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C. Mcintosh

Scotland
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  • While You Sleep

  • By: Stephanie Merritt
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Thorburn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61

A pacy, chilling psychological thriller, set to reinvent the genre. It begins, they say, with a woman screaming.... On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there; just last year a local boy, visiting for a dare, disappeared without a trace. For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dodgy Scottish Accents

  • By Katy E. Seegmiller on 24-06-18

My ears are bleeding!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

A reasonable story but oh my god the narration!!! This narrator has single handed affronted the entire Scottish nation with her attempts at a Scottish accent. She sounds like Frank Carson with throat cancer having a stroke!! Totally spoilt what is otherwise a reasonably good story. I dreaded the parts where I knew she was about to murder the accent again like one would anticipate nails being scraped down a blackboard. Story would transfer well to screen so long as they use ACTUAL Scottish actors and would be good in paper/kindle format.

  • The Cows

  • By: Dawn O'Porter
  • Narrated by: Dawn O'Porter, Karen Cass, Laura Kirman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,473

The Cows is a powerful novel about three women. In all the noise of modern life, each needs to find her own voice. It's about friendship and being female. It's bold and brilliant. It's searingly perceptive. It's about never following the herd. And everyone is going to be talking about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Hippynat on 24-05-17

Fairly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Took a good while to get into it and it got better as it went on but it wasn’t what I would describe as
A page turner. I love Dawn O’Porter but her narration of the book and the other narrators were pretty flat. Is there also a mistake towards the end when Tara’s mum calls her “Camilla’? I’ve listened to that bit three times now and it seems to be an obvious error