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Mark Hand

UK
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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,221
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,998

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Excellent book. Great story line.

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

Reviewed: 25-05-18

Really enjoyable book, listened over a couple of weeks. Light hearted mostly, with a few laugh out loud moments.
Narrator not bad, but not very good at different voices for the characters. Mind you, I think I've been spoilt by listening to so many books with Ray porter as narrator!

  • Ice Cold

  • A Rizzoli & Isles Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

In Wyoming for a medical conference, Boston medical examiner Maura Isles joins a group of friends on a spur-of-the-moment ski trip. Days later, Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli is determined to learn what happened to her friend. The investigation plunges Jane into the twisted history of Kingdom Come, where a gruesome discovery lies buried beneath the snow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tess Gerritsen at her best....

  • By Anita on 29-04-12

Poor

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Really struggled to get through this book. Started off really well, then became dull and predictable. Characters all use similar language and feel wooden. Narration was frustrating, and although she did reasonably well with different character voices, there was ultimately no feeling or passion.
I think I've been spoilt by listening to Stephen King books.

  • Dark Matter

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745

'Are you happy in your life?' Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back, my friend.' In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW - This was a weird one

  • By Jules on 26-10-16

gripping, fast paced, extremely enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

This was the first book I have listened to by Blake Crouch. I am very impressed. It had me hooked from the start, and kept me looking forward to the next installment.
Jon Lindstrom is an excellent narrator - so good that I have actively sought out other books based on him narrating.
The characters in the book really come alive and you can feel a connection with them.
The story line was superb and threw a quantity of 'curve balls', keeping you on your toes.
I found it a little too intense to listen to before bed as it really keeps the adrenaline flowing!
Now enjoying one of Blake's other books 'Pines'.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original British SF...absolutely loved it!!

  • By Jude on 12-07-15

enjoyable overall

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

Reviewed: 28-12-16

Any additional comments?

I bought this after listening to Luke Smitherd's book 'The Physics of the Dead', which was excellent.
The Stone Man was not nearly as enjoyable for me. It seemed quite slow paced at times, and the characters were a little wooden. It does improve in the last few chapters and redeem itself to a large degree.
Matt Addis was an excellent narrator, with superb accents for the characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful