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Jean Claude Ard Van Pierre

England
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  • Vampire CEO

  • By: Erin Bedford
  • Narrated by: Krys Janae
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Tossed out by her coven, Abigail has to brave the human world and get a real job. With no skills outside of potions and spells, she magics her way out of unemployment and into the executive suite of Midnight Pharmaceutical. But something strange is going on at Midnight. While her boss is the very definition of dark and mysterious, he makes her witchy sense tingle with his odd hours and the string of women leaving his office every day. She'll find out what's happening at Midnight if her boss doesn't take a bite out of her first.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good!

  • By Jean Claude Ard Van Pierre on 07-02-19

Pretty good!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

Not normally my cup of tea, but I gave it a listen anyway and I liked it. It reminded me more of a YA novel, but with some definite adult stuff thrown in there. The performance was on point also. I reckon I'd listen to a follow up.

  • The Call of the Weird

  • Travels in American Subcultures
  • By: Louis Theroux
  • Narrated by: Louis Theroux
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

For 10 years, Louis Theroux has been making programmes about off-beat characters on the fringes of US society. Now he revisits America and the people who have most fascinated him to try to discover what motivates them, why they believe the things they believe, and to find out what has happened to them since he last saw them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourite downloads so far

  • By CA Weir on 26-06-07

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

I've been a huge fan of Louis for years and always wondered what happened to some of the people afterwards and this tells you about some of them. Sad the book is over, I could listen to Louis for days.

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,023

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Sci-fi with a Modern Style

  • By Simon on 07-06-18

It was... alright?

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

Reviewed: 24-06-18

Started off as a promising classic SciFi story, however I found that the plot tended to waver and then by the end I lost interest. I was expecting more about the creators, I was left wanting more and the way the story ended I don't think those wants will ever be remedied.

The performance was awesome however.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Extinct

  • Extracted, Book 3
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

The end of the world has been avoided - for now. With Miri and her team of extracted heroes still on the run, Mother, the disgraced former head of the British Secret Service, has other ideas.... While Mother retreats to her bunker to plot her next move, Miri, Ben, Safa and Harry travel far into the future to ensure that they have prevented the apocalypse. But what they find just doesn't make sense. London in 2111 is on the brink of annihilation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing sequel, read by phenomenally talented CP!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-05-18

Amazing apart from one thing...

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

Reviewed: 30-05-18

I knew there would be something that would go unexplained the most I heard it first mentioned. I knew it would annoy me too and now the book is over, I'm actually quite angry about it. When they were in the future and everyone swore, they all got a warning, all except Safa. Whenever she swore, she didn't get a warning, she was the only one and this was never explained why. Why put something like that in there if you weren't going to explain it?!

Aside from that and a few other niggles like how Mother had Kate try and turn Alpha was never explained. Shocking that she was an informant for mother, but why did Mother try and push Alpha to the other side? For what purpose did she do this?

I'm hoping this plants seeds for a fourth book, maybe Kate is the next evil mastermind, maybe things that went unexplained will be answered.

Overall though, I loved every minute of it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Half Supernatural thriller, half Yes Minister

  • By Anonymous User on 16-03-18

Boring I thought...

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

Reviewed: 27-03-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No I wouldn't, I kept finding myself tuning out to what was being said. Nothing in the story really gripped me. The start had promise and it quickly went downhill from there.

What was most disappointing about Yahtzee Croshaw’s story?

The story.

Which character – as performed by Yahtzee Croshaw – was your favourite?

Amanda because she has an idetic memory.

Was Differently Morphous worth the listening time?

No it wasn't.

Any additional comments?

Massively disappointing after listening to his other books. Didn't really see the point of the story, sure it's political but that's never interested me. Not even references to his better books could keep my interest. Such a shame as I'm a huge fan, not just a huge fan of this. But it's not likely he or anyone else will care what I think.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG the best book EVER!!!

  • By Teri on 15-01-18

Pretty good time travel story

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

Reviewed: 16-03-18

The science got a bit confusing at times but I thoroughly enjoyed this, buy it!

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,204

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

  • By Simon on 08-02-18

This series just keeps getting better

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Any additional comments?

There have been very few books I've read/listened to that has ever captivated me like this series has. At the start of the series I found my self getting quite tiresome of Skippy, but as the series went on I grew to love the guy and the relationship with him and Joe. Throughout this entire book I actually found myself worried about what will happen to him. Will they find a conduit that will allow him to fix himself?

Throughout the entire book I had that sense of dread at the back of my mind, much like the characters did. I found myself overcome with relief when he eventually did, then I found myself with excitement and dread at the ending of the book with the Maxults. Very few books have actually gotten me emotionally invested in a story like this one has.

Now I find myself at a loss because now I have to wait for the next one to come out. This needs to happen ASAP, RC Bray, push aside all of your other projects!

  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack 3
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 931

This publisher's pack contains Sanctuary (book 5) and Rebellion (book 6) of the After It Happened series. Set in the UK in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious illness that swept the country and left millions dead, the series follows the trials facing a reluctant hero, Dan, and the group he forms around him. They must battle the elements, find sufficient supplies and equipment to survive, and protect themselves against the most destructive force on the planet: other people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Real Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

  • By Simon on 20-02-18

Fantastic story overall

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Got the first book in this saga just out of chance and I was a fan of RC Bray, must say, this is one of my favourite stories I've listened to on Audible. Well worth the time spent and the ending was very emotional.

Do yourself a favour and get it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,570
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,557

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jazzed Up Sci-Fi Crime Caper

  • By Simon on 15-11-17

Not bad, not as good as the Martian though...

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

Reviewed: 23-11-17

Yeah it wasn't bad, tough to overcome the brilliance of The Martian but it's up there as a great title in itself. Give it a listen!

  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack, Books 1 & 2
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964

This omnibus edition contains Survival (book 1) and Humanity (book 2) of the After It Happened series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Story and Very Enjoyable

  • By David on 30-09-17

Wasn't sure about this at first...

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Bit weird at first considering it's set in England but you have RC Bray narrating it. Odd choice as while RC Bray is my favourite narrator it just sounds weird when he tries to do an English accent, he just reminds me of Skippy from Expeditionary Force! Once you get past that though I found these two books very enjoyable and currently listening to books 3 and 4!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful