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  • Galaxy's Edge, Part V

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 76

With the galaxy in tatters, Chhun and Wraith lead Kill Team Victory and the remnants of the Legion in a clandestine final effort to bring about Article 19. It's needed now more than ever as the Republic's new emperor, Goth Sullus, grows increasingly enigmatic and tyrannical in his rule, leaving some to question their roles in bringing the mysterious leader of the Black Fleet to power. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another cracking book

  • By Matthew B. on 18-04-19

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-19

Excellent twists and turns in the plot as always in this series!
RC Bray gives a perfect performance again
Looking forward to his next gripping delivery 👍🏼

  • Tombland

  • The Shardlake Series, Book 7
  • By: C. J. Sansom
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 37 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702

The nominal king, Edward VI, is 11 years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford, rules as Protector. The extirpation of the old religion by radical Protestants is stirring discontent among the populace while the Protector’s prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure and threatens to involve France. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb - Samson’s best yet

  • By Jim__Leeder on 26-10-18

Excellent Narration!!

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

For the clever sods slagging Steven Crossley...
Anton Lesser ONLY narrates the ABRIDGED versions of the Shardlake novels...
No doubt I won’t be the last to mention their whinging errors...
Here’s an idea...
Wait for the abridged goldfish version and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Planetside

  • By: Michael Mammay
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

War heroes aren't usually called out of semi-retirement and sent to the far reaches of the galaxy for a routine investigation. So when Colonel Carl Butler answers the call from an old and powerful friend, he knows it's something big - and he's not being told the whole story. A high councilor's son has gone MIA out of Cappa Base, the space station orbiting a battle-ravaged planet. The young lieutenant had been wounded and evacuated - but there's no record of him having ever arrived at hospital command. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Distinguished Butler!

  • By Simon on 01-08-18

Meh!

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

Reviewed: 28-09-18

Poor Poor storyline
Shallow pulp detective mystery with a poor ending …
RC Bray was superb as always , infact the only reason I continued to the end!

  • Cowl

  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

The Heliothane Dominion is triumphant in the solar system after a bitter war with their Umbrathane progenitors. But some of the enemy have escaped into the past, intent on wreaking havoc across time. The worst of these is Cowl, an artificially forced advance in human evolution but one who is no longer human. Polly, desperate to obtain funds to support her habits, is unprepared for her involvement with Nandru Jurgens, a Taskforce soldier, and the killers pursuing him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it when I read it!

  • By Anonymous Coward on 21-10-18

Awesome storyline and exceptional narration!

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

Reviewed: 13-04-18

Another excellent storyline from the master, I sincerely hope there is much more to come from this alternate to the polity !

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brass Man

  • Agent Cormac, Book 3
  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

On the primitive world Cull, a knight errant called Anderson hunts a dragon, not knowing that elsewhere is a resurrected brass killing machine, Mr Crane, assisting in a similar hunt. Learning that this old enemy still lives, agent Cormac pursues while scientist Mika begins discovering the horrifying truth about an ancient alien technology. Each day is a survival struggle for the people of Cull. Ferocious insectile monsters roam their planet as they try to escape to their forefathers' starship, still orbiting far above them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Stephen on 21-02-19

Excellent Performance!

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

Reviewed: 31-01-18

Yet another fine continuation of the Cormac series
With another great narration from Rik Jerome,
Can someone sign him up for a recast of the Entire Foundation Saga & Robot Series?

  • The Black Mile

  • Soho Noir Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Brian J. Gill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

London, 1940: The Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for 57 nights. Houses, shops, and entire streets are wiped from the map. The underworld is in flux: The Italian criminals who dominated the West End have been interned, and now their rivals are fighting to replace them. Meanwhile, hidden in the shadows, the Black-Out Ripper sharpens his knife and sets to his grisly work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the rest!

  • By Benjibutton on 29-11-14

The most unintelligible narrator EVER!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

I have never, in 20+ years listened to such an awful narrator!
Viscount Asquith, he pronounces.. get this!
Viz-kont As-kith! CRETINOUS
That's one of around 25+ repeated mispronunciations..
English CANNOT be his birth language!
If it is? Then I've been thinking & speaking Esperanto for the last 50 years!
Are there no audio editors?
I'm disgusted!!
Should a publisher sell a printed book with as many stupid howlers in it they'd be laughed out of every bookshop on the planet!
P.S.

I'm getting a full refund!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Tenth Cycle

  • A Rossler Foundation Mystery, Book 1
  • By: JC Ryan
  • Narrated by: William Andre Gensburger
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

For thousands of years, the truth about human history has intentionally been suppressed and exploited. For decades, scholars have been saying that the truth about human history will be found inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, but up till now no one has ever been able to find it. Those who tried have been ridiculed and persecuted. The Tenth Cycle is a provocative technothriller about human history, conspiracies, and an ancient society with power and money that will stop at nothing to reach their sinister goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery book

  • By MeDi on 04-08-17

Aweful ... Utterly aweful

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

Reviewed: 14-08-17

Utter garbage!
Premise of story started reasonably well.
But deteriorated rapidly after third chapter!
Combined with the worst narration I've had the misfortune to struggle through in nearly a decade I will be getting a full refund shortly!

It was that bad I'm off to get my ears syringed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Silent Death

  • Gereon Rath, Book 2
  • By: Volker Kutscher
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Berlin, 1930. Sound film is conquering the big screen, leaving many by the wayside: producers, cinema owners - and silent film stars. Investigating the violent on-set death of actress Betty Winter, Inspector Gereon Rath encounters the dark side of glamour and an industry in turmoil. When his father requests that he help his friend, the mayor of Cologne, Konrad Adenauer, and his ex-girlfriend, Charly, makes a renewed attempt at rapprochement, things start to get out of hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Silent Death is a really enjoyable listen

  • By Dan Rose on 23-05-17

More More More!

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

Reviewed: 21-05-17

Superb!
I hope the wait for the third instalment will not be as long!
Hats off to the translation too.

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    Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    60 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • A Man Without Breath

  • By: Philip Kerr
  • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Winter, 1943. Bernie Gunther has left the Criminal Police and is working for the German War Crimes Bureau based in Berlin. Reports have been circulating of a mass grave, discovered deep in the Katyn Forest. Rumour has it that the grave is full of Polish officers murdered by the Russians - perfect propaganda for Germany. But it needs a detective of subtle skill to investigate this horrific discovery. Cue Bernie Gunther...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Badly edited.

  • By Lyndsay on 03-07-13

Let down by narrator! Again!!

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

Reviewed: 16-02-17

Paul Hecht is a reasonable narrator for many books I've listened to, but Bernie Gunter he IS NOT!!
Stilted and hesitant with often very poor pronunciation is very common, it's as though he's extremely uncomfortable reading the material.
I do hope these are re-recorded with the original narrator from the earlier books!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Full Dark House

  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

In Full Dark House, Christopher Fowler tells the story of both the first and last case of an unlikely pair of crime fighters - and how along the way they changed the face of detection. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of 80-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it means the end of a partnership that lasted over half a century and an eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. Desperately searching for clues, May finds his friend’s notes of their first case....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where it all begins?

  • By Russ on 09-07-12

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 15-09-16

Excellent plot !
More twists & turns than an Agatha Christie who dunnit, couldn't stop listening...
I highly recommend