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  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This brought me back

  • By Paul on 09-08-18

Excellent - even for casual Star Wars fans

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

Reviewed: 18-08-18

Production and sound effects excellent as is narration and voices to bring the strong story to life
Totally exceeded expectations

  • Deep Sky

  • By: Patrick Lee
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

The anomaly called the Breach is the government’s most carefully guarded secret. But there is another secret even less known... and far more terrifying. As the U.S. President addresses the nation fromthe Oval Office, a missile screams toward the White House. In a lightning flash, the Chief Executive is dead, his mansion in ruins, and two cryptic words are the only clue to the assassins’ motives: “See Scalar.” Now Travis Chase of the covert agency Tangent - caretakers of the Breach and all its grim wonders - have only twenty-four hours to unearth a decades-old mystery....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen to trilogy

  • By Katrina on 14-04-18

Must listen to trilogy

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

Reviewed: 14-04-18

Stumbled across first 2 books on scribd as recommended by Lee Child (Jack Reacher novels)

Used audible for last one - an excellent and surprising thriller unique in my experience

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,818
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,805

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jazzed Up Sci-Fi Crime Caper

  • By Simon on 15-11-17

Think it won't be as good as the Martian ? Think again!

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

Reviewed: 27-11-17

Liked the Martian so downloaded
Brilliant ! Not so much science fiction as science fact - great story rooted in reality in an unreal but possible Space city. You don't need to like science fiction to love this - Rosario Dawson is brilliant too - gutted it has finished !

9 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • MEMBER GIFT: The Tales of Max Carrados

  • By: Ernest Bramah
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,168

Max Carrados, a fictional detective series, was first introduced to the literary world by Ernest Bramah in 1914. In the Edwardian era, Carrados' stories often outsold Sherlock Holmes, with the blind detective sharing top billing with his fictional rival. George Orwell wrote that together with those of Conan Doyle, they were "the only detective stories since Poe that are worth rereading".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Lena on 17-12-15

If it's good enough for Stephen Fry to read it's good enough to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 23-09-17

Thank you audible for this treat - it took me some time to get round to listening but well worth the time - Stephen Fry is wonderful in his telling , and the text is rich.

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,337

The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness. Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I wish Larsson hadn't left us

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-10-18

Well worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 18-09-17

Very entertaining- would recommend that you listen to books in order - starting with the girl with the dragon tattoo,
A worthy addition to the series - narration is world class - could not be better

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  • Phasma: Star Wars

  • Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • By: Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 506

One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins - and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • My first great disappointment

  • By MR B J WHITE on 05-10-17

Much better than expected

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

Reviewed: 13-09-17

Excellently told with appropriate sound effects and some music
Great listen for anyone planing to see the new film at Christmas , even if not a massive Star Wars fan

  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universe

  • The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise
  • By: Chris Taylor
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

In How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, veteran journalist Chris Taylor traces the series from the difficult birth of the original film through its sequels, the franchise’s death and rebirth, the prequels, and the preparations for a new trilogy. Taylor provides portraits of the friends, writers, artists, producers, and marketers who labored behind the scenes to turn Lucas’s idea into a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow wee......what a ride! & most enjoyable

  • By Dean on 18-03-15

Surprised by the excellence!

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

Reviewed: 15-08-17

A tremendous journey through the Star Wars phenomenon , George Lucas and. Fandom - I am not a huge Star Wars fan but more so now - great use of a credit!

  • Agent Storm

  • My Life Inside al-Qaeda
  • By: Tim Lister, Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

He was the Western convert who would plunge deep inside al-Qaeda. He named his first son Osama after 9/11 and became a Jihadist. But then - after a sudden loss of faith - Morten Storm made a life-changing decision. He became a double agent and joined the CIA, MI6 and MI5. Filled with hair-raising close calls and deception, Storm's story builds to the climactic finale when he must betray his friend and mentor al-Awlaki - al-Qaeda's biggest threat to the West.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but...

  • By Mr on 18-07-17

Unexpectedly brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 15-06-17

Stick with it initially - it is worth it - much better than expected - the set up and background is essential to the future unfolding of an incredible story - excellently and authentically read with great characterisation - great value for my 1 credit

  • The Operator

  • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
  • By: Robert O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 517

Stirringly evocative, thought provoking, and often jaw dropping, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is the author which adds so much better!

  • By Thomas Tobias Dinsen Hove on 11-01-18

Brilliant human story personally told

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17


This audio book blew me away ( pardon the pun). Having a vague interest initially, Listening to the excerpt I decided to "give it a go". Being read so personally and openly by the author really brought the human sorry to life - got the osama killing story and so much more - authentic and very personal story of a ordinary man who risked everything to accomplish an extraordinary thing

  • 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

Surprisingly good - not just for Trekkies!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

Well worth a listen - indeed a story of friendship and biography of Leonard mimoy and autobiography of friendship