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  • The Magicians

  • A Novel
  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14,498

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an average book

  • By Kyle on 04-30-11

Harry Potter meets Holden Caufield by C.S Lewis

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

The title of the review says it . The performance is very good bringing life to all the characters.

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  • The Other Boleyn Girl

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,198

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phillipa Gregory Takes You There

  • By Theodore on 11-20-11

Much better than the unabridged version,

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

Reviewed: 05-17-12

Where does The Other Boleyn Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mary Boleyn - The book is very sympathetic to the narrator, but the author does a good job of showing the changes in perspective the charactor goes through as she ages.

Have you listened to any of Susan Lyons’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Who was the most memorable character of The Other Boleyn Girl and why?

Anne Boleyn.

Any additional comments?

While the book may be historically inaccurate, the details of living in the Tudor period ring true, and the charactors are well developed.

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