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  • The Boy on the Bridge

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived. In The Boy on the Bridge, M. R. Carey returns to the world of his phenomenal word-of-mouth best seller, The Girl With All the Gifts, for the very first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So clever. Tension all the way...

  • By Robyn on 05-02-18

A great prequel.

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

Reviewed: 19-08-17

Well written and as engaging as the GWATG with some good tie ins to the original. Excellently narrated.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original British SF...absolutely loved it!!

  • By Jude on 12-07-15

Inventive, gripping and entertaining story

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

Reviewed: 24-02-17

As above. Really enjoyed it. Excellent narration with realistic regional accents. Raced through this one. Recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,093

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning read

  • By Simon on 19-01-14

Wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 21-01-17

Thoroughly gripping rendition. Excellent story which had me hooked from the first chapter. Highly recommended.

  • Dark Matter

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749

'Are you happy in your life?' Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back, my friend.' In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW - This was a weird one

  • By Jules on 26-10-16

Best download of 2016

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

Reviewed: 20-09-16

If you could sum up Dark Matter in three words, what would they be?

Gripping, ingenious, entertaining.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Matter?

The disorientation of the main character when transported to an alternate world was handled brilliantly.

What about Jon Lindstrom’s performance did you like?

Great performance. had to be as the book is written from a first person point of view. Ably mimicked the other characters well enough to get a sense of their personalities as written.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. Couldn't get enough.

Any additional comments?

Wonderfully entertaining listen that sets the imagination on fire with the possibilities of alternate universe’s and the path one’s life could take if different decisions are made. Highly recommended.

21 of 25 people found this review helpful