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  • The Witchwood Crown

  • The Last King of Osten Ard, Book 1
  • By: Tad Williams
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 38 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

The Witchwood Crown continues the story of Simon, servant boy made king, and his queen, Miriamele, 30 years after the events of the concluding part of the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy. In To Green Angel Tower, the might of the Storm King was conquered by the League of the Scroll. Now new troubles have come to the kingdom of Osten Ard, a world where humans, Norns and the Sithi can live in peace for only a little time before war raises its head....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Maria on 16-11-2017

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 16-11-2017

Wonderful story. Powerful narration. I cannot wait for the next book in the sequel. Time to listen to the initial trilogy again.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,526
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,235

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than completely fine

  • By Bec on 29-10-2017

Wonderful - be prepared for an emotional read.

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

Reviewed: 20-10-2017

I'm so happy that I gave this book a proper go The main character is both pitiful and unlikable at first. After a rocky start I found myself fully engrossed. I'll be listening to this again and again in the years to come.

  • Fool's Errand

  • Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 287

Return to the world of the Farseers… Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy. When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Performance for a great story

  • By Evan on 10-10-2018

Takes some getting used to

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

Reviewed: 03-05-2017

I struggled at first with the difference in narration between this and the farseer. I'm glad I pushed on though, this is a beautiful story, Robin Hobb weaves magic with her words. There are some issues with editing, the start of each chapter is jarring. Far too loud and too quick after the soft ending of the previous chapter.

  • Before They Are Hanged

  • The First Law: Book Two
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 444

Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. Lacking experience, training, and in some cases even weapons, the army is scarcely equipped to repel Bethod's scouts, let alone his elite forces. In the heat-ravaged south, the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pacey is brilliant!

  • By John G. Walker on 08-01-2015

Steven Pacey has a voice of gold!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2016

Captivating story made all the better by an amazing narrator. This is quality entertainment. I can't wait to see what happens next!

  • 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 654
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614

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

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 29-10-2016

This was a surprisingly good listen. The narrator is excellent. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.