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  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,254

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

You have to get past the fact it’s not a history lesson, but a story, read a n style. Bit odd the foreword is at the end though...

  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs. Here Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased son's daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose. Three year old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help. And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect! Well read and a great story.

  • By Paula on 17-09-16

To dull for me...

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-18

For me, Stephen should stick to writing the story, not reading them, I found the story dull and seemed to be going no where, slowly....

  • The Purge of District 89

  • A Grower's War, Book 1
  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Walter Lawrence Baucom is used to the troops that patrol Agrarian District 89. He grew up with the sight of Chinese and Russian soldiers, right alongside the American ones. They are the Coalition. "The Three Brothers", they call themselves. They claim that they are there to help. And he thinks that if he doesn't rock the boat, then they will never have a reason to break in his door and disappear him, like they did to his brother.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not my favorite

  • By cliff on 24-11-18

Not my favorite

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-18

I made it about half way and just had to give up, might be me, but it didn’t seem to have a direction.

  • Watchers

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT

  • By Amelialegbar ♥️ on 26-05-18

Incredibly captivating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Such a lovely violent, compassionate story, it embraces all emotional aspects of people, even the bad ones....

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  • The House of Thunder

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

In a cavern called The House of Thunder, Susan Thornton watched in terror as her lover died a brutal death in a college hazing. And in the following four years, the four young men who participated in that grim fraternity rite likewise died violently. Or did they?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wondering why at the end...

  • By cliff on 12-06-18

Wondering why at the end...

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I got to the end and found myself wondering why, not a bad story but the narration for me sounded like a Disney production. It picked up towards the end

  • Close to Me

  • A gripping psychological thriller about secrets and lies
  • By: Amanda Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 83

When Jo Harding falls down the stairs at home, she wakes up in hospital with partial amnesia - she's lost a whole year of memories. A lot can happen in a year. Was Jo having an affair? Lying to her family? Starting a new life? She can't remember what she did - or what happened the night she fell. But she's beginning to realise she might not be as good a wife and mother as she thought.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping debut novel

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-17

Dull..

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

Reviewed: 21-04-18

Not for me, I gave it 5 chapters before giving up, it just seemed to go on an on, but not get anywhere, but to dull for me

  • We Were Warriors

  • One Soldier's Story of Brutal Combat
  • By: Johnny Mercer
  • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 476

A captain in 29 Commando, Johnny Mercer served in the army for 12 years. On his third tour of Afghanistan, he was a joint fires controller, with the pressurized job of bringing down artillery and air strikes in close proximity to his own troops. Based in an area of Northern Helmand that was riddled with Taliban leaders, he walked into danger with every patrol, determined to protect them. Then, one morning, in brutal close-quarter combat, everything changed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The reality of war..

  • By David MacLean on 26-09-17

An eye opener

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Blimey... this really does put life into perspective, what our armed forces did and do on a daily basis, amazing. Great story, without glorifying anyone or anything.

  • Frankenstein, Book Five: The Dead Town

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors band together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein’s nihilistic plan to remake the future - and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters. Now the good will make their last, best stand. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, their destinies and the fate of humanity hang in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as all the others

  • By cliff on 11-03-18

As good as all the others

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

All very good books, I listened to number 4 first, mistake, while they do work individual, they are obviously best in order.

  • Frankenstein: Dead and Alive

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
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    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

As a devastating hurricane approaches, as the benighted creations of Victor Helios begin to spin out of control, as New Orleans descends into chaos and the future of humanity hangs in the balance, the only hope rests with Victor's first, failed attempt to build the perfect human. Deucalion's centuries-old history began as the original manifestation of a soulless vision - and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first they must face a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have conceived.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding...

  • By cliff on 10-02-18

Outstanding...

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-18

As good as all the others, recommend listening for n order to get true value of story

  • Frankenstein: City of Night

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created - and they must be destroyed. Not even Victor Helios - once Frankenstein - can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Only the one-time "monster" Deucalion and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison, stand in their way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good as I remember

  • By Anonymous User on 03-02-19

Loved it...

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Reviewed: 02-02-18

Great narrative, great story, great characters, really great, recommend this and the others in the series, would make excellent tv show