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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 4,719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,373

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

Brilliant Production Values

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Story somewhat predictable as expected. But the cast, soundscapes and high quality production made this an exciting tale.

  • Great Britain's Great War

  • A Sympathetic History of Our Gravest Folly
  • By: Jeremy Paxman
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Jeremy Paxman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jeremy Paxman's Great Britain's Great War. Read by the actor Roy McMillan, this magnificent history of the First World War tells the story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people. We may think we know about it, but what was life really like for the British people during the First World War?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly accessible social history of the Great War

  • By Bromide Badger on 26-01-15

PAXMAN'S TAKE ON WW1

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

Reviewed: 17-02-15

In many respects, it's a.shame Paxman did not narrate his whole book. He performed the introduction only and I was impressed. The primary performer was OK but could've been a bit more engaging.

The story was good and was not structured like a straightforward linear history lesson.

Finally, an excellent deal from Audible.

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  • Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

  • By: Kim Newman
  • Narrated by: Tom Hodgkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 356

Imagine the twisted evil twins of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Professor James Moriarty - wily, snake-like, fiercely intelligent, terrifyingly unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian Basher Moran - violent, politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. When a certain Irene Adler turns up on their doorstep with a proposition, neither man is able to resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Sara on 05-01-12

WHAT A LOVEABLE VICTORIAN BOUNDER!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles to be better than the print version?

I've not yet read the print version of this book but the narration is really excellent and captures the devilish mood of the infamous Col. Moran, Moriarty's villainous sidekick.

What other book might you compare Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles to, and why?

The listener will obviously want to compare this performance with Sherlock Holmes but although the stories in the performance are wicked variations of Conan Doyle's Holmes cases, the great detective and his sidekick are only mentioned once or twice.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The listener will enjoy all the stories in this performance but my favorite was the "Red Planet League", as it was very funny and pretty leftfield in places.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Overall, I found the stories very funny but flavoured with suspense, some mild horror, dubious morals and sheer inventiveness. A bit like modern day politicians, I suppose!

Any additional comments?

The happy marriage of an outstanding performance and creative and involving storyline, makes this a great and repeated listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

  • Burton & Swinburne, Book 2
  • By: Mark Hodder
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

It is 1862, though not the 1862 it should be. Time has been altered, and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the king's agent, is one of the few people who know that the world is now careening along a very different course from that which Destiny intended. When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection of black diamonds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is fantastic

  • By Frankieg3 on 30-03-13

FASCINATING STORY; A NOVEL BLEND OF FACT & FICTION

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

Reviewed: 09-06-13

Mark Hodder has a most fertile imagination and seamlessly blends Victorian fact and fiction. Gerald Doyle's narration is spot on and the listener is soon engrossed in the story. A must for people who enjoy an almost " Holmesian" blend of blurred realities with a cracking and pacey plot.