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  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing after 14

  • By M on 08-06-15

Clines Genius

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Everything I’ve listened to by this author has me enthralled. I loved this book, admittedly it was a little slow to start but the characters had enough to keep you interested. The story is classic Sci-Fi and well written. Fabulous characters and great plots. I call it classic because unlike many companies in modern sci-fi they didn’t have their own security section of mercenaries. Here they had to call in the US marines, so much more interesting 🤓
A great book and a great listen. I highly recommend it. 👍
Ray Porter did a sterling job of narration and bought all the characters to life. Even the girls, which is hard for most male narrators, Ray seems to have a great knack or skill for it. I loved his portrayal and his voice was perfect for describing the Ants

  • Warship

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099

In the 25th century, humans have conquered space. The advent of faster-than-light travel has opened up hundreds of habitable planets for colonization, and humans have exploited the virtually limitless space and resources for hundreds of years with impunity. So complacent have they become with the overabundance that armed conflict is a thing of the past, and their machines of war are obsolete and decrepit. What would happen if they were suddenly threatened by a terrifying new enemy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent classic space opera.

  • By Russell Ridley on 26-07-15

A Good Find

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I must admit I wasn’t sure when I first started this book, but 15 mins in I was enjoying it and I was looking forward to back to it after I had reached the first chapter.
It was like Star Trek but more gritty.
I’ll be getting the next book with my next credit

  • Phantoms

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 379

They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Nonsense

  • By Chris on 12-08-11

Not what you’re Thinking

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

What did you like most about Phantoms ?

The idea and the construction of the tale

What did you like best about this story?

The main characters were pretty believable and the bad guys were basically whatever you conjured up in you, the readers mind.

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

I have not listened to Buck before but he Narrated very well. A very enjoyable performance

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

The ending was a little quick, cut off I felt it could have done with a longer explanation.
It may be just me but I felt the Two human bad guys were just thrown in at random it appears. I felt they weren’t really required

  • Prisoners of Geography

  • Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
  • By: Tim Marshall
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,680
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665

If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here. In 10 chapters, using essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Step back and look at politics through a new lens

  • By Unique Pseudonym on 25-07-17

Eye Opener

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

Reviewed: 21-02-18

I thought this was brilliant
Well written well narrated and soooo bloody interesting! It’s opened my eyes to what’s occurring globally to the point I listened to it again.
But this and listen, it’s awesome 😎

  • The Stainless Steel Rat

  • By: Harry Harrison
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

DiGriz is caught during one of his crimes and recruited into the Special Corps. Boring, routine desk work during his probationary period results in his discovering that someone is building a battleship, thinly disguised as an industrial vessel. In the peaceful League no one has battleships anymore, so the builder of this one would be unstoppable. DiGriz' hunt for the guilty becomes a personal battle between himself and the beautiful but deadly Angelina, who his planning a coup on one of the feudal worlds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing narrative style for a classic book

  • By Stephen on 20-11-12

Great Rat Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 21-02-18

I always wanted to read these books but after listening to Mister Gigante read it I’m glad I never got round to reading it. I was thoroughly entertained by the story and Narrator. Yes it’s a little dated but that’s how I like my Sci-Fi and such fun too.

  • The Chase

  • Isaac Bell, Book 1
  • By: Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

April 1950: The rusting hulk of a steam locomotive rises from the deep waters of a Montana lake. Inside is all that remains of three men who died forty-four years before. But it is not the engine nor its grisly contents that interest the people watching nearby. It is what is about to come next.... 1906: For two years, the western states of America have been suffering an extraordinary crime spree: a string of bank robberies by a single man who then cold-bloodedly murders any and all witnesses, and then vanishes without a trace....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its exceptionally good...!

  • By Salter on 06-08-15

Great book, poor Title

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

Reviewed: 21-02-18

Mister Bric is great at these books his voice just takes you into the scenes. With a great writer like mister Cussler offering the material the book can hardly go wrong
Not mister Cusslers greatest piece but a good book good pace, with ruthless characters, cool heroes, sexy ladies all with hints of darkness and twists.
I just didn’t think the title fitted the whole book which is why the story got 4 🌟
But definitely worth a listen

  • Gunmetal Gray

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court's high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is very very good...

  • By Salter on 25-01-18

GunMetal Grrreat

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

Reviewed: 30-09-17

A slower start but a great book loving this series . The characters are cool the action is fast and enough twists to keep you interested. Bring in the next one. 😎👍

  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,715
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed. Her innocence has been sacrificed by a man with singular purpose: a man who will stop at nothing in order to prepare Earth for the coming conflict.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.....but what to do now?

  • By Mr D Hamilton on 18-02-16

Earth Attack

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

Reviewed: 13-07-17

What a great finale to this trilogy
The ever looming threat getting closer, what the enemy Do to while away the hours, days, months & years.
Mankind being it's ever greedy self and emotions mixed with power driving over the edge
Even the heroes succumbing to human frailties
I loved it, I really did think there was some serious thought gone into how the fight would go.

  • Men-of-War

  • The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

At the time of his death, Patrick O'Brian was halfway through a novel that continued the famous and much-loved Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin series. The chapters left off with a moment of almost perfect felicity: Jack has seen his illegitimate son ably discharging important duties, Sophie and his daughters are with him, Stephen has a new love, and Jack, at last, is flying a rear-admiral's flag aboard a ship of the line.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Patrick O’Brian’s glorious final bow.

  • By S D BALL on 26-03-18

A Shame to have lost this Genius

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

Reviewed: 23-03-17

This was going to be an interesting novel just such a shame it was unfinished Patrick O'Brian was a genius. Stephen Thorne brings out the characters of O'Brian so convincingly could listen day in day out 👍

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Three Hostages

  • By: John Buchan
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

Hannay to the rescue once more! This time...our hero is summoned from his tranquil life in rural Oxfordshire to save the world from a financial conspiracy which threatens the global economy. Hannay comes to believe that the villain behind all this must be Dominick Medina. But can such a brilliant, charming idol of the nation be using Eastern magic to suborn industrialists, magnates and other such pillars of society as his slaves?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Stiry Line

  • By Steve on 23-03-17

Interesting Stiry Line

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

Reviewed: 23-03-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would if they liked boyish adventure or were interested in history or social history

What did you like best about this story?

It continues the adventures of Hannay and he has a realistic shaped life

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

Peter Joyce plays it marvellously, his character is realistic and he hits the right tones for coin of phrase. I happily listened for hours at a time

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

If I had time yes

Any additional comments?

Loved it, not as thrilling as the others, but a good tale.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful