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  • A Novel
  • By: Dexter Palmer
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 143

Rebecca Wright has reclaimed her life, finding her way out of her grief and depression following a personal tragedy years ago. She spends her days working in customer support for the Internet dating site where she first met her husband. But she has a strange, persistent sense that everything around her is somewhat off-kilter: She constantly feels as if she has walked into a room and forgotten what she intended to do there; on TV, the president seems to be the wrong person in the wrong place; her dreams are full of disquiet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will I read a better book in 2016?!

  • By Jenny on 07-03-16

I don't understand why all the good reviews

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

Reviewed: 23-03-17

I love a good sci-fi, but feel I am seriously missing the point of this book! I was determined to stick with it as the reviews were so good, but after 5 hours in, yes 5 hours, when nothing had actually happened other than a few women walking around doing very boring mundane things, I finally gave in!
There was an interesting bit for about 10 minutes after the third hour, when they started talking about time travel, I thought here we go finally, but no, back to women talking about men again! Really???!!!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Killing the Dead

  • By: Marcus Sedgwick
  • Narrated by: Trevor White
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

We need to speak of the dead. We need to speak for the dead, for they cannot speak for themselves. There are things they would want to say to us if only they could talk. But surely they cannot. No longer can we walk into the next room and find them standing there as they did in life, and hear what they have to say. They are gone. Yet.... Yet they linger. So it is with this girl who’s gone now. Her name, when they still said it aloud, was Isobel.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A 2 hour story - don't bother

  • By P on 08-05-15

A 2 hour story - don't bother

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

Reviewed: 08-05-15

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Hadn't realised what this was when I downloaded it. A 2 hour story is not worth bothering with particularly when the story is not very interesting. Some arty farty types may disagree, but at the end of the day if a story is not very interesting and doesn't engage the listener, then any number of awards cannot change that!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,990
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,570

Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world.This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Epic!

  • By Sophie on 23-08-11

All round excellence

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

Reviewed: 22-04-15

Cannot fault the story or performance - all 3 books are fantastic. This may seem like a big commitment but hang in there and you will be rewarded with a fantastically well thought out adventure.

  • The Fry Chronicles

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,784

This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours of delighted listening

  • By Mary on 21-09-10

Cracking

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

Reviewed: 19-03-15

Capricious, captivating and comprehending. An enthralling and detailed listen to the early life of one of Britain's best entertainers to date.

  • The Abyss Beyond Dreams

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937

When images of a lost civilization are 'dreamed' by a self-proclaimed prophet of the age, Nigel Sheldon, inventor of wormhole technology and creator of the Commonwealth society, is asked to investigate. Especially as the dreams seem to be coming from the Void - a mysterious area of living space monitored and controlled because of its hugely destructive capabilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immersed in the void.

  • By Martin on 06-11-14

A 12 hour story stretched over 24

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

Reviewed: 10-03-15

I initially found this audio book quite hard to follow as there was a lot of technical jargon - however it was a good start and I enjoyed it. However I found that the story changed track and lost its way somehow - too much detail which for a long time seem disconnected. It meandered on for about half the book before bringing all the strands together and was a good finish - however I found myself considering whether or not to continue with it on quite a few occasions which was a shame. Overall good story if it was half the length.

  • The Final Empire

  • Mistborn, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,552

A thousand years ago evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, labouring in the ash fields. But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumour of revolt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Turned out to be good :)

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-03-14

Good but takes a while

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

Reviewed: 27-01-15

Another epic by Brandon Sanderson, and like his other books there's a long build up to a great finale. Unlike the Stormlight archives this book finishes well and leaves only a glimmer of the next chapter in the series.

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,248

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific

  • By Jane on 11-07-07

Fascinatingly astounding

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

Reviewed: 08-01-15

A very well read and fascinating book of everything. First hour or so was a little mundane but it really gets going after this.