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beau

I'm a horticulturist so I am mainlined to audible constantly while doing a spot of gardening. I prefer non-fiction as I like walking away from work with a bit of extra knowledge, but have recently found a beautiful escape in fiction titles which bring their own knowledge with them, I guess...

melbourne, Australia | Member Since 2010

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  • 12 ratings
  • 104 titles in library
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  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1453)
    Performance
    (1242)
    Story
    (1242)

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

    Stoker says: "Fun and Informative"
    "Head half full"
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    Content rich, very informative. Full of 'ooooh' and 'aaaaah' moments.
    Great stories to recount over beverages with friends while drinking, you can make uninvited comments about the drink you're sipping and sound like a right wanker... In a good way.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Praetorian

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (57)

    The brand new thrilling Roman adventure from the bestselling author of THE LEGION and THE GLADIATOR. The city of Rome in AD 50 is a dangerous place. Treachery lurks on every corner, and a shadowy Republican movement, 'the Liberators', has spread its tentacles wide. It is feared that the heart of the latest plot lies in the ranks of the Praetorian Guard.

    Judith A. Weller says: "The best Macro and Cato to date"
    "An ancient who done it."
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    This was my first venture into audiobook fiction.
    If you like Roman history, and you were a fan of HBO's 'Rome', You'll be glued to this one.
    Im going to seek his other stuff out, post haste.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows (Part One): Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (236)

    A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast.

    Candice says: "Can't get past the narration"
    "Making me wait!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The decision to abandon a whole swathe of characters and to focus in on a select few, while introducing a whole bunch of new characters that I had not really bought into was surprising at first, but I have come to trust the writer.

    This book was written five years after the last one and it would be another six years until A Dance with Dragons would come out. If I was one of the fans who read this from the start, Id call this book a disappointment. However, leaping straight to ASOS to this and then to ADWD made this book a beautiful and satisfying bridge.

    Though its sparse introduction of characters as a teaser is a bit cheeky.
    Roy Dotrice is a God.
    The voices do change for the same characters, but when one narrates a book that broke its own records with having the most characters in a fiction book, I certainly give him the benefit of the doubt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Clash of Kings (Part Two): Book 2 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (295)

    This is Part Two of Book 2 of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series. George R. R. Martin’s superb fantasy epic continues in consummate style as bloodshed and alchemy lay waste the Seven Kingdoms. This second volume of A Song of Ice and Fire is unabridged and split into two parts. The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves.

    Ian says: "Writer & Narrator in Perfect Harmony"
    "I had to stop..."
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    Performance
    Story

    I had to stop what I was doing to pick up my jaw, lest I stepped on it.
    I think I have learned how this man writes and so brace myself for an unexpected turn, trying to predict where the book will go but for the life of me, I can not pick most of the plot line twists.
    You can imagine how stoked I am when I come close to guessing it but on the whole, this series is highly recommended for those who wish to be taken on a roller coaster for over 200 hours.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Feast for Crows (Part Two): Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (197)

    The War of the Five Kings has ripped Westeros apart. The bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning Lannisters occupy the Iron Throne, with allies as ruthless as themselves. Lord Frey was host at the Red Wedding, so called for the massacre of the guests, their screams unheard above the music of the feast. Euron Crow’s Eye is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail, sworn to deliver the whole of Westeros to the ironborn. No less to be feared are their enemies. The Starks of Winterfell and the Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead.

    Simon says: "Whose voice is whose?"
    "Making me wait!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The decision to abandon a whole swathe of characters and to focus in on a select few, while introducing a whole bunch of new characters that I had not really bought into was surprising at first, but I have come to trust the writer.

    This book was written five years after the last one and it would be another six years until A Dance with Dragons would come out. If I was one of the fans who read this from the start, Id call this book a disappointment. However, leaping straight to ASOS to this and then to ADWD made this book a beautiful and satisfying bridge.

    Though its sparse introduction of characters as a teaser is a bit cheeky.
    Roy Dotrice is a God.
    The voices do change for the same characters, but when one narrates a book that broke its own records with having the most characters in a fiction book, I certainly give him the benefit of the doubt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords (Part One) - Steel and Snow: Book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (290)

    George R.R. Martin’s superb and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues with the third in the series A Storm of Swords. There is passion here, and misery and charm, grandeur and squalor, tragedy, nobility and courage. Unabridged and split into two parts. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs.

    Lliam says: "Brilliant."
    "I had to stop..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I had to stop what I was doing to pick up my jaw, lest I stepped on it.
    I think I have learned how this man writes and so brace myself for an unexpected turn, trying to predict where the book will go but for the life of me, I can not pick most of the plot line twists.
    You can imagine how stoked I am when I come close to guessing it but on the whole, this series is highly recommended for those who wish to be taken on a roller coaster for over 200 hours.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords (Part Two) - Blood and Gold: Book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (267)

    George R.R. Martin’s superb and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues with the third in the series A Storm of Swords. There is passion here, and misery and charm, grandeur and squalor, tragedy, nobility and courage. Unabridged and split into two parts. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs.

    Ian says: "Just Keeps Getting Better"
    "I had to stop..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I had to stop what I was doing to pick up my jaw, lest I stepped on it.
    I think I have learned how this man writes and so brace myself for an unexpected turn, trying to predict where the book will go but for the life of me, I can not pick most of the plot line twists.
    You can imagine how stoked I am when I come close to guessing it but on the whole, this series is highly recommended for those who wish to be taken on a roller coaster for over 200 hours.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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