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  • The Agent

  • Isabella Rose, Book 3
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

Isabella Rose is on the run, hunted by the very people she had been hired to work for. Trained killer Isabella and former handler Michael Pope are forced into hiding in India and, when a mysterious informer passes them clues on the whereabouts of Pope's family, the prey see an opportunity to become the predators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really really good

  • By CT on 21-09-17

Gripping story, appalling narration

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

Reviewed: 20-07-18

Another great trilogy from Mark Dawson following the rise of a new star at The Firm, Beatrix Rose’s daughter Isobella meets up with Michael Pope ‘Control’ to take on the bad guys. Sadly, unlike David Thorpe’s narration of the John Milton series, Napoleon Ryan makes a complete hash of the storytelling switching randomly between over emphasis, up and down tones and boring, monotonous dialogue causing us to cringe or laugh out loud at his efforts to make the story interesting. Please choose another narrator if Isabella returns as she surely must from this cliff hanger.

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  • Solo

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

It all starts at a party, as these things often do...A one-night stand with far-reaching consequences. Momentarily enamored guests going home with all the wrong people. An unfaithful wife struck by jealousy and getting a dose of her own medicine. A shocking family secret revealed at the worst possible moment. One fling follows another, and now the whole community is embroiled in a great big web of deceit, the untangling of which will charm you, amuse you, make you laugh, and make you cry. Whatever's going on in your life, Solo by Jill Mansell is the perfect distraction.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-17

Good story but difficult to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 18-01-17

I enjoyed the story as I expected. The narrator has odd prosody throughout except when speaking in a northern accent. I had not realised how the narrative style would affect my enjoyment of the book.

  • Lazybones

  • Tom Thorne, Book 3
  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Someone, a woman or somebody pretending to be a woman, is writing to convicted rapists in prison, befriending them and then brutally killing them when they are released. DI Tom Thorne must discover the link between these killings and a murder/suicide that took place twenty-five years before; a tragedy to which the only witnesses were two small children, now adults and nowhere to be found. How can you escape a past that will do a lot more than just catch up with you?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A powerful book

  • By Joseph on 23-08-06

Music not necessary

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

Reviewed: 19-10-16

I find the musical interludes annoying and diverting from the story. There does not seem to be any relationship between which music is used. Good story if a little short.

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  • The Slaughter Man

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023

On New Year’s Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon is a gun for stunning cattle, leading Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard’s Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man. But the Slaughter Man is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Ad the bad on 23-09-15

DC Plod?

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

Reviewed: 24-07-15

A great story with plenty of twists and turns and excellently narrated. I can't help feeling that Max is a bit thick though; too dense to see what's coming, always getting beaten to a pulp, and a bit of a weed when it comes to the crunch. Refreshing to know that he's not an invincible hero but also surprised that he's not been promoted yet having cracked multiple crimes and shown his boss and team members up.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • I've Got Your Number

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier: She is about to marry her ideal man. But in one afternoon, everything begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill, but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations and mysterious phone calls, she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By VINCENS on 14-04-12

Brilliant Book, split my sides throughout!!

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

Reviewed: 27-08-13

What did you like most about I've Got Your Number?

Such a funny book, I couldn't stop myself laughing out loud all the way through.

What did you like best about this story?

The scatter-brained nature of Poppy

What about Clare Corbett’s performance did you like?

Her narration was brilliant and perfectly fitted to the character of Poppy. She narrates smoothly enough to make you believe she experienced everything herself, so much better than stilted readings from other narrators who clearly can't string a sentence together.

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

Yes

  • Gamble

  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

As one of the youngest ever winners of the Grand National, Nick ‘Foxy’ Foxton’s career as a world-class jockey is on perfect track until a near-fatal accident cuts his dream brutally short. But when he returns to Aintree as a spectator years later, nothing can prepare him for what unfolds. Minutes before the biggest event on the racing calendar, Nick’s affable American colleague Herb Kovak is shot at point-blank range, the gunman disappearing among the stunned crowd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • His father's son

  • By Gordon on 07-01-12

terrible narration

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-12

a great story full of the usual gripping story lines from the Francis empire. What a shame that the whole thing was spoilt by such terrible narrating! The accents were terrible, the intonation drove me to distraction. I would certainly avoid this narrator again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful