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  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,449

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happened on Planet LV-426?

  • By Becks on 26-04-17

Very good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-06-18

This is a very good drama. The casting and story are both excellent. A great listen.

  • 10% Happier Unabridged

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mindfulness against a backdrop of a world gone mad

  • By Ms. L. Chalkley on 07-01-15

A good listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

This book is a good listen. It certainly gives you a lot to thing about.

  • A Short History of England

  • By: Simon Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Simon Jenkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Which battle was fought 'For England, Harry and St George'? Who demanded to be painted 'warts and all'? What - and when - was the Battle of the Bulge? In A Short History of England, bestselling author Simon Jenkins answers all these questions - and many more - as he tells the tumultuous story of a fascinating nation. From the invaders of the Dark Ages to today's coalition, via the Tudors, the Stuarts and two world wars, Jenkins weaves together a gripping narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in his own inimitable style.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant and easy read

  • By Lord Peridot on 04-01-14

A good read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

this book is an very enjoyable and informative trip through British history. I enjoyed it a lot.

  • The History of Ancient Egypt

  • By: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bob Brier
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 289

Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. It lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet. Its Great Pyramid of Cheops was the tallest building in the world until well into the 19th century and remains the only Ancient Wonder still standing. And it was the most technologically advanced of the ancient civilizations, with the medical knowledge that made Egyptian physicians the most famous in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fascinating, and a joy to listen to

  • By Andrew M on 18-10-13

A great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-17

This course is a great way to learn about ancient Egypt. The course contains a self contained episodes alongside the history. The writer/ lecturer does a great job. He really makes the course come alive.

  • The Storm of War

  • By: Andrew Roberts
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 28 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

One of the best selling History titles of 2009. Examining the Second World War on every front, Andrew Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, Hitler’s Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Outstanding Piece of Work

  • By Colin on 26-04-10

A very informative listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-17

This is a good account of the Second World War. This narrator does a great job of bringing to voices of the quotes to life.

  • A Classical Education

  • The Stuff You Wish You'd been Taught at School
  • By: Caroline Taggart
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Is the Greek alphabet all Greek to you? Is geometry your Achilles heel and does your knowledge of Homer have more to do with The Simpsons than the Sirens? From engineering and architecture to drama and democracy, the world around us is founded on the principles and discoveries of the Ancient World, yet our understanding of it is episodic at best. But it's never too late to learn....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light but not insubstantial

  • By catherine on 01-12-10

Does exactly what is says in the title

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

This is a very informative and interesting book. The fact that the book was written by a woman but narrated by a man provides some funny moments.

  • The Three Musketeers

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

17th Century France. Dashing young swordsman D’Artagnan heads for Paris, dreaming of serving the King as a member of his elite guard. On arrival, he meets the three musketeers - Athos, Porthos and Aramis - and the four men soon become fast friends. Together, they strive to outwit the murderous schemes of power-hungry Cardinal Richelieu, and save the Queen from a plot to dishonour her. Their adventures take them on a perilous journey through the French countryside and across the Channel to England....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable romp

  • By Andyjn on 07-10-17

An enjoyable romp

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

This is an enjoyable BBC production of the classic tale. The cast are good at their roles and bring the story to life.

  • The History of Science

  • By: Peter Whitfield
  • Narrated by: Peter Whitfield
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The History of Science offers a fascinating overview of the major leaps forward in science across the ages. From the mathematical and medical advances of the ancient world, to the Scientific Revolution in the Renaissance, to the ground-breaking developments of the 20th century, a precise chronological account of progress is given.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative

  • By Andyjn on 07-10-17

Informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

This is a very interesting and informative book about the history of science. I found it very enjoyable.

  • The Joy of Ancient History

  • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman, Bob Brier, and others
  • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman, Bob Brier, Craig G. Benjamin, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

For years, The Great Courses has taken lifelong learners on stirring explorations of our ancient roots; ones that bring you face to face with what history means, and how we use it to understand both the past and the present. So where's the best place to start? Right here with this eclectic and insightful collection of 36 lectures curated from our most popular ancient history courses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By Andyjn on 07-10-17

A good listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

This series consists of lectures from various great courses series. I found them to be an informative trip through history.

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  • Witness (Dramatised)

  • By: Nick Warburton
  • Narrated by: Tom Goodman-Hill, Paul Hilton, Peter Firth, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The gospel stories as you've never heard them before.

Everyone knows the story of Jesus' life as told in the Gospels - and perhaps because it is so familiar, we have forgotten what an extraordinary life it was. Through these five plays, the story is pieced together as if from the memories of those who were there and saw events for themselves: Jesus' mother, Mary; his closest friends; the Jewish high priest; and the Roman governor. They recount the events they witnessed as if they had happened just the other day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen and enjoyable

  • By Andyjn on 07-10-17

A good listen and enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-17

This BBC production comprises of performances and short documentaries about the story of Jesus Christ. The dramas are brought to life by a good cast.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful