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  • Night School

  • Jack Reacher 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 401

In the morning they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make cold sweat trickle down your spine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good story let down by average narration.

  • By Greg McMahon on 01-12-2016

Good story but…

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

Reviewed: 28-04-2018

I thought this was a good story the The pages turning. Very enjoyable. I'll keep going with the series though.

  • The Enemy

  • Jack Reacher 8
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

New Year's Day, 1990. A soldier is found dead in a sleazy motel bed. Jack Reacher is the officer on duty. The soldier turns out to be a two-star general.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trusts and turns

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-12-2018

A strong beginning for the series

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

Reviewed: 24-04-2018

Even though this is the eighth book in the series, it's the first chronologically, and the first one I read. It was enjoyable, so much so that I read it in 36 hours. Looking forward to the next one. It's a bit more thoughtful unusual detective/action genre, which makes for a very good read.

  • Lion

  • A Long Way Home
  • By: Saroo Brierley
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost hometown half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration, annoying accent.

  • By Clara on 30-01-2017

Harrowing and beautiful

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2017

This is a truly amazing story. What he went through is just incredible. Amazing strength and resilience, and beautifully written.

  • Magician

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 36 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356

Here starts an adventure that will span lifetimes and worlds. Discover where the story begins. Raymond E. Feist is an internationally best-selling author. My name is Pug. I was once an orphaned kitchen boy, with no family and no prospects, but I am destined to become a master magician…War is coming to the Kingdom of the Isles from another world, bringing with it chaos and destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story narrator messes with key names

  • By Evie on 29-08-2016

Hey vivid new worldi

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2017

I loved how he created a whole new world and vividly brought it to life. The characters were engaging and I just couldn't wait to find out what happened to them. A strong start to the series.

  • A Darkness at Sethanon

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644

The adventure concludes with the triumphant finale in the Riftwar Saga. Raymond E. Feist is an internationally best-selling author. The battle may be over, but war is coming… The Kingdom forces may have won the first conflict but the enemy has a strong grip on Midkemia and invasion now seems inevitable. Arutha travels north to confront the Dark Elves, but without help, Pug knows that Arutha's forces face slaughter. With Tomas he must scour the world - and beyond - to find the one person with enough power to give them a chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A dark and mysterious tale concluded.

  • By Anonymous User on 23-03-2019

A strong finish

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2017

It was good to see this story through to the end. I wasn't a huge fan of the dragon supplied, or the way all the loose ends were quickly tied up at the end, but it was still an enjoyable series. I'm glad I read it.

  • Wild

  • By: Cheryl Strayed
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. After her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea: vague, outlandish, and full of promise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up there with into the wild.

  • By Luke on 30-01-2015

Better than the movie

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2017

The movie did a good job with this, but no surprise, the book was better. It out it a lot more depth to the story. And what a story it was. Definitely well worth a read. But for me, I didn't quite get the self discovery. Sure, she walked the Trail, but…

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  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

  • The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as 'human computers', calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African American women.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing narration but weak story

  • By Anju on 05-10-2016

Good account of real people in real offence, but…

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2017

A fascinating account that shine some well earned recognition onto the women who did so much for the American space industry. Are really important story. But for me, I would've liked a bit more in-depth exploration of the people to build a better narrative. I found it just a little bit dry. Still, worth a read.

  • No Bad Kids

  • Toddler Discipline Without Shame
  • By: Janet Lansbury
  • Narrated by: Janet Lansbury
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of others, but also on her twenty years of hands-on experience guiding hundreds of parents and their toddlers. No Bad Kids is a collection of Janet's most popular and widely read articles pertaining to common toddler behaviors and how respectful parenting practices can be applied to benefit both parents and children.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • generally very insightful

  • By Justin on 16-09-2017

And absolute must

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2017

This is an absolute must for any parent of a toddler, or anyone who looks after a toddler. Absolutely brilliant. It really works. Sure, there's not a lot of extra information that that's already on Janets blog, but it's well ordered and well structured and well worth it. You must read it.

  • The Andromeda Strain

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

The United States government is given a warning by the preeminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ripper

  • By Mel M on 15-11-2016

Meh

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2017

And had plenty of potential and it was well written, and David Morse did a good job with the audio, but the story went nowhere. Pretty much nothing the main characters did had anything to do with the story. I may have missed the point and it may have all been about the odd man, but even then

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Orphan X, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Ambushed and drugged, Evan Smoak wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him. As he tries to piece together what's happened, he receives a desperate call for help. With time running out, he will need to out-manoeuvre a powerful opponent to have any chance of escape. He's got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him...or die trying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Went on and on but finished well

  • By Mark on 04-05-2017

I enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 29-07-2017

The second of the of an Xbox, it was an enjoyable continuation. The character and the overall story arc are quite engaging. Sure, it's a bit airport fixity, but still, a bit of fun. I'm looking forward to the next one.