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  • The Persimmon Tree

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 27 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

The Persimmon Tree opens in Indonesia in 1942 on the cusp of Japanese invasion and the evacuation of Batavia (Jakarta) by the Dutch. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. It's an uncertain, dangerous time to be in Indonesia, and Nick's options of getting out are fast dwindling. Amidst the fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, the beautiful daughter of a Dutch acquaintance, and she nicknames him 'Mr Butterfly'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling read

  • By Philippa on 10-09-11

Excellent throughout

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

Another beautifully written and narrated novel. I loved every minute of it. Thank you again.

  • Skinny Dip

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Chaz Perrone has just found a way to make a fortune out of the Florida Everglades, and he's damned if anyone's going to stop him. So when he suspects that his wife, Joey, is going to get in his way, he takes her on an expensive anniversary cruise and pushes her overboard into the night-dark Atlantic. Unfortunately for Chaz, Joey survives the fall and is plucked from the ocean by a former cop, Mick Stranahan. Joey decides to stay dead and screw with Chaz until he screws himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable

  • By Ms. C. T. Bell on 20-07-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

Such a good story, funny with twists and turns. Brilliant narration by Jeff Harding. ,

  • Parting Shot

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Promise Falls Final

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-04-17

Five stars

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

Reviewed: 18-08-17

Excellent book. Well written and well read. Get listening. Thoroughly enjoyed it and was sad when it ended.

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  • Shantaram

  • By: Gregory David Roberts
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 43 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,372

A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN ABSOLUTELY, MAGNIFICENT , MASTERPIECE!!

  • By Bernice on 24-11-16

Excellent book. 42 hours of brilliance.

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

Reviewed: 16-06-17

I was so sad when this book ended. 42 hours of brilliance. Brilliant writing, story and reading.

I loved every bit of it. All emotions, I have laughed and shed a tear and loved all the characters.

The reading by Humphrey was masterful. The accents and characters portrayed were believable and brilliant. Well done. I am going to miss them all. Thank you.

  • The Verdict

  • By: Nick Stone
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Verdict by Nick Stone

  • By Steven on 29-01-14

Gripping story

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

If you could sum up The Verdict in three words, what would they be?

Gripping, action packed

What did you like best about this story?

The link between the two main characters was cleverly done. All the characters had great personalities that I had images of throughout

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

First one, not the last

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Too many to mention

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to reading the next book.

  • Watching You

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357

Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye - and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. Joe is concerned by Marnie's reluctance to talk about the past, but then she discovers a book packed with pictures, interviews with friends, former teachers, old flames and workmates Daniel was preparing for her birthday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First class thriller

  • By Kirstine on 13-09-13

This got me hooked to audible books!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

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

I have already recommended this book to my husband who has also become an audible book fan.

The story is excellent and brilliantly read. I have gone on to buy several more books by Michael Robotham - brilliant.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Watching You?

Sitting on my drive at home unable to stop the car until I got to the end of a chapter!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the whole book from start to finish.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This was a compelling listen. Tense and full of twists. Kept me guessing all the way through.

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