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Raymond Moffat

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  • Twelve Days

  • John Milton, Book 14
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

John Milton hasn't seen Elijah Warriner for three years. The last time they met, Milton's efforts to keep the boy safe didn't go exactly to plan. Now Elijah is a promising boxer, preparing for the bout that will take him to the big time. Milton decides that he will spend the week before Christmas in London so that he can watch the fight. But Elijah's burgeoning fame has brought him to the attention of old acquaintances with long memories and grudges to bear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb..

  • By Salter on 12-03-19

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 11-03-19

Another great story about John Milton aka Smith, reintroducing characters from a previous book and bringing their story together with an older and wiser Million to create a very good read (listen), perfectly performed as usual David Thorpe

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ghosts

  • John Milton, Book 4
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

John Milton is a ghost. He was Number One. The most dangerous assassin in Group Fifteen, the black-ops organisation that solves problems when diplomacy has failed. Now Milton is Her Majesty's most wanted fugitive - an anonymous loner with a deadly set of skills. So when he is arrested following a brawl in a Texas bar, the last person he expects to bail him out is a glamorous operative from the Russian Secret Service.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Milton Adventure...

  • By Salter on 25-09-18

Five Star

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

Reviewed: 27-11-18

A real page turner if that's the correct term when reviewing an audiobook.

As usual this John Milton story doesn't disappoint, in a globe trotting tale we get more details of Group 15, Control and its members both past and present, in a well crafted story of betrayal, love and vengeance, you'll find you can't put it down!

Enjoy!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Glimmer of Hope

  • The Avalon Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Steve McHugh
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father's brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she's finally found it. Or so she thinks. But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace - all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Continuing the ride

  • By Angela on 13-04-18

A worthy follow on from The Helliquin chronicles!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I'll be honest I struggled right at the beginning whilst getting to know the new characters but I kept on and I'm so grateful I did, this book easily maintained the quality of Steve's Helliquin chronicles and takes the stories to both new and also familiar places !

I won't go into the story as I hate spoilers but I will say you'll kick yourself later if you don't read/listen to this book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • No Middle Name

  • The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 632

Jack 'No Middle Name' Reacher, lone wolf, knight errant, ex-military cop, lover of women, scourge of the wicked and righter of wrongs, is the most iconic hero for our age. This is the first time all Lee Child's shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher has been collected into one volume. A brand-new novella, Too Much Time, is included, as are those previously published only in ebook form: Second Son, James Penney's New Identity, Guy Walks into a Bar, and Deep Down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but I miss Jeff Harding

  • By Jane Shepherd on 13-06-17

Nothing special

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

Reviewed: 16-03-18

A couple of good stories but sadly not enough to make this a book actually worth paying for!

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,490

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By Robert on 31-10-10

A classic of the future

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

Reviewed: 27-07-17

Enthralling epic story of desire, ambition, intrigue and treachery, the characters are fully rounded, the period fully realised and you're drawn into this epic of a story !

  • The Escape Part 1

  • Book 3
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The third title in the John Puller series to follow Zero Day and The Forgotten. Military CID investigator, John Puller, has returned from his latest case in Florida to learn that his brother, Bobby, on death row at Leavenworth Military Prison for national security crimes, has escaped. Preliminary investigations show that he may have had help in his breakout. Now he's on the run, and in disguise, and he's the military's number one target. John Puller has a dilemma. Which comes first, loyalty to his country or to his brother?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top class thriller

  • By Raymond Moffat on 07-03-17

Top class thriller

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

The 3rd of a great 4 book series (so far), perfectly performed and highly recommend, I'm really looking forward to a new book!

  • Strange Brew

  • By: Caitlin Kittredge, Jim Butcher, P. N. Elrod, and others
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Therese Plummer, Jennifer Van Dyck, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Today's hottest urban fantasy authors come together in this delicious brew that crackles and boils over with tales of powerful witches and dark magic! For anyone who's ever wondered what lies beyond the limits of reality, who's imagined the secret spaces where witches wield fearsome magic, come and drink deep. Let yourself fall under the spell of this bewitching collection!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dipping Your Toe In

  • By Dr on 29-12-12

Not for me!

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

Reviewed: 25-06-16

Struggled to get through this audio book, the narration just didn't do it for me and apart from the Jim Butcher story, I was hard pressed not to skip forward to the next story! I felt that most of the stories were aimed at the ladies, with romantic liasons with Vampires, the undead etc!

Not for me!

  • Battlecruiser

  • By: Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

When Captain Guy Sherbrooke joins HMS Reliant in 1943, he knows he may be her last Captain. Sister battleships have been destroyed, and Sherbrooke cannot alter the bitter truth that there will be no half measures for HMS Reliant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • full of characters..

  • By ASF on 18-06-18

Douglas Reeman at his best!

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

Reviewed: 20-06-16

Douglas Reeman is a master at bringing to life the Royal Navy at war, he draws the listener or reader into the triumphs and tragedy of the war at sea!

His characters are believable and you really get a sense of the life and times they are living through.

I would be remiss if I also didn't mention his ability to bring the ships to life, they are as much a character in the story as the people who serve in them!

The listener may recognise aspects of the story that mirror that of the famous Royal Navy Battleship HMS Warspite , her story has been told in numerous books but I'd recommend the one simply titled WARSPITE!

If you like a good sea story with full, believable characters, you'll enjoy this book!

  • Battlefield Earth

  • Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi and New York Times Bestseller
  • By: L. Ron Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Josh Clark, Scott Menville, Fred Tatascorie, and others
  • Length: 47 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

In the year AD 3000, Earth is a barren wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by the millennium-long regime of taloned, gas-breathing, nine-foot alien conquerors from the planet Psychlo. Fewer than 35,000 humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a postapocalyptic Earth. From a desolate village in the Rocky Mountains near what once was Denver, Colorado, a courageous young man named Jonnie Goodboy Tyler embarks on a hero's journey to challenge the fearful myths of his people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Raymond Moffat on 17-06-16

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 17-06-16

I don't normally like dramatised audio books but this one is so good , I'm very pleased I took a chance!

If you read the book but hated the awful film version, rest assured, this audio version does justice to this Sci fi classic!

The performances are outstanding and is a must for any Sci fi fans library ! The story is brought to life by the fine performer's and you easily find yourself drawn into the world of L Ron Hubbard's classic!

At over 47 hours in length this is a mega offering from Audible but that time flies by as you are drawn into the narrative. There are no dull sluggish parts, so be prepared for the audio equivalent of a page turner!

I won't go into the story as I feel a short synopsis can't do this book justice, let me just say if you love Sci fi, you will be missing out on a true classic if you don't put this in your library!

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Proven Guilty

  • The Dresden Files, Book 8
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 975

The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark mood and surprising twists

  • By Aleksandra on 13-12-13

Yet another Harry Dresden classic

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

Reviewed: 21-03-16

Loved this book, great story, brilliantly told, I have no hesitation in recommending this series to anyone!