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  • The Long Earth

  • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some said mad, others dangerous - scientist when she finds a curious gadget: a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a potato. It is the prototype of a life-changing invention....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • World and not Character Building

  • By Amy W on 06-28-12

Loved the idea, loved the characters, but lacking

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Seriously I love the worlds and ides and characters, but it was felt like it was missing something. I know! I am the BIGGEST Pratchett fan, and it wasn't that I didn't like the voice of Baxter, it just at times felt a little dry. I partly wonder if this is meant more as a foundational story and I need to keep reading to fully get the scope of what's going on...we'll see. Either way, this was highly enjoyable and definitely posed some thoughtful questions. I will be continuing with this series when I can find the next one XD I would recommend this to anyone, but probably aiming at adults, just because the pacing takes a little patience.

  • Spinning Silver

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kindhearted to collect his debts. They face poverty until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge - and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I think this could be one of my new favourites!!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-05-18

I think this could be one of my new favourites!!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Amazing northern European feel, with a wonderful Jewish main character. This story was just beautiful and told in the most charming way. The way it ended way perfect <3 Must read!