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  • The Silver Pigs

  • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 1
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

One fine day, A.D. 70, Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the run from a couple of street toughs, and after a quick and dirty rescue, P.I. Falco wants to know why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder, Mystery and Mayhem in First Century Rome!

  • By Broadland Wanderer on 25-09-08

Good story Brilliantly read

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

Reviewed: 25-02-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely especially if Mr Rodska is the narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Didius Falco

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

A good and unique series of entertaining stories with a likeable rogue at their centre.

  • Cibola Burn

  • Book 4 of the Expanse
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire. Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • dont swap the narrator of the first 3 books!

  • By Scott on 23-05-15

Best story yet.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-15

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

I have to admit for the first few minutes I was put off by the 'difference' in the reading by Mr Davies but then the excellent story took over and my ears became accustomed to the narration.
It must be difficult to come in and narrate a story slap dab in the middle of a series.

  • The Garden of Rama

  • Rama Series, Book 3
  • By: Arthur C Clarke, Gentry Lee
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth, Louise Jameson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 289

In the year 2130 a mysterious spaceship, Rama, arrived in the solar system. It was huge, but empty - apparently abandoned. By the time Rama departed for its next unknown destination many wonders had been uncovered, but few mysteries solved. Only one thing was clear: everything the enigmatic builders of Rama did, they did in threes. Eighty years later the second alien craft arrived in the solar system. This time, Earth had been waiting. Now Rama II is on its way out of the solar system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Darkness & Light. Really enjoyable

  • By redfeend on 27-02-15

A book in two halves. Good and better.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

The split narration paid off since the book is essentially in two halves.
An interesting story enlivened by how humans can mess up even a utopia handed to them on a plate.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rendezvous with Rama

  • Rama Series, Book 1
  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well read with distinctive character voices.

  • By In car listener on 16-01-17

New Narrator is briliant

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

Reviewed: 06-07-14

What made the experience of listening to Rendezvous with Rama the most enjoyable?

I had listened to this book when it was first published in Audible format and the narrator performance was so dull.
Then they brought in Toby Longworth and suddenly the book became alive.

What other book might you compare Rendezvous with Rama to, and why?

On a darkling Plain...Ben Bova

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Not sure

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

Excellent vintage sci fi book that was saved by an excellent narrator from the clutches of a poor one.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Day We Found the Universe

  • By: Marcia Bartusiak
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

From one of our most acclaimed science writers: a dramatic narrative of the discovery of the true nature and startling size of the universe, delving back past the moment of revelation to trace the decades of work--by a select group of scientists--that made it possible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, spoiled by dreadful narration.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-06-17

Wonderful Science history

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

Reviewed: 23-06-13

The book was terrific as was the narration.
In fact it is still the only book I have downloaded and listened to twice.