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  • End of Watch

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914

End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis, Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer. Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain-injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By shirley dempsey on 19-11-16

Excellent conclusion to a great trilogy.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Great confusion to a great trilogy. Well read by Will Parton. Makes me want to revisit Stephen King's back catalogue. R ed minds me of The Dead Zone.

  • World War Z

  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned gory fun

  • By monkey-puzzle on 21-11-12

Excellent book. Better than the film!

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

Reviewed: 20-09-16

Fascinating G historical perspective, with interesting world wide witness stories and analysis of how to defeat the plague.

  • Damage

  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Michael Nielson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Jeff Hinkley, undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, is looking into the shady activities of a racehorse trainer. But as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place – the administration of illegal drugs to his horses? Days later, many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Felix delivers in the classic style if his father.

  • By R. Plumtree on 28-04-15

Felix delivers in the classic style if his father.

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

Reviewed: 28-04-15

A very enjoyable listen, bringing back memories of Dick Francis at his prime. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • The Bootlegger

  • An Isaac Bell Adventure
  • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs - and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing.

  • By Glen on 11-01-15

Entertaining period drama from a master novelist

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Would you listen to The Bootlegger again? Why?

Yes, I was entertained by the style of story telling, the attention to detail for the period and the scenes of action and adventure.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bootlegger?

Detailed descriptions of the period styles and behaviors i n New York, Chicago, Detroit and Miami

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favourite?

Isaac Bell - The Lead Detective

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The detailed portrayal of life in the prohibition era.