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Newcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom
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  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,464

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By MrsFiddleback on 29-05-09

complex

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-11

after around 4 attempts with this audio I finally got to the end. Very confusing with the foreign names places etc and one of the main character's does amazingly well for herself considering her start in life. Was never gripped by this book but it's ok.

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  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
  • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall ever since. From the hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the wonderful woman in white

  • By sjtroddy on 20-11-10

so long and drawn out

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-11

very well done, but sooo long and drawn out. Turns out to be quite a simple story but twenty words are used when only a couple are needed. I guess it's the old English language. Took me several attempts to get to the end but it's ok.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Georgia

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

When nine-year-old orphan Georgia James is unexpectedly fostered by the kindly Celia and her bank manager husband, she can hardly believe her luck. But then - on her 15th birthday - she suffers the cruellest betrayal of all at the hands of her foster father and is forced to run away, leaving everything she loves behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful listen..

  • By jane joensen on 23-07-14

excellent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-11

having read Lesley Pearce books before they do become a little predictable but still enjoyed this book and her description of characters brings them alive. well worth listening to.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful