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  • It's Superman!

  • By: Tom De Haven
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Opening with the young Clark Kent on a date, this novel takes an entirely fresh approach to the emergence of his superpowers and the start of his newspaper career, following him from rural 1930s Kansas across America to Hollywood in its golden age and then to New York City. He meets a worldly Lois Lane and conniving political boss Lex Luthor, and begins his battles against criminal masterminds, mad scientists, and super villains inspired by fascists.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite a waste of time

  • By Ian on 08-02-17

It a SuperBook!

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

Reviewed: 21-06-16

Scott Brick does a magnificent job reading a nostalgic version of Jerry Sergey & Joe Schuster's Superman fable. Tom de Haven has woven an atmospheric version of the Man of Steel. This is a tremendous sweeping tale of America, of jazz, blues and the seedy side of crime. Lex Luther, Lois Lane and many more beside take a bow as the curtain comes down on what might have been the origins of Action Comic's best hero.

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  • The Deep Range

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

It has taken a long time, but humankind has won its battle against the sea. Now Professionals like Walter Franklin patrol the infinite savannahs of the oceans, harvesting from the plankton prairies. But like that other great frontier, space, the sea has not yet yielded up all its secrets. And men like Franklin will never rest until its every fathomless mystery has been challenged....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still a story to entertain and engage

  • By ikd on 01-08-16

Oceans. Space. The human drama goes on!

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

Reviewed: 27-05-16

Incredibly Clarke wrote this in 1957. handheld computers, worldwide computer connections, and sea-serpents! He goes deep into the oceans and far out into space. His story is almost 60 years old yet predates our modern technological era without seeming out of place today.

  • 2061: Odyssey Three

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths, must once again confront Dave Bowman - or whatever Bowman has become - a newly independent HAL, and the power of an alien race that has decided Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Stephen on 11-12-14

Clarke's magnificence shines like the stars.

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

Reviewed: 27-05-16

Scott Brick does justice to a remarkable parallel continuation of the Odyssey series. 3001 beckons.

  • Leonard

  • My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man
  • By: William Shatner
  • Narrated by: William Shatner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science-fiction television series called Star Trek, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In 79 television episodes and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful to listen to

  • By D. Ham on 12-04-17

"I have been and always shall be your friend"

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

Reviewed: 31-03-16

That quote from the 2nd Star Trek film sums up the 50 year relationship between Shatner and Nimoy. This book affectionately brings two lives together, in honest revelation and memory.

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  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

At nine years old, Frankie Presto is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie's talent is unique, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic indeed; totally enchanting.

  • By D. Menashy on 29-11-15

Perfect Pitch

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

Mitch Albom's wonderful tale reminds us it is good to laugh, learn, cry & love

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

More than 30 years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike - beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times best-selling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Star Wars

  • By Kindle Customer on 20-12-15

The Force is strong with this one!

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

Reviewed: 13-01-16

True to the film and the original Hope. An extremely good story well read. Fun and enjoyable the sound effects add to the listener's enjoyment. Alan Dean Foster delivers a typically well-writtem story nased on the original screenplay.

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  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Dramatized)

  • By: George Lucas
  • Narrated by: Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 186

Like its predecessor, this electrifying drama boasts an outstanding cast (including Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Anthony Daniels as See Threepio, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, and John Lithgow as Yoda); a greatly expanded script, with many scenes not found in the movie; and audio engineering of unparalleled excellence. The Empire Strikes Back takes you once more into a galaxy of pure sound and limitless imagination for an adventure you'll never forget.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • one major flaw

  • By M. Tucknott on 18-10-15

Listen to this book: It is your DESTINY!!

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

Reviewed: 16-10-15

So gkad Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams came beack fir thus.. and John Lithgow's Yoda is impressive too! supporting cast well chosen and John Williams' majestic score! Extra background brings further understanding to the saga. Thank the Maker! as 'Threepio would say..

  • The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again!

  • By: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

The little old lady is back! This time, Martha Andersson and her friends - the League of Pensioners - have left behind their dreary care home in Stockholm and are enjoying the bright lights of Las Vegas. This is their opportunity for a new lease of life and they plan to make the most of it. But before long, they are up to their old tricks and with ingenious tactics, a pair of false teeth and a wheelchair each, they plot to outwit the security system at one of the casinos.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • League Of Pensioners Win Again!

  • By SARA on 02-05-16

The Little Old Lady is wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 15-05-15

great fun to meet our gang again. . this time up against Motor Bike gangs and the Police..

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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,852
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,864
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,835

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

There is life on Mars and it's one solitary human.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

Andy Weir has written a sustaining, suspense filked real scientific science fiction book. The story of a marooned man on Mars and his struggles to stay alive is filled with scientifically believable detail. R. C. Bray's excellent narration give genuine character to the characters. This is a must-read/listen for fan of good old pioneer adventure stories. If you like Asimov or Clarke ... or even Robinson Crusoe... you will be enthralled.