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  • Death in Ten Minutes

  • Kitty Marion: Activist. Arsonist. Suffragette.
  • By: Fern Riddell
  • Narrated by: Fern Riddell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Kitty Marion was sent across the country by the Pankhurst family to carry out a nationwide campaign of bombings and arson attacks, as women fought for the vote using any means necessary. But in the aftermath of World War One, the dangerous and revolutionary actions of Kitty and other militant suffragettes were quickly hushed up and disowned by the previously proud movement, and the women who carried out these attacks were erased from our history. Now, for the first time, their untold story will be brought back to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revealing an Untold History

  • By M. Atkinson on 04-06-18

Amazingly interesting book

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

Reviewed: 16-09-18

Amazingly interesting book, really well written and read. so interesting hearing so much stuff that I hadn't been aware of before and presented in such and engaging way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Utopia for Realists

  • By: Rutger Bregman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, when technology and so-called progress have made us richer but more uncertain than ever before. We have questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. So, too, does the time seem to be coming to an end when we looked to economists to help us define the qualities necessary to create a successful society. We need a new movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I have ever read bar none.

  • By Andrew Stuart on 30-06-17

Amazing ideas and very well read.

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

Reviewed: 15-04-18

Amazing ideas and very well read. This is a manifesto for the future. Essential reading for optimist. Actually, essential reading for everyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Excession

  • Culture Series, Book 5
  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053

Two and a half millennia ago, the artifact appeared in a remote corner of space, beside a trillion-year-old dying sun from a different universe. It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story, better narration

  • By Marc on 22-03-13

Hard work trying to keep track but enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

Hard work trying to keep track of all the characters and comprehend the lists of numbers included in the ship to ship comms but really enjoyable and an engrossing story.

  • 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

Great story worthy of two great authors.

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

Reviewed: 27-10-16

Great story worthy of two great authors. Engaging to the end.
Great performance as well with perfect accents throughout.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The System of the World

  • Book Eight of The Baroque Cycle
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

In this concluding volume of Neal Stephenson’s epic work, “Half-Cocked Jack” Shaftoe must escape the noose of Jack Ketch; the rivalry between Newton and Leibniz comes to a head; and Daniel Waterhouse pursues his dream to build the Logic Mill

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The road to Tyburn

  • By Christopher on 17-01-11

Perfect ending

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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: 18-06-16

Fantastic ending to a great saga that I have enjoyed every minute of. Perfectly summed up

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,207

Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father, Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father's attitude toward society and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good , but don't expect an actual plot

  • By Adrian & Andre's mum on 20-08-15

Even better than Mockingbird.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

What a fantastic story performed perfectly. This can be listened to before or after Mockingbird.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,412
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,118

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the '30s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the greats.

  • By Simon on 05-10-15

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 13-08-15

The performance is great and really compelling.
This is my first Harper Lee and I'll definitely be getting more. Brilliantly written although it does take a long time to get going so stick with it.

  • Neuromancer

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 775

The Matrix: a world within a world, a graphic representation of the databanks of every computer in the human system; a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate users in the Sprawl alone. And by Case, computer cowboy, until his nervous system is grievously maimed by a client he double crossed. Japanese experts in nerve splicing and micro bionics have left him broken and close to death. But at last Case has found a cure. He’s going back into the system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • READ THIS INSTEAD OF THE (RUBBISH) BLURB ABOVE

  • By DjanSeriy2020 on 29-06-12

Terrible voices

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

Reviewed: 15-06-15

Great book no doubt and the normal narration is fine but when he tries to do the voices of the characters it is cringeworthy