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  • The Haunted Forest Tour

  • By: Jeff Strand, James A. Moore
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Haunted Forest Tour! Sit back, and enjoy a smooth ride in air-conditioned comfort as your heavily armored tram takes you through nature's most astonishing creation. The forest is packed to capacity with dangerous and terrifying creatures of all shapes, sizes, and hunger levels, and you'll get to observe these wonders in complete safety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Talk about a terrifying tour!

  • By SarahC1985 on 06-09-18

Terrific story!

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

Reviewed: 21-06-19

This really is terrific! The pace is relentless from start to finish with monsters around every corner. If I were to confront a monster in real life, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be overly concerned with details of appearance other than general size, colour and number of limbs, teeth and eyes. Nor would I minutely dissect the devouring of a victim. It would just happen to and around me and my only concern would be to survive. That's what I really enjoyed in this audiobook. The descriptions of both monsters and monstrous deeds leave plenty for your imagination to work on. The narrator's performance is perfect too. He just lets it happen......

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  • Doctor Who: The Lost Flame

  • 12th Doctor Audio Original
  • By: George Mann, Cavan Scott
  • Narrated by: Clare Higgins
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

An original audio story featuring the 12th Doctor, as played on TV by Peter Capaldi.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful accents

  • By asbestostony on 27-05-19

Dreadful accents

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-19

I couldn't enjoy this story. The narrator made the Doctor sound like wee Jimmy Krankie

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  • The Mote in God's Eye

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: L J Ganser
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 349

The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A classic showing its age

  • By Simon on 25-11-14

Great vintage sci-fi. Appalling narration

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

Reviewed: 24-06-18

I bought this Audible book as the original has been a favourite of mine for over forty years. I wish I hadn't bothered. I could narrate it better myself. The delivery lacks flow and sounds as though it is being addressed to a large auditorium where one must shout to reach the back. I have never heard anything like his attempt at pronouncing the Scottish dialogue.