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  • Forever and a Day

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Matthew Goode
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. 'We have no choice. We're just going to bring forward this other chap you've been preparing. But you didn't tell me his name.' 'It's Bond, sir,' the Chief of Staff replied. 'James Bond.' One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It's time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime. It's time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Iconic Legend is Born

  • By Simon on 02-06-18

The Best Bond Follow On Novel Yet

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

Reviewed: 19-06-18

Without doubt the best follow on Bond novel to date. it was pretty much like listening to an original Fleming book, from me, praise indeed. I also feel it benefited from being set in the fifties, it made i more raw and believable. keep them coming Mr. H...

  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,947

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher's Fine Lines

  • By Simon on 07-11-17

Once again, a classic Jack Reacher story

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Classic Reacher that you hope will never end, Jeff Harding is Reachers voice for me, long may he be the narrator of choice for Lee Child's hero!

  • Decision Points

  • By: George Bush
  • Narrated by: George Bush
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Decision Points is the extraordinary memoir of America’s 43rd president. Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listening to the other point of view

  • By Judy Corstjens on 22-03-11

Enlightening

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

As a U.K. Citizen I've always found myself more interested in US politics than that of the UK. During President Bush's administration,his goverment endured a perfect storm of terrorism, war and financial collapse. It was enlightening to hear the behind the scenes descriptions of why The Presidents arrived at the decisions that he did . No one can imagine the weight of responsibility the attacks on the World Trade Centre and this book has improved my respect and admiration for the man who had to make extraordinary decisions in extraordinary times. Recommended.

  • 11.22.63

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,992

What if you could go back in time and change the course of history?11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless.... King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill who becomes the love of Jake's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Return to top form

  • By John on 14-12-11

Don't miss this even if you've seen the TV adaptation

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

I'm a sucker for time travel stories at the best of times, The Time Travellers Wife and Time, and Time Again for example. 22.11.63 is a wonderful love story threaded through the back drop of the most infamous political assassination of the modern era. The narrator is brilliant, bringing all the varied characters to life and giving them their own unique voice. After nearly 31 hours you'd think you'd be glad to finish it but I will miss listening to Jake Eppins adventures through time to confront Lee Oswald.
Oust and Mr. King!

  • The Night Manager

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954

The night manager is Jonathan, a veteran of clandestine operations. In flight from a failed marriage and his own past, he has taken refuge in the luxury hotel trade. Yet he finds no escape from his demons. Driven by a desire for atonement and by an inherited patriotism, Jonathan allows himself to be recruited as a British secret agent with a mission to expose the murderer of the woman he himself betrayed. His odyssey takes him across Britain and Canada to the Caribbean and the jungles of Panama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demands your attention, then rewards

  • By Nils on 07-04-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

The tv adaption was excellent and with such superb source material it couldn't fail. Excellent book, any chance of more Pine and Roper?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Leonard

  • My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man
  • By: William Shatner
  • Narrated by: William Shatner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science-fiction television series called Star Trek, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In 79 television episodes and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful to listen to

  • By D. Ham on 12-04-17

LLAP

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

An emotional, thoughtful tribute by Bill Shatner to the wonderful Leonard Nimoy. It reminds me how painful it is to lose your heroes but how glad you are you had them. LLAP

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trigger Mortis

  • A James Bond Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: David Oyelowo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 774

James Bond is back where he belongs. Anthony Horowitz's new novel is a thrilling tour de force, sure to delight fans of the original 007 novels and new readers alike. It also features previously unseen material written by Bond's creator, Ian Fleming. The story begins in the lethal world of Grand Prix and an attempt by the Russians to sabotage a race at Nürburgring, the most dangerous track in Europe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid, rollicking Bond adventure

  • By Laura on 11-06-16

Best Bond follow on since Sebastian Faulks.

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

Reviewed: 01-03-16

Thoroughly enjoyable follow on novel, a huge improvement over Carte Blanche and Solo. A real echo of a Fleming story, understandable I suppose as it contains some primal Fleming material. Well done Anthony Horowitz, when's the next one?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,864
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,874
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,845

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Simply brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 14-10-15

One of the best books I've listened to or read. The narrators performance compliments a thrilling and sometimes, hilarious story all in a believable and feasible storyline.Now I can't wait to see the movie. Highly recommended! I look forward to more Andy Weir.