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  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

  • The Untold Story of a Lost World
  • By: Steve Brusatte
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Sixty-six million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting-edge technology, is piecing together the complete story of how the dinosaurs created a hugely successful empire that lasted for around 150 million years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable.

  • By G. Morgan on 13-05-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

As i am a bit of a fossil enthusiast this was right down my street.

The book was well written and well read it was engaging and informative please publish more books on this topic.

I would recommend this to anyone interested in fossils

  • Domain

  • The Rats Series, Book 3
  • By: James Herbert
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Book Three in Herbert’s classic ‘rats’ series. The final countdown. The long-dreaded nuclear conflict. The city torn apart, shattered, its people destroyed or mutilated beyond hope. For just a few, survival is possible only beneath the wrecked streets - if there is time to avoid the slow-descending poisonous ashes. But below, the rats, demonic offspring of irradiated forebears, are waiting. They know that Man is weakened, become frail. Man has become their prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By klaserie on 07-11-13

Just as good as I rememberd

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I read these books when first published and enjoyed them, the only negative was some of the dramatization was a bit over done, however I would recommend this to James Herbert fans.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Vietnam War

  • An Intimate History
  • By: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Ken Burns, Brian Corrigan
  • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142

More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • audio book better than documentary film

  • By Mr. Alan R. Jenkins on 01-11-17

Just OK

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-18

The narration was very flat and in parts became tedious and difficult to listen to.
All in all i was glad when the book ended, I would not recommend this to any of my friends

  • Earthcore

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709

EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources, and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company's driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting...and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EPIC

  • By mr peter a r pryde on 13-07-17

Good Book with a slightly rushed ending

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

Reviewed: 24-08-17

What made the experience of listening to Earthcore the most enjoyable?

Good characterization with a good idea for the story line, though some of the dialog was very predictable

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • All Hell Let Loose

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 32 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522

The complete magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. This shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the world - soldiers, sailors and airmen; housewives, farm workers and children. Reflecting Max Hastings' 35 years of research on World War II, All Hell Let Loose describes the course of events but focuses chiefly upon human experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 hours long yet still felt too short.

  • By MR on 10-09-16

GOOD GOOD GOOD

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

Reviewed: 26-07-17

Where does All Hell Let Loose rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

What a well written and narrated book, it was not to technical and not overly descriptive. The book makes for a harrowing read and some of the facts quoted make you think very hard about what people do to each other I have read some of this authors other books and enjoyed them, I will be getting them on audio however they are not the type of books to get one after another you will need a break between them.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,079
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,092

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly brilliant fantasy novel

  • By Qasim on 16-09-11

Not as good as I thought it would be.

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

Reviewed: 26-07-17

Where does A Game of Thrones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I got this audio book after it was recommended to me I have not seen the TV series and have not read the books, the story was very slow to get started and the narrator was possibly not the best choice for the way the story ran. However i kept with it and got to the end. I wanted this book to be good as I like long series of books, so I got book 2 However I have not heard it all as I cant get past the narrator.

  • Weapons of Choice

  • Axis of Time, Book 1
  • By: John Birmingham
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. In 2021, a quantum military experiment goes horrifically wrong. A multinational taskforce of ultramodern warships is suddenly transported back in time to 1942...right into the path of the US naval battle group bound for Midway Atoll. History is rewritten in an instant as the future smashes into the past, and high-tech hardware goes head to head with World War Two technology. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the maelstrom has only just begun.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What a dreadful narrator!!!

  • By Micky the Ring on 28-04-17

Good time travel book

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

Reviewed: 26-07-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Weapons of Choice to be better than the print version?

I have all three of the audio books in this series and got through the them in 1 week.Te way the story develops is well paced and you get a good feel for the story. The way the groups in the books play off against each other is well thought out and the action is exciting. The way the futuristic weapons are used and historical characters portrayed is believable.

  • Designated Targets

  • Axis of Time, Book 2
  • By: John Birmingham
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

The Second World War was turned on its head at the moment Admiral Kolhammer's ultramodern stealth warships were hurled back through time from 2021. But no one could have predicted just how much of a nightmare would ensue. Only months after the Transition, the great powers scramble to develop the weapons of tomorrow. The year 1942 is now a world of crude jet fighters, monstrous attack helicopters, and unholy dirty bombs - a mongrel technology, born decades prematurely.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Narration

  • By d on 11-05-18

good time travel book

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

Reviewed: 26-07-17

If you could sum up Designated Targets in three words, what would they be?

I have all three of the audio books in this series and got through the them in 1 week.Te way the story develops is well paced and you get a good feel for the story. The way the groups in the books play off against each other is well thought out and the action is exciting. The way the futuristic weapons are used and historical characters portrayed is believable.

  • Final Impact

  • Axis of Time, Book 3
  • By: John Birmingham
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

In the year 2021 a multinational fleet - experimenting with untested weapons technology - pitched through time, crash-landing in 1942. The world is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to adapt to new, high-tech killing tools and 21st-century ways of war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good time travel books

  • By Mike on 26-07-17

Good time travel books

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

Reviewed: 26-07-17

Where does Final Impact rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have all three of the audio books in this series and got through the them in 1 week.Te way the story develops is well paced and you get a good feel for the story. The way the groups in the books play off against each other is well thought out and the action is exciting. The way the futuristic weapons are used and historical characters portrayed is believable.

  • The Wolf's Hour

  • By: Robert R. McCammon
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Michael Gallatin is a British spy with a peculiar talent: the ability to transform himself into a wolf. Although his work in North Africa helped the Allies win the continent in the early days of World War II, he quit the service when a German spy shot his lover in her bed. Now, three years later, the army asks him to end his retirement and parachute into occupied Paris. A mysterious German plan called the Iron Fist threatens the D-Day invasion, and the Nazi in charge is the spy who betrayed Michael’s lover. The werewolf goes to France for king and country, hoping for a chance at bloody vengeance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WWII Werewolf

  • By sarahmoose2000 on 20-03-15

Good story and kept me entertained

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

Reviewed: 26-07-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Wolf's Hour to be better than the print version?

Wow werewolf's and world war 2 what more could you need, loved it when i read the book years ago and enjoyed the audio book just as much, I have read all of this authors books and will start to listen to the audio versions, my next book will be Swan Song.