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  • The Garden of Evil

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

In a hidden studio in Rome, an art expert is found dead in front of one of the most beautiful paintings Nic Costa has ever seen - an unknown Caravaggio masterpiece. But before long, tragedy will strike Nic far closer to home. The main suspect's identity is known, but he remains untouchable, protected by a fleet of lawyers and a sinister cult known as the Ekstasists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder and art skilfully combined

  • By Kirstine on 30-09-08

Was glad to get out of the garden.

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

Reviewed: 29-06-18

Tried several times to read this book which is a failed attempt to emulate Dan Brown's 'Angels and Daemons'.

Very convoluted with too many references to works of art. Felt like committing murder myself after three attempts to read this book.

Only good thing about it was Saul Reichlin who is an amazing narrator. I always look for books narrated by him.

  • The Truth

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

A thrilling tale of suspense from the CWA Diamond winner and best-selling author of the Roy Grace series, read by Matt Addis. Susan and John Carter are crazy about each other, and life is perfect but for one thing - they are on the brink of financial disaster. Surely being a surrogate mother to another man's child won't harm such a strong relationship? Especially when the mysterious Mr Sarotzini is offering to save their home and business - everything they've worked for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Truth is it's not bad

  • By Simon on 09-01-18

A really good thriller

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

This story is really just the thing for readers who love a bit of spookiness!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Shatter

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923

A naked woman is perched on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin is only feet away, desperately trying to talk her down. She whispers, 'you don't understand,' and jumps. Later, Joe has a visitor - the woman's teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge - not only would she not commit suicide, she is terrified of heights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By blueskythinker on 13-12-08

why do chapters move on sequentially?

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

Reviewed: 28-10-17

This is probably a good story but the book cannot be read easily as the chapters do not move on sequentially but jump ahead so it is difficult to find place when you go back to it. Such a shame as the story is probablyvery good.

  • No Name Lane

  • By: Howard Linskey
  • Narrated by: David Leon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

The hunt for a serial killer unearths an unsolved cold case from over 60 years ago. Young girls are being abducted and murdered in the Northeast. Out of favour detective constable Ian Bradshaw struggles to find any leads - and fears that the only thing this investigation will unravel is himself. Journalist Tom Carney is suspended by his London tabloid and returns to his home village in County Durham. Helen Norton is the reporter who replaced Tom on the local newspaper. Together they are drawn into a case that will change their lives forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Ms on 22-07-16

Good story, spoilt by narration.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-16

Would you try another book written by Howard Linskey or narrated by David Leon?

I stuck with this because the story is good. However the narration was terrible. The narrator must have been on a bonus for how quickly he could read the book. No gaps between paragraphs meant that the story was confused in places and all the voices sounded the same. I would never have another book read by this narrator.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Very good.

What didn’t you like about David Leon’s performance?

Appalling.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment with the reading.

Any additional comments?

David Leon need to find another job.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 4

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn’t get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. While Harry’s girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Then Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your worst 'best friend'.

  • By Peter on 14-04-13

an intricate thriller

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

Reviewed: 17-02-14

Would you listen to Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 4 again? Why?

this was a well written and intricate thriller which held you from start to finish. Many twists and turns and a totally unexpected denouement.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harry Hole - a flawed human being, a fabulous detective

Have you listened to any of Sean Barrett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes. He brings the books so much to life that you feel you are part of the story

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

NEMESIS - vengeance is yours!

Any additional comments?

Love Jo Nesbo - Harry Hole is a truly modern detecive

1 of 1 people found this review helpful