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  • Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic combination

  • By Mr. S. Gibson on 15-08-10

Great recording

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

Reviewed: 07-04-19

I really enjoyed each story/chapter of the book being narrated by a different narrator. It fitted the story very well.
The change of story makes this book feel like a mix of book types and genres but meshed together perfectly.

  • The Inimitable Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

When Bingo Little falls in love with a tea-and-bun-shop waitress at a Camberell subscription dance and Bertie falls into the mulligatawny, there's work for a wet-nurse. Who better than Jeeves? With his usual savoir-faire and panache Jeeves unties the tangles and irons out the creases in his unflappable and inimitable way. "I always say, and I always shall say," proclaims Bingo Little, "that you've only got to stand on Jeeves and fate can't touch you."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure escapist joy

  • By Peter on 09-04-13

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

It is worth knowing that on occasion the sound quality drops slightly. Well performed though.

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark - from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. It's about memory and magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us. It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cunning Darkness

  • By Simon on 08-10-15

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 30-07-18

This is a touching, creative and wonderful story full of life death seemingly honestly written that any fan of Gaimans writing will love.

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,197

A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families, and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, labouring in the ash fields. But now a troublemaker has arrived, and there is rumour of revolt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Turned out to be good :)

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-03-14

Fantastic fantasy story

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

Reviewed: 24-02-18

Great pace, wonderful characters with development and a fantastic premise and engaging story which will keep you interested right up to the well planned ending.

  • Trigger Mortis

  • A James Bond Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: David Oyelowo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 790

James Bond is back where he belongs. Anthony Horowitz's new novel is a thrilling tour de force, sure to delight fans of the original 007 novels and new readers alike. It also features previously unseen material written by Bond's creator, Ian Fleming. The story begins in the lethal world of Grand Prix and an attempt by the Russians to sabotage a race at Nürburgring, the most dangerous track in Europe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid, rollicking Bond adventure

  • By Laura on 11-06-16

If you like bond, you'll enjoy this.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

If you are a fan of the classic bond novels you will enjoy this. Horowitz matches the writing style of Flemming and its wonderfully performed by Oyelowo. This really captures the feel of the originals.

  • The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592

Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. In the second novel of King's best-selling fantasy masterpiece, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger, encounters three doors which open to 1980s America. Here he joins forces with the defiant Eddie Dean and courageous, volatile Odetta Holmes. And confronts deadly serial killer Jack Mort.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Sarah Tilsley on 06-03-14

Character development

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

Reviewed: 21-02-17

Enthralling, even though there are moments of meandering, and the story is wonderfully told and introduces you to new characters very well. This listen makes you want to continue the story.

  • Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony

  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 154

Has criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl met his match? Until recently Artemis Fowl was the only human to have discovered that fairies do exist. But now a second juvenile genius wants to capture one for scientific study - and not just any old fairy. The newcomer intends to trap a demon, the most human-hating species unknown to man. Only an ancient time spell separates the demons from mankind - and Artemis must prevent it from unravelling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book

  • By Anonymous User on 01-03-19

Series still going strong

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

Reviewed: 28-05-15

I have been really enjoying this series of audiobooks. I have watched these characters develop and change and I have grown to love them.
The performance was great as always and the pace is good.
I'd like to reiterate this series is for all ages. It doesn't speak down to the reader and is not juvinile, which some books aimed at younger readers can be.

  • From Russia with Love (with interview)

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

James Bond is targeted for elimination by SMERSH, and the malevolent Colonel Rosa Klebb has set a trap in Istanbul. The bait is the Spektor decoding machine, which is to be delivered by the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. The assassin is Red Grant, a psychopath who has defected from the West. Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a game of cross and double-cross that reaches its deadly finale on the Orient Express.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truest Of Bonds. Bravo Mr Fleming

  • By Alistair on 23-12-12

From audible with love

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

Reviewed: 18-03-15

Very good bond book if you like the others. Quite tense and good development of the villains.
Even if you've seen the film it throws up some surprises and this story in particular benefits from Bond's thoughts, hearing the reasoning behind some of the actions of our characters as they play out like chess pieces, which for me made the actions and motivation more understandable.
Toby Stephens is fantastic and does a great job with the characters voices.

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  • Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception

  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 178

Evil pixie, Opal Koboi, is back and she’s more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn’t just want power over the fairy People - this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. But the 14-year-old genius that Holly is thinking of doesn’t even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her stop Opal?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving the Story.

  • By Adam Walker on 26-12-17

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-03-15

I would recommend listening to these books in order. If you have you'll enjoy the further character development and the arc they are on. Our protagonists don't simply start and finish in the same position as many books do.
The narrator is great and still has the voices of all the characters very believably.
The story itself is fun, funny and clever without being complicated.
I have been really enjoying these books and the characters and will definitely be picking up the next book.

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love finding a great new series

  • By Philip on 04-11-13

Enjoyable fantasy

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

The story mixes lots of fantasy and myths in a way that seem to coexist together very well. The main character, Atticus, is likable and has a good sense of humour. The story has a good pace but is nothing entirely new. This doesn't stop if from being an enjoyable listen and i recommend it to anyone if you like other urban fantasy books.
I would have preferred an irish narrator due to the characters origin but he does a good job.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful