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Rhian

swansea, United Kingdom
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  • The Soul of Discretion

  • Simon Serrailler Book 8
  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637

The cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. As part of the same rapidly changing world, it shares the same hopes and fears, and the same kinds of crime, as any number of towns up and down the land.When one day DC Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, Kieron Bright, he is met by four plainclothes officers. He is asked to take the lead role in a complex, potentially dangerous undercover operation and must leave town immediately.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's dark, this one

  • By Sal on 08-10-14

Good plot and characters

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

Reviewed: 22-01-15

The story was interesting and I really enjoyed the listening ,until the last hour and felt the end was a bit flat.

  • Taliban

  • Islam, Oil, and the Great New Game in Central Asia
  • By: Ahmed Rashid
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

In this enormously insightful book, correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban, the world’s most extreme and radical Islamic organization, into sharp focus. He explains the Taliban’s rise to power, its impact on Afghanistan and the region, its role in oil and gas company decisions, and the effects of changing American attitudes toward the Taliban. He also describes the new face of Islamic fundamentalism and explains why Afghanistan has become the world center for international terrorism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shedding light on a complex and secretive sect.

  • By JayJay on 07-01-15

Sorry I didn't finish the whole audible ...

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

Reviewed: 18-02-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

alot of information for research but not for general listerning.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ahmed Rashid again?

No

What three words best describe Wanda McCaddon’s performance?

mono tone information

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Taliban?

create a flow

Any additional comments?

I would buy this as a hard back book so I could stop and absorb information as it came. It was to much factual information for general listerning (for my little brain)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gypsy Boy on the Run

  • By: Mikey Walsh
  • Narrated by: Mikey Walsh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Mikey is a Romany Gypsy and grew up living in a caravan on sites across the UK. He adored his family and the rich and vibrant Romany culture he'd inherited. Eventually though he was forced to make a heartbreaking decision - to stay and keep secrets, or escape and find somewhere to finally belong. But Mikey quickly discovers that life in the outside world isn't all he expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just brilliant

  • By Rhian on 20-08-11

Just brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-11

This story is a compelling listerning with an insite into another way of living ... and being narrated by the author you can hear him the emotion that the book was writtern with ... nice one Mikey.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • An Autobiography

  • The Story of My Experiments with Truth
  • By: Mohandas (Mahatma) K. Gandhi
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallace
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

A holy man to Hindus, a hero to Muslims, and a criminal to the British, Mohandas K. Gandhi was an inspiring figure of the 20th century, a man whose quest to live in accord with God’s highest truth led him to initiate massive campaigns against racism, violence, and colonialism.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Huckleberry Finn narrates Ghandi!

  • By Kerry on 02-05-13

I really wished this had been good

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-10

In the past year I have listened to many autobiographies of great leaders and they all reference Gandhi for inspiration.... But sadly this book was long winded and in places very boring. It does give you all the facts and timelines etc but felt like listening to a boring history teacher who didn't give a dam about if the listener was going to enjoy. This is no reflection on the ideals of the main man himself.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful