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  • Stephen Baxter

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Stephen Baxter
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    4 out of 5 stars 20
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    4 out of 5 stars 20

Science fiction author Stephen Baxter joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios. Having completed the Long Earth series in collaboration with the late, great Terry Pratchett, Stephen has returned to themes of his earlier work, creating a sequel to one of HG Wells' most famous novels. Set 14 years after the events of The War of the Worlds, The Massacre of Mankind follows a journalist caught in the midst of Earth's second alien invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice insight into a new author.

  • By MR B ALLDIS on 07-11-18

Nice insight into a new author.

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Reviewed: 07-11-18

These interviews are always a good way to get to know new authors and their works.

  • The First Men in the Moon

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The First Men in the Moon, published in 1901, is the gripping tale of man's first journey to the moon, undertaken by one Mr. Bedford, a bankrupt businessman; and the eccentric scientist Mr. Cavor. Here they discover a sophisticated civilization, dominated by an insectlike race they call the Selenites. It is exciting, funny, profound and tragic by turns: a beautifully written scientific romance, in fact. It is read by Greg Wagland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Classic!

  • By MR B ALLDIS on 23-10-18

Another Classic!

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Reviewed: 23-10-18

Another great story actually set partly in Kent where I live which was thrilling! The story can be a bit heavy on the science but it all ultimately adds to the tale.Once again an English narrator is the only way to go with H.G. Wells.

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  • The War of the Worlds (AmazonClassics Edition)

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

A metallic cylinder falls to earth, landing in the sands of Horsell Common, Surrey, generating curiosity and awe. But what's inside soon induces only terror. The story that unfolds is a breathless first-person account of an inconceivable reality: an extraterrestrial war has been waged on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First time read of this wonderful story

  • By Steve W on 26-11-18

Forget the Musical or the Film,go to the source!

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Reviewed: 12-10-18

Great version read by an English voice (as it should be). Reveals more than the Jeff Wayne musical or the film's. Thoroughly enjoyable!

  • Where's the Next Shelter?

  • By: Gary Sizer
  • Narrated by: Gary Sizer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Where's the Next Shelter? is the true story of three travelers on the Appalachian Trail, a 2,000-mile hike that stretches from Georgia to Maine, told from the perspective of Gary Sizer, a seasoned backpacker and former marine who quickly finds himself humbled by the endeavor. If you long for the horizon or to sleep under the stars, then come along for the hike of a lifetime. All you have to do is take the first step.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like hiking? This is a must listen!!!

  • By Anonymous User on 18-01-19

Like 'Wild'?, You'll love this!

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Reviewed: 23-09-18

A great inspiring trail story. If you liked 'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed, you'll love this!

  • Mind of a Survivor

  • What the wild has taught me about survival and success
  • By: Megan Hine
  • Narrated by: Megan Hine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Surviving in the wild takes a great deal of strength. Often faced with frozen tundra, sweltering deserts, humid jungles, perilous mountains and fast-flowing rivers, Megan Hine is no stranger to perilous conditions. Whilst leading expeditions and bushcraft survival courses, and in her work on television shows such as Bear Gryll's Mission Survive and Running Wild, she has explored the corners of the globe in pursuit of adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No science but great story

  • By Stephen on 10-06-17

Great Survival Education

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Reviewed: 04-09-18

Really enjoyed the accounts of survival situations. The skills behind the survival shows. A very good listen.

  • So Much Things to Say

  • The Oral History of Bob Marley
  • By: Roger Steffens, Linton Kwesi Johnson
  • Narrated by: Roger Steffens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Bob Marley's life is the stuff of legend. Raised in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica, Marley (1945-1981) wrote songs that inspired millions. So Much Things to Say tells Marley's life story like never before. Roger Steffens traveled with the Wailers and interviewed Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer extensively. Now, drawing on 40 years of intimate interviews with band members, family, lovers, and confidants - many speaking publicly for the first time - Steffens crafts a riveting oral history depicting Marley's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Real Story

  • By MR B ALLDIS on 09-07-18

The Real Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-18

A great listen. Maybe some of the patois doesn't sound great with the American narrator but it's the real story from those that were there. Highly recommended.

  • The Legacy Journey

  • A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Dave Ramsey shares Biblical wisdom on the legacy we build with our wealth. What does the Bible really say about money? About wealth? How much does God expect you to give to others? How does wealth affect your friendships, marriage, and children? How much is "enough"? There’s a lot of bad information in our culture today about wealth - and the wealthy. Worse, there’s a growing backlash in America against our most successful neighbors, but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Advice

  • By MR B ALLDIS on 18-02-18

The Best Advice

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-02-18

Easily transferable to the UK. Common sense view of building wealth, or just becoming financially secure. I'm only on baby step 1,but it's already going better than I initially imagined. Highly recommended.

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  • How to Stop Time

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,083
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,936
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,933

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them firsthand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb as I expected from Matt Haig

  • By Kaggy on 17-07-17

Spellbound

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Reviewed: 06-02-18

I was absolutely captivated from start to finish. A really great story. I highly recommend.

  • Your Call

  • By: Jeremy Vine
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny, Jeremy Vine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Having started on Radio 2 in January 2003, Jeremy Vine realised he was soon to take his 25,000th listener call to his lunchtime show. As the magic number approached, he decided to take stock of the wisdom his listeners have imparted over the airwaves by way of anecdotes on everything including love, life and poisonous plants. This is his hilarious memoir of lessons learnt from life, listeners and Len Goodman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thoroughly entertaining read

  • By roy on 11-10-17

Outstanding!

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Reviewed: 17-10-17

A great listen. Takes the best of the Jeremy Vine show & gives background, analysis & depth to some of the stories & characters who have called in.

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  • The Circle Maker

  • Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
  • By: Mark Batterson
  • Narrated by: Mark Batterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

It’s time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker - a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart’s deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!!!

  • By amber m. on 12-11-18

Powerful encouragement

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Reviewed: 13-07-17

I really enjoyed the powerful testimonies & encouragement to pray. I will listen to his other books.