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  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247

Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race is trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible - assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun story - highly recommended

  • By TomzMullen on 18-12-18

Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Another unique tale from Brandon Sanderson, hopeful he might write more of this awesome universe

  • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.... Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent radioplay renditions of Pratchett's work

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18

Good collection of discworld stories

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

Reviewed: 28-12-18

Good catalog, only downside was "Only you can save mankind" which is more childrens literacy

  • Paradox Bound

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555

Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Not that he'd ever admit it, but maybe he's been waiting - waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who's roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who's a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The American Dream

  • By Mark T. on 10-11-17

Timeless story of time-travellers

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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: 18-12-18

Once again the combination of Ray Porter and Peter Clines is music to literary ears!

  • Heroes

  • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,057
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,863

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient Myths from a Modern Legend!

  • By Simon on 02-11-18

Another marvellous adventure!

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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: 03-12-18

Great follow-up to Mythos, full of fantastical stories, abominable monsters and of course, Greek heroes.

  • The Dark Forest

  • The Three-Body Problem, Book 2
  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Bruno Roubicek
  • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

The Trisolarian fleet has left their home world and will arrive in four centuries' time. But the Sophons and their extradimensional emissaries are already here. This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a last-ditch defence that grants four individuals almost absolute power to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the third book in this trilogy?

  • By MR A CARLIN on 08-01-18

Great sequel!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Whilst complicated/slow in places this book was a great sequel to the three body problem

  • The Gripping Hand

  • By: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award-winning authors of such best sellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. There, 25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the mysterious aliens known as Moties within the confines of their own solar system. They have spent a quarter century analyzing and agonizing over the deadly threat posed by the only aliens mankind has ever encountered - a race divided into distinct biological forms, each serving a different function: Master, Mediator, Engineer, Warrior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Waited for more

  • By Mara on 07-07-14

A suitable followup!

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

Enjoyed the prequel, however, the many long space scenes do not translate well to an audiobook and the narrator has difficulty fleshing out a dry story

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538

Earth is dying. Thousands of workers, who live in the vast caves beneath Mars, mine the precious elements that will make the planet habitable. They are Earth’s only hope. Until the day Darrow learns that it’s a lie. Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations. Darrow disguises himself and infiltrates their society, intent on taking them down. But the surface is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only one with an agenda.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone

  • By ellie illing on 30-08-16

Heart and mind gripping

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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: 06-08-18

Fanstastic story lyrically narrated, a tale of one's place in society and a daring underdog

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,067
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,062

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good one!

  • By Robyn on 23-11-16

Mystery with a modern feel

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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: 21-07-18

Fantastic setup, great narration by Ray Porter, foubd myself hanging on each and every word!

  • Altered Carbon

  • Altered Carbon, Book 1
  • By: Richard Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always interesting!

  • By Jez Cajiao on 19-10-13

Great book, Great show

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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: 10-07-18

Having first seen the netflix adaptation, the book was a delight, 10/10 depth & description

  • Lucifer's Hammer

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 488

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best-of genre

  • By Tara on 24-12-12

The END of the world?

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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: 24-02-18

Fantastic book, struggled with first chapters but roch story and characters! L.N. does it again!