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  • The Constantine Affliction

  • A Pimm and Skye Adventure, Book 1
  • By: T. Aaron Payton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

It is 1864, and London is a city in transition. The Constantine Affliction - a strange malady that kills some of its victims and physically transforms others into the opposite sex - has spread scandal and upheaval throughout society. Scientific marvels and disasters, such as clockwork courtesans, the alchemical fires of Whitechapel, electric carriages, and acidic monsters lurking in the Thames, have forever altered the face of the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By susan on 01-05-15

Steampunk at its best...

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

Reviewed: 27-01-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

its a great read with interesting characters especially the development between the main character, his wife and his love interest

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ellie and Freddie,
Ellie because I fell for about half way through the book, I am Jealous of Pimm...
and Freddie because she was just brilliant in every scene

What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

almost perfect, cant explain it

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

where Ellie first finds out about Freddie

Any additional comments?

the lovecraftian things were a little out of the blue but overall its a great overall plot, great characters and a pretty good love story

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Island 731

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Mark Hawkins, former park ranger and expert tracker, is out of his element, working onboard the Magellan, a research vessel studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But his work is interrupted when, surrounded by 30 miles of refuse, the ship and its high-tech systems are plagued by a series of strange malfunctions and the crew is battered by a raging storm. When the storm fades and the sun rises, the beaten crew awakens to find themselves anchored in the protective cove of a tropical island...and no one knows how they got there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • spooky stuff

  • By ssbsts23 on 22-01-15

spooky stuff

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

Reviewed: 22-01-15

What did you like most about Island 731?

the characters Hawkins and Joliet, an interesting twist

What did you like best about this story?

the descriptions of the characters and creatures

Which scene did you most enjoy?

most of them between Hawkins and Bray

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

Some parts made me say "F****** RUN" out loud, but over all no

Any additional comments?

amusing, interesting, a cliche here and there but its all in good fun

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Mogworld

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. He's awfully grumpy. Plus, he's been dead for about 60 years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly, bizarrely wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all. On his side, he's got a few shambling corpses, an inept thief, and a powerful death wish. But he's up against tough odds....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story and narration after first hour.

  • By Kieran on 17-11-12

like ZP, then you will love this

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

Reviewed: 14-01-15

Where does Mogworld rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

one of the funniest but I wouldn't read it again

Who was your favorite character and why?

Thaddeus, he always seems to lighten every scene he was in, always made me laugh

What about Yahtzee Croshaw’s performance did you like?

the has a voice that can make angels feel funny

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

pointless cash-in

Any additional comments?

great read, lots of fun with great characters and a half decent plot, the ending could be better but besides that its was great

  • The Long Way Down

  • Daniel Faust, Book 1
  • By: Craig Schaefer
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Nobody knows the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas like Daniel Faust, a sorcerer for hire and ex-gangster who uses black magic and bullets to solve his clients' problems. When an old man comes seeking vengeance for his murdered granddaughter, what looks like a simple job quickly spirals out of control. Soon Daniel stands in the crossfire between a murderous porn director; a corrupt cop with a quick trigger finger; and his own former employer, a racket boss who isn't entirely human.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst accents since Dick Van Dyke did Cockney

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-11-15

great read

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

Reviewed: 14-01-15

If you could sum up The Long Way Down in three words, what would they be?

entertaining, interesting, fun

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Long Way Down?

the part where Caitlin was set free

What about Adam Verner’s performance did you like?

his voice was great for all the characters

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

no not really, some great characters but I didn't get attached to them

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Awakening

  • Drakon, Book 1
  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Doctor Myra O'Connell is researching myths and folklore. In a strange twist, she discovers that she is one of the legends she is researching. Then all hell breaks loose. Myra and the woman assigned to be her protector, Special Agent Quinn Trask, must fight for their lives, and those of the people of Denver and the world, against a madman bent on obtaining immortality. Only the dragons can stand in his way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good but...

  • By ssbsts23 on 07-01-15

good but...

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

What did you like most about Awakening?

Hollie Jacksons narration was amazing she made the characters believable and the accents were spot on

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

the relationship between Quinn and Myra was great stood out to me
but the main villain didn't seem to have a personality and became very bland

What about Hollie Jackson’s performance did you like?

the accents she did were amazing

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Don't like the English, this is for you...

Any additional comments?

The over all plot could be better but the characters were great and I almost fell in love with a few of them especially Quinn and Myra
but the main villain to me (as an Englishman) seems to be a dig at the English, but that's just my opinion, but besides that It makes for a great listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Heist

  • By: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world's most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years, the only name she's cared about is Nicolas Fox - an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Read

  • By Mrs on 03-12-13

Love at first Heist

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

Reviewed: 02-12-14

If you could sum up The Heist in three words, what would they be?

beautiful sexual tension

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nick and Kate, due to the way that they interact with each other, the tension between them is unreal

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

the way that he captured the feeling of all the characters

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the moment between the two leads at the end of the book, had me in stitches

Any additional comments?

a great read, well worth your time, the story is fun athe characters are great and the chemistry between the leads is brilliant

  • Mindstar Rising

  • The Greg Mandel Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

It's the 21st century, and global warming is here to stay, so forget the way your country used to look. And get used to the free market, too – the companies possess all the best hardware, and they're calling the shots now. In a world like this, a man open to any offers can make out just fine. A man like Greg Mandel for instance, who's psi-boosted, wired into the latest sensory equipment, carrying state-of-the-art weaponry – and late of the English Army's Mindstar Battalion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Catherine on 13-12-11

Fantastic, A great intro to the world of Peter H

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

Reviewed: 27-11-14

What did you like most about Mindstar Rising?

the characters and how believable they were, each character has there own personality and they mix together brilliantly

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mindstar Rising?

the part where Greg and Julia were in his car, nearly brought tears to me eyes

Which character – as performed by Toby Longworth – was your favourite?

Greg, Julia and well all of them each given a different voice and brilliantly delivered

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If i could I would have yes

Any additional comments?

its a great book if you wanting to start in Peter F. Hamilton worlds, the detail he puts in is amazing and I almost immediately fell in love with all the characters even the villains and scumbags

defiantly worth your time by my account, fantastic read... now for the next book in the series

1 of 2 people found this review helpful