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  • Winter World

  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

The ice is coming. It was the last thing we expected, but the world is freezing. A new ice age has dawned. Billions have fled the glaciers. A cataclysmic war is coming. In orbit, a group of scientists are running the Winter Experiments, a last-ditch attempt to understand why the planet is cooling. None of the climate models they build make sense. But then they discover an anomaly, an unexplained variation in solar radiation...and something else. Close to the burning edge of the sun, they catch a fleeting glimpse of something that shouldn’t be there....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Opening Gambit!

  • By Simon on 27-02-19

Well paced, good plot didn't see revelation.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 13-04-19

Interesting idea. good character mix, kept me listening and whilst maybe predictable in places, I didn't see the revelation on why he went to prison coming. thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Little Fuzzy

  • By: H. Beam Piper
  • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of H. Beam Piper's classic and much-loved science fiction novel Little Fuzzy. Jack Holloway lives a solitary life in a wilderness of the planet Zarathustra. But then a strange intelligent animal walks into his life from out of the forest. The animal that he names 'Little Fuzzy' seems sapient and that threatens the charter of the company that owns the planet. With the company profits threatened, Jack realises that both his life and that of Little Fuzzy are in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun and thought provoking

  • By Paul on 08-04-19

fun and thought provoking

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-19

fun and thought provoking and still works though dated. read it 40 years ago and enjoyed listening today. well narrated.

  • The Outcasts of Time

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 844

December 1348: With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative, thought-provoking historical fiction

  • By Kirstine on 13-10-17

Beautifully written and destined to be a classic.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-06-18

A modern day masterpiece that's as ancient as Shakespeare, this book will never date and is destined to be a classic. Beautifully written, full of morals, truths and guidance. I believe it will last forever.

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  • Lost

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Ray Lonnen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 683

Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz is lucky to be alive. A bullet in the leg, another through the hand, he is discovered clinging to a buoy in the River Thames, losing blood and consciousness fast. It takes six days for him to come out of his coma, and when he does, his nightmare is only just beginning. Because Vincent has no recollection of what happened, and nobody believes him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lost - Ticks my boxes

  • By Michael on 21-04-13

great twists and turns, really enjoyed, well read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-18

great twists and turns, really enjoyed, well read. characters stood out well, story kept me on my toes (couldn't put of down). Good twist at the end.

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,718
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,688

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

Stephen's magic brought Sherlock to full 3d colour

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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: 06-05-18

I had read and enjoyed Sherlock Homes, but Stephen's depth of study shows as he has somehow added high definition, 3d and full colour. No, that doesn't do it justice, this audio version brought the story to life and did it word for word as it was written more than a hundred years ago. I lived through each story. If I can find anything negative about it, it was that between each story the pause was not long enough for me to hit the stop button and enjoy the moment before coming back to the present.