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  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 712

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than 4 not as good as 1,2 or 3.

  • By J Breckenridge on 21-06-18

Ruined the characters

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

Reviewed: 26-07-18

The author built up amazing characters over the last 4 books just to ruin them in this one for apparently no reason. Most of the book can just be summed up by "my future self did this so I must do it" without even questioning it. Furthermore most of the characters are rendered useless and are just in this book because they were there in the previous ones.

The narration was very good.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Déjà vu all over again

  • By S. Kingston on 07-07-14

Too long

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

Reviewed: 26-07-18

That was a stretched story. You could tell the main story in 15 minutes.
I really struggle to finish it.
It is not bad but too long.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 36 Hours

  • The Blackout Series, Book 1
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

This is not the story of preppers with stockpiles of food, weapons, and a hidden bunker. This is the story of Colton Ryman, his stay-at-home wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world will be thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking

  • By kanundra on 06-09-16

Hard Sci Fi

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

Reviewed: 29-07-17

What made the experience of listening to 36 Hours the most enjoyable?

It could really happen

What was one of the most memorable moments of 36 Hours?

The End

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances? How does this one compare?

He was really good at expressing tensions and the feeling of time counting down

Any additional comments?

Best hard Sci Fi and apocalyptic book

  • The Spook's Secret

  • Wardstone Chronicles 3
  • By: Joseph Delaney
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, deal with the dark. Together they rid the county of witches, ghosts, and boggarts. In this third and terrifying instalment in the Wardstone Chronicles, the nights are drawing in and it's time for Tom and his master to move to Anglezarke, the Spook's winter house. Tom has heard it will be a sinister and menacing place but nothing could fully prepare him for what he finds there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Winning Third Book

  • By Bycicletire on 14-04-13

Good story but recording contain errors

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

Reviewed: 24-02-16

Where does The Spook's Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Good story, well written characters

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Spook's Secret?

As title said it reveals the secrets of the spook. After two books you think you know the characters but in this book you will learn about the spook's past.

Would you be willing to try another one of Thomas Judd’s performances?

Yes, I like his performance, especially changing accent

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes, it was supprising to know emotional part of the spook

Any additional comments?

everything was fine except some recording errors which are in one of the exciting part of the books, sigh

  • How We Learn

  • By: Monisha Pasupathi, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Monisha Pasupathi
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Learning is a lifelong adventure.It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age. Whether you're actively engaged in mastering a new skill, intuitively discovering an unfamiliar place, or even sleeping-which is fundamental to helping you consolidate and hold on to what you've learned-you are truly born to learn around the clock.But few of us know how we learn, which is the key to learning and studying more effectively.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great for scientist minds

  • By Dror Speiser on 27-05-15

Everything about learning

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

Reviewed: 18-09-15

Really good set of lectures covering recent knowledge about brain, learning, teaching etc. Very useful and practical.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Dani's Diary

  • By: Narinder Dhami
  • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Dani's mother has just got married - and Dani has acquired an awful new stepsister who doesn't want to have anything to do with her. To make things worse Dani has to move house and school - to the same school as Lalita, her stepsister. She confides in her beloved gran, who gives her a special gift to help distract her from all the turmoil. It's a copy of her diary that she kept as a child, detailing everything happened to her when her family moved from India to England in the 1960s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fifth part in Coppergate saga

  • By Piotr on 22-03-10

Fifth part in Coppergate saga

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-10

This is the fifth book by Narinder Dhami where action is placed in Coppergate School (other books: Bindi Babes, Bollywood Babes, Bhangra Babes, Sunita's secret)... and in my opinion this is the best one. Why I like this series? These books are funny, there are always some secrets and there are good for children because they can learn how to deal with real-life situation (which is maybe the most important for me as a father). The last one is the best because there are really two diaries (Dani's - present and Dani's grandmander's - past). I really enjoy this book. My daughter as well.

  • The Untold History of the Potato

  • By: John Reader
  • Narrated by: Martin Hyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

The potato - humble, lumpy, bland, familiar - is a decidedly unglamorous staple of the dinner table. Or is it? John Reader's narrative on the role of the potato in world history suggests we may be underestimating this remarkable tuber. From domestication in Peru 8,000 years ago to its status today as the world's fourth largest food crop, the potato has played a starring - or at least supporting - role in many chapters of human history.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Warmed up mis-Mash of Cold Potato

  • By John Trew on 07-02-10

history from the point of view of potatoes

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-10

As you can guess from the title this is history told from the point of view of potatoes. It is surplice for me how big was this impact of potatoes on the human history. This is a book for everyone how is interested in history. For me this book and her reader is also good for improving my English.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful