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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,148
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,117

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

one of the funniest and most awesome stories!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-19

Loved it! the humour was spot on, and the cliff hanger moments put your heart in your mouth!

  • The Martin Beck Stories

  • 10 BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
  • By: Per Wahlöö, Maj Sjöwall
  • Narrated by: Neil Pearson, full cast, Steven Mackintosh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313

The Martin Beck books are widely acknowledged as some of the most influential detective novels ever written. Written by Swedish husband and wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö between 1965 and 1975, the 10-book series set a gold standard for all subsequent Scandinavian crime fiction. Long before Kurt Wallander or Harry Hole, Beck was the original flawed policeman, working with a motley collection of colleagues to uncover the cruelty and injustice lurking beneath the surface of Sweden's liberal society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Swedish crime stories 5-stars* - Superb!

  • By Nigel on 20-08-17

utterly brilliant

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

becomes more and more compelling as you go on! the cast are absolutely wonderful !

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  • The Lord Of The Rings

  • The Return of the King (Dramatised)
  • By: J. R. R Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 404

A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the third book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent end to a great trilogy

  • By Andyjn on 15-02-16

makes me cry every time & want to start it again!

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

from the 10 year old to the now 35 year old this series has never failed to keep me enchanted, scared and amused, and no doubt it will until I go deaf in my dotage!

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 1
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,188
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,180

Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Nat on 20-02-11

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 20-03-17

Rob Inglis is wonderful! I felt like I was there ... I was anxious and scared and awestruck and sad and excited! All like I was experiencing it again for the first time despite having read the books and watched the films and loved the BBC dramatisation with Ian Holme. Worth the money. plus it bought the songs and poems to life more than when I read the books as a child and you get Tom Bombadil.