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Johnny

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  • The Powers of the Earth

  • Aristillus, Book 1
  • By: Travis J. I. Corcoran
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Earth in 2064 is politically corrupt and in economic decline. The Long Depression has dragged on for 56 years, and the Bureau of Sustainable Research is hard at work making sure no new technologies disrupt the planned economy. Ten years ago, a band of malcontents, dreamers, and libertarian radicals bolted privately developed antigravity drives onto rusty seagoing cargo ships, loaded them to the gills with 20th-century tunnel-boring machines and earthmoving equipment, and set sail - for the moon. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Near future

  • By Johnny on 29-09-18

Near future

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-18

Great concept with a touch of expectation of reality in our future a sense of capitalism v socialism can be a little long winded in places but I would like to listen to the other book to truly make my mind up

  • The Circuit

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Earth is a dying planet. To survive, humanity founds the Circuit, a string of colonies across the solar system, dedicated to mining resources vital to preserving what remains of mankind. Here there are no heroes or villains, only those willing to do what's necessary to survive. The New Earth Tribunal, a powerful religious faction, has risen to rule the Circuit. They believe a Spirit within the Earth will one day appear and welcome humanity back home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent Science-fiction

  • By Johnny on 30-07-18

Intelligent Science-fiction

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-18

There’s intellectual thought behind this book is it All for the greater good for humanity to move forward ? To become the villain to force change ?

Good read and believable futuristic tale

And the narrator is brilliant one of the few American narrators I can listen to in science fiction

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season Six

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R.C. Bray, Cassandra Campbell, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

On October 15, humanity went missing. A handful of scattered survivors woke up to find the world empty of friends, family, and neighbors. Now, they are home. But they're not alone. The Darkness has killed nearly everyone on the planet. But it is no longer the biggest threat to humanity. Can this band of survivors overcome an even greater threat before all is lost?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic from start to finish

  • By Anonymous User on 11-08-18

Great characters

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-18

Love the characters chewing gum for the brain with great characters you want to live.. not sure where they can go after this one but I’ll listen and I’m sure it will be good

Love the petty relationship humor and the relationships they all have

Anyway get it and try to just enjoy

  • The Treatment

  • By: Mo Hayder
  • Narrated by: Damien Goodwin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

In an unassuming house, on a quiet residential street in south London, a husband and wife are discovered imprisoned in their own home. Badly dehydrated, they’ve been bound and beaten. Worse still, their young son is missing. When DI Jack Caffery of the Met’s AMIT squad is called in to investigate, the similarities to events in his own past make it impossible for him to view this new crime with the necessary detachment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good sequel to "birdman"

  • By GORDON on 09-10-12

Edge of. Seat stuff

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-18

Very well narrated and the storyline twists and turns continuously right up to the end I’ll have to get the third book and probably the fourth book.
It’s a hard listen and not to be taken lightly showing a Seedy mentality of the world that most of us ignore because if it’s fear but if you like thriller and a bit of shock factor give Mo a go

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Traitor's Blade

  • The Greatcoats, Book 1
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

The Greatcoats - legendary heroes, arbiters of justice...or notorious traitors? The Greatcoats are travelling magistrates bringing justice to all...or at least they were, before they watched the Dukes impale their King's head on a spike. Now the land's heroes are reviled as traitors, their Greatcoats in tatters. Facio, Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as mercenaries, but when they find their employer dead - and are forced to watch as the killer plants evidence framing them for the murder - they realise things are about to get even worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-03-18

Good adventure romp

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-18

Really enjoyable listen with overtures of the Three Musketeers but not exactly the Three Musketeers good story keeps even the avid listener interested in the final result will certainly listen to the other books

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • 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 1,434
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355

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

O yeah great Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-17

This is one of those books a nerd SF fan and his none nerd family can enjoy leave the details and take the ride story flows beautifully and keeps you hoping for the characters..

Great escape for me can’t recommend it enough narration was done brilliantly and I believed the reader

Well done!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • So, Anyway...

  • The Autobiography
  • By: John Cleese
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209

John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic homelife, with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work, as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pythonic

  • By g on 14-12-16

Great insight

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-17

Really enjoyable insight to a legend but also the early years of English life. Delivery in a serendipitous style John seemingly having no choice in that direction it’s like took

  • 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 298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

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

Brains in the writing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-17

The expanse series just keeps on giving I don’t normally stick with the series that goes on as long as it has but if it keeps entertaining I’ll keep listening keep up the great writing

  • Dead Girl Walking

  • By: Chris Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Kate Bracken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 509

Famous, beautiful, and talented, Heike Gunn has the world at her feet. Then one day she simply vanishes. Jack Parlabane has lost everything. A call from an old friend offers a chance for redemption--but only if he can find out what happened to Heike. From Berlin to Barcelona, from the streets of Milan to remote Scottish islands, Parlabane must find out what happened before it's too late, all while the walls are closing in...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New style Brookmyre with familiar faces. Good Book

  • By Skegg on 20-02-15

Glad I found This author

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-17

Great story twist and turns all the way through think I fell in love with Kate during her reading but really good production and writing the perfect storm producing intelligent escapism

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,679
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,669

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jazzed Up Sci-Fi Crime Caper

  • By Simon on 15-11-17

No not for me

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-17

It’s a shame but this story was not good for me it is a dull version of Places in the dark by Chris it’s kind of stupidity impossible and the jokes flew over my head maybe good story for teens but not for me!