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  • Judge Dredd

  • Year One: Omnibus
  • By: Matt Smith, Al Ewing, Michael Carroll
  • Narrated by: Jordan Harold
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

Mega-City One, 2080. Judge Joe Dredd's first year on the streets as a full-eagle Judge. Bred for justice, trained in law, Dredd's no helpless rookie, but he's not the seasoned veteran we know either. Three tales follow the first adventures of the future city's greatest lawman. With an introduction by the Mighty Tharg!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great voice for Dredd and rico. <br />

  • By John Mcnamara on 02-12-17

If you know Dredd's Universe you won't regret it

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

I very nearly didn't buy this; I expected it to be a flimsy cash-in. The other reviews persuaded me to try it.

It surpassed all my expectations and I really, really enjoyed it.

It's over 20 years since I last read 2000AD. I just kind of went off it, and the price of the comic kept going up and up and the progs were thinner. But it had been an important part of my life through my teens and early twenties, and having fairly recently seen Karl Urban in the Judge Dredd film I thought it would be fun to escape a little and give an audiobook a go.

Firstly, the narration is excellent. He differentiates perfectly between the voices, even adding nuances to Dredd and his 'bad' twin brother Rico so that they sound similar...but you can tell them apart. The narrator plays it straight, but it is possible to catch the twinkle in his voice when he is describing one of the many black humour moments. He is perfect for the job.

Secondly, the stories, while obviously not literary masterpieces, were well-written. They were descriptive, attentive, funny in places, and offered us an insightful look into Dredd's young mind. If you have a half-decent knowledge of Dredd's world, you will enjoy all the references to 'creds', 'Juves', and the other street slang. If you have very little or no knowledge of Dredd, well, the writers try hard to explain things (without over-explaining) for those that may have forgotten. They do a good job, I think. I'd be curious to hear the opinion of someone who doesn't know Dredd - were the stories actually any good if you don't know his World? I would say yes - essentially, they are detective stories but with brutal, dystopian twist. And as detective stories, when you peel away all the future bit and Dredd's system, they still work well and still have a good plot.

So be bold, and buy it, You won't regret it. I notice there's an Anderson one, which I'm going to buy next. I also notice that there is a print version of Dredd: Year 2. Come on , Audible, get it recorded please.

  • X Minus One

  • Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series
  • By: Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, and others
  • Narrated by: Old Time Radio
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

X Minus One was a half-hour science fiction radio series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Initially a revival of NBC's Dimension X (1950-51), X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendid stuff from the Golden Age

  • By Angela on 05-06-13

Superb value and performances

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

Reviewed: 14-02-19

I used one credit and got over 20 quality hours of listening. I didn't purchase according to the length of the book, but it kept me going for nearly a month on my daily commute.

As you'd expect. the stories are a mixed bag. They vary between 23 and 27 minutes long (my daily drive is 25 minutes, so it was perfect). There were only 2 that I deemed too boring. Several were average. But, in general, the majority were interesting and some were outstanding.

The style of delivery is very of its time, although the voice performances (they are acted, not narrated) are faultless - classy, I would say. The script shows its age at times - my favourite line (delivered with incredulity and horror) ' My God - he's turning into an alien' - and some stories woefully missed the mark ie computers in several stories supposedly set well in the future were still spewing ticker-tape when giving information. However, if you are a sci-fi short story fan the plots are enough to hold you, and the writers can be forgiven for not quite getting it right.

Several favourites, but maybe the last one 'Star Bright' was my personal one. The Pohl was one great too, I forget the name.

  • Scary Stories

  • By: Mr. Geoffrey Giuliano
  • Narrated by: Mr. The Old Gray Goose
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Scary funny stories from the Old Gray Goose are a large part of his iconic legacy. No one tells spooky tales better than Goose. Here is a collection of some of his very best. Get ready to be scared - but not too scared.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • what a waste of a credit<br />

  • By Dobry den on 24-09-18

what a waste of a credit<br />

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

Sorry...wanted something the kids would like but this was truly rubbish. No substance and not easy to hear exactly what's said