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  • Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: H. G. Wells, Jeff Wayne
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, Taron Egerton, Theo James, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 674

One of the world’s most recognisable sci-fi stories, H. G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds established numerous conventions for the genre, including the threat of an invasive extraterrestrial species, space travel and intergalactic conflict, inspiring directors, gamers, producers and writers alike with its sobering story of struggle and survival. Marrying the suspense, drama and urgency of Wells’ original novel with Jeff Wayne’s rousing and flamboyant score, Audible’s new and exclusive dramatisation uses action, narration, original music and evocative sound design to immerse listeners in a world that’s as thrilling as it is desolate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning Interpretation of Jeff Wayne's Classic!

  • By Simon on 29-11-18

Just brilliant

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

I love the classic version with Richard Burton but this is just brilliant with added dialogue it adds so much more to a classic
I downloaded the pre order as soon as it became available and listened in one sitting
I will be sure to listen to this book again
It is in my top 5 audio books

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Sleepers

  • John Milton, Book 13
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

When a Russian defector is assassinated in a sleepy English seaside town, Group Fifteen agents John Milton and Michael Pope find themselves in a rush to uncover the culprits and bring them to justice. Their investigation leads them to Moscow and a confrontation with Directorate S, the agency responsible for seeding Russian sleeper agents around the world. When lies and double crossing mean that no-one is what they seem, the two agents - alone and without backup - struggle to achieve their goals under the most dangerous of circumstances.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Milton

  • By Tony Swinton on 18-10-18

Classic Milton

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

Reviewed: 18-10-18

It was nice to get some back story of million before the cleaner
I wanted to listen in one sitting but listened in two days
The narration is excellent and no Spoilers it's a good story with plenty of action and could be listened to before the cleaner and deserves to be a best seller

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rosewater

  • The Wormwood Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Tade Thompson
  • Narrated by: Bayo Gbadamosi
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless - people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumoured healing powers. Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn't care to again - but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realisation about a horrifying future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely loved this book!

  • By Tony Swinton on 29-09-18

I absolutely loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

Without wanting to give away spoilers, Tade Thompson has created a unique world and transports you to a believable world where the storyline was gripping holding the listeners interest throughout with a good narrator who is able to cope with place names and accents
A joy to listen to If you are looking for something new download this book
I hope to see more books by Tade Thompson on audio soon

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Past Obsession

  • A Time Travel Thriller
  • By: Richard Keith Taylor
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

It's 1942 and talented young artist Emily Torrance is brutally murdered. Seventy-five years later, Jim Mercer, a reporter for the LA Times, covers a J. Paul Getty Museum showing of Emily's work and is smitten by her self-portrait. Eventually becoming obsessed with the slain artist, Mercer investigates her murder and discovers something the cops of 1942 missed: evidence of Emily's killer, but more - proof of time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story and so well narrated

  • By PrintersPie on 30-08-18

Listen to this

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

With this book having very few reviews I was not sure if it would be any good
The storyline was believable and at times I found extra time to finish a chapter and near the end the anticipation is building to see if....well I won't spoil the book you will need to listen to this book

  • Raise the Titanic

  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Two and a half miles beneath the icy North Atlantic, the mighty Titanic holds the key to the safety of the free world. The Americans want it. So do the Russians. Ace maritime troubleshooter Dirk Pitt faces one of the most stupendous tests of courage and ingenuity ever. Raise the Titanic is a spellbinding blockbuster of action and suspense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Raise the titanic (Dirk |Piit )

  • By noel on 06-03-18

At last

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

Reviewed: 15-01-18

I read this book as a child before the titanic was discovered and wondered if the titanic could be raised
As we know it will never be raised but this does not detract from the storyline which flows at a steady pace with lots of history and action
This has to be in every Clive Cussler collection I still have the original hardback edition but loves this book which the narrator brings the book to life

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Alamo

  • John Milton, Book 11
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

New York isn't ready for Britain's most dangerous ex-assassin.... John Milton has finally found a place to escape the bloodshed: off-season Coney Island. No tourists. No special ops. Just peace and quiet. But when a local boy witnesses a grisly murder, Milton can't resist investigating. Milton uncovers a vicious drug kingpin and a group of crooked cops from a notorious precinct known as The Alamo. Against such dangerous foes, Milton's quest for redemption could come to an end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Milton is hard as nails, flawed, a cracking read.

  • By Chris Hill on 09-10-17

The best yet

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

Reviewed: 26-08-17

The storyline flows well and there is plenty of action and excitement which made me want to listen longer on my daily comute
The authors skills as a storyteller has improved into a very good storytdy

  • A Dog's Purpose

  • A novel for humans
  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders - will he ever find his purpose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A dogs tail

  • By Tony Swinton on 23-04-17

A dogs tail

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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: 23-04-17

If you love dogs you will love this book
This book goes through all the human emotions but from a dogs viewpoint
I loverly easy listen which I listened to over two days

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blackout

  • John Milton, Book 10
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

John Milton's life is about to change. The former government assassin follows a lead to Manila that he hopes will transform everything. But things don't go to plan. He never expected to wake up in an unfamiliar hotel room beside a dead body. And, unfortunately for him, Milton doesn't remember a thing about the night before.... Thrown into a gruesome Filipino prison, he puts together the clues of his betrayal. With no allies and even less hope, Milton must use his wits to escape and take revenge....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unmissable!!

  • By Andy on 08-07-17

The best yet

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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: 14-04-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Blackout to be better than the print version?

The tension built in this book to an amazing end

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blackout?

That would spoil it for other listeners

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The prison was atmospheric

Any additional comments?

Buy this book

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Golden Keel

  • By: Desmond Bagley
  • Narrated by: Paul Tyreman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

The first action thriller by the classic adventure writer, set in Italy. When the Allies invaded Southern Italy in 1943, Mussolini's personal treasure was moved north to safety under heavily armed guard. It was never seen again. Now an expedition plans to unearth the treasure and smuggle it out of Italy. But their reckless mission is being followed - by enemies who are as powerful and ruthless as they are deadly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Desmond Bagley

  • By martyn jones on 19-01-17

At least

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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: 20-01-17

I have been waiting for years for books by this author to be added to audiable more please
I listened to this book over two days a good if dated story which hooks you from the first chapter

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,581

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!!

  • By Chris on 27-04-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 31-12-16

This is stunning I listened I'm one sitting and was unable to switch off
If you only buy one book this month I recommend this book