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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,511

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

Not a very engaging storyline

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

Reviewed: 14-01-18

What a shame after the Martian, this story is okay, just not very engaging and I still don't really get the plot. I mean I know what it is I just don't get how it makes a good story. On the plus side the narrator is awesome.

  • AlterWorld

  • Play to Live, Book 1
  • By: D. Rus
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

A new pandemic - the perma effect - has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Woe be to those stuck forever in Tetris! But some unfortunates - the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits - choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • surprise new genre for me mmorpg...

  • By Tony on 14-01-16

surprise new genre for me mmorpg...

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

Reviewed: 14-01-16

i loved this book, very original and for someone that played warcraft for years , this really took me back. The other books are also well worth the read.
it narrated well and the action just keeps on coming. not a book for kids as there is swaring f words so buyer beware, but for adults its a ripping yarn. highly reccomend

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Why Does E=MC2 and Why Should We Care

  • By: Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
  • Narrated by: Jeff Forshaw
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

In one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of The Theory of Relativity in recent years, Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of 21st century science to consider the real meaning behind the iconic sequence of symbols that make up Einstein's most famous equation, exploring the principles of physics through everyday life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easier than I thought

  • By Mr. S. Hyams on 30-05-11

Superb intro into physics for the enquiring mind.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

Great intro, concepts are well thought through and explained. Good narrator. It is well worth rereading elements until you understand what they are trying to say as the subject matter is hard and you have a lot to take in.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Incendiary

  • Premonition Series, Book 4
  • By: Amy A. Bartol
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Cold, fine drops of rain fall softly on Evie's cheeks as she emerges from the darkness of the ship's interior to the gray, overcast sky of the main deck. Pulling her dark peacoat tighter to her body, the wind lifts red tendrils of her hair. She walks slowly to the railing overlooking the water. She catches her first sight of the Irish coastline; its craggy landscape makes her shiver in dread. She finds it difficult to imagine now how the Gancanagh had made this their home for so long without anyone realizing it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book brilliantly read

  • By Tony on 13-12-13

Great book brilliantly read

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

Reviewed: 13-12-13

If you could sum up Incendiary in three words, what would they be?

excellent well read

What did you like best about this story?

All 4 books are easy listening, very well narrated and good storyline. From a purely personal perspective I wanted Evie to grow a bit more of a spine!, it gets a bit long in the tooth being fearful for everyone all the time…come on you’re an Angel! And all your friends are Angels...

What about Emily Woo Zeller’s performance did you like?

Emily Woo Zeller’s narration continues to be excellent and consistent accents between all characters. She play Evie very well!

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

If I had to, then yes I would, it is very easy listening

Any additional comments?

These are all great books for all types of people, easy to get into.

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Unabridged)

  • By: Mark Haddon
  • Narrated by: Ben Tibber
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns, and the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent book

  • By John on 03-11-09

Interesting Concept but misleading plot summary

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-13

First off the narration is excellent.

The book itself is only interesting to get an autistic persons view point of the world. The plot of the book however didn't really match up to the synopsis, I was expecting more detective and less a 101 course on autism. Perhaps I have missed the point of the book, but I didnt come away think this was worth 6 hours of my time.

That said it doesn't take anything away from how well written and narrated it is.