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  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, loved it

  • By B.Watson on 08-05-18

bingeworth

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

Reviewed: 17-10-18

An immersive and compelling read.
A book filled with complicated, not always likeable characters. Great read.

  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos of the parahuman world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The funniest accountant ever written

  • By Cam on 15-05-16

hope there are more of Fred's adventures.

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

Reviewed: 28-07-18

A fun read. great for relaxing with. I hope there is more to come from this author.

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  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,066
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,061

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

A slow burn.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Thriller meets sci-fi meets horror. A book that passes the one more chapter test .

  • Do No Harm

  • Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery
  • By: Henry Marsh
  • Narrated by: Jim Barclay
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726

What is it really like to be a brain surgeon, to hold someone's life in your hands, to drill down into the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? In this brutally honest account, one of the country's top neurosurgeons reveals what it is to play god in life-and-death situations. Henry Marsh gives us a rare insight into the intense drama of the operating theatre and the exquisite complexity of the human brain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Brain surgeon in the 21st century nhs

  • By David on 15-07-14

Facinating

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

A wonderful book that gives a glimpse into the life of a brain surgeon .

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

  • By: Susanna Clarke
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246

Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2005.

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasingly long

  • By Felix on 24-08-05

Ruined by the narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

This is book has a complex plot made difficult to follow by a flat reading

  • Hell's Super

  • Circles in Hell, Book One
  • By: Mark Cain
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Steve is hell's super, its handyman. Being Mr. Fixit to the underworld keeps him and his assistant, Orson Welles (yes, that Orson Welles), pretty busy, since things go on the blink all the time down there. No malfunction has ever created so much inconvenience, though, as the malfunction of hell's escalator, which leads from the pearly gates to the depths of Hades. What's worse: The breakdown appears to be sabotage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hell's looking at you, kid...

  • By K. J. Noyes on 21-01-16

a promising start

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

A nice holiday read. Not too taxing & lightly humorous. I will read the series.

  • The Second Coming

  • By: John Niven
  • Narrated by: Nick Landrum
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

God takes a look at the Earth around the time of the Renaissance, and everything looks pretty good - so he takes a holiday. In heaven time this is just a week's fishing trip, but on Earth several hundred years go by. When God returns, he finds all hell has broken loose: world wars, holocausts, famine, capitalism and "fucking Christians everywhere". There's only one thing for it. They're sending the kid back. JC, reborn, is a struggling musician in New York City, trying to teach the one true commandment: be nice!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very funny

  • By P on 08-01-16

A weekend read/ listen

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

Reviewed: 25-06-17

An excellent story with an engaging narrator. Funny,thought provoking & heartbreaking. Well worth a listen.

  • Lawyers in Hell

  • By: Chris Morris, Janet Morris
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Wallace
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Heaven lays down the law and Hell gets more hellish in Lawyers in Hell, marking the return of Heroes in Hell - the greatest shared universe of all time. The commandments weren't merely suggestions - and there were over 300 of them. And now, as the higher powers send auditors through the underworlds to dispense yet greater injustice, heroes and villains from all of history are about to be reminded that sin doesn't pay...and in Hell, neither does virtue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the effort

  • By Fire Horse on 31-05-17

Worth the effort

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

Reviewed: 31-05-17

A great collection of stories marred only by a mediocre narrator. Still worth a listen

  • The Name of the Rose

  • By: Umberto Eco
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 614

This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sean Barrett does justice to this wonderful text.

  • By Booklover on 12-01-15

A literary work out

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

This is not an easy book to read in any format but this version is compelling. Intricate detail & medieval philosophy combine to make a stunning murder mystery.

  • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

Kate Schechter would like to know why everyone she meets knows her name - and why Thor, the Norse god of thunder, keeps showing up on her doorstep. Dirk Gently, detective and refrigerator wrestler, can uncover the mystery, and only the absurdist wit of Douglas Adams can recount them with such relentless humor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply brilliant

  • By Rachel on 15-11-12

A Classic

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

Reviewed: 30-04-17

Wonderful to hear Douglas Adams read this beloved story. Worth having even for longtime fans

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