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  • The Lincoln Myth

  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And as the first bloody clashes of the Civil War unfold, Lincoln alone must decide how best to use this volatile knowledge: save thousands of American lives or keep the young nation from being torn apart forever?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One again, it's very good...

  • By Salter on 07-11-15

interesting concept

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

The story starts off as a pretty straightforward spy thriller, but soon turns into a lot more. It's a good romp from there

- Not entirely spoiler free from this point, proceed at your own risk.-

That being said, the idea that the US states aren't breaking away en masse because of some old documents, is hard to believe in the time of Brexit. I found myself eye rolling a bit at that.

  • Halfheroes

  • Halfhero, Book 2
  • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
  • Narrated by: Jonathan McGarrity
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

The world’s only superhero was discovered in 1969. No others were ever found. Until now. With Station destroyed and their friends dead, might Daniel and Abos finally be allowed some peace? Yeah, right. Daniel’s talents are needed by a UN department taking on the bad guys, including rogue halfheroes. Abos is searching for more of her species. She soon finds she’s not the only one looking. There’s a new threat that no one saw coming. And halfheroes are being targeted. When Daniel goes missing, it’s down to Abos to find out what’s going on and try to stop it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun continuation but odd editting issues

  • By Dan on 16-07-18

Great second part

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

Great continuation of the haldhero story. If you're interested in writing definitely listen to the authors notes in the end. I found them quite interesting!

  • Fathomless

  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 127

In Fathomless, the greatest predator the world has ever known is coming home in 2016. Carcharodon megalodon. The largest and most fearsome predator to have ever existed on our planet. Rumours of its existence in our modern oceans have persisted for centuries. Now, in a new adventure, the rumours explode into brutal and terrifying reality in Fathomless, by Greig Beck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen.

  • By anthony on 26-01-17

Bit predicable but good fun

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

The story is solid, if sometimes a bit predictable. Characters a bit flat and the romance... I rolled my eyes. Otherwise good fun.

  • The Others

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Dan Delgado is a private investigator. He’s unenthusiastic, and unmatched. As a former San Francisco detective, he misses more meaningful work, but he hasn’t had the heart for it since his wife’s death five years prior. That is, until a phone call from a distraught mother, an illegal immigrant who can’t go to the police, puts him on the hunt for a missing little girl. By the time he reaches the mother’s small home, she’s missing, too. Then a team of heavily armed mercenaries arrive. Delgado and crew are plunged into a dangerous world of corporate competition, UFO lore, and government cover-ups.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great sci-fi adventure

  • By Stephen Murphy on 28-07-18

bit formulaic but highly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

I really enjoyed this one, the humour and tension keep you well entertained. I highly recommend this one if you like your sci-fi on the lighter side!

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  • A Colder War

  • By: Charles Stross
  • Narrated by: Pat Bottino
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

Here is a modern novelette in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. Imagine David Cronenberg directing Dr. Strangelove, based on a script by H. P. Lovecraft. Imagine an alternate history in which nuclear bombs are not the ultimate weapon, but instead are merely a stepping stone to eldritch technologies accessible through certain trans-dimensional forces first encountered in 1920s Antarctica, technologies that neither the United States nor the USSR can quite contain.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story - Poor Reading

  • By Toby on 30-04-09

slow thriller

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

Reviewed: 28-09-18

Great follow up to The Mountains of Madness! it builds slowly but the end will leave you shivering.

  • Abandon

  • Revised Edition
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57

On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold-mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins - and not a single bone was ever found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turned me into the walking dead for three days. Had to listen to it.

  • By I. Burke on 14-11-16

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

The author mixes two time periods with interesting results. The narration is not great, intonation very repetitive. Definitely a good story if you're into the wild west.

  • Colony One Mars

  • Colony Mars, Book 1
  • By: Gerald M. Kilby
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

All contact is lost with the first human colony on Mars during a long and destructive sandstorm. Satellite imagery of the aftermath shows extensive damage to the facility. The 54 colonists who called it home are presumed dead. Three years later, a new mission sets down on the surface to investigate what remains of the derelict site. But it's not long before they realize the colony is not as lifeless as everyone thought. Someone is still alive - hiding out somewhere. Yet, before they can find the elusive colonist, a strange illness starts to affect the crew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good title, wish it had been a bit longer

  • By AlexDeDuck on 02-09-18

Good title, wish it had been a bit longer

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Felt like little time was given to get to know the characters and their motivations. There is apparently a sequel so I hope some of the unanswered questions will be answered. Overall a good read though and will give the second book a whirl as the set up is interesting.

  • Not Alone: Second Contact

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

When a massive meteor lights up the sky over the remote island of Kerguelen, the world holds its breath. In Birchwood, Colorado, Dan McCarthy gets to work. Following his incredible experiences of the previous year, Dan knows this was no natural occurrence. The Messengers are back - to finish what they started - and they didn't come all this way for nothing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing take and a very enjoyable book.

  • By J The Tech Guy on 31-07-18

Good sequel

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

Reviewed: 24-08-18

Good sequel to the first book. Great narration and great story line with interesting characters.

  • Neuromancer

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 775

The Matrix: a world within a world, a graphic representation of the databanks of every computer in the human system; a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate users in the Sprawl alone. And by Case, computer cowboy, until his nervous system is grievously maimed by a client he double crossed. Japanese experts in nerve splicing and micro bionics have left him broken and close to death. But at last Case has found a cure. He’s going back into the system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • READ THIS INSTEAD OF THE (RUBBISH) BLURB ABOVE

  • By DjanSeriy2020 on 29-06-12

Not a fan of voice actor

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Good story but the voice acting is not great. Women's voices are exaggerated comically. Could not finish this at all.

  • Wayward

  • Wayward Pines, Book 2
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden - except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they're trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought this would go stale.I was wrong.

  • By Colin on 10-07-14

Great narration and story.

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

A good follow up to the first book, expanding on the interesting premise. Highly recommended!