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Midgeslayer

Glasgow, UK
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  • God Emperor of Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

More than 3,000 years have passed since the first events recorded in Dune. Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immortal God Emperor of Dune. He alone understands the future, and he knows with a terrible certainty that the evolution of his race is at an end unless he can breed new qualities into his species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this book.

  • By Zplintz on 19-01-17

God Awful

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

Like listening to Winston Churchill drone on for 16 hours. That is who the voice of the God Emperor puts me in mind of. Slow, unengaging and uneventful. More of a diatribe of portentous waffle. Pseudo-profundity for hour after hour after hour. I made it to 10 hours. Not sure how. Disappointing as I enjoyed the first 3 audio books.

  • Outcast

  • Star Force, Book 10
  • By: B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Star Force is called to arms again! Outcast is a new beginning, the first book in a new spin-off series. Many peaceful years have passed since the Macro Wars ended. Most of those who fought against the heartless machines have aged - but not the ingenious artificial construct known as Marvin. His insatiable curiosity is as strong as ever, and he’s brought home fresh perils to humanity’s doorstep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By S. Morris on 30-01-16

Golly gumdrops!

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

Reviewed: 14-02-16

Ok its written by yanks for yanks but THE English stereotype is sooooo boring. Why are Americans so obsessed with the English upper class?? Its something between a fetish and a massive chip on the shoulder. All the characters speak like they were alive to fight George Washington in the American War of Independence, cos thats how we all speak 200 years later. Lol. By yanks for yanks. Time to hit the fast forward again.

  • Vertigo

  • Aurora Rising, Book Two
  • By: G. S. Jennsen
  • Narrated by: Pyper Down
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

The year is 2322 and humanity is under attack. An engineered war between rival superpowers escalates even as the shadowy Metigen armada begins attacking colonies on the frontiers of settled space.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmm

  • By Midgeslayer on 30-04-15

Hmmm

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

Reviewed: 30-04-15

Story: Mills and Boon in Space. Chick-Sci-fi I guess.
Performance: To these UK ears, bizarre distracting over-enunciation of every second word and laughable foreign accents in the best traditions of Dick Van Dyke. Pyper Down! If only she would.

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  • Revelation Space

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 552

Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story - Fell out with the narrator.

  • By Peter on 06-07-10

The Ministry of Silly Voices

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

Reviewed: 17-06-14

I like John Lees other work. Perhaps it is the characters he has to portray here. A portentously delivered giggle inducing mixture of dodgy French accents from Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail, Inspector Clouseau's oriental man servant Kato from the Pink Panther films, Evil Russian female bond villains and a touch of 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'. The giggles pass though and it is not a bad story after all.