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  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo Series, Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,263
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,042
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,045

Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Dear!

  • By mollyeyre on 05-09-15

very disappointing.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-16

this book was eagerly awaited but was very disappointing. the narration was very irritating with a frustrating slow pace and over pronouncing of almost every word. was continuously thinking get on with it. I wish I had a pound for every time the word suddenly was used or the phrase as yet.
the story didn't help matters. boring and ponderous.

  • Dead Men and Broken Hearts

  • A Lennox Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Craig Russell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

It’s November 1956. The world is in turmoil, the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Uprising boiling away in the background. Lennox, though, has more immediate concerns, like getting his personal life and his business back on track. In a bid to stay out of trouble, he’s looking for more legitimate cases. Anything’s better than working for the Three Kings, the crime bosses who run Glasgow’s underworld. When a woman comes into his office and hires him

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great story

  • By G.Russell on 23-12-12

Another brilliant narration by Sean Barrett

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

Reviewed: 28-02-16

What made the experience of listening to Dead Men and Broken Hearts the most enjoyable?

I have just listened to all four of the Lennox books by Craig Russell. By the end of Dead Men and Broken hearts I was living in the murky world inhabited by Lennox, the unconventional enquiry agent with a heart of gold. The world of the 3 Kings and Twinkle-Toes McBride was wonderfully brought to life by Sean Barrett enabling me to get right inside the characters. His accents were spot on and the way he builds the suspense is spell binding.
I have listened to all the thrillers narrated by Sean and they are all top class but this series of books is by far his best work. Craig Russell's character building is fantastic and the pace of the story, helped by Sean's performance, make this series a compelling read.
I can't wait until the next episode.

What other book might you compare Dead Men and Broken Hearts to, and why?

The first three books in the series are also brilliant

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

All his narrations are of the highest quality

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

The developing relationship between Lennox and Twinkle-Toes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stalkers

  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

Time's up. You're Next. "All he had to do was name the woman he wanted. It was that easy. They would do all the hard work. "Detective Sergeant Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg is investigating the disappearance of 38 different women. Each one was happy and successful until they vanished without a trace. Desperate to find her missing sister, Lauren Wraxford seeks out Heck's help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Cliffhanger to the end...

  • By wixey on 24-08-13

Predictable story and dreary narration.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

The basic problem with this book was that its plot needed you to suspend logical thinking to make the story work. The characters were all stereo-types. I think if you were new to crime fiction this book could put you off for good.

Has Stalkers put you off other books in this genre?

There are some great books available on audible in this genre but unfortunately this isn't one of them.

How could the performance have been better?

Yes much better. If you compare it to a Sean Barrett narration you will quickly see why it didn't measure up.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

not that I can think of

5 of 7 people found this review helpful