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  • Follow You Home

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 885

After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura's travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilization, they must hike along the tracks through a forest...a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dare to go into the house and face yourself

  • By Kaggy on 16-02-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 24-08-16

Quite convoluted but in a good way. Loved it. There's a country in Europe I may never visit now.

  • Deadly Straits

  • By: R. E. McDermott
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

When marine engineer and very part-time spook Tom Dugan becomes collateral damage in the War on Terror, he's not about to take it lying down. Falsely implicated in a hijacking, he's offered a chance to clear himself by helping the CIA snare their real prey, Dugan's best friend, London ship owner Alex Kairouz. Reluctantly, Dugan agrees to go undercover in Alex's company, despite doubts about his friend's guilt. Once undercover, Dugan's steadfast refusal to accept Alex's guilt puts him at odds not only with his CIA superiors, but also with a beautiful British agent with whom he's romantically involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some Genuine Strait Talking

  • By Simon on 17-10-16

Great read/listen

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Time well spent. Really enjoyed this book and the other two in the series. Good characters, well researched locations and nicely guaged action. I'll be looking for more from Mr McDermott.

  • Firestorm

  • Destroyermen, Book 6
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker find themselves caught between the nation they swore to defend and the allies they promised to protect. For even as the Allies and the Empire of New Britain Isles stand united against the attacks of both the savage Grik and the tenacious Japanese, the "Holy Dominion" - a warped mixture of human cultures whose lust for power overshadows even the Grik - is threatening to destroy them both with a devastating weapon neither can withstand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • where is the rest of the series?

  • By Peter on 10-09-14

Epic in the true sense

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

Reviewed: 23-06-13

Would you listen to Firestorm again? Why?

Having just made it to the end of the six book saga I doubt that I will listen to them again any time soon. I enjoyed the books a lot but they're not a classic re-read.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are well fleshed out and the performance by William Dufris was pitched just right for me. A slight flaw was his attempt at an Australian accent for one of the main characters, it jarred a little every time, but the rest were excellent. The author's technical understanding of historic naval warfare was used to great effect and his vision of an alternate world is very believable..

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I became quite involve in the story lines of the books and listened to them in series with no breaks. I could imagine losing track of some of the characters if other books were interspersed.

Any additional comments?

Very much worth a listen but make sure they are in the right order.

  • Whispers Under Ground

  • Rivers of London, Book 3
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,279
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,630

Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it’s just as well - he's already had run-ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the police force is less easy, especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, wonderful narration

  • By Jane on 04-07-12

Good pairing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

I have enjoyed the third book as much as the others. It is difficult to decide whether the writer or the narrator is the main star. The book is brought to life very successfully by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and works as a stand alone novel but is improved by knowledge from the first two. Highly recommended series and narrator.