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  • Witches Abroad

  • Discworld, Book 12
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,007

What could be easier than preventing a servant girl from marrying a prince, especially for three clever witches? But Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick face more than they bargained for when they journey to the distant city of Genua. For one thing, their power is limited to Mrs. Gogol's weak voodoo spells, a one-eyed cat, and a secondhand magic wand that works only on pumpkins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the best of the Witches series

  • By Katharin on 14-02-08

terry at his finest

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

great book. Read it first as a child and revisited as an adult on audio. What a great book!! The witches and guard stories are my favourites so I'm sure I'll revisit this again on my walk to work or train travel.

  • Titanic with ZOMBIES

  • By: Richard Brown
  • Narrated by: Simon Whistler
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

A mysterious infection turns hundreds of passengers into violent, flesh-eating zombies, sinking the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Forget everything you thought you knew about the famous disaster. This is the zombie apocalypse...at sea.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a credit

  • By Magic Inc. on 17-01-16

ok if you can ignore the terrible accents

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

Reviewed: 28-03-18

Ok story for a credit if you can get past the TERRIBLE accents!!

I think the narrator must have offered mates rates or been somebody's brother because how anybody could have thought his Irish accent sounded realistic is beyond me!

Same goes for the American. In my opinion it did spoil what was otherwise a decent story At-all At-all I'll be having a pint of Guinness with me terrible fake Irish accent if you please there !

  • Wyrd Sisters

  • Discworld, Book 6
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 894

In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It just does snot work for me

  • By Mr. S. Hyams on 04-01-11

Oh God!! What's going on with Nanny Ogg?

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Completely ruined for me by the TERRIBLE Nanny and Granny voices - OMG!! Buy another version!!!!

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 691

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hilariously bad

  • By S. Ascough on 08-06-18

Don't expect a fast paced book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-17

From the title and blurb I was expecting a book of the extinction/zombie trope but what I got was something that felt like it was written in real time and scripted the minutia of the scene rather then a galloping page turner.

I managed an hour and a half before turning off. I suggest Frank Tayell, Scott Sigler's Infected books or R R Haywood's zombie books.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Contagious

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Scott Sigler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Martin on 27-02-09

read by the author and actually ... quite good!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I was surprised at how well the author read this and how engaged in was by it.

if you like zombie trope books then give it a go.

  • Blood at the Premiere

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Henrietta Swallow may be a stunning model, but she has ambitions to be a film director. At a film premiere she tries engaging a producer about a new project...before everything goes terribly wrong. Soon Swallow finds herself on the run amidst the full horror of the Undead. Along with a small band of survivors, and one miserable producer, Swallow must do everything just to stay alive on the blood-soaked streets. As the Undead get more numerous, can she run, beat and hack her way out of trouble?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointed

  • By Richard MacMillan on 30-03-17

put off by the title

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

I was put by the title originally and thought this would be a charactature of a woman based on male fantasy but to be honest if you can get through the first 15 minutes to the zombie part it's good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Charles Paris: The Dead Side of the Mic

  • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Charlotte Green, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He’s lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It’s all a bit much.... So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. A young female studio manager is found dead in an editing suite, and Charles steps in to investigate....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great fun

  • By Helen on 07-10-11

light listening

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

Reviewed: 10-10-17

As usual. Good for background noise.

It would be nice if the Mrs got a bit of a social life though, women over 40 are allowed a sex life now - just saying!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 16-18
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

The Last Puzzle: When amiable old village eccentric Quentin Andrews dies, the good folk of Cherringham are astonished at the crowd that turns up to his funeral. But even more astonished are the beneficiaries of his will: Quentin has left a veritable fortune to whomever is the first who can solve an intricate 'Cherringham crossword'. That puzzle is only the first of many that Jack and Sarah will uncover as they follow the treasure hunt for clues and learn the truth about who Quentin Andrews really was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stories combined

  • By kitty67 on 25-06-18

Not a classic but a good listen

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

Great for exercising or doing anything else that could benefit from a little mental distraction.

Good stories with decent plots and the narrator is actually ok at accents - something a lot seem to fall down on!

Reasonable value for money and enjoyable without needing too much concentration to keep up with the story.

  • We're Alive: A Story of Survival, the Second Season

  • By: Kc Wayland, Shane Salk
  • Narrated by: Blackstone Audiobooks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

Season two of this action-packed audio drama plunges listeners back into a ravaged world of violence and terror. The hope of a better life forces the survivors of the Tower out into the dissolving world around them. The consequences of past battles leave them struggling not only with each other but the remaining fragments of humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great - worth a credit

  • By Suz on 29-06-17

great - worth a credit

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

Reviewed: 29-06-17

I read a few negative reviews about this series but I enjoyed it.

It made a nice change from some of the other zombie books by having a couple of women characters in it who were more then 2 dimensional victims waiting to be raped or rescued by men - that does get a bit boring after a while!

The full cast format was also refreshing but there were times when it did get a bit hard to work out who was talking. Worth persisting though. It kept me listening; and now I'm going to use my last credit to buy season 3 :)

  • DEAD: Snapshot

  • Leeds, England
  • By: TW Brown
  • Narrated by: TW Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

When all order is stripped away, what direction will normal people take in the end? Shadiyah Kasim has witnessed a brutal attack on her sister, she seeks vengeance. Not on the dead that are wiping out humanity, but on the living that harmed her sister. Simon Wood was about to start a life as a police officer. His sister died after what seemed like little more than a scratch inflicted by an attacker that she had dismissed as nothing more than a crazed scratter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not good!

  • By Suz on 01-05-17

Not good!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

The author of this had good intentions but as somebody from Leeds I couldn't get past the fact that although supposidly set in Leeds, it was in name only. I couldn't finish it!

Why not set the story in Leeds and have the main characters American visitors - that way you wouldn't need to know for example, English people have flat's not apartments and you could get away with not understanding how British people speak or our intrinsic culture.

If you really want to set a story in a country/city you that isn't one you're familiar with do some homework!

I appreciate that you want to please people and feel accessible to your public but your not working for free - we're still paying for your product so please think about this when your so your next novel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful