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Todd Neblett

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  • Quidditch Through the Ages

  • By: J.K. Rowling, Kennilworthy Whisp
  • Narrated by: Andrew Lincoln
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238

A perennial best-seller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School Library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide by the esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp charts the game's history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans and Quidditch lovers and players, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season-ticket holder.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic production!

  • By Todd Neblett on 03-15-18

A fantastic production!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

Andrew Lincoln’s reading of this book was an absolute joy to listen to, but it was the beautifully dramatized 2014 Quidditch World Cup coverage that I enjoyed the most. As a long time member of Pottermore relished reading those Daily Prophet articles as they were posted back in 2014. To have this small chapter of the Harry Potter story finally produced in an audio format is something I thought I’d never see. Now if we could just get an audio adaptation of The Cursed Child.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Empire's End: Aftermath

  • Star Wars
  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,871

Following Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times best-selling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • meh

  • By RC on 03-09-17

The Redemption of a Trilogy

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

It's rare for me to find a pulled out of a nosedive like this one. After my disappointment with the first two books I was basically just listening to Empire's End just to be able to say I finished it. Imagine my surprise when, from very early on in this book, I actually, finally, found myself caring about what happened to these characters. This book has everything that the first two in the trilogy lacked, primarily; the original characters. While Luke remains absent through the entire story (I'm sure due to a mandate from Lucasfilm/Disney) the rest of the gang (Han, Leia, etc.) finally take a major role with the trilogy's original heroes. I wish the author had done this from the beginning, using the classic characters as the anchor to attach his newer, original, characters, as it would have built up my sympathies, making this book much more dramatic.
In the end I still found the Aftermath conclusion to be an enjoyable and satisfying story. I'll definitely be going back and replaying the whole trilogy again. Knowing how it ends might make the first two more enjoyable.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful