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Richard Taylor

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  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: AudioGO Ltd
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,056

Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 'Everyone in the car, we're going for a drive...'

  • By L on 14-04-13

Utterly sublime

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

Will keep returning time and again to all series of this perfect radio comedy! Enjoy!!

  • White Knight/Black Swan

  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Max Dowler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

David Gemmell was the UK's number one fantasy and historical novelist until his death in 2006. A regular Sunday Times best seller and international sensation, his legacy lives on through his novels, his influence on the genre, and the David Gemmell Legend awards. White Knight/Black Swan was David Gemmell's crime thriller debut, first published under a pseudonym in 1993 and long out of print and highly sought after by fans. Reedited and republished under his own name, it's a must-listen for fans of his heroic and powerful style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly brilliant

  • By Richard Taylor on 30-05-18

Utterly brilliant

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

Reviewed: 30-05-18

This is a total departure for David Gemmell. It is NOT a fantasy novel, it IS a brilliant story of one man who refuses to back down!
Max Dowlers performance is absolute top drawer, beautiful pacing and great characterisation. Give it a listen, you will not be disappointed!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,830

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original British SF...absolutely loved it!!

  • By Jude on 12-07-15

Just brilliant

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

I absolutely loved this book, the narration is first class. BUY IT!!! Stop what you are doing and buy it. You will not be sorry. I'm new to Luke Smitherd, but rest assured I will be seeking out his other works with the relentless zeal of a ... Well , no spoilers here!!!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sleepy Head

  • Tom Thorne, Book 1
  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 269

It's rare for a young woman to die from a stroke, and when three such deaths occur in short order it starts to look like an epidemic. Then a sharp pathologist notices traces of benzodiazepine in one of the victim's blood samples and just traceable damage to the ligaments in her neck, and their cause of death is changed from 'natural' to 'murder'.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me awake!

  • By PP Merge on 15-09-10

Superb narration

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

Reviewed: 24-07-15

Very good story, superb narration!!! Couldn't stop listening until it was all over. Looking forward to the next one.

  • The Dragons of Dorcastle

  • The Pillars of Reality, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of Dematr behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will stop at nothing to defeat her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need Book 2. Right now. Please.

  • By Always the Mage on 06-01-15

Not great!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-15

the story is weak, the plotting is clunky. the narrator does what he can but overall this was not enjoyable.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,881
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,891
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,862

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Just Amazing ... Wow ... omzgmfghfnndd .....!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-14

What did you like most about The Martian?

The power of speech was denied me a times throughout this book. It was that good, brilliant narration and utterly compelling. buy it, buy it, buy it and buy it! Download, plug in and kiss goodbye to 10 hours of your life!

What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

Just perfect!

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

So many points moved in this book, you will know them when you get there. No spoilers here!!