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  • Ancillary Mercy

  • By: Ann Leckie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Ancillary Justice. For just a moment, things seem to be under control for the soldier known as Breq. Then a search of Atheok Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist - someone who might be an ancillary from a ship that's been hiding beyond the empire's reach for three thousand years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please don't stop there

  • By Mr. S. Wallace-jones on 03-11-15

Great series but sort of fizzled out

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

Reviewed: 29-06-17

amazing writing and characters. unfortunately it came to a bit of a disappointing but satisfying end. I do hope there are more books to wrap up the loose ends

  • The Medusa Chronicles

  • By: Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 211

Following an accident that almost cost him his life, Howard Falcon was not so much saved as he was converted, through the use of prosthetics, into something faster, stronger and smarter...but also slightly less human and more machine than he was. And with this change came an opportunity - that of piloting a mission into Jupiter's atmosphere and ultimately of making first contact with the life forms he discovers there.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dull and Plodding

  • By Andrew on 17-09-16

a reasonable space opera

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

not a bad story, enjoyed it enough but felt it could have had a little more depth

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  • Child 44

  • By: Tom Rob Smith
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

MGB officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line. He arrests whomever he is told to arrest. He dismisses the horrific death of a young boy because he is told to, because he believes the Party stance that there can be no murder in Communist Russia. Leo is the perfect soldier of the regime. But suddenly his confidence that everything he does serves a great good is shaken. He is forced to watch a man he knows to be innocent be brutally tortured. And then he is told to arrest his own wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Evocative if Slightly Preposterous

  • By Karl K Djinn on 02-12-15

great read well narrated

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

excellent. gripping and well paced story with twists and turns. couldn't put it down.
excellent narration with considerate accents.

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