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  • Fathomless

  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

In Fathomless, the greatest predator the world has ever known is coming home in 2016. Carcharodon megalodon. The largest and most fearsome predator to have ever existed on our planet. Rumours of its existence in our modern oceans have persisted for centuries. Now, in a new adventure, the rumours explode into brutal and terrifying reality in Fathomless, by Greig Beck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen.

  • By anthony on 26-01-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 13-05-18

The book was fast paced from start to finish. I couldn’t turn it off even at work or when in the shower I listened to it. Taking just two days as it’s so unputdownable. Will definitely listen to it again. 😍

  • The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445

Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. In the second novel of King's best-selling fantasy masterpiece, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger, encounters three doors which open to 1980s America. Here he joins forces with the defiant Eddie Dean and courageous, volatile Odetta Holmes. And confronts deadly serial killer Jack Mort.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Sarah Tilsley on 06-03-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 28-09-17

As usual the book never fails your expectations. The story grabs you by your lapels and the intensity, dialogue and seamless narration combines to deliver a serious headbutt that leaves you gasping with shock at the end. Another King winner. 😍😍

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 251

"Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding," says Ebenezer Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life: overnight! Many know this story but few have experienced the true marvel of the tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliantly narrated Christmas classic

  • By saraht on 09-12-15

Tradition

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

Reviewed: 26-12-16

This is my favourite Christmas story. I have a tradition that on Christmas Eve I watch the film but now that I've got the talking book it's even better.

  • NOS4R2

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business.Anyone could be next. We're going to Christmasland . . .NOS4A2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spooky treat

  • By charlie on 07-01-17

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 23-12-16

Loved the book. Another hit from Joe Hill. I'll be listening to this and my other Joe Hill books again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Red Dwarf

  • Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
  • By: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor
  • Narrated by: Chris Barrie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,668
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,064

When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for Dwarfers!

  • By Jonathan on 04-09-08

Smegging brutal

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

This was totally fantastic made even better as it's read by Arnold J Rimmer 1st Technician himself. I could listen to this over and over again.

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,505
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,590
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,541

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone.... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delight!

  • By Simon on 24-11-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 15-12-15

I loved the books, then I loved the films and now I love the audio books. A must have for any Potter fan.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,295
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,673
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,675

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Fryed Potter

  • By Simon on 20-11-15

Nailed it

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

Love the Potter books and films and now love the audio book. Stephen Fry just nailed it. The only way it could have been better is if the same actors from the films also narrated the books.

  • Locke & Key

  • By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Narrated by: Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 666

Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill ( NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely incredible

  • By MsRanPan on 05-12-15

Good however.....

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

This story was a really good one with a very interesting premise behind the underlying idea; however; although I enjoyed the book I was so very frustrated because it went quiet at times while the actors were performing some action, I think if they're gonna record something like this they should include audio performance otherwise it feels like watching a film with your eyes shut throughout the entire film. Very disappointing in that respect.

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,646

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a key Stephen King title

  • By karen on 13-08-12

The best King book written.

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

Reviewed: 27-04-15

Fantastic book. seems like a long listen but, the more you listen, the quicker the time flows.