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  • Here Be Sexist Vampires

  • Deep in Your Veins Series, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre, P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire's private army. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Svente vampire; a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing

  • By Penny Ellen on 11-06-2018

Awful Cockney accents

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

Reviewed: 23-12-2018

So Justine Eyre does not even try to do a Cockney accent and I wish P.J.Ochlan had not tried.
Justine does a better male part that P.J does a female one.
The discrepancies between the accents and switching between the narrators detracted from the story. I prefer one narrator for the whole story.
The story is in interesting twist on the vampire genre.

  • Dragon Blood - Omnibus

  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 27 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

A thousand years have passed since a dragon has been seen in the world. Science and technology have replaced magic, which has dwindled until it has become little more than an element of myth and legend. There are those who still have dragon blood flowing through their veins, distant descendants of the mighty creatures of old. These rare humans have the power to cast magic, the power to heal, and the power to craft alchemical weapons capable of starting wars...or ending them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Series captures you

  • By Trina H on 15-03-2018

Story with a difference

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2015

I enjoyed the book but the narrator seemed to have a speech impediment. She could/did not pronounce Ts in the middle of some words, so mountain comes out as moun'ain, button bu'on, a bit annoying for me.

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  • 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 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

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

Religious fanaticism

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

Reviewed: 25-10-2015

Reminiscent of the crusades where anyone not of the faith was killed, not a story that I would read for entertainment or enjoyment.

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  • Scrapyard Ship

  • Scrapyard Ship, Book 1
  • By: Mark Wayne McGinnis
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Lieutenant Commander Jason Reynolds has had a string of bad luck lately - evident by the uncomfortable house arrest bracelet strapped to his right ankle. Worse yet, he's relegated to his grandfather's old house and rambling scrapyard. To complicate things, the women in his life are pulling from every direction. But it's through a bizarre turn of events that Jason is led to a dried up subterranean aquifer hundreds of feet below ground. Here he discovers an advanced alien spacecraft, one that will propel his life in a new direction.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • very poor - simplistic non-engaging characters

  • By Anonymous User on 08-01-2018

Interesting take on traditional story

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

Reviewed: 18-07-2015

I enjoyed this story, not too heavy, a bit of human interest, and the traditional stop the bad guys invading earth scenario, looking forward to reading the next book,

  • 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 1,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402

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

Great book with a different twist on paranormal

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

Reviewed: 16-06-2015

Loved the book, great characters and an interesting plot. Looking forward to the next in the series

  • Ancillary Sword

  • The Imperial Radch series, Book 2
  • By: Ann Leckie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Breq - the soldier who used to be a spaceship - is serving the emperor she swore to destroy. She's been given her own warship, her own crew, and ordered to the only place in the galaxy she would have agreed to go: to Athoek Station, to protect the family of the lieutenant she murdered in cold blood. Athoek was annexed by the Empire some 600 years ago, and by now everyone is fully 'civilised'. Or should be - but everything is not as tranquil as it appears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as justice but still good

  • By A Partington on 06-08-2016

A different concept on AIs

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

Reviewed: 17-05-2015

This was a fascinating read, an AI using human bodies as ancillary extensions of itself. Once you realise the extent that this technology is used in this universe you start to question what is human. Highly recommended.

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