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Robin B

Robin B Hampshire, England Member Since 2009

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  • "Target by Simon Kernick"

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    Absolutely outstanding - a riveting listen - a high octane crime story with breathtaking twists and turns. One of the best of the 40 or so audio books of this genre that I have listened to whilst out walking or driving over the last 12 months. Mike Bolt and Tina Boyd at their very best. Also brilliantly read. I will definitely buy more by this author.

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    Target

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Simon Kernick
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    When writer Rob Fallon gets drunk one night and ends up joining his friend's girlfriend, Jenny, back at her apartment in London's West End, he's feeling guilty before anything's even happened. But guilt quickly turns to shock when a sequence of events put him in the centre of a mystery and a deadly race against time.

    Robin B says: "Target by Simon Kernick"
  • "Hammond Innes The Wreck of the Mary..."

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    This is a wonderful tale, woven by Hammond Innes and brilliantly narrated by Bill Wallis. He conveys the hardship and completely brings to life the tough and miserable conditions through which the main characters endure - a truly great story teller. For anyone who has ever sailed around the Channel Islands area then this is a must. I really wish that there were more of these classic books (set in the late 40s early 50s) by authors such as Hammond Innes and Neville Shute on audio book. Please record some more Hammond Innes

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    The Wreck of the Mary Deare

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
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    They dismissed the Mary Deare as 'a piece of leaking ironmongery taken off the junk heap'. For 40 years this 6,000-ton freighter had tramped the seas, suffered shipwreck twice, and been torpedoed three times in two world wars. Then one March night, battered and bruised and empty, she emerged from severe Biscay gales into the English Channel - and into the newspaper headlines. Here was a ship of mystery and tragedy... in one of the greatest sea stories of all time.

    Peter says: "Surprsingly Good"
  1. Target
  2. The Wreck of the Mary Deare
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Moscow rules, George, Moscow rules all the way...

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