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  • Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4 - Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerrard Doyle
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    Not so very long ago, Eragon-Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider,l was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix.

    teves09 says: "Could Have Been Better"
    "Great except for"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. But there is a glitch in about the last 15-20 minutes, they repeat the segment after the dwarfs meet them, hope this can be fixed, it mucks up the flow of the ending.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Edmund de Waal
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    Winner of the 2010 COSTA Biography Award. A total of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his Great Uncle Iggie. Later, when Edmund inherited the ‘netsuke’, they unlocked a story far larger than he could ever have imagined.…

    Neil Chisholm says: "A Masterpiece"
    "Slow start but gets much better as it goes on."
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    Almost gave this up but it did improve and I am glad I persevered.
    The book is historical, it introduced me to 'netsuke' and led on to do some research on these delightful carvings. The authors descriptions of buildings makes one look at buildings in a different way.
    . Very interesting interview with author at end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Small Gods: Discworld, Book 13

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Tony Robinson
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods - who come in all shapes and sizes. In such a competitive environment, there is a pressing need to make one's presence felt. And it's certainly not remotely helpful to be reduced to be appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone's book. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast - preferably one who won't ask too many questions.

    A User says: "Prefer Stephen Briggs as the reader"
    "Prefer Stephen Briggs as the reader"
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    Time team comes to mind when I hear Tony, and Stephen does a much better 'Death'. character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ill-Made Mute: The Bitterbynde, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Cecilia Dart-Thornton
    • Narrated By Kris Faulkner
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    The Stormriders land their splendid winged stallions on the airy battlements of Isse Tower. Far below, the superstitious servants who dwell in the fortress' lower depths tell ghastly tales of evil creatures inhabiting the world outside, a world they have only glimpsed. Yet it is the least of the lowly, a mute, scarred, and utterly despised foundling, who dares to scale the Tower, sneak aboard a Windship, and then dive from the sky.

    A User says: "Great listening"
    "Great listening"
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    Having already physically read this book and all her others I had looked forward to listening to it. I was not disappointed, I found the reader easy to listen to, I was also eager to hear how some of the words used were pronounced. I think Cecilia has put a lot of research into her storyline and takes the reader on a fascinating journey. Her descriptions may be long and boring to some but I find they enable me to picture in my mind what she is describing. They also put you there in the story. I hope that we will have all her books available on audible soon.
    Audible I hope you will get the 3rd book in this series and also her Crowthistle Chronicles. Pure escapism for me.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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