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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,855
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,867
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,838

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Way better than the movie

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

Reviewed: 10-02-19

The movie pales in comparison to this reading of the book. There are several events in the book they skipped that you won’t want to. And more of Mark Watney’s signature mix of determination, foolhardiness, intelligence and wit.

The narration is excellent to the point why I wondered why Matt Daman didn’t sound like RC Bray in the movie.

This book also made me laugh, out loud, at inconvenient times.

I love this book! It’s now one of my go to books. I can pick it up and put it down anywhere and I never get bored of listening to it. It had me from to go.

  • Nemesis

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Seven years ago the New Earth colony received one final message from Earth...a warning. First a global pandemic, then the emergence of a new species. A war for survival ravaged the Sol system. Now they are coming for the colony. Many colonists don't believe it, but Connor does. They must prepare. They must fight. But how can they survive something that killed every person back on Earth?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great sci-fi romp

  • By S. D. Edwards on 26-02-19

Middle book of a trilogy

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

Reviewed: 10-02-19

I can’t lie, I really enjoy this series.
I Where it falls down for me is that it needs the other books to complete the story. I don’t feel a good book should leave you on a cliffhanger, this isn’t a tv series or podcast. Yes, there is some conclusion, but after reading a lot of fantasy novels, bythese feel more like the end of a good chapter than the conclusion of a book. However I guess that if you’re considering buying this book, as the second one, you’re already hunting for answers just be prepared that they aren’t all given here. You’ll need to buy at least another one after this.

  • The Rise of Io

  • By: Wesley Chu
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Ella Patel, thief, con-artist and smuggler, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. One night, she happens upon a man and woman being attacked. The man freezes, leaving the woman to fight off five attackers at once, before succumbing. As she dies, to both Ella and the man's surprise, the sparkling light that rises from the woman enters Ella, instead of the man. She soon realizes she's been inhabited by Io, a low-ranking Quasing. Now Ella must help the alien presence to complete her mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-02-19

A gem

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

Reviewed: 18-01-19

I really enjoyed this book after coming across it accidentally and deciding to give it a try. I enjoy the writing style and a sassy, sarcastic, feisty, Indian heroine was really refreshing. The plot was good and I liked the way the author introduces you to the world he has created. I will search out more of his books and I hope audible hurry’s up with the sequel!

  • Executed

  • Extracted, Book 2
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,966
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,864

The team of heroes extracted from their timelines to stop the impending apocalypse didn't think they needed a leader. But they've got one anyway. With their mission in tatters, Miri has been called in to steady the ship. And to focus them on their assignment: preventing the end of the world. The problem is, the world doesn't know it's in danger. With governments pursuing them relentlessly, attempting to steal the time-travel device to use for their own ends, the heroes are on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unputdownable - an absolute must listen

  • By Londongirl on 12-06-17

Character driven thrilling story

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

Reviewed: 16-11-17

This story centres around its characters. Those characters are each brilliantly crafted in their own way. Well thought about and well delivered. Once you love the characters the story is easily enjoyed as you relish their comings and goings. Together with this, the authors has executed a cleaver but beautifully simple plot to the highest level. These combine to make a great read or listen.
The narrator does a 10/10 job bringing the characters to life and allows you to easily and quickly slip into their world as they slip into yours.

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,288

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

Surprising

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

Reviewed: 17-10-16

I can't say I've been a fan of Anthony Horowitz's other books but I loved this one. I didn't guess whodunnit in either storyline, it got me hooked and I loved the gentler pace reminiscent of all my favourite classic authors, which was afterall the point!

There was a time when I began to be a little impatient with the referential nature of the book with the book, as someone who has read and loved all Agatha Christie, GK Chesterton, Dorothy L Sayers stories, but it was explained in context and added some fun to the story thereafter.

A really good listen, I'm glad I tried it.

  • Catch 22

  • By: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Trevor White
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311

At the heart of Joseph Heller's best-selling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well read

  • By A G R on 03-02-13

Greatness

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

Reviewed: 22-02-16

This novel was, is and always will be one of the greatest and most complete novels if all times. Whether it's a first read/listen or a hundred and first read/listen, it is utterly engaging with countless new depths to discover on each encounter. It is always on my audible as it is the only novel I can dependably turn to and listen to from any point within the story, always being instantly engaged.

It's a rather good piece of literature.

I thoroughly recommend it.

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,108

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic modern fantasy storytelling

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-05-11

Captivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

This book kept me up all night! I just had to know what happened next. It has also captivated sceptical members of my family. The characters are witty and engaging, the writing evocative and imaginative. For these reasons I don't recommend it as a bedtime listen, you will find yourself gripped and staying awake for "just one more chapter" which lasts all night. I listened to it whilst driving and was glad of all the usual annoyances, the relish with which I waited in traffic jams or at red lights was unprecedented!

The reader is excellent and his portrayal of the characters allows you immerse yourself in the story without distractions.