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Perth, Western Australia
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  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,822

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A heartwrenching story read absolutely brilliantly

  • By Heather on 08-22-12

Amazing Claire Danes

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

This is the most amazing narration I’ve ever heard. Claire Danes is so gifted, I felt I was there. Don’t hesitate to get this Audible. Book is brilliant also.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 151,708
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 139,982
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 139,841

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOOK BOOBIES

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-07-14

A classic

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

What did you love best about The Martian?

You know a good book is a joy. I just finished listening to Andy Weir's The Martian. I'd already read the book before it was a big deal because Andy is an indie made good, so an inspiration to a lot of us. But I thought I'd give the Audible a listen since my son asked me to buy the book last year, so I added on the Audible.

It's just such a great story and, just like the first reading, I felt I was on Mars with Watney. Narration is perfect once you get Matt Damon's film character's voice out of your head. This book surely will be a classic.

  • Free Fall

  • By: Peter Cawdron
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Jackson is an astronaut testing a prototype interstellar craft in deep space. When he returns home, there's no one to greet him. Earth has fallen silent. Now he must decide: stay in orbit, watching a dead planet roll slowly by beneath his windows, or land on Earth and fight for life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The space through which we travel...

  • By Norma Miles on 02-18-16

Great little story

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

Reviewed: 07-19-16

What made the experience of listening to Free Fall the most enjoyable?

It's an interesting story and I liked the narrator's voice.

What did you like best about this story?

A unique sci-fi story line that I hadn't heard before

Have you listened to any of Jeff Hays’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I haven't

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

This is a great little story, well worth a listen. It begins as one story and ends up introing into a whole other plot about the end of the world. Very original, like all of Peter Cawdron's books.