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  • The Wind Through the Keyhole

  • A Dark Tower Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. For listeners new to The Dark Tower, The Wind Through the Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A nostalgic read for Dark Tower fans

  • By nanoboy on 30-04-2016

What a ripoff - King cashing in on the series

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

Reviewed: 08-04-2018

What would have made The Wind Through the Keyhole better?

The book starts with the story of the Gunslinger, Eddie, Susana, Jake and Oy. It then goes into a story told by Roland, from his teens, Then within the story, younger Roland tells another story, which consumes a heap of the book.

This is a shameless cash grab by King on the name of the gunslinger series and I am retuning it in disgust

Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

not sure after this

How did the narrator detract from the book?

AWFUL, the cheapskate narrated it himself and did a terrible job

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

very disappointed

Any additional comments?

I hope King reads this review

  • The Salmon of Doubt

  • Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Christopher Cerf, Richard Dawkins, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Rescued from his beloved Macintosh, The Salmon of Doubt provides us with the opportunity to linger and frolic one last time in the uniquely entertaining and richly informative mind of Douglas Adams. For the millions of readers who expressed their grief and shock at his untimely death, this is a treasure; his final book and our last chance to see new work from an acknowledged comic genius.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful. Just as all his books have been .

  • By Anonymous User on 24-01-2019

What is this rubbish?

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

Reviewed: 31-03-2018

Has The Salmon of Doubt put you off other books in this genre?

The rest were fine

Any additional comments?

I don't know what this is about, it is boring and I'm returning it. I loved the earlier books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dial D for Deadman: A Space Team Universe Novel

  • Dan Deadman Space Detective
  • By: Barry J. Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

In an alien city torn apart by crooked cops and ruthless criminals, private detective Dan Deadman specializes in cases unusual and bizarre. Sure, he doesn't smell great, and he's technically been dead for quite some time, but if you've got a rampaging Hell-beast tearing up your street, or a portal to another dimension appearing in your bathroom, Dan's your man. After saving a mysterious young woman named Ollie from the clutches of something big, slimy, and unpleasant, Dan gets entangled in a missing child case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun all the way.

  • By Paul on 15-03-2019

Returned - let down after Space Team

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

Reviewed: 24-03-2018

What would have made Dial D for Deadman: A Space Team Universe Novel better?

I don’t know, but this is boring. Dumb storyline, not funny.

What was most disappointing about Barry J. Hutchison’s story?

Boring

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Phil Thron?

Narrator is excellent

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

bored

Any additional comments?

nope

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragnet: Old Time Radio - 380 Episodes

  • By: Frank Burt, James E. Moser, John Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough, Ben Alexander, and others
  • Length: 137 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave millions of audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real-life police work.

Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals, and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story good - ruined by endless ads

  • By Simon on 12-11-2017

Story good - ruined by endless ads

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

Reviewed: 12-11-2017

This is very entertaining but the endless cigarette advertising really spoils it.

It’s a shame they didn’t clip them off. They add no value to the story

  • Catch 22

  • By: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Trevor White
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

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
  • Brilliant!

  • By Stuart on 15-02-2015

Nonsense

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

Reviewed: 31-08-2017

What a stupid book. Just rambling nonsense, don't waste your credit on this silly book.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Hunters

  • The Chronicles of the Exile, Book 2
  • By: Marc Turner
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Once a year the Dragon Gate is raised to let a fabled beast pass into the Sabian Sea. There, the dragon will be hunted by the Storm Lords, a fellowship of powerful water-mages. Emira Imerle Polivar is coming to the end of her tenure as their leader and has no intention of standing down. But Imerle is not the only one intent on destroying the Storm Lords, and when she sets her scheme in motion, that enemy uses the ensuing chaos to play its hand.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hard work, saved my good narration

  • By Simon on 28-09-2016

Hard work, saved my good narration

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

Reviewed: 28-09-2016

The story was a bit boring. It it were not for Oliver Wyman I probably would not have finished it.

Not rotten, but it was hard work to finish the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Son of the Black Sword

  • Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, Book 1
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

After the War of the Gods, the demons were cast out and fell to the world. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. He united the tribes, gave them magic, and drove the demons into the sea. Ever since, the land has belonged to man, and the oceans have remained an uncrossable hell, leaving the continent of Lok isolated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, loved it

  • By Simon on 19-03-2016

Brilliant, loved it

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

Reviewed: 19-03-2016

Can't wait for the next book. Very interesting and additive storyline.

Narration brilliant

Larry Corriea does it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Battle Cruiser

  • Lost Colonies, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

One starship will either save Earth or destroy her. A century ago our star erupted, destroying Earth's wormhole network and closing off trade with her colonized planets. After being out of contact with the younger worlds for so many years, humanity is shocked when a huge ship appears at the edge of the solar system. Our outdated navy investigates, both curious and fearful. What they learn from the massive vessel shocks the planet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Battle cruiser

  • By Shane on 16-01-2016

Punching the refund button after an hour

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

Reviewed: 07-02-2016

What would have made Battle Cruiser better?

Better narrator to start. Sounds like a copycat of other stories.

Navy Pilot, son of rich parents don't approve of him in the navy. I stopped when he spotted a beautiful girl after being summonsed to earth by his rich father.

What will your next listen be?

Not sure

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Edoardo Ballerini?

anyone

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Refund request

1 of 2 people found this review helpful