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  • H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, and others
  • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Known as ‘The Father of Science Fiction’, Herbert George Wells’ writing career spanned over 60 years. He was a writer of novels, short stories, nonfiction books and articles. As a young man, Wells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, sparking his infamous vocation as a science fiction writer. Introduced by film director and H. G. Wells fanboy Eli Roth, this collection features unabridged recordings of the novels performed by Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant and Alexander Vlahos.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stuff.

  • By Toadjuggler on 14-04-19

Stupendous Riviting Enthralling & Thought Provokin

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

Reviewed: 15-04-19

If you like Sci-fi then you're going to love this collection from the grand father of science fiction.
If you haven't read these terrific stories before then you are in for a real treat. Stories that inspired many and have been brought to the silver screen in countless renditions.
It is hard to pick a favourite from this collection but I think personally The Island of Dr Moreau is mine. Shipwreked, saved and taken to an isolated tropical island. Something is amiss, two fellow Englishmen live here and others, strange hideous 'people' whom resemble more than a little, animals more than they do men! What is going on here? What is that terrible screaming? Read on if you dare.
Well worth a credit!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • FREE: The Undead

  • Deleted Scene
  • By: R R Haywood
  • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 484

After a tense day of fighting off a horde of Undead, Howie and his group of survivors must find shelter before night falls. Moving through a desecrated town, they come across an industrial estate, break into a low building and find themselves in an abandoned radio station. They decide to record their voices for posterity. Meet Howie, Dave, their group of survivors and Meredith the dog in this free, exclusive Audible short.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Palmerstone's Follies

  • By artemisrhi on 15-12-15

Mehhhh!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-19

Fan of the genre, when its done right but unfortunately the zombie storyline is infected by bad writing and bad movies. From the excellent 28 Days later to the French zombie masterpiece Le Horde there are but a few good examples of the zombie/living dead flick done well but unfortunately the genre is teaming with pap that make you wish you were dead! This short shows promise but i get the feel of inexperience from the author, too much he said she said etc.
I dare say id risk a credit if there was a full length novel to listen too.

  • The Monster Collection

  • By: Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Dan Stevens, Greg Wise, and others
  • Length: 30 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746

Audible presents a special edition of three Gothic masterpieces: a brand-new Audible Exclusive recording of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterful performance from Richard Armitage

  • By Valentina Ancilotti on 05-11-17

Three Spine Chilling Classics

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

Reviewed: 10-04-19

loved every minute of all of these antiquated tales. As close to time travel as one can get as we step back and join a passed era.
Most excellent!

  • NOS4R2

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 19 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066

Summer. Massachusetts. An old Silver Wraith with a frightening history. A story about one serial killer and his lingering, unfinished business.Anyone could be next. We're going to Christmasland . . .NOS4A2 is an old-fashioned horror novel in the best sense. Claustrophobic, gripping and terrifying, this is a story that will have you on the edge of the seat while you read, and leaving the lights on while you sleep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic narration and an incredible story

  • By B. Webb on 21-12-16

Mehh!

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

Reviewed: 06-04-19

Hmm not anywhere close to what I was expecting.
Horror thriller about a Beatles song?
Bang bang Maxwell's silver hammer came down upon her head...
It wasnt bad, the characters stupidity at times grated on me. like I said "Mehh"

  • Sleeping Beauties

  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 801

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent, and while they sleep they go to another place....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marin Ireland does a wonderful reading

  • By W.Fenlon on 30-09-17

King's Worst to Date.

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

Reviewed: 24-02-19

I love the works of Stephen King, I always try to seperate the art from the artist but man alive this novel is just an anti male, far left propaganda tool. I hate to think what it must have been like for Mr King's children growing up on a diet of far left ideology. Well this is the result, every white man is a monster and even the worst of the wahmin are somehow noble and if they are bad, well it's because of men. Men are evil, men are bad, all of the worlds trouble are mans fault, if the wahmin were in control we would be living in utopia! I realise this is a collaboration of Stephen and his son Owen, just how much Stephen influenced the story is unknown but it certainly has the feel of a Stephen King tale but it is just ruined with the constant digs at masculinity, leftist rhetoric and virtue signalling. I struggled through this, that is a first for me with a Stephen King book, yea it's not a Stephen King book its a collaboration with Owen King but I've read (and listened) to other Stephen King collaborations such as The Talisman & Black House with Peter Straub and found them very entertaining.This on the other hand is barely palatable. I can honestly say I wish I'd never read this book. The damage is done now and I'll think twice about buying any new King books. The story could have been a winner if the politics had not been so thickly applied. If you are of a far left persuasion then this book is for you.Oh how the mighty fall. Just a note on the narration by Marin Ireland, she does a solid job of the story telling but her characters are just a little too samey. I couldn't recommend this book. Awful!

