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Pint-sized Bookworm

I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Volume 2: The Ring Goes East

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (104)

    Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin, alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

    Sivitrii says: "Quite the run-around"
    "My precious!"
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    What did you love best about The Lord of the Rings?

    Everything


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lord of the Rings?

    The banterinig between Sam and Gollum when Sam is cooking the rabbits is hilarious and Rob Ingliss as Gollum was brilliant.


    What about Rob Inglis’s performance did you like?

    Rob Ingliss' best performance yet.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rithmatist

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1790)
    Performance
    (1641)
    Story
    (1651)

    More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings - merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

    Brandon says: "Beware of the chalk!"
    "great story, well performed."
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    The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson is a great story and well performed by Michael Kramer. Chalklings, lines of forbiddance and vigour and a mystery to solve. Joel and his friend Melody investigate strange happenings at their school when students go missing. Their main clue are a strange chalk drawing and a drawn picture of the villain. Well told story which should be enjoyed by young readers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warbreaker

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
    Overall
    (3069)
    Performance
    (2227)
    Story
    (2245)

    An author whose previous, wildly successful novels have earned him a reputation as fantasy's master of magic, Brandon Sanderson continues to dazzle audiences with this tale of princesses and gods. In this extraordinary world, those who attain glory return as gods. And those who can master the essence known as breath can perform the most wondrous miracles - or unleash the most devastating havoc.

    Robert says: "What's Your god like?"
    "Excellent, colourful story"
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    Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson is an excellent story, with a colourful magic system, cool characters and a great plot. It is well narrated by James Yaegashi. Brandon Sanderson readers will not be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Emperor's Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Angela Lin
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (17)

    From the bestselling author of the Mistborn Trilogy and co-author of the final three books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series comes the tale of a heretic thief who is the only hope for the survival of an empire.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Great story, well crafted"
    "Great story, well crafted"
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    The Emperor's Soul is another well crafted story by Brandon Sanderson. Shai a master forger is captured and held prisoner in the palace where she is enlisted to forge the emperor's soul before his 100 day mourning period is over and the truth about him is revealed to his rivals. Great narration by Angela Lin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elantris

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (102)

    Elantris was built on magic and it thrived. But then the magic began to fade and Elantris began to rot. Now its shattered citizens face domination by a powerful Imperium. Can a young Princess unite the people of Elantris, and lead a rebellion against the imperial zealots? Brandon Sanderson's debut fantasy showed his skill as a storyteller and an imaginer of baroque magical systems to be fully developed from the start.

    Jakob says: "Good value, slow narrator and average fantasy."
    "Original and brilliant"
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    Elantris by Brandon Sanderson is both original and brilliant. Elantrians are considered to be a diseased race and have been outcast, living on scraps and fighting each other for survival, or what they consider for survival. Meanwhile in the country of Arelon, and its new capital Kae a high priest from Fjordell has come to save the souls of its people and claim the country for his emperor Wyrn. Elantris s a standalone novel which is great as you don't have to wait a year or even years for the next book or a complete series. The story is well crafted and Jack Garrett narration is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bane Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan
    • Narrated By Various
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    This collection of 11 short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times best-selling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "A brilliant collection"
    "A brilliant collection"
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    A briliant collection of short stories, chronicling events in the very long life of Warlock Magnus Bane. They are hilarious stories set in the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders, from Peru, Paris, London and New York. They also fill in some of the history that is not fully revealed in the books series and are an excellent companion to The Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments. Great to see they are now available as 1 book and includes an extra bonus story of phone messages to Magnus Bane, which is probably the funniest of all the short stories. All the narrators performed brilliantly as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Zoo of China

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Matthew Reilly
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for 40 years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world.Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr Cassandra Jane 'CJ' Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Fast, action, dragons."
    "Fast, action, dragons."
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    The Great Zoo of China is fast, action packed and full of dragons. Big scary dragons that eat people. The storyline is not too good, but the book is an easy fun read. Sean Mangan does a reasonable job with the narration. Probably not Matthew Reilly's best work but enjoyable anyway. Definitely not a fantastic dragon tale for children though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadow Lamp

