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  • Slaving Away

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Narrated by: Miranda Kane, Jon Holmes, Hugh Dennis, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 245

Meet Miranda. She is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky single girl who just happens to be a dominatrix with a dungeon in her flat where she services clients with flogging and extreme correction and (if she's lucky) gets the occasional slave to pay her for the honour of doing her vacuuming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fruity Chuckles!

  • By Simon on 13-06-18

Love it to bits

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

Can't believe this is a freebie.
Come on Amazon - give us another series!
My only tiny quibble is that I can play all the episodes from my library, but only only seem able to download 4-6 for some reason.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 420

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

Sub Flashman parody

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

What disappointed you about Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles?

The narration was well executed, but the stories themselves were a rip off from Flashman - manuscript discovered which turns out to be the memories of a cad. Unlike Flashman however it provided no great insight into the events of the era described and the humour seemed forced and much too self aware.

Has Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles put you off other books in this genre?

Yes - specifically books by this author.

What about Tom Hodgkins’s performance did you like?

The narration was very well done, but that wasn't enough to keep my interest.

Any additional comments?

I'm out of step with most reviews of this audio book so you might like it. I would strongly suggest that you try the sample before you buy the product.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Starship Grifters

  • Rex Nihilo, Book 1
  • By: Robert Kroese
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

A space-faring ne'er-do-well with more bravado than brains, Rex Nihilo plies the known universe in a tireless quest for his own personal gain. But when he fleeces a wealthy weapons dealer in a high-stakes poker game, he ends up winning a worthless planet - and owing an outstanding debt more vast than space itself! The only way for Rex to escape a lifetime of torture on the prison world Gulagatraz is to score a big payday by pulling off his biggest scam.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned schlock

  • By Slyboots on 26-12-16

Good old fashioned schlock

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

Reviewed: 26-12-16

What made the experience of listening to Starship Grifters the most enjoyable?

The narration was spot on - bearing in mind that the narrator is both a robot and a great deal smarter than the 'lead' character.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Starship Grifters?

The denouement. It was quite unexpected and I just hope the author hasn't made it impossible to write any follow-ups.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There are too many excellent scenes in a book of this length to easily pick one, but any scene with Rex so drunk or incompetent his loyal robot has to do his thinking for him will do.

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

It's not an especially moving book, although it does have its moments.

Any additional comments?

This is a good long audio book and if you like old-school sci-first done with a good dollop of humour it's well worth checking out. It will never win awards, but it kept me amused for quite a few hours of DIY and I resorted to it again when painting and decorating was needed. That's surely a book which has earned its keep!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Hub

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Bruce Windwood
  • Narrated by: Susy Kane, Alex Kirk, Howard Gossington, and others
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 272

Deep underground, in a top-secret location, the war against Terror, Anarchy and Foreigners in General is being waged. Inside The Hub, where intelligence gathering blends seamlessly with state-of-the-art, counter-terrorist hardware, dedicated professionals work day and night to keep us safe...and somehow always manage to totally screw things up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable, but fairly enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-07-15

predictable

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

What disappointed you about The Hub?

It`s all been done before. The incompetent spies, the telegraphed misunderstandings and so on.
You could sing along with the plot.

What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

Fairly well acted.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not for me I'm afraid.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Working for the Big Man

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Rob Sears, Tom Sears
  • Narrated by: Kevin Eldon, Felicity Montagu, Mitch Benn
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 397

Have you ever wondered what happens when you die? If there is a God? And did he ever have a plan for the world? When committed rationalist and atheist, Ralph, dies on his honeymoon he discovers, much to his unhappy surprise, the answers to all of these questions. He finds himself on a cloud, working for a God who is very unhappy that his plan for the world has all gone horribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So funny!

  • By Angela C on 13-08-15

Well I enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 06-07-15

Would you listen to Working for the Big Man again? Why?

Yes, like most pilot episodes it has to spend time establishing the characters but the idea was good and well executed.

What did you like best about this story?

The transposition of an everyday working environment into the afterlife.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The dodo debacle.

Any additional comments?

if this became a series I'd certainly be interested in hearing more. There's plenty of scope for developing some interesting plot lines.