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  • Learn Finnish - Word Power 101

  • Absolute Beginner Finnish #1
  • By: Innovative Language Learning LLC
  • Narrated by: FinnishPod101.com
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

This audiobook is a completely new way to learn Finnish vocabulary fast! Start speaking Finnish in minutes with the powerful learning methods you will master in this book. The vocabulary words you'll find in Learn Finnish - Word Power 101 were hand selected by our Finnish language teachers as the top 101 most frequently used words in the Finnish language. Hear the word to master the pronunciation.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Close to useless

  • By Biker on 02-10-18

Close to useless

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

Finnish is a very difficult language with almost no cross over words from other European languages. I speak some Finnish but this was utterly crap. I have a habit of drinking tea in the evening or the most important god for ancient Finns are just 2 phrases I picked at random. Don't waste your money on this. WordDive app is massively more useful. I genuinely have no idea what the producers were thinking of. How often would you say as a tourist he has a beautiful mind? Niin paskaa. Roskaa.

  • Learn Finnish: A Complete Phrase Compilation for Traveling to Finland

  • By: Innovative Language Learning LLC
  • Narrated by: FinnishPod101.com
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    0 out of 5 stars 0

Do you want to learn Finnish the fast, fun and easy way? And do you want to travel to Finland and get around like a pro? Then this is the audiobook for you. Learn Finnish: A Complete Phrase Compilation for Traveling to Finland is designed for absolute beginner learners and travelers. You learn the must-know travel phrases, survival phrases, vocab, and cultural insights to make your trip to Finland a breeze. All were hand-picked by our team of Finnish teachers and experts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good. Finnish is fiendish

  • By Biker on 29-07-18

Good. Finnish is fiendish

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-18

So far, so good but I spoke Finnish fluently as a child. So I am not sure this is for a complete novice. I struggle terribly with Finnish grammar but my aim is to be able to understand and be understood and this seems to do the trick.

  • Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks

  • By: Christopher Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die, and is that form capable of communicating with the world of the living? “Aye, right…” was journalist Jack Parlabane’s stance on the matter. But this was before he found himself in the compromising position of being not only dead himself but dead with an exclusive still to file. One thing he knows for certain: death is not the end - it’s the ultimate undercover assignment.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit too cynical even by Brookmyre's standards

  • By David on 08-03-16

A fitting ending to Jack

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I enjoyed this book. The end was twistier than other Brookmyres. Angry atheist plot line. Last few chapters were good. The denouement was a bit far fetched, on reflection, but I was carried along by it. A good listen.

  • I'll Keep You Safe

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Anna Murray, Peter Forbes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 854

Husband and wife Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own Ranish Tweed: a Hebridean company that weaves its own special variety of Harris cloth, which has become a sought-after brand in the world of high fashion. But when Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair with Russian designer Irina Vetrov, then witnesses the pair killed by a car bomb in Paris, her life is left in ruins. Along with her husband's remains, she returns home to the Isle of Lewis bereft.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Michael D Hewitt on 28-01-18

A good listen but the ending left me cold.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

I enjoy this author but found this story less engaging than usual. The ending left me flat. It seemed contrived and not credible.

  • Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem

  • By: Tim Shipman
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 29 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

By the best-selling author of All Out War, shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2017. The unmissable account of politics covering Theresa May's time as PM through to the end of the election campaign. Stuffed to the brim with revelation and explanation of political debates and arguments and a superb follow-up to All Out War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, spoiled by dreadful performance

  • By J. B. Mitchell on 07-02-18

Fascinating and even handed first draft of history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

How we got into the position we are in now. It is really useful to read what is a very contemporary history. No one comes out of it very well. It throws into sharp relief the fundamental inadequacies of our entire political class but without gratuitous cruelty. It seems the conclusion the book draws is we have some very ordinary humans attempting to fulfil the extraordinary task of extracting the UK from the EU. And failing.

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  • Dying Light

  • Logan McRae, Book 2
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

The number one best-selling detective series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride continues in this second crime thriller. It's summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying.... It's summertime in the Granite City: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying.... It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks - the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan McRae, it's a bad start to another bad day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once you start you cannot stop

  • By Freddietheone on 09-07-17

Bit too gruesome for my taste

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-17

An involving listen. However some of the descriptions of violence were pretty stomach turning. Personally I'd have enjoyed the book more without the really graphic violence. It does show the skill of the narrator and writer that I hit the mute button when listening and eating.

  • The Last Day of Christmas

  • By: Chris Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Kate Brracken
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Civil servant Kendra has spent her whole life struggling against the Etonian powers-that-be. So when she realises her boss is up to no good, she turns whistle-blower, calling a journalist who is looking for a way to fight back himself. Jack Parlabane is a hack who will go to desperate lengths for a good story. Reduced to peddling PR puff pieces, he is delighted when Kendra's information threatens to blow up a national corruption case. But Parlabane soon realises this story might prove dangerous to both of them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, awful performance

  • By Sadiebelle on 05-11-17

Usual high standard from Brookmyre

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Good but more of a novella than a book. It's a good and well paced story. You meet Buzzkill. But I feel a touch sold short!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Furthest Station

  • A PC Peter Grant Novella
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512

There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line, and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call. It's PC Peter Grant's specialty.... Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow-up interviews rather difficult. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but

  • By Jeffrey Slater on 06-10-17

You know what you're going to get

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-17

The usual set up of the likeable PC Peter Grant, the urbane DCI Nightingale and weird Molly. Pleasantly supernatural. I very much enjoyed it. Narrator excellent. Veers from English RP to West African seamlessly. Likeable voice for a likeable character.

  • Munich

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890

Set over four days against the backdrop of the Munich Conference of September 1938, Munich follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office - and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. They have not been in contact for more than a decade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • excellent, shame a key passage was missing!

  • By Toast Cartoons on 02-10-17

The usual high standard from Robert Harris

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-17

Exciting despite the fact that you know the Munich Agreement would come to pass. Not really a big plot spoiler. Neville Chamberlain is sympathetically portrayed as agonising with real politic having to deal with Nazi Germany. As ever Harris gets huge geopolitical events and personalises it to that of a bystander, in it but uninfluential. Really enjoyable.

  • Whisky from Small Glasses

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,254

DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town, as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling Scottish crime novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great first novel.

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-10-16

Enjoyable police thriller. 15 words required so he

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-09-17

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