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  • Anne of the Island

  • By: L. M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Colleen Winton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

In this continuation of the story of Anne Shirley, Anne leaves Green Gables and her work as a teacher in Avonlea to pursue her original dream (which she gave up in Anne of Green Gables) of taking further education at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane enroll as well, as does Anne's friend from Queen's Academy, Priscilla Grant. During her first week of school, Anne befriends Philippa Gordon, a beautiful girl whose frivolous ways charm her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration

  • By Ant on 27-12-2018

Disappointing narration

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

Reviewed: 27-12-2018

This was always one of my favourite books in this series but I did not enjoy the narration at all. I found myself disliking some of my most beloved characters due to the voices she did for their dialogue! The narrator seemed to put emphasis in places that would subtly change the meaning and have amusement in her voice when there shouldn't have been. It was very off-putting and has made me think differently about characters that I consider childhood friends. While I love this book, I definitely cannot recommend this version.

  • Fallen Academy: Year One

  • By: Leia Stone
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

When angels fell from the sky to war with the demons that ravaged Earth, their combined powers infected humanity. Now, the humans are assigned one of two fates, being either demon-gifted or angel-blessed. After wings sprout from Brielle's back at her awakening ceremony, she's sure she's an angel-blessed celestial. It's not until she sees black wings that she realizes something is terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ***Fallen Academy***

  • By IMEE B on 13-11-2018

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

I loved everything about this. The narrator had an engaging voice that really fit with the main character. I really loved the level of detail in the world-building. Bought book 2 straight away!

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  • Skulk of Foxes

  • Fractured Faery Series, Book 3
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

One impending apocalypse. Several crazy faeries. A few troubling plagues of locusts and storms of fire... It's just another day in Manchester for the Madhatter. Madrona might still have amnesia and might yet prove to be a vicious murderess but that doesn't mean she's going to quit being a heroine just yet. However, while she might be prepared to go to any lengths to stop Rubus from triggering Armageddon, it's equally possible that the world will end as a result of her actions too. Manchester is experiencing terrifying surges in magic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed with the ending

  • By Ant on 28-10-2018

Disappointed with the ending

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

While I enjoyed this book enough to finish it in a day, I was disappointed with the weak ending. I don't want to give away any spoilers but it seemed as if everything was resolved too easily and in a way that made the main struggle of the books superfluous.

  • Quiver of Cobras

  • Fractured Faery Series, Book 2
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

One wondrous faery with stupendous magical skills and a superior mind (not to mention incredible modesty). One drop-dead gorgeous, green-eyed stud muffin and his evil Fey brother. And the end of the world. Maybe.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good continuation

  • By Ant on 28-10-2018

Good continuation

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

While I still enjoyed this book, I liked it less than the first book in this series. The main character got on my nerves a bit, especially her repeated catch phrases.

  • Box of Frogs

  • Fractured Faery Series, Book 1
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

One corpse. Several bizarre looking attackers. Some very strange magical powers. And a severe bout of amnesia. Madrona is not having a great week. It's going to be okay, though. All she has to do is find out who she really is, protect a soap star from being attacked by a stalker, and work out why so many people seem so afraid of her. Because surely she's a good person. Right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lot of fun

  • By Ant on 28-10-2018

A lot of fun

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

This book was a lot of fun. The main character's backstory is intriguing and I liked the light-hearted tone of the book.