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  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan, Ben Miles, Jonathan Bailey, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 348

Time travel meets history in this new drama adaptation by Marty Ross. When Max, a recent ancient history graduate, is offered a mysterious job at St Mary's Historical Research Institute, she quickly comes to realise this isn't any old stuffy research library. At St Mary's the historians don't just study the past - they revisit it. What begins as an academic exploration of events, such as the Peterloo Massacre, takes a dark and dangerous turn, and the historians of St Mary's soon learn that it's not just history they're fighting....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly slow start but my god does it get going!!

  • By mr on 23-05-17

Right up my street.

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

Reviewed: 24-07-17

Really enjoyed this. Fiction based in historical facts with a full cast. One or two of the characterisations were a little full on for me, but not having read the books, I'm taking that as the tone in which they were written. Slightly confusing at times but will definitely listen to more audio books from this series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,150
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,119

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 03-08-16

I haven't yet seen the film so I can't say how it compares to the book. There's a lot of tech speak and facts and figures, but they are incorporated so well that it never becomes tedious. Fabulous book. I'll leave it a few months and then I'll listen again.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,905
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,897

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By katherine on 30-01-16

Perfect

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

Reviewed: 30-01-16

One of my all time favourite books beautifully read. If you love this book I don't think you'll be disappointed.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Contest

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

The New York Public Library: a 100-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases, narrow aisles and long hallways. For one night this building is to be the venue for a contest. The rules are simple: seven contestants will enter, only one will leave. With his daughter in his arms, Stephen Swain is plunged into a fight for survival. In this contest, unless you leave as the victor, you do not leave at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHY NO MOVIE YET!!!!

  • By Miss Catherine Livingston on 19-02-19

Loved the book. Loved the audio book

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

Where does Contest rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best, but that might be because I've read the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Contest?

The fight scenes between the main character and Belios

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Didn't have one that stood out

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

At the end when they are just sitting on the train. Filthy,tired and being completely ignored. No one knew what they had just been through.

Any additional comments?

This narrator is one of my favourites and he didn't let me down this time. If you're a fan of Matthew Reilly its a no brainer

  • Invasion of Privacy

  • Deep Web Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Ian Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

The residents of households across the country carry on their day-to-day lives oblivious to thousands of internet voyeurs constantly watching them within the privacy of their own homes. Talented Met Police detective, Jenny Price, frustrated by her over-promoted boss's inexperience, takes charge of a murder investigation following the brutal killing of a beautiful young cellist, lured to a bogus audition. Baffled by how the killer knew his victim’s innermost desires, Jenny is contacted by expert security consultant Brody Taylor, who suspects the answer lies in a highly secure website that broadcasts live feeds from hacked webcams.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen

  • By katherine on 10-05-15

Worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 10-05-15

Story well written and tech stuff well explained. Not sure about the narrator though. Not bad,but I found the accents and different voices a bit distracting. Perhaps it would have been helped by being done as a multi performer narration.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful