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Busserolles, France
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  • The Monogram Murders

  • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 605

Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffee house is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified, but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Boring Monogram Murders

  • By Ulla on 18-09-14

Oh My Goodness

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

Reviewed: 19-10-14

A long winded, rather boring story, that goes on and on and on...conversation between Poirot and his side kick being the most of it...far too much detail, and too many obvious clues, Also too many red herrings.. not at all like Agatha Christie.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Redemption of Alexander Seaton

  • By: S. G. MacLean
  • Narrated by: Crawford Logan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 327

Banff in the 1620s. A man staggering down the street. He appears drunk, but he's been poisoned. The victim, and apothecary's apprentice, is discovered dead in Alexander Seaton's house, a fallen minister whose life lies in tatters after his affair with the Laird's daughter is discovered and he is cast out of the kirk in disgrace. When his friend is accused of the apprentice's murder, Alexander sets out to solve the crime and clear his friend's name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, well read

  • By Rachel on 16-05-09

An interesting story,very well read,great listen

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

Reviewed: 12-06-13

An interesting story very well told, if mystery stories with some human interest is what you like, then I am sure you would enjoy this! I will say nothing about the book itself for spoiling the plot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jamaica Inn

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909

Jamaica Inn stands alone on Bodmin Moor, stark and forbidding, its walls tainted with corruption. Young Mary Yellon soon learns of her uncle Joss Merlyn's strange trade here. But does he deal in blacker secrets still?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A grand story..narration not so grand

  • By Jeremy P. James on 24-08-11

Jamaca Inn

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-13

I am so prejudiced about Daphne Du Maurier, she was such a great writer, I have never read or listened to one of her stories without being totally immersed in it.



This book has, as do all her books an intricate plot of Love, Murder, Mystery this particular book set in Cornwall at the Jamaica Inn, that is now a museum about her work.



It is an historical novel about smuggling and the people who lived through those times from all perspectives.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The King's General

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

When the skeleton of a young cavalier was found by William Rashleigh at Daphne du Maurier's beloved mansion, Menabilly, she once again found inspiration in her surroundings. Putting pen to paper, Daphne created The King's General, a historical tale which takes place during the English Civil War and introduces one of du Maurier's greatest heroines: Honor Harris. Honor is a beautiful, brave and kind protagonist, a true embodiment of the name by which she goes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The King's General

  • By Maureen on 22-10-08

The Kings General

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-13

Well what can I say ... Daphne Du Maurier is such a great writer, I had not heard of this book which is surprising for I have collected her books for years, read and re-read them got them from audible and some on tape...thats how good they are.

This book as with all her books has everything, love interest, mystery, murder and an indefinable quality that keeps one gripped until the end, then you wish it had not ended!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Hostage Moon

  • By: A. J. Quinn
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Everything can change in a heartbeat.Hunter Roswell thought she had left her past behind. But her carefully structured world starts to fall apart when a serial killer connected to her past emerges from the shadows and begins stalking her. Already responsible for the deaths of five women, the killer now has Hunter firmly in his sights. And he’s picked a target date - the night of October’s full moon - also known as the blood moon or hunter’s moon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I thought it would be

  • By Crackdown on 03-10-13

A difficult read

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-13

This book starts well and just has one convinced that it is going to be a really good mystery...Then the author seems to go off in a different direction altogether...I have tried to listen to it and stay interested four times now...but instead of keeping the love interest as a side issue, the plot itself seems to become secondary! I feel the author has an agenda here (To normalise lesbianism) I just wanted a mystery story and I confess descriptions of woman being sexually aroused by each other...just leaves me bored, it all sounds so contrived and unreal too. As ofcourse, now I have been forced to consider it, it must be!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • A Child's History of England

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: David Seys
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Written in the same easy-going conversational style as his more famous novels, A Child's History of England is Charles Dickens oft-forgotten masterpiece. Although originally written for children this historical treasure trove is not confined to younger listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful Book

  • By Hazel on 21-04-13

A wonderful Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-13

This book although written for children, makes a wonderful listen, I have actually read this book several times...but as with all Charles Dickens there is always some thing more to be discovered, So I have downloaded it to listen to whilst I do the gardening.

The descriptions of history bought to life with scenes such as... 'Bodeccia riding her horse with her golden hair tailing behind her, flowing in the wind!' It is not to be resisted and should be compulsory reading for children of ten to twelve. They would love it, as opposed to the dry history lessons they actually get.

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,482

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By Robert on 31-10-10

Everything interesting, Absolutely Gripping

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-13

Such a good read, A really good historical novel, well researched with a gripping tale of intertwined family in times of religious and political turmoil...A must read if you like things Historic!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before the Poison

  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Sandra Duncan, Al Senter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Through years of success in Hollywood composing music for Oscar-winning films, Chris Lowndes always imagined he would come full circle, home to Yorkshire with his beloved wife, Laura. Now he’s back in the Yorkshire Dales, but Laura is dead, and Chris needs to make a new life for himself. The isolated house he buys sight unseen should give him the space to come to terms with his grief and the quiet to allow to him to work. Kilnsgate House turns out to be rather more than he expected, however.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Relaxing book.

  • By compo on 29-09-11

A very interesting story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-12

A very interesting story and an example of what actually happens in life, the truth of situations will always come out...even if years later???

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Fault Line

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Philip Franks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

A search for missing documents in an international mining company becomes a voyage into dangerous waters. A dead friend, a lost lover and a clutch of mysteries from Jonathan Kellaway's youth in Cornwall and Italy in the late 1960s come back to haunt him when he is tasked with discovering why there is a gaping hole in his employer's records - and to tempt him with the hope that he may at last learn the truth about the tragedies of those years. It is a truth that has claimed several victims before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A return to form

  • By Stephen on 29-05-12

A very well thought out and constructed plot!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-12

A very well thought out and constructed plot! Such a good read or (listen!) Absolutely gripping and compelling story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Malory Towers Collection of 6 Stories

  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

There are plenty of adventures to be had in Darrell's first term at boarding school. Life at Malory Towers is full of excitement - if only she can keep her terrible temper under control! Darrell's back at boarding school and her classmates are full of surprises. Just who does new girl Daphne think she is? And is there really a thief at Malory Towers? Two new girls have arrived at Malory Towers - and they couldn't be more different!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We know all the words

  • By Gareth on 06-03-10

Mallory Towers Collection of 6 Stories

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-12

Enid Blyton just never goes out of date, always captures the imagination of the reader and leaves them wanting more, stories themselves presume the reader to be on the side of right, strong moralistic overtones that encourage thought provocation.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful