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R J Moore

Dorset in England
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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,542
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,530

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jazzed Up Sci-Fi Crime Caper

  • By Simon on 15-11-17

such a disappointment

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

Reviewed: 17-03-19

The story is lost in the really unnecessary technical description. The author is so busy ensuring that the technical detail is possible and accurate that the art of telling a good story is lost.

  • Lion of Macedon

  • Greek Series, Book 1
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 118

His name is Parmenion. Despised by Spartans and Macedonians alike, he must fight for his place in the world. Yet he will survive. Dark forces have marked out his destiny as the most fearsome warlord Greece has ever known. For he will become the Lion of Macedon - and will reshape the glory of Greece before he faces the wrath of hell....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By P on 23-02-18

Know Your History?

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

Reviewed: 14-02-19

If you know your history, you will quickly realise where the author is headed with this plot, based around actual recorded events. However, Davids' skilled story telling makes all his books a joy to read.
Skilled narration compliments the storyline making this a must for all Gemmel fans.

  • The Stone Circle

  • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Book 11
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586

DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters telling him to 'go to the stone circle and rescue the innocent who is buried there'. He is shaken, not only because children are very much on his mind, with Michelle's baby due to be born, but because although the letters are anonymous, they are somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic as usual

  • By M BeeH on 12-02-19

Has Elly lost the pace?

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

Reviewed: 14-02-19

Given the brilliant pace and passion of book 10 in this series, climaxing with the armed stand-off at DCI Nelsons home, I was doubtful that book 11 would be able to sustain the readers desire to read more & more. However, while not moving as rapidly, this story manages to draw you in straight away. The tale uses the characters complex relationships as it's storyline more than the murderous plot.
This series is brilliantly read yet again and I'm pleased to see that the book is narrated by the same person.
My only chriticism is the use of sound effects used for telephone calls. This makes it difficult for those like me who have a hearing problem. Do we really need this? Save the effects for those who choose Dramatisations & Graphicaudio.
Waiting for the next instalment.

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  • Exorcising Hitler

  • The Occupation and Denazification of Germany
  • By: Frederick Taylor
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

In Exorcising Hitler, Frederick Taylor tells the story of Germany's year zero and what came after. Despite almost total destruction, a combination of conservatism, enterprise and pragmatism in relation to former Nazis enabled the economic miracle of the 1950s. And we see how it was only when the '60s generation (the children of the Nazi era) began to question their parents with increasing violence that Germany began to awake from its sleep cure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A forgotten period

  • By Ian1956 on 17-02-12

From War To Democracey

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

If you could sum up Exorcising Hitler in three words, what would they be?


an informative read

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

No. too much to digest in one go.

Any additional comments?

This aspect of the story of the war is seldom presented to readers, but this is a very well written, researched & presented account.

  • Six Days of War

  • June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
  • By: Michael B. Oren
  • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating acoount of the politics of a war

  • By Mark on 25-04-12

Who Dares, Wins.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

Would you listen to Six Days of War again? Why?

Yes because there is so much information to absorb.

Any additional comments?

Having known the basic events of this war, this book brilliantly explains the background, reasoning and actions of all parties involved. Understanding the events of the 6 day war has allowed me to make a little sense of the situation since the war.

  • Born Survivors

  • By: Wendy Holden
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 123

Among millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel and Anka each passed through its infamous gates with a secret. Strangers to each other, they were newly pregnant and facing an uncertain fate without their husbands. Alone, scared and with so many loved ones already lost to the Nazis, these young women were privately determined to hold on to all they had left: their lives and those of their unborn babies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly incredible story

  • By Mrs J M Blanc on 25-11-15

The Unbelievable Truth

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

Reviewed: 13-05-17

Any additional comments?

This is an unbelievable Truth which graphically details the depths of Evil yet manages to convey the strength of the maternal love which could not be surppressed.

  • The Breakdown

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 759

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods and the woman who was killed. Since then she's been forgetting everything: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn't have a baby.... What she can't forget is the woman she might have saved, the terrible nagging guilt, the silent calls she's receiving and the feeling that someone's watching her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed it

  • By dianaB on 30-01-17

An Excellent rainy day read

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

Reviewed: 13-05-17

What did you like best about this story?

it's fresh angle. The Author sees a perspective that most don't.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

This is the second book from this author, that I have read, the other being Behind Closed Doors, and both have been excellent!
Eagerly awaiting more of the same please!

  • Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Max Hastings, Nigel Harrington
  • Length: 28 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

The Amazon History Book of the Year 2013 is a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war. Nineteen fourteen was a year of unparalleled change. The year that diplomacy failed, imperial Europe was thrown into its first modernised warfare and white-gloved soldiers rode in their masses across pastoral landscapes into the blaze of machine guns. What followed were the costliest days of the entire war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Tommy on 08-04-17

A comprehensive review

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

If you could sum up Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 in three words, what would they be?

authoritive, comprehensive & readible

Any additional comments?

A really in-depth look at the build up to War and the consequences thereafter. Refreshing to read this even handed review from all perspectives.
The best book I've read on the subject of the break-out of The Great War.

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  • Single Woman Seeks Revenge

  • By: Tracy Bloom
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Suzie Miller, a disillusioned agony aunt, can't believe she's been dumped from a great height yet again (this time by text!). So she decides the time is right to make every one of her exes feel the pain she felt when they carelessly cast her aside. Her methods are unusual but humiliation on a grand scale is no less than they deserve. And then she starts giving the same advice to her readers….

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • so so so bad.

  • By Alexandra Jones on 12-10-15

Don't Mess With Suzie!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would. Tracey writes such enjoyable, feel good books.

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

Yes. Stayed awake well into the early hours to hear the end.

Any additional comments?

Another great title. Keep them coming Tracey.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday

  • By: Tracy Bloom
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Childhood sweethearts Matthew and Katy agree they must never see each other again after they end up in bed together following a school re-union. So all is forgotten... until eight months later when a shock meeting at an antenatal class forces them to confront the fact that Matthew could be the father of Katy's baby…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and such a good storyline

  • By Bdurrans on 29-05-18

Chic Lit that is for everyone

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

What did you like most about No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday?

The humour

Any additional comments?

Tracey Bloom takes a view of relationships which is not only different from the norm, but which is written with a natural flow, with great humour and a connection with the reader that rings so true!
Made my wife and I laugh out loud. More of the same please.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful