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  • Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Sandy Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 222

On an Imperial outpost world on the fringes of tau space, the renowned Commissar Ciaphas Cain and his fractious regiment of Valhallan Guard, newly created from the remnants of two devastated units, find themselves in the middle of a war. As the Astra Militarum struggle to contain worldwide civil insurrection, can the wily Commissar Cain identify the real villain before the planet is lost to the Imperium forever?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The rest of the series needs to be recorded too.

  • By Dougall on 20-09-18

amazing performance...

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

just wow. my third Warhammer 40k Audiobook and so far the best one. great performance, good albeit not surprising story climax, great listen and good production value. definitely worth it!

  • The Tranzia Rebellion

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: C Z Dunn, John French, Nick Kyme, and others
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Martyn Ellis, Chris Fairbanks, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The masters of the Doom Eagles Space Marines Chapter descend upon the world of Tranzia to honour a batch of new recruits who will lead the Chapter into the next generation. As they make planetfall, the world rises up against them in a rebellion organised by the alien Tau. But something else lurks behind the xenos, a horror that has haunted the Imperium since its very beginnings. The Doom Eagles and their Adepta Sororitas allies are thrust into a race against time to discover the true architect of the Tranzia Rebellion.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book, badly combined

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-03-18

It is a great story, great performance, but...

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Amazing as it is, so much wasted with the start/end chapter music, lazy production team. The performance is top notch. I know this is a series with chapter, but the music at the end/beginning is really killing the flow of the tale. and it is a tale worth listening to.

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story, worth getting into...

  • By Mr on 27-02-17

Great performance, ok book

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

A classic for sure. The performance was amazing, brought the story to life. The story itself, well if you have read 1984, Animal Farm or Brave new world, this will bring very little to the table in regards to new feelings. Good ideas anyway and a book worth reading if only to remind ourselves how fragile knowledge safekeeping is, especially in today's digital age...

  • Rapture: The Big Daddy

  • By: Dustin Brubaker
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Arthur Winter, his wife, and daughter move to Rapture with the promise of a better life, and more importantly a new start. He intends to work hard and one day be wealthy just like Ryan promises everyone who moves to Rapture. He opens a small business. For a few years things are good, almost idyllic. The good life is shattered when one day his daughter mysteriously vanishes without a trace. The police of Rapture don't seem to want to help. So Arthur sets out to find her himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Fan fiction, but only if you played the games

  • By deadlockUK on 04-07-18

Good Fan fiction, but only if you played the games

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

This is overall a good, albeit a short audiobook that is worth purchasing if you are a BioShock fan. To get the most out of this story you should have already finished BioShock 1 and 2. Or alternatively just watch the whole story explained somewhere on YouTube. This is a good fanfiction, wish there was more.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,763
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,563

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Entertaining and fun, but not all that original

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

The first half of the book was 5stars...just amazing. The second half all the way to the ending was very predictable and "written using a standard template" kind of a book. Still enjoyable and fun though so I can only recommend this title. PS- just the reading of the score board was too often and too long and got irritating after short while ;)

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,098
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,665

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Della Michelle on 14-06-17

Funny overall

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

Reviewed: 15-02-18

What did you like most about I Can't Make This Up?

The fact that Kevin Hart himself was the narrator. That means a lot as it is his lessons and his stories. Basically, like listening to a standup of his

Would you recommend I Can't Make This Up to your friends? Why or why not?

Well, yes, but only to people who like standup

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

His personal insight, his humour, and his extra jokes

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

Unfortunately not

Any additional comments?

Sometimes annoying but overall 90% of the time a great listen. I would recommend this to people who are interested in the life of Kevin Hart or in Stand up comedy and the struggles the comedians have to endure. I appreciated the honesty and the fact that Kevin Hart did not try to portray himself as the good guy when he was not, that shows character (or a very good editor ;) )

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,008
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,941

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half interesting, second half meh

  • By P. Healey on 30-03-17

What you already know, but have somehow forgotten

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

What made the experience of listening to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck the most enjoyable?

The narration is superb.

What did you like best about this story?

Best description of Buddha ever :)

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

N/A

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

Yes, did, twice.

Any additional comments?

This book reminds us of everything we already know...but have somehow forgotten in this day and age of modern "wohoo alternative positive" culture.
I have listened to this book twice already and plan to return to it at some point later.

It helps to restore sanity to oneself.

I can only recommend if you are tired of all the "positive thinking" and "you can do anything" cash grabbing bullshit books.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,677
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,393

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mistake was made and corrected

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-08-17

For those complaining that "it lacks creativity"

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

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Would you consider the audio edition of All These Worlds to be better than the print version?

Have not read the print version, so cannot tell.

What was one of the most memorable moments of All These Worlds?

How the relationship between Reiker and Colonel George Butterworth has developed and the end of that relation. Showed most character progression. Also the development of Archimedes and the whole "the BOB" kind of godlike situation.

Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but will. That man is an amazing voice actor (although sometimes there were too repetitive "character nuances") and I am looking forward to hearing more books narrated by him!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

"We are many, We are BOB"

Any additional comments?

Few reviews mentioned that the story did not evolve anymore, that there were too many Bobs to keep track of and that there were no new events and that it was all just hasted closure of the existing storylines...

I am happy that this book has a proper closure and there are no unanswered questions, makes the series whole and coherent.

It was easy to keep track of all the bobs and the systems. Of course, if you listened to the book while cooking or doing some other things you might have gotten a bit lost after book two. I listened on my way to the office on a train, and never lost track, it helped that each system was associated with a certain "Bob"-a very smart way that the author has decided to make it easier for the "readers"(listeners) to keep track.

Overall a great trilogy, did not expect to like it that much. It must be said that due to the fact that there were so many "Bobs" I had trouble creating a bond with any one of them, especially with the ones in book two and three, but overall, it is worth the money and your time.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,462
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,036

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem

  • By Andrew on 29-01-17

Amazing narrator, compelling story

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

Reviewed: 21-12-17

Loved this book. Story is great and the narrator does an excellent job making this a very enjoyable experience. If you like science fiction and do not need too much political intrigue to enjoy a scifi story this book is for you.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life-enriching book

  • By Simon on 14-08-18

Good even for individuals

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Even though this is a book about leadership, you can extract the simple lessons to you as a individual to improve your discipline, productivity and decision making process. The book is little heavy on the war stories to reinforce the points, but if you like real wast stories you will love them. Overall a great narration by the authors of the book. Can only recommend.