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  • Lord of the Flies

  • By: William Golding
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old memories

  • By Janette on 05-05-2019

Old memories

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-2019

Read this when I was a kid. It was good to read it again.

The narration reminded me of old radio broadcasts.
Still a great listen.

  • Lies Sleeping

  • Rivers of London, Book 7
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Janette on 26-04-2019

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-2019

Another great book in the series. Love the storyline’s and the perfect narration
Look forward to the next one

  • The Phantom Major

  • By: Virginia Cowles
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

In the dark and uncertain days of 1941 and 1942, when Rommel's tanks were sweeping towards Suez, a handful of daring raiders were making history for the Allies. They operated deep behind the German lines, often driving hundreds of miles through the deserts of North Africa. They hid by day and struck by night, destroying aircraft, blowing up ammunition dumps, derailing trains, and killing many times their own number.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Janette on 22-03-2019

Great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-2019

I hadn’t read this since I was young so was happy to stumble across it.
Well written and nicely narrated

  • Painting the Sand

  • By: Kim Hughes
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hemsbrough
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59

Kim Hughes is the most highly decorated bomb disposal operator serving in the British Army. He was awarded the George Cross in 2009 following a gruelling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, during which he defused 119 improvised explosive devices, survived numerous Taliban ambushes and endured a close encounter with the Secretary of State for Defence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard hitting reality

  • By Clive Batchelor on 12-06-2019

Outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-2019

One of the best listens I have had in a long time.
Not over the top full of crap like US military books. I highly suggest a listen.

Fantastic narration by Oliver. I will listen to more of his books

  • Apocalypse Cow

  • By: Michael Logan
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 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

When scientists with warped imaginations accidentally unleash an experimental bioweapon that transforms Britain's animals into sneezing, bloodthirsty zombies with a penchant for pre-dinner sex with their victims, three misfits become the unlikely hope for salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Janette on 06-03-2019

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-2019

Loved every second of this book.
Don’t think I have laughed so hard while listening for a while.
Great narration

Hope there is a sequel

  • Dark Sacred Night

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

At the end of a long, dark night Detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the very first time. Detective Renée Ballard is working the graveyard shift again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help, and she relents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Bosch never lets you down

  • By Anonymous User on 05-12-2018

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this book.i had returned the first Ballard book but think I will re buy it.

Great narration by both narrators although it did take a while to get use to the second Bosch voice.

Great storyline and I am looking forward to the next edition

  • 22 Dead Little Bodies

  • A Logan and Steel Short Novel
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

DI Logan McRae and his infuriating boss, DCI Roberta Steele, investigate a chilling dispute between neighbours that escalates out of control. Includes an extract of the new Logan McRae novel, The Missing and the Dead. CID isn't what it used to be.... It's been a bad week for acting detective inspector Logan McRae. Every time his unit turns up anything interesting, DCI Steel's Major Investigation Team waltzes in and takes over, leaving CID with all the dull and horrible jobs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Janette on 02-03-2019

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well written and as always great narration by Steve Worsley .
Recommend it.

  • The Man Between

  • By: Charles Cumming
  • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Successful novelist Kit Carradine has grown restless. So when British Intelligence invites him to enter the secret world of espionage, he willingly takes a leap into the unknown. But the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal, as Carradine finds himself in Morocco on the trail of Lara Bartok - a mysterious fugitive with links to international terrorism.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Janette on 25-02-2019

Meh

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-2019

I made it to the end
Just. There was something missing in this book.
Narration was good

  • After the Blast

  • By: Garth Callender
  • Narrated by: Nick Farnell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

A very Australian story of heroism and healing. In 2004 Garth Callender, a junior cavalry officer, was deployed to Iraq. He quickly found his feet leading convoys of armoured vehicles through the streets of Baghdad and into the desert beyond. But one morning his crew was targeted in a roadside bomb attack. Garth became Australia's first serious casualty in the war. After recovering from his injuries, Garth returned to Iraq in 2006 as second-in-command of the Australian Army's security detachment in Baghdad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen.

  • By Matt on 21-02-2017

Great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-02-2019

I Enjoyed this book. It’s good to read a military book with out the author going all gung ho.

Excellent Narration by Nick Farrell. A great Aussie narrater

  • Any Ordinary Day

  • Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
  • By: Leigh Sales
  • Narrated by: Leigh Sales
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,342
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered audiobook, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Mrs. J. C. Bodnarchuk on 06-10-2018

Outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 25-01-2019

Fantastic read. I couldn’t put it down.
Well written, thoughtful and brilliant narration by Leigh Sales