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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 272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

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

Grandfather of Sci-Fi brought to life

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Sci-Fi classics from HG Wells, these stories have inspired so many films and other writers it is great to hear them again unchanged. The performances are excellent, only let down by some "incontinent" editing!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,145

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take my money and give me book 3

  • By John on 08-03-17

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

I normally listen to a book over a week or so, this one I could not put down. Can not wait for the next one

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Passage to Mutiny

  • By: Alexander Kent
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

October 1789, New South Wales, and into Sydney, capital of Britain's infant colony, sails the frigate Tempest. She is one of His Majesty's ships employed in policing the new southern trade routes. Her captain is Richard Bolitho, who hopes to be ordered home to England. Instead he is dispatched on a mission to the islands of the Great South Sea, where he must face hazards of fickle winds, pirates, and savage islanders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book, very well read

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-05-18

Let down by poor audio

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Sounds like it was ripped from audio cassettes, old ones at that rather then the original master recording

  • Into the Storm

  • Destroyermen, Book 1
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS Walker---a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer---finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover---and emerges somewhere else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Journey into the Unknown

  • By Simon on 07-09-15

One of the best books I have had in a while

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

Reviewed: 22-04-14

Don't expect to get much done if you buy this book or the audio version, it is almost impossible to put down. I am just glad this is part f a series and the first book defiantly sets a cracking passe.

  • Stand into Danger

  • By: Alexander Kent
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Despatched on a secret mission, the company of a 28-gun frigate must face the hazards of conspiracy, treason, and piracy. And recently appointed third lieutentant Richard Bolitho must learn to accept his new responsibilities as a King's officer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As good as all those years ago

  • By Simon on 14-10-15

A great listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-11

I remember reading Midshipman Bilitho when I was much younger, this moves the character along as he experiences the trials of being a lieutenant and his first brush with the fairer sex. It is a shame that the next book in the series is no available through audible.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful