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  • The Lost Abbot

  • The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
  • By: Susanna Gregory
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Matthew Bartholomew doesn't want to travel to Peterborough in the summer of 1358, but his friendship with the lovely Julitta Holm has caused a scandal in Cambridge, so he has no choice. He is one of a party of Bishop's Commissioners, charged to discover what happened to Peterborough's abbot, who went for a ride one day and has not been seen since. When the Commissioners arrive, they find the town in turmoil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining mystery

  • By Learning is fun! on 14-06-14

sadly not the same reader

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

I really enjoy Susan Gregory's books but I wish there was some consistency as the whole thing about listening to stories for me is to be able to picture in your mind your characters. If only those filling in for a reader would listen to the books that had gone before and match the nuances then I wouldn't be so disappointed when they change over. I find the reader in this case really changes the characters and that ruins the whole thing as far as I'm concerned.

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  • The Mark of a Murderer

  • By: Susanna Gregory
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

February 1355: Oxford explodes in one of the most serious riots of its history. Fearing for their lives, the scholars flee, and some choose the University at Cambridge as their temporary refuge. But they don't remain safe for long. Within hours of their arrival, the first of their number dies, followed quickly by a second. When Matthew Bartholomew begins to investigate the deaths, he uncovers evidence that the Oxford riot was not a case of random violence, but part of a carefully orchestrated plot.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Ruth on 25-10-08

Great book but dire performance

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

Reviewed: 17-12-17

Would you try another book written by Susanna Gregory or narrated by Andrew Wincott?

I like Susanna Gregory’s books but this narrator doesn’t do justice to this one. I’m going to try the next one because I want to complete the series but I’m going to return this as I won’t listen to it again

  • The Brotherhood of the Rose

  • By: David Morrell
  • Narrated by: David Morrell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

They were orphans, Chris and Saul - raised in a Philadelphia school for boys, bonded by friendship, and devoted to a mysterious man called Eliot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trust your Brother

  • By Golfaholic on 03-07-16

Impossible to listen to

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

Reviewed: 28-11-15

Would you try another book written by David Morrell or narrated by David Morrell?

Yes the books are great

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Totally possible to listen to

Any additional comments?

The sound quality of this recording is totally unacceptable there is so much echo you can't make out what is being said

  • The Hangman's Revolution

  • W.A.R.P. Book 2
  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Young FBI agent Chevie Savano arrives back in modern-day London after a time-trip to the Victorian age, to find the present very different from the one she left. Europe is being run by a Facsist movement known as the Boxites, who control their territory through intimidation and terror. Chevie's memories come back to her in fragments, and just as she is learning about the WARP program from Professor Charles Smart, inventor of the time machine, he is killed by secret service police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good yarn

  • By Runabout 66 on 26-03-18

Good story but some epic mistakes

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

Would you try another book written by Eoin Colfer or narrated by Maxwell Caulfield?

I'd buy his books because they are generally well written using up to date thinking and theories in a fun and entertaining way

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was reasonable leaving the door open for futher episodes

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The use of practical magicians tricks within the storyline was a great way of demystifying the story and making it almost believeable

Do you think The Hangman's Revolution needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

it has to have a follow up book - there are so many time parallel possibilities it would be a shame not to use them - and there hasn't been a conclusive end to the time distortion of interfering with the time line in the first place

Any additional comments?

Eoin is generally good at keeping things plausible but his love scene in this just didn't add up, A woman in complete darkness using night vision equipment can see the eyes, hair and physique of the man she is about to fall deeply in love with and of course he can see her eyes, face, hair .... even though she is in complete darkness and is wearing night vision equipment - it just went a bit too far into the oops we do not have real continuity here - surprised the editor didn't pick this up

  • Buddhist Meditation for Beginners

  • By: Jack Kornfield
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Known for bringing Insight Meditation to the West and for his many best-selling books, including A Path With Heart, Jack Kornfield now offers a collection of his most popular teachings with Buddhist Mediation for Beginners. This specifically designed gift set includes four complete audio learning courses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable and not too 'out there'

  • By J. Casey on 07-04-13

excellent introduction

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-13

I have been struggling to find any inner peace after a very hurtful business experience. living with daily fear and anxiety I needed to find a way to change my perspective on life and find a new way forwards. This audiobook and its author has been more than a little helpful since the author personally guides you through a series of meditations after explaining the basic Buddhist teaching behind the practice. You don't need to be Buddhist or even meditative to find this book helpful as it takes you simply and lovingly through simple exercises that can help everyone. It all makes sense and after only a few hours working through these meditation exercises I feel calm and renewed. Meditation will become a regular practice for me starting by using these guided sessions daily before working on my own. I feel supported and upheld in the loving kindness that is shown in such an everyday down to earth way through this volume. I would certainly recommend it!

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