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Vicki Edgley

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  • The Whispering Swarm

  • The Sanctuary of the White Friars, Book 1
  • By: Michael Moorcock
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Almost anyone who has read or written science fiction or fantasy has been inspired by the work of Michael Moorcock. His literary flair and grand sense of adventure have been evident since his controversial first novel Behold the Man, from the stories and novels featuring his most famous character, Elric of Melniboné, to his fantasy masterpiece, Gloriana, winner of both the Campbell Memorial and World Fantasy awards for best novel.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • bonkers

  • By Vicki Edgley on 06-01-2017

bonkers

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

Reviewed: 06-01-2017

Moorcock has gone bonkers. Not sure what the book was supposed to be.Started well but flagged from the middle

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice ideas well put together

  • By Vicki Edgley on 08-11-2016

Nice ideas well put together

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2016

A fun SF novel with neat ideas that rattle along at a great pace. Looking forward to.the next installments. The narrator too was brilliant apart from that one Aussie accent!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Apocalypse: The Undead World Novel 1 (Volume 1)

  • By: Peter Meredith
  • Narrated by: Basil Sands
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Greed, terrorism, and simple bad luck conspire to bring mankind to its knees as a viral infection spreads out of control, reducing those infected to undead horrors that feed upon the rest. It's a time of misery and death for most, however there are some who are lucky, some who are fast, and some who are just too damned tough to go down without a fight. This is their story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good. certainly one of the better zombie book

  • By Vicki Edgley on 13-04-2016

Very good. certainly one of the better zombie book

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

Reviewed: 13-04-2016

there have been a shambling swarm of zombie books recently and this is easily one of the better ones. looking forward to the next book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,759
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,759

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique, Funny, Genuine.

  • By Anthony on 19-03-2014

narrator did a great job

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

Reviewed: 28-12-2015

narrator did a fine job. not sure i could have read it but having it narrated really worked.