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  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466

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

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 22-03-19

Terrific, two stories coming together so well, very tense and I just love the way Jeff Harding is Jack Reacher.

  • Night School

  • Jack Reacher 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729

In the morning they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make cold sweat trickle down your spine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really Disappointed

  • By Film_Strip on 15-11-16

Really thrilling

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Great read, interesting to find out what it was they were chasing in the end. Very enjoyable, and Jeff Harding does it for me every time.

  • The Toll-Gate

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Captain John Staple’s exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the adventure-loving Captain. But when he finds himself lost at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away beside an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More action, less manners - but vintage Heyer

  • By Maggie on 19-06-14

Smashing

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

Reviewed: 13-08-18

Daniel Hill does a brilliant read, the fight was so superbly done I couldn’t gloss over it as I would usually do. He maintained each character throughout. Terrific

  • Die Trying

  • Jack Reacher, Book 2
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Die Trying by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere. A Chicago street in bright sunshine. A young woman, struggling on crutches. He offers her a steadying arm. And turns to see a handgun aimed at his stomach. Chained in a dark van racing across America, Reacher doesn't know why they've been kidnapped. The woman claims to be FBI. She's certainly tough enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously, Give It Any Rating You Want!

  • By Simon on 04-04-18

Another great read

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

Reviewed: 13-04-18

Terrific read, the story races along keeping one listening, wanting to know how it is to be resolved. As an audio book, very hard to stop listening to.

  • Tripwire

  • Jack Reacher, Book 3
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Tripwire by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. For Jack Reacher, being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tripwired for Sound!

  • By Simon on 27-05-18

Another Winner for Me

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

Reviewed: 31-03-18

Terrific, love the way it's read, voice fitting well, even the ladies, in spite of Jeff's distinctly male voice.

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  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,966

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Out of this World!

  • By Simon on 26-04-17

Great Fill In

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

Reviewed: 15-03-18

I love the Alien film series, and this was a great way of finding out what happened in between the first two movies. Performances were terrific, and I enjoyed the suspense.

  • No Middle Name

  • The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 632

Jack 'No Middle Name' Reacher, lone wolf, knight errant, ex-military cop, lover of women, scourge of the wicked and righter of wrongs, is the most iconic hero for our age. This is the first time all Lee Child's shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher has been collected into one volume. A brand-new novella, Too Much Time, is included, as are those previously published only in ebook form: Second Son, James Penney's New Identity, Guy Walks into a Bar, and Deep Down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but I miss Jeff Harding

  • By Jane Shepherd on 13-06-17

Surprised and Delighted

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

First time listening to a Jack Reacher, brilliantly read by Kerry Shale, and great short stories. Will have to buy more Lee Child Reacher tales.

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,838
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,835

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

Most enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

Paul Michael’s reading was very good, he kept to the voices he had given each character really well, didn’t over stress, which sometimes occurs, and all in all kept me listening for hours.

The story seemed well crafted, entertaining and up to Dan Brown’s usual pacey style. Recommend it I would

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Read by Eddie Redmayne
  • By: J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
  • Narrated by: Eddie Redmayne
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,936

A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shards of Pottery!

  • By Simon on 14-03-17

So Informative

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

Reviewed: 16-07-17

I often wondered where to see many of the Fantastic Beasts I knew about, especially the dragons, how delightful to learn of so many more.

  • Wounds of Honour

  • Empire I
  • By: Anthony Riches
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Thrilling, authentic, and action packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire. Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall, and lie low until he can hope for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic....

  • By richard on 09-04-15

A Stonking Good Read

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

Reviewed: 14-08-16

I was recommended this as a great Roman Army story, with accurate Roman Army details and it was. The reader Saul Reichlin did good voices and kept them to the characters. Exciting to the end and there others in the series!