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Dale

Dale

goring, Reading, United Kingdom

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  • 6 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 46 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • METAtropolis

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1417)
    Performance
    (649)
    Story
    (661)

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    Karen says: "Fascinating stories"
    "Not for me"
    Overall

    I admit it I was pulled in by the narrators, I am a huge battlestar fan so a book narrated by an XO and senior officer I though what could possible go wrong. I did not enjoy this book at all and cannot actually bring myself to listen to any more of it. I found the descriptive nature of places etc annoying it seemed almost every other sentence described things such as "The book was like wading through treacle with concrete shoes on" situations were compared to other situations in overly verbose fashion and for me the book did not really have any sort of rhythm to it.

    Sorry but I didn't like it!

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Forever War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (1402)
    Performance
    (825)
    Story
    (838)

    William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends?

    John says: "A classic."
    "Awesome Book"
    Overall

    I love this book, I bought its omnibus edition a few years ago (yea I know printed on paper and everything!) I loved the story and the book had a great rhythm to it. The book is narrated very well in this version and I've listened to it a number of times which is great as reading real books these days is a struggle because I have trouble finding the time.

    The book also shows very little signs of age unlike some so futuristic vision still holds its own.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (211)

    This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

    christine says: "A must read"
    "Great book!"
    Overall

    Stephens story is certainly not dull at any point and he at all times paints a very vivid picture during his chronicles. I was aware he had a shall we say a colourful past and his rise to fame is very well documented through these narrated pages. Very enlightening I shall be listening to his others with great interest.

    Baah!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Fleet: Fearless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3827)
    Performance
    (2646)
    Story
    (2676)

    Outnumbered by the superior forces and firepower of the Syndicate Worlds, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous retreat across the enemy star system. Led by the legendary Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, the Alliance is desperately trying to return home with its captured prize: the key to the Syndic hypernet, and the key to victory.

    Jean says: "The lost fleet: fearless"
    "Great book!"
    Overall

    This book surprised me by how it drew me into the action. I came across this book by chance, not quite knowing what to spend my credit on next. The story is very engaging and portrays the scope of the battles really well. I would like to know a little more about the history leading upto the books, how the syndics and the alliance formed but that may become more apparent as I get further into the books.

    I'm very pleased with my random choice of audio book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (101)

    Scandal, treachery and crime are rife in Old London Town. A king blackmailed by his mistress, dark dealings in opium dens, stolen jewels, a missing bride - these are cases so fiendishly complex that only Sherlock Holmes would dare to investigate.

    C. Telfair says: "For the Fun of It"
    "Elementary!"
    Overall

    Derek Jacobi delivers Sherlock in fantastic form, the adventures seem short to begin with but as you get further into the book the stories get longer and more involved, which is quite a stroke of genius by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. the audio presentation sounds very authentic and as sherlock should be (I still only ever picture sherlock as jeremy brett), I would recommend this version of the adventures over any others.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By BBC Audiobooks
    • Narrated By Anneke Wills
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    The Cybermen make their first ever appearance whilst William Hartnell's Doctor nears the end of his first incarnation, in this classic soundtrack adventure with linking narration by Anneke Wills. The year is 1986, and at the South Pole the crew of the Snowcap Base have detected a new planet on their radar. The arrival of the Doctor, Ben, and Polly at the Base coincides with another landing, that of a spaceship whose humanoid passengers have used cybernetics to replace their limbs and vital organs.

    Cozy Reader says: "Fantastic Listen for Doctor Who Fans"
    "The end of the 1st Doctor"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this audio title, the acting naturally is top class due to most of it been taken from the tv print. At this point it is very evident that Bills health was failing him due to his absence totally in one episode. The voices and style may seem a little hammy these days but this was cutting edge stuff in its time, and whoever doesn't like a wobbly set scifi romp doesn't really like scifi at all.

    Bill is in my opinion one of the best doctors and I would love to see another grumpy old doctor before the end of the 12 regeneration.

    Well worth a listen even if it just for the regeneration scene!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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