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Jim B.

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  • Against All Gods

  • By: Maz Evans
  • Narrated by: Maz Evans
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43

In the series finale of Maz Evans' best-selling Who Let the Gods Out? series, Elliot faces his darkest period yet. As well as facing up to his fears, he realises that the future of mankind - and the survival of everything he holds dear - is at stake. But can a bunch of misfit gods, a lost constellation and a mortal boy stand up to the daemon hordes? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic Bosh!!

  • By Jim B. on 22-02-19

Epic Bosh!!

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

Great last instalment of this series. Pleasing ending for all of the characters and didn’t disappoint in any way.
The most ‘optimal’ series for a long time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Skippy Shandy?

  • By Simon on 28-09-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

More of the same ace story, love it. Do not stop and don’t get anyone but RC to narrate it. I can’t wait to find out more about the expanding universe. Do not kill Joe, Adams, Skippy or any of the main characters. Keep going!

  • Cogheart

  • By: Peter Bunzl
  • Narrated by: Rachael Beresford
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

When 13-year-old Lily's inventor father vanishes on a routine Zeppelin flight, Lily's determined to find out the truth behind his disappearance. But she's not the only one searching for her father; there are silver-eyed men in the shadows who will stop at nothing to find him. With Robert, the local clockmaker's son, Lily travels to London, where they soon discover that she holds the key to the mystery...a mystery closer to Lily's heart than she could have ever imagined.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Off-putting narration.

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-10-16

Awful narrator.

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

Reviewed: 24-08-18

Couldn’t stand the narrator. Shame as apparently the story is great. Returned and got my credit back.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,862
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,585

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 23-01-18

Really enjoyed this story. Narrator was great. Very good, it didn’t get slow or boring at all.

  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,361
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,276
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,226

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, Well told

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

Mostly funny with a bit of sad.

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

Reviewed: 30-09-17

Lots of very funny stories. A real eye opener into the life of a doctor.

Adam is easy to listen to.

  • Trouble on Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344

While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short, and no Skippy??? What?

  • By Steve on 31-07-17

Good even without Skippy.

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

Reviewed: 13-07-17

A good story. Very glad RC Bray still narrating. Audible, do not change narrator ever!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,043
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,875

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • its skippy time

  • By stewart on 23-05-17

Brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

More of the same as the first 2 books. Loved it. Keep them coming and don't mess it up by changing the narrator.

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,236

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take my money and give me book 3

  • By John on 08-03-17

Continues the brilliance from the first book.

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

Reviewed: 19-03-17

I loved this book just as much as Expeditionary Force. I hope the 3rd book is just as good.

Get it released soon people!

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,964
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,834

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic start to what I hope is a great series

  • By GiffRock on 02-01-17

Brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 13-01-17

This book has just finished and I'm now very sad. I loved this book, I really did. It gave me hope, purpose and some sort of warm glow that l'm sure Skippy would have said we're pointless monkey things. I miss that tin can.

The story was engaging, funny and a mix of The Martian and some of the better Halo books. Bray's narration is great, just like in the Martian. If he doesn't read the other two books, then the producers are idiots.

This might be my favourite book.

  • Resilience

  • Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
  • By: Eric Greitens
  • Narrated by: Eric Greitens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

You cannot bounce back from hardship. You can only move through it. There is a path through pain to wisdom, through suffering to strength, and through fear to courage if we have the virtue of resilience. In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn’t seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he’d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding book

  • By Andrew Ramwell on 22-07-15

Really good.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

Good narration. Great content. The music between chapters is not my taste.

But this series of letters is class. I wish I had someone looking out for me like this. However, there is plenty to learn from, re-listen, and put into practice.

Great work Eric. I hope 'Walker' has some weight lifted from his shoulders and walks lighter.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful