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Douglas

Cooloongup, Australia | Member Since 2013

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  • Fall of Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (315)

    A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

    S. R. Gibb says: "Disapointing"
    "Ken Follett - Fall of Giants"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this Audio book to anybody, it is an amazing book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fall of Giants?

    The understanding I got from the history of the 20th Century, the motivations of actions that shook the world of my grandparents, described in a way that I could believe and understand.


    What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

    I would choose another book read by John Lee, if it was a choice between him and anyone else. Some less than kind comments have been made previously. They are not what I have found.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is a huge book, as are most of Ken Folletts books, which are particularly suited to audiobooks, due to the size, reading of a book of this length would take forever, and I probably would get sidetracked by something else before i finished.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Bleeds: Kate Daniels, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1701)
    Performance
    (1172)
    Story
    (1185)

    Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose. Kate Daniels works for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle - especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community.

    Leslie says: "GREAT BOOK, Perfect Narrator!"
    "Magic Bleeds"
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    This is the third book I have listened to by Ilona Andrews. I rarely review books, but I make an exception for her books. I will be downloading book four in 1 minute

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Strikes: Kate Daniels, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1665)
    Performance
    (1183)
    Story
    (1194)

    Drafted into working for the Order of Merciful Aid, mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems than she knows what to do with. But when Kate's werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead, she must confront her greatest challenge yet. As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games---an invitation-only, no-holds-barred, ultimate preternatural fighting tournament---she and Curran, the Beast Lord, uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta's shapeshifting community.

    Kindle Customer says: "Fantastic Listen!!"
    "Magic Strikes"
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    A very enjoyable audiobook number 3.
    I will get number 4 immediately. Kate Daniels lives in an original space in the fantasy area.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Citadel

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Kate Mosse
    • Narrated By Finty Williams
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    From the No.1 internationally bestselling author comes the third heart-stopping adventure exploring the incredible history, legends and hidden secrets of Carcassonne and the Languedoc. Set during World War II in the far south of France, Citadel is a powerful, action-packed mystery that reveals the secrets of the resistance under Nazi occupation. While war blazed in the trenches at the front, back at home a different battle is waged, full of clandestine bravery, treachery and secrets.

    Douglas says: "Kate Mosse Citadel"
    "Kate Mosse Citadel"
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    Fantastic, this is the second time I have listened to Citadel. I have really enjoyed her other two books in this series. My favourite is Sepulchre.
    I really loved the narrator, Finty Williams, probably would have bought others of hers, but they seem to be all young children's books.
    I look forward to giving 5 stars to other books by Kate Mosse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Bites: Kate Daniels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2570)
    Performance
    (1759)
    Story
    (1780)

    Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.

    Sara says: "Pure Steel!"
    "Magic bites"
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    I enjoyed this audio book. It has an originality within these type of fantasy magic books. I will buy more books in theKate Daniels series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sepulchre

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kate Mosse
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    October 1891: A young girl, Léonie Verniern and her brother Anatole abandon the gas-lit streets of Paris for the sanctuary of the Domaine de la Cade, some miles south of the medieval city of Carcassone . But, in the ancient woods that surround the isolated country house, Léonie stumbles across a ruined Visigoth sepulchre - and a timeless mystery.

    Persis says: "Amazingly Brilliant"
    "Sepulchre"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend all of Kate Mosse's books to anyone who like an original and brilliant novel.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sepulchre?

    One was near the end, where Lenore is in the Sepulchre.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are many, the gunfight and aftermath.


    Who was the most memorable character of Sepulchre and why?

    Lenore, in the 1890s Her story was slightly the best.


    Any additional comments?

    I rarely comment or give reviews, as they can be so subjective, but I love the way all her books tie in, Labrynth being the first of the series, neatly ties in with Sepulchre and Citadel, and even Citadel ties in with the Winter Ghosts.
    I was sorry to have finished reading the books, I have purchased the actual books, and I got the Audio books to put a different slant on what I had read.
    Sepulchre had me get my Tarot cards out for another look, and buy some apps.
    I am looking forward to her next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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