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  • Jack in a Box

  • The Hunt For Jack Reacher Series, Short Story 2
  • By: Diane Capri
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar have received a special off-the-books assignment: build a secret file on Jack Reacher. In this short story, Otto and Gaspar reveal a bit of themselves as they make every effort to put Jack in a Box using legal means John Grisham fans admire. Lee Child and Jack Reacher fans know that no one boxes with Jack and lives to tell about it. Will Otto and Gaspar be the first to succeed where so many have failed?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent short story but overpriced as it’s short!

  • By Rob on 14-11-18

Excellent short story but overpriced as it’s short!

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

Reviewed: 14-11-18

While I really enjoyed this short story I was a bit miffed that I had to give a whole credit for it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Minister of Chance

  • By: Dan Freeman
  • Narrated by: Sylvester McCoy, Jenny Agutter, Jed Brophy, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Winner of Best Audio Drama, BBC Audio Drama Awards, 2013. Winner of Speculative Fiction, Parsec Award, 2013. The Minister of Chance is a wildly exciting, picaresque fantasy adventure and a brilliant, Swiftian satire on politics and religion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SPOILT BY LOUD AMATEUR ACTING BY THE MAIN CHILD ACTRESS WHO SHOUTS HER WAY THROUGH

  • By Highlight on 05-08-17

Crowdfunding works!

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

Reviewed: 16-02-16

Excellent radio play - most enjoyable - famous cast who wanted to be a part of it - nuff said!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sunrise

  • By: Victoria Hislop
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

In the summer of 1972, Famagusta, in Cyprus, is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Özkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city's façade of glamour and success, tension is building.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK

  • By Ms on 17-10-14

Ripping holiday yarn

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

Recommended as interesting page turner. Hislop writes an easy but well crafted story, researched diligently.

  • Emperor of Thorns

  • The Broken Empire, Book 3
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

Lawrence brings the Broken Empire series to its devastating conclusion. The path to the throne is broken - only the broken can walk it. The world is cracked and time has run through, leaving us clutching at the end days. These are the days that have waited for us all our lives. These are my days. I will stand before the Hundred and they will listen. I will take the throne no matter who stands against me, living or dead, and if I must be the last emperor then I will make of it such an ending. This is where the wise man turns away. This is where the holy kneel and call on God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great character. rubbish ending. narrator superb

  • By lgjmac on 18-04-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 29-05-15

This is without doubt the best most gripping book I've listened to in many a year.

  • Half the World

  • Shattered Sea, Book 2
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Ben Elliot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

Sometimes a girl is touched by mother war. Thorn is such a girl. Desperate to avenge her dead father, she lives to fight. But she has been named murderer by the very man who trained her to kill. Sometimes a woman becomes a warrior Fate traps her in the schemes - and on the ship - of the deep-cunning minister Father Yarvi. Crossing half the world to find allies against the ruthless High King, she learns harsh lessons of blood and deceit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another instalment of grit

  • By Robyn on 29-09-15

A good story

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

Reviewed: 21-02-15

An enjoyable read - I even went back to listen to parts I'd missed when I dozed off at bedtime. Excellent!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Eye of the World

  • Wheel of Time, Book 1
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,986

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fab

  • By Robyn on 13-04-13

Glad I've listened

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

Reviewed: 19-02-15

This book was recommended to me by a Falklands War Veteran when first published but somehow I never got around to reading it. It was well worth the wait.

  • The Providence of Fire

  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 24 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The first book had some promise...

  • By Ross on 03-05-16

Better than book one and that was excellent

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

Reviewed: 29-01-15

I've returned a few audio books recently but there was no way this one was going back. The audio equivalent of a page turner!

  • The Emperor's Blades

  • Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116

In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable setting of scene

  • By Callum on 02-12-15

Excellent - a good buy after two mistakes

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

Reviewed: 22-01-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Emperor's Blades to be better than the print version?

I'm afraid I can't comment on a comparison between the audio version and the print version as I don't read much these days - it's so much easier to listen especially while driving or dozing!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Emperor's Blades?

The death of one of the main characters came as a surprise - unexpected but poignant. I won't say who so as not to spoil your enjoyment and speculation.

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

Simon Vance reads well - much better than some narrators I've listened to on Audible. He's clearly read the book innumerable times in preparing his performance. His obvious enjoyment of the plot is deftly transmitted to the listener.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The death of a character early in the book was a particularly moving section. The author painted a stark picture of her lonely, sadistic, lingering torture and death.

Any additional comments?

I'm looking forward to my next credit so I can buy the sequel.

  • Blood Song

  • Book 1 of Raven's Shadow
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453

We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners. Vaelin Al Sorna is the Sixth Order's newest recruit. Under their brutal training regime, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly and quietly - all in the name of protecting the Realm and the Faith. Now his skills will be put to the test.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Superb debut novel

  • By Karen on 16-07-14

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-15

It's been quite some time since I've listened to an audio book I couldn't leave alone - best one for ages.