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  • Traveling in Space

  • By: Steven Paul Leiva
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cannata
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

A unique science fiction first-contact novel told from the aliens' point-of-view; a 21st-century Gulliver's Travels with Homo sapiens as the Lilliputians. The last thing the factfinders - who call themselves Life - expected to find while traveling in space in The Curious on a mission from their planet, The Living World, was other life. But one day they stumble upon the third planet out from a backwater sun and find it teeming with a vast diversity of life, including one sentient and cognizant, if primitive, species that they dub: Otherlife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent slant on alien first contact

  • By George France on 06-07-14

Oddly Compelling

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

Reviewed: 03-05-15

Strange and unusual story that although nothing really happens makes you want to keep listening. The performance is exactly right for the story, in that it is slightly annoying, quite bland but perfectly suited. Not your usual fare but absorbing all the same.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,586

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame - could have been so much better

  • By Chris on 24-12-15

Really good gripping Drama

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

Reviewed: 01-02-15

Nice to hear a proper audio drama rather than just a narrated story. Good performances all round , nice twists and turns and unexpected ending. Only gripe, could have done without the extended pulsing music to emphasis dramatic scene endings. All round though, very enjoyable.

  • Proxima

  • By: Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 496

The very far future: The Galaxy is a drifting wreck of black holes, neutron stars, chill white dwarfs. The age of star formation is long past. Yet there is life here, feeding off the energies of the stellar remnants, and there is mind, a tremendous Galaxy-spanning intelligence each of whose thoughts lasts a hundred thousand years. And this mind cradles memories of a long-gone age when a more compact universe was full of light...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling story, odd accent

  • By Gadget on 24-01-15

Great Story marred by inconsistent narration

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

Reviewed: 31-01-15

This is a really gripping story, great characters, fast moving yet absorbing plot lines and very descriptive. Only one thing jars however and that is unfortunately the narration. Don't get me wrong it's not all dreadful but what lets it down is in the pronunciation of a lot of the words. I understand that the narrator is American and is for the main part attempting to do English or British accents however he has completely failed to understand the round, long vowel sounds used by the majority of English accents. For the main part he sounds like somebody attempting to do a posh English accent and getting it wrong a bit like Margaret Thatcher really.his northern English accent is vaguely north but is no way Mancunian . It's a good effort but only worth six out of ten I'm afraid . It's a shame they didn't use an English voice-over artist. Know for those of you who are thinking "Well do you think you could do better?" the answer is yes, a great deal better being an English voice-over actor myself. It's a shame has from other reviews many peoples enjoyment seems to have been spoiled by the narration I've nothing against American voice-over actors but quite frankly I think publishes need to get the right person for the right job. I will however be buying a second volume of the story is I really want to see what happens next

23 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • One Step Behind

  • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

It is Midsummer's Eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque. But, unknown to them, they are being watched. Each is killed by a single bullet. Soon afterwards, one of Inspector Wallander's colleagues is found murdered. Is this the same killer, and what could the connection be? In this investigation, Wallander is always, tantalisingly, one step behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be TEN stars!

  • By Diane on 06-05-11

Compelling Storytelling

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

Forget and ignore and negative comments , this is a brilliant book expertly told. If you are expecting a fast paced American styled detective thriller then this is not for you. It moves at Wallander's pace, the pace of Southern Sweden and captures with precision both the heat of a Swedish summer and the bleak beauty of the country itself. I'm hooked on this series but would love to know why there are books missing in the audiobook series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful