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Mr. Dj Barratt

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  • The October Man

  • A Rivers of London Novella
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Sam Peter Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579

A brand-new stand-alone novella in the Rivers of London series! Tobias Winter has been assigned to the Abteilung KDA - the Department for Complex and Unspecific Matters. Despite the intriguing department name, as Winter explains, dealing with the strange and the supernatural is 'actually 90 percent paperwork'. But this is a story about the other 10 percent of the job: the life-threatening danger part.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deutschlands Flüsse

  • By Andreas Beck on 15-06-19

Nice extention of the RoL world

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

Reviewed: 16-06-19

Nice story, well narrated. Quite short but worth a go.

Some nay sayers are reviewing low because it's not Kobna Holbrook Smith narrating, but this is nonsense!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered Hourglass

  • Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3
  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shattered Hourglass: Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3

  • By Al on 11-04-13

Right wing wish forfilment.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-19

Super Butch, omnicapable white men rush around solving the undead problem by shooting it

Their ammo capacity seems unlimited. Guns described in minute detail, women are appendages to men, or items to raise sons.

Not one single gay man survived the zombie apocalypse. Apparently Britain was destroyed because of gun control.

We'll performed, even if the main characters have the development and depth of Dutch's crew in Predator.

  • Beyond Exile

  • Day by Day Armageddon, Book 2
  • By: J. L. Bourne
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

The first book of Day by Day Armageddon took us deep into the mind of a military officer and survivor as he made a New Year's resolution to start keeping a journal. The man kept his resolution and brought to us the fall of humanity, day by day. We see the man transition from the life that you and I live to the prospect of fighting for his very survival against the overwhelming hordes of the dead. We see him bleed, we see him make mistakes, we witness him evolve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond Exile

  • By mr richard m cussen on 30-07-10

Gun nuts boys own adventure.

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

Entertaining enough, playing back all the zombie apocalypse tropes. All the characters are stereotypes, main character an omni capable Mary Jane, and more time is spent describing guns than long running female characters.

Performance is good and easy to follow.

  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: AudioGO Ltd
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,122

Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 'Everyone in the car, we're going for a drive...'

  • By L on 14-04-13

The master.....

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

Reviewed: 15-05-19

Without a doubt, the best radio 4 comedy in the last few decades. Really really funny

  • The Labyrinth Index

  • Laundry Files, Book 9
  • By: Charles Stross
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Britain is under New Management. The disbanding of the Laundry - the British espionage agency that deals with supernatural threats - has culminated in the unthinkable: an elder god in residence in 10 Downing Street. But in true 'the enemy of my enemy' fashion, Mhairi Murphy finds herself working with His Excellency Nylarlathotep on foreign policy - there are worse things, it seems, than an elder god in power, and they lie in deepest, darkest America.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story utterly utterly ruined by the performan

  • By Anonymous User on 31-10-18

Good story, but poor performance.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Story is good and interesting, as ever, but OMG, if you've never heard a british regional accent, don't try to fake one! All the male characters in particular sounded bizarre.

I assume we'll be getting a short story about how Brains got some life changing throat injury that justifies the way he speaks in this performance?

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Needful Things

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 25 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

There was a new shop in town. Run by a stranger. Needful Things, the sign said. The oddest name. A name that caused some gossip and speculation among the good folks of Castle Rock, Maine, while they waited for opening day. Eleven-year-old Brian Rusk was the first customer and he got just what he wanted, a very rare 1956 Sandy Koufax baseball card. Signed. Cyndi Rose Martin was next. A Lalique vase. A perfect match for her living room decor. Something for everyone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • On the whole, good...

  • By T. Norman on 19-09-12

Good story, but silly sound effects

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

Reviewed: 27-12-17

Good story from Stephen King, and the reading is good, but marked down a bit as they seem to have felt the need to put random synth music in it, that distracts from the story.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,869
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,592

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Geek wish fulfilment at its best

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Likeable characters, an interesting, if depressing view of the future, and a good story. Wil Wheaton is a great narrator

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  • The Long Utopia

  • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption, humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve. Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He’s convinced they’re leading a normal life in New Springfield - they even adopt a child - but it seems they have been guided there for a reason.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Boom

  • By Mr. Dj Barratt on 26-06-15

Boom

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

Reviewed: 26-06-15

Baxter does like to destroy the earth. Surprised it too until book 4 ;).

I thought the creation and destruction or "Stan" was a bit contrived, but it doesn't detract too much.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,414
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,393
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,361

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

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 14-06-15

If you like engineering details, this is your book. If not, you may just have to tolerate the excellent stories and appealing characters