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ANGUS

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  • The Silver Chair: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Jeremy Northam
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Drawn back to Narnia, Eustace Scrubb and his new friend Jill Pole are sent to rescue a captive prince. In a world where evil weaves a spell, Giants and Marsh-wiggles can be friend or foe, but the stakes are raised when they reach Underland and come face-to-face with a notorious and terrifying opponent.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "The darker side of Narnia"
    "A lovely version"
    Overall

    This is a wonderful series of recordings with Michael Hordern narrating accompanied by beautifully atmospheric music. The story is one of the better in the series with one child from the Voyage of the Dawn Treader and one new child. Its a more exciting adventure than Voyage of the Dawn Treader with both children being likeable. The story has some slightly more serious themes than the previous books, in particular (without giving too much away), the Giants whose diet is less than appealing.
    All in all, a lovely story beautifully read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Five Twelfths of Heaven: Book One of the Roads of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Melissa Scott
    • Narrated By Arielle DeLisle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    In a space-faring civilization where a single woman is increasingly disenfranchised, the star pilot Silence Leigh is defrauded from her inheritance by a greedy competitor. Forced to ally with two men, Silence is dragged into a deadly political struggle, and is tantalized by the hints of the legendary Earth, as well as the dread and the glory of Magi's power. Her dreams of having her own ship and of escape from the Hegemony's oppressions take on new direction and focus when she joins the crew of "The Sun-Treader".

    E. McKee says: "Glad to see it in audio book"
    "One of my favourite books of all time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The future created by Melissa Scott is vivid and unique, with a clever twist on the usual idea of how technology will develop as well as an interesting view of what the dominant human culture would be. I love the way that ships move by tuning enormous keels to the sound of heaven so that, in effect, they phase out of our reality - a very interesting take on the typical hyperspace/warp speed concept. The lead character of Silence Leigh is strong and likeable, very much along the same lines as in some of Anne McCaffrey's and Elizabeth Moon's novels. With a rewarding storyline founded on interesting concepts, this is a deservedly award-winning trilogy and I would recommend it to everyone.

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