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  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

A kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth from best-selling storytelling legend Neil Gaiman. A BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Anansi Boys, featuring an all-star cast lead by Lenny Henry, will premiere on Christmas Day 2017. Fat Charlie Nancy is not actually fat. He was fat once but he is definitely not fat now. No, right now Fat Charlie Nancy is angry, confused and more than a little scared - right now his life is spinning out of control, and it is all his dad's fault.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Erin on 20-09-2016

really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 14-08-2018

In the style and humour of Douglas Adams the story had me laughing through out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Longest Day

  • Ark Royal, Book 10
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

The first major alien offensive against Earth has been blunted, winning humanity time to deploy new weapons and prepare new tactics as Earth's space navies prepare to take the offensive. But the enigmatic aliens have plans of their own - a full-scale attack on Earth that will either win the war in a single stroke or lose it. The stakes have never been so high. The fate of humanity itself is in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Now we know

  • By Mike on 05-12-2017

Now we know

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

Reviewed: 05-12-2017

What made the experience of listening to The Longest Day the most enjoyable?

A part from the well written and well spoken story it fills in a part of the story I always wondered about.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Longest Day?

Must be the effects of the tidal wave

What about Ralph Lister’s performance did you like?

It is listenable
His voice keeps you engaged

Any additional comments?

This is a fill in, loose ends story.
It has completed the whole story for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 894
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By Mike on 20-10-2017

Love it

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

Reviewed: 20-10-2017

Been enjoying the series and has only got better
Can’t wait for the next one

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic!

  • By Jacob on 23-01-2017

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 20-08-2017

What did you like most about Columbus Day?

Good start to an interesting story

What did you like best about this story?

It follows the same theme as many of the same types of stories but it is easy to listen to and the story is well written

Which character – as performed by R.C. Bray – was your favourite?

the AI his interpretation of the character is brilliant.

Any additional comments?

Recommended, the narrater is excellent and easy to listen to.
The story is involved and interesting.......keeps me wanting to buy and listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fear God and Dread Naught

  • Ark Royal, Book 8
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

On her last cruise, HMS Vanguard - the most powerful battleship in the Royal Navy - barely survived her encounter with a deadly new enemy. Now, with her commanding officer accused of everything from mutiny to dereliction of duty and her crew under a cloud, the Royal Navy doesn't quite know what to do with her. But there's still a war on. And Vanguard must return to the front lines. Assigned to a task force heading to assist humanity's alien allies, Vanguard and her crew find themselves caught in a deadly alien trap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still want to listen to more

  • By Mike on 09-12-2016

Still want to listen to more

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

Reviewed: 09-12-2016

Any additional comments?

This is a series I have followed from the beginning.
The performance is top rate.
The story is progressive and understandable
Please continue to produce the series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Starship

  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Ten thousand years ago, a single alien super-ship survived a desperate battle. The vessel's dying crew set the AI on automatic to defend the smashed rubble of their planet. Legend has it the faithful ship continues to patrol the empty battlefield, obeying its last order throughout the lonely centuries.In the here and now, Earth needs a miracle. Out of the Beyond invade the New Men, stronger, faster and smarter than the old. Their superior warships and advanced technology destroy every fleet sent to stop them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Please listen good story

  • By Mike on 03-09-2016

Please listen good story

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

Reviewed: 03-09-2016

Any additional comments?

SIMPLY this is a great series.
perservire and the series pays off. Each book in the series of 4 get better and so does his writing. Just finished the last one and will listen again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Forever War

  • By: Joe Haldeman
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • PIAOWW! *laser finger*

  • By Ken Ku-Chih on 16-10-2017

Classic

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

Reviewed: 03-09-2016

Would you listen to The Forever War again? Why?

The story Is a classic.

What about George Wilson’s performance did you like?

Very listenable

Any additional comments?

Read this as a book and the audio was better

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Colony

  • Lost Starship Series, Volume 4
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

We fought the invading New Men to a standstill and defeated the alien destroyer sent to obliterate Earth. The worst should be over, but it's not. Perfect android replicas are impersonating high-level officials so trust is failing. Worse, the New Men have found allies with an impenetrable stealth technology. This time, however, Earth is going on the offensive. Admiral Fletcher is headed to C Quadrant with a Grand Fleet. He's to liberate the captured planets and find the enemy homeworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Mike on 03-09-2016

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-09-2016

If you could sum up The Lost Colony in three words, what would they be?

Best yet +3

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Colony?

Dyson shere
Loved the Star trek refrence......oops sorry did I say something wrong

Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Very listenable works well, specially over hours of listening

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The discovery his boss is his mother...........Wrong

Any additional comments?

What can I say
Good Story, Excellent performance.....Love all 4 books

1 of 1 people found this review helpful