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  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child. From number one best seller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Goes Back to Basics!

  • By Simon on 06-11-18

This is a good one

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I have read all the Reacher books and this one is excellent up there with Bad luck and Trouble. Jeff Harding is his usual brilliant best. Thoroughly Recommended

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruby in the Smoke

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512

An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller, set in the murky streets and opium dens of Old London. When 16-year old Sally's father drowns in suspicious circumstances, she is left to fend for herself in Victorian London. Although she doesn't know it, she is already in terrible danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A layered and satisfying listen

  • By Barry on 08-09-16

A great book but

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

Reviewed: 23-08-18

A great book but it's Anton Lesser's narration that makes this book so listenable his laid back presentation is very refreshing and his male and female voices are so real (like Jeff Harding,). This book wants me to get the rest of the series and also find other books read by Mr Lesser

  • The Kill Room

  • Lincoln Rhyme, Book 10
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

They are calling it the 'million-dollar bullet': a sniper shot from a near-impossible distance. But there is no crime-scene investigation, no evidence, and no co-operation from the local Bahamian police. Ambitious New York district attorney Nance Laurel won't let it go. This murder has all the hallmarks of a contract killing, and she has evidence that the order came from the highest levels of the US government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pedestrian story - enthralling performance

  • By Allison on 18-07-13

Kerry Shale made this book

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

Reviewed: 19-07-18

Yes Jeff Harding is a very very good narrator but Kerry Shale suits this book to a T. I wish he read more like this, by the way the story is very good also

  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549

Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217, and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic horror novel

  • By Steve on 03-10-13

A great book turned greater😉

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

Reviewed: 24-09-17

Everybody knows either the book or the film but what Campbell Scott brings to this book is sheer genius just listen to the preview. He is not acting like some bad narrators do but something in between reading and acting. The book goes quickly and you are not distracted by his voice, but sucked in to the Overlook Hotel with Danny. I wish Campbell would read more highly recommended

  • No Middle Name

  • The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 626

Jack 'No Middle Name' Reacher, lone wolf, knight errant, ex-military cop, lover of women, scourge of the wicked and righter of wrongs, is the most iconic hero for our age. This is the first time all Lee Child's shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher has been collected into one volume. A brand-new novella, Too Much Time, is included, as are those previously published only in ebook form: Second Son, James Penney's New Identity, Guy Walks into a Bar, and Deep Down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but I miss Jeff Harding

  • By Jane Shepherd on 13-06-17

Some of the best Reacher stories

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Some of these stories I already have, in fact I have all the previously released Audible Reacher short stories but there is enough other stories here for Lee Child fans to warrant spending one credit. Throughly recommended that especially if you haven't heard Kerry Shale as the narrator, superb

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215

Meet Johnny Smith. A young man whose streak of luck ends dramatically in a major car crash. Followed by blackness. A long, long time in cold limbo. When he wakes up, life has been turned upside down. His fiancée has met someone else. And Johnny is cursed with the power to perceive evil in men's souls. He's had these hunches since he had an ice-skating accident as a child. Now he has an ability to see into the future. An ability which will bring him into a terrifying confrontation with a charismatic, power-hungry and dangerous man....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Bright Light of a Master Story-Teller!

  • By Simon on 28-04-17

Excellent story and more

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

Reviewed: 28-05-17

I remember the film with Christopher Walken and was interested what Franco could bring to the book , superb, just absolutely brilliant, loved every minute of it. The book of course has so much more depth to it but James Franco just sucked me in. This is one of those books that I could not stop listening to. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,124

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real 'Brucie Bonus'

  • By Philip on 10-06-17

Magical

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

Reviewed: 15-01-17

First of all I have to say I am a bit to Bruce Springsteen fan. But this is like a lot of biographies will appeal to fans and interested alike when I heard that this book is coming out audible I couldn't wait find out who was going to narrate it there was a rumour that it was going to be Bruce himself and I am so glad it was. This book is absolutely amazing and instead of just the usual crime detective novels I normally listen to I'm so glad I bought this. I'm not able to say how much of a magical story his life was with many apps and lots of downs, brilliantly told 10 out of 10

  • Night School

  • Jack Reacher 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708

In the morning they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make cold sweat trickle down your spine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really Disappointed

  • By Film_Strip on 15-11-16

Not the best or worst

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

Reviewed: 24-11-16

Not that there is any bad Jack Reacher stories but I prefer the small town stories where Jack rolls up to a town he likes the name of then ends up in the centre of a load of trouble, predictable maybe but a big fun romp. This story is as big as it gets and for that it seems a bit unbelievable but I still enjoyed it. Jeff Harding is his usual brilliant self, I wish all books could be read by him or at least have the choice 😉

  • The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

You ask me if I can forgive myself? I can forgive myself.... And so begins The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains, a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure. This audiobook is brought to vivid life by the characters and landscape of Gaiman’s award-winning story. In this volume, the talents and vision of two great creative geniuses come together in a glorious explosion of colour and shadow, memory and regret, vengeance and, ultimately, love....for many things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SHORT BUT USUAL GAIMAN QUALITY

  • By Rich M on 02-01-15

Could of been perfect

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

Reviewed: 19-10-16

I love Neil Gaiman's stories and I love them even more when he narrates them but this one just didn't work for me the accompanying music was just a bit too loud sometimes jarred with Neil's voice. Sorry Neil... I did like the story though quite creepy.

  • Matilda

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,089
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 884

Penguin presents Roald Dahl's Matilda, read by multi-award-winning actress Kate Winslet. Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cooooool

  • By Becky on 13-01-15

Absolutely blooming marvellous

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

This is an amazing book and Kate Winslet is the perfect narrator for it. I'm 48 and 3/4 years old and I loved every minute of it. Please buy it everyone you will not regret it.