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  • The Fox

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 196

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Fox by Frederick Forsyth. The 18th novel from best-selling thriller writer Frederick Forsyth, the man who defined the genre. The Fox is based on the stories of British hackers Gary McKinnon and Lauri Love and centres around an 18-year-old schoolboy with Asperger’s Syndrome who is able to penetrate intricate firewalls to access the secrets at the highest level of foreign governments and other major organisations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite Such a Cunning Fox!

  • By Simon on 21-09-18

no plot no flow no point

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

dull. lacks action. no pace or flow. terrible amateur writing. clumsy ending. don't waste your money

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Joanna David
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,599

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A favourite

  • By Raison on 10-11-13

slow, dull no pace, no action, don't bother

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

Reviewed: 15-04-18

very slow with no real story. lacks action , pace and a real story. tedious in the extreme. nowhere near as good as 1984 or brave new world. don't waste your time and money on this.

  • The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449

The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his victims. Now, with a single faultless shot, Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent detective thriller

  • By Tom on 19-03-09

not great slow and dull untidy ending

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

Reviewed: 17-03-18

not his best work too much court transcripts and love story dull for much of it with flashes of interest ending unconvincing and rushed

  • Absolute Power

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Set at the heart of political power in Washington, DC, Absolute Power was the novel which launched David Baldacci's career as a worldwide best seller of thrilling fiction. The movie, starring Clint Eastwood, was a major box office success across the world. In a heavily guarded mansion in the Virginian countryside, professional burglar and break-in artist Luther Whitney is trapped behind a one-way mirror. What he witnesses destroys his faith in not only justice but all he holds dear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice listen.

  • By anthony on 26-10-16

dull slow lacks action more of a love story

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

Reviewed: 31-01-18

so slow it is tedious over indulgent and little happens for.long periods don't waste your time.on this love story lacks action

  • Split Second

  • King and Maxwell, Book 1
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

When something distracts Secret Agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career and presidential candidate Clyde Ritter his life. But what stole his attention? And why was Ritter shot? Eight years later Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career is stopped short: presidential candidate John Bruno is abducted from a funeral home while under her protection. The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to reopen investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci at his best

  • By derbyfile58 on 05-05-17

poor.performance spoils the story

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

Reviewed: 20-10-17

poor performance spoils the story, which is too far fetched to be credible. muddled due to dull oration completely lacks emphasis

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  • The Teeth of the Tiger

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

Charged with spotting terrorist threats, the top-secret "Campus" has its hands full when Middle East thugs and Colombian drug lords join forces. New Campus recruits include Jack Ryan Jr., son of master spy John Patrick Ryan, now President.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't judge Tom Clancy on this ridiculous reading.

  • By Mr. M. Curtis on 15-03-14

good story terrible performance

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

Reviewed: 27-09-17

monologue dull performance destroyed a good story. couldn't bear to finish it as it sends me to sleep

  • Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline

  • Where the Crew Lives, Eats, Wars, and Parties? One Crazy Year Working on Cruise Ships (Travelers' Tales)
  • By: Brian David Bruns
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt - or, in this case, the dirty water - on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes listeners down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving listeners gasping with laughter as they're assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre. Stewards fighting over food. Cutlery allowances and other nonsensical rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative behind the scenes revelations

  • By Mr PJB on 29-12-16

moaning whining dull don't waste your time

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

Reviewed: 25-09-17

terrible dull story. hours of moaning and whining hours of your life wasted you will never get back.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Veteran: Five Heart-Stopping Stories

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Bruce Boxleitner, Christopher Casenove, Patrick McNee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

A collection of five suspenseful gems by master storyteller Frederick Forsyth, best-selling author of The Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File. Justice does not always come easily, and it comes in many guises. On the seedier side of London, a shopkeeper witnesses a brutal beating in The Veteran. In a better neighborhood, a famous London auction house is scammed in The Art of the Matter. And there's more … the other stories venture to a persecution in 16th century Sienna, a mid-flight drug smuggling heist, and the lone survivor of Custer's Last Stand. The voices of narrators Patrick MacNee, Bruce Boxleitner, and Christopher Casanove truly compliments the author's genius. Mixing together the elements of great suspense - revenge, mystery, murder and deception - this collection is Forsyth at his best.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Oh dear...

  • By mary on 24-01-15

great stories, well read with great endings

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

a really.good set of stories. all very diffferent but all well read with good endings. not.predictable and hard to.put down. my best audible purchase.

  • DarkMarket

  • CyberThieves, CyberCops and You
  • By: Misha Glenny
  • Narrated by: Misha Glenny
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

The benefits of living in a digital, globalised society are enormous; so too are the dangers. The world has become a law enforcer’s nightmare and every criminal’s dream. We bank online, shop online, date, learn, work and live online. But have the institutions that keep us safe on the streets learned to protect us in the burgeoning digital world? Have we become complacent about our personal security – sharing our thoughts, beliefs and the details of our daily lives with anyone who cares to relieve us of them?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting and well described

  • By clifford on 08-03-16

interesting and well described

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

a potentially dry subject well brought to life and maintains a good pace and holds the reader's interest throughout

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dealer and the Dead

  • By: Gerald Seymour
  • Narrated by: Tim Bentinck
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Eighteen years after the barbarous war with the Serbs that tore their communities apart, a group of Croatian villagers discover the identity of the Englishman who they believe betrayed them by welching on a deal to supply arms. With revenge in sight at last, they hire a professional killer from London to track him down...but is the story as simple as they think?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • terrible narration ruins story

  • By clifford on 24-12-15

terrible narration ruins story

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

Reviewed: 24-12-15

awful awful awful don't waste your money. narration so bad that the story is impossible to follow