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  • The Tales of Max Carrados

  • By: Ernest Bramah
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    4 out of 5 stars 24

Exclusive audio collection. Eleven Max Carrados stories - narrated by national treasure Stephen Fry. Max Carrados featured in a series of mystery stories that first appeared in 1914. Carrados featured alongside Sherlock Holmes in The Strand magazine, in which they both had top billing. The character often boasted how being blind meant his other senses were heightened. This exclusive audio collection features 11 Max Carrados stories.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By happyretro on 05-07-2018

Entertaining

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Reviewed: 20-06-2019

For those who enjoy detective stories along the lines of Sherlock Holmes. Stephen Fry is brilliant.

  • From a Buick 8

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Rebhorn, Bruce Davison, Becky Ann Baker, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
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    4 out of 5 stars 16
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    4 out of 5 stars 16

For 20 years the officers in the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks have kept a secret in Shed B: a vintage Buick which lures the troopers to come and take a look. Young Ned Wilcox, son of the recently deceased officer Curt, has started hanging around the Barracks. One day he can't resist peeking through the windows. And it's time to share the secret....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Mick Fleay on 17-06-2019

Not bad

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Reviewed: 17-06-2019

An interesting look at the experiences of the officers of a highway patrol unit as they deal with the influences of an otherworldly Buick 8.

  • Dreamcatcher

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
  • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Suspenseful, frightening, and sometimes howlingly funny, a story of invasion and battle, survival and heroism. It is a story of how men remember ... and how they love. In Derry, Maine, four young boys once stood together and did a brave thing. Something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter of a century later, the boys are men who have gone their separate ways. Though they still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north woods of Maine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Mick Fleay on 06-06-2019

Loved it

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Reviewed: 06-06-2019

One of King’s better 21st century books that echoes much of his earlier writing style.

  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Anne Heche
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
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    4 out of 5 stars 14
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    4 out of 5 stars 13

The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted. Trisha McFarland discovered this when she was nine years old. Trying not to be terrified. Trying not to think that sometimes when people got lost in the woods they got seriously hurt. Sometimes they died. And all because she needed to pee.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying voice

  • By Tanya Seeto on 28-06-2019

A fantastic read

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Reviewed: 14-05-2019

A touching story of little girl lost really has you rooting for her survival. King has mastered the art of harnessing the weakness of humans and making the natural appear supernatural. I would recommend this book to anyone with parents and to young adults. Heche’s vocals did the story justice.

  • Bag of Bones

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs. Here Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased son's daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose. Three year old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help. And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hmm - not convinced.

  • By Katie on 29-07-2016

Interesting ghost story

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Reviewed: 10-05-2019

Great story with a tragic twist. The music to break up the narrative is a welcome addition.

  • The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 27 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 322
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    5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas February 17, 2017 USA. In the fourth powerful novel in Stephen King's best-selling fantasy quest, The Dark Tower beckons Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and the four companions he has gathered along the road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Hugh on 30-01-2015

An epic adventure

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Reviewed: 22-04-2019

The next step in the Dark Tower series gives a look at Roland’s back story. At times it seemed never ending but as it drew closer to the ending I was left satisfied.

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey. Hoop and his associates uncover a nest of Xenomorphs, and hell takes on a new meaning. Quickly they discover that their only hope lies with the unlikeliest of saviors.... Ellen Ripley, the last human survivor of the salvage ship Nostromo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • F@$KING AWESOME!

  • By Anonymous User on 25-12-2018

Great fun!

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Reviewed: 02-04-2019

An entertaining take on what occurred to Ripley between Alien and Aliens. Well worth the listen!

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Light Thriller

  • By Anonymous User on 22-03-2018

Pretty good

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Reviewed: 29-03-2019

Took a while to get into but it was a solid story and decent murder mystery. Predictable in places but very enjoyable.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti ( The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo ( After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan ( Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Mick Fleay on 10-03-2019

Wonderful!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-2019

A fantastic who-dun-it with excellent voice casting. At times Poirot is difficult to understand with the thick French accent but nonetheless this story is brilliant.

  • China Rich Girlfriend

  • By: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lydia Look
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Kevin Kwan, best-selling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birth father. On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED this one! A great sequel!

  • By Luke Perger on 21-03-2016

This is fun

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Reviewed: 07-03-2019

If you are a lover of Singapore and Hong Kong this is an enjoying read. It is fun listening out for the little haunts Singas and HK have to offer. As the story goes, I think Astrid and Kitty Pong are my two new favourite heroines!