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  • The Family Frying Pan

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Melissa Eccleston, Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Mrs. Moses is a small woman with a big heart and enormous courage. The only survivor of a Cossack raid on her village, she takes with her a big cast-iron frying pan, so heavy that she can only sling it over her back. Yet this is no ordinary frying pan, it's The Family Frying Pan, blessed with a Russian soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful true story . So sad to come to the end.

  • By Mrs Jill Murray on 21-01-18

Wonderful true story . So sad to come to the end.

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

Reviewed: 21-01-18

Amazing story, brilliant narration.
Bryce Courtenay never disappoints.
I will read this again many times.
So important to have the Russian narration. BRILLIANT

  • White Bones

  • Kate Maguire Book 1 (Unabridged)
  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 302

On an isolated farm in southern Ireland, a decades-old grave houses the dismembered bones of 11 women. Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire of the Irish Gardai is used to bloodshed, but these white bones speak of unimaginable butchery. Not far away, a young American tourist is at the mercy of a sadistic killer. His tools are a boning knife, twine, and a doll fashioned from rags, nails, and fish-hooks. The murder of his victims is secondary only to his pleasure at their pain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but some graphic torture scenes

  • By Kathy on 06-08-13

Not for the faint hearted!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

An excellent read but not for the faint hearted as it is nauseatingly gory at times. Really had me hooked and this is not my usual choice of book.
However, i think the end was a touch inconclusive.
Potentially leaving leeway for a second Kate Maguire novel?

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