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Lesya

Moscow, Russia | Member Since 2010

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  • The Ruby in the Smoke: Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
    Overall
    (606)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (221)

    In search of clues to the mystery of her father's death, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart ventures into the shadowy underworld of Victorian London. Pursued by villains at every turn, the intrepid Sally finally uncovers two dark mysteries, and realizes that she herself is the key to both.

    Bonita says: "A Must Read For All Ages"
    "Terrific listening for kids!"
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    To be honest, I purchased this trilogy (Ruby in the Smoke, Shadow in the North and Tiger in the Well) because kids and I have listened to His Dark Materials books recently and liked it to no limits. So if you're familiar with Philip Pullman style, I mean those vivid characters, jaw dropping action and all sorts of misteries happening at the same time, you'll find it all here. What makes it brilliant, outstanding and must-listen-to is Mr. Lesser performance. It's breathtaking. The book is not as epic as Materials, but anyway twist and turns of the plot will catch you and make it impossible to put the book down. It's very captivating, historically accurate and socially relevant novel and the narrator only adds to it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Abarat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Clive Barker
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (149)

    It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, U.S.A. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold. When the answer comes, it's not one she expects. Out of nowhere comes a wave, and Candy, led by a man called John Mischief (whose brothers live on the horns on his head), leaps into the surging waters and is carried away.

    Azizul says: "Dark Fairy Tale"
    "This book is awesome"
    Overall

    The world of Abarat is detailed and charming, both good and evil characters are alive and weird in many ways (I especially love it in Barker books). Also, the narrator is divine. I mean it! I did hear those different voices and felt those emotions Richard Ferrone was performing. This book is not as epic as, say, Holy Bible. But the world this book speaks of is fascinating, unusual and passionate. I can't wait for the Absolute Midnight to come!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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