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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 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

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

genius

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

Reviewed: 14-03-18

Excellent book, same as the other 2 previous. Good ending.
layouts of the the ships and situations are still confusing and too many characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,538
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,525

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jazzed Up Sci-Fi Crime Caper

  • By Simon on 15-11-17

Excellent the Story and Narrator performance.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

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

Probably one of the best science fiction 2017 depending on how much science you like. I hope they do another one. It has a mixture of action, science, and suspense in my opinion.
The story also has an excellent detail in engineering. I liked the the interactive online guide maps too it helps orientate the layout in your mind.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character Jasmine. Probably because i'm male and all I could imagine is Rosario Dawson's character running around in a sweaty jump suit, cracking innuendos and taking showers and things.... err! anyway.

What about Rosario Dawson’s performance did you like?

Clearly an excellent actress. Her narrator skills are also excellent. her voice never cracked once.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definatley wanted to. Had to control myself.

Any additional comments?

the inner bubble levels and floor plans were difficult to imagine, add them to the maps next time.

  • Aurora

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: Ali Ahn
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now we approach our destination. A new home. Aurora. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, Aurora is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Despite great ideas, terribly, terribly boring

  • By ikd on 28-08-16

It's a masterpiece....

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

....In my opinion. A great book including science, sociology and philosophy. Mostly spoken from the ships computer commanded to create a Narrative of the voyage. Brilliantly Narrated by Ali Ahn. Would have liked to have herd a little more from other characters roles.

  • Money

  • Know More, Make More, Give More.
  • By: Rob Moore
  • Narrated by: Rob Moore
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,473

Money is a game you can win. First, understand the rules. True financial independence provides the opportunity to use money the way you'd like, look after your family and plan for your future. This book explains how money works, how to understand it better and how to protect it once your bank balance starts growing

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • life changingly good

  • By Jake0403 on 12-12-17

Could not finish

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

I was determined to finish this book, not to waste my precious one credit. My problem. Is-
It makes me feel unfortunate, an underachiever.
Rob wants me to appreciate what i could have and not what I have. Personally no money could give me the satisfaction of ' crawling into my bed with my gorgeous girl after my night shift. Ok its a tough life, having a low skilled job, but i still get satisfaction from things that money doesn't buy. Such a as, getting my arse to the gym , or going for a cycle with my mates.
I want to believe millionaires like Rob are smarter than me, that's why he's rich. The truth is he got lucky with his partner fronting the initial investments. Also Thatcher and Blair selling off all the social housing and making a killing in renting out properties to people that can't afford the deposit to buy a house. Superf##ing cool Rob😎
It has a good historical insight into money. He's done some homework there, well done Rob, you the man. Now gimme the keys to your car so I can have a blast.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The King Beyond the Gate

  • Drenai, Book 2
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

A century has passed since the heroic defence of Dros Delnoch. But the people of the Drenai face a new terror: a mad emperor kept in power by two forces of unsurpassed evil. The Joinings are werebeasts of awesome power. The Dark Templars are warrior-priests whose fighting skills are without equal. Against them the Drenai face certain defeat. One man, an outsider hated by the Drenai for his Nadir blood and despised by the Nadir for his Drenai ancestry, sets out to bring down the emperor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Of Might and Magic!

  • By Simon on 01-07-17

Loves this sequel

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

Reviewed: 23-08-17

I have awarded this a very good sequel. Not excellent, because the characters format seem to match the 1st books too similarly. Also a lot of the seens are set in the same place(more walls).

There are new hero's however, with truly excellent detail. And a new twist of the Joinings, which gives an extra spark if you have a vivid imagination for it.
Loved it but not as much as the 1st book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Legend

  • Drenai, Book 1
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867

Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy, death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Legends and Sagas!

  • By Simon on 26-06-17

You won't be disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 27-07-17

Narrator- a real pro.
David Gemmell. Awesome imagination.
Loved it start to finish. Though i had difficuilty keeping up with all the characters, there are so many.

  • The Universe Has Your Back

  • Transform Fear into Faith
  • By: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches listeners how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides listeners to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security, and clear direction. The lessons help listeners relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A deeply comforting and inspiring book

  • By Agent Em on 04-01-17

Couldn't finish

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

I agree with the theory. The stories are somewhat irrellavent. Lots of "I'm amazing my work is amazing" kind of stuff. Had to stop listening when she starts talking angel wings. Sorry I'm just not ready to believe that yet.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,844

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really drags out a very simple concept.

  • By Adam on 13-04-17

A long book for a quick tool.

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

Reviewed: 19-05-17

Could not finish,
Please google the 5 second rule, which is " 54321 and physically move." Don't waste your credit.

18 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,818

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half interesting, second half meh

  • By P. Healey on 30-03-17

Probably the beat feel good book I've read so far

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

Reviewed: 18-05-17

Yes its a feel good book like others out there but it cuts out most the Bull Sh... , like " turn your life around by loving people who don't like you and 5, 4, 3, 2 1. Life is amazing rule.
Good inspirational stories extracted and some good facts in there.