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  • Alita: Battle Angel

  • The Official Movie Novelization
  • By: Pat Cadigan
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Based on manga by Yukito Kishiro, this official audio novelization to the 2018 science-fiction film, Alita: Battle Angel, features a female cyborg rescued from the scrap heap by a scientist in the 26th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the movie? read this book

  • By FinalTom on 23-02-19

I was so hoping this would be good!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-19

I'm really disappointed in this book and I'm not going into a big long review because I've wasted enough time on this rubbish, except to say if this is what the movie I've been waiting years to see is like I think I'll give it a miss

  • Transmission: A Science Fiction Thriller

  • The Invasion Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Morgan Rice
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

From number-one worldwide best-selling fantasy author Morgan Rice comes a long-anticipated science-fiction series debut. When SETI finally receives a signal from an alien civilization, what will happen next? A 13-year-old boy, dying of a rare brain disease, is the only one able to hear and decode signals from outer space. SETI confirms it is a real signal. What is the message? How will the world react? And most of all: are the aliens coming?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • surprised with this!

  • By Irishimpstixx on 22-02-19

surprised with this!

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

This book was a pleasant surprise and I certainly will get the next in the series

  • The Predator

  • By: Christopher Golden, Mark Morris
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

The official novelization of the summer blockbuster The Predator, Shane Black's new movie with a screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Irishimpstixx on 28-09-18

Meh

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

Reviewed: 28-09-18

It's OK but not much more than that, if you're in to the aliens vs predators films and books. For one I hope the film is better!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The MEG

  • By: Steve Alten
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face to face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists - Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meg-nificent! 🦈

  • By Irishimpstixx on 15-08-18

Meg-nificent! 🦈

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

Absolutely loved this gripped from start to finish I can't wait to listen to the rest of them, sadly it seem The Trench (book 2) is missing from Audible so I'm gonna have to stop being lazy and actual read a book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Aliens: Bug Hunt

  • By: Jonathan Maberry, Heather Graham, Scott Sigler, and others
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster, Eric G. Dove, R. C. Bray, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

When the Colonial Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the Xenomorphs, it's what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt - kill or be killed. Here are fifteen all-new stories of such "close encounters", written by many of today's most extraordinary authors. Set during the events of all four Alien films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe's most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing - one way or another.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Rob C on 01-06-18

Not all that

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

Over all this was a big disappointment from the other Aliens books on audible especially when compared to the bigger budget audible originals

0 of 1 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 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

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

Just a great set of stories!

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

Reviewed: 16-03-18

First I never ever leave reviews even if the books are nothing short of fantastic which Luke Smitherds always are and I should know because as of the time of writing this to my knowledge I've currently got everything he has on Audible!

However these are some of his best short stories ever! I especially loved The Man on table 10 and would put it up there with The Stone Man.

My fiancée and I absolutely love Lukes books and as I said I think we have bought everything he has available on Audible.

So Luke if your reading this well done mate your an amazing writer and we'd love to purchase all your stuff eventually including anything anywhere else if you can point us in the right direction?

Honestly Luke with out blowing smoke up your what's it, you are our new Stephen King and Lisa my fiancée and I are never done telling people about you.

Lastly you say you read all your reviews so in order to test that here's a little challenge for you, firstly can I apologies for the spelling and Grammar I'm terrible with my English and admitting that to a writer of your calibre is even worse, but I digress as Lisa absolutely loves you and as an engagement gift is there any chance Lisa could somehow get a signed photo of your good self and or one of your books Pretty, pretty, pretty please?

I know I'm probably taking the mick even asking, but hey if you don't ask you'll never know and you certainly won't get! See begging like you do for reviews so you can't say I'm not a loyal fan when I'm only copying you!

Many many many thanks for your stories Luke and get buying people you won't regret it all his books are 5 🌟

  • The End is Nigh

  • The Apocalypse Triptych
  • By: John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Mur Lafferty, Rajan Khanna, Kate Baker, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World. In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm. But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. During, there are heroes who fight against it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild. THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH will tell their stories. Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling author Hugh Howey, THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. THE END IS NIGH focuses on life before the apocalypse. THE END IS NOW turns its attention to life during the apocalypse. And THE END HAS COME focuses on life after the apocalypse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very enjoyable start to the Apocalypse

  • By GhostMuppet on 10-01-15

Great shorts

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Perfect for when you don't want a full scale book but just want a quick story fix

  • Rama II

  • Rama Series, Book 2
  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 452

In 2130, an alien spaceship, Rama, entered our solar system. The first product of an alien civilisation to be encountered by man, it revealed many wonders to mankind; but most of its mysteries remained unsolved.… Sixty-six years later, a second approaching spacecraft was detected; four years on, the Ramans are definitely returning. But this time, Earth is ready. And maybe now, with the arrival of Rama II, some of the questions posed by Rama will at last be answered.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Worst sequel I've read in a long time.

  • By Athos on 01-11-15

meh compared to the first

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

Reviewed: 29-12-17

really struggled until midway I found it to be a bit of a mess and prefer it when Arthur C Clarke works alone. although the idea of a particular human bloodline being destined to travel through the stars was interesting.

  • The Amityville Horror

  • By: Jay Anson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property - complete with boathouse and swimming pool - and the price were too good to pass up. This is the shocking true story of an American dream that turned into a nightmare beyond imagining for the Lutz family, who were forced to flee their new home in terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good

  • By Griff.81 on 12-02-12

meh!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

a known hoax and nothing in the book to persuade me. however I do believe there are things that mess with people, this isn't the story of one of them, in my opinion. Like say for instance, The Enfield Poltergeist!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original British SF...absolutely loved it!!

  • By Jude on 12-07-15

I Was There!!!

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

Reviewed: 25-10-16

amazing book, I could see The Stone Man Tearing through house's street's and cars. I was an eye witness to the characters highs and lows I felt the devastating consequences of the moral dilemma contained within and like the characters I made my bed and when it was my turn, I to had to lay in it! or did I?

Seriously though this was the Mutts Nutts! A real roller coaster and having gone to look for a change many many times from my favourite author Stephen King and having found all others wanting, I now think I found a new favourite in Luke Smitherd!

King and all great fiction writers have one thing in common, your along for the ride, like it or not! best of all, although King and Smitherd are very different writers they both for me do a very strange thing, they can make me believe fact is fiction, fiction is fact and truly make me believe that, I was there!!!

Looks like I'm off to a place called The Black Room next, where apparently I wake up with breasts!???