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  • Forbidden Island

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

On the precipice of a cliff, contemplating suicide, dishonorably discharged US Army Ranger Rowan Baer is invited to provide security to a research team visiting the most dangerous island in the world - North Sentinel Island in the Sea of Bengal. Seeking redemption, he accepts. Living among Amazon rainforest tribes, eccentric Israeli anthropologist Talia Mayer is recruited to study the island's elusive inhabitants - the Sentinelese - who have resided on the tropical island since the dawn of mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping thriller of a story

  • By Daniel F. on 15-06-18

A hidden gem

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

A whirlwind of a book with intense descriptions and exciting encounters - i took one star off as i found it a little repetitive in parts but make no mistake this is a great read!

The narrator was great and i'm familiar with his work on the Jon Reznick series - Kafer has the ability to bring characters to life.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Life After the Undead

  • By: Pembroke Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Cheyenne Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Seventeen-year-old Krista must quickly figure out how she's going to survive in the zombie-destroyed world. The one advantage humans have is that the zombies hate humid environments, so they're migrating west to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors plan to construct a wall at North Platte to keep the undead out, and Krista has come to Nebraska to start a new life. Zombies aren't the only creatures she has to be cautious of - the other survivors have a dark side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A zombie book done better

  • By Rob on 13-02-18

A zombie book done better

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

I really enjoyed this take on the "zompocalypse" - i have read loads of Zombie books and this is one of the few that focuses on survival rather than blood and guts, this was a nice change and i cant wait to read more.

The story is well structured and kept me listening (i listened in 4 sessions)

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Fine Line

  • A Sebastian Drake Novel
  • By: Dan Burns
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Sebastian Drake is a novelist who’s trying to come up with his next story idea. But he’s stuck. Drake receives an unexpected visit from a man interested in hiring him for a project and who thinks he has just the solution to Drake’s writing challenges. His proposition to Drake is simple: become a hired agent to investigate a cold murder case involving one of Chicago’s most powerful political families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for more!

  • By Rob on 02-01-18

Can't wait for more!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

This book was great, i listened to it in no time and the only complaint is that's it wasn't longer.

Full of mystery and twists with characters brought to life with excellent narration.

Bring on the next one.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Tesla Gate

  • By: John D. Mimms
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Thomas Pendleton loves his wife, Ann, and six-year-old son, Seth, more than anything, but his job often makes him an absent husband and father. One day, after Thomas leaves on a business trip, his wife and son are killed in a car accident. When a cosmic storm enters Earth's atmosphere, scientists are baffled by its composition and origins, but not nearly as much as they are by the storm's side effect: Anyone who has died and chosen not to cross over is suddenly visible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real Sci-fi tear jerker

  • By Rob on 02-01-18

A real Sci-fi tear jerker

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Such a well thought out story-line and i'm glad to hear it's the first in a trilogy - i will be searching the next one out for my next download. The story is an emotional roller-coaster with excellent characters - all brought to life with great narration.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,982
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,982

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher's Fine Lines

  • By Simon on 07-11-17

Reacher, a man for all occasions

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

I love the Jack Reacher series but was worried that it had lost its way, this story however brings the series back on track!

We see a different side to Reacher and more about him than his fists.

A good read, i look forward to the next one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Only Fools and Horses

  • 16 Classic BBC TV Soundtracks
  • By: John Sullivan
  • Narrated by: David Jason, full cast, Nicholas Lyndhurst
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 147

Sixteen TV soundtracks from the award-winning TV show collected together for the first time, starring David Jason as ambitious market trader Del Boy Trotter and Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother, Rodney Trotter. For 15 years the brothers of Trotters Independent Traders PLC have entertained us both with Del's extreme optimism and scams and, quite simply, Rodney's reactions upon hearing those scams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great sitcom converted to audio book.

  • By David Hughes on 28-12-17

Almost perfect. Essential for any fans

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

This is a must for any fans of the TV show! Listening back was an absolute delight and reminded me just how good OFAH is. Only slight down side was a bit of the audio quality but it didn't take away from an excellent show.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 10:37

  • By: Jacqueline Druga
  • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Judd Bryant, a survivor who does not succumb to the horrendous death, is a talented man with a zest for living. He faces his darkest hour until he finds a purpose in the form of Dawson, an eight-year-old boy with an unusual gift.The unlikely pair set out to find others, only to realize that each passing day is increasingly more dangerous than the one before. Their road becomes an obstacle course filled with unimaginable disasters. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting take on a busy genre

  • By Rob on 04-12-17

Interesting take on a busy genre

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

What did you like most about 10:37?

I enjoyed the new angle on the busy genre, the Narrator really brought the characters to life and made them likable or not depending on the story. There were also interesting relationships between the survivors.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration was excellent, it really brought the story together and the characters to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it had a gripping story line - i listened to this book in just two sittings, sadly the ending was a slight disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I would like to see this story extended to a series. I was asked to publish an honest review in exchange for a free review copy of this audio book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Xfm Vault: The Best of the Ricky Gervais Show with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington

  • From the Radio Show Where it All Started
  • By: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 169

It's the third and final instalment of our best bits of the Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm. More drivel from the Ricky, Stephen, and Karl from the 3rd series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No rockbusters!

  • By WarwickStudent on 13-07-17

Podcast fans will love this

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

If you have listened to the podcast you will love this! Slightly less quality than the podcasts as its from radio but still excellent.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The XFM Vault

  • The Best of The Ricky Gervais Show with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, Volume 2
  • By: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkingson
  • Narrated by: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkingson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 192

The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm is where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant first met Karl Pilkington. The trio, who have been talking drivel ever since, later went on to create one of the most downloaded podcasts in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for lovers of the Podcast

  • By Rob on 08-11-17

Perfect for lovers of the Podcast

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Found this recently after listening to the podcast many times. Awesome to hear new (old) content from these 3 and i thoroughly recommend.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Treasury

  • Classic BBC Radio Comedy
  • By: BBC Radio Comedy
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Lyttleton, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden
  • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

A bumper collection of classic fun and games from one of BBC Radio 4's best-loved and most enduring comedy panel games. The inimitable Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair for these 36 hilarious editions, collected together for the first time. He presides over regular players Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton, plus guests including Stephen Fry, Tony Hawks, Andy Hamilton, Paul Merton, Sandi Toksvig and Jeremy Hardy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud

  • By AR on 24-02-17

Absolute classic

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Easy listening and great (even if a little dated) fun! Slight editing problems (hear a few minutes twice) but overall a great compilation.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful