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  • The Golden Fool

  • The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 286

The second in the thrilling fantasy series returning listeners to the Six Duchies and the magical world of the Farseers. Fitz has succeeded in rescuing Prince Dutiful from the clutches of the Piebald rebels, and has returned with him to Buckkeep castle. With Dutiful safe again, Queen Kettricken can proceed with plans to marry him to the Outislander princess, Elliania, but with tensions building among the peoples of the Six Duchies over Kettricken’s tolerance of the Wittted, even Buckkeep is no longer safe.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • waste of time, garbage.

  • By S.A.R.R. on 14-05-2019

waste of time, garbage.

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

Reviewed: 14-05-2019

This book is terrible! I feel foolish for having persisted until the end. I kept expecting it to improve. It didn't. Tens of thousands of words too long. Self-indulgent garbage. Like Mills and Boon with dragons and magic but without editorial discipline. OMG. Last Hobb I waste time or money on I think.

  • Tripwire

  • Jack Reacher, Book 3
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Tripwire by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. For Jack Reacher, being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Stephanie Whitworth on 31-01-2018

Scooby Doo.

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

Reviewed: 23-12-2018

The only function of women in this book is as victims, as objects for the hero to have sex with as complications, or to suffer sexual violence that the author describes with apparent relish and in pornographic detail. Sometimes Child is better than this, but not here. Entertaining but pretty offensive, and has a tenuous plot. And the "baddie" has a scarred face, hook hand, and is read in an "evil" voice. Yup.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! :D

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-12-2017

Distractingly sexist, not suitable for children.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

Entertaining stories and pretty well-performed. Sullivans sexism is actially distracting, however, and in other novels of his descends into pretty tedious and repellent misogyny. Women are portrayed as powerless victims, often stupid and vacuous, only important insofar as they relate to male characters, and interested in the love and validation of men. At least this novel mostly avoids the sexual violence of other Sullivan stories, such as the graphic description of the murder of a prostitute in Rose and Thorn. Women are typically described in terms of their sexual appeal by Sullivan. Because of this, not suitable for children and should be read with caution. It is a shame.

The reading is pretty racist too, incidently: evil characters are too routinely given generic "eastern" or "midle eastern" accents. Some nay find the use of northern English accents boardering on offensive. At best they are predictable.

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Do you need my help? It was always the first question he asked. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn. Raised and trained as part of a top-secret programme, he was sent to the worst places in the world to do things his government denied any knowledge of. Then he broke with the programme and disappeared. But now someone's on his tail. Someone who knows he was once known simply as Orphan X.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cheesy 80s action flick turned into a book

  • By shopper27 on 27-02-2017

misogynistic and trashy

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

Reviewed: 08-07-2018

The author's misogyny is both tedious and a bit offensive. The story is ok, but awful, hackneued wtiting Also one of the weaker narrations I've listened to.

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