Anderson hunts a dragon, not knowing that elsewhere is a resurrected brass killing machine, Mr Crane, assisting in a similar hunt. Learning that this old enemy still lives, agent Cormac pursues while scientist Mika begins discovering the horrifying truth about an ancient alien technology. Each day is a survival struggle for the people of Cull. Ferocious insectile monsters roam their planet as they try to escape to their forefathers' starship, still orbiting far above them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost perfect.

  • By Cameron on 04-09-2018

I Absolutely Love This

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

Reviewed: 28-02-2018

I absolutely loved this story. I loved Mr Crane when he first appeared I always love when he appears in any of the stories. I really want another stories focused around him. I felt inexplicably happy when Mr Crane got his mind back. Mr Asher makes you feel things about character that you've known for a short amount of time. I felt sad when Occum and his Tomolon died even though we only knew him for a short amount of time. This is my second listen through of the book. I want to get the physical book at some point. I will definitely be coming back to this book in the future. Its always going to a favourite.