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  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By: Alan K. Baker
  • Narrated by: Steven Cree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77

A terrifying mystery of the sea. In December 1900, three lighthouse keepers vanished without trace from the remote Scottish island of Eilean Mòr. An emergency relief crew was sent to man the lighthouse. At the end of their month-long duty, they resigned from their posts, and never spoke of what they had experienced on the island. The mystery of Eilean Mòr has never been solved. Until now. In the present, a group of environmental researchers arrives on the island to observe the wildlife.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By Amanda on 02-09-12

Essential listening.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-08-12

This is a slow burn for sure. A great story by a hugely talented writer with the added bonus of being read properly make this a double thumbs up from me. Bought originally as a companion on a six hour drive, I realised I wasn't even close to the end as I got close to my destination, so added a scenic two hour detour across the North Wales coast to get to the end. Excellent. Didn't even mind paying for the extra petrol...

  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale

  • By: Graham Joyce
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

Some Kind of Fairy Tale is a very English story. A story of woods and clearings, a story of folk tales and family histories. It is as if Neil Gaiman and Joanne Harris had written a fairy tale together.... It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents, asking him to come round. It pulls him away from his wife and children and into a bewildering mystery. His sister, Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But 20 years ago, Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real page turner

  • By Kate on 02-08-12

Book of the Year

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-12

I downloaded this on a whim - it's a decent premise for a book that's for sure but I didn't expect to be quite so captivated at every step of the way. Aside from the obvious story to this, the character studies are excellent. Probably unintentional but excellent all the same. You'll forget that this is about faeries very early on as it leads into the lives of very normal people all affected by this singular event. Book of the year for me so far (it's August) and also brilliantly read, which makes a change!

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