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Dr. Colin F. Bindloss

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  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

  • Wayfarers, Book 1
  • By: Becky Chambers
  • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
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    4 out of 5 stars 281

Firefly meets Mass Effect in this thrilling self-published debut! When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn

  • By simon on 16-12-2017

Sci fi at its best!<br />

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Reviewed: 07-03-2019

Great fun. Brilliantly read. Didn't want it to finish! Looking forward eagerly to the next in the series.

  • How to Train Your Dragon

  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

Hiccup was a truly extraordinary Viking Hero, Warrior chieftain,awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist. He was known throughout Vikingdom as 'the Dragon Whisperer' on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn't always like that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book

  • By Anonymous User on 10-05-2018

Long live dragons!

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Reviewed: 03-01-2019

A delightful fantasy aimed at children but a pleasure for even an aged adult such as myself. David Tennant's reading is spot on and his singing an added joy!

  • Kim

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Kipling's masterpiece Kim is his final and most famous work and one of the first and greatest espionage stories ever written. It explores the life of Kimball O'Hara, an Irish orphan who spends his childhood as a vagrant in Lahore. When he befriends an aged Tibetan lama his life is transformed as he is requested to accompany him on a mysterious quest to find the legendary River of the Arrow and achieve Enlightenment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Narrator Brings a Classic Alive

  • By Philip on 02-08-2018

A gem.

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Reviewed: 18-11-2016

This is a delight, well read and not, as you might expect, the rousing tale of the ruling Raj but a much more sympathetic appreciation of the tapestry of peoples that made up the India of the late nineteenth century. How much has changed I don't know but the descriptions of places and people seem to be remarkably true even now. The reader brings out the characters and their different ethnic and religious backgrounds wonderfully well - better than when you read it yourself - and particularly expresses the humour of many of the exchanges between the strong personalities involved. The Great Game was never so entertaining, I'm sure, but how exciting Kipling makes it sound! By the end Kim does seem to be a Friend to all the World.

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  • Stalky and Co.

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Based on Kipling's own adolescent experiences, Stalky and Co. is a cunning story of mischievous 19th century British schoolboys attempting scholastic mutiny. The faculty and headmaster of a boys' private school repeatedly pursue a trio of poetic pranksters, "Stalky", "Beetle", and "Turkey", as they wage war on fellow students and the "establishment" with unwavering energy and creativity.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • sad to say the reading ruins this delightful book

  • By Dr. Colin F. Bindloss on 11-10-2016

sad to say the reading ruins this delightful book

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Reviewed: 11-10-2016

I love this book set in North Devon where my family holidayed each summer in the1950s. Unfortunately the reader mispronounces so many of the words that it irritated me so much that I changed to a different version altogether. For instance 'combe' rhymes with doom not home, mostly 'row' in this story matches cow and now rather than low and the word precis has a silent 's. The accents are a very pod mix - M'turk should be Irish and the local characters ought to have the burred soft West Country accent as often used by Monty Python to portray country yokels.

  • The Hunter

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
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    4 out of 5 stars 274

Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great detail, great story: couldn't stop listening

  • By Michael Cox on 19-08-2014

An English Matthew Reilly.

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Reviewed: 30-05-2016

Fast paced thriller with lots of technical detail about weapons and fighting. The hero survives against all odds. Overall quite similar to Reilly's style - action and speed that doesn't let up. Suspect the following books will be much the same as Victor's skills are all focused on his professional career. You have to listen to the end to find out how all the stands get tied off and the reading is great - the hint of accent telling you which strand of story each chapter is based around.