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Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
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  • The Camel Club

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

The Camel Club by best-selling sensation David Baldacci is the exciting first instalment of a breathtaking series. The man known as Oliver Stone has no official past. He spends most days camped opposite the White House, hoping to expose corruption wherever he finds it. But the stakes are raised when he and his friends, a group of conspiracy theorist misfits known as The Camel Club, accidentally witness the murder of an intelligence analyst.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story; small hiccups.

  • By Anthony M. Padgett on 26-11-17

slow to start

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

Reviewed: 16-02-18

Like the book in the end very slow to start.

enjoyed it in the end won't go I to detail listen yourself. warning you stick with it.!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Final Hour

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 7
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

From best-selling author Tom Wood comes a unique and gasp-inducing Victor thriller that turns all your expectations on their head.... Former CIA agent Antonio Alvarez has been tracking a dangerous murderer for years, a nameless hitman responsible for numerous homicides. Once, the Agency deflected him away from his search, but now a promotion has given him a second chance to right the past. Only problem is the murderer has vanished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent read as usual

  • By Ali O'G on 14-09-17

average

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

Reviewed: 17-08-17

Sorry but I thought it wasn't up to Tom's usual standard. It felt a bit rushed in my opinion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Indigo Slam

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: David Stuart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Fifteen-year-old Teri Hewitt has been left holding the babies since her dad disappeared without trace. She wants LA private eye Elvis Cole to find him and although he knows he should refuse and hand it over to social services, he finds himself taking on the case. The search reveals a chronically unemployed drug addict caught up in counterfeiting scams and mixed up with the Russian mafia and Vietnamese gunmen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great !

  • By Vyonne on 28-07-17

Great !

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

Reviewed: 28-07-17

As per usual from Crais, smart, funny bits and just a good story well told . I really hope that this is not the last adventure from Elvis and Pike ! Just great !

  • The Lost Order

  • Cotton Malone, Book 12
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, 160 years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure - one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Lost Order

  • By Salter on 23-04-17

Weak story and hate the narroting by the author

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

Reviewed: 22-05-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not really, irritating that after each chapter the author comes in with comments, sorry Mr Berry but hate it!! annoying and distrating and take away from the enjoyment of the book so much so I am going to return it. Had I known I would not have picked this book, we were unfortunately not allowed to download the previous book as apperently we would have known. I love the Cotton Malone books we have all of them, but will not be taken them without hesitation any more.

I two starred the narrating this is not due to Scott Brick (Hegets 5 from me) but the authors stuff inbetween.

The story is not great either, but I am thinking if this is because of the narrating in between or it is not good.

Make up your own mind on this but for me nah not a listen I recommend.

What will your next listen be?

Maxwell and King by David Baldacci

Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

Yes love Scott Brick he would get 5 stars from me

Could you see The Lost Order being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

nope

Any additional comments?

enough said, sorry but very dissapointing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Angel

  • An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 214

An Underground carriage in London is destroyed by a suicide bomber. The injured and the dead litter the platform. But as a crowd forms at street level, Michael Pope knows that this is only the beginning. Pope, head of top-secret Group 15, is tasked with finding the perpetrators of this atrocity and bringing them to justice, any way he can. He knows that the answers to many of his questions will lie at the end of the money trail, but he also knows that whoever funded and organized the attack will kill again for their freedom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • starts well......

  • By Vyonne on 02-08-16

starts well......

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not really, the book ends so suddenly that I thought my MP3 had skipped a part, its not fair to leave a reader with all stories unfinished in the middle its as if the writer did not know how to go further. (if there is a second part which I can not find an answer too, I would recommend getting the two together and not get this one until then!)

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Angel?

the sudden end made me furious!!

What does Napoleon Ryan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The characters are individual and would make it easier I suppose.

Did The Angel inspire you to do anything?

Yes get angry about the loose ends there should be a warning that the book ends so sudden with nothing finished in the story line!

Any additional comments?

If this was my first book of this writer I would wonder if all his books would end like this, its well written entertaining end then nothing.......... did the writer run out of ideas?? please tell us before hand there is (i think there must be ) a second part to it at least then I would wait until the second part is out and have one finished book. Very disappointing, it could have been a 5 star all the way had the book not ended the way it has!!! waste of time for just the one "half"book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ghost Flight

  • By: Bear Grylls
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607

Haunted by his wife and son's brutal abduction and murder, ex-soldier Will Jaeger runs to the ends of the Earth to recover and to hide. But even there he is found and compelled to undertake one last mission and to confront a savage past he can barely even remember. Jaeger agrees to lead an expedition into the Mountains of the Gods in the remote Amazon jungle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cheesy but great

  • By Alexander on 02-07-15

What a surprice

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

Reviewed: 21-07-15

Would you listen to Ghost Flight again? Why?

