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  • The Trinity Six

  • By: Charles Cumming
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Europe is still littered with the darkest secrets of the Cold War. And the most deadly revelation of them all is about to be made…Hard-up Russia expert Dr Sam Gaddis finally has a lead for a book that could set his career back on track. He has staggering new information about an unknown sixth member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring – a man who has evaded detection for his entire life

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Trinity Six

  • By JOHN M. on 22-12-16

MI Sixteen::::

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-19

A long drawn out complete waste of time- too much detail and very little story-

  • Restless

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read, 2007.
Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Novel of the Year, 2006.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

What happens when everything you thought you knew about your mother turns out to be an elaborate lie? During the summer of 1976, Ruth Gilmartin discovers that her very English mother, Sally, is really Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigrée and one-time spy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping and thoughtful book

  • By Tom on 03-11-07

William Boyd - Wonderful Writer

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

Reviewed: 30-10-18

It only takes a minute or more to be totally involved in Boyd's books. Each one so totally different so always a gift.
I loved Restless. The mother and daughter take on an intriguing spy novel with WW2 as a classic background was perfect.
I've just finished the Audible version which was perfect.
Linda

  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia Episode 2

  • A Chance Encounter
  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

An invitation to afternoon tea results in some startling revelations. Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens. Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized instalments complete with twists and turns and cliffhanger endings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful detailed story

  • By linda on 01-06-16

Wonderful detailed story

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

Looking forward to more episodes and being Julian Fellows I'm sure they won't disappoint. Detailed and interesting characters.

  • The Monogram Murders

  • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 605

Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffee house is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified, but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Boring Monogram Murders

  • By Ulla on 18-09-14

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

The only connection to Agatha Christie in this book is the name Poirot together with references to his well known personal habits. The rest is a long drawn out improbable murder plot which was endured and not enjoyed.
Can't imagine how the Christie Estate went along with it.
Linda Abbiss

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