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  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 790

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book But Annoying Over Use of The Word "said

  • By Michael on 18-07-12

Worth listening to but edit out the Said Said Said Even my 6 yr old asked why

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

Reviewed: 27-01-19

Once I got into the story and ignored he He Said that gets repeated all of the time it flowed well and the link with a Star Trek and fiction works well. The last quarter of the book excellent as it plays out the back stories of the small characters which is exactly the premise of the entire book.

  • Ep. 6: Driving Test (Slaving Away)

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

In Episode 6, Miranda finally sits her driving test. But on the morning of the test, she is completely thrown by a surprising and unexpected houseguest, wearing one of her flatmate Dan's T-shirts and making herself more than at home. Celebrating her test (we're not saying she passes by the way), more might be exposed than even Miranda is comfortable with. Dreams are espoused and plans are hatched to escape the city in this first season finale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More fun than a multi-speed vibrator with a short!

  • By Mr. Rod M. Leeson on 20-01-19

More Slaving Pls

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Good cheeky fun so let’s have a second series please to see how the road trip goes

  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This brought me back

  • By Paul on 09-08-18

This brought me back

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I really enjoyed the book and this excellent audio book. It brought me back into the Star Wars fold and get me reading the various adventures again and exploring the newer tales and spin offs

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,242

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

One of the best in this style

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

I was aware of Ant and had seen elements of his TV shows.

This self analysis and insights are interesting and in some cases tantalising without closing out details, for example what is the real history on his fathers death? Honestly none of our business.

His thesis on leadership-hits Home and could be used for younger managers and those working their way up the structure in certain businesses.

  • Robin Williams' 100 Greatest Jokes

  • By: Player Publications
  • Narrated by: Jack de Golia
  • Length: 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5

Laughter is always the best medicine! If you love the comedy of Robin Williams and need a laugh, this book is for you! Robin Williams' 100 Greatest Jokes is a collection of Williams' funniest punchlines expanding his entire career, from his funniest movies to his brilliant stand-up comedy routines. Although the world lost Robin Williams in 2014, his comedic genius lives on in this hilarious keepsake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • RIP Robin Williams, a titan of comedy.

  • By Adam Faherty on 21-12-18

Waste of time

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Disappointing. Now if the jokes were presented by Robin maybe but this is a hack

  • Blood of Assassins

  • The Wounded Kingdom, Book 2
  • By: RJ Barker
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

The assassin Girton Club-foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton's heels. The place he knew no longer exists. War rages across Maniyadoc, with three kings claiming the same crown - and one of them is Girton's old friend Rufra. Girton finds himself hurrying to uncover a plot to murder Rufra on what should be the day of the king's greatest victory. But while Girton deals with threats inside and outside Rufra's war encampment, he can't help wondering if his greatest enemy hides beneath his own skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unputdownable.

  • By Barry on 07-02-19

Good effort for a 2nd book

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

Reviewed: 30-04-18

It starts slow but gets moving a third of the way in. It is actually more of a who done it that you would have expected

  • Lost Legio IX

  • By: Marc Alan Edelheit
  • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

One of history's greatest mysteries, the Ninth Imperial Legion guarding Rome's northernmost frontier in Britannia disappeared around the year 122 AD. Badly outnumbered, facing certain destruction, and cut off from supply, the Imperial Roman Ninth Legion Hispana is surrounded by the hostile Celtic army. Then the unthinkable happens. Senior Centurion Karus and the Ninth are transported to a strange place, far away from the Britannia they knew. The legion's deliverance from danger at first appears to be a blessing from the gods, but....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Start

  • By Paul on 09-04-18

Excellent Start

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Stunning start to a series I can’t wait for the next book.

This combines the best of Simon Scarrow with a smattering of Raymond Feist

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wrath of a Mad God

  • Darkwar, Book 3
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 175

The third book in the hugely successful Darkwar series from the world-wide bestselling author of Magician. The Darkwar has fallen upon the worlds of Kelewan and Midkemia - a time of heroes, trials and destruction. Following their dangerous mission to the realm of the alien Dasati, Magnus and the other members of the Conclave must now find a way to use what they discovered to help save their own people from the wrath of a mad god.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent series well worth the listen

  • By C Hall on 30-05-18

The book that brings you down

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

Reviewed: 27-07-15

My least favourite book but that is mainly down to the ending. Normally the last book in any of the series end on an up, but this one is the exception.

  • Personal

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he’s a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child’s number-one best-selling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Getting a bit old hat

  • By Emerson on 25-09-15

Back to a better story line

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

Reviewed: 09-11-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Personal to be better than the print version?

No, but it is a good representation.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Reacher who else????

What about Kerry Shale’s performance did you like?

Good solid performance, although the pronunciation of the British characters and lace names could have been better

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Just an overall better story than previous books

Any additional comments?

Getter back to the solid performance we know of Reacher

  • Silverthorn

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

The whole of the magnificent Riftwar Cycle by bestselling author Raymond E. Feist, master of magic and adventure, now available in ebook. For nearly a year peace reigned in the enchanted kingdom of Rillanon. But new challenges awaited Arutha, the Prince of Krondor, when Jimmy the Hand - the youngest thief in the Guild of Mockers - came upon a sinister Nighthawk poised to assassinate him. What evil power raises the dead and makes corpses do battle with the living at the behest of the Guild of Death?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As Good As Good As I Remembered

  • By Dave Day on 16-04-15

Better than I remembered

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

Reviewed: 14-12-13

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

This is one of the best in my collection, a great saga of daring do and adventure mixed with emotion, sadness and joy.

What did you like best about this story?

Its a better book than I remembered. As the middle of three it sort of gets lot between Magician and A Darkness, yet it some ways it is the easier read of the three and a good compact story in its own right.

What about Peter Joyce’s performance did you like?

Hmmm, ok but it is he's pronunciation of certain names and place names that grate, but it was better than the previous book in the series.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both