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  • Discount Armageddon

  • An Incryptid Novel, Book 1
  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Amy Finegan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity - and humanity from them. Meet Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and is spending a year in Manhattan to pursue her dream career in professional ballroom dance. That is, until talking mice, telepathic mathematicians, and a tangle with the Price family's old enemies, the Covenant of St. George, get in her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, engaging and fast paced

  • By KIRSTEN on 01-05-18

From the author who wrote the Feed trilogy....

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

What made the experience of listening to Discount Armageddon the most enjoyable?

Seanan McGuire, also writer Mira Grant, wrote this, the first in the on going urban fantasy series known as the 'Incryptid' series. Following a daughter of a family of monster investigators, saviours and occasional killers as she tries to make it New York as a dancer, it offers old monsters, but in a modern setting, and time. The lead can kick ass, has friends who can kick ass, and knows when to play friendly too.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love the Aeslin mice. Cute and funny, but become a bit horrifying, especially in the short stories, given the colony can remember *everything* that happens to the family they worship. Still they offer an amusing diversion at various points in the books.

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,106

From the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. "It's about the terror, isn't it?" "The terror of what?" I said. "The terror of being found out." For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world, meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made jokes on social media that came out badly or made mistakes at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Paul on 19-03-15

Great look at new media trends

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

What made the experience of listening to So You've Been Publicly Shamed the most enjoyable?

Jon Ronson is excellent at chancing on topics and then ferreting out other examples on said topic then turning them into books. He finds multiple people to interview and seems to have a knack of getting them to really open up to him about their experiences, and you end up feeling either very pro or anti of each of them.

What about Jon Ronson’s performance did you like?

As the writer (and interviewer), he knows his own material and can read it appropriately.

  • Midnight Blue-Light Special

  • An Incryptid Novel, Book 2
  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Amy Finegan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity - and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she'd rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and when her work with the cryptid community took her to Manhattan, she thought she would finally be free to pursue competition-level dance in earnest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this

  • By Roobarb on 02-03-16

Excellent follow up

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

Reviewed: 21-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Midnight Blue-Light Special to be better than the print version?

About the same

What did you like best about this story?

More appearance of characters from previous story.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The final one.

Any additional comments?

Excellent sequel to Discount Armaggedon.

  • Morning Frost

  • By: James Henry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

November 5th, 1982. It's been one of the worst days of Detective Sergeant Jack Frost's life. He has buried his wife Mary, and must now endure the wake, attended by all of Denton's finest. All, that is, apart from DC Sue Clark, who spends the night chasing a bogus tip-off, before being summoned to the discovery of a human foot. And the night gets worse. Local entrepreneur Harry Baskin is shot inside his club, an off-licence is set on fire and a famous painting goes missing. And Superintendant Mullett's attempts to join the Freemasons are being rudely thwarted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore other reviewer giving low score...

  • By Matthew Hewittt on 23-11-14

Not the best entry in series

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

Reviewed: 12-07-14

What was most disappointing about James Henry’s story?

The plot line here doesn't quite match up with what we see at the start of the tv series. Jack's wife dies at the end of the first episode, and this is meant to be a prequel. Unless the author intended it to take place between the first and second episode, it doesn't quite work out, and feels out of place. I didn't finish this, I got a couple of hours in before having to stop as the above point about timing placing in the series put me off. I know it based around the funeral of Jack's wife, but we hear too much about the wife in this - given how little even in the first episodes of the tv show we hear about her.

Have you listened to any of Stephen Thorne’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

If you're a die hard fan, and are happy to ignore any issues around when it's set, or are a casul fan, this is for you. However, I couldn't finish it.

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