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  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor reading.

  • By Paul on 29-08-17

View the history from the East

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

Reviewed: 19-06-18

A different look at the same world history, this time from the prospective of east.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Massacre of Mankind

  • By: Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The army is prepared. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells' book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No one would have believed . . .

  • By Simon on 20-01-17

This is what a proper sequel reads like

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

Reviewed: 19-02-17

the story flow, pacing and setup all pays homage to the original.
this is a proper sequel to the original with few modern tweak.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Death World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 5
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

Unknown aliens attack Earth. Their planet is uncharted, mysteriously having avoided detection for centuries. It's a world packed with the most vicious aliens humanity has yet to encounter. James McGill has discovered: Death World.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Ewoks In This Forest!

  • By S. Morris on 08-09-15

Damm it, McGill!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

McGill is back!
pulling out all the trick up his sleeves this time to fend off multiple enemies!
more twist and double crossing then you can shake a stick at!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful