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Steve Leyden

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  • Kill Someone

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

Here are the rules. Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of. Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness. Choose your method. Choose your victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and gripping

  • By M. Williams on 17-03-17

excellent concept

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

Reviewed: 15-12-18

This had me gripped from the first page to the last. An excellent first audible production and I'm sure it won't be the last from this author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Salvation

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

AD 2204. An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, just a little slow getting going.

  • By Mr. B. Hirst on 01-10-18

hard work to get through.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-18

I found this book very difficult to listen to til the end, the story was very hard for me to follow and the characters were far too complex.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Forever, Part III

  • The Forever, Book 3
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

As a horrific war with the ruthless Berrillians heats up, a new, more deadly threat arises - a mythical race known as the Last Nightmare, intent on destroying the universe. Once more, fate calls upon Jon Ryan. An alliance is made between old friends and bitter enemies. Cooperation is the only thing that might just save them all. But all the fighting, all the death, and all the suffering are changing Jon. With each passing crisis, his humanity ebbs further and further away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Read!

  • By Vytautas Liesis on 05-03-19

disappointing ending

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

Reviewed: 14-10-18

I have listened to all three volumes and have enjoyed them all, but I have too say that the ending of the final story is very disappointing.

  • The Forever, Part II

  • The Forever, Book 2
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Endless fighting. Hopeless odds. Then things got worse. Jon Ryan has beaten the odds so far. He saved humanity from a sinister alien threat, and he stopped the insane android president of the United States three separate times. But the president won't stay dead, and a super race threatens to end Jon's hopes for a peaceful future. Jon's mind-boggling alien technology has been enough to keep everyone alive. But, just when there's reason for hope, a new, more deadly race sets its sights on him. This threat may just be unstoppable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly Brilliant

  • By Martyn on 04-09-18

Keep listening, it's worth it.

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

An excellent follow up to the first book in the series. I'm about to start the third and I'm anticipating another fantastic story.

  • The Forever

  • The Forever, Book 1
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Jupiter, thrown off orbit, will destroy Earth in less than a century. Jon Ryan volunteers for the most ambitious, desperate mission ever conceived: His consciousness must be transferred into an experimental android host, where he'll live an immortal - and lonely - life. Jon's only companion on his 50-year voyage is his ship's irritable AI. The US president wants Jon dead and is willing to sacrifice his own people to eliminate Jon. An alien species has vowed a holy war to eliminate all humans, either on Earth or wherever they might run. Only Jon can protect humans from their enemies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • sorry . but no...

  • By Gary on 09-11-18

great listen

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

A great start to this series, very entertaining, and humorous. I can't wait to hear the next book.

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  • Written in Fire

  • The Brilliance Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

For thirty years humanity struggled to cope with the brilliants, the 1 percent of people born with remarkable gifts. For thirty years we tried to avoid a devastating civil war. We failed. The White House is a smoking ruin. Madison Square Garden is an internment camp. In Wyoming, an armed militia of thousands marches toward a final, apocalyptic battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant, brilliant, brilliant

  • By Steve Leyden on 07-09-18

brilliant, brilliant, brilliant

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

The whole series was thoroughly absorbing, if unputdownable isn't a word it should be added to the dictionary just to describe this series.

  • A Better World

  • The Brilliance Saga, Book 2
  • By: Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

The brilliants changed everything.

Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we'd only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person's most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Brilliant

  • By Steve Leyden on 06-09-18

Absolutely Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

The two books I've heard so far have been masterful, quite simply they've been brilliant.

  • The Crime Factory

  • By: Officer 'A'
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

The difference between a good detective and a successful criminal is paper thin - CID induction lecture. Welcome to the Criminal Investigation Department, aka the Crime Factory. Where the cops take and sell drugs (or steal them from the police storeroom); where they fit up, 'verbal' and harrass criminals, fight each other, drink-drive, abuse search warrants, have sex with sources, stab one another in the back (metaphorically), put each other under surveillance; abuse every aspect of their power...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very true and moving

  • By Minnou BH on 16-07-15

infuriating insight

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

How our serving police officers cope with the frustration is beyond me. A fascinating and infuriating insight into the burocracy and political infighting involved in our policing policies. If true, this first hand account of how this particulate force is/was run should shock and appall everyone. Brilliantly written, and very candid, politicians and senior police officers should be scared of exposure and ashamed of themselves.

  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, loved it

  • By B.Watson on 08-05-18

epic

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

Reviewed: 27-06-18

This book will take you to a whole new universe, great characters, funny characters, flawed characters, this story has them all. I suggest that any sci fi fan who hasn't experienced this story has let him or herself down.

  • Cosmos

  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astronomy and so much more

  • By Andrei S. on 23-01-18

fascinating

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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: 28-04-18

I found this book absolutely fascinating, if a bit difficult to follow at times. The mathematical references were way above my level of understanding but we so well explained that I did feel that I had an inkling of what was being said. I would highly recommend that anyone interested in astronomy or the Human animal should take the time to experience this book.