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Sue C

Bedford, UK
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  • The Killing

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 550

Sarah Lund is looking forward to her last day as a detective with the Copenhagen Police department before moving to Sweden. But everything changes when nineteen-year-old student, Nanna Birk Larsen, is found raped and brutally murdered in the woods outside the city. Lund’s plans to relocate are put on hold as she leads the investigation, along with fellow detective Jan Meyer. While Nanna’s family struggles to cope with their loss, local politician Troels Hartmann is in the middle of an election campaign to become the new mayor of Copenhagen....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • RIVETING TALE...

  • By Christina on 05-07-12

Good start but too much of the same

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

Reviewed: 14-12-15

I never watched the TV series, which all my friends raved about, so thought I would try the audio book. I really enjoyed the story at the start, interesting plot and characters. However as the story progressed I found myself getting more and more irritated with the constant plot twists, and by the end had completely lost patience with it. I only kept going because I wanted to find out what had happened. The narrator is good, but as others have said, I felt that the English regional accents just didn't fit with the names of the characters. Don't think I'll be listening to the sequel.

  • The Talented Mr Ripley

  • By: Patricia Highsmith
  • Narrated by: David Menkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Tom Ripley is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors and the law when an unexpected acquaintance offers him the chance to start over. Ripley wants money, success, and the good life and he's willing to kill for it. When his newfound happiness is threatened, his response is as swift as it is shocking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A real page turner

  • By darren on 12-02-15

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 22-07-15

Enjoyed the story but do have some mixed feelings as I struggled to empathise with Mr Ripley most of the time, but I suppose that's the whole point of the book.
The narration is excellent and really made the story come alive.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Foxglove Summer

  • Rivers of London, Book 5
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,768
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,511

In the fifth of his best-selling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can take a city wizard to the country but...

  • By Sarah on 17-11-14

Can't wait for the next one

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

Reviewed: 21-04-15

I got the first book in this series in the sale last summer and had no idea what to expect. I was instantly hooked. I have now listened to all 5 books and have loved every minute. Like other reviewers I find Kobna Holdbrook-Smith's narration really adds to my enjoyment. Can't wait for the next one.