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  • Heretic

  • Archangel Project, Book 3
  • By: C. Gockel
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Commander Noa Sato has almost reached the Kannukah Cloud. Within hours her crew may be able to reach Sol System through a hidden time gate. If they make it, she and her crew won't just save their own lives - they'll save millions from genocide at the hands of Luddeccean fanatics. But the Luddeccean "fanatics" may not be as mad as Noa believes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic series, terrible narrator

  • By Justine on 20-07-2017

Fantastic series, terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 20-07-2017

I read the first two books in this series on my Kindle reader, before deciding to listen to this last installment on Audible. I loved the story, the characters are unique and the romance is realistic and quirky.

I did struggle to get through this, however, due to the over-exaggerated, whiny timbre of the narrator. I feel this story would've been better suited to a male voice. Emily's attempts at different voices was just downright painful (Anita's voice) and cringe worthy (Gunny).

I highly recommend this series (and anything else by C Gockel), but I would recommend making the effort to read it yourself.

  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Meet Johnny Smith. A young man whose streak of luck ends dramatically in a major car crash. Followed by blackness. A long, long time in cold limbo. When he wakes up life has been turned upside down. His fiancée has met someone else. And Johnny is cursed with the power to perceive evil in men's souls. He's had these hunches since he had an ice-skating accident as a child. Now he has an ability to see into the future. An ability which will bring him into a terrifying confrontation with a charismatic, power-hungry and dangerous man....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If not for James Franco...

  • By Justine on 12-07-2017

If not for James Franco...

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

Reviewed: 12-07-2017

I found this book very slow and quite boring. definitely not a thriller by any means. If you're interested in politics you may enjoy it more, but the story is slow and there's not many peaks in the story. I found the relationship between Johnny and Sarah to be the best part of the book, but there wasn't much focus on it in the last half.

James Franco was absolutely brilliant as narrator, however, and got me to the end. His expressive voice brought so much to the story. I hope he continues narrating, he is just fantastic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

A dark enchantment blights the land. Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood, and none returns unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for 10 years, leaving all she values behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written folklore fantasy

  • By emmoff on 17-11-2016

A beautiful fairytale

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

Reviewed: 12-06-2017

Really enjoyed every second of this, and the narrator was wonderful. A fairytale for adults, I loved the magic of it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ship of Destiny

  • The Liveship Traders, Book 3
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 33 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 174

The dragon Tintaglia has been released from her wizardwood coffin, only to find that the glories of her kingdom have passed into ancient memory. Meanwhile, Malta Vestrit navigates the acid flow of the Rain Wild River in a decomposing boat, accompanied by the Satrap Cosgo and his Companion Kekki. Against hope, a ship appears in the alien waters, but does it mean rescue, or a further nightmare, for Malta? In ruined Bingtown, the citizens are at war against the Chalcedean mercenaries besieging the harbour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, didnt enjoy the narration.

  • By Anonymous User on 10-08-2017

Awesome book, terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 01-06-2017

The story in this series kept me going but Anne Flosnik's voice was so grating. And she should definitely never, ever sing.

However. The story itself is brilliant, and the characters are realistic and well rounded.