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  • Tales of the Unusual

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

From the author of the Audible #1 bestsellers The Stone Man, The Physics of the Dead, and In the Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You. Five more stories from Luke Smitherd to keep you intrigued, shocked, and asking what you would do...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't stop listening

  • By Joy Murphy on 30-01-17

Another Great Collection from Luke!

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

Reviewed: 20-01-17

Hello, I'm Bex and I'm a Lukaholic (Smitherdholic?). I'm rubbish at reviews but I just have to say how much I love Luke Smitherd's writing and narrating. Not a lot of authors can get away with narrating their own books, but he does an amazing job. The stories are fantastic too. "Keep your children close" is my favourite and leaves you wanting more. It's totally infuriating because you know the mystery and your own ideas about the story may be lost if it became a full novel, but I don't care - I neeeeeeeeed to know more! Neeeeeeeeed!!!

Basically the jist of this review is buy this audiobook and everything else written by Luke. Seriously.

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  • Hatch

  • By: James Stevens
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Ammon's job was simple, to care for the dragon eggs in the Nest. It should have been easy, but it wasn't. When the sun rose after the hatch, he had made an enemy of the most powerful man in the kingdom, and he would soon learn that was the least of his problems!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple but enjoyable

  • By Bex on 21-05-15

Simple but enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 21-05-15

This is a very simple story with quite two dimensional character. The good guys are very good and the bad guys are all very bad with no grey areas whatsoever. The story is quite predictable too.
So why 5 stars? Well I've been having a really bad run of books lately and even the better fantasy books take so bloody long to get into. It's been really refreshing to just be able to get straight into the story and just enjoy it for what it is. It also made my shift at work go faster, which is always appreciated!

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good one!

  • By Robyn on 23-11-16

Not What I Was Expecting, but Great!

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

Reviewed: 13-02-14

I thought that I had an idea what this story was going to be about. Oooh, a mysterious locked door, I wonder how many bodies are hidden there then? Hmm...an old German landlord who doesn't like people poking around, I don't trust him! This Veek character won't give internet access without her also knowing the password...what's she up to? Yeah, I've totally got this plot figured out.

No, I really have no idea what is happening now. Did that seriously just happen?! Sleep? Not a chance, I need to know what happens next! Loved this audiobook! Although at times at the beginning I wanted to to scream "Oh just kick the bloody door in!". Enjoyable, funny and a great performance by Ray Porter

  • The Return Man

  • By: V. M. Zito
  • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

The outbreak tore the USA in two. The east remains a safe haven. The west has become a ravaged wilderness. They call it the Evacuated States. It is here that Henry Marco makes his living. Hired by grieving relatives, he tracks down the dead to deliver peace. Now Homeland Security wants Marco, for a mission unlike any other. He must return to California, where the apocalypse began. Where a secret is hidden. And where his own tragic past waits to punish him again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good.

  • By ben on 10-05-12

Good Take on the Zombie Genre

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

Reviewed: 30-06-13

I love zombie stories but they can become a bit samey. This story has all the classic zombie elements, but I love the idea of the zombie threat being contained in one side of the US, and our character /choosing/ to stay on the overrun side in order to look for his wife. He also takes on the job of a 'Return Man' and is hired by people in the safe zone to track down infected family members to bring them and their distraught surviving family members some peace by returning them to the grave. He brings the family member proof by returning items of clothing or jewellery that the zombie was wearing. I also enjoy the idea of the zombies having some kind of basic memory, and returning to places that were important or routine to them in life. This is how Henry tracks family members down.

Some reviewers have complained about this audiobook being too gory. Well, it's a zombie story. Zombies eat people. I understand that different people have different expectations, but if blood and guts bothers you, don't buy a zombie audiobook :)

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  • Human Game

  • Hunting the Great Escape Murderers
  • By: Simon Read
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

In March 1944, 76 Allied officers tunnelled out of Stalag Luft III. Of the 73 captured, 50 were shot by direct order of Hitler. This is the story of how a British Bobby from Blackpool, Frank McKenna, was sent to post-war Germany on the express orders from Churchill to bring the Gestapo murderers to justice. In a quest that ranges from the devastated, bombed out cities of Europe to the horrors of the concentrations camps, McKenna is relentless in his pursuit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Probably Better in Book Format

  • By Bex on 18-06-13

Probably Better in Book Format

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

Reviewed: 18-06-13

What disappointed you about Human Game?

I was really looking forward to listening to this, as the plot sounded very interesting. However, I found it very difficult to get into and it was hard to remember the names. This could just be me, but it was hard to keep track of people when not seeing their names written down. I will probably give the book a go, but for me, the audiobook was a disappointment.

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