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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,015
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,799

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

not as good second time around

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-17

I first read this book back in 2012 and really enjoyed it's nostalgia reference filled well paced story.
even though it's full of cliches and predictable outcomes.

this time around I found myself enjoying it less and getting annoyed with Wade.
maybe it's will wheaton I don't know. look forward to see what they'd Wittgenstein film

  • The Naked and the Dead

  • By: Norman Mailer
  • Narrated by: John Buffalo Mailer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon. This fiftieth anniversary edition features a new introduction created especially for the occasion by Norman Mailer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • absorbing

  • By L Skipper on 18-01-17

not sure why this book is so highly regarded

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

Reviewed: 19-05-17

it has its moments but the narrators delivery of different characters made them all sound the same, so easily got lost in who was being spoken about. Also the characters were all pretty horrible and had not features that made me care about them at all.

  • Alien vs. Predator: Armageddon

  • The Rage War, Book 3
  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

The Rage launch the ultimate assault on the Human Sphere. Their greatest weapons are the most fearsome creatures in the galaxy - the Xenomorphs. Having fled centuries before, the Rage return to take revenge and claim the planet for their own. Now, through a deal struck with the unlikeliest of allies, the human race may rely on the Predators to ensure mankind's ultimate freedom. Yet even the combined might of the two races may not be enough.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Finale

  • By Simon on 28-09-16

a great finish to a great trilogy

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

Reviewed: 30-10-16

real enjoyed diving deep into the alien and predator universe. tim lebbon is a great author and has deft touch in right long complex sequences across the vast dimensions of space

  • Consider Phlebas

  • Culture Series, Book 1
  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,565

The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction - cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Great Sci-Fi Novel

  • By scotty on 09-04-12

banks being banks

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

Reviewed: 10-08-16

long and winding, like many Ian M banks books. he's done better he has done worse. definitely shows the futility of self importance.
is this book just a massive science fiction parody?

  • Predator: Incursion

  • The Rage War, Book 1
  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 493

Predator ships stream into human space in unprecedented numbers. The Colonial Marines, controlled by Weyland-Yutani, respond to the incursion, thus entering the Rage War. This terrifying assault by the Yautja cannot go unchallenged, yet the cost of combat is high. Predators are master combatants, and each encounter yields a high body count. Then, when Lt. Johnny Mains and his marines - the VoidLarks - enter the fray, they discover an enemy deadlier than any could imagine.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good.

  • By A Reader on 05-01-17

another great addition to the xenoverse

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

Reviewed: 29-07-16

Out of the shadows was my first introduction to Tim Lebbon and while that book came under a fair amount of criticism I really enjoyed it. He is expanding the universe deftly and coherently. He writes action sequences exceedingly well, and can bring a complex sequence with multiple angles and individual scenes in to one detailed but easily understood and often terrifying picture.
I would love it of audible had dramatised these like they did with out of shadows with a full cast. but this reading is great all the same. roll on book 2 & 3

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • FREE: The Undead

  • Deleted Scene
  • By: R R Haywood
  • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 481

After a tense day of fighting off a horde of Undead, Howie and his group of survivors must find shelter before night falls. Moving through a desecrated town, they come across an industrial estate, break into a low building and find themselves in an abandoned radio station. They decide to record their voices for posterity. Meet Howie, Dave, their group of survivors and Meredith the dog in this free, exclusive Audible short.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Palmerstone's Follies

  • By artemisrhi on 15-12-15

jolly

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

Reviewed: 29-05-16

a jolly romp into British sensibility and classic zombie horror what is not to love

  • The Man in the High Castle

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 869

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you've seen the Amazon version, read this also

  • By Mark Brandon on 20-03-16

classic

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

Reviewed: 27-05-16

no doubts a classic of alternative history. a must read for everyone interested in history or sci-fi, don't watch the TV show it's just not as good and might put you off.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Illuminatus! Part I

  • The Eye in the Pyramid
  • By: Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
  • Narrated by: Ken Campbell, Chris Fairbank
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

The Illuminati, an inside joke? The lunatic fringe? Or a vast conspiracy hidden for centuries, unleashing it's power on a naive, defenseless world? It was the lousy luck of Saul Goodman, a tough, streetwise New York detective, to smell the trail in a bombed-out office - the heavy case he'd always dreaded. In a breakneck race against an awesome deadline, Goodman plunges down the trail of the ultimate conspiracy as the days fall away toward Apocalypse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing trip

  • By Cal E. on 16-04-18

brain melting fun

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

Reviewed: 27-05-16

complex, hilarious and down right ridiculous. I will have to go and read the book properly now. average performances made it hard to follow at points, so a thorough read is required.

  • Zombies

  • The Recent Dead
  • By: Neil Gaiman, Max Brooks, Brian Keene, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, L J Ganser, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 20

You can't kill the dead! Like any good monster, the zombie has proven to be ever-evolving, monumentally mutable, and open to seemingly endless imaginative interpretations: the thralls of voodoo sorcerers, George Romero's living dead, societal symbols, dancing thrillers, viral victims, reanimated ramblers, video-gaming targets, post-apocalyptic permutations, shuffling sidekicks, literary mash-ups, the comedic, and, yes, even the romantic.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite what I would have liked

  • By Andre on 31-10-11

solid zombie tales from a variety of great authors

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

Reviewed: 26-05-16

my favorite is the zombie PI, a hilarious take on the classic sleuth novel .
has a great extract from world war z too another fabulous book in its own right

  • Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: The Colonial Radio Players
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

The people of Earth are preparing for war - a war that could potentially destroy the planet. Explorers are sent to Mars to find a new place for humans to colonize. Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor, where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn - first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars... and then is conquered by it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A reminder of how good it is

  • By Dr Caterpillar on 01-05-16

Ray Bradbury is the master

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

Reviewed: 24-05-16

I never get bored of this book. each time I return to a little bit older a little bit wiser, I learn something new about human nature, my own perspective on things and a new layer to Ray Bradbury's genius.