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Condensed human experience

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-11

Beautifully written and narrated. This book really lends itself to the audiobook format; it is an experience to listen, and you feel sorry when the story finishes . Typical Boyd; it immerses the listener into the very individual world of the lead character. There is tenderness, wit, tragedy and fun; just like real life.

12 people found this helpful

The Blue Afternoon

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-11

Another cracking good story from William Boyd. Each book has a different and novel theme; where does he keep getting these tales from? One thing they have in common is that the reader is quickly captivated. Lorelei King narrates this book very well and the listener is easily involved.

12 people found this helpful

The Journey of Crazy Horse

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-11

Listening to Joseph Marshall telling this storey is like being round the camp fire while an elder recounts the history of his people. He is the perfect narrator for his excellent book, and has the ability to involve the listener in this tragic and moving storey. The listener not only learns more about these amazing people, but can feel part of it. This audio book is an experience, and I can recommend it.

6 people found this helpful

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-11

A wonderful evocative tale. It takes the reader into the nineteen hundreds in France, and the reader can live the horrors of trench warfare during the first world war. Faulks has that magic knack of weaving an entire world for the reader to inhabit. I had previously read this book and enjoyed it, but it lends itself really well to the audio book format, and Peter Firth is well up to the job of narrating this involving and moving story.

12 people found this helpful

The Long Knives are Crying

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-11

This book takes you right into the mysterious and gentle world of the native american in spite of the violent nature of the clash of white and indigenous cultures. Joseph M Marshall is a wonderful story teller; and what a story!

1 person found this helpful

The Lovely Bones

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-11

A beautiful story, well told and narrated. I enjoyed the film, but the book is even better.

2 people found this helpful

caesar's legion

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-11

The strength of this book is that it gives a real insight into how the mighty roman military machine actually worked. It helps to put some personal perspective as well as factual detail into the epic of roman history.

3 people found this helpful

Empire of Blue Water

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-11

A classic example of the truth being more fascinating than any fiction. The story of the real Henry Morgan is an amazing, complex saga that leaves any 'squash buckling' pirates way behind and transports the listener into the murky world of the seventeenth century.

Collider

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-11

Too much about the history and politics behind American 'big science' and not enough about the ambitious European CERN LHC project.

armadillo

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-11

William Boyd is a great story teller and this book takes you into the complex and often humorous world of a cast of three dimensional and believable characters. It's one of those books that you're really sorry when you get to the end.

7 people found this helpful