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Wellington, NI New Zealand
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  • Pencil of Doom

  • Schooling Around #2
  • By: Andy Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

"Mr Brainfright is a teacher at Northwest Southeast Central School. He teaches Grade Five and in his class is a student called Henry McThrottle who likes telling stories. That's me. I'm Henry McThrottle and this is my latest story. It's about an evil pencil, a runaway lion, an avalanche and falling out of windows. I hope you like it."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By C SIMONSEN on 15-07-2018

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 15-07-2018

Fantastic amazing how many other words to describe this book 📚 i listen to this series every night. It guud

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well it's no "The Martian"

  • By Craig on 18-11-2017

Great book easy and fun listen.

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

Reviewed: 25-02-2018

I enjoyed the story in this book it has a great main player with a different story line the places sounds real and I hope someone in politics in Kenya pick up this book and starts the process.

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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 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

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

Dairy of a wimpy kid 👶

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2017

It was ok couldve been longer and more about the characters I'm not sure what to say but I'm going to have to say something about it

  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Rock climbers can't afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon's former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Pamala Barnett on 22-09-2017

good story great performance

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

Reviewed: 21-09-2017

Great English crime story. had some very technical climbing bits. enjoyable story. very good performance with what could be different actors

  • After On

  • A Novel of Silicon Valley
  • By: Rob Reid
  • Narrated by: Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Felicia Day, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Meet Phluttr - a diabolically addictive new social network and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to millions. Phluttr has ingested every fact and message ever sent to, from, and about her innumerable users. Her capabilities astound her makers - and they don't even know the tenth of it. But what's the purpose of this stunning creation? Is it a front for something even darker and more powerful than the NSA?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A+ AI

  • By Anonymous User on 25-07-2018

Great book, well preformed

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

Reviewed: 23-08-2017

Thai book has a great story to it, a nice work of fiction that could actually be happening as you read this. the performance is very well read with some awesome voice talent.

  • The E-Myth Revisited

  • Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
  • By: Michael E. Gerber
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Gerber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fluff and repetition

  • By Chris on 31-12-2016

Great book for a business owner or someone thinkin

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

Reviewed: 05-06-2017

This is a great book for business owners or anyone thinking of starting a business, it talks about the process of running a successful business with some great takeways. it is read by the writer and his voice/ tone can be a bit off putting but worth the pain.

  • Kill Decision

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book, has a bit of everything.

  • By C SIMONSEN on 27-04-2017

great book, has a bit of everything.

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

Reviewed: 27-04-2017

with a splash of international travel, killer ants. science heavy loads of tech and Jason Bourne like lead this is a great book

  • Stiletto

  • The Checquy Files, Book 2
  • By: Daniel O'Malley
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

The Checquy: a centuries-old covert organisation that protects the nation from supernatural threat. The Grafters: a centuries-old supernatural threat. After centuries of rivalry and bloodshed The Checquy and The Grafters are on the verge of joining forces and only one person has the supernatural skills to get the job done - Myfanwy Thomas. But as a wave of gruesome atrocities sweep London, old hatreds ignite and negotiations grind to a halt....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator makes it difficult

  • By Brodie on 25-01-2017

great 2nd book

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

Reviewed: 25-03-2017

It was a nice follow on to the first book, and came from a different angle than the first book. great story​ and i look forward to reading the next one. it was well preformed so that made is easy to listen to

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  • The Rook

  • By: Daniel O'Malley
  • Narrated by: Katy Carmichael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

"The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her. She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Checquy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read. nice twist.

  • By C SIMONSEN on 03-03-2017

Great read. nice twist.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-2017

I read this along with Veronica and Tom on the Sword and Laser podcast it has a great twist and has me going on to read the sequel. I nice look at society and beuricy

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  • Just Shocking!

  • By: Andy Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

The latest edition to the riotously funny Just series by best-selling Australian children's author Andy Griffiths. Is this the right book for you? Take the SHOCKING TEST and find out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bob

  • By C SIMONSEN on 10-01-2017

Bob

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

Reviewed: 10-01-2017

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0 of 2 people found this review helpful