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  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 421

The Golden State Killer. The East Area Rapist. The Original Night Stalker. The Visalia Ransacker.

The monster who preyed on Californians from 1975 to 1986 was known by many aliases. And while numerous police sketches tried to capture his often-masked visage, the Golden State Killer spent more than 40 years not only faceless, but nameless.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly told

  • By Var on 10-02-19

Absolutely Brilliant .. Listen to this ..

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

Reviewed: 17-04-19

A must listen .. A true story .. told with such a passion .. warmth .. and care ..

  • The Easy Day Was Yesterday

  • The Extreme Life of an SAS Soldier
  • By: Paul Jordan
  • Narrated by: Neil Pigot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

From his cage in a putrid, overcrowded Indian jail, Paul Jordan reflects on a life lived on the edge. His childhood, marred by the loss of his father and brother, produces a young man hell-bent on being the best of the best - an ambition he achieves by being selected to join the elite SAS. The Easy Day Was Yesterday is fast paced, brutally honest, raw and laced with dark humour. The core of Paul Jordan's eventful life, it shows the ability of the human spirit to survive even in the direst adversity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought

  • By ahooke on 16-07-18

Utter Rubbish ..

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

This is written in a typically Aussie male (I was in the SAS .. so I must be a man) stereotypical fashion .. The writing is dribble .. While I appreciate Paul Jordan is probably a fine fellow at heart .. This book felt as if I was reading a book written in the 1970's .. so dated is the author's attitude .. towards greed .. relationships .. gender .. homosexuality .. I can only imagine the 4 star rating this book achieves is out of pity or given by imbeciles ..
The Performance/Narration is a 5 rating .. though I couldn't give that in the category ratings .. as it would reflect my overall score ..
and I wanted to give this the lowest possible rating .. I could.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,182

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • oh, how I missed it.

  • By evgenia on 18-07-17

Utterly Disappointed ..

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Do Not waste a credit .. the effects and sounds are impressive. Everything else poor .. feels cheap and silly .. Not The X-Files more of the
Zzzz-Files .. Boring ..

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Godfather

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,946
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,943

A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking 40 years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder, and family values is a true classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT MISS THIS!

  • By suze0501@aol.com on 26-02-15

What is there to say .. Brilliance ..

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

Reviewed: 21-11-18

You listen .. You appreciate .. You get hooked ..
You enjoy .. You fall in love ..

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ep. 10 (Audrey: The Girl Before the Girl)

  • The Secret History of Hollywood
  • By: Adam Roche
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

To keep from starving, Audrey has ventured back into the city of Arnhem in search of food. But the Germans are on the hunt for any remaining citizens, and Audrey must use her wits to stay alive....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WoW ..

  • By Stephen on 07-10-18

WoW ..

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

An inspirational story .. so well told in every way .. Audible have surpassed themselves .. the other parts that bring this story to life .. Empathetic narration .. the nuance in the music and sound effects .. Brilliantly produced and edited .. Thank you ..

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sex Slaves

  • By: Candace Smith, SJ Lewis, Charles Graham, and others
  • Narrated by: William Reid, Natalie Bernadette
  • Length: 24 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

A sex slave. For most the thought is one of horror. The degradation, the humiliation and desperation. To use another to satiate your own kinky sexual needs. You are the Master in total control of their mind and body, of their will. To command them and they obey. Naked. On their knees. Sprawled face down. Tied up. Gagged. Any way you desire them. Their body ready and compliant. They are yours. A sex slave. Be honest. Haven’t you ever dreamed of having one?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Appalling

  • By Claire on 03-03-16

A wonderful combination of Erotic Stories ..

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

Reviewed: 16-09-18

In the vain of 50 Shades ... these four separate well told pleasurable tales ... take you into a world of fairytale fantasy BDSM ..
Where all Slaves are pretty and we'll formed ..
The collection nevertheless compliment each other .. Though in no way pornographic or obscene .. Merely Sensual sexist narrative ..

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,457

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jurassic Park!

  • By kmcca5 on 20-05-15

The movie Brilliant .. The Audio Zazzle ..

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

A tour de force in narrative and storytelling ..
'page turner' for sure ..
About to start the sequel .. Lost World ..
This listen just flow's .. so you feel totally absorbed in the moment ..
The detail is so strong .. it in part makes one shudder .. has the tingle factor ..
Buy this .. and become like a Michael Crichton Fan ..

  • Passenger 23

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Max Beesley, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Head, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,399

With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons' bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can't be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back... until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Interesting stuff!!!

  • By lynsey Patina on 22-12-15

A Twister of a Thriller ..

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

Reviewed: 20-07-18

We'll crafted .. you cared for the characters .. within the first 15 mins ..
The Narration was impeccable ..
The performance performed as a BBC type Afternoon play ..
The Narrative .. Well thought out ..
Absolutely Splendid ..

  • Untouchable

  • The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson
  • By: Randall Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Beginning with his final departure from Neverland, Untouchable takes listeners through Jackson's final four years, as he shuttled from California to the Middle East, Ireland, Asia, the East Coast, and Las Vegas, planning to recapture his wealth and reputation with a comeback album and a series of 50 mega-concerts, for which he was rehearsing until the day before his death. Sullivan has never-before-reported information about Jackson's business dealings and the pedophilia allegations that irreparably marked his reputation, and he had exclusive access to inner-circle figures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling and entertaining - but accurate?

  • By Phil on 06-06-15

Worth a Read ..

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

Reviewed: 24-06-18

Truly memorable account of Michael Jackson, his children, siblings and parents. The heartache his family caused Michael Jackson, is unquestionable and despicable.
Whether you're a fan or not a fairly balanced, brilliant autobiography.

  • Driverless

  • Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead
  • By: Hod Lipson, Melba Kurman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

In this book, Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman offer listeners insight into the risks and benefits of driverless cars, and a lucid and engaging explanation of the enabling technology. Recent advances in software and robotics are toppling long-standing technological barriers that for decades have confined self-driving cars to the realm of fantasy. A new kind of artificial intelligence software called deep learning gives cars rapid and accurate visual perception. Human drivers can relax and take their eyes off the road.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unfortunately

  • By Stephen on 17-05-18

Unfortunately

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

Reviewed: 17-05-18

Was structured like more of a manual .. than a book .. Though did enjoy the listen ..