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  • Deathfire

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 32
  • By: Nick Kyme
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Vulkan lies in state beneath the Fortress of Hera, and yet many of his sons still refuse to believe that he is truly dead. After a seemingly miraculous rescue by the Ultramarines, Artellus Numeon, once captain of the Pyre Guard, urges the other Salamanders on Macragge to leave Imperium Secundus and return their primarch's body to the home world of Nocturne - there to be reborn in the flames of Mount Deathfire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping storytelling

  • By Mr Jamie Forrest on 22-10-18

Amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-18

Yet another great instalment into the series, even more so if you love the Salamanders.

  • Battle for the Abyss

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 8
  • By: Ben Counter
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 302

Now that news of Horus' treachery is in the open, a time of testing has come. Some Legions have already declared their allegiance to the Warmaster while the loyalty of others lies firmly with the Emperor. As Horus deploys his forces, loyalist Astartes learn that a massive Wordbearers fleet is heading to Ultramar, home of the Ultramarines. Unless they can intercept the fleet, and destroy the mighty battleship that has been sent to reinforce it, the Ultramarines may suffer a blow from which they will never recover.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not for me

  • By K F brown on 02-03-18

Another Brilliant Addition to the Horus Heresy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-18

Other reviews claiming this was action packed were certainly not overstating. A very good listen.

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  • Blade Runner

  • Originally published as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637

It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill. Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment: find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why the title?

  • By Mr. G. J. Walker on 10-11-09

Great

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-17

Well performed and very interesting and Dick creates a strange but brilliant world, once again.

  • The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

On Mars, the harsh climate could make any colonist turn to drugs to escape a dead-end existence. Especially when the drug is Can-D, which transports its users into the idyllic world of a Barbie-esque character named Perky Pat. When the mysterious Palmer Eldritch arrives with a new drug called Chew-Z, he offers a more addictive experience, one that might bring the user closer to God. But in a world where everyone is tripping, no promises can be taken at face value.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • after this, I'm a reader who become a book

  • By Paul Inbj on 19-01-17

What a fantastic novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-17

This novel created so much thought about consciousness and reality. Definitely worth a close read.

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Galt would have liked it

  • By Alan Michael Forrester on 25-12-12

Great Novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-17

Aside from the questionable promotion of extreme capitalism, this was a brilliantly performed and written novel.

  • Force Ten from Navarone

  • By: Alistair MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Almost before the last echoes of the famous guns have died away, the three Navarone heroes are parachuted into war-torn Yugoslavia to rescue a division of partisans and fulfil a secret mission, so deadly that it must be hidden even from their own allies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Connor on 17-03-17

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-17

Another brilliant story from MacLean and very ably performed. I hope there's more to come.

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  • Pompeii

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? All along the coast, the Roman Empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas. The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum and Pompeii. Only one man is worried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A excellent listen. Highly recommended

  • By Ivan on 30-07-15

Great Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-16

Great from Harris as always. However, the narrator needs to research pronunciation of Latin terms.

  • Conclave

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Roy Mcmillan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,062

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarrely gripping

  • By Biker on 12-01-17

Brilliant, as always

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-16

Robert Harris is brilliant as always and fantastic work by the narrator. Would listen again.

  • Plato, Socrates, and the Dialogues

  • By: Michael Sugrue, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael Sugrue
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42

These 16 lectures bring the Socratic quest for truth alive and explore ideas that are as vital today as they were 25 centuries ago. Ideas about truth, justice, love, beauty, courage, and wisdom that can change lives and reveal the world in new ways. Here, you'll delve into the inner structure, action, and meaning of 17 of Plato's greatest dialogues, making these lectures an indispensable companion for anyone interested in philosophy in general or Platonic thought in particular.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro the Plato's Socratic style

  • By Street Rebels on 20-01-17

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-16

Without a doubt, the best series on Plato I have ever heard. Quite simple, amazing

  • The Will to Power: The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

  • By: The Great Courses, Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
  • Narrated by: Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Who was Friedrich Nietzsche? This lonely and chronically ill, yet passionate, daring, and complex man is perhaps the most mysterious and least understood of all contemporary philosophers. Why are his brilliant insights so relevant for today? How did he become the most misinterpreted and unfairly maligned intellectual figure of the last two centuries?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A sanitised one-sided diet of opinion

  • By Toby B on 26-03-15

Great Course

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-16

Very interesting and well presented by the two lecturers. I would definitely recommend this course.

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