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  • The Return of the Dancing Master

  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Herbert Molin, a retired police officer, lives alone in a remote cottage in northern Sweden. Two things seem to consume him; his passion for the tango, and an obsession with the "demons" he believes to be pursuing him. Early one morning shots shatter Molin's window- by the time his body is found it is almost unrecognisable. Stefan Lindman is another off-the-job police officer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply satisfying

  • By Barry on 26-08-12

A Scandinavian tale

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

I think one has to be a greater fan of the current style of Scandinavian crime tales - a well told tale but rather lugubrious tone.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rapid French: Volume 2

  • By: Earworms Learning
  • Narrated by: Marlon Lodge
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

If you like music, and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, Earworms mbt© Rapid French is the course for you. Volume 1 was your survival kit of essential words and phrases to get you by on your trip abroad. Volume 2 will have you talking about yourself, past, present and future, chatting, and even flirting!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • See my review on volume 1

  • By Roger on 16-02-09

Useful aide memoire (no pun intended)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

This is a jolly way to get one's ear back in train before going to France - helps one develop some vocabulary and intonation

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Marie Antoinette

  • By: Antonia Fraser
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
  • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Marie Antoinette's dramatic life-story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still 'la reine mechante', whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to popular suffering epitomised by the (apocryphal) words: 'let them eat cake'. Others are equally passionate in her defence: to them, she is a victim of misogyny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular.

  • By Binky on 17-12-14

A wronged woman?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

This biography charts the life of Marie Antoinette from her noble birth, through marriage and eventual demise. I believe it is a more sympathetic reading of her life than others have given. It has plenty of detail about her life and the life of the court and gives a well rounded impression of this sad queen of France.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The House of Silk

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a ripping yarn

  • By L on 25-02-12

A good Sherlock Holmes tale

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

Although not written by Conan Doyle this has all the twists and turns of a good Sherlock Holmest tale - although the climax has a more 21st century setting than other of Doyle's original texts. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this.