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Jennifer Random

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  • Lies Sleeping

  • Rivers of London, Book 7
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,199

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love these characters and these books.

  • By Pegs on 23-11-18

Love it!

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

Another fabulous book from Ben and Kobna ❤
Action packed, surprises, and world development. Will be re-listening straight away!

  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roger Allam, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,003

Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam star in the first series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best thing on radio

  • By Em on 10-12-11

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

today I went to the highland wildlife park. my excitement to see the polar bears is best described by Arthur in qikiqtarduac

  • Cabin Pressure

  • Zurich: The BBC Radio 4 airline
  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Full Cast, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 867

The complete finale of the hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom- 2 episodes. Cabin Pressure is set in the wing and prayer world of a tiny, one-plane airline, staffed by two pilots, one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. In this, the finale of the whole series, we discover that for MJN Air, whether it's choosing an ice-cream flavour, putting a princess in a van or remembering your grandmother's name, no job is too small, but, many, many jobs are too difficult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!!!!!

  • By SARA JANE RATHBONE on 01-02-15

The lemon is in play!

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

Reviewed: 15-09-17

I love all of the characters! and the games and the destinations! Arthur is Brilliant

  • Mary Ann in Autumn

  • A Tales of the City Novel
  • By: Armistead Maupin
  • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Twenty years have passed since Mary Ann Singleton left her husband and child in San Francisco to pursue her dream of a career in New York. Now a pair of personal calamities has driven her back to the city of her youth and into the arms of her friend, Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, a gardener happily ensconced with his much-younger husband. Mary Ann finds refuge in the couple's backyard cottage, where, at the unnerving age of 57, she licks her wounds and takes stock of her mistakes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Mrs K on 13-07-14

expect a twist like the end of maybe the moon

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

Reviewed: 16-01-17

lovely to hear about the old crew, and to catch up on a loose end, but ARGH!

  • The Atrocity Archives

  • Book 1 in The Laundry Files
  • By: Charles Stross
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

Never volunteer for active duty... Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob's under a desk restoring lost data. His world was dull and safe; but then he went and got Noticed. Now, Bob is up to his neck in spycraft, alternative universes, dimension-hopping terrorists, monstrous elder gods and the end of the world. Only one thing is certain: it will take more than 'control+alt+delete' to sort this mess out...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful books

  • By Marie on 20-01-15

what took me so long?!

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

Reviewed: 24-10-16

I've been meaning to read anything by Mr Stross for years. So glad I'm here!

  • Reamde

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 38 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 785

Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This virus really infected me!

  • By Samuel on 08-11-11

so long and so good!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

Adventure and action thriller. Full of people I want to know about. As someone who doesn't MMO, but is player adjacent, it made sense for me and had enough of the right kind of detail to be loveable. Much story. Such Wow. I was very happy with the ending.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Killer Wore Leather

  • A Mystery
  • By: Laura Antoniou
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

The Killer Wore Leather is a deliciously tongue-in-cheek murder mystery set at a leather convention, allowing listeners into this private world of personalities and peccadiloes. It's the kinkiest game of clue ever, with a sex toy as the murder weapon, and every leather man and woman lacks an alibi. Cleverly crafted and highly humorous, Antoniou is at her wicked best in this pause-resistant fetish fest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • for anyone who has run a non-work conference

  • By Jennifer Random on 07-03-16

for anyone who has run a non-work conference

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

I love and care about all the characters. well written and excellent plot too!

  • The Sacred Art of Stealing

  • By: Chris Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Their eyes met across a crowded room. She was just a poor servant girl, and he was the son of a rich industrialist. Er, no, this is a Christopher Brookmyre novel, although the eyes meeting across a crowded room part is true. Where it differs from the fairy tales is that the room in question was crowded with hostages and armed bank robbers, and his eyes were the only part of him she could see behind the mask....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • new narrator please.

  • By Jennifer Random on 26-08-15

new narrator please.

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

Reviewed: 26-08-15

worst American accent ever. Bad pronunciation of names and "allegory". Still Love this book though

6 of 6 people found this review helpful