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  • A Dedicated Man

  • The Inspector Banks Series, Book 2
  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

A Dedicated Man is the second novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Gallows View. Near the village of Helmthorpe, Swainsdale, the body of a well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a dry stone wall. Harry Steadman has been brutally murdered. But who would want to kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Chief Inspector Alan Banks is called in to investigate and soon discovers that disturbing secrets lie behind the apparently bucolic facade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By jules on 28-01-19

I'm engrossed in these books. very well written

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-19

Well written, well read, great detective stories. G would recommend them to anyone who likes crime and thrillers. I am almost at the brink of knowing who did it and then I'm thrown. can't wait to listen to the next one

  • World War Z

  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,290

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned gory fun

  • By monkey-puzzle on 21-11-12

Not a typical zombie story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I found myself invested in each witnesses account. I would recommend this book to anyone
brilliant, thoroughly enjoyed it

  • The Man in the Iron Mask

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 22 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

A tale of mystery, adventure, and political intrigue, this conclusion to Dumas’ swashbuckling musketeer saga is based on the true story of a masked prisoner who dwelled in the Bastille during the Louis XIV’s reign and whose identity remains in question to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Last Book

  • By Colin on 07-04-15

unexpected ending

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-18

this was not the ending I expected. the story takes a twist in the middle that I hadn't foreseen. I enjoyed following the marketeers in the next chapters of their lives.

  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Proper Adventure

  • By Ailill Martin on 30-08-17

I was enthralled from the get go

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Great book, great story and was read beautifully read. As I sat in the dark and listened, I could picture every scene. I was there!
would highly recommend.

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  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,759

When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents, "Kommunists", forever, and at the burial of her little brother, she steals a gravedigger's instruction manual, which she can't read. It is the beginning of her illustrious career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen

  • By Karen on 17-05-07

it made me think

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-16

This is an amazing story that gives a humanly German side to nazi Germany. we often hear about the atrocities that took place there, but I've never thought of what it must have been like to actually live through it. I will recommend this book to anyone and everyone.