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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing after 14

  • By M on 08-06-15

Better than most worst than some

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

It's well read with an engaging self deprecating protagonist but the twist is easily guessed from the first chapter but you always hope it is something more interesting than it turns out to be. The supporting characters are very inconsistent and after the revelation the story drags its feet home. The premise is good and well presented though it had a whole lot more potential. A well contained quantum leap episode probably sums this up pretty well.

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,450
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,048

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

great story and the perfect narrator imo

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

As above really it's a good story that kept me guessing though more complexity wouldn't have gone a miss. It does take a while to get going though but so good are the characters that I personally didn't mind this.
credit also goes to the narrator who delivers a really credible performance and the line "f**k off Ratenbury!" made me laugh so hard I had tears.

  • Extinct

  • Extracted, Book 3
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137

The end of the world has been avoided - for now. With Miri and her team of extracted heroes still on the run, Mother, the disgraced former head of the British Secret Service, has other ideas.... While Mother retreats to her bunker to plot her next move, Miri, Ben, Safa and Harry travel far into the future to ensure that they have prevented the apocalypse. But what they find just doesn't make sense. London in 2111 is on the brink of annihilation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing sequel, read by phenomenally talented CP!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-05-18

A banging good yarn!

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

Firstly the performance of Carl prekopp is about the best I've heard if you can forgive a couple of the voices he does sounding a bit too similar but the delivery is excellent.
Don't think about the science and just go with it and you'll love it. It is the best kind of holiday book that you can just lose yourself in.

  • Head On (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps", robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real, and the crowds love it. Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, original and fantastic narration

  • By Laura Brand on 09-05-18

A good if not great follow up

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

Reviewed: 22-05-18

I loved the first book, it was a fast paced whodunit story built on strong characters and a great premise. This book has the same characters and premise but the plot is convoluted and ultimately disappointing because the outcome is an obvious one. I hope the inevitable third book goes a little further with the premise and is not just a borderline story tacked on to a good premise.

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging - not what I expected

  • By Robyn on 14-12-17

A great concept and whodunit written and read well

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

Reviewed: 14-05-18

I had listened to another Scalzi book Old Mans war which was very well written so thought I would give this a chance for our holiday.
I really enjoyed the world it created and characters therein. The writing and reading is snappy and the plot flows at a fierce rate. so much so that I did struggle to keep with the characters and their names. Will Wheaton reads it in the same manner as ready player one which I loved and can recommend him for this as well.
my only gripe was I felt it could have gone on longer and a few more set pieces but that's being picky.

  • Pines

  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 827

Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simmering suspense

  • By Derek on 26-06-14

A good story but one of the worst written books

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

Reviewed: 19-01-18

This is a hard story to get into namely because it is so poorly written! I mean awful the protagonist doesn't behave in a way that makes any sense and you find yourself frustrated by how illogical his behaviour is. That being said the steady drip feed of clues to the mystery of what Wayward Pines is, is very good and dispite myself I needed to know the answer!

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  • Executed

  • Extracted, Book 2
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,900
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804

The team of heroes extracted from their timelines to stop the impending apocalypse didn't think they needed a leader. But they've got one anyway. With their mission in tatters, Miri has been called in to steady the ship. And to focus them on their assignment: preventing the end of the world. The problem is, the world doesn't know it's in danger. With governments pursuing them relentlessly, attempting to steal the time-travel device to use for their own ends, the heroes are on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unputdownable - an absolute must listen

  • By Londongirl on 12-06-17

not as good as the first but still a great listen

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

Reviewed: 15-01-18

There's a lot to love and the performance is probably the best on an audiobook I've heard. If you liked the first you will probably like this too but I personally didn't like the way a couple of the characters developed. The story is good and sets up a spectacular ending in a true blockbuster baiting style but I was left needing a bit more action in the middle.

  • Extracted

  • Extracted, Book 1
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167

In 2061 a young scientist invents a time machine to fix a tragedy in his past. But his good intentions turn catastrophic when an early test reveals something unexpected: the end of the world. A desperate plan is formed: recruit three heroes, ordinary humans capable of extraordinary things, and change the future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 8 hours of Awesome in a 12 hour audiobook

  • By Bob on 23-03-17

Thoroughly entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

A book destined to be a film/tv series. It's all about entertainment. A solid group of characters and an entertaining story told well and most importantly narrated well! I got involved in this one and immediately downloaded the next in the series.

  • Drone

  • By: Mike Maden
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Troy Pearce is the CEO of Pearce Systems, a private security firm that is the best in the world at drone technologies. A former CIA SOG operative, Pearce used his intelligence and combat skills to hunt down America’s sworn enemies in the War on Terror. But after a decade of clandestine special ops, Pearce opted out. Too many of his friends had been sacrificed on the altar of political expediency. Now Pearce and his team chose which battles he will take on by deploying his land, sea, and air drones with surgical precision.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • average with good ideas

  • By A on 11-11-17

average with good ideas

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

As I said everything is there but unfortunately they character and writing isn't. Boyd are rushed that shouldn't be rushed and stuff that should be rushed is agonised over. Tom Clancy lite would be the comparison.

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  • Rainbow Six

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 35 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, poor narration

  • By Gary on 09-03-11

More Rainbow needed!

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

Reviewed: 28-03-17

Less games of rainbow and more books!
Read the book ages ago and felt the need to read it again but lots of late night reading has meant headaches so found audible a good alternative.
The reader is good without being exceptional. The story though far fetched is in keeping with Clancy's hollywood approach. If you accept this then you can overlook the fact that every military man is clever fit and brave and all the women are either doctors or nurses.