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  • Nightfall

  • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

“You’re going to hell, Jack Nightingale”: They are words that ended his police career. Now Jack’s a struggling private detective – and the chilling words come back to haunt him. Nightingale’s life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion from a man who claims to be his father. It comes with a warning that Nightingale’s soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his 33rd birthday – just three weeks away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept my attention

  • By Uber Femme on 08-12-10

Sort of a poor man’s Felix Caster novel

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

A lot of faffing around where everything of any actual import takes place in the last few chapters. You could pretty much just read those and be done with it.

But since Mike Carey is unlikely to ever complete the Felix Caster Story arc. Well not now he’s got Zombies. This will have to do.

I hope the series improves...

  • The Isaac Spiders

  • Portal Novellas, Book 1
  • By: Thomas Rose
  • Narrated by: Edward James Beesley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Flynn's work as an arachnologist is interrupted by a teenager insisting he has stumbled across a new species. Having given in to the teen's hounding, Flynn realizes he might be onto something. So, he treks into the mountains, his wife, Steph, and their faithful German shepherd, Solomon, in tow for a weekend of spider-hunting and tourism. Instead, what Flynn uncovers rips their world apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable Australian Horror romp

  • By Steven on 03-07-18

Thoroughly enjoyable Australian Horror romp

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Australian Horror writers are few and far between. So Thomas Rose makes a welcome addition to the genre.

This story, whilst rather short, introduces lots of intriguing and mysterious components. I hope Thomas can release more of this story. I really need to know what happens next!

The production values and the narrator are well above average. There are lots of ambient background sounds and voice effects. In fact these were some of the best I've experienced in over 100 audiobooks. They really add to the radio play type of feeling I think was intended. I hope this continues. It's a very underutilised device.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can't wait for more.

RECOMMENDED!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Babylon's Ashes

  • The Expanse, Book 6
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,457

The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • lots of filler

  • By Jesse Stevens II on 12-21-16

Plot wearing thin

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

So tired of this recent plot now covering two whole books, and slated for the other 3 remaining at the torturous, plodding rate they're going. Personally I'm over it now. Your mileage may vary.

  • The Dreaming Void

  • Void Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,636

AD 3580. The Intersolar Commonwealth has spread through the galaxy to over a thousand star systems. It is a culture of rich diversity with a place for everyone. A powerful navy protects it from any hostile species that may lurk among the stars. For Commonwealth citizens, even death has been overcome.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly unimaginative & overly sexual

  • By Michael Reed on 03-31-15

Terribly Read

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

If the narrator can't read this like it makes any sense, what hope does the listener have? Such turgid prose I couldn't get into it at all. Dreadful

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Matter

  • A Novel
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,860

"Are you happy with your life?" Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Schrödinger's box gets opened. Meh steps out.

  • By Darwin8u on 09-19-16

A real gem of a story

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

I listened to this on the basis of other reviews. I have to say I was not disappointed. Whilst I didn't understand a lot of the physics, the humanity of the story shone through. The essential message, that we are the sum of our decisions and experiences, is very poignant. I loved it.