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  • Warship

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099

In the 25th century, humans have conquered space. The advent of faster-than-light travel has opened up hundreds of habitable planets for colonization, and humans have exploited the virtually limitless space and resources for hundreds of years with impunity. So complacent have they become with the overabundance that armed conflict is a thing of the past, and their machines of war are obsolete and decrepit. What would happen if they were suddenly threatened by a terrifying new enemy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent classic space opera.

  • By Russell Ridley on 26-07-15

A good listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-19

Very enjoyable if predictable space romp. Easy listening. Well read. Will certainly be getting the next two volumes.

  • The Humans

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,844
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,844

One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A profound and shining star

  • By Kaggy on 24-08-13

Easy listening

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-18

An easy listen. Well read. Mildly amusing. A bit preachy. 5 or more words are required apparently.

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,670
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,254
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,231

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

Outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-18

First rate audio book. Great stories and brilliant narration by Stephen Fry. Some reviewers have complained about the order but if you just listen to it in the order presented you get all the short stories and all the novels. I didn't find the order to be any problem.

  • He Knew He Was Right

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

When Louis Trevelyan's young wife meets an old family acquaintance, his unreasonable jealousy of their friendship sparks a quarrel that leads to a brutal and tragic estrangement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshingly up to date reading of a dark, psychological, Victorian tale of a marriage breakdown

  • By Kindle Customer on 26-11-16

Great narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-18

Timothy West makes an excellent job of narrating all Trollope's novels. Can't recommend highly enough.

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  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,542

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Norseome

  • By AnnG on 03-03-17

Awful narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-18

Could not get far through this because the author has narrated it and sounds like a toneless dalek when trying to speak as one of the characters. They should have used a professional actor. A book to read rather than listen to.

  • Battlefield Earth

  • Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi and New York Times Bestseller
  • By: L. Ron Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Fred Tatascorie, and others
  • Length: 47 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

In the year AD 3000, Earth is a barren wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by the millennium-long regime of taloned, gas-breathing, nine-foot alien conquerors from the planet Psychlo. Fewer than 35,000 humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a postapocalyptic Earth. From a desolate village in the Rocky Mountains near what once was Denver, Colorado, a courageous young man named Jonnie Goodboy Tyler embarks on a hero's journey to challenge the fearful myths of his people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Raymond Moffat on 17-06-16

So bad its comical

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-17

Bought to see what the inventor of something as ludicrous as Scientology would produce as a novel. It is the most absurd, repetitive, long-windexc and unbelievable storyline I have ever come across. The audible version is even worse...the Scottish accents are beyond bad and have to be heard to be believed. Don't waste your money !

2 of 4 people found this review helpful