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  • I Am Watching You

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,796

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Glowing Five Stars

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 23-10-17

decent i likes

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

good story
performed really well. listened and would like to hear the next book by same author

  • Awaken Online: Apathy (Side Quest)

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Eliza's parents are relentless - forcing her to constantly take extra courses to prepare for college and medical school. Sometimes, it feels like her entire life has already been planned out. Which is why she leaps at the chance to escape into a new virtual reality game, Awaken Online. What she wasn't expecting was to encounter a capricious god and his loyal "pet". Or to be chosen as this god's "avatar" within the game and forced to tackle a series of asinine quests. Yet she just can't shake the feeling that there is more to the irritating god than first meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD BOOK

  • By Teitur Ásgeirsson on 26-01-19

good! as always

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

Reviewed: 10-01-19

very much enjoyed this as with all the books. it's really nice to get an understanding of the other characters from the main story and I recommend this one especially as it demonstrates a lot of interesting side stuff

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,178

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 8 hours of Awesome in a 12 hour audiobook

  • By Bob on 23-03-17

well read and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I really enjoyed this, the performance is so good and for that alone is recommend this. however the story is also well thought out.

  • WEIRD. DARK.

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

From the author of Audible #1 bestsellers In The Darkness, That’s Where I’ll Know You, The Physics of the Dead, and The Stone Man - shortlisted for the Audible Audiobook of the Year award 2015 - comes this special omnibus edition collecting three of Luke Smitherd's books: Hold On Until Your Fingers Break, The Man On Table Ten, and My Name Is Mister Grief, plus exclusive bonus story "The Crash", unavailable anywhere else!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More brilliance from Luke Smitherd!

  • By Chris Goulter on 14-02-16

good stuff as usual

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

Reviewed: 30-05-18

I really do like Luke Smitherd's writing, it's very enjoyable and written in a way that's relatable. this collection of "short" stories are great would recommend.

  • A Head Full of Knives: An Urban Fantasy Novel

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

From the author of Audible #1 bestsellers In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You, The Physics of the Dead, and The Stone Man (shortlisted for the Audible Audiobook of the Year award 2015). Ever wished the world would revolve around you? Be careful what you wish for... Martin Hogan feels like he's being watched by everyone and everything, and doesn't know why. Even his pets are acting strangely. Each night he sees animals gathering outside his house in the darkness, staring up at his windows with glittering eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luke Smitherd – Best new British author for years!

  • By Steven Ryan on 04-11-15

unexpected and very good

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

Reviewed: 30-04-18

from the title of the book I really didn't know what to expect from the story. parts of the book would surprise me from time to time and that is what made this such a great read. I really recommend this. a lot of Luke smitherd books are great and this one is no exception, worth the read definitely

  • SpeedRunner

  • Tower of Babel, Book 1
  • By: Adam Elliott
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Launch day. That was what they called it. The day when over four million people vanished in an instant from the island of Manhattan. The day earthquakes ravaged the east coast. The day a 101-kilometer tall tower rose from the wreckage of the now empty city. The day every screen, newspaper, and smart phone displayed a single message from an unknown source: The Great Emperor has issued his challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-06-18

made it through quickly but not great tbh

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

managed to make it to the book but the story wasn't cohesive and I felt as if it jumps all over the place. I wasn't sure if it's game or if it was reality.

performance was good but story not so much

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG the best book EVER!!!

  • By Teri on 15-01-18

brilliant book couldn't stop

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

Reviewed: 15-02-18

I'm 30 odd years years, and I found this book thought provoking and moving. At points it had me in deep emotional thought, I really enjoyed and it finished too quickly.
This is a good one and worth reading/listening.

  • Awaken Online: Retribution

  • Side Quest
  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Riley's real-life took a nosedive after her confrontation with Alex. The girls at school torment her and she feels powerless to do anything about it. At the same time, Jason has mysteriously disappeared, sending only a terse cryptic message to Riley and Frank. With some time on her hands and with her frustration with her real-life reaching a breaking point, Riley decides to strike off on her own in-game. Her goal is to investigate the quest related to the strange bow she discovered in the dungeon north of Peccavi.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's a side story

  • By the dfp accord on 02-05-18

enjoyed a lot would recommend

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

a nice addition to the previous books and a closer look at Riley Who originally I did not like but after this book and the kind of turmoil that she goes through really made me enjoy the way that she growed. you kind of need to have read the first two books to get a sense of the world. overall I liked a lof

  • Awaken Online: Precipice

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

A few days have passed since Jason's confrontation with Alfred and he's debating whether to reenter Awaken Online. Alfred has made a proposition that Jason isn't certain he should accept. After the battle with Alexion, Jason has also been appointed the Regent of the Twilight Throne. He must assume the mantle of ruling an undead city - with everything that entails. His first task is to investigate the dark keep that looms over the city's marketplace. This act will lead to a chain of events that might ensure his city's survival or create new enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD BOOK

  • By Teitur Ásgeirsson on 26-01-19

good going

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

still enjoying this story. lots of things to making this fun. I want more so will be continuing 5je series

  • Awaken Online: Catharsis

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480

Jason logs into Awaken Online fed-up with reality. He's in desperate need of an escape, and this game is his ticket to finally feeling the type of power and freedom that are so sorely lacking in his real life. Awaken Online is a brand new virtual reality game that just hit the market, promising an unprecedented level of immersion. Yet Jason quickly finds himself pushed down a path he didn't expect. In this game, he isn't the hero. There are no damsels to save. There are no bad guys to vanquish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Ruth Wade on 27-07-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

if you play online games, and love zombies, this is for you! I enjoyed the story a lot and there's lots of ways this could go in the future