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  • Make Me

  • Jack Reacher 20
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685

Jack Reacher has no place to go and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely tombstone in a sea of nearly ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing private investigator, a cryptic note about 200 deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack back on Home Turf

  • By Simon on 14-09-15

Not the finest but still lee Childs

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

Reviewed: 15-02-16

I thought it plodded to a pattern and became very direct, no twist or turn but ultimately satisfying.

  • Revolution

  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437

Russell Brand wants YOU to join the revolution. We all know the system isn't working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there's nothing we can do - "it's just the way things are".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book, well narrated!

  • By luke2thesky on 28-05-18

I can't help it I like what he says...

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

Reviewed: 28-12-14

I wasn't a natural Brand fan, but I listened to this and then bought the book too. He puts a measured and reasoned case, punctuated with the occasional passionate outburst.

And I can't find much to either argue with or disbelieve.

Russell you don't want or need my vote but you have it anyway. Tell where the Queue is and I'm in.

  • The American

  • By: Martin Booth
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

The locals in the southern Italian town where he lives call him Signor Farfalla - Mr. Butterfly - for he is a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. His life is inconspicuous: mornings are spent brushing at a canvas, afternoons idling in the cafés, and evenings talking with his friend, the town priest, over a glass of brandy. Yet there are other sides to this gentleman’s life.... Part thriller, part character study, part drama of deceit and self-betrayal, The American shows Martin Booth at the very height of his powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, compelling...loved every moment ...

  • By Keith on 05-04-11

Moody American loose in Europe.

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

Reviewed: 28-10-14

Loved it but I wasn't totally gripped. It's not all action but more all build. The action is teased out and when it comes a bit quick.

I liked it but not totally satisfied.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Free: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    
    
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        James Thurber
    
    


    
    
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        Ben Stiller
    
    


    
    Length: 15 mins
    125 ratings
    Overall 3.4
  • Free: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  • By: James Thurber
  • Narrated by: Ben Stiller
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111

Mild-mannered Walter Mitty is a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. This well-known and beloved tale has launched its famous protagonist into the cultural lexicon, warranting his inclusion in English-language dictionaries and countless anthologies. Stiller's imaginative performance as Mitty is the perfect re-introduction to the classic character and a great preface to the upcoming film, for longtime fans and new listeners alike.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • silly stuff

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-17

Too short and pointless.

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

Reviewed: 28-10-14

Saw the film and loved it.... What is the point of an audio trailer? Grrr

  • Michael Palin: Full Circle

  • By: Michael Palin
  • Narrated by: Michael Palin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

The third and most ambitious of Michael Palin's adventures is a voyage of epic proportions - the circumnavigation of the Pacific Rim. He travels for almost a year through the 18 countries that border the world's largest ocean, and is forced to negotiate mountains, plunging gorges, cross glaciers and dodge icebergs. Volcanoes also mark Palin's journey. He climbs one which has freshly erupted and follows great rivers like the Yangtze and the Amazon to some of the most remote places on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Palin Power!

  • By Fatboypoole on 08-04-13

Too far too quick...

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

Reviewed: 28-10-14

I loved Brazil as It gave me a real insight into the country and I was fascinated by the detail. For me, and I love Mr Palin, I would rather have a shorter journey and more detail. I won't go for another one that concentrates on waiting and struggling to get on. I want to know more of the flavours and detail... Take me there and let me have a really good look round, get more than a google earth feel for the colour.

Just saying..
Still love Mr Palin though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Watching War Films with My Dad

  • By: Al Murray
  • Narrated by: Al Murray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Have you ever watched a film with someone who, at the most dramatic scene, argues that the plane on screen hasn't been invented yet? Or that the tank rumbling towards the hero at the end of the film is the wrong tank altogether? Al Murray is that someone. Try as he might, he can’t help himself. Growing up in the 1970s, Al, with the help of his dad, became fascinated with the history of World War Two.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listening to Al Murry with my Dad.

  • By John Bedder on 08-02-18

It's Al Murray what more do you want?

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

Reviewed: 28-10-14

I learnt some stuff and like Al Murray...

I smiled a lot at the nerdy fascination with the historic inaccuracies of American war film in particular. If its Al Murray in his pomp you want this is it. If you want the story to take you somewhere then don't hold your breath...

The Black Dahlia
    
    
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        James Ellroy
    
    


    
    
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        Tom Stechschulte
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    146 ratings
    Overall 4.0
  • The Black Dahlia

  • By: James Ellroy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Los Angeles, 11th January 1947. A beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny. Five days later, her tortured body was found drained of blood. The newspapers called her "The Black Dahlia". Two cops are caught up in the investigation and embark on a hellish journey that takes them to the core of the dead girl's twisted life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A dark and grippping tale

  • By Tom on 29-07-07

Fame porn and the inevitable sticky end...

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

Reviewed: 28-10-14

Follows the track you expect but with a journey into boxing and the contrasting aspirations of two police officers... If you like your detective novels with a hint of LA celebrity and based, albeit loosely, on an original case. Then Ellroy is indeed your man...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cockroaches

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 964

Harry is on a special mission. Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and Harry has been sent to investigate. It’s clear that the Ambassador’s family are hiding some secrets of their own, but few people are willing to talk.He needs to solve a crime and avoid a scandal. When Harry lays hands on some incriminating CCTV footage, things only get more complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cochroaches by Jo Nesbo

  • By Steven on 08-12-13

Horrible story beautifully told....

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

Reviewed: 28-10-14

You can't like the story it's terrible, but Mr Nesbo hooks you in and drags you kicking and screaming through some horrible places and you get to meet the bad people on the dark side of life and the world that you would rather not meet.

I had to listen to get to the inevitable end just so that i could sleep at night.

  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,977

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

She writes a good book that Robert...

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

Reviewed: 28-10-14

Great who done what where... Love the characters, it flows really well and keeps you wanting more. The subplot of Comoran's personal turmoil is sometimes a bit obvious, but I can remember watching Columbo as a kid and loving every minute. "just one more question...."

I hope these don't become films as I have such a vivid image of the characters that something would be taken away, I love the images I have.

  • The Killing 3

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

A familly in turmoil. A country in crisis. All debts must be settled. Detective Inspector for homicide, Sarah Lund, is contacted by old flame Mathias Borch from National Intelligence. Borch fears that what first appeared to be a random killing at the docks is the beginning of an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Troels Hartmann. The murder draws attention towards the shipping and oil giant, Zeeland, run by billionaire Robert Zeuthen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great series!

  • By Gadget Queen on 24-03-14

15 hours of my life well spent with Sarah Lund.

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

Reviewed: 28-10-14

What is it about the Killing... Not the most exciting, story not that complicated... But you leave this book really knowing and understanding the characters. It's as if you actually know them.

Sarah Lund has now become a close and trusted friend. I didn't watch the TV series, but I'm not sure it would detract from the listen.