LISTENER

Dr. C. J. BOTTRILL

cambridge, UK
  • 13
  • reviews
  • 9
  • helpful votes
  • 16
  • ratings

An unexpected gem.

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

Reviewed: 21-04-19

I love books that leave me guessing throughout and this is a classic example. I enjoyed every moment but had no idea where the story was going. It reminded me of 'Lost' in that way.
The characters are all believable, the progression of the story seems plausible and the revelations just keep coming and building.
I recommend this if you like a good mystery with hints of sci-fi thrown in. I'll say no more.

A superb series of Predator tales.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

it is obvious that the various authors of the short stories in this book have watched Predator 1 & 2 and genuinely understand why the Yautja are iconic. Each tale is standalone, detailed and enthralling. Vikings, Samurai, Vietnam and the near future, all are covered and covered well. Even a certain world-weary LA cop makes a showing.
I love it and I'd love it more if the segments could be filmed. Then P1&2 might actually have sequels worthy of unironic mention.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fun, exciting and well read.

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

Reviewed: 27-03-19

My first experience with Dresden in literary form (I did see a couple of the TV shows but remembered nothing so they didn't spoil the story). Well written with believable characters, very noir in feel, well narrated by Masters (who brilliantly captures the dry, laconic, work) and short enough to not outstay it's welcome.

Enlightening and eye-opening.

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

This is another excellent, accessible, brilliantly researched and eye-opening book by Ben Goldacre. I really enjoyed "Bad Science" and "Bad Pharma" has the same feel to it. Given my job is in the pharma field it was especially resonant with me.
Give it a go, it really is very good and doesn't require any scientific knowledge to understand (a rare trick for the author to achieve in this field). It might make you justifiably angry though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fascinating and enlightening.

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

An interesting work with all manner of engaging and thought-provoking info. As always, a wonderful performance from Mr Fry (although he only narrated the series so the naming is a bit cheeky).

Enough to put anyone off deep sea exploration

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I enjoyed this book. The plot is fast, the characters are fleshed out and I found myself genuinely caring about them and, critically, I found myself yearning to listening to just a little more. That's how I know a book has me hooked.

Listening to an old favourite.

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

Reviewed: 24-01-19

I first read this when I was a teenager and listened to it again decades later. I still love it.

An excellent narrative of terrible times.

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

Reviewed: 28-10-18

Max Hastings has a way of weaving such a rich tapestry of the convoluted history of the Pacific campaign that it before somehow more immediate and understandable. This book isn't a blow by blow retelling of the battle but more a story of what happened to the people involved. That, to my mind, makes it far more genuine, terrifying and amazing.

Impressive & facts based assessment

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

This is a detailed and searing clear-eyed view of the effects on Europe of migration from non-European countries. It as the reasons for governmental policies, the failings, effects and the possible futures. The author makes no bones about the fact that he will undoubtedly be called racist by opponents but the facts are clear. A very worthwhile listen for anyone who is startled by the comment that "in the lifetime of people already alive, native Europeans will find themselves in the minority in their own countries."

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

A nice wrap up.

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

A nice continuation and finale to Gus' story. An interesting take on an ongoing zombie apocalypse as well.