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Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Lies Sleeping

  • Rivers of London, Book 7
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series, this book follows on nicely

  • By MFW on 15-11-18

Listened to in two sessions!

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

Great great great! Love these books and this one doesn't disappoint at all. This series of books needs to make it onto TV!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Forever, Part III

  • The Forever, Book 3
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

As a horrific war with the ruthless Berrillians heats up, a new, more deadly threat arises - a mythical race known as the Last Nightmare, intent on destroying the universe. Once more, fate calls upon Jon Ryan. An alliance is made between old friends and bitter enemies. Cooperation is the only thing that might just save them all. But all the fighting, all the death, and all the suffering are changing Jon. With each passing crisis, his humanity ebbs further and further away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long but rushed

  • By Ginger guy! on 17-11-18

Long but rushed

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

Reviewed: 17-11-18

Great idea, but...... It was rushed in parts, this is a review of the three books. the big bad 'the last nightmare' were rather easily defeated, as were most of the other big bads. John Ryan with his 3 centuries of life didn't grow in anyway. Its an okay series but I saw many of the plot points coming from light years away. The narrator did well with what he had to work with.

  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 26-05-18

Not even R C Bray kept me interested

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

Reviewed: 24-12-17

Not even R C Bray kept me interested, sadly I had to give up listening, maybe I'll try again sometime

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Commune

  • Commune, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. R C Bray awesome as always

  • By Matthew B. on 23-11-17

Need the next one now!

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

Reviewed: 22-11-17

Need the next one now!, R C Bray could read just about anything given and I would listen to it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,300
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,039

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mistake was made and corrected

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-08-17

don't let this be the end

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

Reviewed: 16-08-17

listened to this one in one go, excellent books get all of them you won't be disappointed!

  • Celus-5

  • Silver Ships, Book 8
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

What should have been a routine survey mission became a disaster. To the Harakens' surprise, they discovered, not one but two alien species, which were constantly engaged in conflict. One species, the Dischnya, hid their nests underground, and each nest owed its allegiance to a queen. On the grassy plains, where the Dischnya lived, the resources were scarce, and the warriors competed fiercely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great books but....

  • By Ginger guy! on 06-08-17

great books but....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-17

If you love a space opera this does the job! sadly though these books are set in the future and the only LGBTQ character was a baddy and it was see as a weakness to be taken advantage of by our team of hero's, come on we have SADEs, aliens and humans and not one is a happy LGBTQ person or couple just getting on with life. Still great books it just leaves me thinking they are not as well rounded as they could be.

  • Mech 1: The Parent

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

After centuries in stasis, a lost task force returns home. Arriving from the infinite void the surviving ships discover that the Imperium lies in ruin. The Homeworld itself is destroyed, and nothing lives in the Ancestral System except an infestation of unknown bipedal beings - creatures soft, red of blood and warm of flesh.... When you colonize a planet, make sure the owners aren't coming back.... MECH is the story of a new Earth colony built upon the ancient Homeworld of a civilization presumed (incorrectly) to be long dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but not great

  • By 1eddiemetal on 02-11-17

Ruturned

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

Reviewed: 10-09-15

just couldn't get into it, I've listened to lots of B V Larson and enjoyed them but this one didn't work for me, the narration was distracting anf the story left me cold

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,884
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,880

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good one!

  • By Robyn on 23-11-16

A brilliant romp of a story!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-15

Great fun and unputdownable, I like Peter Clines's style very much. Listen to this book and then listen to 'The fold'. You won't be disappointed!

  • Final Days

  • By: Gary Gibson
  • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

It's 2235 and through the advent of wormhole technology more than a dozen interstellar colonies have been linked to Earth; but this new mode of transportation comes at a price and there are risks. Saul Dumont knows this better than anyone. He's still trying to cope with the loss of the wormhole link to the Galileo system, which has stranded him on Earth far from his wife and child for the past several years.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • strong therory

  • By Roger Newton-Darby on 07-03-16

Couldn't get into this at all

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

Couldn't get into this at all and returned it. I found my attention wandering so was not gripped, if you love a space opera this is not the listen for you!

  • On Basilisk Station

  • Honor Harrington, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Having made a superior look a fool, Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin. Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship's humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station. The aborigines of the system's only habitable planet are smoking homicide-inducing hallucinogens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good production of a good Space Opera

  • By Jernau Gurgeh on 15-05-09

OMG I could not get into this at all

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-12

Save your money or credits this book boring! I will listen to most things but just could not get into this at all!

1 of 7 people found this review helpful