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  • Brief Cases

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Magic. It can get a guy killed. Return to the world of the Dresden Files with Harry Dresden (the only wizard in the Chicago phone book) and friends as they solve supernatural mysteries, protect the helpless, and fight evil. Brief Cases is a new collection of Dresden Files stories which includes an original novella, from international best seller Jim Butcher. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A small number of new stories

  • By Barry Deri on 15-06-18

A small number of new stories

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

Excellent writing as always from Jim Butcher. Also, God level narration by James Masters. My only complaint was that way too many of these stories were from other compilations and locations. Overall this was not a worthwhile purchase for me. But Butters story and the last story were exceptional. One way or another I think we all need those two accounts. And, I hunger for 'Peace Talks' now more than ever.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Endgame

  • Arisen series, Book 14
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 284

This is it. Alpha team goes once more into the breach. On what will be their final missions ever in the Zulu Alpha - and the fight of their lives — Homer & Ali, and Predator & Juice, launch out into the terminal post-Apocalypse, as London is overrun by the very last rush of death covering the entire planet. Neither mission can fail, but can all four teammates survive? Or will some go down safeguarding the lives of those they love more than life itself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Last Hope of Humanity!

  • By Simon on 04-05-18

Utterly Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 23-05-18

This has been an amazing roller-coaster of emotion detail and drama. The characters are as rich and complex as one could ever hope for. The production value and emersive experience rates this as one of the best series of books I have ever enjoyed. Mr Fuchsia, I do like your style. Thank you so very much for this outstanding work. The enjoyment is further enhanced by RC Bray who breathed yet more life and emotion into these already legendary characters and story arcs.

  • Scourged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Kevin Hearne creates the ultimate Atticus O'Sullivan adventure in the grand finale of the New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles. Unchained from fate, the Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok, aka the Apocalypse, upon the earth. With a whole host of dark allies on their side, there's a globe-spanning battle on the cards - one which Druid Atticus O'Sullivan will be hard-pressed to survive, much less win.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • why

  • By Peter Taylor on 03-06-18

end of an era

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I will miss these fantastic characters and this wonderfully diverse world. But most if all I will miss Oberon. He needs his own series 😊

  • Relic of Sorrows

  • Fallen Empire, Book 4
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Captain Alisa Marchenko finally has a lead on finding her daughter, but her passengers want her to take them on their quest instead. Even though the Star Nomad is her ship, they have power she cannot fight, and she finds herself with no choice but to accept another detour. But the ancient relic they seek has the ability to destroy worlds and is coveted by many. The path leading to it is riddled with competitors and littered with the dead, and even a cyborg and a Starseer may not be strong enough to fight the obstacles in the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable

  • By Barry Deri on 23-04-18

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 23-04-18

I'm am liking these characters more and more. these booksare very engaging. I can highly recommend them.

  • Blood and Betrayal

  • The Emperor's Edge, Book 5
  • By: Lindsay A. Buroker
  • Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

The last thing Maldynado Montichelu - former aristocrat and current ladies' man - ever wanted was to be left in charge. After all, the team just blew up a train, crashed a dirigible, and kidnapped the emperor. It's kind of an important time. But, with Amaranthe captured by the nefarious Forge coalition, and Sicarius off to find her, the team is lacking in leaders. Also, Sicarius has made it clear that Maldynado's life may be forfeit should anything happen to the emperor while he's gone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Barry Deri on 27-03-18

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 27-03-18

I would very much like more of these on audible. I believe the next four books have yet to make it to audio format. I'm literally queuing up to buy them as soon as they are ready.

  • Supercarrier

  • The Ixan Prophecies Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

Captain Keyes is loved by the public but hated by Command. He captains the UHS Providence, an aging supercarrier and the last human ship not dependent on dark tech - technology humanity has used to rule over the galaxy since barely defeating the Ixa in the First Galactic War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Promising start

  • By Nic M on 07-01-18

Just not gripping,

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

Reviewed: 27-03-18

I have given up after 17 chapters. The narrator hasn't wowed me with this one.

  • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies

  • Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet
  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: full cast, Paul Scofield, Peggy Ashcroft, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Think before buying this

  • By Lewis Kane on 10-01-18

Terrible sound quality don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

Terrible sound quality don't waste your time. I was extremely disappointed, thus was another missed opportunity.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Comedies

  • The Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Twelfth Night
  • By: William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Fenella Fielding, Nigel Hawthorne, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Three classic radio productions from the BBC archives starring Nigel Hawthorne, Miriam Margolyes, Geraldine McEwan and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible sound quality don't waste your time.

  • By Barry Deri on 12-11-17

Terrible sound quality don't waste your time.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

Terrible sound quality don't waste your time. I was extremely disappointed. This was a missed opportunity.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble on Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906

While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short, and no Skippy??? What?

  • By Steve on 31-07-17

great side story

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Great continuation of the story. Very enjoyable. looking forward to more.
I would have liked this one to be a bit longer. But I find I don't want these books to stop, no matter what the length.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Armada

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,863
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,856

Zack Lightman is a dreamer. He fills his days with wishful thoughts of life on other planets and spends hours playing videogames, neither of which have helped him make friends or find a girlfriend. His refuge from the daily disappointments of life is Armada - an online space-fighter simulator based on defending Earth from an alien invasion. It’s when he’s playing that he feels closest to his father, a champion gamer who died when Zack was a baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Ernest Cline

  • By Evil RobotNixon on 18-09-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 29-06-17

Excellent performance by Wheaton. Clines writing is inspired and perfect for my generation. I can thoroughly recommend this.