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  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 535

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Juvenile

  • By Sally on 14-04-17

A different story .

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

Reviewed: 24-06-18

I really like John Scalzi, he makes the worlds and characters very believable. I also enjoyed Will as a narrator. I will be buying the rest of the series and I recomemd this book to any sci-fi fan. 👍👍👍

  • Northanger Abbey

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

A coming-of-age tale for the young and naïve 17-year-old Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey takes a decidedly comical look at themes of class, family, love and literature. Revelling in the sensationalist - and extremely popular - Gothic fiction of her day, the story follows Catherine out of Bath to the lofty manor of the Tilneys, where her overactive imagination gets to work constructing an absurd and melodramatic explanation for the death of Mrs Tilney, which threatens to jeopardise her newly forged friendships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austen's best work brought to life

  • By S Plateau on 31-07-17

Great Austen

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

Reviewed: 18-05-18

Jane Austen is ine of Britain's best loved authors for a good reason. Austen produces fantastic characters and fabulous scenery. Also having the great actor's to bring the novel alive was an astonishing production. Totally worth it.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,233
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic start to what I hope is a great series

  • By GiffRock on 02-01-17

fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

great story. great characters. great narrator. i love RC Bray.
Craig Alanson is my new favourite writer

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210

Earth is dying. Thousands of workers, who live in the vast caves beneath Mars, mine the precious elements that will make the planet habitable. They are Earth’s only hope. Until the day Darrow learns that it’s a lie. Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations. Darrow disguises himself and infiltrates their society, intent on taking them down. But the surface is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only one with an agenda.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everyone

  • By ellie illing on 30-08-16

Fantastic tale!!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

This is a fantastic tale of love, courage, family and revenge.
Pierce has built an amazing world. This story is like the story of the Phoenix.
I don't like giving away anything but this book is a mixture of The Hunger Games, The Martian and The Gangs of New York. It is a very good book and iI can't wait to buy book two. Golden Son

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,689
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,474

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • mediocre

  • By mark fowler on 15-08-17

Amazing trilogy

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Dennis E Taylor has built an amazing universe. The way that he built up the suspence from book one to now had me wondering wich way this story was going to go, but in the end he brought all the Bob's together and finished it great.
This is one of those trilogies that you hope the author will change his mind and bring more books out.
But as always in an audiobook, with a great story you need a great storyteller. And Ray Porter has got what it takes. Unfortunatly for me now, every time I hear Ray in another book I will think its Bob talking!!😁😉😁
Great

  • Zombie Fallout 3.5

  • Dr. Hugh Mann
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Before there were zombies.... There was the virus that started it all. In this Zombie Fallout prequel, Mark Tufo tells the story of how it all began.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • really short for price

  • By Alan on 02-10-16

Background

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

Good way to let listeners know how it all started.
This is a look back to where it all started. And you get to understand a bit more why the Talbots are targeted by Tommy and Eliza.

  • Zombie Fallout

  • Zombie Fallout, Book 1
  • By: Mark Tufo
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just not for me . . .

  • By Simon on 09-01-16

great start of a series

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

this is the fifth time i have listened to the trials and tribulations of Mike Talbot and loved it every time. Sean Runnette is an extreamly good narrator and if you like zombie books i totaly recomemd the Zombie Fallout series.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,597
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,371
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,318

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long live Longbottom

  • By Victoria Gallagher on 24-01-16

Fantastic series of books.

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

Reviewed: 25-11-17

JK Rowling created an unforgetable world, but Steven Fry is the only man who could bring it to live!!

  • Postmortem

  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 361

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralysed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK but not much of a plot.

  • By Mrs on 20-09-16

Will defenatly get more books from Patricia Cornwe

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

A very good book.
Cornwell write believeble characters and story plots.
The Medical Examiner jargon went over my head but it makes the story more accurate.
If you follow through you should get to who the killer may be. Also there are a few red herrings but what mystery book hasn't...?
Will defenatly get more books from Patricia Cornwell.

  • Dry Bones

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 720
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 638

What happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher at the École Nationale d’Administration, who trained some of France’s best and brightest as future prime ministers and presidents, vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. This ten-year-old mystery inspires a bet—one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse, France, instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland, can ill afford to lose.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listening

  • By Linda on 10-05-15

really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

really enjoyed this book. good story and great characters. Peter May puts it all together very well.