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  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Sophie on 20-05-2015

Ironically, so visual.

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

Reviewed: 26-08-2018

Although a slow burn it is a beautiful journey. You can see, smell & touch everything in this narrative. Wonderful narration.

  • Brilliance

  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible. They’re called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing reading for an amazing book.

  • By Adam on 14-02-2018

Concept akin to TV series Heros but no superpowers

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

Reviewed: 22-06-2017

Apart from the similarity, the story stood alone and I'm looking forward to the next book. Fast paced with great character development.

  • 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 3,176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,978

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

So many layers and a really vivid storytelling.

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

Reviewed: 16-10-2016

I love it when a great story and a great narrator come together. Beautiful prose and constant flow of action make this a memorable story which I can't wait to continue and the narrators way with characters and accents makes you feel like you 'know' wash character. Absolutely recommend.

  • End of Watch

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis, Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer. Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain-injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling, Immersive , Stunning,

  • By Tilly Hopper on 10-06-2016

Always Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 09-09-2016

Really well rounded out end to the trilogy. The Narrator is wonderful and consistent. There is not a King book that passes that doesn't leave you with a new way of looking at things and this one is no exception.

  • United States of Apocalypse

  • By: Mark Tufo, Armand Rosamilia
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

When World War 3 erupts on American soil, it is up to some less than likely heroes to band together and stand tall against any and all comers as a once proud nation is brought to her knees. Cowardly terrorist attacks and indifferent global communities have isolated America as she spirals into a desperate bid for survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!! Tufo at his best.

  • By Tamara on 23-06-2016

Loved it!! Tufo at his best.

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

Reviewed: 23-06-2016

Awesome spin to Mike & Lawrence & a Great way to get to know a new hero in Darlene.

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  • The Queen of Bedlam

  • A Matthew Corbett Novel, Book 2
  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Robert McCammon brings the hero of his previous novel, Matthew Corbett, to 18th-century New York, where a killer wields a bloody and terrifying power over a bustling city carving out its identity - and over Matthew's own uncertain destiny.

The unsolved murder of a respected doctor has sent ripples of fear throughout a city teeming with life and noise and commerce. Who snuffed out the good man's life with the slash of a blade on a midnight street? The local printmaster has labeled the fiend "the Masker," adding fuel to a volatile mystery...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked

  • By Mel M on 11-08-2017

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 21-05-2015

Wonderful narration again and a more in depth main character than in the first book. An intriguing story with twists and turns that are enjoyably surprising and a little bit dark. I really enjoyed the new characters and can't wait to see how Matthew's life turns with the wind in the next book.

  • The Family Law

  • By: Benjamin Law
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Law
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 208

Meet the Law family - eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: Why won't his Chinese dad wear made-in-China underpants? Why was most of his extended family deported in the 1980s? Will his childhood dreams of Home and Away stardom come to nothing? What are his chances of finding love? Hilarious and moving, The Family Law is a linked series of tales from a wonderful Australian talent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some interesting insights

  • By Tony Wood on 15-08-2015

No! I can't believe it ended. I want to hear more

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

Reviewed: 21-01-2015

Such a great read. I'm recommending it to friends and giving each of my family a copy!!! So good.
Thank you Benjamin, for sharing your life and glimpses into you close family. I laughed (out loud & snorted...) I cried but most of all I felt like part of the family. Xxx