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J Smith

London, England United Kingdom
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  • The Baltimore Boys

  • By: Joël Dicker, Alison Anderson - translator
  • Narrated by: Robert Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Fresh from the staggering success of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his third novel. A chance encounter in Florida throws him some inspiration from a surprising source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally successful singer and Marcus' first love. All at once memories of his childhood come flooding back. Memories of a family torn apart by tragedy and a once glorious legacy reduced to shame and ruin.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dire!

  • By M A Bristow on 22-04-18

If you Like Harry Quebert...don't buy this!!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

I am several hours in to this book and I still don't know what the point of this book is. the narrator is excellent but the story is rambling and so far seemingly disjointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Stop Me Now

  • 26.2 Tales of a Runner's Obsession
  • By: Vassos Alexander
  • Narrated by: Vassos Alexander
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487

Funny, inspiring, honest - the perfect listen for anyone with well-worn trainers by the door (or who's thinking of buying a pair...). Vassos Alexander shares the highs and lows of falling in love with running, from his first paltry efforts to reach the end of his street to completing ultra-marathons and triathlons in the same weekend. This is a celebration of running - and what lots of us think about when we run. Part escape, part self-discovery, part therapy, part weight loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened whilst running!

  • By Rachel Parnham on 14-09-16

Try to get past Vassos Reading the Intro

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I really struggled to listen to Vassos read Chris E's blurb at the beginning. No one should ever read about themselves in the third party, it just sounds horrifically pompous and arrogant. It made trying to get into the rest of the book very difficult as my mind was rather distracted with a false projection and opinion. As they say, first impressions are hard to shake even when you know better.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful