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  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo Series, Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,269
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,047
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,050

Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Dear!

  • By mollyeyre on 05-09-15

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 16-12-15

What made the experience of listening to The Girl in the Spider's Web the most enjoyable?

I was dubious about this book, I really love Stieg Larsson's work and did not think that another writer could do justice to his writing. I was wrong, this was great to read and had all of the suspence and thrills of Larsson's work.

What other book might you compare The Girl in the Spider's Web to, and why?

the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy

What about Saul Reichlin’s performance did you like?

great reading performance

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

yes

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  • The Forbidden Territory

  • By: Dennis Wheatley
  • Narrated by: Nick Mercer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Dennis Wheatley’s first published novel, introducing his modern trinity of musketeers in the epicurean Duc de Richleau, financier Simon Aron, and the wealthy young American, Rex Van Ryn. The Duc receives a coded message from his missing friend Van Ryn who, while hunting for treasure lost during the Soviet takeover of Russia, is now in prison somewhere in that vast country. Along with the Duc, good friends Simon Aron and Richard Eaton set off on a secret mission to secure his escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tremoendous Adventure

  • By Mike Bryan on 18-03-18

The Trio are back in another Adventure.

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

Reviewed: 18-07-15

What made the experience of listening to The Forbidden Territory the most enjoyable?

It is enjoyable as it is another tale with the Duc De Richlou, Rex Van Rim and Young Simon,
it is another fight against Evil and Good conquers all .

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Forbidden Territory?

I love the chapters when the Trio get together to fight back.

Which character – as performed by Nick Mercer – was your favourite?

The Duc De Richlou

Any additional comments?

Another great Wheatley Tale

  • Gateway to Hell

  • By: Dennis Wheatley
  • Narrated by: Nick Mercer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

The door was not locked, and opened easily. He switched on the light, and Richard followed him into the room. Nella lay on the bed. She had on the nightdress she had been lent, but the bedclothes had been pulled halfway down. Her head was twisted back grotesquely. Her mouth gaped open and her tongue had been cut out. It had been carefully placed in the valley between her naked breasts.The Duke de Richleau and his friends had faced many dangers in Russia, Spain and Nazi Germany.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Wheatley Story.

  • By moonwolf on 18-07-15

Brilliant Wheatley Story.

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

Reviewed: 18-07-15

Where does Gateway to Hell rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is among my Favourite stories and Authors.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gateway to Hell?

I love the whole story, the comradeship, the Magic, fighting Evil with Good and my favourite Character the Duc De Richlou

Have you listened to any of Nick Mercer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listened to nearly all of Nicks performances with Dennis Wheatleys Audiobooks. I really enjoy listening to his narration , he does an excellent job. I only gave a 4 star for performance due to my favourite Narrator of Wheatley Books and other Authors has to be the Late Great Christopher Lee, but nick mercer does an excellent job

Any additional comments?

This would make a great Movie , it is a shame that Hammer did not do any more Wheatley films.

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  • The Hub

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Bruce Windwood
  • Narrated by: Susy Kane, Alex Kirk, Howard Gossington, and others
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 272

Deep underground, in a top-secret location, the war against Terror, Anarchy and Foreigners in General is being waged. Inside The Hub, where intelligence gathering blends seamlessly with state-of-the-art, counter-terrorist hardware, dedicated professionals work day and night to keep us safe...and somehow always manage to totally screw things up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable, but fairly enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-07-15

Funny Tale very topical.

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

Reviewed: 18-07-15

What made the experience of listening to The Hub the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the way the story was acted out rather than just read out as a story.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I thought it was very topical for the era that we live in and although very funny it is also not too far from the truth.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the scene when the postman is offered a job, due to the fact that he really is a postman and not a spy and now knows far too many secrets.

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

This is a book that is better to listen too in one sitting, it is not very long and to split it up would ruin the flow.

Any additional comments?

very funny, some great little jokes and humorous settings.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Slaving Away

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Miranda Kane, Unusual Productions
  • Narrated by: Hugh Dennis, Miranda Kane, Jon Holmes
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 452

Meet Miranda. She is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky single girl who just happens to be a dominatrix with a dungeon in her flat, where she services clients with flogging, extreme correction and (if she’s lucky) gets the occasional slave to pay her for the honour of doing her vacuuming. And when she’s not delivering 30 lashes to the sensitive parts of religious zealots or doing step-aerobics in stilettos on the buttocks of retired army officers, she is just trying to get on with the neighbours....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Something Really New

  • By Fred on 07-07-15

A Good Funny Tale

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

Reviewed: 18-07-15

Would you try another book written by Miranda Kane and Unusual Productions or narrated by the narrators?

