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  • The Empty Throne

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Rui Ribeiro on 08-23-16

So very very good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-15

Fantastic series and truly excellent narrator - listened to the whole series and now beginning again with the first book

  • Euphoria

  • A Novel
  • By: Lily King
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Xe Sands
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,004
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,764
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,759

English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband, Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Anthropologists in Love

  • By David on 08-21-14

Introspective and beautifully written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-15

I felt this story was written just for me. Sad but lovely, worth a listen

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  • Departure

  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber, Scott Aiello
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,337

En route to London from New York, Flight 305 suddenly loses power and crash-lands in the English countryside, plunging a group of strangers into a mysterious adventure that will have repercussions for all of humankind. Struggling to stay alive, the survivors soon realize that the world they've crashed in is very different from the one they left. But where are they? Why are they here? And how will they get back home?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Sci-Fi Story With Lots of Twists and Turns

  • By Cheri on 09-01-15

Blissful escapism at its best

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-15

This book has all my favourite elements - good plot twists, drama, adventure and a happy ending. It's light and perfect for a bit of escapism

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,788

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kaptivating King

  • By Kim on 12-02-12

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-15

Raul Esparza and Stephen King create perfect story alchemy. Over 37 hours and it never flags or slows, and Esparza is a narrating genius. I thought The Stand was Stephen Kings best, but in terms of pure audio enjoyment, I have a new favourite listen

  • A Crucible of Souls

  • The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Mitchell Hogan
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,676

When Caldan’s parents are brutally slain, he is raised by monks and taught the arcane mysteries of sorcery. Vowing to discover for himself who his parents really were, and what led to their violent end, he is thrust into the unfamiliar chaos of city life. With nothing to his name but a pair of mysterious heirlooms and a handful of coins, he must prove his talent to earn an apprenticeship with a guild of sorcerers. But he soon learns the world outside the monastery is a darker place than he ever imagined, and his treasured sorcery has disturbing depths. As a shadowed evil manipulates the unwary and forbidden powers are unleashed, Caldan is plunged into an age-old conflict that brings the world to the edge of destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took a chance, hit a home run!

  • By Mike on 01-14-15

good..

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-15

The story captured me and was an entertaining listen - however it isn't going on my all time favourites list. Well worth a listen though.

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