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Sadiq

Northwood, United Kingdom
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  • 6
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  • 24
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  • Ultimatum

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

A threat has been made. An ultimatum delivered. Innocent people are in mortal danger. The gripping new bestseller from the master of the race-against-time thriller.8am: an explosion blasts through a cafe in central London. Minutes later a call is made to a local radio station: ‘We’ve just detonated a bomb. Another will explode shortly. The British Government has until 8pm tonight to meet all our demands, or a far greater attack will take place somewhere in the country that will bring fire down on all your heads.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-moving thriller

  • By Kirstine on 27-06-14

Brilliant storyline - Captivating

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

Loved every moment of the story. very realistic and Simon goes into all details very well

  • Relentless

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 489

John Meron, a happily married father of two who's never been in trouble, receives a phone call that will change his life forever: his friend Jack Galley, a high-flying City lawyer, is screaming down the phone for help. As Meron listens, Galley is murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Absolute Winner!

  • By Elizabeth on 20-08-08

Great tension

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

loved the story line. First time reading Simon's books. will certainly listen to more.
overall a good listen.

  • Pitching and Closing

  • Everything You Need to Know About Business Development, Partnerships, and Making Deals that Matter
  • By: Alex Taub, Ellen DaSilva
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Driving the most successful startups today is Business Development (BD), which includes strategic partnerships, content licensing, product distribution, data partnership, monetization, and acquisitions. Pitching and Closing reveals how to master the specific skills that people in BD at today's startups need to succeed, including forging relationships, pitching a company's product, building network, sourcing deals, dealing with rejection, and closing large deals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration and excellent structure

  • By Sadiq on 11-09-18

Great narration and excellent structure

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

Loved it as it opens my eyes to the importance of BD and how to create partnerships

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,625

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did it end?

  • By PatriciaWN on 25-08-10

A great story....enjoyed every moment of it.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Amazing how the whole book was only 12 hours of actual storyline....brilliant. Ready for the next in the series

  • The Da Vinci Code

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333

Winner of the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2005.

A murder in the silent, late night halls of the Louvre reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his cryptographer daughter and her symbologist friend can untangle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Nicholas on 11-09-06

Superb story with all the twists

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

Reviewed: 13-11-17

This is the third time I've listened to the Davinci Code ...and it is still so enthralling. Enjoyed every moment of it.

  • The Story of Danny Dunn

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

At just 16 years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His mother steers him towards a university education, but with just six months of his degree to go, he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust. Danny serves in South-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, to find out who the hell he is....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmm

  • By Elizabeth on 29-11-10

Superb as usual

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

Reviewed: 17-10-17

It's always a guarantee that any of Bryce's books are enjoyable to read.
But the ending is a bit sudden and not aligned to the flow of the rest of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Options Trading

  • A Crash Course to Get Quickly Started and Make Immediate Cash in the Options Market
  • By: Samuel Rees
  • Narrated by: Ralph L. Rati
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Have you ever been interested in learning how to trade money on the stock market, but you don't even know where to get started? More than this, have you ever wanted to trade money on the stock market and do it well? If you've answered yes to either of these questions, then you have to download the book Options Trading: A Crash Course to Get Quickly Started and Make Immediate Cash with Options Trading.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hopeless book......does not give any real informat

  • By Sadiq on 06-06-17

Hopeless book......does not give any real informat

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

just a lot of waffle. big waste of money

just googling will give more interesting info.

  • Matthew Flinder's Cat

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

The story of a drunk, a boy, and a cat. Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a 10-year-old, a near-street kid heading for the usual trouble. The two form an unlikely bond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As alway Bryce Courtney delivers.

  • By Mr. on 07-04-13

Brilliant story and journey

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

Loved it....brings Sydney to me....
liked hire he weaves everything into the story line
the ends comes a bit abruptly

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tommo and Hawk

  • The Australian Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 20 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent in both story and narration,

  • By Roger Gittins on 09-01-19

brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 22-03-17

great continuation to the previous book.

ending is a bit abrupt....could have been better ending

great characters

  • The Dead

  • By: Howard Linskey
  • Narrated by: David Nellist
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Life is sweet for David Blake until his accountant is arrested for murder. The money man is set for a life sentence until he puts five million pounds out of Blake's reach. Now Blake faces a choice; fix the acquittal of a child killer or lose out on the cash. Meanwhile, Serbian gangsters are taking over his territory and his girlfriend is asking awkward questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Sadiq on 02-04-15

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 02-04-15

could not stop listening....superb book
the characters have been given a reality....a and the surroundings can be pictured well

4 of 4 people found this review helpful