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  • Salvation

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

AD 2204. An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, just a little slow getting going.

  • By Mr. B. Hirst on 01-10-18

What!!! Bring on the next book already.

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Love love love. What an amazing story and already hunting for the next book to find out what happens next!!

  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,790
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed. Her innocence has been sacrificed by a man with singular purpose: a man who will stop at nothing in order to prepare Earth for the coming conflict.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow.....but what to do now?

  • By Mr D Hamilton on 18-02-16

Amazing amazing amazing

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

Reviewed: 19-03-16

Wow. Gripped from the very start until the end. Loved it and will probably hear it again!

  • The Evolutionary Void

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700

Peter F. Hamilton’s startling perspectives on tomorrow’s technological and cultural trends span vast tracts of space and time, his stories are as compelling as they are epic in scope, and yet they are always grounded in characters – human, alien and other – who, for all their strangeness, still touch our hearts and fire our imaginations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great end to the trilogy

  • By John on 25-01-11

Excellent!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-11

Really enjoyed listening to this mammoth series. Was a little bit disappointed with the end but maybe that's because I'll miss the books. Waiting eagerly for his next installment!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Judas Unchained

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

The high-action concluding novel of the Commonwealth Saga from one of the world's bestselling Science Fiction writersAfter hundreds of years secretly manipulating the human race, the Starflyer alien has succeeded in engineering a war which should result in the destruction of the Intersolar Commonwealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some issues with this recording

  • By carl on 24-12-17

A nice follow on to Pandora's star

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-10

The plot continues the story in Pandora's star and follows the various characters in uncovering one of the greatest conspiracies of the time.

Don't want to spoil anything at all for anyone interested in listening to this book. One word: Wow! Peter Hamilton is one of the best (if not the best) sci-fi writers of our time and I've just downloaded his next installment. I hope it lives up to these two books!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pandora's Star

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 37 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302

Britain's bestselling SF writer returns to outer space.In AD 2329, humanity has colonised over four hundred planets, all of them interlinked by wormholes. With Earth at its centre, the Intersolar Commonwealth now occupies a sphere of space approximately four hundred light years across. When an astronomer on the outermost world of Gralmond, observes a star 2000 light years distant - and then a neighbouring one - vanish, it is time for the Commonwealth to discover what happened to them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very solid and enjoyable space opera

  • By Stephen on 21-09-13

One of the greatest space operas yet!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-10

Absolutely love this book!

Set against the backdrop of a world connected by wormholes reducing distances between Earth and the stars combined with the process of rejuvination - the plots, subplots, conspiracy, love, sex - this book is a masterpiece.

Looking forward to getting through the next one!

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,704
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458

Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An engrossing end to the trilogy

  • By Kirstine on 03-11-09

Wow!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-10

After the earlier two books, the scene is set for Lizbet and Michael Blomqvist to amaze yet again. The sheer pace of twists, turns, together with a stunning performance by the reader, Saul Reicklin put this book top of the list!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Catch 22

  • By: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Trevor White
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396

At the heart of Joseph Heller's best-selling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well read

  • By A G R on 03-02-13

Loved it!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-10

A brilliantly satirical and still very current story!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Guards! Guards!

  • Discworld, Book 8
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 102

An aura of mean-minded resentfulness is thick in the streets of Ankh-Morpork. Insurrection is in the air. The Haves and Have-Nots are about to fall out all over again. The Have-Nots want some of their own magic. But magic in the hands of amateurs is a dangerous thing. The City Watch is the last line of defence against such unnatural goings-on. But when even the Watch have trouble telling right from wrong, you know that law and order ain't what they used to be. But that's all about to change.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Guards! Guards!

  • By Mrs. Karen Proctor on 18-04-15

Great!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-10

Loved it in all it's ridicularity!

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  • The Complaints

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Nobody likes The Complaints - they're the cops who investigate other cops. It's where Malcolm Fox works. He's just had a result, and should be feeling good about himself, but he's a man with problems: his new job is Jamie Breck, a dirty cop but no one can prove it. As Fox takes on the job, he learns that there's more to Breck than anyone thinks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Complaints by Ian Rankin

  • By Larry on 01-11-10

Great book...great listen!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-10

Really enjoyed listening to this book. Was hooked from the initial chapters and quickly got all the way through to the end! A thoroughly good book.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful