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  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 744
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 691

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hilariously bad

  • By S. Ascough on 08-06-18

Well it Started Off Well Enough

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

Reviewed: 13-06-18

I thought this was going to be good, but as it went on it got more and more confusing, only having the one narrator made this worse, he tried his best but the book was just FAR Too Random and fragmented, I got to chapter 60 and just gave up 😩

  • Shiftless: Werewolf Paranormal Fantasy

  • Wolf Rampant, Book 1
  • By: Aimee Easterling
  • Narrated by: Kelly Mccall Fumo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Forget the full moon, female werewolves shift uncontrollably at that time of the month. But after years of practice, teenaged Terra learns to squash her wolf, which allows her to flee the repressive village where she grew up. A decade later, Terra realizes she has an even worse problem. After hiding from her wolf for so long, she is now shiftless, unable to change back into canine form.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very Childish 🤔

  • By Steve Black on 31-01-18

Very Childish 🤔

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

Reviewed: 31-01-18

Maybe I got it wrong I was expecting a Werewolf Story but instead it was just someone reminiscing , didn’t do it for me No real story just waffling 😢

  • Eon

  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

Perhaps it wasn't from our time, perhaps it wasn't even from our universe, but the arrival of the 300-kilometer long stone was the answer to humanity's desperate plea to end the threat of nuclear war. Inside the deep recesses of the stone lies Thistledown: the remnants of a human society, versed in English, Russian and Chinese. The artifacts of this familiar people foretell a great Death caused by the ravages of war, but the government and scientists are unable to decide how to use this knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By David on 22-04-15

Started off well?

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

Started off well then went increasingly bizarre , in the end I had to finish it but didn’t really enjoy it, it was like the Author got fed up and thought I know let’s just go crazy and see what happens , there was so much diversity it hurt my head immensely 😩

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  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What happened on Planet LV-426?

  • By Becks on 26-04-17

Mediocre Surprisingly!

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

Reviewed: 23-05-17

Considering the Star Cast (Which I didn't realise till the end) The Acting was quite Amateur , very much as if reading live from a script, storyline was just a virtual sideline of the original but not as engaging as we knew exactly what was going to happen , disappointing listen after Alien out of the Shadows

  • 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 4,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,452

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

Didn't think I would enjoy BUT I DID!

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

Reviewed: 27-04-17

Any one who enjoyed the original Aliens should listen to this , it was a different slant on the Zenomorphs
Similar in a lot of was to Alien but condensed. Really enjoyed it hope you do too

  • Guy Martin: Worms to Catch

  • By: Guy Martin
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

In August 2015 Guy Martin crashed out of the lead of an Ulster Grand Prix superbike race held on the world’s fastest racetrack. He had invasive surgery to bolt his broken spine and hand back together, and within days he decided he needed some time away from road racing. But he wasn’t about to take it easy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • please read your own book guy!

  • By Egon on 15-01-17

Brilliant as always

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

Reviewed: 20-04-17

I have read all Guys books with Audible the Narrator is PERFECT it's almost like listening to Guy himself, The Story is good especially the sections about the Tour Divide , And Speed Record, Looking forward to the next one soon

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  • Guy Martin: My Autobiography

  • By: Guy Martin
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797

The Phenomenal Sunday Times Number-One Best Seller. It was the start of the third lap of the 2010 Senior TT, the last race of the fortnight. The last chance to get a TT win for another year, and I was pushing hard. Ballagarey. The kind of corner that makes me continue road racing. A proper man’s corner. You go through the right-hander at something like 170 miles per hour, leant right over, eyes fixed as far down the road as I can see. But this time something happened. This time the front end tucked....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-05-15

Wasn't expecting that 5 Stars

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

Reviewed: 17-02-16

Well Respect for the man, not what I expected at all, read well
By the narrator, gave a real insight into Guy and has totally changed my opinion of him for the better, listened to both books in quick succession which is the way to go, great found the 1st one more interesting but both well worth the listen good depth and really comes across as a genuine bloke with a twist

  • Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead

  • My Adventures as a Road Racing Truck Fitter
  • By: Guy Martin
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

"The maddest 12 months of my life. The journey starts with an oddball race up an American mountain and ends with me checking myself out of hospital with a broken back. Again..." As Guy Martin's grandfather, Voldemars, frequently reminded him, "When you dead, you dead". So, before it's all over, Guy Martin is making the most of the time he’s got.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A man on a mission or two

  • By Ricky Williams on 15-11-15

I Wasn't expecting That

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

Reviewed: 17-02-16

Well Respect for the man, not what I expected at all, read well
By the narrator, gave a real insight into Guy and has totally changed my opinion of him for the better, listened to both books in quick succession which is the way to go, great depth and really comes across as a genuine bloke with a twist

  • The Student

  • By: Mariana Lewis
  • Narrated by: Roxy Mills
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

When Samantha finally got away from her controlling husband, she swore she'd keep her nose in a book until she got her degree in hand. Being a little older than the other college students made it easy to keep her distance, and her mind on her studies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little predictable

  • By Steve Black on 22-06-15

A little predictable

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

Reviewed: 22-06-15

Was ok slow to start with a bit too much detail about the subject
Just got going when it finished