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  • The Stainless Steel Rat

  • By: Harry Harrison
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

DiGriz is caught during one of his crimes and recruited into the Special Corps. Boring, routine desk work during his probationary period results in his discovering that someone is building a battleship, thinly disguised as an industrial vessel. In the peaceful League no one has battleships anymore, so the builder of this one would be unstoppable. DiGriz' hunt for the guilty becomes a personal battle between himself and the beautiful but deadly Angelina, who his planning a coup on one of the feudal worlds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing narrative style for a classic book

  • By Stephen on 20-11-12

A fun story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-19

A very light hearted sci-fi story with only a few dark points. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

  • Footfall

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star. The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the better First Contact novels

  • By S. J. ATTWOOD on 10-06-16

Great book great narration

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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: 05-12-18

always liked this book, now listened to it as an audio story, still really engaging where characters matter and the story of desperate plight of human kind is brilliant.

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Dance with Dragons. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Dance with Dragons is the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrative a little disappointing 😕

  • By Anna on 06-05-15

epic, never ceases to keep the listener guessing.

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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: 18-11-18

The reader has a difficult task to give everyone a voice, which he does very well. great story as ever from Martin.

  • A Feast for Crows

  • Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,869
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,254

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Feast for Crows. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Feast for Crows is the fourth volume in the series. The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Whats going on with the accents?

  • By Karen on 29-12-11

brilliant book and well read.

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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: 01-10-18

A challenge to do different voices for the huge character list. Very well read. Great story can't wait to start the next part.

  • Blake's 7 - The Liberator Chronicles Volume 2

  • By: Simon Guerrier, Eddie Robson, Nigel Fairs
  • Narrated by: Jan Chappell, Paul Darrow, Jacqueline Pearce, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Three enhanced audiobooks performed by the stars of the classic BBC television series. These stories are set during Series 2. 'The Magnificent Four' by Simon Guerrier. Starring Jan Chapell as Cally and Paul Darrow as Avon. A mission to steal data from the planet Mogul goes badly wrong when Cally and Avon are outflanked and outgunned. And then they are teleported to safety - to an alien spaceship stolen from The System, which is crewed by Gilden Trent and his small team of rebels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very impressed

  • By A J MCGARRY on 12-09-18

Very impressed

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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: 12-09-18

I will listen to them all if they are this good. The quality is up there and could easily have been TV episodes.

  • The Ringworld Throne

  • The Ringworld Series, Book 3
  • By: Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

Come back to the Ringworld - the most astonishing feat of engineering ever encountered. A place of untold technological wonders, home to myriad humanoid races, and world of some of the most beloved science fiction stories ever written.

The human Louis Wu; the puppeteer known as the Hindmost; Acolyte, son of the Kzin called Chmeee: legendary beings brought together once again in the defense of the Ringworld. Something is going on with the protectors.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst so far in series. Very poor.

  • By Mr. J. Forsyth on 11-12-16

Third in series but third best.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

OK and essential part of the saga. But not as focused as the first two books. Also left questions of motive and character reason for some minor characters who seemed left untapped.