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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
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 101

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful. Waste of a credit.

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-10-2018

Bad things happen to bad people

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

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
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a brilliant story.

  • By Alaina Jefferson on 26-04-2014

Still magnificent

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

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
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825

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

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

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
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • That audio though....

  • By Craig on 24-04-2017

Amazing follow up to "We are legion"

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

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
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • D&D Love.

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-01-2016

A quirky and cute story expertly performed

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

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
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must must listen

  • By Julie on 25-10-2016

Must read Cyber punk ORIGINAL

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

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
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is perfect

  • By Michael John Beggs on 15-01-2015

Must read!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-2018

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

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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid

  • By: Jeff Kinney
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn't understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning parents. But he knows enough to record his daily thoughts in a manly journal - not some girly diary. In a unique novel brimming with laugh-out-loud moments, Greg chronicles his first turbulent year of middle school.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It was not good for my child

  • By Anonymous User on 12-03-2018

Two thumbs up from my 7 year old

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

Reviewed: 16-07-2017

My son loves everything about this series. It was his very first audio book and he's hooked. Great performance!