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  • Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Quintessential Englishman!

  • By Simon on 21-10-18

Fantastic book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-18

That was highly entertaining and insightful look at Victorian England! Stephen Fry was as usual brilliant and you could hear his passion and intrigue come across within his narration. I very much recommend this book, it is a great listen. It is also free.

26 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • Endgame

  • Arisen series, Book 14
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 547

This is it. Alpha team goes once more into the breach. On what will be their final missions ever in the Zulu Alpha - and the fight of their lives — Homer & Ali, and Predator & Juice, launch out into the terminal post-Apocalypse, as London is overrun by the very last rush of death covering the entire planet. Neither mission can fail, but can all four teammates survive? Or will some go down safeguarding the lives of those they love more than life itself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Last Hope of Humanity!

  • By Simon on 04-05-18

Great ending to a fantastic story arc!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-18

This was a very well written, detailed and all encompassing end to in my opinion the best zombie book series out there.

  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • performance better than the story

  • By Nautilus on 02-02-18

fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-18

Keeps you guessing the entire way through, great story and with an awesome narration by Bray!

  • Blood on the Floor

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Twelve days ago a deadly infection spread across the world. Populations have been destroyed. Law and order are gone. Life as it was known has ceased. The infected are now the strongest species, and survival has become brutal. Heather has survived by hiding. Hiding is her thing. People are bad. What others do to survive is no concern of hers. On a mission for supplies, she makes a decision that not only places her in danger but will change everything she ever knew - or believed in....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice addition to the series, performance lacking

  • By Theodore Kopoukis on 18-08-18

Get this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-17

A brilliant side story which gives a different perspective to the undead and was narrated beautifully.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,249
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,019

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Fantastic book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-16

This book kept me gripped the entire way through with a fantastically rich and deep story. The narration by Will Wheaton was superb! I highly recommend this audio book!

  • Executive Orders

  • Jack Ryan, Book 8
  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 51 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

The US President, along with most of the Cabinet and Congress, is dead. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President. President John Patrick Ryan. With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush on him. He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Lifeless

  • By Clarence on 25-08-17

Another Tom Clancy book thoroughly enjoyed!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-16

Great story and performed well. I would definitely get another book from the series! :)