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  • The Relic Hunters

  • The Relic Hunters Series, Book 1
  • By: David Leadbeater
  • Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Relic smuggler and expert thief Guy Bodie is a tough man in a dangerous world, loyal only to his elite team of five. But when one of them betrays him, landing Guy in a hellish Mexican prison, he finds himself making a bargain with the most unlikely new ally: the CIA. There is a catch. In return for being released from jail, Guy must help the CIA solve the most audacious heist in history. As Guy knows, six of the Seven Wonders of the World have long been lost. But with the help of the CIA, he learns that the destroyed Statue of Zeus still exists - and it’s in the hands of a powerful secret society.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • davinci code for teens<br />

  • By A. H. John on 13-03-19

Poor choice of narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

This is a book by an English author, the least the narrator could have done was to learn the correct pronunciation of words and places, especially as two of the settings were in England itself. I am a big fan of this author and have read all of his books. I am also a big fan of audible but their choices, when it comes to appropriate narrators, are often very poor. I will not purchase the audible version of The Atlantis Cipher and am seriously considering sending this one back.

  • Ep. 3: Bully the Blue Bear (Skald)

  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: John Banks, Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

In a departure from the worlds of her crime novels, Sophie Hannah has created a new character especially for this series. Detective Constable Simon Waterhouse can't let a case go. It looks as if it's been solved, but he is sure that something has been missed. As he continues as investigation into the suicide of a schoolyard bully, the underbelly of village life is laid bare – as is the secret pain Waterhouse himself has carried for so long.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent story delivered with aplomb

  • By Thomas on 12-06-18

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 28-05-18

The author has dealt with a very common situation in a sympathetic way. I will definitely look for more of her titles having never read any before this short story. Anyone who has been the victim of bullying should make this a must listen.

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,687
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,271
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,248

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 24-05-18

This is the best narrated version of Sherlock Holmes, love the collection, the narrator is sublime, I can listen to Stephen Fry for hours. When combined with one of my favourite authors it is hard to stop listening.

  • The Scandal At Bletchley (Hilary Manningham-Butler Book 1)

  • By: Jack Treby
  • Narrated by: Jack Treby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

The year is 1929. As the world teeters on the brink of a global recession, Bletchley Park plays host to a rather special event. MI5 is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and a select band of former and current employees are gathering for a weekend of music, dance, and heavy drinking. Among them is Sir Hilary Manningham Butler, a middle-aged woman whose entire adult life has been spent masquerading as a man. She doesn't know why she has been invited, but it is clear she is not the only one with things to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping tale that keeps you guessing all the way

  • By Ruth P on 14-08-15

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

An easy listen and an interesting take on early 19th century attitudes. I enjoyed the book but did not feel compelled to purchase more in the series. All the characters lacked something so that I did not really care whether they won or lost.

  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

  • By: Stuart Turton
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,373

'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder, and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration, but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself over and over again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex but Brilliant. A Classic in the making!

  • By Martin on 03-08-18

Excellent read

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I read some reviews and decided to give this book a chance. I found the narration a little irritating at first as it seemed rushed and breathy, but once into the story the style of narration started to fit.
This is not a book to be read with less than 100% attention as it is quite convoluted, it runs at a good pace and has a strong ending, although it does diverge from the standard whodunnit at the end. I like how the characters change so that a seemingly good person has a dark side and vice versa.
A strong first novel and I will look out for future titles by the author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ep. 10: X (Six Degrees of Assassination)

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Alex and Ellen finally close in on those responsible for the death of the Prime Minister as renowned screenwriter and novelist M J Arlidge's sensational thriller, Six Degrees of Assassination, comes to a dramatic conclusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New BBC series ??

  • By Anonymous User on 11-03-19

Good production

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

Based on the title I presumed that the end would take us back to the beginning it being a take on six degrees of separation. I enjoyed the performance, the storyline and the characters. The political background to it with all the factions, back biting, leverage and betrayal is so close to the current situation that feels very realistic and almost as if it could really happen.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674

What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti ( The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo ( After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan ( Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Audible drama production...

  • By Salter on 02-10-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

Would you listen to Murder on the Orient Express again? Why?

Yes, it is one of my favourite Agatha Christie books, I enjoyed the performance

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

They have made a film and it was average at best, the book is far superior

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Cleaner

  • John Milton, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,263
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,083

Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from. He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but oddly unsatisfying

  • By Lucy on 05-11-16

Boring

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

Reviewed: 29-04-17

Most boring book I have ever listened to. Stopped at chapter 4, tried to delete it from my library, because it was free was unable to do so. David Thorpe uses the same character voices as he does for the Campion series.
Not sure if it is the storyline or the narrator but this is an author I will not try again.

  • The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas

  • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: full cast, Simon Russell Beale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,266

The complete collection of acclaimed BBC Radio dramas based on John le Carré's best-selling novels, starring Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley. With a star cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Brian Cox, Ian MacDiarmid, Anna Chancellor, Hugh Bonneville and Lindsay Duncan, these enthralling dramatisations perfectly capture the atmosphere of le Carré's taut, thrilling spy novels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent series

  • By Chill on 29-06-16

Excellent series

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

Reviewed: 29-06-16

This collection is well presented and enjoyable to listen to. The series takes George Smiley through the latter part of his Circus career and beyond, often he is not the mainstay but remains in the background as the master puppeteer.
The condensing of the books has been done well, it is not necessary to have read the books in order to follow the plot.

27 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Clouds of Witness

  • Lord Peter Wimsey Book 2
  • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey. His second appearance is a thrilling quest to save his own brother - the Duke of Denver - from the hangman. The Duke of Denver, accused of murder, stands trial for his life in the House of Lords. Naturally, his brother Lord Peter Wimsey is investigating the crime - this is a family affair.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the right narrator

  • By Emilia on 06-02-15

Wrong narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

Have now listened to two titles with this narrator, my opinion has not changed. In this instance I will stick to the printed version in the hope that a less irritating narration will be forthcoming in the future.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful