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  • The Mysterious Mr. Quin

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

So far, it had been a typical New Year's Eve house party. But Mr. Satterthwaite, a keen observer of human nature, sensed that the real drama of the evening was yet to unfold. So it proved when a mysterious stranger arrived after midnight. Who was this Mr. Quin? And why did his presence have such a pronounced effect on Eleanor Portal, the woman with the dyed-black hair?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By melanie on 02-02-13

Marvellous!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

This maybe one of Christie’s lesser known works but it’s still definitely worth a look. Beautifully written and masterfully narrated — a must for those who like to indulge in a little mystery!

  • H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, and others
  • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688

Known as ‘The Father of Science Fiction’, Herbert George Wells’ writing career spanned over 60 years. He was a writer of novels, short stories, nonfiction books and articles. As a young man, Wells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, sparking his infamous vocation as a science fiction writer. Introduced by film director and H. G. Wells fanboy Eli Roth, this collection features unabridged recordings of the novels performed by Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant and Alexander Vlahos.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant stories!

  • By Kazzakirk on 25-04-19

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 28-05-19

Excellent performances of an amazing body of work from the quintessential sci-fi genius that is HG Wells. Some of these scientific ideas were conceived over a century ago & yet are still very relevant today. Whether it’s the controversial subject of genetic engineering, theories surrounding quantum physics: time and space, or even the age-old internal human conflict of ‘just because we CAN, does that mean that we SHOULD?’ This is definitely a thinking man/woman’s journey into the darker recesses of sci-fi & I loved it👍

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Way of Kings

  • The Stormlight Archive
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,530
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,513

According to mythology, mankind used to live in 'The Tranquiline Halls': heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms, but the Voidbringers followed. The Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, the Shardblades. Led by 10 angelic Heralds and 10 orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won (or so the legends say).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Patient Giant of the Fantasy Genre

  • By Simon on 08-01-16

Overrated!

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

Reviewed: 23-05-19

Aside from the dull narration, the one dimensional characters, the tedious battle scenes, the patronising-philosophising-nonsense, and the incomprehensible magic — this story is simply just naff!
I was told that Sanderson knows how to spin a good fantasy yarn....but no — no he doesn’t! This could’ve easily been edited down from 1000 pages to 500 and it would’ve still bored the pants off me. It’s almost like every crap idea he’s ever had was left in the book — it just drones on and on whilst the author gives himself a congratulatory little pat on the back for his own world building (which is as absurd as the magic). How can someone become a doctor without being able to read or write? I don’t know — but Sanderson seems to think it’s plausible! And there’s these things called sprin which in reality would cause so many plot holes & yet conveniently don’t! I went into this mess of a book completely unbiased & I came out the other side with an opinion that Sanderson is possibly the worst author I’ve ever read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming Hers Trilogy Set

  • By: Shoshanna Evers
  • Narrated by: Scarlett Day
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

The Becoming Hers Trilogy Set includes the novellas OVER HER KNEE, DENIED BY HER, and IN HER CARE, plus a bonus short story! These novellas and the trilogy set were originally published in 2012, under the title The Dominatrix Fantasy Trilogy Set: Spanked, Denied, and Collared. Mature Content Warning 17+ for language and sexual content. The Becoming Hers Trilogy Set follows Blake and Victoria, as she takes him from their first encounter to owning him, body and soul. Victoria won’t kiss just anyone… and her smiles must be earned. But there’s something about the young man who bares his deepest secret to her, and lets himself be vulnerable, that might just open Victoria’s heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 very sexy stars!

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-01-19

5 very sexy stars!

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

Reviewed: 14-01-19

I don’t ‘do’ romances but I’ve always been somewhat intrigued by femdom & so I thought I’d give this one a try. I can honestly say that I’ve never been so turned on by a story! The narrator is brilliant & really brings the hot, intelligent, & very filthy ‘Victoria’ to life. The scenes are imaginative & inventive, whilst the casual erotic style of the prose serves to put you firmly in the moment. I read a lot of fantasy, sci-fi & historical drama, so this time I opted instead for something a little lighter & this has turned out to be my new ‘guilty pleasure’🤐