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  • 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 2,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,525

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
  • What happened on Planet LV-426?

  • By Becks on 26-04-17

Alien - River of Pain

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

Reviewed: 27-06-18

Not as good as the previous one. Sometimes just a lot of noise, and a bit difficult to follow in places. A bit of an abrupt ending, but maybe it follows on in the third book.

  • The Chrysalids

  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

The Chrysalids is set in the future after a devastating global nuclear war. David, the young hero of the novel, lives in a tight-knit community of religious and genetic fundamentalists, always on the alert for any deviation from the norm of God's creation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • classic

  • By martin harrison on 05-09-17

The Chrysalids.

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

Reviewed: 16-06-18

Writing style a bit dated obviously, but none the worse for it. This is the third John Wyndham book I have listened to recently, and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Brings back memories of when I first read them more than 50 years ago !

  • Cragside

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

After his climactic battle with notorious serial killer The Hacker, DCI Ryan is spending the summer with his fiancée within the grounds of Cragside, a spectacular Bavarian-style mansion surrounded by acres of woodland. When they are invited to attend the staff summer party - a Victorian murder mystery evening - it's all a joke until the lights go out and an elderly man is found dead. It looks like an unfortunate accident but, as the dead man's life begins to unfold, Ryan and his team of detectives realise that all is not as it appears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 5 star murder mystery

  • By Timi on 19-10-17

Cragside.

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

Reviewed: 24-04-18

Should have listened to the previous titles to get to know the characters as I could not seem to get into this book. Otherwise OK.

  • The Kraken Wakes

  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

Journalist Mike Watson and his wife, Phyllis, trace it back to the strange showering lights they noticed on the final day of their honeymoon cruise; lights which appeared to land and disappear into the water. Reports mount of similar sightings all over the world. Governments embark on missions to investigate the sea, but ships disappear and diving crews never return to the surface. Something deep in the ocean does not want to be disturbed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • They come over here stealing our deep places...

  • By Dr Caterpillar on 03-10-16

The Kraken Wakes.

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

A good old fashioned yarn. A bit dated now, but still very enjoyable. Well narrated, and no bad language , which makes a change !!

  • Private Dancer

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Jilly Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

Thailand 1996. The Year of The Rat. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok go-go bar and meets the love of his life. Joy is the girl of his dreams, young, stunningly pretty, and one of the Zombie Bar's top-earning pole dancers. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs, and deception, as Pete discovers that his very own private dancer is not all that she claims to be. And that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Couldn't put it down.

  • By Ann D on 20-08-15

Private Dancer.

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

Reviewed: 25-03-18

I very nearly stopped listening to this book after a short time as it was so different from the authors other titles, of which I have read many. However, I am glad I didn't as I it turned out to be very good, albeit unusual. I did not see the ending coming !!

  • Now We Are Dead

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace - that's why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. Now he's back on the streets, and women are being attacked again. Wallace has to be responsible, but if Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, his lawyers will get her thrown off the force for good. The Powers That Be won't listen to her, not after what happened last time. According to them, she's got more than enough ongoing cases to keep her busy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody fabulous

  • By Val McWilliam on 04-11-17

Now We Are Dead

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

Reviewed: 15-02-18

Great ! Good story, serious themes but very funny also. I hope the author writes more books with these characters. Highly recommended.

  • Love You Dead

  • Roy Grace, Book 12
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy; it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder. That takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another engrossing Roy Grace story

  • By Bibiqueue on 31-05-16

Love You Dead

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Excellent. Very well read, great storyline with some good twists at the end.
Highly recommended.

  • A Prisoner of Birth

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

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

A Prisoner of Birth.

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

Reviewed: 21-08-16

Excellent, a real page turner with an unexpected twist at the end. Would certainly recommend.

  • Rough Justice

  • Dan Shepherd, Book 7
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

Villains across London are being beaten and killed by vigilante cops. Crime rates are falling, but the powers that be want Dan “Spider” Shepherd to bring the wave of rough justice to an end. Shepherd is never comfortable investigating cops, but working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency means he has no choice. He goes undercover with an elite group of officers at the sharp end of policing, risking their lives daily on the worst streets in the Capital.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Rough Justice

  • By Matt on 22-02-11

Rough Justice

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-11

Brilliant !! This was the second Stephen Leather book that I have listened to, the first being A Solitary Man, which I also thought was excellent, however, Rough Justice was even better.
It is well written, with VERY believable characters, and the multiple plot lines were never confusing. Much of the sentiment expressed will strike a chord with the majority of the population of this country. Well worth five stars !!

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