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Jo Addis

Edinburgh
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  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Recently, there had been some strange goings on at Styles St Mary. Evelyn, constant companion to old Mrs Inglethorp, had stormed out of the house muttering something about "a lot of sharks". And with her, something indefinable had gone from the atmosphere. Her presence had spelt security; now the air seemed rife with suspicion and impending evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous audiobook

  • By david llewellyn on 17-08-17

Excellent first case!

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

Reviewed: 28-03-19

Hugh Fraser read this novel expertly. He really brought the book to life and managed to chapter the essence of the actors from the TV series. I shall be seeking out more Poirot novels read by Fraser. Well worth a listen!

  • Obscura

  • By: Joe Hart
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

In the near future, a terrifying new form of dementia is affecting victims of all ages. Dr. Gillian Ryan is on the cutting edge of research and desperately determined to find a cure. She’s already lost her husband to the disease, and now her young daughter is slowly succumbing as well. After losing her funding, she is given the unique opportunity to expand her research. She will travel with a NASA team to a space station where the crew has been stricken with symptoms of a similar inexplicable psychosis—memory loss, trances, and violent, uncontrollable impulses.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just couldn’t finish.

  • By Jo Addis on 23-03-19

Just couldn’t finish.

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

Reviewed: 23-03-19

I tried to like this book, but in the end, I just couldn’t finish it. The pace was slow and the narration, although competent, was a bit monotone with questionable accents. I doubt I’ll be reading any more books by the author.

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  • Forsaken: Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga

  • By: J.D. Barker
  • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

When horror author Thad McAlister began his latest novel, a tale rooted in the witch trials of centuries past, the words flowed effortlessly. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • so scary!

  • By Miss B. L. Donkin on 07-02-17

Unoriginal

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

I decided to listen to this novel because the author has been chosen to write the prequel for Dracula. As a horror fan I was very excited by this. Sadly, this novel does not deliver. The plot is unoriginal and stereotypical. The reading is completely over acted, especially the voice of the witch. When it comes to Clayton Stone, I’m not sure if he’s from the West Country, Ireland or Jamaica! Very annoying.
Not for a seasoned horror fan.

  • 4.50 from Paddington

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

A classic Marple mystery, read by Emilia Fox.For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away.But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses… and no corpse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Audio book

  • By Melissa Wilson on 19-07-18

Couldn't Finish

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

I found the plot of this particular novel very slow and underwhelming. I still love the character though. A swift move on till the next Miss Marple.
Looking at the publication dates, it was 7 years or so between Miss Marple stories. I wonder if AC felt the same way about her own character in this novel as I do...