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Lachlan

Wincanton, United Kingdom
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  • A Delicate Truth

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: John le Carré
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,027

A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's Private Secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding writing and narration

  • By Al on 14-05-13

A Good Yarn

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

Reviewed: 13-05-13

A very well read story with a thought provoking thread running through. The chacterisation was sound, so it was very easy to visualise the players in the story. The first half held my attention with a high level of suspense, but the second half was more predictable with a rushed ending.

  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,609

My name is Peter Grant, and until January, I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant original story great narrator

  • By valb on 05-08-11

Enjoyable Fantasy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-11

A fascinating and unusual theme which maintains a momentum throughout the book. Sheer fantasy, of course, but almost believable. The characters are well developed and portrayed. Very enjoyable. The reader's breathing control could be improved!

  • The Dogs of Riga

  • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell, read by Sean Barrett. Sweden, winter, 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander and his team receive an anonymous tip-off. A few days later a life raft is washed up on a beach. In it are two men, dressed in expensive suits, shot dead. The dead men were criminals, victims of what seems to have been a gangland hit. But what appears to be an open-and-shut case soon takes on a far more sinister aspect.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Good Story

  • By Hoskins on 03-09-11

Good story but ending over dramatised

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-11

A gripping story, well read, with building tension, but the final chapters are a bit over the top without a plausible explanation of some of the narrative events. The residual tape pauses are annoying and could be deleted easily - so why haven't they been?

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