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Hereford, United Kingdom
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  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,632

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By stucody on 22-03-15

Good Start

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

Reviewed: 17-05-15

Captivating at the beginning with a fresh idea and reasonable scientific explanation, becomes too complicated and unbelievable as story progresses. .

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Firefight

  • A Reckoners Novel, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393

They told David it was impossible - that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet, Steelheart - invincible, immortal, unconquerable - is dead. And he died by David's hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life more simple. Instead, it only made David realise he has questions. Big ones. And there's no one in Newcago who can give him the answers he needs. Babylon Restored, the old borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great next instalment

  • By Robyn on 16-01-15

A little drawn out

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

Story is a little juvenile. Characters are rather two dimensional. Great idea for a series of books, just rather tame.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Godfather

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,097
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,939
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,935

A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking 40 years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder, and family values is a true classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT MISS THIS!

  • By suze0501@aol.com on 26-02-15

The Best Audiobook I've listened to

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

Reviewed: 23-01-15

I was s little worried the book would have dated, but it was fresh and exciting. Knowing the films only increased the pleasure. I regret having it on my wish list for so long now.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,013

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woodcutter

  • By jackie Hammond on 23-05-11

Well written poorly researched

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-11

I found this book very difficult to enjoy. The author demonstrated little understanding of forensic matters, not even knowing the difference between psychiatry and psychology. This weakness undermined the integrity of the book and I couldn't take it at all seriously. The plot is okay but nothing special and I certainly don't understand the books high rating.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful