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  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,601

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • its skippy time

  • By stewart on 23-05-17

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

fantastic narration as you'd expect and Skippy is most amusing - like having Stewie from Family Guy in charge of your space ship

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,015
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,799

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 21-11-16

I think I remember reading mixed reviews for this before I listened to it. I can see why. However, as a 43 year old who remembers the dawn of home computing, video games, dungeons and dragons, 80s tunes and films, I found this to be a lot of fun. In the end, I got over the very American narration (it's quite appropriate really). Not sophisticated writing but a very enjoyable virtual-reality, anti-corporate adventure yarn.

  • Revenger

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 418

The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilisations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them.... Captain Rackamore and his crew do.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Oh dear

  • By Mr S. on 12-10-16

Oh dear

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

The first Reynolds book I haven't enjoyed at all. The plot is utterly lacking in credibility and cohesion. Awful characters. Terrible dialogue. For me, the narration compounded the poor writing and the two combined created a naff cod-piratical world, full of idiotic country bumpkins and mockneys who I didn't care about, doing not a great deal for reasons I couldn't understand or believe. It gives me no pleasure to say it, but this is not a good book. Disappointing.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Prefect

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Prefect near perfect

  • By Patrick on 19-09-11

Great despite the narration

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

Reviewed: 04-06-16

Great despite the narration. A really good plot as you'd expect but the narrator struggles with different voices. A touch of a sort of Australian Loyd grossman about his wandering accent. In the end though I have bought Chasm City which is also narrated by him. Mr Lee may well prove too much for many people though...