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  • America City

  • By: Chris Beckett
  • Narrated by: Tara Ward
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

America, one century on: a warmer climate is causing vast movements of people. Droughts, floods and hurricanes force entire populations to simply abandon their homes. Tensions are mounting between North and South, and some Northern states are threatening to close their borders against homeless fellow Americans from the South.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Canada beware of the wolves at your door

  • By Wras on 24-02-18

Plausible look into the future

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

I enjoyed this story a look at what would happen if we do nothing to control Global Warming. The lead character isn't a particularly likeable person and it's easy to see how the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well read by Tara Ward, but you may have sleepless nights if you're Canadian.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Persepolis Rising

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

The seventh novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic entry to the series

  • By Epitome22 on 07-12-17

Excellent addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

Really enjoyed this story. Was intending to listen to this over a few weeks but was enjoying it so much I had to keep listening. Can’t wait for the next book.

  • Going Off Alarming

  • The Autobiography: Vol 2
  • By: Danny Baker
  • Narrated by: Danny Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 357

Danny Baker's first volume of autobiography, Going to Sea in a Sieve, was a Sunday Times best seller, acclaimed for its nonstop humour and anecdotal flourish. It told the exploits of Danny's extraordinary childhood and the wild living of his teenage years. Now he is 25, and it is 1982, and he embarks on an accidental and anxiety-induced career in television - going off alarming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danny Baker at his best and in his own words.

  • By Aidan on 07-12-17

Not as good as the first book

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

Reviewed: 18-11-17

I love the first book but didn't enjoy this book as much. Danny as a narrator is excellent but this book missed the warmth of the first book, the stories around Paul Gascoigne I found particularly difficult

  • Pimsleur German Level 1 Lessons 1-5

  • Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Each lesson in German Level 1 Lessons 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to Use

  • By Michael Cowley on 01-04-11

Good introduction

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

Reviewed: 20-10-17

I liked Paul Nobles approach to teaching but it didn’t have a follow up program. I tried Michel Thomas but wasn’t impressed. Pimsleur seems to have a good balance introducing new vocabulary and reinforcing the old vocabulary. The only downside I can see so far is that it is American but the German speakers are native. Would recommend.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Cibola Burn

  • Book 4 of the Expanse
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire. Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • dont swap the narrator of the first 3 books!

  • By Scott on 23-05-15

Excellent now they’ve changed the narrator

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

Reviewed: 17-10-17

Thank goodness they got Jefferson Mays to narrate it. Would recommend now. Great addition to the expanse series.

  • A Storm of Swords (Part Two) - Blood and Gold

  • Book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

George R.R. Martin’s superb and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues with the third in the series A Storm of Swords. There is passion here, and misery and charm, grandeur and squalor, tragedy, nobility and courage. Unabridged and split into two parts. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happened to A Feast for Crows?

  • By Sean on 06-10-11

What happened to A Feast for Crows?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-11

If you've listened to the previous two books then you'll enjoy this one just as much once you get used to Roy Dotrice's narration. But now I've finished it and want to go on to A Feast for Crows but there's still no sign of it in audible, so I can either read the book (I have little time to spare, which is why I listen to audio books while I'm doing other things) or hope audible gets its act together. Why have they put out book 5 and not book 4? Come on Audible at least give us an explanation or a time scale. Good communication with your customers is half the battle. Try adding a customer questions section to your website (one that you answer questions like this!).

19 of 20 people found this review helpful