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  • Genome

  • The Extinction Files, Book 2
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

The thrilling conclusion to The Extinction Files is finally here! In 2003, the first human genome was sequenced. But the secrets it held were never revealed. The truth was discovered 30 years ago, almost by accident. Dr. Paul Kraus had spent his entire career searching for what he called humanity's lost tribes - human ancestors who had gone extinct. When Kraus compared the DNA samples of the lost tribes with our own, he found a pattern of changes: a code. At the time, the technology didn't exist to unravel what it meant. Kraus hid his work and disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Anonymous User on 06-09-2018

Great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-2018

Really enjoyed the story. The only thing I didn't like was how Connor (an Australian) sounded like New Zealand, South African pirate. it was very distracting. It built up for ages, just the right place, but then the climax was a bit too short and sharp. I didn't feel I got enough answers about the final outcome and wanted to know more.

  • The Atlantis Plague

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 2
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alternate history

  • By Colleen2630 on 10-02-2015

Another good listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-2018

Really enjoyed this sequel. It moved along quickly enough to keep me interested. I liked the bits of science, history and sci-fi. Will look for the next book now.

  • The Atlantis Gene

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow Great story

  • By K. N. Smith on 09-05-2014

Great story with touches of truth

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-2018

I really enjoyed this story. I had to speed up the narrator. I loved that there was some real science and I can't wait to get to the next book.

  • King of Ashes

  • Firemane, Book 1
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

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....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I am waiting for the next book...

  • By Samuel Colbran on 27-07-2018

Another great series

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-2018

Loved this book. Wasn't sure how First would follow up the previous series, but this one has a lot more to come and I can't wait to see what happens next.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,583

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great hook, great narrator, little payoff

  • By AU Pete on 01-03-2018

Not your usual self help book

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-2018

Really enjoyed this book. Not your usual 'get happy' self help book. Makes you think a little differently and consider your values and sense of entitlement.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,924
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,677

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

On and on and on

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-2018

I love listening to Stephen Fry, but this book just went on and on. There are so many "characters", I couldn't keep up. You get a quick story and then into the next. I didn't bother listening to the last 2.5 hours.

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  • Try Hard

  • Tales from the life of a needy overachiever
  • By: Em Rusciano
  • Narrated by: Em Rusciano
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 269

Funny, feisty and fabulous, Em Rusciano's insights into her world of mayhem, marriage and motherhood are a laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud balm for the soul. From her exploits at the Miss Sheila Fancypants School of Dance and her efforts to secure a solo at her end-of-year performance to embracing the spotlight as an Australian Idol contestant and her deep and abiding love for John Farnham, Em Rusciano is a self-confessed bottomless pit of anxiety with a taste for glitter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh & Cried

  • By Monique on 23-11-2017

love this lady. The book is so genuine.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-2018

You just want to go party and be a mum with her. I find her story incredible and it shows off you put yourself out there and be determined you can achieve your dreams. She is my mum and person goals.