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  • Echo Hall

  • By: Virginia Moffatt
  • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In the early '90s, newlywed Ruth Flint arrives at Echo Hall to find an unhappy house full of mysteries that its occupants won't discuss. When her husband, Adam, is called up to the Gulf War, her shaky marriage is tested to the core. During World War II Elsie Flint is living at Echo Hall with her unsympathetic in-laws. While her husband, Jack, is away with the RAF, his cousin Daniel is her only support. But Daniel is hiding a secret that will threaten their friendship forever.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A typical gothic novel

  • By Mrs. S. Godfrey on 17-01-19

A typical gothic novel

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

I really enjoyed this even though I am not usually a fan of a mixed timeline story.
It was written in a very Victorian way in parts and I really enjoyed that and it kept me involved and wondering.

The narrator was easy to listen to and did not try to hard to put her influence into the characters which often resuts in very strange voices

Good read

  • The Gnostic Mystery

  • By: Randy Davila
  • Narrated by: Rick Zieff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Jack Staunton, an American businessman, makes a pilgrimage to war-torn Israel in hopes of rekindling his Christian faith. While traveling with his friend Punjeeh, an ER doctor from Jerusalem, Jack acquires an ancient scroll written by the Gnostics, a mystical group of early Christians, and his spiritual quest takes an unexpected turn. The scroll makes the startling claims that the Gnostics were the original followers of Jesus, and that they retained secret knowledge of Jesus that was not included in the Bible.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been really interesting

  • By Mrs. S. Godfrey on 17-01-19

Could have been really interesting

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

The background story of the Gnostics was in fact interesting, I had not known that much about them before this. The narrator however spoiled the whole thing.

He made the hero sound utterly stupid at times and one of the characters sounded more like Arnold Schwarzenegger than a Jewish archaeologist. This truly ruined the book as it irritated me listening to it.

  • Part 1 (Nicholas Nickleby)

  • The Dickens Collection: Original Audio Show
  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Nearly nineteen-year-old Nicholas Nickleby suffers a change in fortunes when his father dies, leaving him, his sister Kate and his mother in financial need. They approach their distant uncle, the businessman Ralph Nickleby, for aid. After much consideration, and not before making enquiries through the family’s acquaintance Miss La Creevy, Ralph begrudgingly agrees to help them. He suggests that Nicholas should take a job as assistant schoolmaster at Dotheboys Hall, a school in Yorkshire run by one-eyed Mr Squeers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best performance ever

  • By Mr. G. J. Stapeton on 19-02-19

Every single chapter was a joy!!!!

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

I totally forgot how great a writer Dickens was until I listened to this. I am only commenting on one part as filling in 19 reviews would be tedious so take it as read that what is here applies to all.

The narrator was fabulous with an easy to listen voice and you could tell he too was engrossed in the telling of the story.

In the background to the story, Dicken's ability to comment on society and its general shortfalls in the state of the poor of Britain at the time is fantastic and the characters he weaves in and out of the tale are as usual genius. The language used in descriptions is fast disappearing so it is great to listen to that too.

A truly magical experience.

More please!

  • Dark Light

  • Elizabeth Cage, Book 2
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Betrayed, terrified and alone, Elizabeth Cage has fled her home. With no plan and no friends, she arrives at the picturesque village of Greyston and finds herself involved in an ages-old ceremony that will end in death. And that might be the least of her problems - the Sorensen Institute would very much like to know her whereabouts. And Michael Jones is still out there, somewhere, she hopes. No matter how far and how fast she can run, trouble will always find Elizabeth Cage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Continuity error

  • By drdapa on 09-11-18

Following on from White Silence was interesting

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

The narrator changed in this one which was disappointing I though the previous narrator was more in character and in touch with the book. As a consequence it didn't make me smile as often and I missed that.

The story continues but often got mixed up with regards to what reality the lead character was in.

Still worth the read

  • White Silence

  • Elizabeth Cage, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Kate Scarfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,361

Elizabeth Cage is a child when she discovers that there are things in this world that only she can see. But she doesn't want to see them, and she definitely doesn't want them to see her. What is a curse to Elizabeth is a gift to others - a very valuable gift they want to control. When her husband dies, Elizabeth's world descends into a nightmare. But as she tries to piece her life back together, she discovers that not everything is as it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By mollyeyre on 23-09-17

Enjoyed more than expected

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

I wasn't sure what I expected from this book. I have never read anything from this author before. It was in parts funny, exciting and sometimes outrightly unbelievable but it kept me amused from start to finish.

The narrator was excellent and had a voice that was easy to listen to and in part it was interpretation of the humorous elements that held me

  • The Grey Ghost

  • Fargo Adventures, Book 10
  • By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Grey Ghost by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell, read by Scott Brick. In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Grey Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Marcus Peyton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cussler back to his best...

  • By Salter on 31-05-18

Not as good as some Cussler I have read

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

An ok story but did not keep me that interested. I listen a lot in the car on long journeys, so it passed the time. Not up to the usual standard I have come to expect

  • The Fix

  • Amos Decker, Book 3
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 685

Amos Decker, David Baldacci's unique special agent, who suffered a head injury that resulted in giving him the gift of a remarkable memory together with a condition called synaesthesia, takes on another case in The Fix. Walter Dabney is a family man. A loving husband and the father of four grown daughters, he's built a life many would be proud of. But then the unthinkable happens. Standing outside the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, Dabney shoots schoolteacher Anne Berkshire in cold blood....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • David Baldacci produces an intriguing thriller.

  • By Mrs. S. A. Lynch on 23-04-17

Amos Decker is great!

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

I have loved the previous Amos Decker books and his vulnerability, the relationships with colleagues etc. Although having what some perceive as a special gift you also realise that this is a burden but it allows the story to twist and to turn, keeping you involved all the way.

Narration was fine on the whole, I do appreciate that setting atmosphere and doing all the characters can be burdensome but the narrators did well on this one

  • The Infirmary: A DCI Ryan Mystery

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Tom Bateman, Bertie Carvel, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649

There's a serial killer targeting the streets of Newcastle, seemingly picking his victims at random but subjecting them all to the same torturous end. When the Chief Inspector on the case goes missing, it falls on DCI Ryan to track down the man who is brutally murdering women and goading the police to 'catch me if you can'. As everyone becomes a suspect, Ryan and his team get drawn further and further into the case, but for Ryan the nightmare gets closer to home than he could ever have imagined. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent DCI Ryan mystery....

  • By Salter on 08-11-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

Well written and well narrated/acted. I can highly recommend this book. I had not read any previous books and was told to start with this one as it sets the scene for the rest.

Although I sort of guessed who was the 'baddie' and what happened near the end did happen it still kept me on the edge of my seat. very atmospheric!