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  • The Technician

  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
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    5 out of 5 stars 5

The Technician, the Theocracy has been dead for 20 years, and the Polity rules on Masada - but it is an order that the rebels of the Tidy Squad cannot accept, and the iconic Jeremiah Tombs is top of their hit list. Tombs, meanwhile, has escaped his sanatorium. His insanity must be cured, because the near-mythical hooder, called 'the Technician', that attacked him all those years ago did something to his mind even the AIs fail to understand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best Asher book evet

  • By clare on 20-06-2018

best Asher book evet

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-06-2018

great stand alone book which will be a great read for fans of the Asher and anyone who want a good bit of sci fi

  • The Diamond Age

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Neal Stephenson, "the hottest science fiction writer in America", takes science fiction to dazzling new levels. The Diamond Age is a stunning tale; set in 21st-century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens what a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life, and the entire future of humanity, is about to be decoded and reprogrammed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio quality is poor

  • By G Von on 26-03-2019

amazing !!!!!!!

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Reviewed: 17-07-2017

if you like me have been searching for a female driven sci-fi this is the ticket

  • Will Save the Galaxy for Food

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

Space travel just isn't what it used to be. With the invention of Quantum Teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An homage to the likes of Adams and Wodehouse

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-03-2017

funny and witty.

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Reviewed: 16-05-2017

a clever and witty pop corn sci fi with bite. had me laughing and hanging on each page

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Torment of Others

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

A dead girl lies on a blood-soaked mattress, her limbs spread in a parody of ecstasy. The scene matches a series of murders which ended with the conviction of Derek Tyler. But Tyler's been locked up in a mental institution for two years, barely speaking a word. Criminal psychologist Dr Tony Hill thinks this is not a copycat murder but something much stranger. Hill heads towards a terrifying face-off with one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Won't dissapoint

  • By Sergiu Pobereznic (author) on 14-09-2015

great progression

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Reviewed: 17-03-2017

this story ties up the bomb shell ending of the last book, while forging new ground. can not wait to see (hear) where it goes next

  • The Last Temptation

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

A twisted killer targeting psychologists has left a grisly trail across Europe. Dr Tony Hill, expert at mapping the minds of murderers, is reluctant to get involved. But then the next victim is much closer to home....Meanwhile his former partner, DCI Carol Jordan, is working undercover in Berlin on a dangerous operation to trap a millionaire trafficker. When the game turns nasty, Tony is the only person she can call on for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating & not at all predictable!

  • By Anonymous User on 30-01-2019

twist band turns but no backtracking

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-03-2017

great addition to the series, plenty of twists and turns but no backtracking or status resets.

  • The Wire in the Blood

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Young girls are disappearing around the country, and there is nothing to connect them to one another. Dr Tony Hill sets his team an exercise: they are given the details and asked to discover links between the cases. Only one officer comes up with a theory that is ridiculed...until one of their own is murdered. For Tony Hill the murder becomes a matter for personal revenge, and, joined by colleague Carol Jordan, he embarks on a game where hunter and hunted can all too easily be reversed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyed the book

  • By Fe on 28-01-2016

great read, could not put it down

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-2017

second book in the series is not a poor cousin, great read. could not put it down, strong ending

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mermaids Singing

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
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    4 out of 5 stars 120
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    4 out of 5 stars 120

Up until now the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one’s different - this one’s on the loose. Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills, where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too disturbing

  • By Su on 08-01-2018

now I am hooked

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-2017

I was after a story with a female lead that was not a wet blanket, now I think i am in love with a new series !!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Crimes by Moonlight

  • Mysteries from the Dark Side
  • By: Charlaine Harris (author and editor), Steve Brewer, Dana Cameron, and others
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings, Natalie Ross
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2

In number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris’s "Dahlia Underground,” venerable vampire Dahlia Lynley-Chivers survives an attack by an anti-vampire terrorist group, only to show them they tried to blow up the wrong bloodsucker. Bailey Ruth Raeburn, a ghost assigned to assist humans in trouble, steps into the middle of a marital dispute with surprising twists in Carolyn Hart’s “Riding High”....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome selection

  • By clare on 19-02-2017

awesome selection

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Reviewed: 19-02-2017

tons of stories with a good variety, some that are not so good but overall it is an excellent selection

  • Only Time Will Tell

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • must read

  • By Marisha Stone on 29-09-2016

great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-2017

i admit i only got this book because it was free, but it was an absolute "page turner" will be investing in the others in the series

  • Room

  • By: Emma Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Suzanne Toren, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

The story of a mother, her son, a locked room, and the outside world. It’s Jack’s birthday, and he’s excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real – only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A decent listen

  • By Thuvaraka on 19-04-2016

just wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-2016

great tale of love and change. fantastic character agency. well researched, with a very strong finish