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  • Isolation Ward

  • By: Joshua Spanogle
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Straight out of today's hospitals and labs, and tomorrow's headlines, comes a frightening, scalpel-sharp thriller from medical insider Joshua Spanogle. In an astounding debut, Spanogle takes us on an all-too-real race against time as a young doctor enters the dark side of scientific research, desperate to stop a terrifying epidemic before it is too late.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Whingeing Main Character

  • By Emma on 08-07-11

Quincy meets Rambo!

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

Reviewed: 16-12-16

You need to kind of go with the flow with this book..... very strange and drawn out storyline ..... but the main character's dry humour is fabulous. He's definitely a "Quincy meets Rambo" character and the book charts a personal journey story parallel with the twists and turns of the main drama. I would say that you have to really listen to this book - not background listening.... there's a lot of important detail which if missed - leaves you querying stuff half an hour later!

Loses a star for being a little convoluted! Great if you like to twist your brain cells around Virology 102 !

  • Dark Matter

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,873

'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

PHENOMENAL - listen and think!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-16

I rarely write reviews but this book was absolutely phenomenal. Don't want to spoil it but if you are into Matrix or similar time/matter conundrum stories - you will love this. Ending was really good. It's worth listening to this book carefully - the story line is one that really will make you think. Brilliant.

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing and Very Irritating

  • By Andrew on 08-01-15

I'm heading down to Tesco .......

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

What did you like most about One Second After?

I don't know about "Like" - but it was a brilliant book. YES... very Americatastic... but once you get past that - i hate to say it - but this was a book that is horribly close to the truth of what would probably happen in the event of an EMP event. Horribly realistic. FANTASTIC NARRATOR. All i can say is its a good thing that Tesco is open 24/7... i'm picking up some extra cans of beans, vitamins, water, more water, aspirin. Generator anyone?

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Second After?

When the main character read the story to his dying daughter.... and then went to kill the last family dog for food for his family....

What does Joe Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His accent so kept it real. Massively conveyed the finality of so many of the decisions they all had to face

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes... massively. had to stop and almost cry in many parts. Horrified by the brutality of humans. The end... so wasn't the end....

Any additional comments?

Prepare to be moved but if you don't like abject American patriotism... avoid.

  • 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 2,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,870

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
  • I Hate Luke Smitherd!

  • By Simon on 04-07-16

Really good! Fab addendum!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

Really liked this book. Didn't quite know what to expect but it didn't go the way I expected and definitely did NOT end the way I expected. Easy going listen - wasn't particularly GRIPPED by it but it did carry you nicely all the way through. Great characters. Some really emotional bits in there. Matt Addis was a really good narrator - thank you.

As for the Luke Smitherd ending.... Worth listening to the whole book just for that! Thank you. Proves authors are human!

  • Follow You Home

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 983
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 976

After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura's travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilization, they must hike along the tracks through a forest...a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dare to go into the house and face yourself

  • By Kaggy on 16-02-16

What a twist!

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

Reviewed: 23-06-16

Really well narrated - you get caught up in the story which shifts between the present and "what happened in the cottage in the forest"! Feels a bit far fetched at times but the story beautifully winds all the loose strands of the story together - beautifully finishing with a perfect finale!!! Wow!!!' Didn't expect that.... Worth a listen.

  • Grave Peril

  • The Dresden Files, Book 3
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden has had a rough couple of weeks. As the only openly practicing professional wizard in the Chicago area, he has squared off against a multitude of supernatural bad guys. Harry has won the day against demons, poltergeists, sorcerers, trolls, vampires, werewolves, and even an evil faerie godmother. You might think nothing could spook him. You would be wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never a dull moment!

  • By M on 02-01-15

Fantastic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-10

I just wanted to echo everything Tom said above (excellent review). I'm new to the whole Harry Dresden saga - I've now read three of them and have loved every single minute of each of them - i cannot wait to send more of my monthly credits on hearing the next book.

Harry is a great wizard and the supernatural elements he deal with are fantastically portrayed. Harry is always trying to do the right thing and he's a great man despite all the wierd and wonderful things he has to do and the sacrifices he has to make.

BRILLIANT - get it - but I do agree - read it in order.

Nicolina

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Storm Front

  • The Dresden Files, Book 1
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868

A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters to vampires....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story & brilliantly narrated

  • By Tom on 14-08-09

Surprisingly brilliant!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-10

I bought this book out of complete curiosity - a private detective who happens to be a wizard? I was hooked within the first 30 minutes - BRILLIANT narrator (one of the best I've heard) - excellent storyline - the magic side of the story grows as it progresses - fun and creepy, fantastic and mystical all at the same time. Harry Dresden is a great wizard - the magic weaves through the story ending in a brilliant action blasting conclusion. I found it a really good read and hope to be reading more of this series in the future.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eye of the Raven

  • By: Ken McClure
  • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Dr. Steven Dunbar works for the SCI-Med Inspectorate, an elite government agency charged with investigating hi-tech crime relating to the world of science and medicine. He is therefore bemused when the deathbed confession of a convicted psychopath lands on his desk. But it's not so amusing when it emerges that another man has already been tried and convicted of the crime - a man whose medical research once sent shockwaves through the scientific community.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy - but compelling!

  • By Little Miss Happy on 16-11-09

Creepy - but compelling!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-11-09

Definitely quite creepy - but well written with many twists and turns. You need to give it a chance - but you'll be pleasantly surpised. Great narration.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful