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Antony

invergordon, United Kingdom
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  • The Hunger Games: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,772

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, robotic reading.

  • By Rhiannon on 15-05-12

Loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-12

I wasn't sure what to expect but I loved it, I have listened to over 100 books and would rate this in my top 5!

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,317

My name is Peter Grant, and until January, I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant original story great narrator

  • By valb on 05-08-11

Didn't do it for me....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-11

Didn't really do it for me, certainly an original idea but in my view lacked any real excitement. One of the very few books which I couldn't see to the end. I appreciate that I am in the minority so don't just take my word for it :-)

  • Lean Thinking

  • Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated
  • By: James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones
  • Narrated by: James P. Womack
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Womack and Jones, the authors of The Machine That Changed the World and creators of the "lean enterprise" theory, take leanness to the next step with a focus on what the customer really wants, not what it is possible to get him to accept. This is the management book for the next business generation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lean management

  • By Antony on 30-05-10

Lean management

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-10

This book would certainly benefit from some lean management, it takes four hours to say what could be said in about an hour and a half! If you have any interest in producing an aluminium cola can then you are very fortunate as the author takes about twenty minutes describing the full process...it's painful!

Having said that, I am probably being a little over critical because I was hoping for a strategic overview of the main principles and not a detailed operational step by step description.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Double Cross

  • By: Patrick Woodrow
  • Narrated by: Dave John
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

When Ed Strachan's parents were killed in a horrific car crash 18 years ago, they left their son a miserly inheritance: the memory of a mangled nursery rhyme and a cufflink inscribed with a single set of coordinates. But 18 years later, when a beautiful girl tries to poison Ed and steal the cufflink, he guesses it may have greater significance than he had imagined. Christine Molyneux is just the first of many who will stop at nothing to get hold of it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not The Best

  • By Richard on 15-11-10

Excellent!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-10

I had never heard of this author before so I thought I was taking a bit of a risk with it but I loved every minute of it and having been a member of Audible for the last 18 months I can honestly say it is in my top three - I didn't want this book to end!! The one downside is that it's the only book available by this author so I await any new additions in anticipation.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Not Dead Enough

  • Roy Grace, Book 3
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: David Bauckham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767

Appearances can be deceptive; but the truth is a dangerous thing.... On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful socialite, Katie Bishop. Roy Grace soon starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Dead Enough

  • By Naomi on 06-04-08

Very enjoyable!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-08

I've listened to a lot of books on audible and there's nothing worse than getting a dud!
This is excellent...it's a modern detective story based down in Brighton, I wasn't convinced it would work as it's not exactly New York is it?
How wrong could I be it's probably the best detective story that I've listened to and excellent value for money - You won't be dissappointed.

  • A Prisoner of Birth

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833

Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Danny is an East End Cockney mechanic, Spencer is a West End barrister. When they meet, their lives will never be the same again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Prisoner of Birth (Unabridged

  • By Jean on 15-04-08

I never write reviews!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-08

I have never taken the time to write an online review but this book was fantastic, by far the very best book that I have ever downloaded and I have listened to quite a few. I cannot rate it highly enough and am now at a loss as to what to listen to next as I don't think I'll find something this good for a long tme - download it, you won't be disappointed!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful