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  • The Innocent: Will Robie, Book 1

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734

Will Robie is an assassin with a mission. But whose side is he on?

Back in DC after successful missions in Edinburgh and Tangier, assassin Will Robie sees his latest assignment, to eliminate a US government employee, go badly wrong. What had she done? Or what did she know? Robie is now a wanted man. But it seems that he’s not the only one on the run. Young teenager Julie Getty is devastated by the inexplicable murder of her parents. Robie and Julie meet when he saves her from an attempt on her life as they are trying to leave town....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An easy listen....

  • By Graeme on 10-05-12

Narrated like a low budget TV movie !

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

Reviewed: 22-07-17

I wanted to like this audiobook but couldn't concentrate on the story because of the really cheesy narration

  • The Lives of Tao

  • By: Wesley Chu
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

When out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up and starts hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumes he’s losing it. He isn’t. As of last night, he has a passenger in his brain - an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Over the millennia his people have trained human heroes to be great leaders, to advance our species at a rate far beyond what it would have achieved on its own. Split into two opposing factions - the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix - the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good idea poorly executed

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-18

Great story well read

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

Reviewed: 10-07-15

Would you listen to The Lives of Tao again? Why?

Perhaps

What did you like best about this story?

The novel concept of aliens among us

Which character – as performed by Mikael Naramore – was your favourite?

Roan

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No ....

Any additional comments?

Will try the others in the series

  • Blood Song

  • Book 1 of Raven's Shadow
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475

We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners. Vaelin Al Sorna is the Sixth Order's newest recruit. Under their brutal training regime, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly and quietly - all in the name of protecting the Realm and the Faith. Now his skills will be put to the test.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Superb debut novel

  • By Karen on 16-07-14

Excellent listen - a saga of GOT proportions

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

Reviewed: 10-07-15

Would you listen to Blood Song again? Why?

Its possible

What other book might you compare Blood Song to, and why?

A saga of GOT proportions

Which character – as performed by Steven Brand – was your favourite?

Valen

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Will definitely be listening to the rest of the series

  • Jack of Diamonds

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. After being taken under the wing of "Miss Frostbite", the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. Fame and the allure of gambling takes him to Vegas, and prospects of fortune take him to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Masterpiece!!

  • By Joykie Burger on 26-09-13

Self indulgent and rather dull

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

Reviewed: 20-06-15

What would have made Jack of Diamonds better?

Not wasting a credit on it !

Would you ever listen to anything by Bryce Courtenay again?

not likely if this is whats in store

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Humphrey Bower?

Anyone frankly - what was the accent he was trying for anyway?????!!!!!!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Jack of Diamonds?

How long have you got ?!

Any additional comments?

Save yourself the trouble don't get this audio book

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