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  • Kill the Father

  • By: Sandrone Dazieri
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, the police unit assigned to the case sees an easy solution: they arrest the woman's husband and await his confession. But the Chief of Rome's Major Crimes unit doubts things are so simple. Secretly, he lures to the case two of Italy's top analytical minds: Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli, a fierce, warrior-like detective still reeling from having survived a bloody catastrophe, and Dante Torre, a man who spent his childhood trapped inside a concrete silo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By mrs.d on 28-12-17

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 21-07-18

I chose this book because I like to get VFM. Story had many twists and turns and was told very well. The only criticism is that at times I struggled to follow the story because of the number of characters/names etc. That may be my bad. I have downloaded the sequel and I am looking forward to that. Well worth the purchase.

  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,982
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,982

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher's Fine Lines

  • By Simon on 07-11-17

Disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 23-11-17

Probably the poorest yet. I found hard work in places and it just fizzled out

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Swallow The Happy Pill

  • Secrets To True Happiness
  • By: Craig Beck
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

"I just want to be happy," a simple goal expressed as though it were the very least we could expect of life. Some phrase it differently, and some attach requirement or specifics to the statement by pre-deciding how happiness must be packaged. Nonetheless it sounds so reasonable an expectation and yet for some reason so many people spend an entire lifetime unable to reach or even discover the first step on the path to this universal desire. Many believe that this illusive state would be possible if they could only win the lottery, inherit great wealth....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight into being Happy

  • By Mahendra on 03-04-13

Excellant Book

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

Reviewed: 03-11-14

If you could sum up Swallow The Happy Pill in three words, what would they be?

Easy to follow

What was one of the most memorable moments of Swallow The Happy Pill?

Finishing the book and feeling inspired

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

As good as

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

No too long. Good for in car listening though

Any additional comments?

Great listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Drinking

  • A Love Story
  • By: Caroline Knapp
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor", a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good listen

  • By john on 03-05-15

Not what I had expected

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

Reviewed: 03-11-14

What did you like best about Drinking? What did you like least?

I bought this on the back of other self help audio books (Craig Beck). I was hoping that this would be similar. It wasn't. My fault for not doing my research. Whilst I could empathise with the author's experiences, I feel the story could have ben told in half the time. I found a lot of it repetitive.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Empathy with the author's experiences.... very repetitive

Did Gabra Zackman do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Not really.

Was Drinking worth the listening time?

No, it was too long

Any additional comments?

It's worth a listen as a story but not self help.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful