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  • The Fourth Man

  • A Jack Reacher Short Story
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Jack Reacher, ex-military drifter of no fixed abode, is stalked and tracked down by an FBI agent. She tells him that in a house raid in Sydney, Australian law enforcement found a list. There were four people on it, including him. The other three are dead. Hours later, Reacher is in the air, on his way to Sydney. What was the evil buried 25 years ago that has now resurfaced? Will Reacher be able to find the killers before they find him?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Brief..!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-03-19

Brief..!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-19

An all too brief slice of Reacher.. I'm really not keen on these short stories.. it's pretty much like film companies and directors using scenes from a film which was consigned originally consigned to the cutting room floor.. Childs probably pumped this out over coffee on morning.. a thin effortless piece.. a little effort and he could produce something which much more substance more than once a year.. Narration as always up to par and polished.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child. From number one best seller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Goes Back to Basics!

  • By Simon on 06-11-18

Always worth waiting for..

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

Reviewed: 14-11-18

Have enjoyed another episode in the Reacher storyline. Not sure if it's me or a general feeling folk who are very familiar with these novels get.. but the last few have seemed shorter and thinner on plot and just dont get to the 5 star level.. Performance as always was excellent.

  • First Light

  • By: Geoffrey Wellum
  • Narrated by: Andrew Brooke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 210

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of First Light by Geoffrey Wellum, read by Andrew Brooke. Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, 18-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum, many never return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-18

Great story..

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

a truly great read/listen... narrator sounded like a young Geoffrey Wellum.. beautifully and clearly read with my feeling and empathy. Really made one feel part of the action.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,827
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,537

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mistake was made and corrected

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-08-17

Will miss this now it's finished..

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

was unsure after book one, more convinced in book two and finally enjoyed this third book.. nicely done a great story.. Will give it a while a start over again.. nicely done

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,839

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRILLIANT!

  • By Fiona on 13-06-17

Growing on me...

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

Reviewed: 25-03-18

thought I had had enough after the first title We are Legion) but felt I couldnt leave it there... have enjoyed the second instalment in much the same fashion.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,693
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,252

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem

  • By Andrew on 29-01-17

entertaining yet ultimately pointless..

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Entertainingly narrated and quite predictable story. basically an ensemble of computers named after characters from TV shows of the 60's and 70's making their way from earth to patfind a way to populate the stars.. the first third was much better then the rest.. I may consider more from this author in future if things run dry. narration was nicely done and pretty faultless.. 7 out of 10

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan, Ben Miles, Jonathan Bailey, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

Time travel meets history in this new drama adaptation by Marty Ross. When Max, a recent ancient history graduate, is offered a mysterious job at St Mary's Historical Research Institute, she quickly comes to realise this isn't any old stuffy research library. At St Mary's the historians don't just study the past - they revisit it. What begins as an academic exploration of events, such as the Peterloo Massacre, takes a dark and dangerous turn, and the historians of St Mary's soon learn that it's not just history they're fighting....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly slow start but my god does it get going!!

  • By mr on 23-05-17

not bad...

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

Reviewed: 24-02-18

Story line was interesting though I wasn't totally convinced by the performance. took a couple of attempts to finish fuelled by my interest in the storyline.. ironically time I will never get back...

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  • The Sinking of the Bismarck

  • The History of the Battle That Destroyed Nazi Germany's Most Famous Battleship
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Jim D. Johnston
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Immensely powerful and thickly armored, armed with eight 15-inch guns aimed by one of the most sophisticated target acquisition systems of its day, the Third Reich's premier battleship, the KMS Bismarck, left an indelible trail of legends behind it during its single, fatal foray against the British in 1941.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just the facts..

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-01-18

Just the facts..

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

Decent account of the well known story of the mighty Bismarck.. Basic factual regurgitation of the facts.. my only issue being that the narrator could have taken the time to check pronunciation of some of the ship names.. as the americanisation of these names can cause one to stop the narration and rewind to try and think what the ship actual name was..

  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,956

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher's Fine Lines

  • By Simon on 07-11-17

More substance to Reacher..

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

Reviewed: 23-11-17

Better book than the last two Reacher books from Child's.. starts off with tones of the guy we know and love and later the compassionate Reacher emerges.. who knew?
faith restored.. Back to business as usual for Child's but there's not really a film in this one I don't think.

  • Bismarck 2013 - Hitler's Curse

  • By: Robert Walker
  • Narrated by: Lee Alan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Bismarck 2013 is two novels in one, each story alternating between the two time periods, one being 1941 and Germany's attempt to control the North Atlantic shipping lanes when the infamous Bismarck is mysteriously sunk. History provides one answer to why and how the huge battlesthip was sent to her watery grave. At the same time, story number two is set in the future of 2013 when salvage operation divers go into the interior of the sunken destroyer named Bismarck.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fiction based over fact...

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-17

Fiction based over fact...

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

Reviewed: 25-09-17

the well known story of Battleship Bismarck and it's sinking in 1941 is effectively overwritten and interwoven with this work of fiction. nicely narrated and with the addition of characterisation made almost realistic. Being a history lover it was a step too far for me but once started I did stick with it and see it through to the finish.