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Mr Peter Geran

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Better than expected

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

Reviewed: 17-05-20

I purchased this book to use as a background while working on my computer. It was long and seemed interesting. From the start I was engaged with the story helped by the good narration. Thoroughly enjoyed it and amazed the 28 hours went as quick as they did.

PLENTY OF HINTS

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

Reviewed: 12-02-20

I liked this story a lot. It had plenty of action a range of characters and good narration. I specifically liked the hints of the potential background of our hero. Will be able to listen to this again.

Narrator is awful

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

Reviewed: 11-06-16

Would you try another book written by Helen Macie Osterman or narrated by Lolita Anderson?

Never narrated by Lolita Anderson, with the exception of the main character she talks as if she has a golf ball in her mouth!! The voices are so muffled its laughable. I couldn't get passed the first hour because it is unlistenable.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

See above, good grief!

NOT a 12th Doctor book

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

Reviewed: 25-07-15

What would have made Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse better?

This is not a 12th Doctor story as listed by Audible, it is a story for Tom Bakers 4th Doctor.

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Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-07-15

What did you like most about Needful Things?

The build up was better than the ending, excellent characterisation.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Needful Things?

Discovering what each person needed the most

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, did it in a couple of days.

Any additional comments?

Very good story and well narrated. Not as long as some King epics and it didn't suffer from that.

Great easy listen

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

I can't say there were any particular momentous moments but there also weren't any dull bits. The narration was spot on and the variety of voices splendid. All in all I would highly recommend this story. Would be a great addition to take on holiday.

Good stuff

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

Reviewed: 16-05-14

Where does The Last Centurion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

IN this genre, somewhere in the middle

Any additional comments?

I got the book because of the negative 'don't get this because its right wing' nonsense posted by others. Its not right wing, it gives the authors opinion on the sacred cows of Global Warming, gender politics etc. Forget the left/right rubbish and enjoy the action story it is.

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Poor Narration

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

Reviewed: 16-05-14

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Doctor Who fans will enjoy the story

Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Michalowski? Why or why not?

Yes, I have enjoyed many of his Dr Who books

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The god awful accents she used for subsidiary characters. I couldn't finish the book because the stupid regional accents she gave the characters spoiled the story for me.

What character would you cut from Doctor Who?

The narrator!!

Any additional comments?

If a diverse selection of regional accents doesn't do it for you, don't bother!

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Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 16-05-14

What did you like most about Street Without Joy?

Clearly the history. It is a war which is rarely discussed, especially with the American involvement so soon afterwards. This was written while the US was still in Vietnam so his descriptions of the combat and conditions resonate with what we know of the US War.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Street Without Joy?

The story of the Jewish refugee from WWII who found his way into the French Foreign Legion and into Vietnam to confront an enemy from his past. That is a story crying out for a film to be made.

What about Derek Perkins’s performance did you like?

It wasn't business like which some historical narrations can be, he came across as interested in what he was reading.

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

The suffering on all sides was terrible.

Any additional comments?

Fine historical knowledge gained from this book particularly so as the war isn't that well covered. I learned things I hadn't known and my respect and pity for the French soldiers as well as admiration for the Vietnamese has increased tenfold.

It is also interesting to note that the US repeated so many of the French failures in Vietnam while the VC kept to broadly the same tactics. The blurb for the book states this is now required reading at American military schools as examples of counter insurgency successes and failures. I would hope such lessons are learned well to keep American soldiers safe in current wars.

Wings over the Watcher

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

Reviewed: 16-05-14

What could Priscilla Masters have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She appears to have a very shaky grasp of police procedure, for some that wouldn't be an issue but as ex job it grated on me. Perhaps she should learn more to help with the portrayal of the police

Any additional comments?

A good tale, well read but with big errors in the way the police operate. This is a personal niggle so hopefully wont put off anybody else in listening to it. If however you know a thing or two about procedure, you will be irritated. A minor gripe.