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  • Trollhunters

  • By: Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino - one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named Tubby who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year-old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some unhuman) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful!

  • By Anonymous User on 13-08-2019

Delightful!

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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: 13-08-2019

A great story with a slightly unexpected twist - it's not a horror but a lovely fairytale of the best tradition.

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A change of pace

  • By Jono on 07-10-2018

Great continuation of the series

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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: 04-02-2019

Loved it! Can't wait for the next installment to hear about the merry band of pirates next adventures and how the humans on Paradise fare.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is one of the best books I've read/listened to for a long time

  • By Kaz on 29-07-2017

Great read, and a great continuation of the series

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2018

Loved it! A great continuation of the series. The characters still feel original and engaging and the style of switching between character sets is well structured. Looking forward to the next book.

  • Only Human

  • Themis Files, Book 3
  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: Sylvain Neuvel, William Hope, Charlie Anson, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel, read by a returning cast. We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside. We were wrong. As the human race picks up the pieces of destruction left behind, a new world order emerges. New alliances are formed. Old divisions are strengthened. And, with a power struggle fuelled by the threat of mutually assured destruction, nothing is certain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some performances were irritating beyond belief

  • By Lauren Stone on 09-06-2018

Compelling series in a unique style.

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

Reviewed: 14-05-2018

Loved the entire series! A compelling story in a unique 'report' style, akin to World War Z. I hope Hollywood doesn't screw up the movie version.

  • Waking Gods

  • Themis Files, Book 2
  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Adna Sablyich, Laurel Lefkow, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

An unknown vessel, not of this world, materialises in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes' dreams - apocalyptic visions of death and destruction - is the habit they have of coming true. Scientist Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years. The strangers she works with say she died, and was brought back to life. The question is not just how...but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive

  • By Ken on 14-06-2018

Thrilling read

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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: 18-04-2018

Loved this book. Great plot with some excellent twists. Looking forward to the third book when it's released in May 2018.

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  • The Magicians, Book 1

  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 222

In a secret world of forbidden knowledge, power comes at a terrible price.... Quentin Coldwater's life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton, he finds his interviewer dead - but a strange envelope bearing Quentin's name leads him down a path very different from any he'd ever imagined.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great idea, poor execution

  • By Jennifer R Kenny on 04-05-2017

Engaging story, whingeing character

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

Reviewed: 05-04-2018

This book started off really well but I really struggled with it once the main character changed into a whingy annoyance. I never finished because he was too annoying.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,962
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,647

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

Great read

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

Reviewed: 04-04-2018

Fun story with a cracking pace. Love the 80s references combined with the sci-fi storyline.

  • Odd Interlude

  • A Special Odd Thomas Adventure
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Nestled on a lonely stretch along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner offers everything a weary traveler needs - a cozy diner, a handy service station, a cluster of motel rooms...and the Harmony family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and company stop to spend the night, they discover that there’s more to this secluded haven than meets the eye - and that between life and death, there is something more frightening than either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great odd interlude

  • By Anonymous User on 22-10-2017

A great odd interlude

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

Reviewed: 22-10-2017

Yet another cracking Odd Thomas tale. A good pace and excellent narration, left me keen to get to the next book.