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  • Insurgent

  • (Divergent, Book 2)
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future. Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever...because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable!

  • By Kari Elise on 14-04-2016

Little Better

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

Reviewed: 22-10-2018

audio was perfect! however the story itself could be a little better. If you are a fan of post-apocalyptic books, this is for you!

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,724
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,541
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,531

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone.... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Steven Fry is the perfect narrator

  • By Kate on 28-08-2016

Great voice, fantastic story.

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

Reviewed: 17-05-2018

While not as cinematic than the movie, the book is more like real life, which makes it so much better. The voice actor is great! He has the voice of seriousness but is not going to hold back, the effects for things like the tunnel sounds make the book sound SO MUCH better

  • The Maze Runner

  • The Maze Runner, Book 1
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors, to try and find out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where were these amazing books when I was young?

  • By Paulie on 20-09-2014

Great Story, Great Narrator.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-2018

The story was great and constantly engaging. The Narrator made the story that much better!

Definitely worth the listen. Going to continue with the rest of the series now.

  • The Golden Age

  • By: Joan London
  • Narrated by: Daniel Koek
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49

Perth, 1954. Thirteen-year-old Frank, a refugee from wartime Hungary, is learning to walk again after contracting polio. At The Golden Age Children's Convalescent Home, he meets Elsa, and the two patients form a forbidden, passionate bond. The Golden Age becomes the little world that reflects the larger one, where everything occurs: love, desire, music, death and poetry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame about the narration

  • By A. Gander on 18-04-2018

Terrible Book for School

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

Reviewed: 01-02-2017

What disappointed you about The Golden Age?

It might be a great book for some, but to me, it sucks so much. I find myself falling asleep. This may fit more to people who like to read about peoples lives, not as a school book we must read...

What was most disappointing about Joan London’s story?

The lack of any action that created suspense in the story of at least the first half

Would you be willing to try another one of Daniel Koek’s performances?

It was alright, a bit slow, but at 1.40x speed it was great for me, made the book a bit better too.

What character would you cut from The Golden Age?

I would cut the parts with the babies.