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Jeremy Nicholson

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  • City of Bones

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

When the bones of a boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up dark memories from his past. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child's identity and reconstructs his fractured life, determined that he won't be forgotten. At the same time, a new love affair with a female cop begins to blossom - until a stunningly blown mission leaves him in more trouble than ever before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • IThank you for introducing me ro Art Pepper!

  • By An old 14 Crew on 14-01-15

Compelling and engaging

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

Reviewed: 23-02-19

This is another Bosch story which keeps the reader engaged and intrigued. The modern LA noir genre is downbeat, procedural and offers only shades of grey, yet this is not a depressing read. It takes you on a journey of dogged, single minded detection which brings you to a just conclusion.

  • We Were Warriors

  • One Soldier's Story of Brutal Combat
  • By: Johnny Mercer
  • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 476

A captain in 29 Commando, Johnny Mercer served in the army for 12 years. On his third tour of Afghanistan, he was a joint fires controller, with the pressurized job of bringing down artillery and air strikes in close proximity to his own troops. Based in an area of Northern Helmand that was riddled with Taliban leaders, he walked into danger with every patrol, determined to protect them. Then, one morning, in brutal close-quarter combat, everything changed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The reality of war..

  • By David MacLean on 26-09-17

Excellent book. Inspirational and accessible.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

Combines page turning narrative with a message. Also gives an insight into the reality of modern military operations.

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  • Raylan

  • By: Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by: Nick Landrum
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

US Marshal Raylan Givens is back in action, with a federal warrant to serve on a dope dealer named Angel Arenas. The state troopers are impressed when the marshal struts into the convict's hotel room without drawing his gun, but Raylan soon finds that Angel's already been the victim of another crime; one that's way bigger than a bit of pot, and clearly the work of a professional...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Estate Planning

  • By Jeremy Nicholson on 19-12-18

Estate Planning

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

Reviewed: 19-12-18

This is an amiable rehash of several old stories presumably put together to bolster the Leonard estate following the success of the TV series.

I would give this a miss and go to the originals