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  • Longbow

  • The Saga of Roland Inness, Book 1
  • By: Wayne Grant
  • Narrated by: James Young
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Roland Inness desperately needs meat for his starving family, but he takes the wrong deer on the wrong nobleman's land. Worse yet, he uses his longbow, a weapon outlawed and suppressed by the Norman overlords of England. Now they are coming for him. With one shot the 14 year old peasant boy is launched on a desperate flight that takes him from the mountains of Derbyshire to the wild frontier of Wales and on to the court of Richard the Lionheart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Historical Adventure

  • By Nadia on 14-05-17

Such a shame about the narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

While the story is standard for the genre, it would be entertaining if it were not for what must be the worst narration I have experienced. I have no idea how anyone could have thought the weak voices this narrator offers could possibly fit the characters. They all come across as wimpish and effeminate. Suitable for a children's story (up to 8 years-of-age) but hardly fitting for fighting men.

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  • Lineup

  • By: Liad Shoham
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

The English-language debut by best-selling Israeli author Liad Shoham. A brutal rape disturbs a quiet neighborhood in Tel Aviv, leaving the police baffled and without clues, eyewitnesses, or suspects. The victim’s father, however, refuses to give up his search for justice and begins his own investigation. He identifies Ziv Nevo as the culprit and all circumstances point to his guilt - as does the victim. But appearances can be deceiving and as veteran investigator Eli Nahum becomes increasingly frustrated by Nevo’s silence during interrogation, lines are crossed and values betrayed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging story

  • By Steven on 07-12-13

Seriously disappointing

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

Reviewed: 24-01-14

What disappointed you about Lineup?

Turgid plot and tedious writing style that is very poorly narrated.

Has Lineup put you off other books in this genre?

No

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Saul Reichlin?

Nobody could save this.

What character would you cut from Lineup?

All of them.

Any additional comments?

No

0 of 1 people found this review helpful