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  • I Am Death

  • By: Chris Carter
  • Narrated by: George Newburn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

An Evil Mind was Chris Carter's most acclaimed novel to date, described by the Daily Mail as "[a] chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class." It spent three weeks in the Sunday Times top 10 and received brilliant reviews and sales. This terrifying new standalone thriller reunites Hunter and Garcia in their most explosive case to date.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Quite Decent

  • By shaun simon on 22-12-17

hell trip with the devil

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

Reviewed: 28-12-18

First an excellent thriller. Even the plot is well known but Cris Carter disclose the thoughts, feelings and dark regions of victim's and predator's soul. The Monster was made.
A society which does not have humanity values and empathy on its roadmap generates new predators day by day. Bad luck only to meet one.

  • The Life and Work of Mark Twain

  • By: Stephen Railton, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Stephen Railton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Samuel Clemens, the man known to history as Mark Twain, was more than one of America's greatest writers. He was our first true celebrity, one of the most photographed faces of the 19th and 20th centuries. This series of 24 lectures by an acclaimed teacher and scholar explores Twain's dual identities-as one of our classical authors and as an almost mythical presence in our nation's cultural life. The lectures are a gateway to both appreciating Twain's literary achievements and to understanding his life, highlighting seven of his major works-Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, "Old Times on the Mississippi," The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson-each replete with the issues that most interested and concerned Twain over the course of that life.But you also learn that there are even deeper depths to explore. Though Twain may have died a widely beloved figure, he himself once wrote: "Everyone is a moon and has a dark side that he never shows to anybody."Professor Railton shows you that in his private life, Samuel Clemens struggled with doubt, disappointment, despair, and an increasing misanthropy that was greater than any contained in his most sarcastic satires. Even his closest friends almost lost patience with his rantings on how to exterminate what he called "the damned human race."Dr. Railton also explores in some detail the unpublished manuscripts, discovered after his death, that reveal this dark and despairing side of Mark Twain. They include such partly completed works as The Enchanted Sea Wilderness, The Great Dark, and Three Thousand Years Among the Microbes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • outfit solala but content remarkable

  • By Soraki on 18-08-18

outfit solala but content remarkable

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

Reviewed: 18-08-18

speaking style is not good but the content is saving the show; very comprehensive but performance could be much better.
The analysis should be extended to other group like the outlaw Indiana Jones, Mr. Potter or the role of the women generally in Mark Twain stories e.g. in Tom Sawyer etc.
Here we heart almost nothing about it and is this truly then a picture of the American society? And also the erotic is not an issue at all?

  • Weapons of Mass Instruction

  • A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling
  • By: John Taylor Gatto
  • Narrated by: Michael Puttonen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

John Taylor Gatto's Weapons of Mass Instruction focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a byproduct of rote-memorization drills. Gatto's earlier book, Dumbing Us Down, introduced the now-famous expression of the title into the common vernacular. Weapons of Mass Instruction adds another chilling metaphor to the brief against conventional schooling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • everyone should be aware of this.

  • By Ged Swanson on 15-03-16

Another Brick in the Wall

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

Reviewed: 28-07-18

Mr. Gatto shows clearly the difference between true education and school industry and disclose the establishment and its interests behind the money making billion of dollar biz and the related class system.
Meanwhile, the control is global and it needs much more for changes than the rejection of the standard tests by students. His own three school cases experience in chapter 11 telling us that neither the politics nor the media will support the truth and isolate or terminate anybody provoking or fighting this system.
Quid est Catulle?

  • The Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

  • By: John Taylor
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Nicky Henson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Here are six extraordinary adventures, never revealed before, starring Simon Callow as Sherlock Holmes and Nicky Henson as Dr Watson, written by John Taylor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fine Holmes adventure.

