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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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  • A Darkling Plain

  • Mortal Engines, Book 4
  • By: Philip Reeve
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 319

London is a radioactive ruin. But Tom and Wren discover that the old predator city hides an awesome secret that could bring an end to the war. But as they risk their lives in its dark underbelly, time is running out. Alone and far away, Hester faces a fanatical enemy who possesses the weapons and the will to destroy the entire human race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mortal Engines Series

  • By Andy S. on 22-05-18

a great ending to a great saga

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

Reviewed: 14-02-19

loved it, hope the film does it justice. Get your adventure ears on. go for if people.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sleepers

  • John Milton, Book 13
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

When a Russian defector is assassinated in a sleepy English seaside town, Group Fifteen agents John Milton and Michael Pope find themselves in a rush to uncover the culprits and bring them to justice. Their investigation leads them to Moscow and a confrontation with Directorate S, the agency responsible for seeding Russian sleeper agents around the world. When lies and double crossing mean that no-one is what they seem, the two agents - alone and without backup - struggle to achieve their goals under the most dangerous of circumstances.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Milton backstory...

  • By Salter on 19-01-19

Back to the beginning

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

Reviewed: 26-10-18

I was not aware this was a prequel and was a little thrown at the start. However, thank you Mark definately one of the best Miltons to date keep up the fine work.

  • The Art of Making Money

  • The Story of a Master Counterfeiter
  • By: Jason Kersten
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Art Williams spent his boyhood in a comfortable middle-class existence in 1970s Chicago, but his idyll was shattered when, in short order, his father abandoned the family, his bipolar mother lost her wits, and Williams found himself living in one of Chicago's worst housing projects. He took to crime almost immediately, starting out with petty theft before graduating to robbing drug dealers. Eventually a man named nicknamed DaVinci taught him the centuries-old art of counterfeiting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Thom on 01-10-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

This is the third time of listening to this book. it is still a favorite, the writing is great the reading is great. A story of everyday criminality with heart. Go out and get a copy you'll not regret it. A fine work.

  • Lolita

  • By: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857

Savagely funny and hauntingly sad, Lolita is Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel. It is the story of tortured college professor Humbert Humbert and his dangerous obsession with honey-skinned schoolgirl Dolores Haze.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a truly spellbinding and brilliant book

  • By Tom on 04-05-10

Not What You Think

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

Reviewed: 15-05-18

I have heard of this 'classic for many years, including the referenceby Sting in the Police song. It is not really the erotic story of a pervert lusting and the putting into action his diabolical plan of corrupting a young girl as legend has it. it is more of unending obsession and how the obsessed can be manipulated by the object of thier desire.

Jeremy Irons does a wonderful job of this story.

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging - not what I expected

  • By Robyn on 14-12-17

A great new find

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

After the great Ready Player One, I searched for Will Weaton reads. This was a great find, I have always been a fan of great science fiction and detective stories and Lock In is a superb mix of the two.

looking forward to book 2

  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,953

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher's Fine Lines

  • By Simon on 07-11-17

Stunning

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

Reviewed: 16-11-17

The best Reacher book for many a year, great from start to finish. I look forward to listening again.

  • Night School

  • Jack Reacher 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726

In the morning they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make cold sweat trickle down your spine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really Disappointed

  • By Film_Strip on 15-11-16

Reacher continues to entertain

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

You'd think after so many stories it would be getting old. Lee Child continues to enthral and excise with the ongoing (or back facing as in this book) tales of one Jack Reacher, may it long continue.

  • Blood & Roses

  • Beatrix Rose, Book 3
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Beatrix Rose has worked her way through her Kill List. Four are dead and just two remain. But now her enemies know she has them in her sights. The hunter becomes the hunted. In a thrilling conclusion to the breakneck trilogy, Beatrix and her daughter must fight them in North Africa, New York and finally in the swamps of North Carolina. It's a lightning-paced roller-coaster of action that pits a deadly assassin against the might of the most powerful private army on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • continues the excellent series

  • By CT on 10-10-17

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

Once again Mark Dawson comes p with the good, prolific as he may be I still wait impatiently for the next book (s)

  • Headhunters

  • John Milton, Book 7
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

Bury your enemies, and bury them deep. John Milton thought he was done with Avi Bachman. The most dangerous man he's ever known has been incarcerated in Angola, the brutal Louisiana prison. Inmates rarely leave Angola. Once you go in, the only way out is in a box. But Bachman is no ordinary prisoner. He was an assassin for the Mossad, and he has favours to call in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping Milton story...

  • By Salter on 14-11-18

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 09-12-15

I think the comparison with Jack Reacher is unwarranted John Milton is definitely his own man and although there are obvious parallels their differences are what make the characters who they are.

This book takes you on a journey of thought and distance and leave you with a smile and many questions. Can't wait for the next one - keep em coming.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Song of Shadows

  • Charlie Parker, Book 13
  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Thirteenth in the 'series of superb novels built around the haunted private detective Charlie Parker' ( Daily Mail), A Song of Shadows sees Parker revisit the crimes of a WWII concentration camp while he struggles to regain his health after the near-fatal shooting in The Wolf in Winter. Grievously wounded private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just brilliant!

  • By Sarah on 28-07-15

Best yet from this series.....

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

Reviewed: 25-05-15

The Charlie Parker books go from strength to strength - can't wait for the next installment.