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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,327

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 8 hours of Awesome in a 12 hour audiobook

  • By Bob on 23-03-17

Utterly brilliant

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

Reviewed: 28-01-18

Time travel, action, humour and a great plot with fantastic characters. I loved this so much I listened to it within days, bought the sequel and finished that in days. It will make a brilliant Hollywood movie. Enjoy.

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward, Robert G Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times number-one best-selling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared 20 years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fab but horrifying<br />

  • By Heidi on 16-09-15

Fantastic story, thrilling stuff

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

This would make a fantastic film, heroes, villains, liars, innocents, twists and turns. Really a great book and well read - will definitely try this author again.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

  • By: Jordan Belfort
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
  • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

Stock market multimillionaire at 26, federal convict at 36, he partied like a rock star, lived like a king, and barely survived his rise and fall as an American entrepreneurial icon. By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is Brilliant

  • By Deborah on 24-01-14

What a riot and so much better than the film

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

If you could sum up The Wolf of Wall Street in three words, what would they be?

High, low and riotous

What other book might you compare The Wolf of Wall Street to, and why?

I don't think I've ever read a book that compares. He's the Wolf, one of a kind I would thinks!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The tale of deciding to set sail with bad weather on the approach, I don't want to spoil it for those not yet heard this but it would be unbelievable in a fiction novel!

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

This book was at times funny, shocking, upsetting but most of all entertaining. Don't get me wrong - I would not wanted the wolf as a friend let alone an enemy but it is fun to listen to the story of his life with its mega highs and ultra lows. The film is a poor, poor version of this story so I was glad to have heard it first and I think if you are coming to it after watching the film then there is a whole load you have no idea of and will appreciate.

Any additional comments?

I loved it!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Girl

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,963

Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep going with this

  • By E on 23-02-13

Slow start but great story once it got going

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

Reviewed: 09-12-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book to friends and have done, I just warn them that the start is a little slow so not to give up early.

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

The start of this story was a little slow and I almost gave up but glad I kept on as it really picked up pace and I found myself drawn into the mysteries and twists, getting angry in turns and then frustrated along with the main characters

  • Child 44

  • By: Tom Rob Smith
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036

MGB officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line. He arrests whomever he is told to arrest. He dismisses the horrific death of a young boy because he is told to, because he believes the Party stance that there can be no murder in Communist Russia. Leo is the perfect soldier of the regime. But suddenly his confidence that everything he does serves a great good is shaken. He is forced to watch a man he knows to be innocent be brutally tortured. And then he is told to arrest his own wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Evocative if Slightly Preposterous

  • By Karl K Djinn on 02-12-15

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

Very enjoyable thriller and very well read, will definitely listen to this again sometime soon

  • The Twelve

  • Book Two of The Passage Trilogy
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970

Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future…. Until they were selected for a secret experiment….to create something more than human.

Now they are the future and humanity's worst nightmare has begun. The Twelve is the epic sequel to The Passage. Read by Scott Brick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • even better the second time

  • By TSUK79 on 17-07-16

Not as good as The Passage

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

The Passage was just stunning, couldn't wait for the opportunity to put it on in the car orl whilst out on a walk - any excuse! Having waited so long for the sequel I already feared it just couldn't live up to the original and I was right. Don't get me wrong - the story is good, just not incredible as the first was. Also, without giving anything away, it somehow sits at odds with the first. Not a flowing storyline and not a picking up where the last left off. Took a while to get into it and now I have I am enjoying it more. Will I listen to the third instalment? Yes, but I won't be counting down the days til it's written. The reader is superb though.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale

  • By: Graham Joyce
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 300

Some Kind of Fairy Tale is a very English story. A story of woods and clearings, a story of folk tales and family histories. It is as if Neil Gaiman and Joanne Harris had written a fairy tale together.... It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his wife and children and into a bewildering mystery. His sister, Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But 20 years ago, Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real page turner

  • By Kate on 02-08-12

Good story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

Enjoyed listening to this story, a little predictable at times but worthy of a second listen when I run out of new audiobooks!

  • Company of Liars

  • By: Karen Maitland
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,347

On this day of ill omen, plague makes its entrance. Within weeks, swathes of England will be darkened by death's shadow. While panic and suspicion flood the land, a small band of travelers comes together to outrun the breakdown in law and order. But when one of their number is found hanging from a tree, the chilling discovery confirms that something more sinister than plague is in their midst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Medieval Road Movie - Well worth a listen

  • By I. Jamie on 02-02-09

Enjoyable but not really about the plague

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-12

Thought this would contain more historical information but actually it's just a rather enjoyable story of a bunch of characters set in a particular time period and what happens to them as people. Enjoyed this and will listen again even though it wasn't quite what I thought it would be