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  • Thirteen

  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

Hollywood actor Robert Soloman stands accused of stabbing his wife and her lover, but he is pleading that he had nothing to do with it. This is the trial of the century, and the defence want Eddie Flynn on their team. The biggest case Eddie has ever tried before, he decides to take it on despite the overwhelming evidence that Robert is guilty. As the trial starts, Eddie becomes sure of Robert's innocence, but there's something else he is even more sure of - that there is something sinister going on in the jury box.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first Eddie Flynn book

  • By anne on 13-02-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 18-08-18

This is a great book! It really did grip me for the entire thing. The story races along and has lots of twists and surprises. The narrator is excellent and was perfect for the story.

I can honestly say this was one of the best books I’ve listened to in a while and I 100% recommend it if you love a thriller!

  • The Beam: Season 2

  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti, Julia Whelan, R.C. Bray, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Two weeks after the end of The Beam's first groundbreaking season, one thing is abundantly clear: the more the world changes, the harder those in power work behind the curtain to keep it all the same. With Shift, the NAU's national election, now just days away, the country's political parties fight even harder to win the citizen's minds—minds that are almost all permanently connected to The Beam, addicted to connectivity more deeply than any drug. Only those with the courage to think for themselves can work to change what seems like a certain future.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shaggy dog story

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-04-18

Not quite as strong as Part 1 but still good!

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

I enjoyed this and could not miss it after listening to Part 1. I’d say it’s not quite as strong as part 1, but still worth a listen. The only thing that has REALLY irritated me is that there doesn’t appear to be a part 3 to listen to so I will never know what happens to these characters. I truly loved the vision and concept of the future told here and it is extremely believable and interesting. A good listen, cracking performances and just a shame there is no part 3!

  • The Beam: Season 1

  • By: Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Tara Sands, Ralph Lister, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

The world's old political borders have dissolved. The NAU is civilization's carcass, a nation ruled by two political parties: Enterprise, the sink-or-swim party where each party member has no one else to blame for their starvation or astronomical wealth; and Directorate, whose members have a guaranteed safety net but can never rise above their station.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this

  • By redfeend on 14-03-15

Epic! Written like a TV show

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

Reviewed: 22-07-18

I really enjoyed this! A fantastic vision of the future and some really really cool ideas. The different narrators for each character takes a little bit of getting used to and it can’t be a little disorientating to start with. It’s a little bit of a slow burner but I really got into the characters after a while. There is no ‘2nd’ act where something twists or happens, it’s just a winding story of a vision of the future. But enjoyable and clever at times. I have also listened to Part 2. This part is much stronger tbh.
This has Great performances and good story.

  • Redeemer

  • John Milton, Book 12
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

Rio de Janeiro. Brazilians call it Cidade Maravilhosa - the Marvellous City - but crime festers in its favelas like cancer. John Milton is visiting an old friend who runs a close protection business guarding the city's elite. Milton offers to stand in when one of his bodyguards doesn’t turn up for work. The job? Take the wife and daughter of an anticorruption judge to a school recital and bring them back again. Simple? Not so much. The girl is snatched off the street, and Milton is nearly killed. As he recovers at a Group Fifteen safe house, he decides on two objectives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Epic Milton Adventure...

  • By Salter on 24-12-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 16-06-18

Great story, well narrated and gripping. What more could you want. Mark Dawson does it again and proves he is an excellent storyteller. This really is worth a few hours of your time. If you love a great action thriller, you’ll love this.

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  • A Long Way Down

  • By: Nick Hornby
  • Narrated by: Pauline McLynn, Nicky Henson, Christopher Ragland, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

'Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of a tower block?' For disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp the answer's pretty simple: He has, in his own words, 'pissed his life away'. And on New Year's Eve, he's going to end it all.... But not, as it happens, alone. Because first single-mum Maureen, then 18-year-old Jess, and lastly American rock-god JJ turn up and crash Martin's private party. They've stolen his idea - but brought their own reasons. Yet it's hard to jump when you've got an audience queuing impatiently behind you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great cast of characters

  • By Mr Chops on 12-11-14

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

I really enjoyed this audio book. It’s amusing, tragic, and engaging. I actually didn’t want it to
End... and that would be my only point about this book.. it sort of just ends. Really suddenly. Which is a shame. I would love to know what happens to these characters particularly Jess who Is hilarious.
Great listen, fun and well written, great performances and all round feel good book!

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,892
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,878

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

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 23-11-17

This book is a great listen. The story has some fantastic twists and turns and I loved the main character. It captures the atmosphere of living on the moon (no pun intended!) and is a rollercoaster all the way through. It has a great pace and some nail biting sequences. I’m not sure what other reviews are complaining about the narrator for, I thought she was brilliant and made the main character come alive. Really well read and flawless characterisation of all the key players. If you liked the Martian, you will like this. Worth a credit for sure. Nice one Andy Weir!

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,523

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation, no website - just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I See Something Very, Very Impressive Here!

  • By Simon on 28-07-16

Not as good as “I let you go”

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

I liked this, and it was full of suspense and had some good twists. I read this on the back of I let you by the same author which was excellent, but this was not quite as good. Still had a good story and some good twists. Still worth a listen!

  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,072

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief, and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever. Slowly Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous debut!

  • By Ann D on 09-05-15

Gripping and full of twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

This was a great book! I really loved the story and the twists were brilliant. I really didn’t see most of them coming. It got a little bit over the top at the end with all the co-incidences but I enjoyed it so much I’m prepared to forgive it! It was a great listen and well worth downloading. Great book. If you love a thriller, this is a great example!

  • The Forever Ship

  • Fire Sermon, Book 3
  • By: Francesca Haig
  • Narrated by: Yolanda Kettle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

The thrilling conclusion to Francesca Haig's groundbreaking trilogy comes to a head in this brilliant finale. Elsewhere exists. Cass, Piper and Zoe must race to prevent the Alphas from destroying what might be the only salvation for the Omegas and an end to the discrimination that comes, for them, with existing. But while they struggle to change the world, Cass must also overcome her grief and loyalty to her twin if she is ever to be free.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing ending

  • By Joanna on 22-08-18

Good, if a little drawn out

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

Reviewed: 17-10-17

I’ve really enjoyed this series and was fascinated by the concept of this world. It was a brilliant idea. The first two books were great and ran along at great pace exploring all the ideas and horrors of this world. To say I didn’t fully enjoy this book would be unfair, but it felt like it was 2 or 3 hours too long (and I listen on 1.5x speed!) I felt like there was lots of filler and the story laboured along trying desperately to get to the point. I had to read it to find out what happens to the character and I suppose I was satisfied with the ending having invested hours and hours listening to the story. Was it as good as the previous two.. no... it just didn’t seem to have such a compelling story line...
I even got a little bored of the bloodshed and battles which seemed to be dragged out at times. Ok it’s a great trilogy.. I would recommend it, but be prepared to be a little impatient for the ending as it is read. (Faultless performance as always from the Narrator)

  • Yesterday

  • By: Felicia Yap
  • Narrated by: Indira Varma, Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

There are two types of people in the world. Those who can remember only yesterday and those who can also recall the day before. You have just one lifeline to the past: your diary. Each night you write down the things that matter. Each morning your diary tells you where you were, who you loved and what you did. Today the police are at your door. They say that the body of your husband's mistress has been found in the River Cam. They think your husband killed her two days ago. Can you trust the police? Can you trust your husband? Can you trust yourself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By charlotte on 13-08-17

Great concept!

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

Reviewed: 26-09-17

This is a good book, I enjoyed it and it’s got a few twists and turns that are great! There are a few bits about the concept that are a little difficult to believe and you could pick holes in those but taken for what it is, a work of fiction, it’s an entertaining read.