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  • The Fall

  • Burning Skies Series, Book 1
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Cal's "honeymoon" didn't start off quite how he'd planned. For starters, he was heading somewhere he didn't actually want to go. And secondly, he was going alone and unmarried. He had no idea that his first visit to New York City would also land him in the middle of a domestic terror attack, forcing him to flee Manhattan in a desperate bid to survive. This was no ordinary terror attack. The Movement, in a misguided attempt to seize political control of the USA, unwittingly invited the destruction of their homeland.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • US centric view of the world - predictable

  • By andy on 15-02-2019

US centric view of the world - predictable

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

Reviewed: 15-02-2019

Sorry to say I didn't enjoy it.
I think the worst thing about it is the nationalistic tone. It sounds a bit like propaganda written by US security forces as a recruitment tool. I dont imagine it is, just that it's thin on story and just, well pushy about how big my gun is etc etc.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • State of Fear

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Climate denier crap

  • By andy on 31-10-2017

Climate denier crap

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

Reviewed: 31-10-2017

Boring, propaganda. Sounds like the shit a Trump dribbles. Definitely the worst Criton I've ever read.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Digital Fortress

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story with a touch of nostalgia

  • By Nancy Brown on 23-04-2018

Excruciatingly boring

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

Reviewed: 27-10-2017

The plot was predictable, but unlike other Dan Brown books it advances achingly, labouring over small details again and again despite their obviousness. As usual with most fiction works the IT references are hilariously inaccurate. This seems to be a book with no effort or research put into it.

  • The Road Less Graveled

  • By: Wendy Laird
  • Narrated by: Wendy Laird
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The Road Less Graveled is the account of a family that escapes a collapsing economy and the overscheduled American lifestyle, at least temporarily, by following their dreams to Italy. Part Tuscan idyll and part cautionary tale, Wendy Laird’s latest Kindle Single tells the flip-side story of expat existence, what it takes to make it happen, and how a life on a well-mapped trajectory can veer off course in the process. Laird’s beautiful prose and acerbic wit keep the book, if not her own agenda, on the right track.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully crafted

  • By andy on 15-06-2017

Beautifully crafted

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

Reviewed: 15-06-2017

A quaffable rich and authentic taste of life as an expat in Europe. I felt transported back, and now I'm 'homesick' all over again.

Alien: Out of the Shadows
    An Audible Original Drama
    
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        Tim Lebbon,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Dirk Maggs
    
    


    
    
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        Rutger Hauer,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Corey Johnson,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Matthew Lewis,
    
    
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    Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    242 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Mathew on 27-04-2016

Wow what a production

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

Reviewed: 30-03-2017

This is not a just reading but a full production complete with sound effects and actors. The pace is action movie fast and the script a perfect fit for the alien series.
Brilliant!

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Sophie on 20-05-2015

Why so many good reviews?

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

Reviewed: 12-12-2016

It's well written, but it isn't enough to keep my interest. I read it thru to the end hoping for improvement or just closure. Even that was allusive.
The main reason I give it only 1 star, is that the timeline constantly chops back and forth. It's terribly frustrating and intolerable on an audio book. Perhaps others don't mind that in the same way my partner can do multiple things at once. But for me it just jarring and destroys he enjoyment of being immersed in a story.

  • Kraken Rising

  • Alex Hunter, Book 6
  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50

The Arcadian returns to the dark ice in a reprisal of one of his first and most deadly missions. But this time the stakes couldn’t be higher. In 2008, a top-secret US submarine went missing on its test voyage off the coast of Antarctica. After years silent, its emergency beacon is suddenly activated, but strangely, the beacon is emanating from a point miles below the ice sheets of the frozen continent. The race is on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome...

  • By Sweetheart1 on 21-09-2018

Bloody hell

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

Reviewed: 01-09-2016

I hate bloody Beck. Every time I get a book like this I'm kept on the edge of my seat like some non-stop action movie and can't put the thing down. Kills my productivity. 😄

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Reliquary

  • Pendergast, Book 2
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Hidden deep beneath Manhattan lies a warren of tunnels, sewers, and galleries, mostly forgotten by those who walk the streets above. There lies the ultimate secret of the Museum Beast. When two grotesquely deformed skeletons are found deep in the mud off the Manhattan shoreline, museum curator Margo Green is called in to aid the investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Linda on 26-08-2018

Decent sequel to relic

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

Reviewed: 28-05-2015

More of the monster but with yet another clever twist. I note many preferred relic and indeed you should read it first. But I found this to be just as worthy. Unlikely sequels it manages to explore plenty of new (under) ground.