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ratings
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REVIEWS
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Only Time Will Tell: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1246)
    Performance
    (1044)
    Story
    (1035)

    From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war"....

    C. Johnson says: "Standard Archer "class-clash". Stellar narration!!"
    "A Good Saga"
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    If you could sum up Only Time Will Tell in three words, what would they be?

    A good story


    Would you recommend Only Time Will Tell to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the story for an enjoyable episode.


    Have you listened to any of Roger Allam and Emelia Fox ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. I enjoyed the performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Warded Man

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2652)
    Performance
    (1998)
    Story
    (2012)

    Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

    Meloney says: "Brilliant"
    "This is more than a good ride!"
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    This book is a great beginning for a great trip. It is and exhibit of skillful writing and engaging social dynamcs. The foundations for the story are carefully set out.. patiently and with a careful consistency. Pete Bradbury is so perfect in these tales.
    It all works together. Enjoy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Desert Spear

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1958)
    Performance
    (1484)
    Story
    (1493)

    The world remains under siege by demonkind stalking the land when the sun goes down. But a new hero has risen from the desert. Claiming to be the mythical Deliverer, Ahmann Jardir now rides alongside the allied desert tribes of Krasia. Jardir and his fellows are on an epic quest to vanquish the demons plaguing the world and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

    John says: "Worth My Credit"
    "a tremendous story!"
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    And so we travel into a new world, or maybe not. The intricate descriptions and the cultural mores are enough to satisfy an amateur cultural anthropologist, while balancing the information in and through a fantasy epic that is at the front of the line!
    Take the trip! It will not disappoint.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Daylight War: The Demon Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
    Overall
    (1383)
    Performance
    (1269)
    Story
    (1279)

    In this heart-stopping installment of the Demon Cycle, humanity continues to struggle against the demon plague - even as survivors hold out hope that the Deliverer will save them all. On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men, both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all.

    Joe says: "Can't Believe Audible Didn't Announce The Release."
    "what a series! what a story!"
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    This is the final story in the Demon Cycle. It is a masterwork.
    The characters are full, and robust. The struggle between what is good and what is not, is ever expanding and constricting, ebbing and flowing into a believable pattern of events and subsequent conclusions. It all comes together, perhaps a bit to quickly, in the end.
    Happy, happy reading. I hope more is to come..

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Royal Assassin: The Farseer Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1771)
    Performance
    (1289)
    Story
    (1306)

    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.

    Gwen says: "Poeticly Written"
    "What a fabulous story!"
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    This story is well written and thoughtfully crafted. The characters stand out holding mystery, and intention within their structure. It was a ride that I trusted to take me beyond my limits.
    The Catalyst and the Prophet. Love declared and love love lost. Such and adventure in time and in spells is well worth the investment of my precious time.

    The narration is supple and spins this dream effortlessly.

    It is perfect.

    I am sorry Audible does not have the next sequel at this time..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2508)
    Performance
    (1815)
    Story
    (1842)

    With unforgettable characters, a sweeping backdrop, and passionate storytelling, this is a fantasy debut to rival that of Robert Jordan. Filled with adventure and bloodshed, pageantry and piracy, mystery and menace, Assassin's Apprentice is the story of a royal house and the young man who is destined to chart its course through tempests of change.

    Jake says: "Great book"
    "wonderful fantasy!"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The story is kept my interest peaked and I happy to know there is more to come ..

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3798)
    Performance
    (3496)
    Story
    (3517)

    On the holiday of Wintertide, the New Empire plans to burn the Witch of Melengar and force the Empress into a marriage of their own design. But they didn’t account for Royce and Hadrian finally locating the Heir of Novron—or the pair’s desire to wreak havoc on the New Empire’s carefully crafted scheme.

    Ron says: "Spectacular fantasy series"
    "A great conclusion for a great story!"
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    Royce and Hadrian are two characters that I cared about. I enjoyed the other characters that were introduced along the way. The story wove around and through them in such a way that I was thoroughly engaged from the beginning until the conclusion of the last book.
    There was wonderful character development, and impressive story telling evident in each part of the trilogy!
    Tim Gerard Reynolds's narration was perfect for this story. It was truly icing on the cake.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5207)
    Performance
    (4792)
    Story
    (4789)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    Magpie says: "Two books in one - keep listening!!"
    "This is a story woven of fantasy and adventure!"
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    This story is entertaining and amusing. The heroes are reluctant however they are credible . The story is realistic in terms of human behavior but it does not employ an overload of violence. This helps to make The Theft of Swords and enjoyable read..
    I found the story quite delightful and it was given voice in a way that added even more to the experience. The descriptions of the country side, the overwhelming odds against which are heroes stood, and the irony and humor all come to life in a splendid way in the voice of Tim Gerard Reynolds!

    I am off now to the next episode! Enjoy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jeff Shaara
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (370)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (175)

    A modern master of the historical novel, Jeff Shaara has painted brilliant depictions of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, and World War I. Now he embarks upon his most ambitious epic, a trilogy about the military conflict that defined the 20th century. The Rising Tide begins a staggering work of fiction bound to be a new generation's most poignant chronicle of World War II.

    C. McCoy says: "Thoroughly Enjoyed"
    "Up close and personal information and story making"
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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    While I found some of the character descriptions amusing, there was incredible sadness in this story. Solders, human beings advancing directly into the path of bullets, and certain death was an emotionally taxing read. So much life spent and lost during the carnage of war..


    Any additional comments?

    For those of us who seek understanding and entertainment in relation to the epic events of our lifetimes..

    We will appreciate this work!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12338)
    Performance
    (8260)
    Story
    (8299)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Annie M. says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Unforgettable"
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    Any additional comments?

    Here is a story of unfathomable courage. We see the brute carnage of war, the ability of the human spirit to become in humane and monstrous and we see evil incarnate.
    In response we see a response of survival which stands against the odds of physical and moral destruction. It is a difficult and wonderful story!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • New York: The Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (879)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (481)

    New York is the book that millions of Rutherfurd's American fans have been waiting for. A brilliant mix of romance, war, family drama, and personal triumphs, it gloriously captures the search for freedom and prosperity at the heart of our nation's history.

    Chuck says: "Stunning"
    "History and fiction woven into a captivating story"
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    If you could sum up New York in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling, edifying, and entertaining.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an intergenerational saga that does not disappoint. There is rich character development as well as generous historical information about New York.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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