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  • The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Earth's Children 1
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

Clan of the Cave Bear is the first novel in Jean M. Auel's magnificent best-selling epic of life 35,000 years ago. Leave the 21st century and go back to Ice Age Europe. Follow Ayla, a Cro-Magnon child who loses her parents in an earthquake and is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthal, the Clan. See how the Clan's wary suspicion is gradually transformed into acceptance of this girl, so different from them, under the guidance of its medicine woman, Iza, and its wise holy man, Creb. Immerse yourself in a world dictated by the demands of survival in a hostile environment, and be swept away in an epic tale of love, identity and struggle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting story

  • By Catherine Howard on 14-10-17

Love this classic

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

Reviewed: 22-08-18

Haven’t read this in many years and was a childhood favourite so the audio was a bit of a gamble, however gamble paid off its well narrated and it was a pleasure to listen to

  • The Crooked Staircase

  • A Jane Hawk Novel (Jane Hawk, Book 3)
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom - and free will - of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane’s enemies are determined to see her dead...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Jane Hawk book yet

  • By Carole on 18-06-18

Ok if you like the series but not as stand alone book

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

Reviewed: 18-08-18

Great chapter of the series but doesn’t work as a stand-alone book
Great narration perfect for the character

  • Watchers

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT

  • By Amelialegbar ♥️ on 26-05-18

Excellent Koontz at his best

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

Reviewed: 21-07-18

Really enjoyed this audio version of a Koontz classic
Arguably one of his finest stories, with great narration

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Jupiter War

  • Owner Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Alan Saul is now part human and part machine, and our solar system isn't big enough to hold him. He craves the stars but can't leave yet. His sister, Var, is trapped on Mars, on the wrong side of a rebellion, and Saul's human side won't let her die. He must leave Argus Station to stage a dangerous rescue - but mutiny is brewing onboard, as Saul's robots make his crew feel increasingly redundant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic classic sf series

  • By M. Young on 02-12-17

Epic sci-fi journey

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Really enjoyed this trilogy
Great sci-fi journey with some good interesting commentary on society and values if you look for the subtext
Good narration and pace
Would recommend them

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,617

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rich Drama of Complex Emotions

  • By Simon on 30-06-17

Decent listen

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

Reviewed: 23-04-18

Slow starter but builds to gather pace and plot deepens
Not my usual type of book but enjoyed it
Most performances are good but there is the odd dodgy voice / accent

  • Ricochet Joe

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Joe Mandel is a perfectly ordinary guy from a perfectly ordinary town - a college student and community volunteer who dreams of one day publishing a novel. When a series of strange intuitions leads him to a crime in progress, Joe jumps headlong into danger without hesitation. In the aftermath, he wonders about the uncanny impulse that suddenly swept over him. Until new friend Portia Montclair, the strangely wise daughter of the local police chief, explains to him what sent him ricocheting around town like a crazy pinball.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing special

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-18

GooD short story

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

Reviewed: 13-01-18

Really enjoyed this, being short it’s a good motorway listen for that mundane 2 hr journey
Good story which could easily become a longer novel or series

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  • The Silent Corner

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

"I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered...unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demand: find the truth, no matter what. There is no one else to speak for Jane's husband - or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really scary, couldn't put it down

  • By Kathryn on 29-06-17

Nice change from usual characters

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Good book and well read but definitely part one of a series
Well worth it

  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,749

Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Something Literally From Out of the Blue!

  • By Simon on 28-07-17

Not good couldn't listen to it all

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

Would you try another book written by Jon Ronson or narrated by Jon Ronson?

No sorry I did not enjoy this at all and was disappointed with it , I probably should have read reviews before downloading as wasn't my cup of tea as they say

Would you ever listen to anything by Jon Ronson again?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Didn't enjoy style

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed

Any additional comments?

Not a fan - sorry

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 11.22.63

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,936

What if you could go back in time and change the course of history?11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless.... King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill who becomes the love of Jake's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Return to top form

  • By John on 14-12-11

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 31-08-17

This is a good book and excellent narration
A little drawn out perhaps at times but as usual king gives value for money and provides a detailed tail for the reader
Romance and time travel with the odd bit of king gore A- I would say

  • 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 6,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,009

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
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-16

Well written
Exceptional reading perfectly pitched to match the narrative really enjoyed this audio book