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  • Widows

  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Ann Mitchell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

Facing life alone, they turned to crime together. Dolly Rawlins, Linda Perelli and Shirley Miller are left devastated when their husbands are killed in a security van heist that goes disastrously wrong. When Dolly discovers her husband's bank deposit box containing a gun, money and detailed plans for the hijack, she has three options. She could hand over the ledgers to the Detective. She could hand them over to the thugs who want to take over Harry's turf. Or, she and the other widows could finish the job their husbands started....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry had to return

  • By Sarah on 03-08-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 26-02-19

And a bonus that it's beautifully read by Ann Mitchell, the original Doll from the original TV series.

  • The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Series, Book 1

  • By: Robert Ludlum
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 476

He was dragged from the sea, his body riddled with bullets. There are a few clues: a frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the skin of his hip; evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face; strange things he says in his delirium, which could be code words. And a number on the film negative that leads to a bank account in Zurich, four million dollars, and a name for the amnesiac: Jason Bourne. Now he is running for his life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Can't get past the accents

  • By Chris on 10-12-12

Starts well

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

but then the boredom set in. I love the films and was hoping that the book would flesh them out. Unfortunately they have little to no similarity. and the narrator, man, do not get me started. I think he was as bored as me.

  • The Fix

  • A Rick Fuller Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert White
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595

In the winter of 1996, on the orders of the British government, the SAS stole the contents of a safe belonging to the Provisional IRA. Rick Fuller headed that team. Days later Fuller's wife was brutally murdered. Convinced he was betrayed from within, Fuller begins a relentless search for her murderers. Ten years on, Fuller is a Manchester gangland enforcer, a lone and bitter figure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An initial slow burn...

  • By Nel Taran on 23-02-18

Starts well then gets implausible

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

Unlike most of the other reviewers I loved the narration. Slow, sarcastic and dry. Rick Fuller clearly had something better to do than tell his story but it really works. I loved it. Getting towards the end of the book though I struggled to believe how one particular character evolved. Cant say much obviously but seriously? I may give the next in the series a go but will be reading the reviews first

  • Exile

  • Marc Dane, Book 2
  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 524

Move over Jason Bourne, Marc Dane is here.... A vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons. A disgraced Russian general, with access to the real thing. A vengeful Somali warlord, with a cause for which he'd let the world burn. A jaded government agency, without the information to stop him. Only one man sees what's coming. And even he might not be able to prevent it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling Listen / Superb Narration

  • By Rich Banton on 06-12-17

I lost interest...

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

...so much so that I stopped listening part way through as I didn't care what happened to the characters, none of which I warmed to.

Such a shame as Nomad was breathtaking.

I will not be continuing with the franchise

  • Severed

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Panting
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 404

When former soldier Dan Tyler wakes up in a strange room on a bed covered in blood, with no idea how he got there, he thinks he's stepped into someone else's nightmare. But he's wrong. This is reality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listened start to finish non stop...KNACKERED!

  • By Glynn on 27-06-08

A comedy (by accident)

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Ridiculously cliched and poorly researched. It’s as if the book was written by a 12 year old and narrated by someone who should read out the terms and conditions on a local radio advert. The accents were shocking, trying to sound like a hard man doesn’t work. Thankfully the narrator dropped this part way through the first chapter. I had to listen to the end as I couldn’t believe it could get much worse. It did. No likeable characters and a completely unfeasible and ultimately disappointing listen. No more Kernick or Panting for me

  • The Outcasts of Time

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 870

December 1348: With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative, thought-provoking historical fiction

  • By Kirstine on 13-10-17

A great companion to Ian's Time Travellers Guide

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

Reviewed: 25-06-18

A fascinating concept and beautifully executed. I only wish our heroes could have spent a week rather than a day in their new times.

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  • Where Eagles Dare

  • By: Alistair MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-day plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great story, not dealt justice

  • By Mark on 07-09-17

I couldn't finish this.

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

It sounds like it was recorded in a n undere stairs cupboard on a dictaphone

  • We Were Warriors

  • One Soldier's Story of Brutal Combat
  • By: Johnny Mercer
  • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 531

A captain in 29 Commando, Johnny Mercer served in the army for 12 years. On his third tour of Afghanistan, he was a joint fires controller, with the pressurized job of bringing down artillery and air strikes in close proximity to his own troops. Based in an area of Northern Helmand that was riddled with Taliban leaders, he walked into danger with every patrol, determined to protect them. Then, one morning, in brutal close-quarter combat, everything changed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The reality of war..

  • By David MacLean on 26-09-17

An honest, moving and yet uplifting book

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Beautifully written, and read, account of action in Afghanistan and beyond . So honest and deeply moving. I too had "those bastard tears". You need to add this book to your collection. You will not regret it.

  • 4 3 2 1

  • By: Paul Auster
  • Narrated by: Paul Auster
  • Length: 36 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 337

On March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four Fergusons made of the same genetic material, four boys who are the same boy, will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Loves and friendships and intellectual passions contrast.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I honestly tried to get through this.

  • By Andrea Heaton on 11-05-18

Dull beyond measure

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

I gave up twice listening to this before filing it in the bin. An uninspiring story read by a man who was clearly as bored as me

  • Necronomicon

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Collection, but NOT Complete.

  • By Ian on 28-09-15

Beautiful use of the English language...

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

Reviewed: 17-10-17

...at the expense of a good story. Most of this book, and I made it through 14 chapters before giving up, seems to be written with the aid of a thesaurus. Over complicated, too much flourish and not enough depth. I know one of the stories was about aliens but the rest, I know not and care less

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