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  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • Auteur(s): Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrateur(s): Bahni Turpin
  • Durée: 17 h et 44 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m speechless!

  • Écrit par Grace le 2019-01-30

Not as good I was lead to believe, but still decent.

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-07-29

Bought it because it won a major Audie award. Sort of surprised after I started listening to it- found the writing quite poor and the plot very weak. The narrator is excellent and has a beautiful voice. Writer has potential and improved towards the end of the book but I was left feeling like it won the award more for political reasons than overall merit.

  • Commune: Book Three

  • Auteur(s): Joshua Gayou
  • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
  • Durée: 17 h et 54 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Having been bolstered with the supplies sufficient to carry them through the winter, the survivors of the Jackson commune must now hunker down and endure the bitter Wyoming snows, while to the south, factions are beginning to form, coalescing from the ashes of the dead world. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow for my liking

  • Écrit par Jacques Choquette le 2019-01-07

Should have quit after book two...

Au global
1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
1 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-07-04


The author strays in this one from what he does best, which is - GI Joe lights the bad guys, Hoo-ah, and spends most of the book examining mundane facets of his twisted American survivalist ideology, in mind numbing detail. It’s a crappy ideology anyway, and not worth hours of boredom hearing about. At least not for anyone who has an actual life.
Large parts of the book are a blatant ripoff of Deadwood - gives the book a very amateurish feel.

  • Commune: Book Two

  • Commune Series 2
  • Auteur(s): Joshua Gayou
  • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
  • Durée: 15 h et 2 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

The survivors have come to settle in the mountains of Wyoming, fighting day in and day out to establish a home for themselves in a near-empty world. Things are good at first; scavenging is a workable, short-term solution that seems to be providing all they need. But they know that it’s only a matter of time before the food runs out. They need to scramble to find a sustainable solution before the clock stops, and for a little handful of people up in the mountains, the odds don’t seem very favorable.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The last 30 mins were the best part of the book.

  • Écrit par ann le 2018-09-22

Very good

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-16

This book is a real step up from book one. The author seem to hit his stride. Basically generic GI Joe action stuff with lots of excerpts from American survivalist handbooks. Falls on its ass with the facts a few times but wtf- it’s fiction. Narration suits perfectly.

  • Commune

  • Commune, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): Joshua Gayou
  • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
  • Durée: 9 h et 46 min
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  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic debut!

  • Écrit par Karen le 2017-12-11

Good for what it is.

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-06-11

Ok so this is a genre I’m extremely sick of and seem to keep stumbling into - American-centric content, set in apocalyptic shit hole they’ve made of the future - revolves around good ol macho American values of militaristic stupidity, ‘the marines’, guns, bombs, killing people, ‘good guys’ vs ‘bad guys’, and the occasional sprinkle of two dimensional ‘feelings’ for character development.
Having said that- it’s well written and a couple steps above most of the dreck in this field. TC Bray’s narration is top notch. The author spends a lot of time reciting factoids apparently gleaned from American survivalist manuals- which gets pretty old, but overall definitely worth a listen even if you’re as jaded as I am, and if this Stars and Stripes Rambo stuff is your cup of tea you’ll totally love it.

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  • Caliban's War

  • Auteur(s): James S. A. Corey
  • Narrateur(s): Jefferson Mays
  • Durée: 21 h
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    5 out of 5 stars 426
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    5 out of 5 stars 394
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    5 out of 5 stars 395

We are not alone. On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting. And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A follow up to the original that's just as good

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2019-07-29

More Americans in space.

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-07

If you think ‘the Marines’ are the height of evolution then what’s not to like about them shootin’ shit up in space yo. Throw in an alien presence and a bunch of other two dimensional generic crap for a truly yawntastic adventure zzzzz. At least it’s set in space, not America, and we don’t have to hear a lot about ‘the president’ and ‘old glory’ and all that stuff. Narrator pretty much exactly suits the content.

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • The Expanse, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): James S. A. Corey
  • Narrateur(s): Jefferson Mays
  • Durée: 19 h et 9 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 238

Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond. Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing book, amazing series,

  • Écrit par Shawn Nixon le 2018-05-18

Americans in space.

