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  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two mysteries in one, it can't get any better!

  • By Jane S on 22-10-2016

Great dit

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-2019

Didn't read the synopsis, just knew it was a who done it. As an Agatha Christie fan, found this book very enjoyable.

  • The Worldship Humility

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Colin Morgan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

It’s been 120 years since the 50 or so worldships containing the few million survivors of the human species set off after the planet Earth was destroyed by a meteor. On the Worldship Humility, Sam, a 30-year-old Airlock Operative, is bored. Living in space should be exciting and full of adventure, except it isn’t, and he fills his time hacking 3-D movie posters and holographic adverts outside the stores in the retail zone. Petty thief Yasmine Emile Dufont is also from the WS Humility, but she is not bored....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked all the way through.

  • By Anonymous User on 24-02-2019

Great dit!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-2019

Good book, liked the characters. The English narrator was a bit different at first as I'm used to John Lee and RC Bray but he was alright. Didn't like how some of the characters were narrated but on the whole it was good and didn't diminish the story. Can't wait for a second book.

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 277

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a brilliantly thought out work.

  • By Nienke Lucas on 06-03-2015

Good story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-2018

Really enjoyed this book and will definitely read the next one. Narration was great. Read the novella at the end which adds more depth to the events that took place prior to the main story

  • Planetside

  • By: Michael Mammay
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

War heroes aren't usually called out of semi-retirement and sent to the far reaches of the galaxy for a routine investigation. So when Colonel Carl Butler answers the call from an old and powerful friend, he knows it's something big - and he's not being told the whole story. A high councilor's son has gone MIA out of Cappa Base, the space station orbiting a battle-ravaged planet. The young lieutenant had been wounded and evacuated - but there's no record of him having ever arrived at hospital command. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done.

  • By Lee on 16-03-2019

Different, great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-10-2018

Sci fi, military investigatory story. Really enjoyed it. Haven't had a bad RC Bray book yet!

  • The Others

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Dan Delgado is a private investigator. He’s unenthusiastic, and unmatched. As a former San Francisco detective, he misses more meaningful work, but he hasn’t had the heart for it since his wife’s death five years prior. That is, until a phone call from a distraught mother, an illegal immigrant who can’t go to the police, puts him on the hunt for a missing little girl. By the time he reaches the mother’s small home, she’s missing, too. Then a team of heavily armed mercenaries arrive. Delgado and crew are plunged into a dangerous world of corporate competition, UFO lore, and government cover-ups.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alien invasion with a difference

  • By Leonie on 28-10-2018

Alien invasion with a difference

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

Awesomely narrated by RC Bray, haven't come across a bad book narrated by him. Good story, a few good twists and enough jokes to make it a good journey

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  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hit by train of awesomeness

  • By Humberto on 31-03-2016

Interesting story

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Reviewed: 28-05-2018

Interesting concept, well written and narrated. Starts a little slowly but once the point of the book becomes clear and the protagonist established, couldn't put it down.

  • Obsidio

  • The Illuminae Files, Book 3
  • By: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Carla Corvo, full cast
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

From best-selling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mould. Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza - but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding audiobook

  • By Anonymous User on 19-03-2019

Great end to an awesome series.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-2018

Love this series. Fantastic performances, great characters. Pity its all over, well for now..

  • Transcendent

  • Ascendant, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

Koren Bladewell's future was stolen from him, by wizards who chose to lie, to conceal the fact that Koren is a wizard. Crown princess Ariana Trehayme must find a way to become queen before her 16th birthday - before her indecisive mother allows all of Tarador to be conquered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What. Leaves you wanting more.

  • By Anonymous User on 10-01-2018

Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-2018

Hope the next one is out soon! Love the story, great narration. Good pace.

  • Unearthed

  • By: Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
  • Narrated by: Steve West, Alex McKenna
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution humanity has been waiting for. The Undying's advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and their message leads to the planet Gaia, a treasure trove waiting to be explored. For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an ancient alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study...as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don't loot everything first.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh...couldnt get into this one

  • By Leonie on 22-03-2018

Meh...couldnt get into this one

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-2018

Picked this after ready the fantastic Illuminae. But this story was too young adult for me. Sort of a love story surrounded by unimaginative puzzles and an uninspiring story. I made it to the end but it was a struggle. Dont bother getting to the end, its very dull.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Anonymous User on 22-11-2018

Fantastic book, great performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-2018

It's great to get little gems like this book every so often. Loved the dry wit, sci fi element, all wrapped around a mans struggle to right a past wrong. Really enjoyed this. Just the right amount of drama and human element. Not soppy or bogged down.

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