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  • Swansong

  • DI Nick Dixon, Book 4
  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Isobel Swan, a sixth form student, has been murdered. First, her ring finger is severed, then her throat is cut. With the investigation going nowhere fast, Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is sent undercover as a trainee teacher into Isobel's boarding school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dective series

  • By Mogie on 26-03-16

Personal history for Dixon to deal with

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

Reviewed: 24-12-18

Another good novel on DI Dixon. This one focuses on a case that is close to Dixon's past.

  • Dead Level

  • DI Nick Dixon, Book 5
  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the wife of parliamentary candidate Tom Perry is brutally murdered in an apparent burglary gone wrong. With the by-election campaign about to start in earnest and the festive season in full swing, torrential rain brings with it flood warnings on the Somerset Levels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Voices

  • By Maggie on 11-04-16

Very sudden ending

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

Reviewed: 24-12-18

Another great listen on DI Dixon. Good story (if a bit longer than previous listens), but the ending/conclusion seemed very rushed without the normal build-up in previous novels.

  • Head in the Sand

  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

The discovery of a severed head in a golf course bunker triggers a frantic race to find a serial killer that brings the town of Burnham-on-Sea to a standstill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nick Dixon has HIS head in the sand

  • By Andromeda's Twin on 19-04-15

Decent second book in the series.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Again enjoyed the listen. Not too long with detail. Looking forward to reading the third installment - Kickback

  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 274

Rock climbers can't afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon's former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Average story, dreadful narration

  • By MRS FFION M WORTHINGTON on 17-11-17

My first Damien Boyd listen

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Got this through the kindle unlimited read and listen. Was not sure what to expect as a fairly short listen, but thoroughly enjoyed the story. Napoleon's narration is excellent as usual.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,244

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jazzed Up Sci-Fi Crime Caper

  • By Simon on 15-11-17

Slow start but worth continuing

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Was about to give up listening during my commute to/from work as story seemed a bit dull, but from around chapter 6/7 it really starts to pick up. not as good as the Martian, but to be fair is a different story. The narration is excellent.

  • Hard Road

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 1
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Jon Reznick is a "ghost": a black-ops specialist who takes his orders from shadowy handlers, and his salary from the US government. Still mourning the loss of his beloved wife on 9/11, he's dispatched to carry out a high-level hit. Reznick knows only that it must look like suicide. It's textbook. But the target is not the man Reznick expected. The whole setup is wrong. In an instant the operation is compromised, and Reznick is on the run with the man he was sent to kill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narrator

  • By Cazza on 11-08-17

Good introduction to Jon Reznick character.

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

Reviewed: 16-09-18

Took a while to listen to this audio book, but happy I did. Looking forward to listening to more of the Jon Reznick series by the author. The narration was well paced.

  • Gray Salvation

  • Tom Gray, Book 6
  • By: Alan McDermott
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

When the body of an MI5 operative is found floating in the Thames, police frogmen find a significant clue nearby: Nikolai Sereyev, an MI5 informer and mid-level player in a Russian criminal organisation. Both men have been brutally murdered. Andrew Harvey is tasked with finding his colleague's killer, and quickly uncovers a plot to assassinate a visiting dignitary on British soil. No sooner has he scraped the surface of the case than the tables are turned and he becomes a pawn in a game of international brinkmanship that leads all the way to the Kremlin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grey and Co. come to the rescue

  • By WillPower on 26-03-18

Grey and Co. come to the rescue

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

Reviewed: 26-03-18

Where does Gray Salvation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In terms of the series, this is as good as any of the previous 5 books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This book focuses more on the characters around Grey. The head of MI5 was given a more human and compassionate persona.

What does James Langton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His narration is excellent and you can easily distinguish which characters he is narrating. The tempo is well paced.

  • Gray Vengeance

  • Tom Gray, Book 5
  • By: Alan McDermott
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Da Sunan Annabi has a ruthless new leader whose aim is to train British nationals to bring England to its knees. As their plans unfold with deadly precision and Britain is crippled by a series of attacks, the government is forced to deploy its new secret weapon: a surveillance network that can spy on nearly every human being on earth. It is nearly foolproof - but is it ethical? And does that even matter now?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big brother is watching

  • By WillPower on 26-03-18

Big brother is watching

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

Reviewed: 26-03-18

What made the experience of listening to Gray Vengeance the most enjoyable?

Another engaging self-contained story from McDermott. The narration by James Langton was as excellent as ever.

  • Gray Retribution

  • Tom Gray, Book 4
  • By: Alan McDermott
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

As he recuperates, Gray learns that a team of friends is facing grave danger on a mission in a tiny war-torn African nation, where an evil warlord is kidnapping boy soldiers to do his work in his bid for supremacy. Gray sets off on a rescue mission, but with his attention now divided between two continents, events are spiraling out of control, and Gray must fight to save all that is dear to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up

  • By Bond on 04-04-18

A self contained Gray story

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Any additional comments?

You would not have needed to have read/listened to the first 3 books to appreciate this story. This is a self-contained narrative that focuses on Gray's life following his exploits at the end of book 3. New characters are introduced to this book to create a new account and challenge for Grey. There is less emphasis on military exploits and we see Grey operate in a more civilian challenge.

  • Gray Redemption

  • A Tom Gray Novel, Book 3
  • By: Alan McDermott
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

year after he was declared dead and began living under an assumed name in the Philippines, Tom Gray wants his life back.... Along with two ex-army buddies and a woman he rescued from terrorists, Gray attempts to make his way home to the UK to clear his name: no easy feat when members of the British government want to kill Gray and his loyal friends, and the long clandestine journey home on a container ship gives Gray’s nemesis, James Farrar, the time to hatch a plot to intercept him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You may think this is the end but is there more?

  • By WillPower on 25-02-18

You may think this is the end but is there more?

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

Reviewed: 25-02-18

Any additional comments?

This book does bring an element of conclusion to books 1 and 2, but Alan McDermott has put a twist on the end that makes me wonder what will be in book 4.