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  • Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: H. G. Wells, Jeff Wayne
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, Taron Egerton, Theo James, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,568
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,401
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,387

One of the world’s most recognisable sci-fi stories, H. G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds established numerous conventions for the genre, including the threat of an invasive extraterrestrial species, space travel and intergalactic conflict, inspiring directors, gamers, producers and writers alike with its sobering story of struggle and survival. Marrying the suspense, drama and urgency of Wells’ original novel with Jeff Wayne’s rousing and flamboyant score, Audible’s new and exclusive dramatisation uses action, narration, original music and evocative sound design to immerse listeners in a world that’s as thrilling as it is desolate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning Interpretation of Jeff Wayne's Classic!

  • By Simon on 29-11-18

Perfect "remake" of a classic.

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

As a massive fan of the original Jeff Wayne's war of the world I was skeptical but this is a brilliant adaptation with a fantatsic balance of music and narration. Originally I wanted more of the music but this is a audio story with music rather than a musical. Highly recommended. Will be listening to this many more times.

  • Hail to the Chin

  • Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor
  • By: Bruce Campbell, Craig Sanborn
  • Narrated by: Bruce Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: “I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!” I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a “mid-grade, kind of hammy actor" (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood. This next book, an “Act II” if you will, could be considered my “maturing years” in show business, when I began to say “no” more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload. If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you'll come along for the ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • dissapointed it ended.

  • By martin camp on 12-01-18

The chin is back<br />

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

Great to hear what the greatest b movie actor has been up to since his last book. You'll laugh you might cry, bit overall a great listen and superbly read, only gripe is that it just ends. Would have been cool to hear what Bruce has planned, but hey that's for another tale.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,195

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • oh, how I missed it.

  • By evgenia on 18-07-17

EXCELLENT

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

Reviewed: 15-08-17

More x files, voiced by the original cast. Excellent performances from all. Great story if a little confusing as I've not seen all the episodes but that doesn't hold you back. You must listen if you're a fan.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,116

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happened on Planet LV-426?

  • By Becks on 26-04-17

Ok but not as good as out of the shadows

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

Reviewed: 27-04-17

First off I loved out of the shadows, so had high hopes for this, sadly though those hopes were somewhat diminished with some of the very poor child acting. I know it must be difficult to put something like this together, but the young actor who played, Tim his performance was terrible and really pulled me out of the story.
That aside the rest of the acting and Foley work was top notch, story was ok, but most of it was re telling scenes from the aliens movie and filling in the big blanks between .
Overall was ok but if much rather listen to Out of the Shadows again.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stardust

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Aisling Loftus, Alex Macqueen, Blake Ritson, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite but a young woman, Yvaine. When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always a brilliant story

  • By MFW on 28-02-17

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

A great short audio drama from the BBC. even if your familiar with the movie this is worth a listen. high recommend

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • If Chins Could Kill

  • Confessions of a B Movie Actor
  • By: Bruce Campbell
  • Narrated by: Bruce Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Groovy: the 2010 edition

  • By Katherine on 05-07-15

Just plain Groovy<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

Bruce Campbell at his best, an absolute must listen for all fans and non fans alike. I read this 10 years ago and thought I'd listen again. Bruce makes it, telling extra stuff that's not in the book. highly recommended