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Kathy McD London

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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,849
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,861
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,832

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

Enjoyed every moment of this book. Really lends itself to audio presentation. Well suited to the narrator.

  • Con Law

  • John Bookman, book 1
  • By: Mark Gimenez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

John Bookman - Book to his friends - is a tenured professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He's 35, handsome, and unmarried. He teaches Constitutional Law, reduces senators to blithering fools on talk shows, and is often mentioned as a future Supreme Court nominee. But Book is also famous for something more unusual. He likes to take on lost causes and win. Consequently, when he arrives at the law school each Monday morning, hundreds of letters await him, letters from desperate Americans around the country seeking his help. Every now and then, one letter captures his attention and Book feels compelled to act.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • excellent romp

  • By Judith on 06-04-16

Excellent listen

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Would you listen to Con Law again? Why?

No - I never listen to any book twice.

What other book might you compare Con Law to, and why?

He is a bit of a Jack Reacher - particularly as Jeff Harding also narrates Reacher.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Have listened to Jeff Harding narrate Jack Reacher novels. This was the same style and suited the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Immediately looked for Book 2- was disappointed that it is not yet available.

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing and Very Irritating

  • By Andrew on 08-01-15

Superb listen!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

If you could sum up One Second After in three words, what would they be?

Enthralling! Thought Provoking!

Who was your favorite character and why?

John - a normal, caring individual

What does Joe Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Makes John come to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several moving moments - found myself crying as I drove

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • EMPEROR: The Field of Swords, Book 3 (Unabridged)

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Paul Blake
  • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

Julius Caesar has taken his legions north into mighty battles with the Gallic tribes. But as his successes mount, overwhelming ambition and new alliances begin to threaten his friendship with Marcus Brutus, brother-in-arms and fellow warrior. Although the conquest of Gaul has made Caesar a hero all over again, his victories on the battlefield cause still more rivalries at home. And ultimately Caesar and Brutus will have to choose whether to cross the Rubicon - together or singly - and to take the fight to Rome itself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Extra word on previous review

  • By Alex on 12-09-10

A SUPERB TRILOGY

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-09-10

Gives real character to Julius and Brutus. A superb read, well narrated. Having listened to the first and second parts - now ready to start on the third.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Gone Tomorrow

  • Jack Reacher 13
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they're nervous. By definition they're all first-timers. Reacher knows the 12 giveaway signs to look out for. Riding the subway at two o'clock in the morning, he comes sharply aware: one by one, a fellow passenger ticks off every bulletpoint on his list. So begins the new heart-stopping new thriller starring today's most admired action hero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Reacher does it again.

  • By David on 07-04-09

This needs to be unabridged

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-09

Too much is lost with writers such as Lee Childs when the book is abridged. Like another reviewer, I will be buying the paperback.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful