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  • The Scarlet Pimpernel [Classic Tales Edition]

  • By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Paris: September 1792. At the West Barricade, the bloody guillotine continues her ghastly work. And word has gotten round that the mischievous Englishman who delights at ferrying off French aristocrats to England is somewhere among them. For today, the Citoyen Fouquier-Tinville, on his way to the Committee of Public Safety, received another enigmatic calling card. It was signed with a symbol of a red flower - the mark of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Painful to endure

  • By Susan Joy on 06-02-19

Painful to endure

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

Reading this for a book club. Managed to plough though this. Tedious descriptions of beautiful...or not people, delicate hands, strong muscles and shoulders..... the horror of the French Revolution and the two sides of those perpetrating and experiencing the injustices of the time did sleep through. The disguises and double life a good aspect of story. All a bit too ‘Romantic’ for my tastes.

  • The School Inspector Calls!

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Summer has arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale and as a new term begins at the little primary school, it's not just the warm weather that's getting people hot under the collar. Meetings with the teachers from Urebank School to discuss the merger are producing more than a few fireworks, a disruptive new pupil arrives, set to cause trouble, and a surprising staff love affair is exposed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book three of three

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-11-14

Surprisingly good.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

I loved this positive and engaging book. So full of hope and great characterisation. Humorous and poignancy abounded in this book.

  • Still Dark

  • William Lorimer, Book 14
  • By: Alex Gray
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

New Year's Eve should be a time for celebrating. A chance to spend time with loved ones and look forward to the year ahead. For DSI William Lorimer, however, this New Year's Eve will be one that he will never forget. Called to a house after gunshots are reported, the carnage he finds there will have a powerful impact on his life - leaving him questioning his future with Police Scotland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good Alex Gray book

  • By Susan Joy on 28-09-17

Another good Alex Gray book

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

Reviewed: 28-09-17

I have grown fond of the characters in this series of books. The thoughtful inspector and the 'good and bad' people of Glasgow spill of the pages and encourage some reflection in this reader.
The narration compliments the story, well chosen artist I hope to hear more of him and hope for yet another Lorimer story to spill from Gray's pen/keyboard?.

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