Yes I would like to listen to another tale by Miranda Kane and Unusual Productions and the narration was very good.

Would you recommend Slaving Away to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend this story to people who I think would appreciate the story.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes the narration matched the story well.

Could you see Slaving Away being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No, I do not think it would be as good on TV or Film, much better as Audio or on Radio as a radio Play.

  • Working for the Big Man

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Rob Sears, Tom Sears
  • Narrated by: Kevin Eldon, Felicity Montagu, Mitch Benn
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 397

Have you ever wondered what happens when you die? If there is a God? And did he ever have a plan for the world? When committed rationalist and atheist, Ralph, dies on his honeymoon he discovers, much to his unhappy surprise, the answers to all of these questions. He finds himself on a cloud, working for a God who is very unhappy that his plan for the world has all gone horribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So funny!

  • By Angela C on 13-08-15

Funny Tale on Death & God.

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

Reviewed: 18-07-15

Would you try another book written by Rob Sears and Tom Sears or narrated by the narrators?

Yes I would try another book by these writers. This was not my Favourite Tale but I still enjoyed it & would like to listen to more story's from Rob & Tom Sears.

If you’ve listened to books by Rob Sears and Tom Sears before, how does this one compare?

This is the first story I have listened too by these writers.

Did the narrators do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Yes the performance was very good and each character was very distinguishable .

Was Working for the Big Man worth the listening time?

Yes , this story is well worth the listening time.

  • Catching Up

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Bronagh Fegan
  • Narrated by: Louise Ford, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Carrie Quinlan, and others
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 328

Carol, Sarah, Samira and Mac were best friends at university. They were the bright young things who had the world on a string and shining futures ahead. Now, as they find themselves tipping into their 30-something lives of work, relationships and responsibilities, they meet up for a big reunion night out, ready to recapture their shared past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun stand alone play, but...

  • By thomas on 08-07-15

Typically Funny Freinds story

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

Reviewed: 18-07-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I enjoyed the story, very funny tale of typical women's get together, full of back stabbing humour, jealousy and but I love you your my best friend even though your a selfish so & so.Very funny twist with the Staff in the Restaurant/Bar.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would not have changed the story .

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the scene when the Waiter starts to lose control and finally breaks down.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No , not my type of Movie but a good listen on audio.

Any additional comments?

This was my 2nd favourite from all 5 story's, lots of fun and very truthful .

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Uncynical Cannibal

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Dewi Llywelyn
  • Narrated by: Richard Glover, Simon Kane, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, and others
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 236

A gloriously mad desert island romp - complete with zombies, walrus pirates and a talking goldfish called Albie. Like Robinson Crusoe on acid, it follows the adventures of Isaac, a shipwrecked sailor whose boat is sunk by a excess of radio sound effects and is then washed up in a tropical paradise where warring tribes compete to pay homage to a giant sea beast called Gary. A fast-paced gag fest which is a splendid mix of music hall and surreal nonsense, which is fresh, intriguing and laugh-out-loud funny.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully executed...pun intended.

  • By TamTam on 09-07-15

HUMEROUS ,

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

Reviewed: 18-07-15

Would you listen to The Uncynical Cannibal again? Why?

Yes I would listen to the Uncynical Cannibal again, it is a really funny story that tickled me and is a story that is easy to listen too again and again and still remain funny, would love to hear more from this Author.

What did you like best about this story?

I really liked all the little quips in the story, it is an uncomplicated tale with a lot of humour and is great to listen to again and again to catch all the little bits missed on the first few listens.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The Narrator was well suited for the story, the two blend well together.

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

Yes, I would definitely listen to this story in one sitting, breaking the story would ruin its flow.

Any additional comments?

Great Humour, loved it. This story reminded me of the days of Radio comedy Plays in the 60s & 70s, some really good tongue in cheek humour and simple but funny jokes, Great.
I would love to listen to more tales from this Author.