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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
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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.

EPIC!!

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Reviewed: 03-05-2019

The first fifteen lives of Harry August is epic in every way. It seems a small story at first but then as each turn of events unravels to reveal yet another surprising turn, I was pulled deeper into the intrigue of this story. The conclusion is satisfying and now I'm left to ponder this great book.

  • King of Ashes

  • Firemane, Book 1
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
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A new novel from internationally best-selling author Raymond E. Feist. The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace's ruling family were the legendary Firemanes and represented a great danger to the other kings. Now four great kingdoms remain, on the brink of war. But rumour has it that the newborn son of the last king of Ithrace survived....

Slow to start but now I'm into it

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Reviewed: 12-04-2019

great performance with a multitude of voiced characters. Feist starts off slow with this one, not really dropping us straight into the action and leaving us on a slow road initially. It picks up speed soon enough though, and now I want to see where it all ends up. looking forward to the next book

  • Reverse Transmission

  • By: Ben O'Brien, Param Anand Singh, Dani Montalvo, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
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Reverse Transmission is a darkly comedic story that combines elements of science fiction and dystopian thrillers, centering on a murder spree involving a self-driving car. Jay, a starving artist, gets the only day job she’s qualified for: “driver” of a self-driving car at the rideshare company Awooga. The job turns from hilariously awkward to intensely frightening when the car runs over a pedestrian and manipulates Jay into disposing the body....

weird and wonderful

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Reviewed: 18-02-2019

short and sharp. the performances were great but I was left wondering what was going on at points as the narrative jumped from in-story to out-story. I still liked it.

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  • A Simple Favour

  • By: Darcey Bell
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Xe Sands, Matthew Waterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son from school, she happily says yes. Their children are classmates and best friends. And five-year-olds love being together - just like she and Emily. As a widow and stay-at-home blogger mum living in suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a glamorous and successful PR executive. The trouble is that Emily doesn't come back.

Bad things happen to bad people

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Reviewed: 24-10-2018

The two ladies performed wonderfully but I f ound the male actor's voice annoying. The characters are terrible people going terrible things and for the most part I enjoyed the book.

  • American Gods

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Dennis Boutskiaris, Daniel Oreskes, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,100
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Shadow Moon has served his time. But hours before his release from prison, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Dazed, he boards a plane home where he meets the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who professes both to know Shadow and to be king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. Yet all around them a storm threatens to break.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Liam Edwards on 12-08-2017

Still magnificent

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Reviewed: 10-10-2018

Fantastic narration by multiple talented voice actors brings this long time favourite to life. Must listen.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,104
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Anonymous User on 11-01-2018

Satisfying

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Reviewed: 19-09-2018

More emotional than the last two books and a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy withoit every little thimg beong spelled out. The performance was again flawless.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

Amazing follow up to "We are legion"

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Reviewed: 16-08-2018

There is much joy, sadness and many new characters to meet in the second book. I can't wait for the third and final book!

  • NPCs

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry.

A quirky and cute story expertly performed

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-07-2018

Roger Wayne performs this off beat tale with skill and a wonderful array of voices. There are RPG references to keep veterans happy but not so many that those unfamiliar with the phenomenon are left behind. I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely little story.

  • Snow Crash

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
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Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

Must read Cyber punk ORIGINAL

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 25-04-2018

If you have any interest in technology at all, you have to read this classic from the beginning of the cyber punk genre. It never ceases to amaze me that sci-fi authors can so reliably predict the course of technology.

The narrator brings this gritty story to life with a voice that's spot in for each character. My personal favourite is YT.

I enjoyed the descriptive style of the author. He brings to life every lurid aspect of his alternative universe in off beat detail.

  • Annihilation

  • Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
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Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilisation. This is the twelfth expedition. Their group is made up of four women: An anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

Must read!

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Reviewed: 07-01-2018

This book was at once totally other and completely familiar. I hung on every word.