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R. Compton

Blountsville, AL
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  • Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: AudioGO Ltd
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

A classic TV soundtrack adventure starring Tom Baker. The TARDIS materialises on a planet where the age of prosperity comes often, and precious jewels line the streets like litter. Overseeing the citizens is the bombastic Captain, half human and half machine. Lurking in shadows are the Mentiads, mysterious cowled figures who set their sights on certain individuals and claim them for their own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Sci Fi

  • By vankmen69 on 03-30-17

Good as on TV!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-15

I watched this on TV and it was pretty good! The narration didn't detract ONE bit from its original interest!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who: Full Circle

  • By: Andrew Smith
  • Narrated by: John Leeson, Matthew Waterhouse
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Matthew Waterhouse reads this classic novelisation of a Fourth Doctor TV adventure.The Doctor, Romana and K9 are heading for Gallifrey when they temporarily lose control of the TARDIS. The significance of this event is only revealed when they land, not on Gallifrey but on Alzarius. The planet's legendary Mistfall is approaching, a time when giant scaly creatures emerge from the swamps and go on the rampage, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By R. Compton on 06-14-15

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

I just couldn't stop listening from the beginning to the end once I'd begun! Great stuff!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius

  • By: Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

For the first time on audio, this is an unabridged reading of a classic Doctor Who novelisation, based on a serial from the original TV series....Why do so many spaceships crash land on Karn, a bleak, lonely and seemingly deserted planet?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Doctor, doctor

  • By Tan on 07-28-12

Oh yah!

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

Reviewed: 05-25-15

Quite a story! The 4th Dr is the ONLY Dr! A pretty GOOD story line,too!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who: Corpse Marker

  • A 4th Doctor novel
  • By: Chris Boucher
  • Narrated by: David Collings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45

An unabridged reading of an original adventure featuring the Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker, and his companion, Leela.The Doctor and Leela arrive on the planet Kaldor, where they find a society dependent on benign and obedient robots. But they have faced these robots before, on a huge Sandminer in the Kaldor desert, and know they are not always harmless servants.... The only other people who know the truth are the three survivors from that Sandminer - and now they are being picked off one by one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the better Doctor Who stories

  • By Craig on 04-15-15

Kinda roundabout - but okay.

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

Reviewed: 05-24-15

Was expecting Tom Baker not a story of the 4th Dr - but it was still okay.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars

  • By: Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

For many thousands of years, the Suthekh had waited... trapped in the heart of an Egyptian pyramid. Now at last the time had come - the moment of release, when all the force of his pent-up evil and malice would be unleashed upon the world. The TARDIS lands in the year 1911, and the Doctor and Sarah emerge to fight a terrifying and deadly battle...against Egyptian mummies, half possessed humans - and the overwhelming evil power of Sutekh!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable

  • By Eric on 09-17-09

TOM BAKER!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-15

The ONLY Dr Who!
I WOULDN'T listen at night, though, too scary to try to sleep with!

  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 23 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

Arthur Conan Doyle never wasted time in getting his stories moving. His plots are always direct and refreshingly lucid, and the narrative has a velocity that sweeps you along right to the end. This was no doubt a large part of his immense worldwide success. Not surprisingly, each time he tried to end the series, his fans would howl in protest. But, as he says in the preface to his last collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, all good things must come to an end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a list of what you'll find in Volume 3

  • By T. on 05-10-12

A warm WELCOME to 221B Baker Street!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-13

I first visited 221B Baker Street around '93 - reading through a paperback edition of the complete stories of Sherlock Holmes. I, then, became a regular visitor through the auspices of Granada films - then a hardcover "Annotated Sherlock Holmes" and, now this excellent 3 volume compilation on Audible.
I, first, began engaging in "A Study in Scarlet" (Volume 1, chapter 1) and followed the clues till I arrived at "Shoscombe Old Place" (Volume 3, chapter 16). Since then I have often skipped through one volume or other till I found an adventure that suited my mood at the time. This 3 volume compilation is among my most frequent listens in my entire library!
For something less daunting to peruse I'd also recommend the Audible book "Sherlock Holmes (Dramatized)", a radio play rendition of 12 adventures and the Patrick Tull renditions of the major Sherlock Holes adventures; "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and such.

  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 29 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424

Volume two in this series consists of one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and two collections of short stories, which include "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (a total of 23 stories). These creations by Doyle represent the finest work of his Holmes series, and certainly the most famous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a list of what you'll find in Volume 2

  • By T. on 04-24-12

A warm WELCOME to 221B Baker Street!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-13

I first visited 221B Baker Street around '93 - reading through a paperback edition of the complete stories of Sherlock Holmes. I, then, became a regular visitor through the auspices of Granada films - then a hardcover "Annotated Sherlock Holmes" and, now this excellent 3 volume compilation on Audible.
I, first, began engaging in "A Study in Scarlet" (Volume 1, chapter 1) and followed the clues till I arrived at "Shoscombe Old Place" (Volume 3, chapter 16). Since then I have often skipped through one volume or other till I found an adventure that suited my mood at the time. This 3 volume compilation is among my most frequent listens in my entire library!
For something less daunting to peruse I'd also recommend the Audible book "Sherlock Holmes (Dramatized)", a radio play rendition of 12 adventures and the Patrick Tull renditions of the major Sherlock Holes adventures; "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and such.

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

An ancient family curse has caused the shocking deaths of all of Sir Henry Baskerville's ancestors, and the distinguished Dr. James Mortimer wants Sherlock Holmes to help protect his friend. According to local legend, an enormous, savage, supernatural hound lives on the Grimpen Moor, and has just killed yet another Baskerville. Despite Holmes's well-deserved reputation as a crime specialist and brilliant sleuth, even he wonders whether his powers of deductive reasoning can defeat this mysterious, hellish beast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excelent guide to the Moors!

  • By R. Compton on 08-25-13

An excelent guide to the Moors!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-13

I'd first visited 221B Baker Street around '93 and then became a regular visitor. First in print - then through the auspices Of Granada films - then "A Baker Street Dozen" and the three volumes of "The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes" on Audible. I have listened to them frequently but, on occasion, I've had an interest in, say, visiting Baskerville Hall. So I bought this stand-alone rendition of this and Sir Arthur's other major Holmes episodes rather than fishing through the near eighty hours of those compilations. This rendition stands shoulder to shoulder with that in "the Complete Stories..."!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Return of the King

  • Book Three in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,048
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,151

The Return of the King is the towering climax to J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy that tells the saga of the hobbits of Middle-earth and the great War of the Rings. In this concluding volume, Frodo and Sam make a terrible journey to the heart of the Land of the Shadow in a final reckoning with the power of Sauron. In addition to narrating the prose passages, Rob Inglis sings the trilogy’s songs and poems a capella, using melodies composed by Inglis and Claudia Howard, the Recorded Books studio director.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Audio book chapters are in the wrong order!!!!

  • By LJ on 11-04-18

What a GREAT story!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-13

The Literary Guild knew of what they spoke when they called the "Lord of the Rings" the "Novel of the century"1

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31,960
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,227
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29,320

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

"the Lord of the Rings" unabridged - MARVELOUS!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-13

As far back as the 60's you seldom saw me without a well dog-eared copy of one of Professor Tolkien's books in my pocket!
I've listened to "the Lord of the Rings (dramatized)" on the radio, tape and Audible - and will, likely do so again. BUT, to follow Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf and Aragorn, inch by inch, from the settled land of the Shire to Mordor as they face their many perils is truly a treat! Just close your eyes and be right at their shoulder as they overcome daunting odds!