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  • The Pelican Brief

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

In suburban Georgetown, a killer's Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death. The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief. To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it's political dynamite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this story.

  • By Lorna on 01-04-15

Excellent performance

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

Reviewed: 24-01-19

I have enjoyed The pelican brief for many years. Lorelei King is a exceptional narrator with a lovely and sexy voice (sorry I got carried away) and did a great job but I always preferred George Guidall's version. Both narrators are for me exceptional. I wasn't expecting much from Alexander Adams. In fact to be honest I was biased against him. His accents were great, he seemed to understand each character better and is capable of articulating the text in a more complex and human way. He is a very talented narrator and I look forward to hearing more of his work.

  • Squirrel Pie (and Other Stories)

  • Adventures in Food Across the Globe
  • By: Elisabeth Luard
  • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Elisabeth Luard, one of the food world's most entertaining and evocative writers, has travelled extensively throughout her life, meeting fascinating people, observing different cultures and uncovering extraordinary ingredients in unusual places. In this enchanting food memoir, she shares tales and dishes gathered from her global ramblings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Perfect food travel book

  • By Kindle Customer on 14-01-18

A Perfect food travel book

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

Reviewed: 14-01-18

Would you listen to Squirrel Pie (and Other Stories) again? Why?

Yes. I love talking, listening, watching and reading about food and food travel. Sharing food and recipes around the globe is clearly important to her and all those she meets. I enjoyed listening to Elisabeth Luard's eating experiences around the globe and will definitely listen to it again.

Who was your favorite character and why?

For me it was the food that was the star. I wanted to try so many different dishes after I listened to this book.

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

I have never listened to her before but I felt she narrated the book perfectly.

Any additional comments?

When I searched audible for "food" I got 765 hits. Surprisingly, most of them were the self help type of "you're fat and not good enough let me guilt you into following my diet commands" and not about the pleasure of food or food travel. this was a welcome exception. I would like to hear much more food travel and much less of the other sort.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 20 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,280
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,505
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,468

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twists, turns and shocks!

  • By Simon on 18-12-15

Run out of steam

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

Reviewed: 20-02-16

I liked half blood prince but not as much as books 1 to 5. It just didn't keep me interested and I admit to fast forwarding chapters. Fry does a great job narrating and I love the Potter series so I would recommend it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Clear and Present Danger

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 30 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Colombian drug lords, bored with Uncle Sam's hectoring, assassinate the head of the FBI. The message is clear: Bug off! At what point do these druggies threaten national security? When can a nation act against its enemies? These are questions Jack Ryan must answer because someone has quietly stepped over the line.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For me better than the film

  • By Sarah on 15-01-11

30 Hours of droning

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-11

Having seen the film I was keen to listen to this audiobook. I suspect the story would be good but I only managed around 40 minutes listening to the irritating narration. The narrator, Michael Prichard has a tendency to pause often and for too long. It sounds like he can't be bothered and simply drones on for 30 hours. I wonder if a different narrator could have cut the length down to under 20 hours. I had hoped to get all of the Tom Clancy unabridged audiobooks but I couldn't stand it if they are all read by Prichard.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states, and over 2,000 miles. It stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south. It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world. (Compare this with the Pennine Way, which is a mere 250 miles long.) It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author Narration

  • By John Bates on 14-07-10

Stop the DIY

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-10

For some reason publishers of Audiobooks seem to think that a book is best narrated by it's author. On a rare occasion the author manages to make it work. But mostly authors are not actors, have not been trained in acting or have a great talent for narration. I love Bill Bryson's books but do not rate his narration skills highly. Somebody should make it clear to these publishers that while such a decision may look good on paper they could do a lot better and make the audiobook worth paying for.

1 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Round Ireland with a Fridge

  • By: Tony Hawks
  • Narrated by: Tony Hawks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Have you ever made a drunken bet? Worse, still, have you ever tried to win one? In attempting to hitchhike round Ireland with a fridge, Tony Hawks did both, and his foolhardiness led him to one of the best experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty travelling companion-cum-domestic appliance, he found himself in the midst of a remarkable adventure, at times emotional, at times inspirational, but more often than not, downright silly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning but beware

  • By Paul on 12-04-06

Great but too short

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-09

I really enjoyed it but I only wish Audible would bring out the unabridged version.

  • The Glory Boys

  • By: Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

They are called 'The Glory Boys', by those who regard their exploits with envy. Bob is one of them. Already a survivor of the close action in the English Channel & North Sea, in January of 1943 he is ordered to the Mediterranean & beleaguered Malta.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good, but over priced.

  • By Steve on 20-12-09

The best author of sea novels

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-09

I love Douglas Reeman books as well as his pseudonynm Alexander Kent. If you like sea novels about the sea then you probably already know about Reeman. Under the name Reeman it is mostly about WWII whereas Kent is about Richard Bolitho's war with the French in the 1700-1800s. They are all great and I would very much recommend them

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Domes of Fire

  • The Tamuli, Book 1
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Six years had passed since the redoubtable knight Sparhawk had triumphed over the evil God Azash and returned to Elenia with Queen Ehlana, his bride. And now a new danger had arisen to threaten the peace of Ehlana's realm. The trouble had started quietly. At home, bandits began to plague the hill country. In neighboring Lamorkand, the customary political unrest turned ominous with whispers that the bloody heroes of old soon would rise again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pronunciations changed on purpose?

  • By Luke on 25-09-17

What's in a name

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-09

I was so glad that Audible got another series of David Eddings work. These are great. The narrator reads it very well. My only problem is that he has changed the pronunciation of many of the names. Having read all the books several times as well as listening to the previous Sparhawk audiobooks I felt I was settled with all the character and place names. I think this narrator listened to the previous audiobooks and decided to change the names for a laugh. It's a little distracting/annoying but I guess I will have to live with it. If you liked the other David Eddings Series you will appreciate this.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Sharpe's Waterloo

  • Sharpe, Book 18
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

June 1815, and as Europe heads towards one of the most decisive battles in history, Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Sharpe finds himself on the personal staff of the Young Frog, Frederick, Prince of Orange, who has been given command of a large proportion of the Allied Forces. Frederick refuses to listen to Sharpe's scouting reports of an enormous French army marching towards Brussels with the lately returned Emperor Napoleon at its head - until it is nearly too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Sharpe

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-04-09

Best Sharpe

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-09

I have both read and heard most of the Sharpe series and Waterloo is my favourite. William Gaminara reads this very well and I now associate his voice with Bernard Cornwell books. Bernard Cornwell brings so many historical battles to life that so many have failed to do.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Town Like Alice

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other European women and children whom the Japanese force to march for miles through the jungle. While on the march, the group run into some Australian prisoners, one of whom, Joe Harman, helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished by the Japanese as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Book Well Read

  • By Kindle Customer on 31-03-09

A Great Book Well Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-09

Despite this audiobook being produced decades ago Robin Bailey reads it so well that it is timeless. I can't wait to hear more of Nevil Shute titles.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful