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john

Glenrothes, NY, United States

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  • V for Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Steve Moore
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (588)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (369)

    Imagine a Britain stripped of democracy, a world of the not-too-distant future in which freedom has been surrendered willingly to a totalitarian regime which rose to power by exploiting the people's worst fears and most damning weaknesses.

    John says: "Visceral Vindictive Vicarious Vicissitudes?"
    "An amazing Gem"
    Overall

    Just a fantastic story with the Perfect Reader, really unexpected when I was browsing the site.

    I have listened to this repeatedly in the background and still been as entertained as the 1st time I listened to it.

    Excellent Characters in a not too distant/ possible time of horrible ruling and abuse of power made you feel like joining in on the march yourself.

    Well done

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Opie & Anthony

    • NONE (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (169)

    LMB says: "Banal Noise without Humor"
    "Excellent show but ALWAYS LATE OR EVEN MISSING"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The show is one of the best available with tons of current and topical guests, however the show is rarely available as advertised and even (as of now) 3 of the last four episodes are missing over the last 6 days....

    Totally worth the small cost if it were delivered as advertised but not worth a penny if you don't actually get to listen to it.....

    Don't waste your time!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judas Unchained

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3208)
    Performance
    (2027)
    Story
    (2045)

    Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.The Prime are the Commonwealth's worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life.

    Susan says: "Exceptionally great book"
    "Amazing work, It rarely gets better than this."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Pandora’s Star and Judas Unchained have to be considered one story, This review covers them both.

    Having read all previous works by PFH I was delighted to see this epic being offered and with a well qualified narrator. John Lee did not narrate this book; he performed it like a well rehearsed poem. He has become a favourite of mine and is a perfect match for narrating British Sci Fi.

    The story is fresh, new and like nothing that has been put forward before, Entire books worth of storylines and events are included and while often could be left as stand alone as a whole new dimension and supporting characters to a perfect mix.

    This truly is an epic and yet still flows like a quick soft read, Amazing characters who start out as one thing and end up as another, A company CEO finishes as a HALO type Space Marine and yet I had no reservations as to how that would happen, it all fit’s into place and is natural.

    The initial Prime invasion of The Commonwealth is almost terrifying to listen to and I have it book marked on my MP3 player just for the sheer performance Lee delivers. It is a stunning performance delivered where required as cold and calculating as the Primes themselves, Well done.

    There is a gold mine of work by this author which should be recorded as soon as possible, Fans will not be disappointed if this level of effort continues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4325)
    Performance
    (2626)
    Story
    (2665)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    "Just Perfect,Amazing Work, Stunning Characters!!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Pandora’s Star and Judas Unchained are considered one story, This review covers them both.

    Having read all previous works by PFH I was delighted to see this epic being offered and with a well qualified narrator. John Lee did not narrate this book; he performed it like a well rehearsed poem. He has become a favourite of mine and is a perfect match for narrating British Sci Fi.

    The story is fresh, new and like nothing that has been put forward before, Entire books worth of storylines and events are included and while often could be left as stand alone as a whole new dimension and supporting characters to a perfect mix.

    This truly is an epic and yet still flows like a quick soft read, Amazing characters who start out as one thing and end up as another, A company CEO finishes as a HALO type Space Marine and yet I had no reservations as to how that would happen, it all fit’s into place and is natural. I forgot that complex and involved epics could be done with such ease and stlye.

    The initial Prime invasion of The Commonwealth is almost terrifying to listen to and I have it book marked on my MP3 player just for the sheer performance Lee delivers. It is a stunning performance delivered (where required) as cold and calculating as the Primes themselves, Well done.

    There is a gold mine of work by this author which should be recorded as soon as possible, Fans will not be disappointed if this level of effort continues.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Rob Grant, Doug Naylor
    • Narrated By Chris Barrie
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (254)

    When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea.

    Missy Hoppe says: "Finally!"
    "In Space No One Can Hear You Smeg!!!"
    Overall

    A classic Audio Production that needs more like it in the series to be offered on Audible.

    Chris Barrie does a spectacular reading and does the impressions of his cast members don to a T.

    We would welcome more of this to Audible

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Eric Jay Dolin
    • Narrated By James Boles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    Here is the epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. This absorbing history demonstrates that few things can capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, who mutinied, murdered, rioted, deserted, drank, scrimshawed, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs.

    Jesse says: "NOT JUST BLUBBER"
    "Excellent Text, Horrendous Narration"
    Overall

    This book is an amazing piece of work, Well researched, detailed and still incredibly entertaining even when detailing mundane actions and events. I can't think of any other book with so much information all brought together so well. I picked up the printed book so as to have a reference handy.

    The naration was awful, If the text had not been so incredible I would have given up within 20 mins, "William Shakespeare's Henry IV" was being quoted and was read by the narator as "William Shakespeare's Henry Four"...I mean any 3rd Grader knows to add the "th" to a title...This and many other weird actions throughout the reading made me want to fling my MP3 player aganst a wall, He repeatedly dragged me out of the story.

    This is the kind of audiobook that would win awards if given a competent Narator.

    I would gladly give the book 100% but this is an audiobook website and the narration drags it down hard...

    Please let a decent narrator try again, Ill buy it again with a good narrator

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ender in Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, David Birney, Cassandra Campbell, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2304)
    Performance
    (1209)
    Story
    (1213)

    Andrew Wiggin is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the 12-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies.

    Joshua says: "A Change of Perspective"
    "So much opportunity wasted"
    Overall

    A great narration team failed to rescue this one. I appreciate that this team was held together to get all books in the series done, well done Audible.

    This was meant to be a warp up for the Bean series and a fill in between Ender's Game & Speaker For The Dead...aparently everything needed wrapping up quickly & without substance and the was nothing of genuine note between the 2 novels.

    As a huge fan of both the Ender & Bean series I was looking forward to the possibilities of how the two stories could be brought together,but so many opportunities were wasted, so many fantastic characters available and this book read like a seires of notes and scribbles that were later to be expanded upon into a novel.

    The 1st 1/2 of the book was a reptetive retelling of details that were defined at length in other books and now were again detailed at length with no real addition to the story.

    None of the new characters in this book were given the chance to be as interesting as most others in either of the series, I felt nothing for the people in the starship part of the book and 10 time less for those on the planet.

    Sure everything was wrapped up... but wrapped up in a "cliff notes" fashion, Enders Nemesis Achille Jnr. was a Shadow of anything he had faced before and was just not convincing(in terms of ability and achievements) to be a worthy nemesis. Anything mentioned about his efforts, means and reasoning felt like "Cliff Notes" that had previously been used sparingly at the start or finish of a novel as wrap ups or explanations of situations facing the characters. Now they were used for everything.

    A real poor effort on behalf of the author who seemed more interested in researching & correcting the time and event discrepencies of the other novels than writing a fitting conclusion, I genuinely expected more...

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A&E Haunted History Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By The History Channel
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    They are places rich in history, and some say, thick with the spirits of those who lived that history. This program is a captivating tour of ghostly America. Exhaustively researched and thoroughly captivating, Haunted History will have even diehard skeptics keeping the lights on at night.

    Judge says: "Excellent!"
    "Great Program"
    Overall

    Although this is listed in format 3, only one program out of the four is format 3. All the others were format 4, so the quality of the recordings was very good.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lose Weight

    • ORIGINAL (46 mins)
    • By Lynda Hudson
    • Narrated By Lynda Hudson
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Are you STRUGGLING TO LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP YOUR EATING HABITS UNDER CONTROL? This self-help hypnotherapy Download for adults and older teenagers could be just what you’re looking for. It is designed to help you REGULARISE YOUR EATING, LOSE WEIGHT NATURALLY, BOOST YOUR SELF-ESTEEM and motivate you to get MORE ENERGY AND ACTIVITY into your life.

    Marti Mendenhall says: "If you can stand the music"
    "Waste of Time and Money"
    Overall

    This program did nothing to assist the weight loss process. The only thing I lost was the money I spent to purchase this worthless scam and an hour every day for 2 months listening to it. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME LIKE I DID!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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