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Graham

Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Carte Blanche

  • A James Bond Novel
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 494

Fresh from Afghanistan, James Bond has been recruited to a new agency. It operates independent of Five, Six and the MoD, with its very existence deniable. Its aim: to protect the Realm, by any means necessary. The Night Action alert calls Bond from dinner with a beautiful woman. GCHQ has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week. And 007 has been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfil his mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ian Fleming's Bond for the 21st century

  • By Steve on 30-06-11

Great listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-11

The story of James Bond lives on. Jeffery Deaver has managed to continue the legacy in the 21st century. An entertaining listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Brighton Rock

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 615

An unabridged audio edition of Graham Greene's classic gang-war thriller. A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge a death.... Read by Samuel West.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Abi on 09-04-11

Worst download ever

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-11

I feel compelled to write a review for this book to save others from painful boredom. I couldn’t get past half way as the personality of the characters just never developed and the story seemed to droan on forever without interest. This may be the taste of some people, but only a very narrow audience of people will be entertained by it.

6 of 18 people found this review helpful