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  • The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

In a world recovering only slowly from evil, a world where allomancers wield immense power through their ability to unleash the magic bound up in common metals, someone who can burn metals that no-one has burned before can tip the balance....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn't live up to the Final Empire

  • By Oliver on 09-12-2018

Engaging the whole way

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

Reviewed: 22-02-2017

A clever story set in a beautiful universe. This might be my favourite world and magic.

It's so balanced.

  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worth reading for the conclusion.

  • By Dale Christopher on 02-10-2016

An intelligent read

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

Reviewed: 21-07-2016

I feel every aspect of this book could be a believable future. It feels possible and logical. Every character was interesting. I look forward to future install men's from Mr Moss.

  • Fear the Survivors

  • The Fear Saga, Book 2
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

The Earth lies shaken in the aftermath of a conspiracy. Some of the smartest minds on the planet have striven for and died in an effort to scour the skies of four vast alien satellites, but their success has brought a terrible vengeance down upon us. While alien agents stalk the Earth, a team of exhausted scientists and military outcasts struggle to fight them among a planet on the brink - the brink of plague, the brink of war, and the brink of an invasion larger than they can possibly imagine. But they have allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story.

  • By Nathan on 16-06-2016

Great Story.

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

Reviewed: 16-06-2016

A good read but I feel the author missed a few more opportunities to use the word "moot"

Maybe there will be more in the next 😉

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Tower Lord

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

The realm burns. Vaelin Al Sorna is tired of war. He's fought countless battles in service to the Realm and Faith. His reward was the loss of his love, the death of his friends and a betrayal by his king. After five years in an Alpiran dungeon, he just wants to go home. Reva intends to welcome Vaelin back with a knife between the ribs. He destroyed her family and ruined her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant sequel

  • By TiffanyMarly on 14-05-2015

great story...

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

Reviewed: 15-03-2016

The narrator lacks real emotion and some key scenes are lost in it. Otherwise the story is in top form.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Song

  • Book 1 of Raven's Shadow
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners. Vaelin Al Sorna is the Sixth Order's newest recruit. Under their brutal training regime, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly and quietly - all in the name of protecting the Realm and the Faith. Now his skills will be put to the test.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than GoT

  • By Trish on 16-08-2015

Good read

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

Reviewed: 26-02-2016

I found this while searching for something to fill the void The name of the wind left in me.

Solid read but the narrator didn't have as much depth that I have experienced so far in other books.

Off to start part 2.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,883
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,700
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,692

Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING NOVEL AND NARRATION!

  • By Serena on 05-10-2015

Trilogy...

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

Reviewed: 26-11-2015

Never have I feared a third book so much. In most cases I have hotly awaited to read what would happens next but with the Kingkiller Chronicles I do not want it to end.

I am so invested in these well written characters it feels like I will miss them if this all ends with a third book.

I just sit here hanging onto a quote from Rothfuss stating that the third book will end this arc, implying to me that there is more to come after these 3 days.

Here's hoping.

This series is a must read for anyone.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,476
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,260

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Gretta on 18-03-2015

Stella narration!

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

Reviewed: 27-10-2015

This great story is brought to life by one of the best narrations I have heard so far. You will absolutely lose yourself in this story. Each character is intriguing and unique. I shudder to think that this is only a trilogy as I will surely mourn and miss these characters if the series ends. The author could easily draw this out over many books.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hanging out for book 2.

  • By Amanda on 04-10-2015

Great narrator

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

Reviewed: 19-10-2015

Good story... Worth your time. Thanks to R. C. Bray and his great efforts to convey the story.

Ruins
    Partials, Book 3
    
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        Dan Wells
    
    


    
    
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        Julia Whelan
    
    


    
    Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    24 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Ruins

  • Partials, Book 3
  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

As the clock ticks closer and closer to the final Partial expiration date, humans and Partials stand on the brink of war. Caught in the middle, thousands of miles apart, are Samm and Kira: Samm, who is trapped on the far side of the continent beyond the vast toxic wasteland of the American Midwest; and Kira, now in the hands of Dr. Morgan, who is hell-bent on saving what's left of the Partials, even if she has to destroy Kira to do it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book series

  • By allan on 18-04-2016

Intelligent writing.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-2015

A good read with a solid story. The lead characters are strong and realistic. A lot of topics and tackled and raise interesting debates. I will surely be looking for another series by the same author.

Die Trying
    Jack Reacher 2
    
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        Lee Child
    
    


    
    
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        Johnathan McClain
    
    


    
    Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    291 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Die Trying

  • Jack Reacher 2
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere. A Chicago street in bright sunshine. A young woman, struggling on crutches. He offers her a steadying arm. And turns to see a handgun aimed at his stomach. Chained in a dark van racing across America, Reacher doesn't know why they've been kidnapped. The woman claims to be FBI. She's certainly tough enough. But at their remote destination, will raw courage be enough to overcome the hopeless odds?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oldmanmulloz

  • By Michael on 21-01-2015

The narration gets grating.

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

Reviewed: 22-07-2014

What did you like most about Die Trying?

Lee Child does another Jack Reacher story. If you like Jack Reacher, you will like this book. It's as simple as that.

What did you like best about this story?

Detailed descriptions of the world around him. Sucks you in and gives you insight without having to reference/research to everything he is talking about.

Would you be willing to try another one of Johnathan McClain’s performances?

Not really... His accents are great, but he insists on, "he said" "she said", all the time. If he is doing distinct and defined voices for each character he does not need to do this but does and it's very jarring.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful