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Adelaide, SA, Australia

  • 3 reviews
  • 33 ratings
  • 298 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014

  • The War of the Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    First published by H. G. Wells in 1898, The War of the Worlds is the granddaddy of all alien invasion stories. The novel begins ominously, as the lone voice of a narrator intones, "No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's."

    Janice says: "Ants"
    "Experience the Invasion"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The War of the Worlds to be better than the print version?

    I always think that text and audio combine beautifully, it makes the experience all the more chilling to have it read aloud.

    What did you like best about this story?

    The great use of tension in the readers voice, really set the mood.

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

    I have not, but I really want to hear more of his work.

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

    I did it over a few days, due to time constraints, but I could easily listen to it in one sitting.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Green Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kristen Britain
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer

    Karigan G'ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception. But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future - and the expulsion it was bound to hold - a horse burst through the woodland and charged straight for her. The rider was slumped over his mount's neck with two arrows embedded in his back. Wherever his horse was taking him, he would be dead before they got there.

    Kate says: "Prepare for a wild ride!"
    "Prepare for a wild ride!"

    The cover first caught my attention and once I read the blurb I was clicking the 'buy now' button. I was expecting the magic and detail of my childhood favourites, such as Tamora Pierce and Garth Nix, and I was not disappointed.
    The Green Rider is the story of Karigan G'ladheon, a suspended school girl marching her way home, is come upon by a dying Green Rider who gives her the responsibility of carrying his message to the King, suddenly her life is propelled into dangers, near-death, monsters and intrigue (all on the back of a horse).
    The story has been well read by Ellen Archer, and it was a joy to listen to her perform the narrative (her pace and accents suited the story so well).

    My only disappointment is that the rest of the series is not available to UK/Australian listeners, and I eagerly await the rest of the series audio release.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sprig Muslin

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Sian Phillips

    Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family.

    But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. His captive in sprig muslin has more than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her - she is also possessed of a runaway imagination...

    A says: "Teen years favorite comes to Audible --at last!"
    "A fabulous new Heyer"

    My first audio book was a Heyer novel read by the fabulous Richard Armitage, but it was an abridged version. Sprig Muslin is unabridged and gives Heyer's beautiful writing chance to shine through the lovely performance of Sian Phillips. I highly recommend this audio book if you are a devout Heyer fan, but if you are new to Heyer and her style then any of the abridged versions would make for an easier introduction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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