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  • Dark Universe

  • By: Daniel F. Galouye
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Richard Dawkins (Introduction)
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The survivors live underground, as far from the Original World as possible and protected from the ultimate evil, Radiation. Then terrible monsters, who bring with them a screaming silence, are seen and people start to disappear. One young man realizes he must question the nature of Darkness itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A forgotten classic.

  • By Peter on 09-07-09

Religion impedes progress

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

Reviewed: 19-12-16

An interesting listen with a few flaws in credibility but still quite thought provoking. Initially I thought that the level of hamstrung intellect caused by religious belief was a bit exaggerated but when measured against the actual demolition of the Persian's advanced scientific, mathematical and philosophical culture by powerful clerics, then perhaps not so.

  • A Prisoner of Birth

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920

Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Danny is an East End Cockney mechanic, Spencer is a West End barrister. When they meet, their lives will never be the same again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Prisoner of Birth (Unabridged

  • By Jean on 15-04-08

Please don't let anyone know I read an Archer.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-10

This must be Archer's best work of fiction outside of a courtroom. Cheap jokes aside, this was a riveting listen. Maybe the characters were a bit two-dimensional with some of them fitting the usual eastender stereotype (or does this make them 3 dimensional?). However, I'm not an expert on cockneys so who am I to say the stereotype is not accurate?
I give it 5 stars because it is pure entertainment and that's what I want on an otherwise tedious commute.