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  • Saints of the Shadow Bible

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James MacPherson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814

Sunday Times number-one best seller Ian Rankin returns with his gripping new Rebus novel. Unabridged edition featuring a bonus interview with Ian Rankin and James MacPherson. Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus' team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer, are the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, yes, yes, Rankin right back on top of form!

  • By Jill on 10-11-13

New classic Rebus

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

Reviewed: 01-12-13

Malcolm Fox and John Rebus working together, after a fashion. A good mix of old and new policing with the usual Rebus mix of the two. The narration is excellent with a good distinction between Rebus and Fox. However, I would recommend that if you haven't already read both the previous Rebus stories and the Fox ones then it would be worth doing to get the full enjoyment from the book.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer-simulated war games at the Battle School; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender is the result of decades of genetic experimentation, Earth's attempt to make the military genius that the planet needs in its all-out war with an alien enemy. Ender Wiggin is six-years-old when it begins. He will grow up fast. This, the special 20th Anniversary Edition, includes an original postscript written and recorded by Orson Scott Card himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You've go to read this!

  • By V. S. on 17-06-05

Yes, but no

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

Reviewed: 09-07-13

Ender's Game has a lot going for it as a book, but it is also flawed. It takes the reader (well, at least me) a lot to believe the ages of the children. When you listen to Orson Scott Card's explanation at the end of the book (stay listening, it's worth it), he makes a lot of sense, but it's difficult to accept without some kind of explanation in advance.
The book should have finished earlier as well - the last chapters were added later and the book would be better without them (although they could have made a good book in their own right).

  • How to Do Everything and Be Happy

  • By: Peter Jones
  • Narrated by: Peter Jones
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Every now and then a self-help book comes along that questions the very nature of happiness, shakes the very foundation of all the things you hold dear, and forces you to reconsider every assumption you've ever made. This isn't one of those books. How to Do Everything and Be Happy is a book for ordinary people. With ordinary lives. It's for people who have been ambling along and wondering why they're not - well - just that little bit happier. It's a book for most people. It's a book for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple. Sensible. Salubrious. Sharp.

  • By Jamie on 29-06-12

A fun way to get the message

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

Reviewed: 23-06-13

What did you like most about How to Do Everything and Be Happy?

Okay - if you're American then you may struggle with this book. If you let it, it will change your life with a healthy dose of dry, British humour. The messages aren't that new - it's the same overall idea expressed in Getting Things Done with a twist.



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

I laughed out loud a few times and immediately bought another Peter Jones book (How to Eat Loads and Stay Slim) as soon as I finished it.

Any additional comments?

My only criiticism is that I would have liked some printed resources alongside the audiobook. Hmmm... I might need to get a printed version, too. Damn. I hate it when that happens.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reamde

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 38 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 799

Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This virus really infected me!

  • By Samuel on 08-11-11

Would have been better as two different books

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

There are a couple of very different streams to this book, which I won't go into rather than provide a spoiler. Each could have made an excellent book in its own right, but together we are left missing something.