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  • The War of the Worlds

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Michael Ward
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

This is the timeless science fiction classic, depicting man's struggle against technologically superior invaders from Mars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-02-17

A Classic and one of the first ever Sci-Fi stories

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

Reviewed: 16-01-17

What did you like most about The War of the Worlds?

Just an enjoyable listen.

What other book might you compare The War of the Worlds to, and why?

War of the World is one of the first sci-fi books so there is no book to compare it to!

Which character – as performed by Michael Ward – was your favourite?

Michael Ward did a fine job with the narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Being just over 6 hours long, it is easy to listen all in one go although for me a I listened couple of hours at a time.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Fantasy series

  • By stucody on 16-05-16

Best Fantasy series

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

Reviewed: 16-05-16

Love it. Even better than Game of Thorns. This was my 3rd listing, that's how good the story and narration is.

  • The Nazi Hunters

  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

The Nazi Hunters is the incredible, hitherto untold story of the most secret chapter in the SAS' history. Officially, the world's most elite special forces unit was dissolved at the end of the Second World War and not reactivated until the 1950s. Among their last actions was a disastrous commando raid into occupied France in 1944, which ended in the capture, torture and execution of 31 soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story

  • By Dr on 29-10-15

Attention grabbing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-16

A very interesting account that kept me wanting to know what happened next. Highly recommended

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Continent

  • Discworld, Book 22
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

It's hot. It's dry...very dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one believes in. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, alright?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really poor sound quality

  • By Bethany Black on 27-04-15

Great Book but poor quality recording

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

Reviewed: 14-02-16

The quality of the recording is poor but despite this its another great and enjoyable book by Sir Terry

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,498

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By stucody on 22-03-15

Very Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 22-03-15

What did you like about this audiobook?

I throughly enjoyed this audiobook. Not being a big fan of Scif, I was hesitant on getting this book, but the whole idea of alien invasion grabbed my attention, and from the start I couldn't stop listening.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

I am now looking for other books about Alien invasion.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

The book could have done with some heavy editing, but overall it didn't spoil or distract from a great story.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

The narrator was perfect. Having listened to him on The Martian, I knew what to expect from his voice, and he certainly didn't disappoint on this book.

Do you have any additional comments?

Highly recommend for everyone to give this book a try.

36 of 42 people found this review helpful