Mr. A. N. Howes

Dronfield UK
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  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,886

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 β€” where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs β€” has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Out of this World!

  • By Simon on 26-04-17

Engaging, but rehashing aliens for a different POV

3 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-18

Fun to listen to. The soundsscape and voice acting were good. The story felt like it was trying to be nostalgic by inserting scenes from aliens, although I liked the new parts from the characters on lv426.
I will definitely listen to it again.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,066
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,502
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,444

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long live Longbottom

  • By Victoria Gallagher on 24-01-16

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-17

It was an outstanding book only a few pronunciation errors. Accio is pronounced accio not acsio Over all, it was a fantastic audio book!!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 five stars from me!!!!!

  • The Way of Kings

  • The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 45 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,113
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,099

According to mythology, mankind used to live in 'The Tranquiline Halls': heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms, but the Voidbringers followed. The Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, the Shardblades. Led by 10 angelic Heralds and 10 orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won (or so the legends say).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story slightly ruined by Kate reading

  • By lloyd on 09-08-16


5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-12

Yet another corker from Brandon Sanderson. This enormous audiobook kept me gripped from start to finish, and I am eagerly awaiting the sequel.

An aside: The sheer size of this epic audiobook (45.5 hours) does make me wonder why the publishers of the Game of Thrones audiobooks cannot release them in one purchase per book such as this, when Brandon Sanderson's epic is fully 15 hours longer...

24 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,805
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,818

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly brilliant fantasy novel

  • By Qasim on 16-09-11

Good story, poor narrative consistency.

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-11

Although it is a bit poor of Audible to split a one-book epic tale into two halves of two downloads each, this is an interesting listen... provided you can get over the narration. Mr Dotrice clearly couldn't decide whether to use character voices or not, and in my opinion he should have just stuck to his normal voice. He also sometimes used the character's voice when reading between the spoken parts, and this annoyed the heck out of me. Unfortunately, the Audible version hasn't gripped me enough on the first listen that I would rush to buy the second half of the book.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful