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L.O'M

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  • Rocket Men

  • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 86

By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the moon - in just four months. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Apollo book I've listened to

  • By Angus Fitton on 09-08-18

Lived through Apollo 8 over Xmas 1968

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

Very interesting from start to finish. Loved the detail. Brought back memories of an excited nine year old and a very memorable Christmas in 1968. One of the Best Audio Books I've every heard. Brilliant !!

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,974

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A short Review of Nearly Everything

  • By Roy on 08-08-05

Learnt a lot

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

Reviewed: 18-10-18

Loved it. Learnt so much !! Brilliant !! Thanks. Are we doomed to fail ?

  • Failure Is Not an Option

  • Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
  • By: Gene Kranz
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America's manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA's Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brings back so many memories!

  • By Mr. P. J. Bellchambers on 13-04-13

I lived through what is now Space history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-18

Loved the book. The narration made the events more interesting and realistic. I'll listen again !

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  • Aliens

  • The Official Movie Novelization
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Returned to Earth, Ellen Ripley learns that a colony has been established on LV-426, the planet where the crew of the Nostromo found the original Alien. But contact with the colonists has been lost, so she must accompany a unit of colonial marines to discover their fate. And to destroy any Aliens found on the planet known as Acheron. This is a groundbreaking sequel by science fiction legend Alan Dean Foster, with the wonderful characters and rapid-fire action that make Aliens one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This time it's more

  • By Steve on 30-12-15

Loved it. Loved the movie !! Big favourite.

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

Reviewed: 14-08-17

Really good entertainment. Might even listen to it again. Excellent story. Narrated by the Lieutenant in the movie.

Alien: Out of the Shadows
    An Audible Original Drama
    
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        Tim Lebbon,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Dirk Maggs
    
    


    
    
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        Rutger Hauer,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Corey Johnson,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Matthew Lewis,
    
    
        and others
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    5,052 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,691

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!!

  • By Chris on 27-04-16

Alien at work

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

Loved it. So different to other audio books with the multiple actors. Passed the time whilst working. I'll search out similar formats.

  • Peace Lord of the Red Planet

  • By: Steven H. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Steven H. Wilson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

His death was only the beginning.... Shepherd Autrey is a Quaker, a physician, and a man deeply disturbed by the madness around him as the War Between the States bears down on his America in 1863. Dared by a friend to take an active role, Shep volunteers to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of Sherman's scorched earth campaign in the Shenandoah Valley. There he runs afoul of a Confederate recruiting drive and finds himself hanged by the neck from a tree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Star Wars meets Religions

  • By L.O'M on 21-02-16

Star Wars meets Religions

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

Reviewed: 21-02-16

When the story first started thought it was strange but enjoyed it immensely. listen again !!