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Oxford, oxfordshire United Kingdom
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  • Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars

  • By: Una McCormack
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

It’s not easy being 16, especially when everyone expects great things from Tilly. It’s even harder when her mother and father are Federation luminaries, not to mention pressing her to attend one of the best schools that the Federation has to offer. Tilly wants to achieve great things - even though she hasn’t quite worked out how to do that or what it is she wants to do. But this year, everything will change for Tilly, as she about to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime - an adventure that will take her ever closer to the stars.... 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Crappy teen drama

  • By theMojoWill on 17-03-19

a poor story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-19

The plot is unoriginal and mostly dull,there is little to recommend this book. It needs better characters and storyline in this dull story.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself

  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

An original novel based upon the explosive new Star Trek TV series on CBS All Access. Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators...and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the USS Shenzhou. But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's ok

  • By Ck Trezise on 17-02-19

A poor story

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

It was very boring and had little in the way of plot. A disappointment to say the least.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vanguard: Season One

  • A Superhero Adventure
  • By: Percival Constantine
  • Narrated by: Robert W. Wilson III
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Superhuman threats require a superhuman response. Enter Vanguard, a government-sanctioned team of superheroes designed to deal with rogue elements possessing incredible abilities! This team of powerful beings with even more powerful personalities must overcome their differences while dealing with one life-threatening crisis after another! But a mysterious warlord and his terrorist network waits in the shadows, planning to use superhumans for their own evil purposes! Fans of the X-Men and Avengers do not want to miss this explosive first season of an all-new superhero prose series!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very boring

  • By nicnewman on 11-04-18

Very boring

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I struggled to Finnish it, not worth the money and the readers boring voice did not help.

  • Alpha Class

  • The Etheric Academy, Book 1
  • By: T S Paul, Michael Anderle
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Follow us as we have the people in the Etheric Empire setting up a special academy to train the first set of teens on a leadership track. They are supposed to learn about the different groups in the Etheric Empire. Unfortunately, some of the members of those teaching teams tapped to train the kids don't realize how...adventurous...the teens can be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Movies

  • By Capone on 06-09-17

a bit boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-17

I felt it was very boring, it needed to be cut by half to make an improvement. also it needed a different reader as this one sent me to sleep.

  • SPQR IV: The Temple of the Muses

  • By: John Maddox Roberts
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

When Roman junior senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger has a chance to join a diplomatic mission to Alexandria, he welcomes the opportunity to temporarily elude his enemies in the Eternal City - even though it means leaving his beloved Rome. Decius is just beginning to enjoy the outpost's many exotic pleasures when the suspicious death of an irascible philosopher occurs, coinciding with the puzzling and apocalyptic ravings of a charismatic cult leader. Intrigued, Decius requests and is given permission by the Egyptian Pharaoh to investigate the heinous crime. What he discovers is beyond shocking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the Best in the Series

  • By "unknown" on 18-03-13

formulaic

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

Reviewed: 24-11-15

a bit predictable and some historical mistakes.could do better with thw characters. need to see a new novel

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Kingdom

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

The first book in a brand-new series, The Last Kingdom is set in England during the reign of King Alfred. Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at 10, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fate is unstoppable

  • By A D MCCLENAGHAN on 13-12-14

how not to write historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 28-10-15


pity about the narration, plot a bit slow and longwinded, could do with a severe editing.

  • Rome's Lost Son

  • By: Robert Fabbri
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Rome, AD 51: Vespasian brings Rome's greatest enemy before the emperor. After eight years of resistance, the British warrior Caratacus has been caught. But Agrippina, Emperor Claudius' wife, pardons Caratacus. Claudius is a drunken fool, and Narcissus and Pallas, his freedmen, are battling for control of his throne. Separately,they decide to send Vespasian east to Armenia to defend Rome's interests. Meanwhile the East is in turmoil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By goldcross on 07-02-17

loved it

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

Reviewed: 25-08-15

pity about the narration,need someone else. also some historical and geographical facts wrong. need more back ground on the geo politics an economy.