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  • The Jungle Book

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Alan Munro
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

The first collection of Kipling's classic tales. Includes "Mowgli's Brothers", "Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack", "Kaa's Hunting", "Road-Song of the Bandar-Log", "Tiger! Tiger!", "Mowgli's Song", "The White Seal", "Lukannon", "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", "Darzee's Chant", "Toomai of the Elephants", "Shiv and the Grasshopper", "Her Majesty's Servants", and "Parade Song of the Camp Animals".

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor

  • By Stu on 13-04-17

The Jungle Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-17

Just what I remember, well narrated, really evokes the India of the Raj. Well worth buying.

  • Kim

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Madhav Sharma
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Set in the days of the British Raj, Kipling's finest novel is the exciting and touching tale of an Irish orphan-boy who has lived free in the streets of Lahore before setting out, with a Tibetan Lama, on a double quest. This eventually leads to enrolment in the Indian Secret Service and a thrilling climax in the Himalayas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kim.

  • By jpp on 04-09-17

Kim.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-17

I've always liked this story but this audio book is too heavily abridged for my taste. It is perfectly good as an introduction to the tale but the unabridged story gives you a more intense taste of Kipling's India.

  • The Long Mars

  • The Long Earth, Book 3
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 661

The years 2040 - 2045: After the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption, there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has ulterior motives....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new really.

  • By Martin on 23-07-14

The Long Mars

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-17

At first I couldn't understand the Long Earth in book form but that and The Long Mars are so much easier to grasp in this form. I've rediscovered my love for Terry Pratchett's in this form. The narration is excellent, telling the story clearly. A must for all lovers of science fiction and fantasy.
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  • The Long Earth

  • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639

The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some said mad, others dangerous - scientist when she finds a curious gadget: a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a potato. It is the prototype of a life-changing invention....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing.

  • By Martin on 10-03-13

The Long Earth

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-17

A book I couldn't get interested iin when I read it but has really made an impression on me in this narration. It'so different to Terry Pratchett's usual work and so science fiction oriented that iit proved what a great author he was.

  • Consider Phlebas

  • Culture Series, Book 1
  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,596

The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction - cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Great Sci-Fi Novel

  • By scotty on 09-04-12

On Consider Phlebas

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-17

A book where you can understand and empathise with the characters, even though the action takes place in the distant future. All the actions are fully explained and justified by the conditions which apply at the time being written about.

  • Without Remorse

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 27 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

His code name is Mr Clark. And his work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded, and efficient...but who is he really? In a harrowing tour de force, Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality - to become the CIA legend, Mr Clark.

This is an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness. Without mercy. Without guilt. Without remorse.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to sample before deciding to purchased

  • By Ian W. on 07-05-16

Exciting and compelling fiction.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-17

Better than the first time I read it, fast paced, keeps your attention right to the end.

  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,462

My name is Peter Grant, and until January, I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant original story great narrator

  • By valb on 05-08-11

Rivers of London

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-17

The start of a very good series of novel's, gets your attention from the firt word.

  • The Last Hero

  • A Discworld Fable
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646

Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. He doesn't like the way they let men grow old and die. The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole. With a vengeance. That'll mean the end of world, if no one stops him in time. Someone is going to try. So who knows who the last hero really is?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Pratchet

  • By Run40 on 19-07-14

The Last Hero.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-16

It must be five years since I read this book, it's even better than I remember .

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  • Moving Pictures

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

Cameras roll - which means the imps inside have to paint really fast - on the fantastic Discworld when the alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? As the alien clichés of Tinsel Town pour into the world, it's up to the Disc's first film stars to find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good Listen

  • By zac on 14-04-13

Moving Pictures

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-16

Brilliant, just like all Pratchett's novels. A skewed look at the movie industry......... Discworld style. Funny and witty

  • Maskerade

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 851

The show must go on, as murder, music, and mayhem run riot in the night. The Opera House, Ankh-Morpork, is a huge, rambling building, where innocent young sopranos are lured to their destiny by a strangely familiar evil mastermind in a hideously deformed evening dress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In the unlikely event you've never read Pratchett

  • By nicole on 26-08-13

Maskerade

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-16

How Agnes ( Perdita) Nitt went to Ankh Morpork to be It's an opera singer and, with the help of Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg discovered that she'd rather be a Witch back in Lancre.