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  • Plague Pits & River Bones

  • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 227

London, 1812: Treacherous gangs roam the capital, and not even the Palace of Westminster is safe. When Detective Stephen Lavender is called in to investigate a highway robbery and a cold-blooded murder, both the cases take a dangerous and disturbing personal twist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love how

  • By Kevin on 21-02-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 26-04-18

Never fails to please, love catching up with the characters. Well written and like the narrator

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Saving Fish from Drowning

  • By: Amy Tan
  • Narrated by: Amy Tan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Twelve American tourists join an art expedition that begins in the Himalayan foothills of China - dubbed the true Shangri-La - and heads south into the jungles of Burma. But after the mysterious death of their tour leader, the carefully laid plans fall apart, and disharmony breaks out among the pleasure-seekers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Truly terrible narration

  • By jo johnston on 17-08-10

Did not like Narrator

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

Reviewed: 22-04-14

What would have made Saving Fish from Drowning better?

Not a lot did not like the narrator nor the story line, read from the view of a dead person, introduction very long

  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale

  • By: Graham Joyce
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 297

Some Kind of Fairy Tale is a very English story. A story of woods and clearings, a story of folk tales and family histories. It is as if Neil Gaiman and Joanne Harris had written a fairy tale together.... It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his wife and children and into a bewildering mystery. His sister, Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But 20 years ago, Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real page turner

  • By Kate on 02-08-12

Good story but gave up because of bad language

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

Reviewed: 18-11-13

Would you try another book written by Graham Joyce or narrated by John Lee?

No

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

cut out the "c" word

How could the performance have been better?

narrated well

What character would you cut from Some Kind of Fairy Tale?

none

Any additional comments?

Disappointed that I could not finish this audio book but the use of the 'C' word I found offensive and not necessary to the story stopped lisioning