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  • A Discovery of Witches

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Diana Bishop, a young scholar and descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she must navigate with a vampire, Matthew Clairmont. This manuscript, Ashmole 782, holds the secrets of their past...and the key to their future. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically captivating

  • By Monique M. on 28-03-2015

A worth with a lot of depth

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2019

The world is deep and vast in this book, well thought out and an interesting academic spin on the books. Was a little hard to get into the pace of the book but well worth it. Excited for the next instalment!

  • The Immortal Crown

  • Age of X, Book 2
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Emily Shaffer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Gameboard of the Gods introduced religious investigator Justin March and Mae Koskinen, the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him. Together they have been charged with investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods, both inside the Republic of United North America and out. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: Not only are the gods vying for human control, but the elect - special humans marked by the divine - are turning against one another in bloody fashion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story!

  • By Makaela on 11-07-2019

Draws u in

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

Reviewed: 05-07-2019

Incredibly fascinating story, stepping up the heat and creating such an interesting world when u think about the politics behind the RUUNA and Arcadia. the characters wrap u in and u get washed away. the author has a real nack for that..

  • The Golden Lily

  • Bloodlines, Book 2
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Emily Shaffer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

It’s a risky game protecting vampire secrets, especially when you lie at the heart of the most dangerous of them all. Alchemist Sydney Sage is in hiding at the human boarding school Amberwood, where she has been tasked with keeping secret and protecting the life of vampire princess Jill Dragomir. But after a series of attacks, Sydney learns something shocking about the paranormal world she inhabits. Vampire hunters aren’t just the stuff of legend. They’re real. And someone very close to her maybe one of them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It keeps on giving

  • By Anonymous User on 20-06-2019

It keeps on giving

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

Reviewed: 20-06-2019

Wow! Bring on the magic and giddy tendrils of love. this series expands and explores the world more than VA books could. Opening up more possibilitys. Well worth the read!

  • Bloodlines, Book 1

  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Emily Shaffer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. Read by the actress Emily Shaffer. Sydney belongs to a secret group who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the world of humans and vampires. But when Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, she fears she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with vampire Rose Hathaway. What unfolds is far worse. The sister of Moroi queen Lissa Dragomir is in mortal danger, and goes into hiding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than vampire academy

  • By Chas on 13-09-2015

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 18-06-2019

Fantasic addition to the series with a new set of characters while still keeping some of the old favorites.

  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,050

Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world.This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the end

  • By chardonnelle on 21-05-2016

Fantasic!!

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

Reviewed: 12-04-2019

Great novel! Completely worth the previous 2 novel's buildup! it all ties in so well.

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476

A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families, and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, labouring in the ash fields. But now a troublemaker has arrived, and there is rumour of revolt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic and engrossing

  • By Billie on 20-05-2015

Fantasic

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

Reviewed: 20-02-2019

Love it, can't wait for the next one. Don't know what all those other reviews about it being slow and having no action were on about. Full of exciting developments!

  • Elantris

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 28 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Elantris was built on magic, and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade, and Elantris began to rot. Now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperium. Can a young Princess unite the people of Elantris and lead a rebellion against the imperial zealots? Brandon Sanderson's debut fantasy showed his skill as a storyteller and an imaginer of baroque magical systems to be fully developed from the start.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Woeful narrator.

  • By Jenifer on 04-12-2017

I grew to love it! as is BS style.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2019

It was well worth it!!
I was put off by the other reviews in regards to the voice actor. While I agree the voice actor isnt the best choice. I think his accent and the multitude of similar sounding names like Rayoden, Raythen and Aoden (not sure on spelling) can be hard to follow at the best of times but he dose his best.
Not long into it and the story shines through~ plus BS style is to keep you hanging till the last few chapters to wrap it all together in a perfect bow. By that point you feel enthrawled by the world and it's that much more heart breaking when it's over. So don't miss out and give it a go! You won't be sorry.

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  • Warbreaker

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job, and the immortal who's still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago. Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can be collected only one unit at a time from individual people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent reader, excellent story

  • By Claire on 11-06-2018

Beyond incredible! Don't wait to start!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-2019

Absolutely Fantastic!!! Unique magic world and completely captivating and enthralling story. I'm devastated that there's not more to read in this world.

The voice performance was great, well read and a nice variety of voices to distinguish characters.

I have only read the Night Angle Trilogy (Also fab but v e r y different style) series prior. Not the Elantris and storm born ones many of the other reviews discussed.

  • Magisterium: The Golden Tower

  • By: Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

The final, thrilling instalment in this extraordinary series from best-selling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed...but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt. Facing up to what he is, Callum has battled chaos and evil across four years of magical training at the Magisterium, eventually defeating the armies of chaos in an epic battle. It came at a cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-03-2019

Wish there was more!

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

Reviewed: 22-10-2018

Fantastic series, fast moving story and Great narrator. I'm glad they used the same one through the whole series.