Yes, for me it ticks all the boxes little far fetched but unstoppable to listen too, excellent book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Will Jeager he has ghosts from the past and gets on with it even if it haunts him

Which character – as performed by Rupert Degas – was your favourite?

Irana Mirov not going to say to much as I do not want to give the book away she would make an excellent badie or goodie! but you want her on your side that's for sure!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Not for the faint hearted... loads of creepy crawlies .....

Any additional comments?

I loved the book be curious to see what the second book would be like, but cant wait in the meantime. While listing to the book I could not wait to get back into the car (I only listen while driving) I highly recommend this to anyone that is into adventure books I loved it can not wait till the next book

  • Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

When the bomb goes off, how many passengers on the Buckingham lose their lives? You will only find out if you read the opening chapter of  Mightier than the Sword. When Harry visits his publisher in New York, he's told that he's been elected the new president of English PEN and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in a Russian gulag in Siberia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still no ending?

  • By mollyeyre on 02-03-15

'Bloody great' as the banker would say !

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

Another good yarn from Mr. archer gripping you from start to finish and I really can't wait for the next one !
And the whole book was performed magnificently with proper accents.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hidden Order

  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Action-packed from the start, Hidden Order demonstrates yet again why Brad Thor is the "master of thrillers." A string of high-profile kidnappings has Washington, D.C. in a frenzy. When the victims begin turning up dead, frenzy turns to panic. And when the ransom demand is finally made public, panic will turn to terror. In Brad Thor's riveting new thriller, the stakes have never been higher, nor the lines between good and evil so hard to discern.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Kyle on 17-07-17

average......

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Would you try another book written by Brad Thor or narrated by Armand Schultz?

I think as it is one of my first Brad Thor book I will try one again, as there are a few. But reluctantly I will sacrifice a credit for it.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

As expected, unfortunatly I guessed the ending half way through the book nearly as it happened.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

It was average either way, there definitely are better narrators that possibly could have done a better job! Once again I'll give the benefit if the doubt and will try again this narrator to see if its the book or the narrator.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

I think its an average book, that is narrated okayish, not a complete waste of time but there is better books to listened too! Sorry!

  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,795

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin: his one-hundredth birthday party. Escaping through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several deaths, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent but very human police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Odd

  • By Oliver L Dayman on 29-05-13

Brilliant- Fun, Un-putdownable!!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared to be better than the print version?

Yes, I had read the book, but the characters came sooo much more to life, in the audiobook, all my friends and family got the book too!

What other book might you compare The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared to, and why?

I really have to think about that, but to be honest the book is totally unique, every page is fun exciting something happens and it all unfolds in a totally brilliant fashion, there is NO book I can think of to compare it with.

What about Peter Kenny’s performance did you like?

I thought he did the writer justice, great narrator, brilliantly, he does a brilliant elderly man voice of Alan, a thorough enjoyable book thanks to the writer and narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

From the moment Alan was climbing out of the window to the last spoken word!

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book to anyone, most my friends would not like the books I listen to (crime, adventure etc..) but every single one enjoyed this book, even one of my friends whom only likes soppy chick reads, all could not stop listening to this book, from 16 year old to a 76 year old they all enjoyed the book.

From the nursing home, Alan's whole life is a series of accidental hilarious adventures from the day he was born to the day the book finishes. Totally unexpected adventures, throughout his life all over the world, this book, I do not think can be surpassed in appeal factor.

I really do not think this book can have an higher recommendation to that. Best buy of the Year!! ( for me)

Go on you want too...... and you will not be sorry!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

  • The Karla Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: John le Carre
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

Mr George Smiley is small, podgy, and at best, middle-aged. He is disillusioned, wrestles with idleness, and has been deserted by his beautiful wife. He is also compassionate, ruthless and a senior British intelligence officer in short-lived retirement from the Circus the British Secret Service organisation situated in London. But Moscow centre has infiltrated a mole into the Circus and it’s more than likely that the perpetrator is Karla Smiley’s old adversary and his opposite number in Moscow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hottest Cold War Novel Ever Written

  • By KDT on 27-04-10

I must be listening to a different book.....

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-13

Boring Boring Boring....... Yawn Yawn Yawn......... I just do not know what to say, The worst book I ever bought, what a waste of a credit.... deleted it do not want it in my library its a dreary book, slow uneventful as it is all very predictable, but a lot of people seem to love and like it, a real mystery to me.................

0 of 1 people found this review helpful