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  • Jupiter War

  • Owner Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Alan Saul is now part human and part machine, and our solar system isn't big enough to hold him. He craves the stars but can't leave yet. His sister, Var, is trapped on Mars, on the wrong side of a rebellion, and Saul's human side won't let her die. He must leave Argus Station to stage a dangerous rescue - but mutiny is brewing onboard, as Saul's robots make his crew feel increasingly redundant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic classic sf series

  • By M. Young on 02-12-17

excellent trilogy

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

I've never read Neal Asher before but I've enjoyed this series as much as any Iain m banks books. he actually had me wondering at times whether the genocidal maniac was really the one who should come out on top at the end.

my enjoyment was in no small part down to the narrator too, Peter noble gas done an excellent job of all three books and I'll look out for others he has narrated.

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  • Rebel Fleet

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 572

They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice. A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every thousand years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings. The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just good spoiler free review

  • By England fan 1 on 24-12-16

Saturday Morning TV Sci Fi entertainment

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

Reviewed: 26-09-17

Would you try another book written by B. V. Larson or narrated by Mark Boyett?

I found the story line and the way the characters were portrayed kept reminding me of the old black and white Flash Gordon series from Saturday morning TV when I was young, It was well narrated though the English accent was a bit ropy. I may dip into the series again later if the mood takes me and I have a spare credit but it isn't a series I'm going to binge my way through like I have done with others.

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,358

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Déjà vu all over again

  • By S. Kingston on 07-07-14

one of the best books I've listened to

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

Reviewed: 28-09-16

this book gripped me from the first chapter. it was a fresh spin on a time travel novel and constantly had me pondering the the differing effects of going back in time and changing history. I think it's one of the few books I'll go back and listen to again.

  • Blood Song

  • Book 1 of Raven's Shadow
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446

We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners. Vaelin Al Sorna is the Sixth Order's newest recruit. Under their brutal training regime, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly and quietly - all in the name of protecting the Realm and the Faith. Now his skills will be put to the test.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Superb debut novel

  • By Karen on 16-07-14

Gripping series

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

Reviewed: 23-07-15

Where does Blood Song rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This series is the best I've listened to on audible, as soon as the last book in the trilogy launched I went back and listened to the first two again so the story line was fresh. I enjoyed it every bit as much the second time through.

Who was your favorite character and why?

So many to choose from, I don't think I can pick one

Have you listened to any of Steven Brand’s other performances? How does this one compare?

All the books in this trilogy and he gives a great performance in every one.

  • The Painted Man

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709

The stunning debut fantasy novel from author Peter V. Brett. The Painted Man, book one of the Demon Cycle, is a captivating and thrilling fantasy adventure, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. Voted one of the top ten fantasy novels of 2008 by amazon.co.uk. Sometimes there is very good reason to be afraid of the dark…Eleven-year-old Arlen lives with his parents on their small farmstead, half a day's ride from the isolated hamlet of Tibbet's Brook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and Original Fantasy

  • By Dave on 01-06-15

grabbed me right from the start

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

Reviewed: 15-05-15

some books take me a while to warm to,, because of either the story or narrator. this one grabbed me from the very beginning. both the story and narration are superb and has me reaching to buy extra credits to carry on with the next in the series.

  • EMPEROR: The Blood of Gods, Book 5 (Unabridged)

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Michael Healy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

Julius Caesar has been assassinated. A nation is in mourning. Revenge will be bloody... Rome's great hero has been brutally murdered by his most trusted allies. While these self-appointed Liberatores seek refuge in the senate, they have underestimated one man: Caesar's adopted son Octavian, a man whose name will echo through history as Augustus Caesar. Uniting with his great rival Mark Antony, Octavian will stop at nothing to seek retribution and avenge his father's death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By gary on 19-06-13

I can't listen to the final episode to the series

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

Reviewed: 09-10-14

What disappointed you about EMPEROR: The Blood of Gods, Book 5 (Unabridged)?

The narration, my god I thought the narrator from books 3 and 4 butchered a great series but I had no idea it could get worse.

What could Conn Iggulden have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I have no idea, the narrator makes this book un-listenable

How could the performance have been better?

Using another narrator, this is the first time I've looked to see what else the narrator has done to make sure I avoided them

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

anger, I want a refund

Any additional comments?

On the whole audible books are fantastic, this sucks, avoid

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