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Abigail W.

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  • The Last Temptation

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582

A twisted killer targeting psychologists has left a grisly trail across Europe. Dr Tony Hill, expert at mapping the minds of murderers, is reluctant to get involved. But then the next victim is much closer to home....Meanwhile his former partner, DCI Carol Jordan, is working undercover in Berlin on a dangerous operation to trap a millionaire trafficker. When the game turns nasty, Tony is the only person she can call on for help.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • what on earth

  • By Mrs L Morley on 15-05-17

Find someone who can do accents... please!

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

Reviewed: 16-12-18

Great story but I was disappointed with the turning point in the narrative.

But one thing that is objectively wrong with this is the narrator. if you can't do accents please don't do accents!!

  • A Darkness More Than Night

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Richard M Davidson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

Terry McCaleb's enforced quiet lifestyle on the island of Catalina is a far cry from the hectic excitement of his former role as an FBI profiler. However when small-time criminal Edward Gunn is found dead, McCaleb becomes embroiled in a disturbing and complex case leading him to cross the path of Harry Bosch. This infamous detective has always teetered on the brink of darkness in order to get inside the head of the killer. Is it possible he has stepped across that finely drawn line and embraced darkness?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Simple story.....missing Bosch interaction

  • By L on 01-03-17

Weakest book so far!

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

Reviewed: 28-05-18

Terrible narrator, storyline is average but not enough Bosch and too much whining McCaleb! on to the next one fingers crossed!

  • Smarter Faster Better

  • The Secrets of Being Productive
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

In the international best seller The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, rigorous reporting and rich storytelling to explain how we can get better at the things we do. The result is a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By OGGFATHER on 08-04-16

Rambling with No Real Message

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

Reviewed: 23-01-17

Not sure what the point of this book was. Never really gives any actual ways of incorporating the ideas. The ideas presented are a bit high level and vague.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Armada

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,542
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,532

Zack Lightman is a dreamer. He fills his days with wishful thoughts of life on other planets and spends hours playing videogames, neither of which have helped him make friends or find a girlfriend. His refuge from the daily disappointments of life is Armada - an online space-fighter simulator based on defending Earth from an alien invasion. It’s when he’s playing that he feels closest to his father, a champion gamer who died when Zack was a baby.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is no 'Ready Player One'

  • By Hannah on 06-08-15

EXCELLENT!!!

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

Reviewed: 30-11-16

Very enjoyable listen with so many twists and turns, would definitely recommend if you have listened to and enjoyed ready player one

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,027
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,811

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Finished it in 2 day!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 26-11-16

Really enjoyed it would really recommend, very well narrated, the story brought back lots of memories for me which is strange for a book set in 2044. Would recommend if you are a fan of anything movies, books or music of the 80's

  • L'art de la Simplicité (The English Edition)

  • How to Live More with Less
  • By: Dominique Loreau
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

If simplicity is an art, then Dominique Loreau is a master. Having lived in Japan for many years and inspired by oriental philosophy, Dominique Loreau discovered the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity. Her lifestyle rests on the principle of 'less is more' and imbues all areas of existence, from the material to the spiritual.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts Well

  • By Abigail W. on 22-11-16

Starts Well

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

Reviewed: 22-11-16

This begins well, with some great tips for simplicity and frugality. But does descend into a dictatorial diet regime by the end which is a little tired and uninformed.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • If I Could Tell You Just One Thing

  • Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice
  • By: Richard Reed
  • Narrated by: Richard Reed
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625

Richard Reed built Innocent Drinks from a smoothie stall on a street corner to one of the biggest brands in Britain. He credits his success to four brilliant pieces of advice, each given to him just when he needed them most. Ever since, it has been Richard's habit, whenever he meets somebody he admires, to ask them for their best piece of advice. If they could tell him just one thing, what would it be? Richard has collected pearls of wisdom from some of the most remarkable, inspiring and game-changing people in the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Probably a great inspiring read for under 25s

  • By stryder on 09-12-16

Utterly marvellous!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

Uplifting and inspiring, an utter joy to listen to. What a positive contribution to the world.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Earthly Delights

  • Corinna Chapman Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Louise Siversen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Baking is an alchemical process for Corinna Chapman. At four am she starts work at Earthly Delights, her bakery in Calico Alley. But one morning Corinna receives a threatening note saying "The wages of sin is death" and finds a syringe in her cat's paw. A blue-faced junkie has collapsed in the dark alley and a mysterious man with beautiful eyes appears with a plan for Corinna and her bread. Then it is Goths, dead drug addicts, witchcraft, a homeless boy and a missing girl and it seems she will never get those muffins cooked in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining mystery story, engaging characters

  • By Ian Smith on 17-06-14

A good story but the performance was a bit poor!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

Although the story is fairly good the reader was average with some fairly unconvincing "voices" for different characters which were essentially the same.

  • Freya

  • By: Anthony Quinn
  • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Once again Anthony Quinn shows himself a master at writing fiction that works on every level. London, May 1945. Freya Wyley, 20, meets Nancy Holdaway, 18, amid the wild celebrations of VE Day, the prelude to a devoted and competitive friendship that will endure on and off for the next two decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Philip on 25-03-17

Wonderful story, marvellous performance!

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

Reviewed: 31-03-16

I would highly recommend this beautifully woven story. Quinn creates such beautiful characters I wish we had time to get to know all of them.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful