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  • The Lions of Al-Rassan

  • By: Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726

The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan - poet, diplomat, soldier - until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of drama

  • By Kat Hooper on 10-12-12

Such a good listen

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

Guy Gavriel Kay is a marvelous writer. I listen to his books and I read his books. He is a masterful storyteller. His stories go along on several different planes at the same time, no way to lose interest or become bored by a character.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lionheart

  • By: Sharon Kay Penman
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 27 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 373

From New York Times best-selling novelist Sharon Kay Penman comes the stunning story of a great medieval warrior-king, the accomplished and controversial son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine: Richard the Lionheart. A powerful tale of intrigue, war, and diplomacy, Lionheart plays out against the roiling conflicts of love and loyalty, passion and treachery, all set against the rich textures of the Holy Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally Sharon Penman on Audio!

  • By jerelyn on 01-10-12

Sorry

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I have loved reading Sharon Kay Penman's books. The narration by Emily Gray was distracting and took away from the story.

What did you like best about this story?

The writing

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her voices were childish and couldn't carry the importance of the characters she was narrating.

Did Lionheart inspire you to do anything?

Yes, I will go get the book at the library and read it without the childish voices.

Any additional comments?

I have always thought that Sharon Kay Penman wrote intelligent thoughtful historical fiction, I could hardly listen to the voice changes that were made. A straight read would have been better. The Crusaders sounded like 10 year old boys. Not good

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Under Heaven

  • By: Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

In his latest innovative novel, the award-winning author evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in a story of honor and power. Inspired by the glory and power of Tang dynasty China, Guy Gavriel Kay has created a masterpiece.It begins simply. Shen Tai, son of an illustrious general serving the Emperor of Kitai, has spent two years honoring the memory of his late father by burying the bones of the dead from both armies at the site of one of his father's last great battles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive!

  • By Mike on 07-31-10

A terrific book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-10

I think this is one of the best books I have listened to. After finishing it the first time I immediately listened to it a second time, and know that I will listen to it again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bangkok Tattoo

  • By: John Burdett
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

From the author of the best seller Bangkok 8, a head-spinning new novel that puts us back in the company of the inimitable Royal Thai Police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable

  • By S. Horn on 08-22-05

Bangkok Tattoo

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-10

I find the John Burdett books a great listen. Paul Boehmer is an excellent narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful