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Theodore, Australia
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  • Immortal

  • By: Nicole Conway
  • Narrated by: Jesse Einstein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

What began as one boy's adventure will now end in blood. With Jaevid Broadfeather forever lost to the depths of Luntharda, Felix Farrow struggles to stand on his own. He begins a violent downward spiral which causes him to abandon his post as a dragonrider, hiding in the halls of his family estate. His one hope for redemption lies within the heart of someone from his past - and the very last person he ever wanted to see again. And now the time has finally come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great for any age

  • By Katy on 08-02-2019

great for any age

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

Reviewed: 08-02-2019

a YA series that can be enjoyed by all ages. Beautiful coming of age story, many themes and emotions very relevant to youth. dragons feature in the artwork but are not central to the story, but rather an accessory. the main theme is courage. no swearing, blasphemy or sex scenes. very refreshing and not missed.

  • Cygnus Space Opera: Books 1 to 3

  • Humanity Comes Home
  • By: Craig Martelle
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 29 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

From space they came, to space they returned. Humanity would not be denied.The crew trains for their mission and joins the Cygnus-12 as it tests the Interstellar Space Engine, venturing far beyond anywhere they've gone before. They didn't expect to find life, but they did, another human colony at the far reaches of space. The Cygnus-12 goes on a mission of peace, but war beckons, and the space ship is the prize.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • light scifi escapism

  • By Katy on 26-11-2018

light scifi escapism

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

Reviewed: 26-11-2018

an extra star for no swearing or blasphemy from this author, proof you don't need it for a good read. love the cats and imagination

  • The New Frontiers Series Boxed Set

  • The Ship, NFI, and NEO
  • By: Jack L Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 32 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

This boxed set contains 3 complete science-fiction novels. This is science-fiction at its best - future engineering, intrigue, first contact. It’s a space opera like none you’ve experienced before. The audiobooks will keep you listening late into the night, and you won't be able to stop.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very dry and one dimensional

  • By Katy on 08-11-2018

Very dry and one dimensional

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2018

its like reading an outline for a tv production script, which i think this book could be turned into a tv sci fi series. its needs actors to inject some emotion and script writers to write some tension and emotion into it.
the whole story is bland and lacking characterization and feeling. The dialogue between family members is unemotional and stilted.

the ideas are great but the dryness of the books and terrible narrator really pull it down. the narrator has a 'plummy' american accent and can't do any of the other accents properly or even differentiate between characters. top points to the author for choosing to bring Australia into his story, but again the narrators horrible accents and pronouncement of Brisbane made me cringe every time!

  • Autonomous

  • By: Annalee Newitz
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap medicines for those who can't otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane. Hot on her trail is an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his indentured robotic partner, Paladin. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating !!

  • By Valentino on 24-03-2018

dark gritty noir sf

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

Reviewed: 23-09-2018

great world building. . painting a grim pictures of future greed. very gripping even though its too dark for my taste i can see why its won awards

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing world and story

  • By Douglas on 24-06-2017

Perfect adventure for all ages

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

Reviewed: 14-09-2018

loved it! 5 stars all around. All main characters develop as the story unfolds and we can see the main character grow and overcome deep scars and fears with the promise of developing into a legend in future books. when is book 2 coming out???

  • Last Dragon Standing

  • Heartstrikers, Book 5
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

There is no way to write a blurb for this final book without spoiling all of the others. Suffice it to say, mysteries resolve, dragons war, pigeons abound, and Julius must risk himself in ways he never dreamed possible as Bob's grand plan finally comes to fruition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • dragon delight

  • By Katy on 03-09-2018

dragon delight

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

Reviewed: 03-09-2018

loved the series. A fantastic modern twist on dragon folklore, bringing them thoroughly into the 21st century. great narration. the 5th and last book finished the series so well.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,308

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

boring geek fest

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

Reviewed: 09-07-2018

Couldn't finish it. the first 3 hours is just boring gamer geekey details and no action. then some action which made me persevere then back to boring geeky details. just couldn't keep going after 10 hours.
I think the publishers summary made it much more appealing sounding than it actually is and the fact that the movie cover made it look exciting, and that audible put a top narrator on the job. it may well be watchable as a movie but totally uninspiring to listen to.
Maybe if you are a hardcore gamer geek you might like it.

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  • Devil’s Due

  • Destroyermen, Book 12
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Captain Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have been fighting for their lives ever since their ship was swept from the Pacific to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between their Lemurian allies and the ravening Grik. But things are about to get worse. With Reddy's family and allies held prisoner by the mad General Kurokawa, the mysterious League and evil Dominion plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik trying to build their swarm and concentrate power, Reddy faces danger on all sides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Katy on 07-07-2018

Great series

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

Reviewed: 07-07-2018

totally loved this series. taylor anderson has created an extremely detailed alternate reality and now there is so much richness and great character pucture in thos series that its now almost hard to follow. with today's cgi effects it would make a brilliant tv series

  • The Gatecrasher

  • By: Madeleine Wickham
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Fleur is beautiful, unscrupulous, and has a large wardrobe of black designer suits. With the help of The Times announcements page, she gate-crashes the funerals and memorial services of the wealthy, preying on rich, vulnerable men. She charms her way into their lives and onto their platinum credit cards, takes what she can, and then moves swiftly on. When Richard, a dull but wealthy businessman, meets Fleur at his wife's memorial service, he's bowled over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable

  • By Katy on 24-04-2018

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 24-04-2018

Great lead character, full of insecurities and selfishness. didn't end up with her just desserts. dropped a star for the story because I felt it could have ended slightly better, but otherwise very enjoyable

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  • Doomsday Book

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • history made real

  • By Katy on 23-04-2018

history made real

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

Reviewed: 23-04-2018

connie willis does a great job of immersing the reader in a historic era and making the characters real.
The only complaint is that it was too slow moving and drawn out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful