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  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,870

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Out of this World!

  • By Simon on 26-04-17

I loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 25-07-17

What did you like most about Alien: River of Pain?

It came with the same pace as the Aliens film...it never let up!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Alien: River of Pain?

I think it was the knowledge that you knew all the colonists were going to be dead by the end go the book

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

it was a full cast of actors who i thought were excellent and really portrayed the characters exceptionally well

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

oh yeah!!!! thanks god it was relatively short

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  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,639

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!!

  • By Chris on 27-04-16

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 15-05-16

This is a cracking production with tons of tense moments throughout that will leave you panting for breath.

Brill!!

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  • Zombie Fallout

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just not for me . . .

  • By Simon on 09-01-16

loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 27-01-14

What did you like most about Zombie Fallout?

the lead character and how i related to him

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mike

Which scene did you most enjoy?

where he meets the zombie queen and doesn't deal with it very well

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes it was

Any additional comments?

loved it will buy more

  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,975

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

Is this book a game changer? i think so

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

Reviewed: 27-01-14

What did you like most about The Chimp Paradox?

I like the clear and pragmatic information and how i can use it

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Chimp Paradox?

I think it was the understanding of the chimp element, really touched me

Which character – as performed by Steve Peters – was your favourite?

I like Steve peters performance in this as it was his book and the enthusiasm and importance of the subjects covered were given prominence by the author/performer.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Too many

Any additional comments?

Loved it, used it, just hoping to keep on using it in everyday life

  • Stiff

  • The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is so cool!

  • By Ian on 13-03-16

Really enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 04-12-13

What did you like most about Stiff?

I liked the way the author questioned the reality of the human corpse and how this vessel can serve a new purpose after the should has left it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No favorite character but I did like the report on the plastic surgeons and how they perceived these cadavers.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

No scene but I found it interesting the disposal of bodies and how aviation has used corpses to improve issues of safety

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

I think it would be the plastic surgeons and the humanity that they share with the dead person that they are practising upon.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the book and the narration, well worth a purchase

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar

  • Plato and Aristotle: The Genesis of Western Thought
  • By: Aryeh Kosman
  • Narrated by: Aryeh Kosman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

This course is an introduction to the philosophical thought of the two most important philosophical figures of ancient Greece. By working through parts of their central texts and thoughts, we will gain an understanding of Plato and Aristotle's relevance in the past and today as well.After each section of this guide, you will find some questions and suggestions for further thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love it but very heavy goin

  • By Preety on 20-11-12

love it but very heavy goin

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-12

really enjoyed these lectures especially love, death, virtue, temperance and I have found myself re-listening to this alot more than i ever thought i would do!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • World War Z

  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,908

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned gory fun

  • By monkey-puzzle on 21-11-12

Great book however....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-12

Ok so I have heard the abridged version that was done a while ago and this new version but I have to admit that the voice acting is 10x better in the old version than this one. I mean the japanese, german, or even american accents sound shocking!!!



I have no idea what has happened in the making of this audiobook but please redo the foreign bits (outside UK) with actors that don't make jap voices sound almost german????

My opinion is stick with the original 2007 version it has more of what this book deserves rather than this one.

37 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar

  • World's First Superpower: The Rise of the British Empire, 1497 to 1901
  • By: Professor Denis Judd
  • Narrated by: Denis Judd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

This course will examine the growth and development of the largest empire in world history - the British Empire - beginning with the late 15th century Tudor dynasty in England and ending with the death of the Queen-Empress Victoria in 1901.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Teach yourself history.

  • By Dr. Herbert Goodwin on 13-04-13

great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-12

I loved listening to this, awesome and in depth and truly revealing as to how and why we got where we are today. Thanks

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Dramatised)

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Anna Chancellor, Alex Jennings, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 106

Smiley, wrestling with retirement and disillusionment, is summoned to a secret meeting with a member of the Cabinet Office. Evidence has emerged that the Circus has been infiltrated at the highest level by a Russian agent. 'Find the mole, George. Clean the stables. Do whatever is necessary.' Reluctantly Smiley agrees, and so embarks on a dark journey into his past a past filled with love, duplicity and betrayal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great dramatisation of a classic spy tale

  • By Alistair on 27-01-10

Spectacular

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-11

This has to be one of the darkest and best things I have ever listened to....loved it

  • The War of the Worlds

  • Classic Radio Sci-Fi (Dramatised)
  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Martin Jarvis, Peter Sallis, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorised by aliens in tall, armoured capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson (Paul Daneman) tells how he was plunged into a paralysing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Ian Kershaw on 15-02-07

Awesome

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-09-11

Loved it and the sound effects mixed with the claustrophobia of it all just make this a great listen.....especially in the dark

3 of 3 people found this review helpful