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  • Bryant & May - Strange Tide

  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

The Thames is London's most important yet neglected artery. When a young woman is found chained to a post in the tide, no one can understand how she came to be drowned there. That's only part of the problem. Bryant's deteriorating condition prevents him from handling the case. To make matters worse, May makes a fatal error of judgment that knocks him out of action.

In an adventure that's as twisting as the river, will there be anything left of the Peculiar Crimes Unit when it's over?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maintaining a consistently high standard.

  • By Gary Hart on 16-04-16

long winded

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

Reviewed: 19-01-17

I found it too long and convoluted rather than intriguing or engaging. For over 30 chapters the author is setting the scene with two unrelated stories. Filled with unnecessary boring information and anecdotes. I could not see the reasoning for the division of chapters, it was arbitrary. if it had been condensed in half it would have made an interesting story. I'm not looking forward to listening the second one that I bought in the promotion of two for one!

  • The Power and the Glory

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

In a poor Mexican state in the 1930s, the Red Shirts have viciously persecuted the clergy and murdered many priests. Yet one remains - the ‘whisky priest’ who believes he's lost his soul. On the run and with the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny…Andrew Sachs reads Graham Greene’s powerful novel about a worldly Roman Catholic priest and his quest for penitence and dignity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No small entertainment

  • By Aquilina Christophorus on 12-01-18

Engaging and fabulously read

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

Reviewed: 26-11-16

the story has a slow pace and describes an important time in the history of Mexico through the journey of a priest. Fantastically well read which brings it alive as sometimes the pace is too slow.

  • Keyboard Conversations

  • The Romance of the Piano
  • By: Jeffrey Siegel
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Siegel
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel combine the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make listening an enthralling experience for all music lovers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally enjoyable

  • By Jacky on 24-09-16

Totally enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 24-09-16

It's a great idea to have the combination of the concert and the explanation. It brings the piece of music and the composer closer to you. The performance is fantastic, I have listened to it again and again.

  • Michel Thomas Beginner French Lesson 3

  • By: Michel Thomas
  • Narrated by: Michel Thomas
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

What is the Michel Thomas Method? The Michel Thomas Method teaches everyday conversational language that will allow you to communicate in a wide variety of situations, empowered by the ability to create your own sentences and use the language instinctively, having absorbed the vocabulary and grammatical structures. These all audio courses were perfected over 25 years by gifted linguist and teacher Michel Thomas

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • French

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-04-18

very little progress in this chapter

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

Reviewed: 26-06-16

the model student's lack of progress becomes a handicap. the teacher talks too much of irrelevant stuff. Mt should hire a native speaker to say at least once the sentence that is being taught. There's no clarity of the correct answer too much speaking over eachother and MT looses his patience. unpleasant as a whole

  • Michel Thomas Beginner French Lesson 1

  • By: Michel Thomas
  • Narrated by: Michel Thomas
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

The Michel Thomas Method teaches everyday conversational language that will allow you to communicate in a wide variety of situations, empowered by the ability to create your own sentences and use the language instinctively, having absorbed the vocabulary and grammatical structures. These all audio courses were perfected over 25 years by gifted linguist and teacher Michel Thomas, and provide an accelerated method for language learning that is truly revolutionary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too short for the money

  • By T. G. Wells on 22-01-18

Useful and clever system

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

Reviewed: 21-05-16

I found it very useful but one of the students in the audio confuses the listener and the teacher tells her off constantly, it can get on the way.
The first15 minutes are wasted. Needs more practice time to develop dialogues but provides the learner with good tools to build on.
The teacher doesn't teach to use est que in the questions and i have been told that is a huge grammatical mistake. However, I like the system and I recommend it.

  • The Honorary Consul

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

The gripping tragi-comedy of a bungled kidnapping in a provincial Argentinean town tells the story of Charley Fortnum, the 'Honorary Consul', a whisky-sodden figure of dubious authority, who is taken by a group of revolutionaries. As Eduardo Plarr, a local doctor, negotiates with revolutionaries and authorities for Fortnum's release, the corruption of both becomes evident.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cracking Tale, Very Well Read

  • By Robert on 29-04-12

Good story failed by reading

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

Reviewed: 22-03-16

is an engaging story with interesting characters and a surprising ending. The almost comical reading spoils it. A mixture of speedy González and Cantinflas with poor representation of the accent by using Spanish from Spain when pronouncing "cion" like Nación. Very annoying.

  • The End of the Affair

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Colin Firth
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,437

Audie Award Winner, Audiobook of the Year, 2013. Audie Award Nominee, Best Solo Narration, 2013. Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King's Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful words; beautifully read

  • By Spa2004 on 14-02-16

surprising ending

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

I found the story engaging most of the time but in the middle becomes a little tedious and repetitive. However, it has an unexpected turn and recovers the pace making it impossible to give up. It has an unexpected end mixed of warmth for the characters and understanding of the human debate about the existence of God.

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  • The Modern Scholar: Masterpieces of Western Music

  • By: Professor Jeffrey Lependorf
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Lependorf
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

This lecture series focuses on the very best of Western music, and as we progress through these lectures, the following are two important questions that we will seek to answer as we examine the various musical selections: What makes these works masterpieces? Why highlight these works?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Introduction to classical music

  • By Brian Magennis on 01-07-11

surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 22-02-16

I was looking for a history of music but got much more than that; history, musical appreciation, indeph explanation of the composition and the times etc. very clear, the lecturer is so passionate it's contagios. loved every bit of it. I will listen to some units again. It also has a website.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,139

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it

  • By Miss N. Bleakley-wadlow on 05-02-17

Slow and unexpected.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

The story becomes engaging but the pace is too slow. It works better as audio book due to the pace. Very well read. The ending is unexpected.

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  • Caught

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Seventeen-year-old Haley McWaid is the pride of her family and about to embark on a promising college education. Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission, to identify and bring down sexual predators via elaborate sting operations. Dan Mercer is a social worker and friend to troubled teens, but his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have imagined....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unpredictable

  • By Rachel on 21-10-10

engaging

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

Reviewed: 31-08-15

it's a good story, engaging and unpredictable. The characters are credible and the events accessible in a contemporary setting. Surprising ending.