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Ligs

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  • Closed Casket

  • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 478

Lady Athelinda Playford has planned a house party at her mansion in Clonakilty, County Cork, but it is no ordinary gathering. As guests arrive, Lady Playford summons her lawyer to make an urgent change to her will - one she intends to announce at dinner that night. She has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her fortune to someone who has only weeks to live.... Among Lady Playford's guests are two men she has never met - the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculous plot, badly in need of editing

  • By Karen on 13-10-16

Outstanding narrator!

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

If I could give this narrator 6 stars I would. Absolutely Superb!

Story is long winded at the end, but so are all of this series, in my view.

  • How to Stop Time

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,592

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them firsthand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb as I expected from Matt Haig

  • By Kaggy on 17-07-17

Did not fully engage me

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Narrator was good, I would like to hear him how he does with a different book. But I found that there was just too much tummy button gazing, headaches and dizzy spells for the story to really hold my attention all the way through and the main character was starting to get on my nerves! Similar to another reviewer, I had expected to enjoy it more than I did.

  • The Hanover Square Affair

  • Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries
  • By: Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: James Gillies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey's search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narrator

  • By Ligs on 23-12-15

Excellent Narrator

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

Reviewed: 23-12-15

Easy and enjoyable listen, not badly written but an excellent narrator who makes the most of the text in front of him. Each character is easy to spot from the tone, accents and dialects used by the narrator...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

  • By: Natasha Pulley
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,837

It's 1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. At last he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori, a kind, lonely immigrant from Japan. Although Mori seems harmless, a chain of unexplainable events soon suggests he must be hiding something.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enchanting read

  • By anne on 15-08-15

Quirky and Magical

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

Reviewed: 17-10-15

A thoroughly enjoyable book, intelligently written, an absorbing listen. The narrator was excellent, although I thought took a couple of chapters to get into his stride, very good characterisation with dialects etc. A book that you think about both whilst it is playing and after you have finished listening..lots of layers, more complex than it seems on the surface. Excellent! I look forward to Natasha Pulley's next book..

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Six and a Half Deadly Sins

  • Dr. Siri Paiboun, Book 10
  • By: Colin Cotterill
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a handwoven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Horrendous Narrator - where is Nigel Anthony?

  • By Ligs on 14-06-15

Horrendous Narrator - where is Nigel Anthony?

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

Reviewed: 14-06-15

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Just one of the worst narrators I have heard on Audible, very little intonation or characterisation to my mind, and not a patch on Nigel Anthony who has performed the other books in the Colin Cotterill series and is, for me, the voice of Dr Siri.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552

This stunning blend of historical romance and time traveling adventure has captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world and catapulted author Diana Gabaldon to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First book of a series

  • By L on 01-10-06

A little long winded

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

Reviewed: 20-08-14

Well narrated but very detailed and was over long in my view. A strong and detailed sexual content focussing on both good and bad elements, which you need to be comfortable with, to a certain extent, to fully enjoy the book. Got a bit tired of it all to be honest as the book wore on. Good historical context, might be easier to listen to if you are doing something else at the time, but not if you are fully concentrating on the book. I will not be listening to any other book in the Overlander series, or by this author, although I will look up the narrator.

  • The Fortune Hunter

  • By: Daisy Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. Beautiful, athletic, and intelligent, Sisi has everything - except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She comes looking for excitement and she finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his,

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An easy listen

  • By Ligs on 17-07-14

An easy listen

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

Reviewed: 17-07-14

Well written and excellently narrated by Clare Corbett, this is a an easy, gentle listen.

The pace is steady, having said that, there is not much really in the story to get your teeth into..and I did find myself wishing for the end sooner than it arrived. You do find yourself wishing that the Empress would get her hair cut at various stages of the book...so not so diffiult for the mind to wander!

The story did make me look up the various real life characters 'loosely' represented in the story, so I did learn a few new things, which is always good.

I am not sure if I will listen to another Daisy Goodwin novel, but I will certainly look up for other reads from this narrator, as she did an outstanding job.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Death Comes to Pemberley

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Sheila Mitchell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 180

P.D. James masterfully recreates the world of Pride and Prejudice, and combines it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly-crafted crime story. The year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth’s beloved sister, Jane, and her husband, Bingley, live nearby, and the orderly world of Pemberley seems unassailable. But all this is threatened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than expected

  • By Rachel on 09-12-11

Poorly narrated...

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

Reviewed: 29-12-13

It is a real pity, but I just did not think that the narrator was a good choice for this book.

The tone of her voice, poor intonation and almost total lack of characterisation, just did not do the novel justice in my view. A shame....

  • A Week in Winter

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 229

The Sheedy sisters had lived in Stone House for as long as anyone could remember. Set high on the cliffs on the west coast of Ireland, overlooking the windswept Atlantic ocean, it was falling into disrepair - until one woman, with a past she needed to forget, breathed new life into the place. Now a hotel, with a big, warm kitchen and log fires, it provides a welcome few can resist. Winnie is generally able to make the best of things until she finds herself on the holiday from hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful as always, Maeve!

  • By Kate on 13-11-12

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-13

My first Maeve Binchy and I loved it...excellent narration, absolutely superb accents and characterisation. Good story..very enjoyable listen. I will certainly read some more,from Maeve Binhy, pity they have not used the same narrator, as I will look out for her as well.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,351

Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Neil Gaiman!

  • By Bookworm. on 23-12-12

Not as good as previous books

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

Reviewed: 05-05-13

Well read by the author but with a hero, to my ears, who sounds exactly like Shrek, which unfortunately I found enormously off putting.

This was just not as good as some of his previous books, I was a little disappointed. There are some parts where the narration is done through some kind of echo chamber, very irritating and difficult to understand what is being said the first time but this does become easier as the book progresses..the level of echo is diminished.