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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 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 266

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, poor editing

  • By Anonymous User on 27-01-2019

Robin keeps on impressing

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

Reviewed: 25-01-2019

It’s book two in this trilogy, yet I’m still struggling a tad with the different pronunciation the narrator gives for names, in comparison to the first trilogy. Other than that, I am in my element listening to these books. Robin is a genius!

  • Fool's Errand

  • Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Nick Taylor
  • Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 285

Return to the world of the Farseers… Robin Hobb’s best loved characters, Fitz , The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy. When Assassin’s Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Performance for a great story

  • By Evan on 10-10-2018

So good to be back with Fitz

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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: 12-01-2019

I loved the mad ship books but it’s great to be back listening to Fitz and his adventures! As always, so well written.

  • Ship of Magic

  • The Liveship Traders, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 35 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Wizardwood, a sentient wood. The most precious commodity in the world. Like many legendary wares, it comes only from the Rain River Wilds. But how can one trade with the Rain Wilders, when only a liveship, fashioned from wizardwood, can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain River? Rare and valuable, a liveship will quicken only when three members, from successive generations, have died on board. The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening, as Althea Vestrit’s father is carried on deck in his death-throes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • can't listen to the book, bad reader!

  • By Amber Smeenk on 18-08-2017

Another great book by Robin Hobb

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2018

Once I increase the audio speed to x1.25 I enjoyed this book very much. Looking forward to to the next one in this trilogy.

  • Royal Assassin

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

Fitz dreams of Red-Ship Raiders sacking a coastal village, leaving not a single man, woman, or child alive. Tortured by this terrible vision, he returns to the Six Duchies court where all is far from well. King Shrewd has been struck down by a mysterious illness and King-in-waiting, Verity, spends all his time attempting to conjure storms to confuse and destroy the Red-Ship Raiders. And when he leaves on an insane mission to seek out the mystical Elderings, Fitz is left alone and friendless but for the wolf Nighteyes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story, average performance

  • By Ben on 13-03-2018

Great trilogy

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

Reviewed: 13-09-2018

I’m really enjoying this series of books. I can’t wait to listen to the next one. Well written. Great story and characters.

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourites

  • By Dale on 07-01-2015

What a fantastic story

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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: 25-07-2018

Admittedly this was my first Stephen King book, but what a book to begin with. The story had me on the edge of me seat a few times. Highly recommend listening to this one.

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132

Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget. Two silent, neglected children - 15-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack - are waiting for him at a crumbling country house. Upstairs, their mother lies dead. Twenty years later, a body surfaces in the icy black waters of the River Corrib. At first it looks like an open-and-shut case, but then doubt is cast on the investigation's findings - and the integrity of the police. Cormac is thrown back into the cold case that has haunted him his entire career - what links the two deaths, two decades apart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Anonymous User on 16-03-2018

Fantastic storyline

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

Reviewed: 03-05-2018

I absolutely loved listening to this book. The narration is spot on too. My only slight negative was there was quite a few characters to get your head around so if you do buy it pay attention, especially with all the police bands/surnames.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Bravery, courage, fear, and love in a time of war. Despite their differences sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband, Antoine, and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight, and Viann finds herself isolated, so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength are tested.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Ness on 10-09-2015

A beautiful story which captures history well

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

Reviewed: 16-03-2018

A fantastic book by Kristin Hannah, again. I’m quickly becoming a big fan of this writer after listening to ‘the great alone’ and now this. She manages to bring to life a variety of characters who all take their own twists and turns. Excuse me whilst I kept this short and jump onto my next book by her ;-)

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love. Cora Allbright and her husband, Ernt, a recently returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their 13-year-old daughter, Leni, to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful novel

  • By Prue on 16-02-2018

A beautiful story that brought me to tears.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-2018

I can not fault this book. Beautiful twists and turns that I didn’t expect. At points I was in tears, I’d become so involved in the story. Just fantastic.

  • 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 3,356
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,148

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

Absolutely fantastic fantasy

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

Reviewed: 18-12-2017

I listened to this book as a recommendation. I had no idea what to expect however I became hooked instantly. I didn’t think I’d be a fantasy fan but this book has convinced me otherwise. Very clever. Fantastic narration.

  • The Scottish Prisoner

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Rick Holmes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 92

Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing Narration

  • By Sarah on 02-08-2015

A lovely off shoot from ‘Outlander’

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

Reviewed: 14-10-2017

Great side story to the outlander series. Not as keen of the narration, simply because I found some Scots words miss pronounced which interrupted the flow of the story for me.