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Stephen Lawhead
    • Narrated By Simon Bubb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    The quest for answers - and ultimate survival - hinges on finding the cosmic link between the Skin Map, the Shadow Lamp, and the Spirit Well. The search for the map of blue symbols began in a rainy alley in London but has since expanded through space and time and includes more seekers. Kit, Mina, Gianni, Cass, Haven, and Giles have gathered in Mina's 16th-century coffee house and are united in their determination to find a path back to the Spirit Well.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "Lawhead's penultimate best."
    "Lawhead's penultimate best."
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    The penultimate book in the Bright Empires series sees Kit and Wilhelmina meet Cass and join the Zetetic Society. Archie Burleigh's story is told in more depth , as we learn how he recruited his henchmen, and Douglas and Snipe are causing havoc where ever they travel. We also receive an insight into Charles Flinders Petries past before he is brutally murdered by his son Douglas. Another masterful story which melds science, religion, history and the future into one incredible journey. Once again well narrated by Simon Bubb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Spirit Well

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated By Simon Bubb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    The quest for the Skin Map, originally tattooed on The Man Who is Map is now in pieces and scattered across time and space in a universe of multiple realities.

    Paul says: "intriguing concept. Love the story"
    "fantastic"
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    The Spirit Well sees Kit return to find Wilhelmina as a nun with a fellow key travelling priest and astronomer. We are introduced to Cass, an archaeologist who stumbles across key line travelling and joins the secret Zetetic Society. Douglas Pettis and Snipe have a chat with philosopher Bacon, and more of the history of the Petrie line is revealed. A fantastic story and once again well narrated by Simon Bubb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bone House

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stephen Lawhead
    • Narrated By Simon Bubb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (95)

    Kit Livingstone met his great grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the reality of alternate realities.Now he’s on the run – and on a quest, trying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo: to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse while staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men. The key is the Skin Map – but where it leads and what it means, Kit has no idea. The pieces have been scattered throughout this universe and beyond.

    Pint-sized Bookworm says: "A great adventure."
    "A great adventure."
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    The Bone House is a great adventure in a multidimensional universe. Kit and Cosimo are betrayed, by Lady Fayth, Kit finally finds Wilhelmina in Prague, Arthur Flinders Petrie has a child, and Kit travels to a land where he lives among a tribe of cavemen, and the Bone House is built. Well narrated by Simon Bubb, The Bone House by Stephen Lawhead is another masterpiece in the Bright Empires series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Skin Map: Bright Empires, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen Lawhead
    • Narrated By Simon Bubb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    Kit Livingston's great-grandfather appears to him in a deserted alley during a tumultuous storm. He reveals an unbelievable story: that the ley lines throughout Britain are not merely the stuff of legend or the weekend hobby of deluded cranks, but pathways to other worlds.

    K. Donath says: "Fun Book!"
    "An amazing series."
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    The Skin Map is the first book in the amazing Bright Empires Series by Stephen Lawhead. Kit Livingstone meets his Great Grandfather who supposedly went missing after going out to get a loaf of bread. He introduces Kit to ley line travelling, who in turn introduces his girlfriend Wilhelmina to travelling via ley lines, although she gets separated from Kit and travels to 16th century Prague. Wilhelmina meets a baker looking to open a bakery in Prague, and together they open a successful bakery and Kafeehaus. Kit meanwhile is travelling with Cosimo looking for her, and learning more about travelling. Meanwhile in a different time and place Arthur Flinders Petrie is having a skin map tattoed on his body, and Burleigh, enemy of Arthur and Cosimo is travelling around trying to get his hands on the skin map. A great adventure series where science, history and fiction all mould into many incredible stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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