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  • The Binding

  • By: Bridget Collins
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice - but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. He will learn to handcraft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best love stories, ever.

  • By Susan on 22-01-2019

Outstanding!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-2019


This book is exquisitely expressive. I've been entranced, drunk on words. Beautiful soul staining art.

  • Grey Sister

  • Book of the Ancestor, Book 2
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Helen Duff
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 223

The second novel in the brilliant new series from the best-selling author of Prince of Thorns. In Mystic Class, Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy, Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of prayer and service.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I NEED MORE

  • By Anonymous User on 01-07-2018

remarkable storytelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-2019

Second time I've listened to this book. So
enthralling that the rest of my life became the interruption until I had finished it.

  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

  • Wayfarers, Book 1
  • By: Becky Chambers
  • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 265

Firefly meets Mass Effect in this thrilling self-published debut! When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn

  • By simon on 16-12-2017

great space story. fantastic aliens. loved it<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-2018

Great story. It nice to have a true space adventure. loved the alien cultural concepts.

  • The Legion of Flame

  • Book Two of the Draconis Memoria
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 25 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

The Legion of Flame is the action-packed second audiobook in the Draconis Memoria series - an enthralling epic fantasy of magic, adventure and the furious battle to forge an empire. Claydon Torcreek has survived drake-infested jungles, hostile tribes and the cold touch of betrayal - yet his troubles have only just begun. The legendary white drake - believed to be nothing more than a myth - has awoken from its long slumber, with a thirst to reduce the world of men to ashes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Steven Brand was a better choice

  • By Jim on 16-07-2017

very enjoyable. <br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-10-2018

Just as good as the first book.
complicated, intricately woven and addictive.
Looking forward to the next book.

  • The Waking Fire

  • Book One of Draconis Memoria
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

The new star of British fantasy returns with The Waking Fire, book one of the Draconis Memoria series, a thrilling new epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the battle for empire. For decades the lands of the Ironship Syndicate have been defended by the 'blood blessed' - men and women able to channel the powers contained in the potent blood of wild drakes. Elite spies and assassins, their loyalty has established the Syndicate's position as the greatest power in the known world. Yet now a crisis looms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible delivery, awesome story.

  • By Vicky Finn on 27-03-2017

Famtastic story telling.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-2018

Lovely complicated backdrop of world politics and historical intrigue. Engaging characters and creatures.
Really enjoyed it.

  • The Fates Divide

  • Carve the Mark, Book 2
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Austin Butler, Emily Rankin, Aaron Spencer, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, globally best-selling Divergent author Veronica Roth reveals how Cyra and Akos fulfill their fates. The Fates Divide is a richly imagined tale of hope and resilience told in four stunning perspectives. The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable. Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: he will die in service to Cyra’s family. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring. Powerful storytelling.

  • By Sam Burgess on 23-08-2018

Inspiring. Powerful storytelling.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-2018

This book with its predecessor are amongst the very best stories I've read, which though has beautifully thought out sci fiction world, it's the depth of sensitivity built into the characters stories of survival that will stay with me.

  • Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures

  • By: Jackson Pearce, Maggie Stiefvater
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris, Peter McGowan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend, Tomas, is allergic to most magical creatures. When things go amok - and they often go amok - Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston's Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn't just require book knowledge - it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Sam Burgess on 17-09-2017

Loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-2017

This was a wonderful story for my family on a long driving holiday. it combined our favorite things animals and magic.

  • A Crucible of Souls

  • The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers. But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths. As a shadowed evil manipulates the unwary and forbidden powers are unleashed, Caldan is plunged into an age-old conflict that brings the world to the edge of destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it.

  • By Sam Burgess on 01-09-2017

loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-2017

Fabulous new magical adventure. With complex webs of intrigue and betrayals. The 2nd book is just as wonderful


  • Blood of Innocents

  • The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 2
  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Anasoma, jewel of the Mahruse Empire, has fallen. As Caldan and his companions flee the city, horrors from the time of the Shattering begin to close in. With Miranda's mind broken by forbidden sorcery, Caldan is forced to disobey the most sacrosanct laws of the Protectors if he is to have any chance of healing her. But when one of the emperor's warlocks arrives to take control of him, he begins to suspect his burgeoning powers may be more of a curse than a blessing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it.

  • By Sam Burgess on 01-09-2017

Loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-2017

A throughly enjoyable magical adventure. Fantastic intrigue and complex story telling. looking forward to the last book.