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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,221
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,998

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

rp1

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

Reviewed: 10-01-19

All I can say is outstanding. this is soooo much better than the film. listen and enjoy

  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,301

Space travel just isn't what it used to be. With the invention of Quantum Teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stumbled across this 'plying' beauty

  • By M.Brad on 11-04-17

good and enjoyable space rump.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

the story was enjoyable and I would recommend it to others. however the ideas and the creativity of ideas seemed not to get to the story line, which to me was the weakest part. strange since some of the concepts we're excellent.

  • The Wire in the Blood

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771

Young girls are disappearing around the country, and there is nothing to connect them to one another. Dr Tony Hill sets his team an exercise: they are given the details and asked to discover links between the cases. Only one officer comes up with a theory that is ridiculed...until one of their own is murdered. For Tony Hill the murder becomes a matter for personal revenge, and, joined by colleague Carol Jordan, he embarks on a game where hunter and hunted can all too easily be reversed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wire in the Blood

  • By Rachel on 03-11-15

very enjoyable listen.

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

Reviewed: 14-01-18

good story really enjoyed the narrator. the plot was chilling and at time a little too well visualised. I would recommend this crime thrillers.

  • The Power of One

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 444

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic reading of a great book

  • By Sarah on 20-08-06

great book highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 30-10-17

the power of one I felt this was a very special book extremely well read. I could not recommend it more highly I looked forward to hearing the next element. the one down side the book is suggested to be based on the authors life story. after doing some research after listening, laughing and crying at the book I was disappointed to find the link to the authors life we're slight. however a great story and joyous to listen to.

  • The Men Who Stare at Goats

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 578

In 1979, a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US Army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Ronson at his best

  • By David Grogan on 04-09-16

Very poor

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

Reviewed: 30-10-17

I have to say the book takes some facts and then builds on facts with opinions which are not proven. I think it would better if the book was narrated by an unbiased reader. my opinion is that I could not recommend this to anyone.

  • High-Rise

  • By: J. G. Ballard
  • Narrated by: Tom Hiddleston
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 885

From the author of the Sunday Times best seller Cocaine Nights comes an unnerving tale of life in a modern tower block running out of control. Within the concealing walls of an elegant forty-storey tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on "enemy" floors and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for riots and technological mayhem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing Fable

  • By G. K. Lowell on 14-05-15

I gave up, after giving it a good go.

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

Reviewed: 24-08-17

this is the only book I have ever given up on. totally unrealistic story line. the whole story and the manner it is narrated is trying too hard. there is a self importance that comes across which is completely misplace and becomes increasingly irritating as the book trudges along. my opinion​ a waste of time. I did get to chapter 8 of 19 so I think I gave the book ever chance.

  • The Killing Bay

  • Foroyar Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Chris Ould
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

When a group of international activists arrive on the Faroe Islands intent on stopping whale hunts, or grindadrap, tensions between islanders and protestors run high. And when a woman is found murdered only hours after a violent confrontation at a whale drive, the circumstances seem purposely designed to create even more animosity between the two sides. For Faroese detective Hjalti Hentze and DI Jan Reyna, the case exposes personal connections and conflicts of interest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, well read

  • By mollyeyre on 03-03-17

ok but not special

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

Reviewed: 24-08-17

overall ok, but the story meanders and never really goes going. the depth of the characters is pretty shallow. the plus the story does paint a good picture at least in my mind of the Faroe islands which was a pleasurable experience.

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  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322

Amos Decker is a former professional football player whose career was ended by a terrible hit. Now a police detective, Amos is still haunted by a side effect from the accident he can never forget. One night Decker comes home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law horrifically murdered. Obviously scarred and nearly broken, Decker has to use his skills as a detective and his unusual brain capacity to try to catch the monster who killed his family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent story ruined by poor naration

  • By M Fowler on 30-05-16

One of the best detective books

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

Reviewed: 21-08-17

If you could sum up Memory Man in three words, what would they be?

I liked this book alot, a most enjoyable book it takes many twists and turns. The narrator adds to the story and keeps the place and momentum at the right level in my view. I will look to buy other books in the series.

  • Eye For An Eye

  • DI Gilchrist , Book 1
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 990

One psychopath. One killer. The Stabber. Six victims, all wife beaters. Each stabbed to death through their left eye. Six victims, all wife beaters. Each stabbed to death through their left eye. The cobbled lanes and backstreets of St Andrews provide the setting for these brutal killings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking for more

  • By Kaz on 24-04-13

Good enough for me to buy book 2 and 3.

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

Reviewed: 21-08-17

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

A good listen really enjoyed the book, I bought book 2 and 3 so that's a reasonable recommendation from my point of view.

  • Hunting Hitler's Nukes

  • The Secret Race to Stop the Nazi Bomb
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

In the Spring of 1940, as Britain reeled from defeats on all fronts and America seemed frozen in isolation, one fear united the British and American leaders like no other: the Nazis had stolen a march on the Allies towards building the atomic bomb. So began the hunt for Hitler's nuclear weapons - nothing else came close in terms of priorities. It was to be the most secret war of those wars fought amongst the shadows. The highest stakes. The greatest odds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping story of an epic endeavour

  • By JohnA on 30-01-17

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 21-08-17

What did you like most about Hunting Hitler's Nukes?

A very interesting real story that explains the determination and resilience of humans when they believe in 110% in the need to succeed. Learning about these few people led by a scout leader who stopped the world being changed, was humbling.
The very start was a little lacking talking about the authors drivers to write the book was not needed in my opinion. Otherwise fully recommend.