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  • Borrowed Time

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

One fateful summer evening, businessman Robin Timariot meets a strikingly beautiful woman while out walking. They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable. A few days later, the newspapers are full of the rape and murder of Lady Louise Paxton - and to his horror, Timariot realises that this was the woman he met just hours before her death. A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a series of bizarre events begin to convince Timariot that all is not what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent As Always

  • By Belinda Spiteri on 04-10-18

Quite interesting though lacking

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

Reviewed: 26-11-18

I quite enjoyed listening to this book but I struggle to believe that the main character would have got entangled in the first place, it’s a bit far fetched.

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,987
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,983

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

Same old boring Dan Brown

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

Reviewed: 31-10-17

Another badly written Dan Brown novel, I wouldn’t bother, the story is inaccurate when it comes to technology and the endless waffling about Christianity gets very dull, very quickly. Wish I’d got something else with my credit.

  • Crisis

  • By: Frank Gardner
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 428

Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not great.

  • By G.Russell on 19-10-16

Read like a call of duty mission

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

Reviewed: 15-08-17

Not that impressed with the author or narrator this time. The story sounded like I was listening to a mission objective video sequence in a computer game. Seemed a bit childish to be honest.

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  • Disgrace

  • Department Q, Book 2
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194

Kimmie’s home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her. And they won’t rest until she has stopped moving - for good. Detective Carl of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister 20 years earlier. A group of boarding school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their numbers confessed and was convicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • dead, dead good

  • By GORDON on 13-11-12

A bit disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

Not as good as the first book in the series, the premise and characters from the boarding school weren't very good. I'm hoping book 3 will be as good as the first book which I really enjoyed.

  • Liberation Day

  • Nick Stone, Book 5
  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

If Nick Stone wasn't so desperate for his American citizenship, he probably wouldn't have agreed to do this one last job with the CIA. But Carrie is over there and he simply can't refuse the chance of a new life with the woman he loves.The job seems simple enough - and he is certainly skilled enough. Infiltrate the hostile, violent republic of Algeria, kill a money-laundering businessman, and bring back his severed head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping

  • By wayne on 28-09-16

Too Slow

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

Not much happened in most of the book, was a little dull until near the end.

  • The Broker

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing president grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the president issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power-broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding

  • By Harri on 18-05-16

So Dull

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

Reviewed: 31-10-16

I won't bother with another John Grisham novel, next to nothing actually happened in this book. Badly written, are Americans really that small minded and self important?dear oh dear, for the rest of the world's sake, I hope not.

  • Any Minute Now

  • By: Eric Van Lustbader
  • Narrated by: Stuart Milligan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

The blackest of black ops teams is betrayed on its mission to capture a mysterious Saudi terrorist. One of their own is killed, and the remaining two barely get home alive. Greg Whitman and Felix Orteno are left adrift until they meet Charlize Daou, a talented arms expert who becomes their reason for resurrecting Red Rover. Ignoring their new orders, they set out to find the protected Saudi terrorist, the first step in a perilous journey into the heart of a vast conspiracy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing nonsense

  • By SMG on 06-10-16

Confusing nonsense

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

Started off as a run of the mill ex special forces hero saves the day style book but about half way through it jumped into a supernatural semi horror. Totally weird, I wouldn't have bothered if that was in the description.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue

  • Robin Monarch 1
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

America's Greatest Asset. Robin Monarch, the CIA's top field operative, stumbles across a US governmental conspiracy during a mission in Istanbul. What he sees is enough to make him go rogue. He Is Now Its Greatest Threat. Monarch becomes an international fugitive, hunted by the powers wishing to buy his secret, and by those wanting it buried. Yet Robin Monarch is not perturbed: He has plans of his own. Think Bourne. Think Bond. think Bauer. Think Better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a real good read! erm.. I mean Listen :D

  • By Jamie Burns on 17-01-15

Good book

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

Reviewed: 14-09-16

Quite a good thriller, not as good as Bond, Bauer and Bourne, as claimed. I'm not sure if it's the narrator or the author but someone needs to learn how to read/write a 24 hour clock!

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  • The Hunter

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 1
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 713
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 707

Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overkill

  • By Mark on 31-07-14

Maybe Too Hollywood?

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

Reviewed: 28-04-16

This read more like a Hollywood screenplay of a book. Action packed, and quite thrilling, but lacking in substance.

Vicious Circle
    
    
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        Wilbur Smith
    
    


    
    
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        John Lee
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    169 ratings
    Overall 3.7
  • Vicious Circle

  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158

When Hector Cross's new life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before: a terrorist group has re-emerged - like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp. They travel to the remotest Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By robert on 01-12-13

Why So Brutal?

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

Reviewed: 25-01-15

What disappointed you about Vicious Circle?

As a life long fan of Wilbur Smith novels, I was so disappointed to hear this book. The violence and brutality was way over the top. If he can't even be bothered to write his own books any more, why should I bother to listen to/read them?

Has Vicious Circle put you off other books in this genre?

I would think very carefully and do research before reading any new Wilber Smith books.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of John Lee?

No thoughts on the narrator

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None that I can think of.

Any additional comments?

If Wilbur isn't able to continue writing then it's a real shame as he wrote some great novels. However, using ghost writers to write mindlessly violent drivel just to make more money is shameful. People will buy this book because of the author and many will be very disappointed, me included.