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  • Split the Party

  • Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series #2
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

Fleeing from a vengeful king has sent the former NPCs across Solium's borders, into the kingdom of Alcatham. As wanted fugitives, they head to the small farming village of Briarwillow, hoping to blend in, lay low, and avoid trouble at all costs. Unfortunately, Briarwillow has problems all its own, and its troubles quickly become theirs. If they hope to survive long enough to escape, they'll have to tackle an all-but-forgotten mystery buried at the town's border as well as seek the wisdom of a mysterious group of mages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By DAVID EELES on 19-02-16

Fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 14-06-19

This is my second reading of this book in the last year. It's brilliant; full of fantasy, fun, and a little horror. I recommend the entire series.

  • Hot Mic with Dan Savage

  • By: Dan Savage, Greg Behrendt, Rachel Bloom, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

[Contains explicit content] Outspoken advice columnist Dan Savage showcases the best true stories about sex and relationships from live storytelling shows across the country. Many episodes feature special guests (Rachel Bloom, Jen Kirkman, Michael Yo, Greg Behrendt, Jessi Klein, Joel Kim Booster, and more) who share their stories, songs, and thoughts on relationships. Dan provides insightful commentary…and occasionally, a story of his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Dan Savage!

  • By Greenwich Mummy on 11-02-19

I freaking love this show. That is all.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-19

I freaking love this show. That is all.
I freaking love this show. That is all.
I freaking love this show. That is all.

  • Dreams in the Witch House (Dramatized)

  • By: H.P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

A brilliant college student rents a room in an old house with a witch-haunted past. His obscure studies consume his mind as strange nighttime noises drive him to despair, and terrifying nightmares become waking visions. Is he going mad, or have his dreams somehow crossed over into reality? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brownies for everyone!

  • By blacktormaline on 24-03-19

Brownies for everyone!

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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: 24-03-19

Been itching to get this witchy goodness from H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society in my ear holes for years - it doesn't disappoint.
It's choc-full of Andrew Leman's buttery man voice and cackling Brown Jenkins goodness.
I can't wait to get more Dark Adventure Radio Theatre in my brain.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slaving Away (Series 2)

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 620

Miranda’s back, but she’s not sticking around for long. In an attempt to regain her mojo, she’s packing up her whips, chains and thigh-high boots to leave London, and set out on a road trip unlike any other. With her best frenemy, and fellow dominatrix, Mistress Laveen in tow, she heads out to see what delights – and displeasures – they can dish out from the “comfort” of budget hotel rooms across the UK.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By Sarah on 14-03-19

Stoked to have Miranda back! Bring on season 3!!!

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

Reviewed: 22-03-19

By FAR my favourite of the first batch of audible original shows.
Season two is a natural progression of Miranda and Laveen's relationship - which is a joy to listen in on. Great stuff, already itching to get season 3 into my ear holes.

  • Slaving Away (Series 1)

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Narrated by: Miranda Kane, Jon Holmes, Hugh Dennis, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 574

Meet Miranda. She is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky single girl who just happens to be a dominatrix with a dungeon in her flat where she services clients with flogging and extreme correction and (if she's lucky) gets the occasional slave to pay her for the honour of doing her vacuuming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fruity Chuckles!

  • By Simon on 13-06-18

Vile and wonderful!

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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: 22-03-19

I can't rave about this series enough.
It's vile, filthy, hilarious, and about as British as British can be.
Miranda is an absolute hoot, so thrilled that season two has just been released.

  • NPCs

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The concept is better than the execution

  • By Anonymous User on 15-09-17

Second listen still so much fun

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

Reviewed: 18-01-19

Second time of listening to this book... I love it!!! Back to the rest of the series. I can't wait for more stories.

  • Alien: Sea of Sorrows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: James A. Moore, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Walles Hamonde, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763

Set 300 years after the events of Alien: Out of the Shadows and Alien: River of Pain, Alien: Sea of Sorrows deals with the rediscovery of dormant Xenomorphs (Aliens) in the abandoned mines of LV-178, the planetoid from Alien: Out of the Shadows, which has now been terraformed and renamed New Galveston. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, reformed after the collapse of the United Systems Military, continue their unceasing efforts to weaponise the creatures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drowning in Aliens!

  • By Simon on 26-04-18

Back to form!

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

Reviewed: 20-12-18

Brilliant adaption, the sound design is back on form and up to the standard of Out of the Shadows.

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,063

'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

  • By Highlight on 14-12-16

Thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Now I'm in the festive mood, it's time to eat all the mince pies in the universe.

  • Cabal

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Cabal is the story of Boone, a tortured soul haunted by the conviction that he has committed atrocious crimes. In a necropolis in the wilds of Canada, he seeks refuge and finds the last great creatures of the world - the shape-shifters known as the Nightbreed. They are possessed of unearthly powers-and so is Boone. In the hunt for Boone, they too will be hunted. Now only the courage of this strange human can save them from extinction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nightbreed

  • By Just on 23-04-18

My favourite book

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

This was brilliant. I love the book and Chet really brought it to life. I look forward to more from him.

  • Blood on Satan's Claw

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Mark Morris - adapter, Piers Haggard, Robert Wynne-Simmons
  • Narrated by: Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Thomas Turgoose, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 785

Seventeenth-century England, and a plough uncovers a grisly skull in the furrows of a farmer's field. The skull disappears, but its malefic influence begins to work in insidious ways upon the nearby village of Hexbridge. First, the cows stop milking and the fruit turns rotten on the trees. Then, an insolent ungodliness takes hold of the local children, mysterious fur patches appear on limbs and people start disappearing.... Something evil is stirring in the woods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Folk Horror at it's best. A stellar adaptation.

  • By Film Lover on 17-01-18

Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

Bloody brilliant, highly recommended. Brilliant adaptation. I'd love to hear more done by the same cast.