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  • The Blade Itself

  • The First Law: Book One
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty, violent, dark..... And hilarious. Enjoy

  • By Marc on 15-11-2015

Kept losing interest.

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

Reviewed: 27-06-2017

Struggled to keep my focus on this book. I didn't care much about any of the characters and found it hard to follow.

I will keep the book in my collection and change the review if I listen again and find myself able to follow it better.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Providence of Fire

  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 24 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story ,drags alot

  • By Nihal on 21-03-2017

Enthralling story and perfect performance

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

Reviewed: 21-03-2017

This is a story that has kept me interested all the way through. I bought the next book three hours before finishing this one because I didn't want to miss a beat waiting for the download to complete.

Another perfect narration by Simon Vance. I can see why he would have won awards for reading.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pawn of Prophecy

  • The Belgariad, Book 1
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil god Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgrath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe. That was only a story, and Garion did not believe in magic dooms, even though the man without a shadow had haunted him for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome book

  • By Byron on 01-02-2015

Enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 27-02-2017

I found this story entertaining and will definitely continue the series. I found the narrator acceptable though some of the accents seemed a little weird to me.

  • The Emperor's Blades

  • Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow to start, but then you can't put it down

  • By Cameron Ellis on 18-07-2016

Amazing. Gripping. Epic.

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

Reviewed: 22-02-2017

I started listening because I have heard another Simon Vance narration of Brent Weeks Lightbringer series and found this series to be just as amazing. I am sure the story breathes a life of its own but the narration can destroy a book if done wrong. The combination here is brilliant.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Need More

  • By Amy on 06-03-2017

Interesting read.

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

Reviewed: 19-02-2017

I started this book with no information on what it was about and quickly became interested in the phenomena that had occurred and the philosophical debate.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Song

  • Book 1 of Raven's Shadow
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners. Vaelin Al Sorna is the Sixth Order's newest recruit. Under their brutal training regime, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly and quietly - all in the name of protecting the Realm and the Faith. Now his skills will be put to the test.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than GoT

  • By Trish on 16-08-2015

too long before story picks up

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

Reviewed: 16-02-2017

had a hard time getting into this one. hard a hard time keeping track of what was happening. not sure if it was the story or narration. i found it more interesting about half way through.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood Mirror

  • The Lightbringer Series, Book 4
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

The Blood Mirror is the action-packed new audiobook in the Lightbringer series by international best seller Brent Weeks. Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he's dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen...and only he can save it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So damn good!

  • By Carl on 29-10-2016

Great story and narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-02-2017

loved it. give me more like this.

the revelations and unexpected outcomes kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what would happen next. this is the only series i have introduced to my partner so far and she is loving it as much as i am.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful