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  • The Worldship Humility

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Colin Morgan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

It’s been 120 years since the 50 or so worldships containing the few million survivors of the human species set off after the planet Earth was destroyed by a meteor. On the Worldship Humility, Sam, a 30-year-old Airlock Operative, is bored. Living in space should be exciting and full of adventure, except it isn’t, and he fills his time hacking 3-D movie posters and holographic adverts outside the stores in the retail zone. Petty thief Yasmine Emile Dufont is also from the WS Humility, but she is not bored....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pop Muzik!

  • By Simon on 01-02-19

Seriously Sassy Space Opera!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

I loved everything about this and as entertainment goes, it doesn't get much better. This is not just life on a spaceship, this is could be life anywhere, class structure, poverty, crime, elitism, wealth and from that we get our delicious mix of characters that range from every walk of life.
A foul mouthed theif with dreams of one big payday, a nerdy geek who's best friend is a "suicide booth" , a sex addicted dirty cop, a grumpy down on his luck cafe owner, elitist captains, dodgy politicians and a psychotic pimp and his gang are just a few of the characters you will meet and see cross paths in this wickedly clever space romp with lots of heart.
Oh I didn't forget that this is a story about finding a new home planet and that people are getting murdered to hide secrets and that they are all heading ultimately into disaster because of conspiring backstabbing politicians.....and it all starts with a probe and little bit of "code" but to find out more you will just have to listen.
Nobody does banter quite like R.R Haywood and this natural and often funny interactions between his characters makes for a great listen. I also quite enjoy the throw in of the odd stereotype with regards to people of different countries like the British ship having to be a "HMS" rather than a "Worldship" and it being full of pet dogs.........because the truth is we Brits do like our four legged friends!
The narration is by Colin Morgan is top notch and he breathes life into every character and with multiple accents, he was very well cast for this intrepid adventure.
This is a riviting story and I can't wait to see what happens next on Worldship Beijing and Worldship Humility. Bring it on Mr Haywood......your audience awaits!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Queen of Air and Darkness

  • The Dark Artifices, Book 3 (A Shadowhunter Novel)
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 30 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Ending

  • By lynsey Patina on 19-12-18

Wonderful Ending

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

Reviewed: 19-12-18

Heartbreaking and hopeful. It's a magical and very flawed World but the depth of the characters both new and old continue to make this book one hell of an ending. The whole trilogy has handled such complex issues including sexuality, gender, bigotry, racism and autism with an empathetic understanding of life's diversity that it's just shows how much Clare's writing continues to grow and flourish. I very much look forward to seeing what happens next in the World of Shadowhunters and Downworlders.
James Marsters narration as always is a delight to listen to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An Easy Death

  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Barbara Barnes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The Dark Tower meets True Blood in this gritty and wildly entertaining tale of Gunnie Rose, a woman fighting unimaginable odds to keep her people alive after the disintegration of America. This is a surefire hit for fans of The Walking Dead or Westworld.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good Stories but not so great narration

  • By lynsey Patina on 05-10-18

Good Stories but not so great narration

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I think this series has promise, but the narration is very difficult to endure. We are very spoiled with such amazing voice actors that I have become very picky.
On a brighter note the book itself which I have read is a great start to what I hope will be another fantastic series by Ms Harris.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sweetpea

  • By: C. J. Skuse
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog...but she's got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list. A kill list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By D. Childs on 29-05-17

Cult Classic in the Making?

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

Reviewed: 23-08-18

If Dexer and Bridget Jones had a love child, Sweatpea most definitely would have been the result.
Darkly laugh out loud funny and in equal parts quite disturbing. This has the hallmarks of a cult classic. I particularly loved the daily "Kill Lists" as I am very sure many of us, psychotic or not would find it hard not to agree with some of the well observed annoyances of life in general.
Great book, Great listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I, Witness

  • By: Niki Mackay
  • Narrated by: Camilla Rockley, Karen Cass, Peter Noble, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

They say I'm a murderer. Six years ago, Kate Reynolds was found holding the body of her best friend, covered in blood, and clutching the knife that killed her. I plead guilty. Kate has been in prison ever since, but now her sentence is up. She is being released. But the truth is, I didn't do it. There's only one person who can help: Private Investigator Madison Attallee, the first officer on the scene all those years ago. But there's someone out there who doesn't want Kate digging up the past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm floored!

  • By Jenna Jenks on 25-04-18

Interesting, good narrative.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Easy flowing narrative with enough drama and who? What? Why? to keep it very interesting until the end. Personally speaking I really enjoyed the book and see some good potential in the characters depicted for further instalments.
It mostly lost points to me because of certain parts of the narration.
Although the narration was good for the most part, although the actor playing Madison speaks far too quickly and it's a little difficult at times to understand which other character is supposed to be speaking. I do believe her voice is good as the lead P.I. I just don't think I could listen to a full audio book with just her as narrator as she doesn't voice act the other characters, maybe this was the way it was directed? We are very lucky to have such amazing voice actors now that things like the about sometimes bother me, I turned the speed down to 85% which helped a little.
Don't let it put you off it is narrated by four others as well so it's not a complete deal breaker.
I do hope to read more from Niki Mackay this is a very good first impression.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ravencry

  • The Raven's Mark, Book 2
  • By: Ed McDonald
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

For Ryhalt Galharrow, working for Crowfoot as a Blackwing captain is about as bad as it gets - especially when his orders are garbled, or incoherent, or impossible to carry out. The Deep Kings are hurling fire from the sky, a ghost in the light known only as the Bright Lady had begun to manifest in visions across the city, and the cult that worship her grasp for power while the city burns around them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Plenty of heroic speechifying and bragging.

  • By Mr Nightingale on 06-12-18

Gritty, Rough, Dirty & Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Don't buy this if you want handsome heros and pretty heroines. This in not that type of fantasy, it's grim and full of people who blur the lines between good, bad right and wrong, but I take that over frilly magical whimsy anytime.
It a great second book I look forward to the next

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Extinct

  • Extracted, Book 3
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

The end of the world has been avoided - for now. With Miri and her team of extracted heroes still on the run, Mother, the disgraced former head of the British Secret Service, has other ideas.... While Mother retreats to her bunker to plot her next move, Miri, Ben, Safa and Harry travel far into the future to ensure that they have prevented the apocalypse. But what they find just doesn't make sense. London in 2111 is on the brink of annihilation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing sequel, read by phenomenally talented CP!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-05-18

Awesome Stuff!

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

Reviewed: 21-05-18

I just want to say what a refreshingly addictive series this is. The bond between the characters as well as the non stop time bending, heart racing action is a delight to read (and even better to listen to) Keep them coming Mr Haywood time is not fixed after all is it?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Kill the Father

  • By: Sandrone Dazieri
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, the police unit assigned to the case sees an easy solution: they arrest the woman's husband and await his confession. But the Chief of Rome's Major Crimes unit doubts things are so simple. Secretly, he lures to the case two of Italy's top analytical minds: Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli, a fierce, warrior-like detective still reeling from having survived a bloody catastrophe, and Dante Torre, a man who spent his childhood trapped inside a concrete silo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By mrs.d on 28-12-17

Brilliantly Twisted

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

Reviewed: 18-05-18

Gripping story with just the right amount of plot twists and turns. I really loved everything about refreshingly addictive thriller.

  • The Heart Forger

  • The Bone Witch, Book 2
  • By: Rin Chupeco
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Will Damron
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life...and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her - and took the life of her one true love. But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea's dark power for their own nefarious ends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing sequel

  • By Ellie on 01-04-18

Spellbinding Sequal

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

As this beautiful yet dark tale continues, I find that I have become even more enchanted with these books. With what feels like a nod to Japanese or Eastern culture giving it a particularly special originality, I feel like The Bone Witch and now this sequel have a wonderful spellbinding quality that leaves me hoping that this world continues to grow even after we find out what happens to Tea and company. Excellent narrative, very well narrated by the Will Damron (the present) and Emily Woo Zeller (the past) and a fantastic journey that I look forward to continuing.

  • Obsidio

  • The Illuminae Files, Book 3
  • By: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Carla Corvo, full cast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

From best-selling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mould. Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza - but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best audio production in my 3 years of Audible

  • By Mark-Jonathan on 07-08-18

Wicked!

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

Reviewed: 19-03-18

I wrote a review of the first book (which is very long, this one will not be) I am not disappointed by this outing, great series wonderfully, executed.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful