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  • Make Me

  • Jack Reacher 20
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646

Jack Reacher has no place to go and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely tombstone in a sea of nearly ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing private investigator, a cryptic note about 200 deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack back on Home Turf

  • By Simon on 14-09-15

Another good Lee Child

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

Reviewed: 03-12-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Make Me to be better than the print version?

If you enjoy the Reacher series you will enjoy this. It is slightly more tech related that reacher usually investigates but he still uses all his usual talents.

Who was your favorite character and why?

reacher - he's a god!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

the parts where they travel around and meet the journalist and put the mystery together. The last scene is a bit grim.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

its long
I would suggest breaking it up

Any additional comments?

i would listen to a different reacher book first as although this one is good it's not demonstrative of the series.

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  • Refusal

  • A Dick Francis Novel
  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Feel the tension ratchet up in Refusal, Felix Francis's third solo novel. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the horse racing authority, wants Sid Halley to look into some suspicious race results, but Sid gave up the investigating business six years ago and he thought nothing could make him go back. He thought wrong. The following day, Sir Richard is found dead and Sid receives a threatening call from a man with an Irish accent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice to see how Sid Halley is getting along!

  • By susan on 15-11-13

Nice to see how Sid Halley is getting along!

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

Reviewed: 15-11-13

Where does Refusal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

If you remember Sid Halley from previous books its good to be reminded why he is such a good charecter. The narrator is the usual one and very good indeed.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 1
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,739

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and likeable

  • By Dragon on 06-05-13

Try this new author, can't recommend highly enough

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

Reviewed: 15-11-13

What did you like most about The Cuckoo's Calling?

I hardly ever try new authors (prefering to stick with old favourites) but with the audible satisfaction guarentee I thought why not and I was so glad that I did. Robert Galbraith is excellent and I will definately be looking out for more books by him. It was nice for a story to be set in London too where the places were familiar and the descriptions were very accurate. If this is naything to go by I should try more new authors and stop being so set in my listening patterns.


  • Forgive Me

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Alison Dowling
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Forgive Me, a compelling story of a daughter uncovering her mother’s secret past from the No. 1 bestselling author, Lesley Pearse. Read by the actress Alison Dowling. Cheltenham, 1991, when Eva Patterson returns home from work one day, a devastating scene awaits her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, not for the depressed

  • By Miss on 03-06-13

Enjoyable for a womens book!

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

Reviewed: 15-11-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I dont usually read womens books (despite being a woman) but I got this one for holiday and enjoyed it enough to recommend it. It has pleasant charecters and a good narrator and alot more intruige than I would have expected from this genre. Buy it!

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  • The Racketeer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 731

Number One bestseller John Grisham returns with his most suspenseful thriller yet. Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five. His body was found in the small basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Racketeer

  • By Lynda on 31-12-12

Best one in a while

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

Reviewed: 15-11-13

Where does The Racketeer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was the best John Grisham that I have listened to in a while. Its always good when your favourite charecters come out on top! Good narrator - which always makes an audio book better than a book.

  • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374

The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Father takes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy sequeal

  • By Kirstine on 25-03-12

Keep them Coming

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

Reviewed: 15-11-13

If you could sum up The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2 in three words, what would they be?

This set of books is fabulous (although you could listen to them as stand alones I would recommend buying the set and start with the first.) They are a true saga that spancs generations of the same families and see's excellent charecter development and good attention to detail. It is easy to ampathise with the charecters and you will develop firm favourites!

  • Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219

1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!!

  • By josephine on 18-06-13

Keep them Coming

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

Reviewed: 15-11-13

What made the experience of listening to Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 the most enjoyable?

This set of books is fabulous (although you could listen to them as stand alones I would recommend buying the set and start with the first.) They are a true saga that spancs generations of the same families and see's excellent charecter development and good attention to detail. It is easy to ampathise with the charecters and you will develop firm favourites!

  • Inferno

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,101

Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • start was hard going. story good but over descript

  • By BD on 17-07-17

Very Good Book By Dan Brown

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

Reviewed: 15-11-13

Would you listen to Inferno again? Why?

I wouldnt listen to Inferno again because the best bit about it was all the twists and turns and the intruige wouldnt be there on a second listen. However it was great to listen to once and I would definately recommend it. It also had some real places and historical fact mixed into the fiction which was very interesting.

  • The Litigators

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

The classic legal thriller and huge bestseller from master of the genre John Grisham. David Zinc has it all: Big firm, big salary, life in the lawyer's fast lane. Until the day he snaps and throws it all away. Leaving the world of corporate law far behind, he talks himself into a new job with Finley & Figg. A self-styled 'boutique' firm with only two partners, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are ambulance-chasing street lawyers who hustle nickel-and-dime cases, dreaming of landing the big win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • endearing and gripping

  • By sunshine on 21-11-11

A Good one of John Grishams

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

Reviewed: 15-11-13

What did you like most about The Litigators?

I have always liked John Grisham from his early books - I went off them a bit in the middle and started to find them excellent again after an Innocent man. It seems like he has gone back to his element. The narration is very good.

  • Crossfire

  • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Captain Thomas Forsyth’s second tour of Afghanistan is cut brutally short when he’s badly wounded by a roadside bomb. Tom’s world is torn apart by the injury – the Army is his life. The thought of never rejoining his regiment is a terrifying prospect and one that he is not willing to entertain. Tom returns to Lambourn, to his childhood home, where his mother is a racehorse trainer and the ‘First Lady’ of racing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crossfire

  • By Mrs Patricia Lee on 27-11-11

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 15-11-13

What made the experience of listening to Crossfire the most enjoyable?

The excellent narration and good plot made this a fab audiobook. If you are a previous Francis reader you wont be disappointed and a great place to atsrt if you are new to Francis.