  • By Andy Potter on 03-09-16

Unopened Casebook disclosed

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Solid stories, excellent performance and radio play scenes. Especially recommendable for a long cold or rainy evening.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories

  • Four Original Short Stories
  • By: John Taylor
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor: 'An Inscrutable Masquerade', 'The Conundrum of Coach 13', 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny' and 'The 10.59 Assassin'. Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world's greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Miss on 14-09-15

Excellent and pleasant stories

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

Benedict Cumberbatch is great and give the audiobook the suitable voice and the final Sherlock kick. C.D. at his best. Enjoy

  • The Devil and His Boy

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Grace Nickolas
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Tom Falconer is in trouble. Pursued by the notorious criminal Ratsey, Tom soon finds himself alone and hungry on the streets of London. Luckily enough, the mysterious Dr Mobius soon recruits Tom to play an important role in a play to be performed in front of Queen Elizabeth. Tom knows there’s something not right about Mobius, but he’s willing to take a risk in order to keep his neck out of Ratsey’s murderous hands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • wasnt his best piece but still a great book

  • By Anonymous User on 06-10-18

Nice Horowitz

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

Reviewed: 24-03-18

Entertaining - what else?
A bit Mark Twain and Dickens - but not brilliant.
Maybe something for young teens during a rainy Sunday afternoon?

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  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Proper Adventure

  • By Ailill Martin on 30-08-17

Still SAILING - excellent plot

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Voyage into youth and all facets of man kind.
Maybe, the best book especially for boys because it shows the world not only black and white and deals with young men dreams.
The figure of John Silver is remarkable in different ways against the background of the still existing class system. He is Jim's teacher. A sailor and survivor through the headwinds of life.
Silver in all of us, often hidden?
Jim is young idealism in the beginning and John the pragmatic reality at the end of his life. But lessons learnt. John is Jim's alter twin and this audio book is working it out excellently.
Young and old, healthy or disabled, poor and rich - dreams and nightmares. Close to the life lessons of Brothers Grimm but in one novel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blood on Satan's Claw

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Mark Morris - adapter, Piers Haggard, Robert Wynne-Simmons
  • Narrated by: Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Thomas Turgoose, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 720

Seventeenth-century England, and a plough uncovers a grisly skull in the furrows of a farmer's field. The skull disappears, but its malefic influence begins to work in insidious ways upon the nearby village of Hexbridge. First, the cows stop milking and the fruit turns rotten on the trees. Then, an insolent ungodliness takes hold of the local children, mysterious fur patches appear on limbs and people start disappearing.... Something evil is stirring in the woods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Folk Horror at it's best. A stellar adaptation.

  • By Film Lover on 17-01-18

Waste of time

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Best are the sound effects. Story weak and performance poor. Save time and money for a better audio one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Word Is Murder

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,918

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unemployed Detective

  • By Sarah on 30-08-17

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

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

Reviewed: 20-01-18

This brilliant cat and mice story is entertainment and fun for hours. However, not fully convincing. The killer is a Deus ex machina and this last minute help is coming out of the blue. The finish - an intelligent close out. Toni and his kind.

  • Jack the Ripper: Case Closed

  • By: Gyles Brandreth
  • Narrated by: Gyles Brandreth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

London, 1894. 'I am not a detective, chief constable.' 'No, but you are a poet, a freemason and a man of the world. All useful qualifications for the business in hand.' So says Police Chief Macnaghten to Oscar Wilde in a Chelsea drawing room, in the company of Arthur Conan Doyle. The business they are gathered to discuss is none other than the case of Jack the Ripper, the most notorious murderer in England. And thus the three men set out to solve one of the world's most famous mysteries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Wanny on 30-08-17

Highlights on twilight

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

Reviewed: 09-12-17

A trip through the dark site of London's society of La Belle Epoque. Fascinating and cruel shortly before WW1. The best of crimes - the worst of crimes. Author Gyles Brandreth's talent - he brings the main characters around the Ripper's case into life based on rich knowledge and astonishing empathy. Arthur and Oscar - Holmes and Watson - but the roles are changed.
An excellent audio book- a MUST for friends of English literature, a phenomenal performance of the reader - Great cinema. Thx.