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  • The Chrysalids

  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

The Chrysalids is set in the future after a devastating global nuclear war. David, the young hero of the novel, lives in a tight-knit community of religious and genetic fundamentalists, always on the alert for any deviation from the norm of God's creation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an exceptional recording of an exceptional novel.

  • By Andrew David Hunt on 09-04-19

Fantastic

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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: 04-10-18

A captivating and visionary scifi novel that is in many aspects more current than ever.

Following the protagonist's strugggle against intolerance in a post-apocalyptic world is gripping, at times gloomy but also hopeful and heart warming.

The narration is absolutely brilliant for this book and creates the perfect atmosphere.

  • The Games of Supervillainy

  • The Supervillainy Saga Book 2
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Get ready for the action-packed follow up to The Rules of Supervillainy. This time with zombies, zombified heroes and villains, cults, magic, super-science, a dragon, a giant Nazi robot, a Greek demigod, and so much more! Gary and Cloak have returned from the supervillain prison on the moon only to discover the city he plans to conquer and rule with an iron fist has been overrun with the living dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It just keeps getting better

  • By nicole on 19-01-16

Great 2. Book

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

Reviewed: 13-12-17

Feeling a bit like a mix between Kickass, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and various super hero movies with plenty of funny pop culture references, witty dialog and plenty of action. I would love a movie of this series!

  • PostCapitalism

  • A Guide to Our Future
  • By: Paul Mason
  • Narrated by: Paul Mason
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 310

From Paul Mason, the award-winning Channel 4 presenter, PostCapitalism is a guide to our era of seismic economic change and how we can build a more equal society. Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone continual change - economic cycles that lurch from boom to bust - and has always emerged transformed and strengthened. Surveying this turbulent history, Paul Mason wonders whether today we are on the brink of a change so big, so profound, that this time capitalism itself has reached its limits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating perspective on economic history...

  • By Peter on 01-02-17

A must read

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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: 05-12-17

A well researched project that also explain lots of today's world. 99% to the rescue!

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  • Ringworld

  • By: Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 612
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 507

Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel Ringworld is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vast

  • By aeromys on 21-07-15

Clever story with great characters!

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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: 13-10-16

Loved every minute and left me wanting more. The clever story didn't show at all that the book is from 1970.

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,583

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Matrix meets mediaeval fabtasy

  • By Matthew on 07-10-15

Medieval Geek Matrix

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

A enjoyable, witty and light hearted version of the all too serious matrix set in medieval times. It has a lot of original ideas and should not be seen as a matrix copy-cat but more as a fresh spin on the simulation theory. The narrator brings the characters to full life.

  • The Universe Versus Alex Woods

  • By: Gavin Extence
  • Narrated by: Joe Thomas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

A tale of an unexpected friendship, an unlikely hero, and an improbable journey, Alex's story treads the fine line between light and dark, laughter and tears. And it might just strike you as one of the funniest, most heartbreaking novels you've ever heard. Alex Woods knows that he hasn't had the most conventional start in life. He knows that growing up with a clairvoyant single mother won't endear him to the local bullies. He also knows that even the most improbable events can happen - he's got the scars to prove it. What he doesn't know yet is that when he meets ill-tempered, reclusive widower Mr Peterson, he'll make an unlikely friend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Grows on you!

  • By F on 26-05-13

Enjoyed it very much.

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

Reviewed: 27-03-15

Lovely story that makes you laugh, a bit sad and think about life. Narration was good apart from going too fast through some of the more intricate quotations.