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  • Catch 22

  • By: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Trevor White
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318

At the heart of Joseph Heller's best-selling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well read

  • By A G R on 03-02-13

A long and complicated comedy but worth it

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

Reviewed: 08-03-19

I had been trying to read this book for years but found that using the audible version was a lot easier! It's a crazy story of crazy times and even crazier characters but definitely worth the read as a 20th century classic

  • The Brentford Chainstore Massacre

  • Brentford Trilogy, Book 5
  • By: Robert Rankin
  • Narrated by: Robert Rankin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

There is nothing more powerful than a bad idea whose time has come. And there can be few ideas less bad or more potentially apocalyptic than that hatched by genetic scientist Dr Stephen Malone. Using DNA strands extracted from the dried blood on the Turin Shroud, Dr Malone is cloning Jesus. And not just a single Jesus, he's going for a full half-dozen so that each of the world's major religions can have one. It's a really bad idea. In Brentford they've had a really good idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book

  • By Gary lawson on 07-07-14

side-splitting insanity!

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

Reviewed: 13-10-18

loved this (maybe) last edition to the Brentford "trilogy" there's something for everyone with slapstick, puns, fourth wall breaks, violence, love, partieeees, friendship and time travel!

  • Hell's Super

  • Circles in Hell, Book One
  • By: Mark Cain
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Steve is hell's super, its handyman. Being Mr. Fixit to the underworld keeps him and his assistant, Orson Welles (yes, that Orson Welles), pretty busy, since things go on the blink all the time down there. No malfunction has ever created so much inconvenience, though, as the malfunction of hell's escalator, which leads from the pearly gates to the depths of Hades. What's worse: The breakdown appears to be sabotage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hell's looking at you, kid...

  • By K. J. Noyes on 21-01-16

great read

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

Reviewed: 14-04-18

I love the humour in this story it's well thought out and I love the little touches like the swearing and cream pies. It was well read and with just the right inflections the only thing is to ignore the narrator's attempts at accents. Would recommend for a funny start to a new series

  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The funniest accountant ever written

  • By Cam on 15-05-16

unexpected gem

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

slow going at first but great, action packed and full of fun and humour. would definitely recommend to sci go and comedy fans

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Adorkable

  • By: Sarra Manning
  • Narrated by: Daniel Coonan, Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Jeane Smith is 17 and has turned her self-styled dorkiness into an art form. But despite having hundreds of Internet friends and a cool boyfriend, she feels inexplicably lonely. Things get worse when Michael Lee, the most popular boy at school, suspects that Jeane's boyfriend is secretly seeing his girlfriend. Michael and Jeane have NOTHING in common. So why can't she stop talking to him?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good fun but..

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-04-15

love love love

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

Reviewed: 21-12-17

I love sarra manning anyway but this is now one of my favourite of her books

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,899
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,885

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

edge of your seat

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

Reviewed: 28-11-17

wen with the technical jargon, which was clearly very well researched, this story was good to follow the scrapes that jas managed to get herself in are mind boggling. thoroughly enjoyed and recommend!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Authorities

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

Sinclair Rutherford is a young Seattle cop with a taste for the finer things. Doing menial tasks and getting hassled by superiors he doesn't respect are definitely not "finer things". Good police work and bad luck lead him to crack a case that changes quickly from a career-making break into a high-profile humiliation when footage of his pursuit of the suspect - wildly inappropriate murder weapon in hand - becomes an Internet sensation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining, humorous police procedural

  • By J Reason on 20-12-15

great story!

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

Reviewed: 13-05-17

I really loved the twist on the bad boy image and security, this had me laughing out loud on the way to work!

  • The Physics of the Dead

  • A Supernatural Mystery Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000

The afterlife doesn't come with a manual. In fact, Hart and Bowler (two ordinary but dead men) have had to work out the rules of their new existence for themselves. It's that fact (along with being unable to leave the boundaries of their city center, unable to communicate with the other lost souls, unable to rest in case The Beast catches up with them) that makes getting out of their situation a priority. But Hart and Bowler don't know why they're there in the first place; if they ever want to leave, they will have to find all the answers to be able to understand the physics of the dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is Simply no Formula for Luke Smitherd!

  • By Simon on 04-03-16

loved the fresh look on the afterlife

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

Reviewed: 24-12-16

I loved the twists and turns at the end and the blossoming of heart and bowlers back stories

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blonde Bombshell

  • By: Tom Holt
  • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

A heart-warming tale of Armageddon from one of the funniest, most original voices in comic fiction today.... The third planet out from the star was blue, with green splodges. Dirt. Oh, the bomb thought. And then its courage, determination and nobility-of-spirit subroutines cut in, overriding everything else, adrenalizing its command functions and bypassing its cyberphrenetic nodes. Here goes, said the bomb to itself. Calibrate navigational pod. Engage primary thrusters. Ready auxiliary drive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Fabulous!!!

  • By Fin on 31-12-14

smart and hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 24-09-16

an awesome story that had me laughing out loud at the intelligent humour.
Tom Holt's unique mix of aliens space travel and household "pets" make it a great read/listen!

  • The Brentford Triangle

  • Brentford Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Robert Rankin
  • Narrated by: Robert Rankin
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Omally groaned. "It is the end of mankind as we know it. I should never have got up so early today," and all over Brentford electrical appliances were beginning to fail.... Could it be that Pooley and Omally, whilst engaged on a round of allotment golf, mistook laser-operated gravitational landing beams for the malignant work of Brentford Council? Does the Captain Laser Alien Attack machine in the bar of the Swan possess more sinister force than its magnetic appeal for youths with green hair? Is Brentford the first base in an alien onslaught on planet Earth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Rankin classic

  • By SeaEagle1453 on 04-12-13

great!

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

Reviewed: 23-04-15

Awesome story telling as usual! loved Simon the camel! the addition of Edgar Allan poe made me laugh Lol