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  • The Dwellers Saga Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: David Estes
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Will Damron
  • Length: 29 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground into the depths of the Earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms. After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, 17-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Kadnezia on 12-03-16

Binge listening at it's best

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 19-03-19

Loved it, well written and read. Binge listening at it's best. More please, can't wait for more.

  • Undying

  • Unearthed, Book 2
  • By: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna, Steve West, Vikas Adam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Trapped aboard the Undying's ancient spaceship and reeling from the truth they've uncovered, Mia and Jules are desperate to warn their home about what's coming. After a perilous escape, they crash-land on Earth's surface - but Jules and Mia can hardly fathom their new predicament: No one believes them. Because the threat against Earth is hiding in plain sight. A mounting global crisis is taking shape, starting with a mysterious illness that seems to reduce its victims to a regressed state. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A modern scifi for YA

  • By Iffet Burton on 06-02-19

A modern scifi for YA

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-19

Lived up to all my expectations. Beautifully read. The plot twist hits you as it's totally unexpected. What if we really are alone in the Goldilocks zone of our universe. We really need to take much more care of earth.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,088

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jazzed Up Sci-Fi Crime Caper

  • By Simon on 15-11-17

This feels a more realistic future for humanity to

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Welcome to a new way of living!

I really enjoyed this novel approach to life on the Moon. Less of the land grab that made the USA creating wars. Artemis is the first city on the moon but there are so many districts it feels like a country in it's own right.

The main character is not what you expect, a clever girl turned bad. Life is hard for Jazz Bashara and she is a smuggler of contraband. When asked to get involved in what appears to be a get rich quick scheme she agrees hoping to become legitimate. However, the moon is not a good place for sabotage and things do not always work out as planned as Jazz does not always stop, think and consider consequences.

A well-written and narrated novel with lots of twists and turns to keep you wanting to find out if Jazz's dreams will come true.

  • The Uncynical Cannibal

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Dewi Llywelyn
  • Narrated by: Richard Glover, Simon Kane, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, and others
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 237

A gloriously mad desert island romp - complete with zombies, walrus pirates and a talking goldfish called Albie. Like Robinson Crusoe on acid, it follows the adventures of Isaac, a shipwrecked sailor whose boat is sunk by a excess of radio sound effects and is then washed up in a tropical paradise where warring tribes compete to pay homage to a giant sea beast called Gary. A fast-paced gag fest which is a splendid mix of music hall and surreal nonsense, which is fresh, intriguing and laugh-out-loud funny.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully executed...pun intended.

  • By TamTam on 09-07-15

Goes past funny to gratuitous!

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Not for to light listening on a short journey unless you think canabalism is funny!