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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Lalla Ward, Richard Dawkins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, 2007.

As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why bring out the abridged version first!!

  • By Robert on 18-08-11

Why bring out the abridged version first!!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-11

Oh dear! Now dont get me wrong I really liked this book have listened to it multiple times, but am sad to see that the full audio book is now available on audible over one year after I purchased the original abridged book. If I had known this I would have waited for the full version which is 3 hours longer. I will now have to re-purchase the book to listen to the extra 3 hours missing. :-( feel as though I've wasted an audible credit.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Area 7

  • Shane Schofield, Book 2
  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

It is America's most secret base, hidden deep in the Utah desert, an Air Force installation known only as Area 7. And today it has a visitor: the President of the United States. He has come to inspect Area 7, to examine its secrets for himself. But he's going to get more than he bargained for on this trip.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Area 7 lacks something

  • By Robert on 23-07-10

Area 7 lacks something

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-10

Having read three Reilly books previous to this title. I enjoyed Contest a great first book, but sadly found his Seven Ancient Wonders series wanting. I would regard Area 7 at an uncomfortable middle ground between the two. This novel would make a great film, as most Reilly books would. I feel that in this case as with most of his books they lack something as a novelist. Reilly is of course great at keeping the pace and tension in the novel and writes very, very film orientated. Sadly when Reilly describes a scene with 'They saw a truly awsome sight' as he did in Seven ancient Wonders, a prose he continued in Area 7. I feel he lacks the technical skill of Clancy. If audable included Ton Clancy as a substitute I would definetly choose that master of over Reilly any day of the week. A compliment Reilly would not be offended by as Clancy is Reilly's inspiration and all time hero. If he reads this no offence mate, I will try another Reilly book and hopes his skill improves.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • False Memory

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

It's a fear more paralyzing than falling. More terrifying than absolute darkness. More horrifying than anything you can imagine. It's the one fear you cannot escape, no matter where you run...no matter where you hide. It's the fear of yourself. It's real. It can happen to you. And facing it can be deadly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow

  • By Brendan on 27-03-09

A thrilling read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-10

As a long term reader of Koontz I have to admit this book is one of his best. The pace although entertaining does start slow but builds up momentum to a great finish. As the characters discover that their blackouts and psychosis is something more sinister than first appears they battle not only for their own lives as well as their sanity. Who can they trust and who is their enemy?

  • Under the Dome

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new masterpiece - his biggest, most riveting novel since The Stand - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome. Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Stephen King

  • By Robert on 01-01-10

Only my second purchase but what a choice!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-10

I have to agree this book was highly entertaining and frightening all at the same time. With a long list of characters and a body count to match the similarities with the Simpsons Movie end at the word "dome" or the idea of an isolated town. With features of the psychological "Stanford Prison Experiment" on steroids where society breaks down and all hell breaks loose, this novel delivers.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Skinny Dip

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 111

Joey Perrone is a woman with a mission. She's just been pushed overboard from a cruise liner by Chaz, her scumbag husband, and survived to tell the tale. But rather than reporting the crime to the police, she decides to stay dead and instead of getting mad, get even. Filled with a host of endearingly offbeat characters, and a narrative that is hilarious, romantic and thought-provoking by turns, Skinny Dip takes us on a journey through the warped politics of southern Florida.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Acerbic wit and social critique

  • By P1969 on 21-02-15

How I loved this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-09

Only ever reading one other Carl Hiassen book "Native Tongue" I was more than pleased to purchase this book. It was highly entertaining and filled with the usual collection of Hiassen characters. You'll find yourself chuckling away and the time flies by.