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  • Alien: The Cold Forge

  • The Alien Series
  • By: Alex White
  • Narrated by: Michael Braun
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

With the failure of Hadley's Hope, Weyland-Yutani has suffered a devastating setback - the loss of the Aliens they aggressively sought to exploit. Yet there's a reason the Company has risen to the top of the food chain. True to form, they have a redundancy already in place: the facility known as "The Cold Forge". Remote station RB-232 has become their greatest asset in weaponizing the Xenomorphs. However, when Dorian Sudler is sent to RB-232 to assess their progress, he discovers that there's a spy aboard - someone who doesn't necessarily act in the company's best interests.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Perfect Organism

  • By muthur9000 on 25-10-2018

Great stuff

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

Reviewed: 03-03-2019

Loved the pace and story
I wanted more from the ending great narrator great writing

  • Depends What You Mean by Extremist

  • Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables
  • By: John Safran
  • Narrated by: John Safran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331

No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure, he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet master among the white nationalists? And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John’s own Jewish suburb?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Matthew Farncomb on 23-07-2017

Johns best work yet

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

Reviewed: 02-06-2018

I feel like this book was truly unique a great read I loved it I've listened to it twice

  • Spell or High Water

  • Magic 2.0
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

A month has passed since Martin helped to defeat the evil programmer Jimmy, and things couldn't be going better. Except for his love life, that is. Feeling distant and lost, Gwen has journeyed to Atlantis, a tolerant and benevolent kingdom governed by the Sorceresses, and a place known to be a safe haven to all female time-travelers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A decent sequel

  • By Matt on 25-09-2015

If you loved the first book you’ll really enjoy it

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

Reviewed: 16-05-2018

Its good i really loved the first one and this one has more of the same

  • World War Z

  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t put it down!!!

  • By Rianni on 02-06-2018

So good

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

Reviewed: 19-03-2018

It's slow to start but really gets going some performances were a little on the nose but it does break up the narrative well overall top book in its genre

  • 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 918
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856

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

Really good

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

Reviewed: 14-10-2017

Great trilogy I liked everything about it he does overuse the word attrition a lot but I thought it was funny

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than I expected

  • By Rob on 13-09-2017

So much better than I expected

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

Reviewed: 13-09-2017

If you could sum up We Are Legion (We Are Bob) in three words, what would they be?

Over too soon

What did you like best about this story?

It was easy to follow and I could listen to it again

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

It was understated and perfect for the book

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes I laughed once or twice but I was engaged

Any additional comments?

I bought it because it was cheap, but I'm hooked I've already got book two can't wait to start

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  • Predator - Incursion

  • The Rage War, Book 1
  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Predator ships stream into human space in unprecedented numbers. The Colonial Marines, controlled by Weyland-Yutani, respond to the incursion, thus entering the Rage War. This terrifying assault by the Yautja cannot go unchallenged, yet the cost of combat is high. Predators are master combatants, and each encounter yields a high body count. Then, when Lt. Johnny Mains and his marines - the VoidLarks - enter the fray, they discover an enemy deadlier than any could imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By Julian on 03-01-2017

It was really good

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

Reviewed: 05-08-2017

What did you like most about Predator - Incursion?

I like the sub story or the ai robot

What did you like best about this story?

It had a great pace and was an interesting universe

Which character – as performed by John Chancer – was your favourite?

The ai robot I found her internal thoughts fascinating

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The book was better

Any additional comments?

Considering its about predators aliens, space marines and ai robots it did have a few boring chapters