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  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 858

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book But Annoying Over Use of The Word "said

  • By Michael on 18-07-12

Superbly entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-15

I have listened to this story over and over and I still laugh. Love the narration, and the twists and turns. It doesn't get tired.

  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By: Alan K. Baker
  • Narrated by: Steven Cree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80

A terrifying mystery of the sea. In December 1900, three lighthouse keepers vanished without trace from the remote Scottish island of Eilean Mòr. An emergency relief crew was sent to man the lighthouse. At the end of their month-long duty, they resigned from their posts, and never spoke of what they had experienced on the island. The mystery of Eilean Mòr has never been solved. Until now. In the present, a group of environmental researchers arrives on the island to observe the wildlife.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By Amanda on 02-09-12

Good naration, rubbish ending!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-12

I thoroughly enjoyed the narration and found myself gripped by the story wanting to hear more. Sadly dissapointed by the ending and thought I must be missing a second book. I agree with David from The Wirral about rushing it out to market. It felt like the author also got bored and decided to "put his pen down"

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Like You

  • Roy Grace, Book 6
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: David Bauckham
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

Don't imagine for one moment that I'm not watching you.... The Metropole Hotel, Brighton. After a heady New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her room. A week later, another woman is attacked. Both victims' shoes are taken by the offender.... Detective Superintendent Roy Grace soon realises that these new cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes in the city back in 1997.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A cracking book....but a lousy listen.

  • By Paul on 04-07-10

A tad too graphic compared with the previous books

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-12

I have listened to all the Roy Grace books so far, in order, but I was disappointed with this one. Like some of the previous lsteners' comments I felt the descriptions of the rapes were gratuitous and uncomfortably lengthy, to the point where I switched off my MP3 player and couldn't resume listening for several days until I had regained my stomach. I was also disappointed that there was little focus and development on Roy Grace and Glen Bransen. Through Peter James skill as an author, I have grown an attachment to these characters and want to know more about what's going on in their lives. When a book ends I look forward to the next one being published. I hope this dip is a temporary one and that Dead Man's Grip will be better.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Not Dead Enough

  • Roy Grace, Book 3
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: David Bauckham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792

Appearances can be deceptive; but the truth is a dangerous thing.... On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful socialite, Katie Bishop. Roy Grace soon starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Dead Enough

  • By Naomi on 06-04-08

Not Dead Enough

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-08

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, overall it was very clever, but I felt a little frustrated at having worked out the twist long before the main character did. Although some of the accents were a bit dodgy, the narrator built up the suspense brilliantly and I found myself gripped, not wanting to switch off my MP3 player until the story was finished. An excellent story for a long haul flight.