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Huw Evans

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  • The Secret World

  • By: Christopher Andrew
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 36 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

The history of espionage is far older than any of today's intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. The codebreakers at Bletchley Park, the most successful World War II intelligence agency, were completely unaware that their predecessors in earlier moments of national crisis had broken the codes of Napoleon during the Napoleonic wars and those of Spain before the Spanish Armada.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't Finish This

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-10-18

inconsistency

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

Reviewed: 22-01-19

excellent and informative but very variable sound quality throughout. A fascinating insight into intelligence gathering.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Voyage of Sable Keech

  • The Spatterjay Series: Book 2
  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Sable Keech is a walking dead man. Was he resurrected because he was infected by the Spatterjay virus, or it took place late in a tank of seawater? Taylor Bloc wants to know the truth. He also wants more – adulation, power, control – and will go to any lengths to achieve them. An ancient hive mind has sent an agent to this uncertain world. Does it merely want to obtain the poison 'sprine' that is crucial to immortality? Erlin, still faced with the ennui of immortality, is interrupted by an angry whelkus titanicus, and begins a strange journey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent sequel

  • By Huw Evans on 22-07-15

An excellent sequel

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

Reviewed: 22-07-15

Where does The Voyage of Sable Keech rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

up amongst the highest

What other book might you compare The Voyage of Sable Keech to, and why?

It can only compare with the other books in the Spatterjay series.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The taking over of the Sable Keech; shades of Queeg.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Huge enjoyment at the completeness to the world in which it is set.

Any additional comments?

Answering questions like this is not a review but on the offfchance I may win a sound system I can live with it