  • 11.22.63

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,049

What if you could go back in time and change the course of history?11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless.... King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill who becomes the love of Jake's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Return to top form

  • By John on 14-12-11

King's timeslip tale is epic yet flawed!

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

Reviewed: 30-01-19

First off I am a fan of the time traveller genre so therefore I am a little biased. The story itself is great, man finds a way of travelling back to 1950's USA, gets talked into changing the course of history and sets about that very task. However the way this particular time bubble works is as follows, you go through, you change events and return to see the effect of your meddling, if you go back through again it resets everything back to the original time line. So wouldn't you have a good think about it and try out some theories? - you just need to go back through the bubble if it wasn't a good idea. But instead of using this method our time traveller embarks on a five year fact finding mission to be sure that Lee Harvey Oswald was in fact the shooter and not a patsy as he claimed! He could have saved himself the time and effort and just went and killed Oswald at his earliest opportunity came back through and seen if JFK had still been assassinated, if so he then needed to go back and find the real shooter(s) if not- mission accomplished! Apart from this the story is good. I always enjoy these kinds of stories and King delivers a solid depiction of late 1950's early 60's America. I really enjoyed when Jake, our time traveller, visits Derry the home of IT and meets a few of the characters from that book. Overall it's an enjoyable trilling story and will keep you listening at every opportunity.

  • Necroscope III: The Source

  • Necroscope Series, Book 3
  • By: Brian Lumley
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 61

Russia's Ural Mountains hide a deadly secret: a supernatural portal to the country of the vampires. Soviet scientists and ESP-powered spies, in a secret military base, study the portal - and the powerfully evil creatures that emerge from it, intent on ravaging mankind. When Jazz Simmons, a British agent sent to infiltrate the base, is captured by the KGB espionage squad and forced through the portal, his last message tells Harry Keogh, the Necroscope, that the vampires are preparing for a mass invasion.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When is book 4 due to drop?

  • By allan smith on 01-02-19

Thrilling,Exciting,Gripping,Terrible & Engrossing

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Part 3 of the Necroscope story sees the universe expand into new terrible dimensions.
Continuing the storyline of Harry Keogh, introducing some new characters and revisiting a few familiar. It's hard to stop listening and the only disappointment with this book is when it's over. May the production of part four be a speedy one.

  • Mechanicum

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 9
  • By: Graham McNeill
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432

As the flames of treachery spread throughout the Imperium, Horus plots to subvert or destroy all those who would stand against him. On Mars, home world of the Mechanicum priesthood, the great manufactory-cities have long produced much of the weaponry required for the expeditionary fleets across the galaxy - making the world invaluable to whoever controls it in the coming war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favourite heresy book so far

  • By Adam on 05-12-17

The Red Planet Burns

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

Reviewed: 14-09-18

One of my all time favourite books based in the 40k universe. Okay it's 30k but I mean it's not just a Heresy fave.
Excellent story with some very interesting reviles. Also features House Teranis which is my inspiration for a new army for the tabletop.
Like the mechanicum? You'll love this book.

  • Spawn of the Winds

  • Titus Crow Series, Book 4
  • By: Brian Lumley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Corey Snow
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Titus Crow and his faithful companion and record-keeper fight the gathering forces of darkness - the infamous and deadly Elder Gods of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Cthulhu and his dark minions are bent on ruling the earth. A few puny humans cannot possibly stand against these otherworldly evil gods, yet time after time, Titus Crow drives the monsters back into the dark from whence they came. Spawn of the Winds is the fourth book in the Titus Crow series.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not at all part 4! Where is Titus?

  • By Craigie on 14-09-18

Not at all part 4! Where is Titus?

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

Reviewed: 14-09-18

Although this story is set in same world/universe as the previous three books it is a stretch to call it part four. It is the poorest of Lumley's Lovecraftian stories so far. I hope part five returns to Titus Crow and co. Really quite disappointed in this one but even so I managed to get into the story after spending half the book wondering when Mr Crow was going to make an appearance and getting over the fact he wasn't.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 1
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,019
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,011

Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Nat on 20-02-11

There is No Substitute for Tolkien

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I used to read this trilogy every autumn until the movies released and replaced my imagined characters and locations with Peter Jackson's vision.
Years have passed now and I have returned to Middle Earth this time with the aide of Rob Inglis and enjoyed every second of his narration .
The movies failed to capture the essence of The Lord of the Rings, the characters were portrayed wrong- drastically, the movies lacked the atmosphere of the books, that feeling that you were travelling with Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pipin.
Revisiting the works of Tolkien was a wonderful experience from start to finish, can't wait to begin The Two Towers. Just brilliant.