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-07

Jaded cop on outlying space colony drinks too much alcohol and coffee, investigates mysterious case of missing woman till he steps on the wrong toes and is fired. Tensions increase between Mars, Earth, and outer colonies and an alien presence is discovered and sinister plot uncovered as jaded cop meets up with space cowboys and they shoot things up blah blah blah.

  • Tigana

  • Auteur(s): Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Narrateur(s): Simon Vance
  • Durée: 24 h et 49 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel, despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered.

But after years of devastation, a handful of courageous men and women embark upon a dangerous crusade to overthrow their conquerors and bring back to the dark world the brilliance of a long-lost name: Tigana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic fantasy masterpiece

  • Écrit par Rich Mayo le 2019-05-14

Meh

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-28

It started off with promise but was largely boring and melodramatic. By the time I got 2/3 through I was having trouble sticking around, and the narrator sounded very much like he was too.

  • The Hod King

  • Auteur(s): Josiah Bancroft
  • Narrateur(s): John Banks
  • Durée: 20 h et 17 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 14
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    5 out of 5 stars 12
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    5 out of 5 stars 12

Thomas Senlin and his crew of outcasts have been separated, and now, they must face the dangers of the labyrinthine tower on their own. Fearing an uprising, the sphinx sends Senlin to investigate a plot that has taken hold in the ringdom of Pelphia. Alone in the city, Senlin infiltrates a bloody arena where hods battle for the public's entertainment. But his investigation is quickly derailed by a gruesome crime and an unexpected reunion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely incredible!

  • Écrit par J Brandon. le 2019-01-30

Absolutely incredible!

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-01-30

A wonderful work of genius and one of the best things I’ve ever read or listened to in my life. An amazing narrator reading the work of an amazing writer.

  • Royal Assassin

  • The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2
  • Auteur(s): Robin Hobb
  • Narrateur(s): Paul Boehmer
  • Durée: 29 h et 17 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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    5 out of 5 stars 81
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and when he returns to the court, he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Royal Servant

  • Écrit par Antonio Messam le 2019-07-26

Worth listening to, overall, but there are real issues...

Au global
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-01-27

It’s a testament to Hobbs’ writing skills that I managed to make it through to the end of this, the second book of the trilogy. Of course she’s also the one who created the issues that made it a little hard to get there. The book faces some fairly big problems, including some major holes in its plot that make it hard to suspend disbelief. The characters are so bound by myopic ignorance and frustrating codes of chivalry that the story is basically a longwinded account of what they ‘cannot’ do. Every turn they make we run up against another farfetched reason for not taking the obvious path. Is this book meant to be a philosophical study of chivalry? Like the first book in the series it drags on and on, with incredibly little real movement till the very end. It’s like being locked in a closet for 29 hours. Still, it’s a nice enough closet that the time passes reasonably pleasantly despite the frustration of being there.
I’m sure she has better books. It’s obvious she’s got talent. Unfortunately it sounds like most of the audio renditions of her other books aren’t very good, and due to some vision problems I can’t read them anymore. Too bad.
I’m not hooked enough to face going back into that closet for round three.
The narrator is very good IMO.

  • Prince of Thorns

  • Auteur(s): Mark Lawrence
  • Narrateur(s): James Clamp
  • Durée: 9 h et 19 min
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Author Mark Lawrence has won over audiences everywhere with Prince of Thorns, his exciting debut novel. Nine-year-old Prince Jorg is forced to watch as his mother and brother are slaughtered. Fleeing the palace, Jorg joins a bloodthirsty band of thugs. But he’s determined to take back what’s rightfully his, so he returns to the castle a few years later - unaware of the dark and powerful magic that awaits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant writing and narration

  • Écrit par J Brandon. le 2019-01-20

Brilliant writing and narration

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

Évalué le: 2019-01-20

I understand this book won’t suit everyone as it is quite dark and cynical, as well as deep and intelligent. But I loved it very very very much. The narrator just absolutely nails it. I couldn’t imagine anyone doing a better job of Jorg than James Clamp did here.
Discovering this book yielded many rewards for me. Not only the Broken Empire series itself, but also Lawrence’s other works, the Tower of Babel series (absolutely incredible), as well as several other books that Mark Lawrence recommended. I’m so glad I stumbled upon this book!

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