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Nouméa, New Caledonia
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  • Dark Matter

  • By: Michelle Paver
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036

January 1937. Jack Miller has just about run out of options. His shoes have worn through, he can't afford to heat his rented room in Tooting, and he longs to use his training as an specialist wireless operator instead of working in his dead-end job. When he is given the chance to join an arctic expedition, as communications expert, by a group of elite Oxbridge graduates, he brushes off his apprehensions and convinces himself to join them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The scariest audio book I have ever listened to

  • By Ms. S. Smith on 27-05-11

hooked

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-11

Goodness, absolutely hooked. This story is calmly dramatic, if such a thing can exist. The narrator told this story with such feeling, that I was there, in the snow, all alone with only the dogs.
I have done a search for more by the author and have just bought the series Chronicles of ancient darkness. I'll see how it goes. I'll also do a search on the narrator Jeremy Northam, because it was his telling of the story that did it for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overcome Tinnitus

  • By: Glenn Harrold
  • Narrated by: Glenn Harrold
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

In this audio is a 30-minute Overcome Tinnitus hypnotherapy session where you will hear a pleasant English voice and sound effects guiding you into a deeply relaxed state of mental and physical relaxation. In this very receptive relaxed state you are given a number of post hypnotic and direct suggestions to help you to overcome all problems associated with tinnitus.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • didn't help my husband

  • By Annette on 11-10-11

didn't help my husband

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-11

my husband suffers with tinnitus, and when I saw this title by Glenn Harrold, (who has a good reputation. I have used him before. ) I decided to get it for my husband. Unfortunately it hasn't worked. It asked him to focus on the tinnitus buzz, but this has only temporarily aggravated the problem. It might work for you though, and if you're desperate, it's worth trying anything.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,553

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woodcutter

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-05-11

witty and entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-11

This is the first time I've listened to a Reginald
Hill book and found it thoroughly entertaining. The
pace of the story is good with the characters very
easily recognisable as the narrator does a fine job
with the accents. Quite often listening to a story it
is difficult to catch the different characters because
of the pace of the story telling and I sometimes need
to listen several times certain parts to understand
who is who but not in this case. A good listen.

41 of 42 people found this review helpful

  • The Promised Land

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Ex-cop Bierce has been in prison for over 20 years, following his conviction for the murders of his wife and son. He has no memory of the tragedy and has never been able to say with certainty that he didn't do it - except he cannot imagine why on earth he would have killed his beloved family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A thriller that makes you want to listen

  • By Kirstine on 27-05-10

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-10

This is such a good buy. The narrator,sorry forgot hs name, but I'm going to check back and look for books read by him. He did a great job to a great who dunnit. Buy this book and you won't be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • House Rules

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent Jodi Picoult!

  • By Christine on 08-05-10

what else would you expect

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-10

what else would you expect from the masterful Jodi Picoult?
Her research into the emotions felt by not just the family, but the person who has had to live with or experience the dilemas faced by real people give her characters life.
I enjoyed this book immensely and recommend that you listen to it too.

  • The Private Patient (Dramatised)

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Richard Derrington, Deborah McAndrew, Carolyn Pickles
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

In the seventeenth century, a witch is burned in a stone circle. Three hundred and fifty years later, an investigative journalist arrives at a nearby clinic to have cosmetic surgery - and a week later, she is dead. Dalgliesh and his team, called in to investigate the murder and later a second equally horrific death, find themselves confronted with problems even more complicated than the question of innocence or guilt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • an enjoyable listen

  • By Annette on 02-07-10

an enjoyable listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-10

I liked this audible book with its easy to listen narrating, typical of a British radio series. Excellent sound quality and a 'good who done it'. A good buy for a working mother. You can get a couple of chapters in while cooking dinner and not too seat gripping that you want to yell at the kids to get to bed quickly.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Stamboul Train

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Aboard the Orient Express as it heads across Europe towards Constantinople, a relationship develops between Carleton Myatt and Coral Musker, a naive English chorus girl. Around them a web of espionage, murder and lies twist in this spy thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greene never disappoints

  • By Andy Parsons on 22-05-09

Who can beat Graham Greene?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-08-09

Wonderful story, well told. I listened to this in almost one sitting.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dave Gorman, Genius

  • Series 2
  • By: Dave Gorman
  • Narrated by: Dave Gorman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Genius: Series 2 sees Dave Gorman and celebrity guests including Chris Addison, Armando Iannucci, and Brian Sewell chew over ridiculous, unworkable, but sometimes genius inventions, schemes, and policies of the public.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • funny

  • By Annette on 24-08-09

funny

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-08-09

The first series was better. Nice to see ideas can come from over seas, but British is best!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Hurd Hatfield
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

The only published novel of Wilde,The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered one of the last works of classic gothic horror fiction with a strong Faustian theme. It deals with the artistic movement of the decadents, and homosexuality, both of which caused some controversy when the book was first published. However, in modern times, the book has been referred to as "one of the modern classics of Western literature."

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • good story, bad sound quality

  • By Annette on 24-08-09

good story, bad sound quality

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-08-09

I suffered the awful quality of this recording, because the story was so griping. Some audible books really need the quality of sound cleaned up, before putting onto the market.
I have tried downloading again in-case it was a problem on my side. No it hasn't worked.Best getting this short story from the library.

  • The Father Brown Mysteries, Volume 1 (Dramatized)

  • By: G. K. Chesterton
  • Narrated by: J. T. Turner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Father Brown, a short, shabbily dressed Roman Catholic priest, takes on bandits, traitors, and killers. The reason for his success is simple. After years spent in the priesthood, he knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. He understands the criminal mind and the motivation behind it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cosy

  • By Siv Elin on 19-12-08

I wouldn't get volume 2

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-09

The sound quality for this series is pretty bad. Sure, we want to know that they are walking away or a train is leaving the station, but the background sound effects, crunching gravel, workmen etc is so loud, that it is difficult to hear what is being said unless you are in a quiet room with no distractions. Plots are boring. Give me a Miss Marple, Cadfael or Sherlock anytime.
Lucky I didn't even start on zee orrible french accent.