The banterinig between Sam and Gollum when Sam is cooking the rabbits is hilarious and Rob Ingliss as Gollum was brilliant.
Rob Ingliss' best performance yet.
The Name of the Wind is an epic first novel by Patrick Rothfuss, and probably one of the best first novels I have ever read, (I have read a lot of books). The story is told from the point of view of Kvothe/Kote who is recounting his life to Chronicler at the inn he owns. It is just a great story and a story that will most likely continue for a few years yet before it is complete. It is well narrated by Nick Podehl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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