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  • A World Full of Weeping

  • By: Keith McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

An invitation to stay with childhood friends seems an excellent idea to aid Helena's recovery after her cancer treatment. Helena grew up with the Hickmans and had spent many happy holidays with them. But when a man is found burned to death in a car, the apparently irrelevant though horrific incident creates unexpected disturbances.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great writing but weak storyline

  • By Cabaspre on 06-05-12

For lovers of language and good plots

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

Loved the book , they must be read in sequence to benefit fully
Sean Barrett is the best narrator I look for his work to find good books to listen to
The author, having the benefit of a better education than I, uses words I need to look up in the dictionary,, this is a good thing as I learn from him and I like that.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Tale of Two Cities

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'; so the recording begins and ends with some of Dickens's best-known words, and between those lines is every Briton's view of the worst excesses of the French Revolution. Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, the audiobook tells the story of a French doctor who is imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille in Paris. Upon his release, he moves to London with his daughter, Lucie, whom he had never met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of books, the best of readers

  • By Mr David Newton on 17-11-07

A Jarvis of a Dickens

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

Would you listen to A Tale of Two Cities again? Why?

Yes I would as I always pick up on the little things in life, the way things were done and tools and of course attitudes to some extent. Although this is the least favourite of Dickens's books I will still find there were things I missed first time round.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Tale of Two Cities?

One of the first images of the old Doctor and how incarceration had affected him. It's so like the descriptions of how modern day ' house of horror ' type victims feel, I don't feel I should mention them by name but we all know who they are.

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

I did read this book many years ago but Martin Jarvis does a lovely job of voice acting as he does on any and all of the audio titles I have heard of his.He completely draws you in to the whole story be it character, atmosphere or action.

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

I find the whole book moves me which is why I find it the least of my favorite Dickens. I have to listen in segments as I am pretty sure the whole depiction is as near to a true one as actually happened regarding the political climate, poverty filth and squalor. The fictional characters are the vehicle that brings all to life.

Any additional comments?

Although fiction the whole atmosphere, is a dark a Dickens as you could find.There are sad, bad, difficult and downright squalid parts in all of the Maestro's works but for me this is the blackest.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Involuntary Witness

  • Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 1
  • By: Gianrico Carofiglio
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a popular beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. Faced with small-town racism, Guido attempts to exploit the esoteric workings of the Italian courts. The voice of Sean Barrett brings this gritty Italian detective series to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Unlikely Crusader

  • By Alasdair on 09-04-13

Crime from an unusual aspect

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

Reviewed: 12-10-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book very highly. The main character is brilliant, deeply flawed and very human, he has a dark side but is also humane. I would advise reading the books in the sequence they were written in to get the full benefit of developments. I wish they would translate all Carofiglio's books into English. It is also brilliantly read by Sean Barrett.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Involuntary Witness?

It's hard to pick a ' memorable moment '. It's not a ' Bang Bang, Stab Stab, Car Chase ' book. The evolution of the main character and plot make it all memorable. I just wish there were more books. I hated to finish each one, it's always lile the loss of a good friend when you finish one.

What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

Flawless performance from Sean Barrett. He IS the character. You would think he'd written it himself.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes because it's so good. No because I wanted it to last.

Any additional comments?

YES YES YES. I WANT MORE!!!! PLEASE LET US HAVE THE NEXT ONE IN THE SERIES.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful