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  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,813
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,523

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mistake was made and corrected

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-08-17

most enjoyable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-19

I found this last part as good as the others. a fine denoument. well worth the listen!

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A unique account

  • By R. Fowler on 07-12-10

Great history

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

Reviewed: 23-07-15

A bit dated. Some new facts have emerged since it was written but still a great book.

The fact that he knew most of the leading historical characters and lived in Nazi Germany and saw events personally gives it an edge over purely historical histories of the Third Reich.

Would recommend this without hesitation.

  • Flashman and the Redskins

  • The Flashman Papers, Book 6
  • By: George MacDonald Fraser
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 136

Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages, and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all. What was Harry Flashman doing on the slopes of Little Bighorn, caught between the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry and the attack of Sitting Bull's braves?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't beat Flashy

  • By R. Harper on 24-04-15

Brilliant book

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

Reviewed: 23-05-15

The best of them all. Great read, funny, educational and exciting.

What a great deal of research must have gone into this book to achieve the detail.

Pity George never got round to the Civil War shenanigans hinted at in the book.

  • X Minus One

  • Old Time Radio Shows, Volume 1
  • By: Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, and others
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

X Minus One is widely considered one of the best science fiction radio series to ever be broadcast. Featuring stories written by Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and other science fiction writing luminaries, X Minus One set the bar for excellence in radio drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old but entertaining

  • By Alex on 19-04-15

Old but entertaining

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

Reviewed: 19-04-15

Great stories. They have stood the test of time amazingly well, but then the writers are some of the best Sci-Fi storytellers ever. I recommend this to any classic Sci-Fi fans, you will love this. Some great original plots and some nice light comedy as well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Robot Dreams

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

A robopsychologist must outwit a machine determined to stay hidden in "Little Lost Robot"; a woman’s talent for "Light Verse" overshadows her true accomplishments with her robot servants; "The Last Question" presented to computer after computer over a hundred billion years may remain forever unanswered … and seventeen more future visions from the grand master of science fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Mihail Alexandru Ana on 19-09-18

Super stories-not a dull moment

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

Reviewed: 24-03-15

Every story thought provoking. Serious points made but with Isaacs usual sense of humour and insight into human behaviour. Also some education in there as well but done in such an entertaining way you don't realise your being educated!

Isaac your sorely missed

  • Sophie's Choice

  • By: William Styron
  • Narrated by: Norman Snow
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

In this brilliant, multi-layered novel, a young Southerner, Stingo, wants to become a writer. In Brooklyn, he meets Nathan, a brilliant Jewish intellectual involved in a turbulent love-hate affair with Sophie, a beautiful Polish woman. She has a terrible wound in her past, one that impels both Sophie and Nathan toward destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad and funny

  • By Alex on 22-01-15

Sad and funny

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

Reviewed: 22-01-15

What a horrible choice to have to make. Heart rending. It's horrible what people can do to other people for a stupid philosophy.

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  • Berlin Diary

  • The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934–1941
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

By the acclaimed journalist and New York Times best-selling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is the private, personal, utterly revealing journal of a great foreign correspondent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning and beautifully read

  • By Mark on 23-11-11

As it happened

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

Reviewed: 15-04-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Berlin Diary to be better than the print version?

Great performance and an intriguing story. It was extremely interesting to hear the authors thoughts on what may happen and how close to the actual events that eventually came to pass. His insight into the true character and aims of the Nazis was impressive. I admired his bravery and tenaciousness in getting as much as the truth over to his listeners as possible. If only more British and French politicians had had the same foresight and intelligence things could have been so much different. I would consider this audio version to be better than the print version.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Obviosly the author for his courage and insight

What does Tom Weiner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His phrasing and emphasis was spot on.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

  • The Colony

  • By: F.G. Cottam
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 295

For over a century, the New Hope Island vanishing has tantalized the world. How did 150 people disappear from a lonely Hebridean island, leaving no trace and no clues? Media magnate Alexander McIntyre decides to solve the mystery, and gathers a team of experts to mount an expedition to the island. He hopes running the story as a rolling exclusive will revive the fortunes of his flagship news-stand title. He hopes to find conclusive answers to questions that have teased a curious world for decades. And he wants his own secret theory triumphantly vindicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun

  • By Drew on 07-08-13

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 08-09-13

What did you like most about The Colony?

An original idea. The story held together very well and the suspense wasn't overdone. The characters were very believable

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lassiter. I liked the way he was not depicted as perfect or a paragon but I could believe he would stop drinking after he met his "Soul mate".

What does David Rintoul bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I was amazed at how many accents he could do which made the story much more entertaining. and made it easy to identify the characters. He done an excellent job.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It didn't stir many emotions but had me on tenterhooks all the way through.

Any additional comments?

A great "Ghost" story

  • Under the Dome

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,119

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new masterpiece - his biggest, most riveting novel since The Stand - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome. Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Stephen King

  • By Robert on 01-01-10

Stephen is the King!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-12

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Another corker from Mr King. He can really make you hate the nasty characters but they still keep their humanityeven though utterly detestable! Lost a lot of sleep as I couldn't stop listening! Highly recommended.

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  • The Day Of The Triffids

  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

The Triffids are a monstrous species of stinging plant; they walk, they talk, they dominate the world. The narrator of this novel wakes up in hospital to find that, by missing the end of the world as he knew it, he has survived to witness a new one. But the new world that awaits him is fantastic, horrific - and entirely plausible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Peter on 07-01-09

All time classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-12

I have read this book umpteen times but still find it a great story. The story is brilliantly captured in this speech version. Samual West sounds just as I imagined the hero would sound. Well worth acquiring this audio book.

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