LISTENER

Alan Chenery

  • 3
  • reviews
  • 4
  • helpful votes
  • 21
  • ratings
  • Zombies, Run!: The Way of All Flesh

  • By: Naomi Alderman
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 61

It's barely a few months since the shambling dead began to rise. Now nine people are trapped together in an English country house by the zombie horde outside. There's a journalist, a student, a professor, a surgeon, a housekeeper, a math teacher, a bank clerk, a taciturn Scotswoman, and a celebrity actor. They are strangers to each other. There would be no reason for any of them to harm the others. And yet... before their first night in the house is over, one of them will be dead, and it will be clear to the others that among their number is a murderer.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I Should Have Listened to Nigel

  • By Simon on 31-03-18

Light, free, simple.

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

If you want a zombie survival story, look elsewhere.
If you want an indepth murder mystery which will have you puzzling everything out, you might find something here, but it's far from the best.

What it does do very well however is prevent short episodic listening which is compelling enough to make you want to hear the next episode, and simple enough you can probably figure out a few clues even while distracted.
Excellent to keep you entertained while walking the dog.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Realms of the Underdark

  • A Forgotten Realms Anthology
  • By: J. Robert King (editor), Ed Greenwood, Elaine Cunningham, and others
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The Underdark: Beneath the surface of Faern lies a whole different world. A world of drow, deep gnomes, and other denizens of the dark. A world of cities like Menzoberranzan and Skullport, of warriors and rogues like Drizzt Do'Urden and Liriel Baenre and numerous others. Leave the security of the surface world and seek out the darkness that lies below. Welcome to the Realms of the Underdark.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great collection

  • By Alan Chenery on 18-09-17

A great collection

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

Reviewed: 18-09-17

A nifty little collection. Some old characters, some new. Some happy stories and one heartbreaker.

  • 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 3,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,967

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
  • Out of this World!

  • By Simon on 26-04-17

Good not great, Ripley again brings it down.

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

Reviewed: 15-06-17

While it's enjoyable enough this prequel to Aliens wastes a lot of time retelling the first 20mins of the movie, even though it doesn't mesh with the books plot at all, and the story adds multiple little potholes to Aliens, while glossing over some of the stuff worth examination (such as how multiple people got implanted after the initial incident with the Jordans).
Would have preferred it as a stand alone rather than a prequel, but the decent voice acting and audio adaptation were worth the listen.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful