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  • Terra

  • By: Mitch Benn
  • Narrated by: Mitch Benn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

An SF fable for the young-at-heart from stand-up comedian and satirical song-writer Mitch Benn. No-one trusts humanity. No-one can quite understand why we're intent on destroying the only place we have to live in the Universe. No-one thinks we're worth a second thought. And certainly no-one is about to let us get off Rrth. That would be a complete disaster. But one alien thinks Rrth is worth looking at. Not humanity, obviously, we're appalling, but until we manage to kill every other living thing on the planet there are some truly wonderful places on Rrth and some wonderful creatures living in them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, touching and beautifully read

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-07-13

Out of this world

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

Reviewed: 18-04-15

Mitch Benn has done a wonderful job with this story, he has an incredible way of seeing our world from a different perspective and making us see ourselves differently. Terra's humanity is infectious and Mitch Benn has done has beautifully highlighted the best of what we are. A funny story from a funny man. Worth a listen.

  • W. A. R. P. The Reluctant Assassin

  • W.A.R.P. Book 1
  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

If Artemis Fowl is “Die Hard with Fairies”, then W.A.R.P. is “Oliver Twist” meets “The Matrix”…The Reluctant Assassin is the first book in the W.A.R.P. series. W.A.R.P. stands for ‘Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme’. The assassin of the title is young Riley who has been apprentice to Albert Garrick, a Victorian illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and taken to using his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims’ dwellings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A change of direction but a gripping story.

  • By Hilary T. on 13-05-13

A good start to a new series

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

Reviewed: 18-04-15

I am both an adult and an avid fan of Eoin Colfer's childrens books. Colfer creates worlds and characters that are fun and funny and appeal to all ages. Riley and Chevie are the reluctant odd couple of these stores and are an admirable altenative to Artemis and Holly, their nemeis the dark and chilling Albert Garrick is a worthy foe portrayed in all their cockney glory by Maxwell Caulfield. I'm looking forward to the next installment.

  • Fool Moon

  • The Dresden Files, Book 2
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story, great narration

  • By Tom on 21-09-09

Werewolves galore

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

Reviewed: 18-04-15

I have listened to a number of the Dresden files, Jim Butcher does not do things by halves, his stories are just full from beginning to end, they keep you absorbed and entertained. Harry is an interesting and very human protagonist and brilliantly protrayed by James Marsters. This story centres on the world of werewolves and the many different incarnations of them.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,431

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Déjà vu all over again

  • By S. Kingston on 07-07-14

Unique idea well executed

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

Reviewed: 18-04-15

Claire North has written a wonderful book with a unique concept. The world is well thought out and exectuted and has infinately possibilites. Harry is a fantastic protagonist and all the characters are well rounded and believable. Peter Kenny's narration is flawless, he has good pace and range and adds warmth and depth to the story. All round fabulous book.

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • By: Washington Irving
  • Narrated by: Tom Mison
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 858
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 779

Tim Mison, star of the hit Fox series Sleepy Hollow, narrates the classic Washington Irving short story. In the secluded Dutch territory of Sleepy Hollow, nebbish schoolmaster Ichabod Crane competes with the town hero for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, the 18-year-old daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party at the Van Tassel's farm one autumn evening, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, an apparition said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper snuffed out by a stray cannonball.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First time hearing it...

  • By Denise S on 06-03-15

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 18-04-15

The familiar story, smart and a little tongue in cheek read in the beautiful tones of Tom Mison. My only wish is that it could be a little longer!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin: his one-hundredth birthday party. Escaping through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several deaths, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent but very human police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Odd

  • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

Marvellous

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

Reviewed: 17-04-15

I loved this book, it was a lot of fun to listen to and has a lot to say about living life to the fullest and taking things as they come. Allan Karllson is a delight and deserves the attention this book is getting. Jonas Jonasson has written a wonderful story and Peter Kenny is a reader I would recommend whole-heartedly.

  • The Rabbit Back Literature Society

  • By: Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
  • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

Only very special people are chosen by children's author Laura White to join 'The Society', an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back. Now a 10th member has been selected: Ella, literature teacher and possessor of beautifully curving lips. But soon Ella discovers that the Society is not what it seems. What is its mysterious ritual, 'The Game'? What explains the strange disappearance that occurs at Laura's winter party, in a whirlwind of snow? Why are the words inside books starting to rearrange themselves?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-04-15

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 17-04-15

Overall I enjoyed this story, it's well written and has some interesting concepts and characters but it felt unresolved and although all the charcters were moved forward in their stories it dd not feel like the any of the bigger questions posed were answered. Despite this, the book's strengths are enough to recommend it. Kate Rawson also did a good job with the material and has a sweet voice.

  • Beyond the Shadows

  • Night Angel Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

A new queen has usurped the throne and is leading Cenaria into disaster. The country has become a broken realm with a threadbare army, little food, and no hope. Kylar Stern plans to reinstate his closest friend Logan as King, but can he really get away with murder? In the north, the Godking’s death has thrown Khalidor into civil war. To gain the upper hand, one faction attempts to raise the goddess Khali herself. But they are playing with volatile powers, and trigger conflict on a vast scale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Sam on 24-12-12

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 17-04-15

These books were recommend to me and I am grateful for that, I have worked through all three and each is as good as the next, the story is rich and dirty, the characters well fleshed sometimes critically flawed but ultimately you root for them. This final installment covers a lot more material than the first two and as a result felt disjointed in places but Brent Weeks did a wonderful job in bringing all the threads together in a satisfying way and Paul Boehmer is easy to listen do and does the materal justice.

  • The Ambassador's Mission

  • Traitor Spy Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

Sonea, former street urchin, now a Black Magician, is horrified when her son, Lorkin, volunteers to assist Dannyl in his new role as Guild Ambassador to Sachaka, a land still ruled by cruel black magicians. When word comes that Lorkin has gone missing Sonea is desperate to find him, but if she leaves the city she will be exiled forever, and besides, her old friend Cery needs her help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 1 - Building Well, Good Listen!!

  • By David on 12-01-12

A solid start

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

Reviewed: 17-04-15

Having read the reviews of this audiobook I wasnt sure if I would enjoy it. The Narrator takes a bit of getting used to but he reads the story well and I enjoyed listening by the end. The story itself lacks a bit of depth and for a guild of magicians there seems to be quite a dirth of magic except when it comes to opening doors, the characters make some questionable decisions but are flawed and apealling. I was engaged enough by the end to want to purchase the second book. A solid opening.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Wuthering Heights

  • By: Emily Brontë
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

The only novel written by Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights was originally published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and at first was thought to be the work of Emily's sister, Charlotte, the author of the classic, Jane Eyre. Wuthering Heights tells the tale of Heathcliff, a young orphaned gypsy boy, who is brought to the windswept moors of Yorkshire by Mr. Earnshaw, the master of Wuthering Heights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding

  • By George on 29-01-07

A classic

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

Reviewed: 17-04-15

Well written hardly needs to be said but well read also applies, I actually had 2 copies of this story but returned the other as the narration was simply too annoying, Michael Kitchen however does a wonderful job. would thoroughly recommend this version.