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  • Fever

  • By: Deon Meyer
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodburn, Peter Noble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Nico Storm and his father drive across a desolate South Africa, constantly alert for feral dogs, motorcycle gangs, nuclear contamination. They are among the few survivors of a virus that has killed most of the world's population. Young as he is, Nico realises that his superb marksmanship and cool head mean he is destined to be his father's protector. But Willem Storm, though not a fighter, is a man with a vision. He is searching for a place that can become a refuge, a beacon of light and hope in a dark and hopeless world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enthralling story

  • By Mrs. H. J. Trick on 18-07-17

Deon on a diferent tac

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

A change in direction for the author.
Just as good as all of previous titles, but not a detective novel

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Gray Man

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 478
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 442

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me.

  • By Wayjor on 14-01-17

Anything but Gray

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

Reviewed: 20-10-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Gray Man to be better than the print version?

Have only listened to the audible version

What did you like best about this story?

You learn about the gray man as the story unfolds, and right to the end

Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

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

could of

Any additional comments?

Top story at a very fast pace, Hollywood blockbuster with balls

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Safari

  • By: Deon Meyer
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

A beautifully written modern-day love story set in Sri Lanka and London. Emma le Roux is convinced she's seen her brother on the news as a suspect in the recent killing of four poachers. But her brother died twenty years ago. Then le Roux hires Lemmer - a professional bodyguard - to watch her back while she seeks answers. But it soon appears that others want the secrets protected at all costs, and will kill if necessary...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Ms. K. Stalker on 21-03-13

Lemmer have some more

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

Reviewed: 26-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Blood Safari to be better than the print version?

Well as an avid Meyer fan now after reading all the Benny Grissell stories and Trackers as well. This is one of his best in my opinion. It has everything an action and mystery book should have. And could be a great film.

Have you listened to any of Saul Reichlin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Top Notch

  • Thirteen Hours

  • By: Deon Meyer
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

They killed her best friend. Now they are chasing Rachel Anderson through the streets of Cape Town. The young tourist doesn’t trust anyone - except her father, back in America. When he puts pressure on the politicians, they know that they must find Rachel before the killers do. So Benny Griessel - detective, maverick and father - has just 13 hours to crack a conspiracy which threatens the whole country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant plot and characters

  • By r on 22-07-11

Meyer magic

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

Reviewed: 14-04-15

Would you listen to Thirteen Hours again? Why?

No but cant wait too long for my next Meyer book

Who was your favorite character and why?

Benny of course

Which character – as performed by Saul Reichlin – was your favourite?

Capt Benny Griessel

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The tourture of racheal

  • Cobra

  • By: Deon Meyer
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Why would a mathematics professor from Cambridge University, renting a holiday home outside Cape Town, require a false identity and three bodyguards? And where is he, now that they are dead? The only clue to the bodyguards' murder is the snake engraved on the shell casings of the bullets that killed them. Investigating the massacre, Benny Griessel and his team find themselves being drawn into an international conspiracy with shocking implications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Mateia on 05-10-16

First adventure with Meyer

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

Reviewed: 14-04-15

What did you like most about Cobra?

the multi layers building

What other book might you compare Cobra to, and why?

Not read a police type thriller in a while. Better than McBain by a long chalk

Have you listened to any of Saul Reichlin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No,
But love the south african voice and tone

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

just wanted to keep listerning

  • Restless

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read, 2007.
Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Novel of the Year, 2006.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

What happens when everything you thought you knew about your mother turns out to be an elaborate lie? During the summer of 1976, Ruth Gilmartin discovers that her very English mother, Sally, is really Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigrée and one-time spy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping and thoughtful book

  • By Tom on 03-11-07

Granny was a Spook

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

Reviewed: 10-03-14

Would you listen to Restless again? Why?

Yes i might, just to confirm some areas of the plot

What other book might you compare Restless to, and why?

A Gerald Seymour

Have you listened to any of Rosamund Pike’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No not before

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

  • Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419

Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind. He has spent his life investigating crazy events, following fascinating people and unearthing unusual stories. Collected here from various sources (including The Guardian and GQ America) are the best of his adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More please Jon

  • By Matthew on 03-11-12

Not a "Them"

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

Reviewed: 10-03-14

What did you like best about Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries? What did you like least?

Jon Ronson is a great researcher and tells the stories very well. The JK one just adds more fuel to the Saville fire

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Less short stories

Which character – as performed by Jon Ronson – was your favourite?

none in particular

Could you see Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Fry Chronicles

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,936

This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours of delighted listening

  • By Mary on 21-09-10

Fry's non chocolate delight

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

Reviewed: 14-02-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Predominately time well spent some bits did rant on a bit but overall Stephen does well

Would you recommend The Fry Chronicles to your friends? Why or why not?

If you want to follow Fry;s footsteps to adulthood and celeb status then carry on carry on (such FUN, great song as well).
If you want to learn how all the current celebs (Fry's friends and contemporaries) come from predominately just two universities
If you want to be amazed
then just read it

What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

His delivery is great Then he is a national treasure

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls

  • By: Ernest Hemingway
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

In 1937, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight", For Whom the Bell Tolls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For whom the bell tolls

  • By Martin on 17-10-10

Totally engrossing

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

Reviewed: 14-12-13

Would you consider the audio edition of For Whom the Bell Tolls to be better than the print version?

The narration was first class, and totally suited the characters and setting for the novel

Which character – as performed by Campbell Scott – was your favourite?

Robert of course

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Couldn't wait to put it on in the car

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 22 mins
    19 ratings
    Overall 2.9
  • Learn German with Innovative Language's Proven Language System - Level 1: Introduction to German

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  • By: Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by: GermanPod101.com
  • Length: 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 13

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  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy this if you want to learn German

  • By Andy on 08-07-11

Course guidance

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

Reviewed: 09-10-13

What did you like best about Learn German with Innovative Language's Proven Language System - Level 1: Introduction to German? What did you like least?

Seems to be a well structure way of learning. Although i did get bored after 15 mins of explaination

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

N/a

What three words best describe Judith Meyer and Chuck Smith ’s voice?

American, American european,

Do you think Learn German with Innovative Language's Proven Language System - Level 1: Introduction to German needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

yes if you buy the levels