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Neil S Morrison

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  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor reading.

  • By Paul on 29-08-17

Very informative and coherent

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

The book was well written and informative.
The narrator was generally good apart from some of his pronunciations which were odd. Initially I thought it was my ignorance but continued in areas that I am knowledge about

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Prince

  • By: Rory Clements
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Aris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Spring 1593. England is a powder keg of rumour and fear. Plague rages, famine is rife, the ageing Queen's couriers scheme: Elizabeth's Golden Age is truly tarnished. Meanwhile Spain watches and waits - and plots. Into this turmoil a small cart clatters through the streets of London, carrying a deadly load. It is the first in a wave of horrific bombing attacks on the Dutch immigrant community that will change John Shakespeare's life for ever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tut tut

  • By Barbara Steffensen on 08-03-16

Do not like change of narrators

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

Reviewed: 01-08-15

Narrator change irritates me in series. Nothing wrong with performance but irritating. It spoils the continuity between books

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • BBC Radio Crimes: The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Miss Lonelyhearts & The Emerald Style

  • By: Barry Devlin
  • Narrated by: David Threlfall
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes. In 'Miss Lonelyhearts', Paolo and DI Tina Mahon investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the tragic death of a nurse at an old people’s home, and uncover an unlikely case of voyeurism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What good enjoyable radio drama should be

  • By Neil S Morrison on 11-12-13

What good enjoyable radio drama should be

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

Reviewed: 11-12-13

If you could sum up BBC Radio Crimes: The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Miss Lonelyhearts & The Emerald Style in three words, what would they be?

Witty engaging fun

What other book might you compare BBC Radio Crimes: The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Miss Lonelyhearts & The Emerald Style to, and why?

This is one of a series of BBC crime drama serials that have been available on audible. They all follow the format of two self contained dramas based on one central character. In this case it is father baldi a priest on a sabbatical who uses his skills in semiotics to help the garde solve murders that he has a lose connection to. It is particularly good as he has a "love" interest with one of the lead detectives which creates an interesting tension in the series.
All in all very enjoyable what SATURDAY Night theatre on Radio 4 used to be enjoyable without being too cerebral.

Any additional comments?

Can we have Saturday night theater on Audible?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Empires and Barbarians 
    The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe
    
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        Sean Schemmel
    
    


    
    Length: 25 hrs and 42 mins
    23 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • Empires and Barbarians 

  • The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe
  • By: Peter Heather
  • Narrated by: Sean Schemmel
  • Length: 25 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Empires and Barbarians presents a fresh, provocative look at how a recognizable Europe came into being in the first millennium AD. With sharp analytic insight, Peter Heather explores the dynamics of migration and social and economic interaction that changed two vastly different worlds--the undeveloped barbarian world and the sophisticated Roman Empire--into remarkably similar societies and states.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By David on 29-10-13

Lots of information

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

Reviewed: 28-11-13

Did Sean Schemmel do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Not a character book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

Sean's let his other wise good read of a solid text down by his weird way he pronounced some of the place names. It was not just accent as I have asked Americans about it as well.