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  • Time's Convert

  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 252

Marcus Whitmore was made a vampire in the 18th century. Over 200 years later, he finds himself in love with Phoebe Taylor, a human who decides to become a vampire herself. But her transformation will prove as challenging now as it was for Marcus when he first encountered Matthew de Clermont, his sire. While Phoebe is secreted away, Marcus relives his own journey from the battlefields of the American Revolutionary War, through the treachery of the French Revolution, to a bloody finale in New Orleans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inferior narration, good story.

  • By Em on 05-10-18

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 22-09-18

I’d been anticipating this new DH book for ages and was really disappointed by the lack of plot or story. It felt as though it was building up to something that just didn’t pan out 😔

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Locked On

  • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468

Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From start to finish

  • By Benjamin on 07-01-12

Hard work

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

I really struggled with this and after ten hours I give in! The story is fine, kind of what you'd expect from this genre, the narrator's voice is actually nice and would be easy to listen to if his delivery wasn't so staccato that it was both painful to listen to and constantly made me feel like I was listening to a poorly narrated documentary

  • Prussian Blue

  • Bernie Gunther, Book 12
  • By: Philip Kerr
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

It's 1956 and Bernie Gunther is on the run. Ordered by Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, to murder Bernie's former lover by thallium poisoning, he finds his conscience is stronger than his desire not to be murdered in turn. Now he must stay one step ahead of Mielke's retribution. The man Mielke has sent to hunt him is an ex-Kripo colleague, and as Bernie pushes towards Germany he recalls their last case together, finding that there is some unfinished business awaiting him in Germany....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Either back on form - or better than ever

  • By James on 26-06-17

Difficult

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

There was nothing endearing about the characters which would make me want to finish this book and I've managed to finish some poor books. I normally wouldn't complain about the narration but an American accent narrating a German character really didn't work in this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Will

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • awful narration

  • By lashesell on 26-02-15

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 18-02-17

If I'd wanted a Mills and Boon I'd have bought one and expected a better story line. This was one of the most sycophantic books I've ever tried to listen to. The protagonists were the worst characters with the female character being the most sickening adaptation of women I've heard in a long time.

  • Written in the Stars

  • By: Ali Harris
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34

When Bea Bishop slips while walking down the aisle on her wedding day, she is momentarily knocked unconscious. And in a flash, her world splits and two separate parallel lives take her on two very different journeys. In one, Bea flees back down the aisle and out of the church. In the other, she glides blissfully towards Adam, her intended. Which story will lead to her happy-ever-after?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not recommended 😝

  • By Louise H. Chandler on 25-01-15

Very poor rendition of an otherwise interesting concept.

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

Reviewed: 26-05-15

I have listened to almost 200 books on this site over the years and love audible. I was inspired to write a review of this novel due to it's unabashed waste of space. It's not badly written nor narrated. The crux of the problem with this is the story itself in which the reader finds herself loathing the main character who is so self obsessed we could repeat all of her issues like a mantra without trying. The repetition throughout the story is nothing if not painful. It takes the basic concept of its 'sliding doors' predecessor and creates a more mundane un imaginative version.

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  • Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks

  • By: Christopher Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop, Jilly Bond
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Do you believe in ghosts? Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die? And is that form capable of communicating with the world of the living? Jack Parlabane's stance on the matter: "Aye, right". This was before he found himself in the more compromising position of being not only dead himself, but worse: dead and with an exclusive still to file. Now he knows for certain that death is not the end: it's the ultimate undercover assignment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a fantastic read

  • By Suzie2 on 14-01-08

Good

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

Reviewed: 05-01-15

This was a well written and interesting book without being too dry. The narration was excellent with no sign of the imposter accent. This is as 'Hollywood' as Glaswegians get ( I'm proud to say) with a nod to the happy ending scenario we've come to expect.

  • 1Q84

  • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 988

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murakami sparkles as ever

  • By Nick on 22-01-12

Intriguing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-12

This is an interesting novel which is both thought provoking and enlightening. Murakami creates a non 'space age' type science fictionesque story with a refreshing twist.



The narration is very good and brings the characters to life.