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Lulwah

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  • Crime and Punishment

  • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Narrated by: Constantine Gregory
  • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-stricken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Last two words are missing which is a nuisance..

  • By trufflesmummy on 19-07-16

great performance

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

I wish more audiobooks had at least this quality. Just how much is needed. Not more, not less.

  • Ninefox Gambit

  • By: Yoon Ha Lee
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

To win an impossible war, Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the Hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris' career isn't the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the Hexarchate itself might be next.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A difficult novel

  • By midian on 29-07-17

did not finish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-18

couldn't understand anything. allowed down to 80%, listened to the first chapter multiple times. then i have to and how'd for the best with the following chapters but it just for worse. this book and me are not compatible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tchaikovsky is still writing Symphonies!

  • By Simon on 11-05-17

great book

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

Reviewed: 19-10-17

the story is original, well written and the readers performance is consistent, good. i especially liked in the story the long long way one of the groups went. if someone told me about those characters, I'd have laughed, but as the book progresses they become more and more believable.

  • Holidays in Hell

  • In Which Our Intrepid Reporter Travels to the World's Worst Places and Asks, 'What's Funny About This'
  • By: P.J. O'Rourke
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Holidays in Hell follows P. J. O’Rourke on a global fun-finding mission to the most desperate places on the planet, from the bombed-out streets of Beirut to the stultifying blandness of Heritage USA. P.J.’s unforgettable adventures abroad include storming student protesters’ barricades in South Korea, interviewing Communist insurrectionists in the Philippines, and going undercover in Arab garb at Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock Mosque. Packed with P.J.’s classic riffs on everything from Polish nightlife under communism to Third World driving tips....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Every sentence has to be a funny quote!

  • By Lulwah on 16-02-17

Every sentence has to be a funny quote!

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

Reviewed: 16-02-17

while it's an interesting collection of travel memories, some of the jokes fall short and the whole audiobook just feels like a ten hour long mediocre stand up comedy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Arkwright

  • By: Allen Steele
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

In the vein of classic authors such as Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke, Nathan Arkwright is a seminal author of the 20th century. At the end of his life he becomes reclusive and cantankerous, refusing to appear before or interact with his legion of fans. Little does anyone know, Nathan is putting into motion his true timeless legacy. Convinced that humanity cannot survive on Earth, his Arkwright Foundation dedicates itself to creating a colony on an earthlike planet several light-years distant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book took me away.

  • By D. Davidson on 02-01-18

solid narration, forgettable story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-17

the story is bouncing between cringeworthy scifi-history namedropping and boring. the narration is great though.

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,991

Shortlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb production of a sci fi classic!

  • By Peter on 21-07-07

good audio version of the book

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

Reviewed: 21-12-16

i have read the book a few years earlier, now listened to it. I like the story and i really liked the audio book version too. sometimes the switch between actor and narrator enacting the same character is disorienting a bit, but that was my biggest problem. I enjoyed the performance of all actors. I think listening to this i a great way to enjoy this book.

  • Adapt

  • Why Success Always Starts with Failure
  • By: Tim Harford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Everything we know about solving the world’s problems is wrong. Out: Plans, experts and above all, leaders. In: Adapting - improvise rather than plan; fail, learn, and try again. In this groundbreaking new book, Tim Harford shows how the world’s most complex and important problems - including terrorism, climate change, poverty, innovation, and the financial crisis - can only be solved from the bottom up by rapid experimenting and adapting.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A rising star

  • By Judy Corstjens on 23-07-11

good content, narration annoyed me at times

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

Reviewed: 21-11-16

the content is good, i found it worth my time and attention. the narration was clear, but the imitation of accents and dialects was painful to listen to.