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  • The Hunger Games: Special Edition

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Maslany
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69

Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany narrates a brand-new special edition recording of the first audiobook in the worldwide best-selling trilogy from Suzanne Collins! In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please have Tatiana narrate the next two books!

  • By Alison Morris on 05-12-18

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

A really interesting story from a first person perspective, I really enjoyed the whole book, very well narrated

Alien: Out of the Shadows
    An Audible Original Drama
    
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        Rutger Hauer,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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    Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    5,065 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,704

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!!

  • By Chris on 27-04-16

Pretty darn good !

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

Reviewed: 18-01-17

compared to the quality of the first two films I wasn't expecting too much from this audio book but it was actually excellently woven into both. Quite a bit of swearing that probably wasn't necessary but true to the films in that respect.

  • Conclave

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Roy Mcmillan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,105

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarrely gripping

  • By Biker on 12-01-17

Well written book

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Conclave wasn't the story i was expecting from Robert Harris but I enjoyed it anyway, quite informative while remaining interesting.

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  • Only Time Will Tell

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story-telling

  • By Kirstine on 16-06-11

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

I thought I would give this novel a try as it was offered free, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the book, I will be downloading the next story in the Harry Clifton Chronicles soon. Recommended

  • Winter: A Berlin Family, 1899-1945

  • By: Len Deighton
  • Narrated by: James Lailey
  • Length: 24 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Epic prelude to the classic spy trilogy Game, Set and Match that follows the fortunes of a German dynasty during two world wars. Winter takes us into a large and complex family drama, into the lives of two German brothers - both born close upon the turn of the century, both so caught up in the currents of history that their story is one with the story of their country, from the Kaiser's heyday through Hitler's rise and fall.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good overall

  • By Rob on 15-10-16

Good overall

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

Reviewed: 15-10-16

I thought the story was a little slow in parts but overall a good account of life between WW1 & WW2 for the Winter family. I will definitely be listening to more Len Deighton novels.

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  • The Afghan

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

When British and US intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation, they're ready for action. But what can they do? They know nothing about the attack, so they plant The Afghan, a prisoner of Guantanamo Bay and a former commander of the Taliban.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Review of the Afghan

  • By Hayley J. on 15-11-07

Good story

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

Reviewed: 01-08-16

Good story with some past characters, believable plot with interesting background information on AQ etc

  • The Fist of God

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins
  • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

During those fateful weeks before Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, a fragment of radio intercept had referred to Qubth-ut-Allah, a devastating secret weapon that could rain death and destruction on the Allied forces. Despite Allied scepticism, Major Mike Martin, an SAS man who can pass as an Arab, is sent into Kuwait to assess Iraqi strength and help the resistance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read! Miss at your peril!

  • By sacffolding on 03-08-12

Well narrated, not quite usual standard

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

Reviewed: 23-04-16

I found this Forsyth harder to follow than others and was surprised by how sexually graphic some parts were, overall not as enjoyable as others but still decent

  • The Prestige

  • By: Christopher Priest
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose each other. In the course of pursuing each other's ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magician's craft can command. Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Anna on 26-02-07

Excellent story

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

Reviewed: 28-03-15

Really loved the film and heard Simon Vance saying this was one of his favourite books that he has narrated, so decided to purchase. The book is quite different to the film but overall probably better which is saying a lot as I love the film. Very well narrated as you would expect from Simon Vance and superb story, well recommended. Going to try more Christopher Priest stories now!

  • The Day of the Jackal

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 570

One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, Operations Chief of the O. A. S., to assassinate General de Gaulle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Forsyth novel meets a great narrator

  • By Jernau Gurgeh on 13-01-12

Great story

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

Great story and characters, well narrated. My only criticism would be the unnecessary sexual content which at some points was actually a bit comical, shame because its a great story otherwise.

  • Lorna Doone [Naxos]

  • By: R. D. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 25 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

The Doones are a clan of murdering thieves, and among their victims is John Ridd's father. The strong, noble Ridd determines to avenge his father's death; but his plans are complicated when he falls in love with one of the hated family - the beautiful Lorna. Lorna is promised against her will to another; and that other will not let her go lightly. Set amid the political turmoils of the late 17th century, Lorna Doone brings West Country history and legends alive with wonderfully imaginative fiction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Atmospheric Reading of Classic Tale

  • By Tei on 21-04-11

excellent novel

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

Reviewed: 28-01-15

A classic novel, very atmospheric with interesting characters also quite funny. Really enjoyed listening to this book on my commute, narrator superb!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful