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jillian grant

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A reasonable read.

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

Reviewed: 20-11-17

I'm glad I've read this book but I don't think I'll listen to it again in a hurry. I don't particularly enjoy books with lots of death in them, though I do like the fact that women dispatch the bad guys in this book. I also wish we'd known what happened to Elona and Ethan when he gets back to England and whether he faces charges or not.

Another unenjoyable book for me.

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

Reviewed: 29-04-17

What would have made The Deep Silence better?

The ending, and a better developed plot involving the homosexual sailor.

What could Douglas Reeman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I'd've liked a more conclusive ending and more around Matthew, the homosexual sailor.

Have you listened to any of David Rintoul’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I think he reads this book as well as any of the others I've heard.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The fact that there was a homosexual love interest made it slightly different.

Any additional comments?

This book didn't make sense to me. I don't know what Captain Jermaine did wrong and I found the plot difficult to follow.

An interesting read from before my time

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

Reviewed: 29-04-17

Would you listen to 1966 again? Why?

I may do because it wasn't the worst book, but it means little to me as everything happened a long time before I was bon, so I'm not reliving something I was witness to.

What did you like best about this story?

I like how in depth Bobby went and his explanation of his thoughts and the thoughts of others.

Which character – as performed by Bernard Hill – was your favourite?

none.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no.

Any additional comments?

I'm glad I listened to this book, but it all happened before my time so I don't know whether I'd listen to it again any time soon.

Interesting if you're a Treky no doubt.

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

Reviewed: 22-04-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If they were interested in the origins of the tv series and the wider world of Star Trek.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I wouldn't've changed it.

What does William Shatner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Hearing him reading his own book makes it more real to him as he's speaking his memories.

Could you see Star Trek Memories being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No.

Any additional comments?

I'm not a treky but was curious as to how the whole legacy began. Although I doubt I'd listen to it again, I'm glad I heard it once.

Found this book to be not that believeable.

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

Reviewed: 16-04-17

Would you try another book written by Robert Jeschonek or narrated by Alison Pitt?

Probably.

Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Jeschonek? Why or why not?

Probably, out of curiosity.

What about Alison Pitt’s performance did you like?

I thought she read it well, especially the words in the other language.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No.

Any additional comments?

I'm glad I tried this book but I couldn't really get into it.

A strange, unenjoyable book for me.

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

Reviewed: 29-03-17

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who love stories of deceit, death and intrigue.

What could Paul Sussman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

shortened it, less death and a less complicated plot.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When Romani and Molly were killed. I hate death but if there had to be death in this book, then seeing some of the bad guys in the book getting what they deserved was good.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

just that all the dodgy people were dispensed with.

Any additional comments?

This was another book I didn't enjoy and won't listen to again in a hurry.

A useful book if needing help to write a thesis.

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

Reviewed: 28-03-17

Would you consider the audio edition of A Novice Guide to How to Write a Thesis to be better than the print version?

No, but may be easier than having to keep finding your place in the book every time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not appropriate for this book,.

What does Allen Wayne Logue bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Nothing.

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

No. Wasn't meant to.

Any additional comments?

I'm not about to undertake this task but I imagine it would be a very useful book if I was.

another violence filled, unenjoyable book.

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

Reviewed: 26-03-17

What would have made The Stonehenge Legacy better?

Those who were in the cult not being killed but being caught and banged to rights by the police.

What could Sam Christer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Much less violence and the police finding and arresting everyone in the cult. Less deception and coroberation with the cult would've made it more enjoyable too for me.

Which character – as performed by David Thorpe – was your favourite?

Megan or Gideon.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger, sadness, nerves, nausea, depression and general negativity.

Any additional comments?

I struggle to understand how people can write and read these kind of books. I read it all because I didn't want to stop without knowing what happened and I thought if I just skipped to the end, I wouldn't understand the ending. I didn't take to the magic and history in this book either. I can't see me ever listening to this book again.

A gripping, if strange and disturbing book.

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

Reviewed: 22-03-17

What did you like best about The Chaos Code? What did you like least?

Nothing in particular.

Would you be willing to try another book from Justin Richards? Why or why not?

Yes, out of curiosity.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When the creator of the chaos was killed in his own house by his own code.

Did The Chaos Code inspire you to do anything?

No.

Any additional comments?

I wasn't at all impressed by either of Matthew's parents, though their lack of care made for an interesting adventure. I also found the idea that some of the characters had a strange spell on them so they couldn't age weird, along with the idea that someone could make the 4 elements turn into shapes that move and create destruction far fetched. Still, it was different!

An uninspiring book.

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

Reviewed: 22-03-17

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

People who enjoy books which centre around history, war and bloodshed.

Would you ever listen to anything by Patrick Mercer again?

I don't know.

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Oliver’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dust and Steel?

Don't know.

Any additional comments?

I'll probably listen to Patrick's other books, more out of wanting to try things than enjoyment. I found the historical elements difficult to follow in this book too.