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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 975

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much Much More...

  • By Salter on 28-04-18

Great story.

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

Full on romp through pandemic with rich characters, full of sub-plots and exciting stories. Ok, the main characters all seem to be related and have remarkable powers of recovery but then so do all heroes, and I love the scientific food for thought. Upbeat, great listen, I got through all my chores in record time and have bought the next episode. Thank you A.G.Riddle and Audible.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,206

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun yarn with some unexpected twists.

  • By Bad Monkey on 26-04-17

Not at all the usual disclosure Novel

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Easy to listen to, good narration interesting story with a twist. Long but not boring and actually great value; many authors would have released this as 2 volumes.
Good on you Mr Faulker.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All believable.

Which character – as performed by James Patrick Cronin – was your favourite?

Emma.
Great narration and just one tiny star off 5; English accents are an area to work on but not bad for an American or distracting from a good story that is well read.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not moved, entertained, thank you

Any additional comments?

Definitely worth a credit, thank you.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,997
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,873

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Hate Luke Smitherd!

  • By Simon on 04-07-16

Unusual and definitely worth a credit

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

Reviewed: 25-12-16

I is worth the time to get into the story. It became more interesting as I continued to listen and began to care about the characters. Well narrated. Thank you very much.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Another Love

  • By: Amanda Prowse
  • Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Romilly had worked hard for her stunning house in one of Bristol's most fashionable suburbs. She adored her daughter and handsome husband, and sure, life was sometimes exhausting - but nothing that a large glass of wine couldn't fix. But then, as deep-buried insecurities surfaced, everything started to unravel. A glass of wine became a bottle; one bottle became two. Once, Romilly's family were everything to her. Now, after years of hiding the drinking, she must finally admit that she has found another love....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart breaking

  • By ANNE on 07-10-16

Makes you think before pouring that second glass

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

Reviewed: 25-10-16

Where does Another Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is completely different to my usual choice of sci fi escapism or the usual best sellers.

What did you like best about this story?

It's fiction but made me think more than a 'self help' book

What about Amanda Prowse’s performance did you like?

Good voice, well read

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

It was thought provoking, sad, I wanted to shake her and say wake up you are ruining your life. I wanted a happy ending. Thinking about it the book is more poignant reaching it's enevitable conclusion

  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable

  • By LeftieNix on 16-12-16

Great holiday read

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

Excellent fun with thoughtful insights. You need to suspend belief a little with the storyline; a bit cliché and completely improbable. Well read and easy listening with a happy ending.

  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog

  • By: Muriel Barbery
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat, Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

An enchanting New York Times and international best seller and award-winner about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year-old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration

  • By Kimberley Julius on 22-10-14

Such a pity you couldn't have found French narrators

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

Reviewed: 19-07-16

The story is excellent and I really enjoyed it, insightful with out being dogmatic. The narration was not bad but the actors don't speak French . It was a little incongruous to listen to critique of the different character's accents in American. Bilingual actors who would really improve this story.

  • In and Out of the Kitchen, Series 1, 2, and 3

  • By: Miles Jupp
  • Narrated by: Miles Jupp, Justin Edwards
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 424

Miles Jupp stars as fussy food writer Damien Trench in three series of the much-loved BBC Radio 4 sitcom. Well-known cookery writer Damien Trench is famous for his book A Year in the Kitchen, a diary of everything he cooked and ate over the course of 12 months. Now, for the follow-up volume, In and Out of the Kitchen, Damien undertakes to open up the doors "not only to my kitchen, but also to my life". But is Damien’s life as idyllic as his listeners might suppose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insomnia

  • By Caroline on 01-07-14

Wonderfully witty with really useful recipes

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

If you could sum up In and Out of the Kitchen, Series 1, 2, and 3 in three words, what would they be?

Funny, relaxing and inspirational

What other book might you compare In and Out of the Kitchen, Series 1, 2, and 3 to, and why?

Nothing but then I haven't listened to a cookery book before.

What does Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Very restful voices and easy to listen to. It felt as if I were a friend, invited for dinner and being told a witty story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I wouldn't say I was moved by anything, more like a developing friendship and general interest in the happy progression of people's lives, their family, friends publisher not forgetting the builder.

Any additional comments?

This is the first time I have made bookmarks for recipes in a story. I find I keep popping back to the book to find a recipe, then re-listen to the whole chapter as I companionably cook along to little observations and pearls of wisdom to cheer up a rainy day.
Thank you for sharing your lives and recepies.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,275

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning read

  • By Simon on 19-01-14

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 15-08-15

Not at all what I was expecting and absolutely riveting! This book is definitely worth a credit!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Abducting Abby

  • The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Book 1
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Abby Tanner is content to live on her mountain while she creates beautiful works of art and enjoys the peace and quiet. All that changes when a strange golden spaceship crash lands on it. Now Abby has to deal with a golden ship, a tortured alien, and an insane local sheriff.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I listened to the end

  • By Miss on 14-08-15

I listened to the end

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

Reviewed: 14-08-15

It took me a while to work out if it the story were a spoof, it would have been so much better, edited as a spoof. The story could have been 'game of thrones' meets 'shades of grey' with alien interest. Instead our insatiable hero, an all powerful shift shaping dragon, ruler of alien universes has the reading age vocabulary of 12 year old. After a bit of experimental bestiality he carries our heroine's bags up to the 'spare room' in his mother's palace? Luckily the high queen makes a cozy cup of tea for the heroine. Fortunately for Amy, they have tea, coffee and 'stiff ones' for the men, on this 'alien' Earth. The women don't drink or think much but they do have multiple virginal orgasms. I listened to the end - long journey - I can't help feeling sorry for Amy; she really should have stayed in New York. Now she's stuck on an alien planet with a 'bit of rough' and his disturbingly suburban mother 'knitting bonnets and booties'!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim

  • The Untold Story of Fallen Angels, Giants on the Earth, and Their Extraterrestrial Origins
  • By: Scott Roberts
  • Narrated by: Charles Bice
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

The ancient books of Genesis and Enoch tell us that sprit beings known as the Watchers descended to the Earth, had sex with women, and begat a hybrid race of offspring known as the Nephilim. Such tales are as old as humanity itself. These histories and accounts of visitations and subsequent mixed-blood, alien-human races comprise the bulk of the world's myths, legends, religions, and superstitions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening to but a little repetative

  • By Miss on 03-08-15

Worth listening to but a little repetative

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

Reviewed: 03-08-15

In a couple of hours of easy listening I can quote a number of references to biblical accounts of Angels and Robert's theories linking these descriptions to Alien intervention.
Do I agree with his argument.. There is no evidence except that the Bible is probably based on older mythology. Interesting on a number of levels but is this mythology fact or ancient political and science fiction?

0 of 2 people found this review helpful