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  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,608

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By stucody on 22-03-15

looking forward to next book

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

this book has had me quite gripped looks a good book to come fingers crossed

  • Railsea

  • By: China Mieville
  • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt. The giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory are extraordinary. But no matter how spectacular it is, travelling the endless rails of the railsea, Sham can't shake the sense that there is more to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to his usual standards

  • By Jaspal on 25-06-16

Fascinating book

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

Reviewed: 14-10-18

it took me a while to get my head round this endless sea of railways track . But once l had l found this book entertaining and the story gripped me and l must admit I was lost a Bit until l was deeper into the book. It's well worth the effort to get to understand this world .

  • Songs of the Earth

  • By: Elspeth Cooper
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

Songs of the Earth is the most compelling debut fantasy novel since Patrick Rothfuss first hit the shelves four years ago, with the stunning The Name of the Wind. Combining superb characterisation with an epic story, it is beautifully told and engaging from the very first word. Gair is under a death sentence. He can hear music - music with power - and in the Holy City that means only one thing: he's a witch, and he's going to be burnt at the stake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Rich tapestry and engaging characters

  • By Richard on 12-04-12

A very good listen

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

You will find yourself reaching for the songs. And l wish you luck in reaching it, l never managed it thought l did try. l found this book interesting and it did grip me. l would add more but l don't won't to give anything away. this is book 1 l will be reading/listening to book 2.😁

  • Snuff

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,478
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,741

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More true to life than fantasy should be!

  • By Mr. C. Horsfall on 31-03-12

A fantastic book!<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

loved every word will start another asp. A great book had me entertained in this magical world with just afew words,

  • The Massacre of Mankind

  • By: Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The army is prepared. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells' book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No one would have believed . . .

  • By Simon on 20-01-17

good book

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

A good re imagined retelling of the story, some of it a bit off a stretch to accept but if you just allow it as a fact it does allow you to accept the story line and fallow the narrative

  • Look to Windward

  • Culture Series, Book 7
  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574

It was one of the less glorious incidents of a long-ago war. It led to the destruction of two suns and the billions of lives they supported. Now, 800 years later, the light from the first of those ancient mistakes has reached the Culture Orbital, Masaq. The light from the second may not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book, expertly delivered by Peter Kenny.

  • By Marc on 22-05-14

good book <br />kept me engrossed from the start

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

l have listened to a few of Mr banks book's all have got hold of me right from the start to the end l would recommend this to all syfi fan's

  • Fight and Flight

  • Magic 2.0, Book 4
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,041

Martin and his friends discovered that their world is computer generated and that by altering the code they could alter reality. They traveled back in time to Medieval England to live as wizards. Almost everything they've done since then has, in one way or another, blown up in their faces. So of course they decide to make dragons. It does not go well.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By J Breckenridge on 17-05-17

Good , recommend you get this!

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

Reviewed: 25-05-18

Narrator brings this to life. Storyline is entertaining and amusing, performance good. l will get the next book from this author.

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  • An Unwelcome Quest

  • Magic 2.0, Book 3
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614

Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great take on the quest games of years gone by

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-07-17

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 29-04-18

Good narrator enjoyed it. Does it make sense not sure it's ment to but l like his books and will be reading, listening to more

  • WaR: Wizards and Robots

  • By: will.i.am, Brian David Johnson
  • Narrated by: Brian David Johnson, Daniel Weyman, Ray Panthaki, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

When a young man breaks into her home claiming her life is in danger, Ada Luring's world changes forever. Geller is a wizard, on the run from his father's hidden clan, who want to kill Ada and her mother. Sara Luring is the scientist who will create the first robot, the wizards' age-old foes. But a robot has travelled back in time to find Ada and will lay everything on the line to protect her, as she may just be the key to preventing the earth's destruction in the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable. Good story, strong characters

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-03-18

Childish Rubish

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

Reviewed: 21-03-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I the story had made sense and been written by someone who had a bit more of an idea of how to string a few words together

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

the story was so bad it was difficult to rate the narrators performance

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from WaR: Wizards and Robots?

All of it!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Eyes of the Dragon

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Everyone in the kingdom talked about the King-in-waiting, Roland's elder son, Peter. And one man thought and planned and brooded on something else: how to make sure that Roland's younger son, Thomas, should be crowned King instead. The King is dead, murdered by an unusual poison. While evidence is gathered, and the land of Delain mourns, Flagg the King's magician, unscrupulous, greedy and powerful, plots.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a story !

  • By mr kevin p booth on 12-05-17

Stephen king at his best

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

I enjoyed this collaboration and the performance by the reader l recommend it to all

1 of 1 people found this review helpful