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  • I Am Pilgrim

  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,422

Pilgrim is the code name for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation. But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting but a bit too full of cliches

  • By Anna on 19-12-16

Dont be too put off by negative reviews...

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

I really enjoyed this book (enjoying actually I have 1hr 33 to go). If, in judging a book by how much I look forward to my commute - this one is a winner. Yes it's a bit 'Forest Gump' at times and bit cliched - but go with it! I really really liked it. Very well put together story - and listen if it makes me look forward to a run its gotta be good!

  • The Man of Legends

  • By: Kenneth Johnson
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

New York City, New Year's weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery: the same man, unaged, stands alongside Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gandhi in three different photographs spanning eighty-five years of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Definite Keeper

  • By Adrian on 11-04-18

Brilliant!!

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

Reviewed: 28-03-18

I'm not a huge reviewer but really felt that this book deserved one. I'll start by saying that some of the bad reviews were off putting in my choosing this book and, in my opinion, undeserved - yes it's a bit Forrest Gump, cliched and some of the voice characterisation is a bit off but please don't let any of that put you off!!
It's a great story, well performed and I found it captivating, exciting and moving too - really looked forward to the drive home from work and, this is always a good sign - the drive to work!!
I don't think anyone will be disappointed listening to this - I'm just sad I finished it!!

  • Executed

  • Extracted, Book 2
  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Carl Prekopp
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,040
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931

The team of heroes extracted from their timelines to stop the impending apocalypse didn't think they needed a leader. But they've got one anyway. With their mission in tatters, Miri has been called in to steady the ship. And to focus them on their assignment: preventing the end of the world. The problem is, the world doesn't know it's in danger. With governments pursuing them relentlessly, attempting to steal the time-travel device to use for their own ends, the heroes are on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unputdownable - an absolute must listen

  • By Londongirl on 12-06-17

Brilliant!!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed these two books - Ive even been looking forward to the commute!
I was thinking earlier that I was going to write that I can't wait for book 3 but on reflection, the way it ended was just to perfect!
Great characters -just waiting to be made into a film!!

  • The Widow

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,248

Exclusive to Audible! Listen to a discussion between the author and the narrator of The Widow at the end of this recording. We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs - the wife who stands by him? Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Confession is a dangerous thing.

  • By Wras on 26-01-16

Great book! One of the most enjoyable EVER!

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

Reviewed: 26-04-16

I'm not going to spoil anything here but will simply say that the book is really well written, has a great story, with great believable/deep characters and it does not disappoint! It twists and turns and leaves you reeling!
As for the narration ..I think I might be a tiny bit in love with Clare Corbett...she's utterly brilliant!!
Buy and enjoy!

  • Disclaimer

  • By: Renée Knight
  • Narrated by: Michael Pennington, Laura Paton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 761

What if you realized the book you were reading was all about you? Disclaimer stealthily steals your attention and by the end holds you prisoner - a searing story that resonates long after the final words. When an intriguing novel appears on Catherine’s bedside table, she curls up in bed and begins to read. But as she turns the pages, she is sickened to realize the story will reveal her darkest secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really enjoyed!!

  • By MR on 24-04-15

A very compelling listen!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

This has go to be one of the best audio books I have listened to! The narration was spot on Mr Pennington and Laura Paton were both very convincing. I found the story quite dark and I got really caught up in it - in fact I've found myself thinking about it after I finished it. There a few negative comments on here about Disclaimer and I think that they're being overly critical - so please don't be put off by them. I've been listening to this book while driving to work and can honestly say that I haven't looked forward to the commute so much for a long time. Finally, I'd like to say to Renée Knight - Excellent work - I loved it!!

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

You have to read/listen to this!

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

Reviewed: 25-02-16

I can't tell you how incredible this book is! SO well read by Luke Smitherd. I'd previously enjoyed The Stone Man which was very good but this totally blew me away! I could have listened to in one go! - it's that good!

Seriously, listen to it - it might be the best audio book I've ever listened to!

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  • The Rebirths of Tao

  • Tao, Book 3
  • By: Wesley Chu
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Alien spies, bloody politics, and apocalyptic world war action in this stunning conclusion to the Lives of Tao trilogy. Five years have passed since the events in The Deaths of Tao. The world is split into pro-Prophus and pro-Genjix factions and is poised on the edge of a devastating new world war. A Genjix scientist who defects to the other side holds the key to preventing bloodshed on an almost unimaginable scale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fitting end......

  • By Chetan on 20-07-15

They keep getting better...

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

Reviewed: 01-07-15

Haven't quite finished listening to it as I write but will have by the time I get home tonight! This one took a little time for me to get into (for reasons I can't say for risk of spoiling it for others) BUT it works and once again I was hooked! Tiny negative is that I was a little disappointed in some of the character development but again it didn't stop me really enjoying the book! Good job Mr Chu - I'll be buying more of your work and Mikael Naramore aced it as the narrator! Feel a bit flat that I have finished the trilogy to be honest!

  • The Deaths of Tao

  • Tao, Book 2
  • By: Wesley Chu
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

The sequel to The Lives of Tao. The Prophus and the Gengix are at war. For centuries they have sought a way off-planet, guiding humanity's social and technological development to the stage where space travel is possible. The end is now in sight, and both factions have plans to leave the Earth, but the Gengix method will mean the destruction of the human race. That's a price they're willing to pay. It's up to Roen and Tao to save the world. Oh, dear...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but the first one was better.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-03-19

I can't tell you how much I enjoy these books!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-15

Some of the accents are a bit off but that is the only negative thing I have - Mikael Naramore does a great job and really bring the story to life! Totally absorbing and another great book from Mr Chu - can't wait to start the final book!

  • The Lives of Tao

  • By: Wesley Chu
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he’s losing it. He isn’t. As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain - an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions - the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix - the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good idea poorly executed

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 17-06-15

Don't be put off by any negative reviews - this is a really great book! I've already got the second one ready to go in case it ends when I'm in the car or running....I think I'd quite like to have Tao living inside me!

  • The Dead Walk the Earth, Volume 1

  • By: Luke Duffy
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

As the flames of war threaten to engulf the globe, a new threat emerges. A deadly flu, the like of which no one has ever seen or imagined, relentlessly spreads, gripping the world by the throat and slowly squeezing the life from humanity. Eight soldiers, accustomed to operating below the radar, carrying out the dirty work of a modern democracy, become trapped within the carnage of a new and terrifying world. Deniable and completely expendable.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping story

  • By Amanda on 18-10-16

it was alright...but only alright

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

Reviewed: 05-05-15

What did you like best about The Dead Walk the Earth, Volume 1? What did you like least?

If Luke Duffy says 'their fingers silently depressed their triggers to the first position' once he said it a thousand times!!

Would you be willing to try another book from Luke Duffy? Why or why not?

I'm afraid not.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I don't know where to begin! his accents were laugh out loud funny - the worst accents I have ever EVER heard - seriously hilarious!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful