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  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,966

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Outstanding storyline, characters and narration - a class act

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

Engaging characters brought to life with remarkable insights, top quality storyline that draws you in, added to which one of the best narrations, loved every line and can’t recommend enough.

  • Harry's Game

  • By: Gerald Seymour
  • Narrated by: John O'Mahony
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail is long cold, the killer gone to ground in Belfast, and they must resort to more unorthodox methods to unearth him. Ill prepared and poorly briefed, undercover agent Harry Brown is sent into the heart of enemy territory to infiltrate the terrorists. But when it is a race against the clock, mistakes are made and corners cut. For Harry Brown, alone in a city of strangers, where an intruder is the subject of immediate gossip and rumour, one false move is enough to leave him fatally isolated....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good gripping tale

  • By Andy on 28-07-14

A real classic, as good as the day it was written.

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

Reviewed: 21-02-18

Thrilling and captivating whilst giving a clear insight into a troubled time. The analogy between the varying combatants and their motivations is clever and equally relevant in today’s wider world. Very strong narration.

  • The Killing Zone

  • My Life in the Vietnam War
  • By: Frederick Downs
  • Narrated by: Barry Press
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and though provoking

  • By Dan on 15-07-17

Insightful and though provoking

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

Reviewed: 15-07-17

The narrator takes you into the jungle and some of the scenes leave you chilled. Gripping but also really educates you on what it was like to be there.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Bone Field

  • The heart-stopping new thriller
  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 719

A new twist to a decades old mystery. 1990. A young woman goes missing while backpacking in Thailand. She is never seen again. 2016. Her bones are discovered 6000 miles away in an English field and, within hours, the boyfriend who reported her disappearance all those years ago is dead. So begins a hunt to solve her murder that will take DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd into a dark and terrifying world of corruption and deadly secrets, where murder is commonplace, and nothing and nobody is safe....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By P M Sedgwick on 08-10-17

Non stop high drama, addictive storyline

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

Reviewed: 13-03-17

Really great story, well put together, pacey and compelling. Great narration, looking forward to the follow up.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Hard Way

  • Jack Reacher 10
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414

Late at night in a New York café army-cop-turned-drifter Jack Reacher orders coffee in a cup made of foam, not china, so that he can move on at a moment’s notice.He owns nothing, carries less, has never encountered a female colleague he can’t bed, or a case he can’t solve.But now Reacher is confronted by a situation so disturbing and deceptive that the truth eludes him.Has he painted targets on the good guys’ backs?So Reacher starts over at square one. He sweats the details and works the clues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Reacher

  • By Jacqueline on 13-03-11

Best One so far

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Good story, great pace, enjoyed the book a great deal. I like this series but can be formulaic, enjoyed this one however as much as the first ones. The Hard Way seemed to have real purpose from the outset.

  • All Hell Let Loose

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 32 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

The complete magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. This shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the world - soldiers, sailors and airmen; housewives, farm workers and children. Reflecting Max Hastings' 35 years of research on World War II, All Hell Let Loose describes the course of events but focuses chiefly upon human experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 40 hours long yet still felt too short.

  • By MR on 10-09-16

Truly enlightening, it will change how you see the world

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

Reviewed: 28-09-16

Great pace, top notch narration, moving and humbling. Answered so many questions, an awesome book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Transfer of Power

  • Mitch Rapp Series
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly one hundred hostages are taken. Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent in to take control of the crisis and determines that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Change the narrator

  • By Alan Cram on 27-09-17

A trifle predictable but loved it non the less

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

You know what's coming when Mitch is around but who cares. Exciting And engaging characters and plot, maybe a bit rushed at the end but a satisfying big read (listen).