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Stella Goodchild

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The Bone Clocks cover art

Hmmm.....May have to read this rather than listen

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

When the male narrator makes his appearance I am not sure whether he is an AI or human. Sounds pleasant but can't pronounce words....for instance a necklace turns to a neck lace and scepticism is septicism. Really? Did no one pick up on his lack of knowledge of the English language. There are more irritating little moments but as mentioned he is pleasant.....I hope he is a flawed human and not an electronic voice!

Neither Here nor There cover art

excellent fun<br />

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

loved this. narrator adds a touch of humour which makes me want to keep listening. I have heard this book three times and still pick up some interesting facts and I still giggle at the same bits.

1 John 4: 7 - 5: 21 cover art

Infectious

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

What did you like most about 1 John 4: 7 - 5: 21?

I like Bill Creasy very much. His knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm give you a little insight into what it must have been to live in the time of the bible and why we are saved.

What other book might you compare 1 John 4: 7 - 5: 21 to, and why?

The rest of the bible....you can't have one without the other

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I am moved whenever Bill Creasy makes us look through the words to the meaning and gives us a picture of the bible story in a way I have not looked at it before

Any additional comments?

Bill Creasy has a reassuring and enjoyable voice which can lull you to sleep, but certainly is worth remaining awake for! I can't recommend him enough.

My Cross to Bear cover art

not a beautiful mind

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

Reviewed: 14-06-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I had a five minute crush on bGregg Allman. I thought he was probably interesting. This book disabused me of that notion.

Would you recommend My Cross to Bear to your friends? Why or why not?

I would have to tell anyone hoping to hear an interesting take on Gregg or the Allman brothers not to listen to this. Turns out his ego and his sense of wonderment at himself makes him unlikeable and frankly disappointing. What a shame!

What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

Will Payton read it well

Do you think My Cross to Bear needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Definitely not. This is all you need to know about a man who really shouldn't have any friends left...... I would prefer one of his band members memoirs next time around.

Any additional comments?

We are all human and fallible. However Gregg writes with false modesty and justifies much of his moral failing on others. Not nice.

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bringing the past to life

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

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Bill Creasey does a marvellous job of bringing a biblical character to life in this series. I don't consider myself religious....I simply wanted to know why so many people believe what the bible says. Reading about the Romans set me off on this particular journey which I have to admit has been a pleasure. Not only do I find myself interested in the story of Paul - Bill Creasy brings great humour and vitality to the history which has helped me understand what was only a legend as something real and perhaps more relevant than I realised. For a warm, knowledgeable narrative of a main character from the greatest book ever written I unreservedly recommend this audible title and especially Dr Bill Creasey

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Red Seas Under Red Skies cover art

I think I'm in love

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

In the first book I developed a huge crush on the downright dodgy main character. Now I know I'm in love. This is not my usual genre. This is the first time ever being bored paid off! It's a great story full of color and depth. The characters are despicable, lovable, believable. Every twist and turn was a surprise. I couldn't wait to hear the next part and truly resented having to switch off to do some work. The narrator is first class. he brought warmth, humour, and humanity to this tale, his character drawing was so good I could have been listening to a cast of thousands. Try both of these.... you will never regret it.

In the Woods cover art

could have been a five star

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I like a good read and felt that Tana French may just deliver the right blend of intrigue and interest I enjoy. initially the setting was interesting

and her writing style fresh, but About a third of the way through I was a little puzzled about where this story was taking me: was it a murder mystery or an angst ridden story?..... it didn't seem to gel in places. Then at times I thought we may be getting somewhere but the most interesting characters were not fully formed and what I thought were clues to the plot really fizzled out disappointingly. however I won't give up because it feels as if this is a writer with much better to come.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Lies of Locke Lamora cover art

not my usual choice

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-12

Bought this with the aim if trying something different. It certainly is! What a delightful surprise. Set in a land I wouldn't want to inhabit, the story is compulsive listening. Enjoyable narration, eye watering characters and colourful story line......a five star listen!