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Asif Baakza

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  • Lucifer's Hammer

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 457

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best-of genre

  • By Tara on 24-12-12

Unexpectedly exciting and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

My first contact with the authors. Good plot, unexpected and entertaining. Will definitely read/listen to them again in the future

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  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another classic Lee Child story

  • By Asif Baakza on 07-07-18

Another classic Lee Child story

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

One of my favourite characters. Always comes through on the side of right. Excellent reading

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  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci lives up to his reputation

  • By Asif Baakza on 27-06-18

Baldacci lives up to his reputation

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

Reviewed: 27-06-18

Good story, excellent narration. Too many exclamation points seems to be my only quibble if I am picky

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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story. True to form

  • By Asif Baakza on 11-06-18

Excellent Story. True to form

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

As always, he does not disappoint. Good story, strong muscle - bound and brainy heroes, loyal to the American ideals.

  • Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Full Cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,126

John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The ABC Murders: A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer. After the Funeral: A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder. Death on the Nile: Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place. Peril at End House: Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat and a bullet. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as David Suchet is on the TV

  • By David T-Rex on 22-11-14

Disappointed with John Moffat as Poirot

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

Reviewed: 16-05-18

Good cast, fantastic stories. John Moffat disappoints as Hercule Poirot. Voice does not match character

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 723

Law students Mark, Todd and Zola wanted to change the world - to make it a better place. But these days these three disillusioned friends spend a lot of time hanging out in The Rooster Bar, the place where Todd serves drinks. As third-year students, they realise they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to Mr Grisham's usual compelling level.

  • By Darren Kelly on 11-11-17

not up to John Grisham 's usual high standard

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Story dragged. Difficult to believe the characters' naivety. Was disappointed, which is a first for me with John Grisham

  • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 1

  • Three classic full-cast dramatisations
  • By: Dorothy L Sayers
  • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

Whose Body? first introduced Lord Peter to the world and begins with a corpse in the bath of a London flat. Clouds of Witness finds Wimsey investigating murder close to home, and in Unnatural Death he investigates the suspicious demise of an elderly woman. First broadcast on BBC radio in the 1970s and presented here in their entirety, these full-cast adaptations are admired by fans of the genre worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I got totally immersed!

  • By caroline armstrong on 04-12-17

Seems dated, but I loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

One of my favourite authors. Good enactment, could be much better. Ian Carmichael is excellent

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  • John le Carré Value Collection

  • Tailor of Panama, Our Game, and Night Manager
  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: John le Carré
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Night Manager: Enter the new world of post-Cold War espionage. Penetrate the secret world of ruthless arms dealers and drug smugglers who have risen to unthinkable power and wealth. Our Game: With the Cold War fought and won, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England and a new life with his alluring young mistress, Emma.... Tailor of Panama: Le Carre's Panama is a Casablanca without heroes, a hotbed of drugs, laundered money and corruption. It is also the country which on December 31, 1999, will gain full control of the Panama Canal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John le Carré is an excellent narrator

  • By Fabian von Stechow on 30-11-14

John le Carre is a master of his art

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

Reviewed: 23-04-18

Not only does he write superbly but his talents as a narrator are not to be sneezed at. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to these three stories.

  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,837
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,837

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher's Fine Lines

  • By Simon on 07-11-17

Superb as always

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Lee Child does not disappoint with the story. Jeff Harding sounds exactly as I have imagined Jack Reacher to be

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,249

The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness. Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Story That Makes Salander a Sideshow

  • By Simon on 10-09-17

Good story, disappointing narration

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

I was excited to listen to this book, having read and enjoyed all the previous stories. The story is good but the narration destroys any magic. Great shame. Was looking forward to hearing this