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  • Sweet Tooth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (106)

    Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency.

    Christopher says: "Superb and surprising"
    "Don't judge the Book by its Cover!"
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    The cover promises a novel of excitement and intrigue but the whole thing was as grey as the depressing London streets McEwan kept going on about. The whole concept seemed far fetched and sketchy at best (a great waste of tax payers dollars if you ask me). Serena was incredibly boring and wishy washy, by the end of the book I grew to hate her and wished that the twist I was waiting for was that someone would shoot her.I love Juliet Stevenson but even her great talent couldn't make Serena interesting. Don't waste a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blackout

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1975)
    Performance
    (1240)
    Story
    (1245)

    In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collideand the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening.

    Monica says: "Double review - Blackout and All Clear"
    "Great historical incite into an era but too long"
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    I really liked this book but feel some serious editing is in order. I cant fault the writing or plot of this book, loved the twists and turns but so much could have been binned. Historical facts and references were great but there was too much hypothesising by the main characters. It grew repetitive and dreary. I still purchased the next novel " All Clear" and enjoyed it but found the same faults.Still worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endless Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (404)

    In this seductive follow-up to Poison Princess, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole takes us deeper into the dark world of the Arcana Chronicles. With threats lurking around every corner, Evie is forced to trust her newfound alliance. Together they must fight not only other Arcana, but also Bagmen zombies, post-apocalyptic storms, and cannibals

    Katheryne says: "Thrilling!"
    "Cliff Hanger!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Great characters,excellent concept, I couldn't stop listening!


    Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to the Divergent Series which I felt took a bit of a dive as the series progressed: too much monotone introspection and soul searching. This is a much better vehicle for Emma Galvin, quirky characters, accents galore and action packed. Her sexy, husky, tomboy voice is suited to both male and female equally. I think she did a great job.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Loved it all the way to the end, which is where the book falls down. That was not an ending!
    How long do we have to wait for the next one? Are books governed by length these days? I understand the more books in the series means more money made but it felt like they just chopped a book in half........"That will do, just stop it there Kresley". V frustrating!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses: Half Moon Hollow, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2073)
    Performance
    (1918)
    Story
    (1911)

    Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....

    Diana Turmenne says: "One of the best spin offs I have read!"
    "Could Barely Finish It"
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    Predictable, childish and what is with the narrators accent? I usually love books of this genre as pure escapism but this book left me cold.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster Hunter International

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6862)
    Performance
    (6057)
    Story
    (6051)

    Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

    Konstantin says: "Suprizingly entertaining"
    "Must Love Guns"
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    While the story and characters are interesting and engaging, the book was ruined for me by the tedious descriptions of exactly which gun/missile they were going to use to blow up each monster. I'm sure there are people out there who cant get enough of this but I found it disturbing and boring. I absolutely love the Hard Magic series (which also has its fair share of gun talk but doesnt take it to the same extreme). This is not Hard Magic and I wont be continuing on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1948)
    Performance
    (1316)
    Story
    (1319)

    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    Angie says: "Brillant Narration"
    "WHAT HAPPENED!"
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    If you are like me you craved to know what happened next. Potato Factory was truly great, if you want to know what happens to the characters next, my advise is to imagine. The next chapter fails to surprise or excite.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3352)
    Performance
    (2377)
    Story
    (2381)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "LOVED, IT!"
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    From any way you look at this I found this novel outstanding.The narration was exceptional , and the whole kept me hooked to listen through the night. sm

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5369)
    Performance
    (3329)
    Story
    (3348)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "Definitely worth a look"
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    I chose this book after enjoying the Fountainhead. Rand has a strong and compelling literary style and some quirky philosophies which make for an interesting listen even if you don't agree with them. Atlas Shrugged takes ideas found in the Fountain Head and expands on them - Big time! This book is freight train long and there is a lot of preachy repetition. Having said that, I liked it a lot. I'm an Audible addict, so the length was not a problem but I must admit to fast forwarding a bit during the long philosophical dissertation in the last part. Scott Brick is awesome as the narrator (kudos for an epic effort!). He moves flawlessly from one character to another in an astounding array of different voices. I also loved the 50's, "Mad Men" feel you get from the novel. Every one is chain smoking and running off to the phone booth down the block. Even though its self indulgent and a bit silly at times I would rate it definitely worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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