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  • American Kingpin

  • The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road Drugs Empire
  • By: Nick Bilton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 322

From New York Times best-selling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road. In 2011, Ulbricht, a 26-year-old libertarian idealist and former Boy Scout, launched 'a website where people could buy anything anonymously, with no trail whatsoever that could lead back to them'. He called it Silk Road, opened for business on the Dark Web, and christened himself the Dread Pirate Roberts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly compelling

  • By Anonymous User on 19-04-2019

Stop already

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2019

To slow, no story. 5 hours latter and still describing the website. We get it already. Move on with the story.

  • Greenlight

  • Audible's Thriller of 2018
  • By: Benjamin Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, David Tredinnick, Jennifer Vuletic, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 527

Four years ago Eliza Dacey was brutally murdered. Within hours, her killer was caught. Wasn’t he? So reads the opening titles of Jack Quick’s new true-crime documentary. A skilled producer, Jack knows that the bigger the conspiracy, the higher the ratings. Curtis Wade, convicted of Eliza’s murder on circumstantial evidence and victim of a biased police force, is the perfect subject. Millions of viewers agree. Just before the finale, Jack uncovers a minor detail that may prove Curtis guilty after all. Convinced it will ruin his show, Jack disposes of the evidence and delivers the finale unedited: proposing that Curtis is innocent. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Aussie Thriller

  • By Thomas on 07-09-2018

Too much going on

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2019

I think this is a book that needs to be listened to in one sitting. If you miss a line you lose your spot. Every time I had a minor distraction I had to rewind it. I listen to Audible while I'm doing things. This is a book that needs concentration, and I cant just sit down for 11 hours...unless I'm reading a book. If I was still driving a truck, it may have been better for me.

  • Alex Fletcher Boxset, Complete Series Books 1-5

  • By: Steven Konkoly
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 37 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The entire Perseid Collapse series in one box set: post-apocalyptic thriller action and suspense in four books! On August 19, 2019, an inconceivable attack against America's infrastructure will unleash a human darkness over the United States - with a vast appetite for chaos and violence. Alex Fletcher, former Marine, will wake to this brutally hostile landscape, thrown headfirst into an epic, impossibly grueling journey to save his family and friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Army

  • By Joe on 09-01-2019

Army

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

Reviewed: 09-01-2019

A bit too 'army' orientated for me. I would love to hear a post apocalyptic book set in Australia with roos and sheep to hunt and as our gun laws are very restricted, survival with hunting rifles. The fire power in the US just make it a 'He who has the biggest gun, wins' story. I mean Night vision goggles and machine guns?..who has those?

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  • Wool

  • Wool Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Susannah Harker
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

An epic story of survival at all odds and one of the most anticipated books of the year. In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies. To live, you must follow the rules. But some don't. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By anita on 21-02-2016

Long

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2018

Slow to start with but had to stick it out as I had already bought the whole trilogy. Picked up around ch 30 and glad I didn't put it away. Looking forward to the rest. A few people complained about monotone. I loved the voice. It is a serious book, not a famous 5 mystery. I think the narrators voice did it justice.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Read

  • By Dianne Henderson on 26-11-2017

To slow

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

Reviewed: 10-10-2018

Has potential for a good story, but just rattles on and on. Too slow. Had to stop half way through. I dont know how the author can stick it out, just thinking about "nothingness" to write, just to make up space for a longer book. Sorry. It was gruelling.

  • Threat

  • By: Hugh Fraser
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

London, 1961. In the dying days of the Macmillan government, George Preston is in control of crime in West London, and Rina Walker is his favoured contract killer. When Rina is hired by Soho vice king Tony Farina to investigate the disappearance of girls from his clubs, she discovers that they are being supplied to a member of the English aristocracy for the gratification of his macabre sexual tastes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just in time.

  • By Joe on 04-07-2018

Just in time.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-2018

A good read for fast paced action and light entertainment, but 'someone coming in..just as she is about to get killed' is becoming a bit repetitive. I think this scenario has been milked enough. 3 books is enough. I prob wont read a fourth, if one is forth coming.

  • No Direction Home

  • Ordinary People Surviving Extraordinary Times, Book 1
  • By: Mike Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

A college student in Knoxville. An Irish couple on their dream vacation in Orlando. A bank robber in an Atlanta prison...what do they all have in common? They are survivors of vPx073, the most deadly virus ever to be unleashed on the planet. One that has brought civilization to a standstill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why so short?

  • By Joe on 06-05-2018

Why so short?

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

Reviewed: 06-05-2018

Good book, but why are the three only 4 hrs long? Why cant we have them in a 12 hr stint. We are paying nearly $45, for one story. I dont know about everyone else, but I am feeling a tad ripped off.

  • Sanctuary

  • By: Judy Nunn
  • Narrated by: John Derum
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

A stunning portrait of love, hope and survival on an isolated island off Western Australia. In Judy Nunn's latest compelling novel, compassion meets bigotry, hatred meets love, and ultimately despair meets hope on the windswept shores of Australia. On a barren island off the coast of Western Australia, a rickety wooden dinghy runs aground. Aboard are nine people who have no idea where they are. Strangers before the violent storm that tore their vessel apart, the instinct to survive has seen them bond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book

  • By Anonymous User on 10-10-2018

Dissapointing

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

Reviewed: 08-02-2018

Like 'Maralinga'. On and on and on...nothin happening. Pick up the pace, I am losing interest. A big change from her earlier works. The unnecessary dialog is mind numbing.

  • Cold Grave

  • By: Kathryn Fox
  • Narrated by: Federay Holmes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

It feels like the safest place on earth. A family-friendly, floating palace. But, as Anya Crichton soon discovers, cruise ships aren't all that they seem...Statistics tell us that a woman is twice as likely to be sexually assaulted on a cruise ship than on dry land. Customers aren't screened, so the ships are a haven for sex offenders and paedophiles. With no policing, and floating in international waters, sexual assaults and passengers 'disappearing' are uncommonly frequent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By Joe on 11-12-2017

Narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-12-2017

I love the narrators voice. I have listened to most of the books she has read because of the 'Aussieness'. It is mellifluous and so natural. A pleasure to listen too.

  • Never Never

  • Detective Harriet Blue, Book 1
  • By: James Patterson, Candice Fox
  • Narrated by: Federay Holmes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Detective Harriet Blue needs to get out of town fast. With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry's chief wants the hotheaded detective kept far from the press. So he assigns her a deadly new case - in the middle of the Outback. Deep in the Western Australian desert, three young people have disappeared from the Bandya Mine. And it's Harry's job to track them down. But still reeling from events back home, and with a secretive new partner at her side, Harry's not sure who she can trust anymore.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Non existent plot twists

  • By Leigh on 07-10-2016

Job for the 'Mystery wagon'

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

Reviewed: 30-09-2017

Started out good, but limited to a desert mine camp. You are given 4 or 5 suspects, and it is one of them. A bit like a Scooby Doo mystery. The main character is very good.