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  • The Outcasts of Time

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 765

December 1348: With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative, thought-provoking historical fiction

  • By Kirstine on 13-10-17

A truly wonderful read

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Reviewed: 23-07-17

First introduction to Ian Mortimer and I will definitely read others. What a wonderful concept beautifully written!

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • WEIRD. DARK.

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

From the author of Audible #1 bestsellers In The Darkness, That’s Where I’ll Know You, The Physics of the Dead, and The Stone Man - shortlisted for the Audible Audiobook of the Year award 2015 - comes this special omnibus edition collecting three of Luke Smitherd's books: Hold On Until Your Fingers Break, The Man On Table Ten, and My Name Is Mister Grief, plus exclusive bonus story "The Crash", unavailable anywhere else!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More brilliance from Luke Smitherd!

  • By Chris Goulter on 14-02-16

Wonderful stories from great imagination

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 29-06-17

Second Luke Smitherd book I e listened to-absolutely captivating! Will definitely read more of them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bone Clocks

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,937
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,779

One summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands what sort of asylum the woman was seeking.… The Bone Clocks follows Holly's life: not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air, and brief lapses in the laws of reality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sodding marvellous

  • By Andy Parsons on 24-09-14

Amazing ideas

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-17

Another great read from a great author. Fast becoming one of my favourites. A must read for people who have read other David Mitchell books, particularly Slade house where there are some great tie ins.

  • Tales of the Unusual

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

From the author of the Audible #1 bestsellers The Stone Man, The Physics of the Dead, and In the Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You. Five more stories from Luke Smitherd to keep you intrigued, shocked, and asking what you would do...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't stop listening

  • By Joy Murphy on 30-01-17

Gripping listen

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-17

Great listen, thought provoking intriguing stories with great plot twists. My first Luke Smitherd book-will definitely listen to more

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 1

  • By: Cheryl Mullenax, Randy Chandler, Kristopher Triana, and others
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Editors Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax put the call out to horror writers and editors of extreme stories, the hardcore stuff that breaks boundaries and trashes taboos, the transgressive tales you can't "unread" (as Chuck Palahniuk says). Some of the stories you'll find here are loaded with very graphic descriptions of violence, sex, and depravities, while others may contain only one shocking moment of brutality. In others, the hardcore aspect may be less graphic and subtler than you might expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard hitting

  • By alexandra wassenaar on 23-12-16

Hard hitting

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Reviewed: 23-12-16

For fans of horror definitely a good buy. Range of story's covering a vast array of topics but all equally harrowing. Not for the faint of heart

2 of 3 people found this review helpful