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  • The Hunt for Red October

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Lance C Fuller
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88

The runaway international number one best seller that launched Tom Clancy's spectacular career and introduced his acclaimed hero, Jack Ryan, in the ultimate submarine adventure - now reissued with a new cover. Silently, beneath the chill Atlantic waters, Russia's ultrasecret missile submarine, the Red October, is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. With all-out war only seconds away, the superpowers race across the ocean on the most desperate mission of a lifetime.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book ruined by monotone disinterested reader

  • By John on 08-03-2018

The Hunt for a New Narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-02-2019

Amateur performance from a mono-tonal, tight-jawed narrator spoilt an otherwise fantastic story. Only download this if something stops you reading the kindle/paperback version and you're dying to complete the Jack Ryan series. Skip until a new recording is available otherwise.

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  • Tom Clancy's Power and Empire

  • By: Marc Cameron
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

As the world shakes from seemingly disparate outbursts of terrorism, Jack Ryan prepares for a crucial negotiation with President Zhou's increasingly hostile China. But when a routine traffic stop on an isolated road in rural Texas leads to the discovery of a stolen USB stick, it becomes clear there is a dark connection between the attacks. With tensions rising, a US spy ship in the South China Sea gets caught up in a violent storm - a storm which threatens to push it into the path of the Chinese navy, with potentially disastrous consequences. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ending Updated! Now is complete book

  • By Joe Bond on 02-11-2018

Ending Updated! Now is complete book

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

Reviewed: 02-11-2018

If you're like me and purchased this audiobook early, you'd have reached a fight scene with the book abruptly ending.

After following up with Amazon, the publisher has corrected it! Now this is the complete book.

It's a pretty decent story, and with the proper ending it's a lot more satisfying than the first listen through!

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  • Gunmetal Gray

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eyes-only on foreign agents. So why are they on such high alert? Court's high stakes hunt for answers takes him across Southeast Asia and leads to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Gray Man is unstoppable.

  • By Mr. Stephen McDermott on 05-03-2017

Best Gray Man Yet

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

Reviewed: 26-06-2018

Jay skilfully narrates another action-packed story with intriguing twists and turns. This story is the closest to the classic James Bond spy story yet, without diverting from the pace or character of previous books. Difficult to put down till the end

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,513

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't believe I've never read this before!

  • By Yogi on 05-09-2017

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 17-04-2018

72hrs of pure literary singularity by a more than worthy narrator. This collection is a must have!

  • David Attenborough - Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster

  • By: David Attenborough
  • Narrated by: David Attenborough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 319

His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark BBC series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Living treasure

  • By Steven J Short on 20-01-2017

The Attenborough Approach

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

Reviewed: 01-03-2018

David Attenborough writes and reads this autobiography in the same manner that has made all his documentaries so engaging and popular; finding the underlying relatable story and presenting it in new and interesting ways.

A pleasure to listen to the legendary presenter take the time to reflect on such a storied life

  • Why Does E=MC2 and Why Should We Care

  • By: Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
  • Narrated by: Jeff Forshaw
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

In one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of The Theory of Relativity in recent years, Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of 21st century science to consider the real meaning behind the iconic sequence of symbols that make up Einstein's most famous equation, exploring the principles of physics through everyday life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent way of explaining

  • By zoostra on 19-03-2016

Special & General Relativity reasonably accessible

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2017

I love when an author is willing, clear and interesting enough to read his own work. This is one of those times. Although some of the formulas explained would be a lot easier to digest visually, they're not necessary to get a reasonable grasp of most of the concepts explained.

  • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

You think you know how the world works? Think again. From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller that questions the very foundations of the modern world. Magic has faded from the minds of mankind, until an encounter between Melisande Stokes, linguistics expert at Harvard, and Tristan Lyons, shadowy agent of government, leads to the uncovering of a distant past.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slow slow slow. I just couldn't get into it.

  • By Matt Petersen on 09-02-2018

Best Vocal Performances Yet!

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

Reviewed: 27-08-2017

A lot of thought and effort was placed into this publication and its voicing. An interesting story carefully, produced craftily to bring it to life unlike any other audio book I've heard thus far

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