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County Cork, Ireland
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  • The She-Wolf

  • The Accursed Kings, Book 5
  • By: Maurice Druon
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England’s Queen. Having been imprisoned by Edward as leader of the rebellious English barons, Roger Mortimer escapes to France, where he joins the war against the English Aquitaine. But it is his love affair with Isabella, the ‘She-Wolf of France’, who has come seemingly to negotiate a treaty of peace that seals his fate…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration

  • By POS on 21-03-19

Great Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-19

Peter Joyce did a great job of bringing all of the characters in the novel to life.

  • The Cry

  • By: Helen Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world. Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other. Finally Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a dark thriller on any level -disappointing

  • By L. russell on 27-03-14

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 27-10-18

Lucy Paterson did a great job with using Australian and Scottish accents to bring the characters to life.

  • Death on the Nile

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 356

The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything...until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: "I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger." Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, let down by narration

  • By Tab on 22-05-18

Great Listen.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-18

David Suchet did a great job of bringing each of the characters to life well.

  • The Strangled Queen

  • The Accursed Kings 2
  • By: Maurice Druon
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

With King Philip IV dead, and the Kingdom left in disarray, as the fatal curse of the Templars plagues the royal house of France.Imprisoned in Chateau Gaillard, Marguerite of Burgundy has fallen into disgrace. Her infidelity has left her estranged husband, Louis X King of France, with neither heir nor wife.The web of scandal, murder and intrigue that once wove itself around the Iron King continues to afflict his descendants, as the destruction of his dynasty continues at the hands of fate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Factual and entertaining

  • By Rebecca on 07-07-14

Great Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-18

Peter Joyce has done a great job of bringing all of the book characters to life.

  • Hallowe’en Party

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

A classic Christie mystery. Read by Hugh Fraser who plays Hugh Fraser in the popular TV series. At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce – a hostile thirteen-year-old – boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the ‘evil presence’. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good who-done-it

  • By Selene on 08-04-13

Good Listen.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-18

Hugh Fraser brings all of Agatha Christie's characters to life very well. Very well indeed.

  • Thirteen Reasons Why

  • By: Jay Asher
  • Narrated by: Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Poppy on 22-01-17

Good Narration.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-18

Each of the narrators did a good job of bringing this novel to life. Well done.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Natsume on 15-12-15

Good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-18

Enjoyed listening to novel. David Suchet as always brought Poirot to life very well indeed like he always does.

  • The Man in the High Castle

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 869

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you've seen the Amazon version, read this also

  • By Mark Brandon on 20-03-16

Great Narration.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-18

Jeff Cummings did a great job of narrating the novels and bringing each character to life.

  • Apple Tree Yard

  • By: Louise Doughty
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,050
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,043

Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home and a good marriage. But when she meets a stranger she is drawn into a passionate affair. Keeping the two halves of her life separate seems easy at first. But she can’t control what happens next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Recommendation!

  • By Mrs. Helen M. Herbert on 09-02-14

Great Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-17

Juliet Stevenson did a very good job of narrating the book. Very well done indeed.

  • The Snowman: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 7

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100

A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's favourite scarf – wrapped around the neck of a snowman. As Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears it seems that Harry's worst suspicions are confirmed: for the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nailbiting from start to finish

  • By Wilma on 06-12-10

Great Narration.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-17

Sean Barrett bought all of the characters to life very well. Want to listen to more books narrated by him.