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  • H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, and others
  • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409

Known as ‘The Father of Science Fiction’, Herbert George Wells’ writing career spanned over 60 years. He was a writer of novels, short stories, nonfiction books and articles. As a young man, Wells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, sparking his infamous vocation as a science fiction writer. Introduced by film director and H. G. Wells fanboy Eli Roth, this collection features unabridged recordings of the novels performed by Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant and Alexander Vlahos.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant stories!

  • By Kazzakirk on 25-04-19

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 21-05-19

I loved this collection! I’m not a fan of Science Fiction novels, but I’ve always wanted to read several of H.G. Wells’ novels, so this was perfect. What made this better for me, was the fact that each novel was narrated by a different voice. That way you could separate and get lost in each new novel instead of them possibly blending into one, kind of like Stephen Fry and Sherlock Holmes. Each of these narrators did an amazing job!

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  • The Letter

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944

The Number One Kindle best seller guaranteed to break your heart. Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. Discover the Number One best seller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide.... Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Sheila on 19-07-15

Time tells two women’s stories

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

Reviewed: 10-03-19

This story contained so many levels, and explores the lives of two women’s lives over two different times that mingle in with each other. How each changes the others. The narration is beautiful and she feels it.

  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,611
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,566

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, Well told

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

Not What I Expected - In The Best Of Ways

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

This was different to what I expected in such a great way. The tales of the junior doctor Adam Kay, the ups, the downs, the funny side and the down right emotional. The fact that it was also narrated by Adan Kay made this so much better; funnier and more emotional because he lived it.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,588
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,660
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,656

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Fryed Potter

  • By Simon on 20-11-15

Reliving me childhood!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

This was amazing! Stephen Fry does an outstanding job. Love his Hatred!! Going through the series yet again, this time I thought I'd try it by listening to the audio book version. Loving it

  • Rose Madder

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

Roused by a single drop of blood, Rosie Daniels wakes up to the chilling realisation that her husband is going to kill her. And she takes flight - with his credit card. Alone in a strange city, Rosie begins to build a new life: she meets Bill Steiner and she finds an odd junk shop painting, Rose Madder, which strangely seems to want her as much as she wants it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly 'unturnoffable'. Very well read

  • By Paula on 13-04-11

Distracting Music, Overall A Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

The music was a little distracting from the story, especially when it was sometimes louder than the narrators. But overall, it was a good story and another good listen. I do enjoy a good Stephen King book and this has the bonus of being part narrated by him.

  • The Humans

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,230

One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A profound and shining star

  • By Kaggy on 24-08-13

never laughed so much

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

This book makes you think but also made me laugh so much while listening to it, which was genius

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,270
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,253

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

A story that stays with you and makes you think. I highly recommend to everyone! Teens and adults.

  • They Both Die at the End

  • By: Adam Silvera
  • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There's an app for that. It's called The Last Friend, and through it Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure - to live a lifetime in a single day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shook

  • By burlesque_queen on 14-05-18

Was hooked to the very end!

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

Reviewed: 20-03-18

I was hooked, listening to the very end. Quite an emotional concept with the age of the two main characters and the storyline. I couldn't stop listening. I found myself wanting to do household chores, to listen more to the story. Definitely highly recommend. And the way it ended. I'm not usually a fan, but with the way this book is set up, it's perfect.

The voice narrations are perfection for the portrayals of each of the characters. Amazing.

  • To Die For

  • By: Alice Clark-Platts
  • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 151

In an empty car park, Ryan James sits in his car contemplating death. He has set up a hose pipe that is pouring carbon monoxide into the car, and his deciding whether or not to close the last window and end it all. Finally, he gets a text and decides to end his life. Detective Martin is called to the scene the next day. At first she is convinced it is a simple suicide but as she looks deeper into the boy's life and his relationships she begins to wonder if someone else was involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant new author!

  • By MrsGj on 17-11-16

Good Little Short Story

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

An easy listen and kept me hooked. Listened to it while working out at the gym and it did what I wanted it to do. The story reminded me or a true event that happened not so long ago, until it got to a certain part. Nice little short story.