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Jenny Taylor

Rowville, VIC, Australia
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  • Princeps' Fury

  • The Codex Alera: Book Five
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

After bitter fighting, Tavi of Calderon has eventually forged an alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim, and he must escort them on their long sea-voyage home. This will strain their fragile accord - but the worst is yet to come.The inhuman Vord have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland, making it a desolate place indeed. Then the Alerans become stranded there, cut off from their ships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pronunciation

  • By Jenny Taylor on 25-05-2019

pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 25-05-2019

it's valet not valette, final T's are silent in French, should rhyme with ballet not smurfette!

trebuchet is the same.

  • Captain's Fury

  • The Codex Alera: Book Four
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69

Tavi of Calderon, now captain of his own Legion, has been fighting a bitter war for two years. Then he discovers the invading Canim warriors are harbingers of a far greater threat. The Canim are being hunted in their turn by a savage race that forced them from their homeland - and which has pursued them to the Aleran borders. With options fast running out, Tavi proposes an alliance with the Canim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pronunciations

  • By Jenny Taylor on 09-05-2019

pronunciations

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

Reviewed: 09-05-2019

sorry but don't like the way Kate pronounces

feral as fear all
and valet, which, being a French word, should rhyme with ballet, as valette, rhyming with smurfette!!

I think if she checks the phonetics in the Oxford English dictionary ....

  • Cursor's Fury

  • The Codex Alera: Book Three
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 79

Power-hungry Kalare has rebelled against Alera's aging First Lord, Gaius Sextus. Ill-equipped to face this attack, Gaius must seek support - even from the combative High Lord of Aquitaine. Kalare has also seized valuable hostages that could mean the difference between victory and failure. And Amara, the First Lord's Cursor, has been tasked with their rescue. She has earned this trust but are her allies as worthy - or does the Lady Aquitaine see the time as ripe for betrayal?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pronunciation errors

  • By Jenny Taylor on 01-05-2019

pronunciation errors

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

Reviewed: 01-05-2019

it's feral not Fear-all

narrator's really should really check before recording, hopefully they will gain knowledge eventually

  • Academ's Fury

  • The Codex Alera: Book Two
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

For centuries, the people of Alera have relied on the power of the furies to protect them from outside invaders. But the gravest threat might be closer than they think.Tavi has escaped the Calderon Valley and the mysterious attack of the Marat on his homeland. But he is far from safe, as trying to keep up the illusion of being a student while secretly training as one of the First Lord's spies is a dangerous game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Finally Here

  • By Joshua on 06-10-2016

pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 26-04-2019

I haven't seen the written version but I am fairly sure when referring to the hard shell Jim meant chitenous not kitenous!!

  • Son of the Black Sword

  • Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 1
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea. Ever since, the land has belonged to man, and the oceans have remained an uncrossable hell, leaving the continent of Lok isolated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, loved it

  • By Simon on 19-03-2016

narrators pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 11-04-2019

I really wish narrators would learn to pronounce words correctly.

I'm sure status is either stat-us or stay-tus (AU) but I've never in all my travels heard it pronounced star-tus until now, ruined the entire listening experience for this book. 🙁

  • Blood Debts

  • Temple Chronicles Series, Book 2
  • By: Shayne Silvers
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The ancient pact between mankind, Heaven, and Hell has been broken. And this upstart wizard's quest for vengeance may have just kicked off Armageddon. So, time for a drink...or maybe two. Already plagued with sinister night terrors that could qualify him as a card-carrying psychopathic insomniac, Nate can barely even manage to put his pants on in the morning, let alone pick teams for the Apocalypse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • much better narrator

  • By Jenny Taylor on 20-09-2018

much better narrator

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

Reviewed: 20-09-2018

like this narrator much better than the one for book one. speech pattern flows better and fewer mispronounced words

  • Obsidian Son

  • The Temple Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Shayne Silvers
  • Narrated by: Marcio Catalano
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Nate Temple's all-consuming quest to avenge his parents is temporarily put on hold when shape-shifting dragons invade St. Louis. And perhaps cow-tipping the Minotaur for answers might not have been Nate's smartest opening move, because now every flavor of supernatural thug from our childhood nightmares is gunning for him. Nate learns that the only way to save his city from these creatures is to murder his best friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • didn't like the narrator's pronunciation

  • By Jenny Taylor on 16-09-2018

didn't like the narrator's pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 16-09-2018

it's feral not Fear-all!!

story was pretty good but the narrator needs lessons on how to pronounce some words and his staccato style sentences, hmm, reckon I could have done a better job!! despite not thinking I could do different voices!

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,508

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

absolutely loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-09-2018

will check out more stuff read by Wesley I mean Will Wheaton. great job, well done.

  • Prince of the Blood

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 279

Set 20 years after the events of the Riftwar, Prince of the Blood follows the adventures of Prince Arutha's sons in the dangerously unstable Great Empire of Kesh. Twenty years have passed since the end of the Riftwar. Prince Borric con Doin and his twin brother Erland have been summoned back to their father's court in Krondor. Prince Arutha has decided he needs to tame his spirited progeny and teach them statecraft and responsibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By David on 23-10-2015

I just wish some narrators could use a dictionary

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

Reviewed: 07-09-2018

I think pronunciation is important.

for example, this narrator, amongst other discrepancies, miss pronounces combatants.

he says comba-tants rather than com-bat-ants. if I'm wrong, then my apologies but I like to listen to the kings English, not some evolutionary bastardisation that's occurred because his teacher was incorrect!! bad pronunciation in narration is as bad as bad spelling and grammar in writing. it takes away from the enjoyment of the story as I get fixated. especially when the word is repeated throughout the book!

  • A Darkness at Sethanon

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683

The adventure concludes with the triumphant finale in the Riftwar Saga. Raymond E. Feist is an internationally best-selling author. The battle may be over, but war is coming… The Kingdom forces may have won the first conflict but the enemy has a strong grip on Midkemia and invasion now seems inevitable. Arutha travels north to confront the Dark Elves, but without help, Pug knows that Arutha's forces face slaughter. With Tomas he must scour the world - and beyond - to find the one person with enough power to give them a chance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • loved the book and the reading except for one bit

  • By Anonymous User on 01-04-2019

narration issues

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

Reviewed: 02-08-2018

combatant is is not pronounced com-ba-tant

Liam is lee-am not Ly-am

and a few others I can't think of atm. very distressing to listen to mispronounced words, ruins the story for me.

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