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  • Tall Order

  • The Spider Shepherd Thrillers, Book 15
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

The 15th thriller in the Spider Shepherd series promises even more enthralling action from the Sunday Times best seller Stephen Leather. He is one of the world's most ruthless terrorists, codenamed Saladin. He plans and executes devastating attacks, and then, ghostlike, he disappears. Ten years ago he blew a plane out of the sky above New York - and now he's struck again, killing dozens in a London strike. But one of the latest victims is related to the acting head of MI5, who knows exactly who she wants on the case: Spider Shepherd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spider! As Explosive As Ever!

  • By Gary on 25-07-18

too much daily mail for my taste

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

Reviewed: 19-07-18

Stephen Leather's Spider Shepherd books have always had a whiff of the daily mail in the political views expressed, but this book seems really heavy handed. The story for this isn't great, I listened more out of a sense of duty than enjoyment, which is a shame because I've really enjoyed this series of books. I suspect Stephen Leather n I don't see eye to eye on politics, but that hasn't stopped me enjoying his books until now.

Paul Thornley does an excellent job of narrating as always.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Defiance

  • The Spiral Wars, Book 4
  • By: Joel Shepherd
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

The UFS Phoenix is hunting for the long-lost drysine data-core. Within it lie the secrets to saving humanity from the resurgent deepynine machine-race. To recover it, Captain Erik Debogande must work together with the man who holds his sister hostage - the power-hungry parren leader Aristan. Aristan has sworn he will return Lisbeth Debogande once Phoenix grants him equal access to its prize.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Improves towards the end

  • By Marcus on 15-01-18

awesome series

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

Reviewed: 13-10-17

Joel Shepherd is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. while this wasn't quite as good as the previous three in the series, I already can't wait for the next one.

  • Haven

  • A Trial of Blood and Steel, Book 4
  • By: Joel Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 23 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

The Army of Regent Arrosh advances on the forces loyal to Saalshen, homeland of the serrin people, as the serrins' friends are in full retreat. Their only hope is to reach the city of Jahnd - the serrin word for haven - across the Ipshal River. The Army of Lenayin marches with the Regent, but Sasha, sister of newly crowned King Koenyg, can no longer stomach the awful cause for which her people fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great end to a brilliant series of books

  • By Adam Warren on 28-06-17

great end to a brilliant series of books

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

Reviewed: 28-06-17

Joel shepherd is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. this whole series of audio books has been amazing

  • Omega Rising

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Jason Burke was a man hiding from himself in a small cabin high in the American Rocky Mountains when his simple, quiet life was shattered one night by what he first assumed was an aviation mishap. But when he investigates the crash, what he finds will yank him out of his self-imposed exile and thrust him into a world he could have never imagined.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful... But Warship by same author is good

  • By M. Davies on 18-03-16

an interesting start

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

Reviewed: 24-04-17

I decided to listen to this after going through the black fleet books. while this first book isn't as good, I'm willing to carry on to the next book in the series.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,681

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By stucody on 22-03-15

Excellent story let down by some bad research

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

Any additional comments?

It doesn't by any means ruin the story, but there are a few glaring errors that temporarily take you out the story. For example, the Hammersmith is nowhere near the M5, super conductors don't absorb sound energy and I'm pretty sure can't be used as a heat shield in the manor described in the book.
Over all I'm looking forward to listening to the next installment and would recommend to anyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • With the Lightnings

  • RCN Series, Book 1
  • By: David Drake
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, David Drake
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects since he quarreled with his ruthless, politically powerful father. Adele Mundy is a scholar with no money and no prospects since her family was massacred for conspiring against the Government of Cinnabar. Kostroma is a wealthy planet which depends on diplomacy to stay independent in a galaxy whose two great powers, Cinnabar and the Alliance, battle for supremacy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK but doesn't stand comparison to Aubrey Maturin

  • By Adam Warren on 30-05-15

OK but doesn't stand comparison to Aubrey Maturin

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

Reviewed: 30-05-15

it seems unfair to compare anything to Patrick O'brien's Aubrey Maturin series, but since this is the first book of a sci-fi series inspired by that great collection, that's the high bar it has to approach. the narrator has nothing on the great Patrick Tull, his choice of voice for each character is a little strange, he's an OK narrator compared to Patrick Tull's full on multi cast actor. similarly, the story, while it shows promise, can't hold a candle to O'brien's mastery of character. the difference is night and day. I've probably been a bit harsh, and I will try the next book, but like I said before, if you aim for Master and Commander, then you have to do an amazing job to get even close, and this is no better than alright.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roger Allam, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,057

Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam star in the first series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best thing on radio

  • By Em on 10-12-11

brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 26-05-15

one of the funniest sitcoms going. excellently written and performed. John finnemore can't seem to do any wrong

1 of 1 people found this review helpful