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  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

Rock climbers can't afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon's former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Average story, dreadful narration

  • By MRS FFION M WORTHINGTON on 17-11-17

Very unpleasant narration

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

After listening to a few chapters, I decided to stick with the Kindle version of this book . Probably the worst Audible narration I've encountered in my more than 7 years of membership.

  • Cragside

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739

After his climactic battle with notorious serial killer The Hacker, DCI Ryan is spending the summer with his fiancée within the grounds of Cragside, a spectacular Bavarian-style mansion surrounded by acres of woodland. When they are invited to attend the staff summer party - a Victorian murder mystery evening - it's all a joke until the lights go out and an elderly man is found dead. It looks like an unfortunate accident but, as the dead man's life begins to unfold, Ryan and his team of detectives realise that all is not as it appears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 5 star murder mystery

  • By Timi on 19-10-17

Another excellent twisty tale w/ superb narration

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

Reviewed: 22-03-18

The narrator was able to really bring the characters to life. A very enjoyable read and listen.

  • Presumption of Guilt

  • A Joe Gunther Novel
  • By: Archer Mayor
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

A 40-year-old skeleton is found encased in a concrete slab at a recently decommissioned nuclear energy site. It becomes a case for the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) and its leader, Joe Gunther, since they have the resources and the ability to investigate an old, very cold, missing persons case that has now been reclassified as murder. The victim was Hank Mitchell, and Gunther must chase down old rumors and speculations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another good Joe Gunther Police Mystery

  • By boslon on 06-10-17

Another good Joe Gunther Police Mystery

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

I always enjoy Archer Mayor's Joe Gunther books and this one is just as good. However, the audiobook was a bit of a let down in that Joe, supposedly a native Vermonter, sounds more like he is from California. That probably sounds fine to a Californian, but it makes it a bit less believable for a New Englander.

  • No Mortal Thing

  • By: Gerald Seymour
  • Narrated by: Ben Allen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 35

Jago is a kid from a rough part of London who has worked hard to get a job in a bank. Marcantonio is a member of the 'Ndrangheta crime families from Southern Italy. He is in Germany to learn how to channel their illicit millions towards legitimate businesses. When Jago witnesses Marcantonio commit a vicious assault, he is drawn into the middle of a delicate surveillance operation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best Seymour novels

  • By Chris the gardener on 25-02-17

Good plot- waaay tooo looong!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not. While it was an intriguing plot with interesting characters, the book could have done with further editing- like cutting about 6 hours out. There was too much repetition and the storyline was very very slow moving. I don't know why I stayed with it, but I was extremely happy when the book ended.

What was one of the most memorable moments of No Mortal Thing?

The attack at the Berlin pizza restaurant set the stage for the rest of the book.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Probably the murder of the grandson (sounds strange, but I was just relieved by that point that something/anything had happened).

Did No Mortal Thing inspire you to do anything?

Rather not say.

Any additional comments?

Excellent narration was the best aspect of this book. Doubt I will sign up for any more Gerald Seymour books.

  • The St. Paul Conspiracy

  • McRyan Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Roger Stelljes
  • Narrated by: Johnny Peppers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Thirty-two-year-old, fourth-generation St. Paul Homicide Detective Michael “Mac” McRyan thought his day was going to be less stressful. His day would involve paper work, coffee, and maybe even an early trip to the pub. Then his cell phone tells him his day is about to change. A body has been found in a high-end condominium between Summit and Grand Avenues; and it's not just anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow intricate start - Persevere it's Worth it!

  • By Carôle on 19-02-15

Good plot, kept me guessing

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

Where does The St. Paul Conspiracy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not one of the best, but I did find it entertaining and it kept me engaged. I switched back and forth between the audiobook and the kindle book and rather enjoyed the kindle a bit more.

What other book might you compare The St. Paul Conspiracy to, and why?

Like any good police procedural, it includes some twists and turns to keep you interested and guessing.

What three words best describe Johnny Peppers’s voice?

Personally, I find his voice a bit irritating, as I'm not used to the southern twang and I wasn't convinced that big city Minneapolis cops would speak like that. Sounded to me more like west Texas.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Fast paced. Will keep you guessing until the end.

Any additional comments?

Although I enjoyed the book I thought the dialogue and situations were a bit hokey and not always convincing. Without giving away the plot, after a major violent event, they are all in the bar having a great time like it was not a big deal. I doubt that would be the case.

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