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  • Murder in Mesopotamia

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist, events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient's bizarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax in murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant story - disappointing narration

  • By Dawn on 15-09-12

Terrible foreign accents

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

Reviewed: 24-03-16

Terrible foreign accents detracted from the story telling and made this book an effort to listen to.

  • Under the Dome

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,144

In Stephen King's mesmerizing new masterpiece - his biggest, most riveting novel since The Stand - a Maine town and its inhabitants are isolated from the world by an invisible, impenetrable dome. Celebrated storyteller Stephen King returns to his roots in this tour de force featuring more than 100 characters - some heroic, some diabolical - and a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any he's ever conjured.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Stephen King

  • By Robert on 01-01-10

Wow

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-11

My first Stephen King. I'd heard he was good and if this is an example of his writing, I'm well and truly hooked. The narration was excellent. The story had me guessing and wondering what would happen next. Characterisation was brilliant and the narrator brought the story to life.

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        Vincent Marzello
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    37 ratings
    Overall 3.9
  • The Summons

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Vincent Marzello
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Winner of the British Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.
Ray Atlee is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He's 43, newly single, and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. He has a younger brother, Forrest, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep. And he has a father, a very sick old man who lives alone in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping story

  • By Kirstine on 21-06-12

Good listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-11

Not Grisham's best book, but still had my attention and the narration was good. Looking forward to the next one....

White Queen
    
    
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    Length: 15 hrs
    27 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • White Queen

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it!

  • By F on 15-06-11

Exceptional

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-11

Both a good story and well narrated. My first Philippa Gregory book and I can't wait to get tucked into the next one.

  • Good As Dead

  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

The Hostage. Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagent's on her way to work. Little does she know that this simple daily ritual will change her life forever. It's the last place she expects to be met with violence, but as she waits innocently at the till, she comes face to face with a gunman. The Demand. The crazed hostage-taker is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me listening

  • By Kirstine on 30-08-11

Disappointed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-11

Not a bad story, but it's the last time a purchase a book narrated by the author. Professional actors reading a book instil a sense of drama and create characters with different intonations and accents so the book almost becomes a 'play'. The author did not have this skill and therefore I felt I was missing something. Also, the speed of reading was fast and took some getting used to.

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