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  • Written by: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Julia Emelin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Read!

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-09-18

Narration gets better, great story

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

Reviewed: 2019-06-15

Loved the book, gripping and complex and wonderful
couldn't stand the narrator at first but it got better (or I got used to it) and I found it enjoyable by the end. she does capture the spirit of the main character, and prononciation of all the Polish words and names is nice to hear
satisfying ending

  • Spinning Silver

  • Written by: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty - until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk - grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh - Miryem's fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit slow in spots, but overall great!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-20

Incredible

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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: 2019-06-10

absolutely wonderful story with a myriad of amazing female main characters. a true twisting retelling of fairy tales I loved reading as a kid
great ending, definitely going to look up the other books by the author and reread!

  • Evanly Choirs

  • Written by: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Roger Clark
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

When Constable Evan Evans is persuaded to join the local male choir for the upcoming eisteddfod (cultural festival), he doesn't think the addition of his mediocre voice will do them much good. In spite of all the effort that choirmaster Mostyn Phillips puts in to the choir, it is not exactly first class. Hope arrives in the form of world-renowned tenor Ifor Llewelyn, come home to Llanfair to rest, on doctor's orders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Third instalment in the Constable Evans series

  • By annemarie on 2019-05-16

Nice, Cute Mystery

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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: 2018-06-06

I like this series a lot, I hope that the remaining books get released as audiobooks in the future.
I love the Welsh setting. I would love to visit Wales one day, and it makes me want to visit all the more (even despise the apparent hatred of tourists haha!)

Evan is a great character, although his problems with the women in his life are frustrating, because they are all his fault! Just communicate , you dope! I also wish that it wasn't constantly pointed out how Betsy's cleavage draws the eyes of every man in the room, but oh well.

Great for an armchair mystery

  • Royal Flush

  • Written by: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorcedhouseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Continues to be great

  • By Jesse Hunter on 2018-05-01

Continues to be great

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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

Reviewed: 2018-05-01

Third book is still excellent in series. Harder mystery to solve this time, didn't get it until the last two chapters. A lot more fun and romantic interactions with Darcy and Georgie, and a new side to Figg.
lovely and looking forward to the next one!!

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  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • Written by: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely listen.

  • By Janie N. on 2019-04-01

Amazing and wonderful murder mystery

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

Reviewed: 2018-04-19

This book is just like being put in jolly old England in an idyllic countryside. I love Midsomer Murders and this feels just like it.
voice acting is amazing!! perfectly portrays the various voices of the village.
Definitely listening to the sequels and hope for many more!!!

  • The Great Hunt

  • Book Two of The Wheel Of Time
  • Written by: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 350

The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of the Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of. Now, the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I started this series

  • By Dutchnesss on 2017-10-20

Great

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-02-18

it's an awesome story, although Rand does bug me with his incessant hatred of the Ai Sedai
"I WILL NOT BE USED!!" dude...calm down....

liked that there were more women's chapters in this one!

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • Written by: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 718

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING.

  • By Nicole on 2017-12-16

amazing

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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: 2018-01-22

such a good book!! great and wonderful fantasy series

the narrators are really good, although I hate the accent they chose for Thelians (personally though)

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • Written by: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 975

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book!

  • By Dan Wood on 2018-08-13

awesome

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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: 2018-01-07

loved it, great story and wonderful characters. good ending and looking forward to next one in series!

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn Book 1
  • Written by: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 634

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the "Sliver of Infinity," reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler's most hellish prison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brandon Sanderson is amazing

  • By Austin on 2019-06-12

great and gripping read, satisfying ending

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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

Reviewed: 2017-12-06

It's an amazing book. slow start but worth it after a few chapters!!!
very satisfying ending