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  • Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse

  • By: A. L. Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

An original novel by A.L. Kennedy featuring the Fourth Doctor, as played by Tom Baker in the BBC TV series. Something distinctly odd is going on in Arbroath. It could be to do with golfers being dragged down into the bunkers at the Fetch Brothers' Golf Spa Hotel, never to be seen again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very Douglas Adamsy

  • By John Telfer on 24-01-17

Not a Great Dr Who Story

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

Reviewed: 19-08-15

Not a Dr Who story read more like a version of the Hitch Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy

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  • Standing in Another Man's Grave

  • A Rebus Novel
  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

Its 25 years since John Rebus appeared on the scene, and 5 years since he retired. But 2012 sees his return in Standing in Another Man’s Grave. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin's latest creation, Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh's internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail the career of his ex-colleague Siobhan Clarke, while himself being permanently derailed by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Cafferty. But all Rebus wants to do is discover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn yawn

  • By Mrs on 20-11-12

Iain Rainkin at his best

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

If you could sum up Standing in Another Man's Grave in three words, what would they be?

Rebusw after retirement

What was one of the most memorable moments of Standing in Another Man's Grave?

Rebus had retired in Exit Music , Book 17, back in 2007, and Rankin has him popping back up as a civilian working with the cold case squad.

What about James Macpherson’s performance did you like?

James Macpherson bring the book to life. As much as John Thaw was Morse in the TV dramatizations James Macpherson readings bring Rebus to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

His on going relationship with Siobhan Clarke.

Any additional comments?

If you thought Rebus was dead and forgotten he is as alive in retirement as he ever was when he was on the Force.

  • Hellfire

  • By: Ed Macy
  • Narrated by: Ed Macy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

May 2006. Pilot Ed Macy arrives in Afghanistan with a contingent of Apache AH Mk1. It's the first operational tour for the deadly, difficult machines and confidence in the cripplingly expensive attack helicopter is low. It doesn't help that for their first month 'in action', Ed and his mates see little more than the back-end of a Chinook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Too short

  • By Andrew on 21-03-15

Flying Soldiers reach the 21st Century

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

As a former member of the AAC I was interested to read about the role of a pilot of the most advanced fighting helicopter in the world. Having read the hard back book before listen to the Audio book I had some preconceptions about the audiobook but I was not let down. Ed Macy in Apache gives a significant insight in the what makes a pilot of the most advanced fighting helicopter in the world. The book details the highs and the lows and in the interview afterwards acknowledges all the groundcrew both AAC and REME that keep these machines in the Air. It is not as critics of Prince Harry have made out to be a flying play station that any 16 year can fly the book details the dedication and commitment of the men and women who fly these awesome machines and their role as flying soldiers in support of troops fighting the worst close combat fighting since Korea. How should read this book anyone wanting to be a pilot, anyone who thinks pilots just have a jolly, anyone who believes the PC reporting of the role of the British Army in Afghanistan in simple terms anyone and everyone.