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An absorbing listen.

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

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

Very high. It is the combination of a really good story read by a narrator who evokes a real sense of "being there".

Who was your favorite character and why?

Benny. Why, because he is a character who has pathos and humour in equal proportions.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Trite to say, but all of them. No one scene stands out as better just a natural flow of tension and excitement.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Follow the money and watch for The Cobra......

A rattling good listen.

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

I read some reviews that this story was a slow starter. I disagree. The time taken to "paint" the background and primary character was important to me. Once these things were established, the story began to take its sinuous shape.

There were enough twists and turns to keep me glued to the story. Vivid descriptions of characters and places allied with the pace that events took place, kept me enthralled.

Thoroughly enjoyable and recommended. Shame about the music but that is just my take on listening.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Timeless! Classic! Funny (rib tickling!)...

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

Reviewed: 23-03-15

Where does I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Live rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Be wary if listening to this book whilst in public. You will end up laughing out loud suddenly and sitting with a grin on your face for the rest of the time. Some unsuspecting soul may give you with a dirty look or a look of tolerance tinged with pity.
I know 'cos this has happened to me. But guess what, I don't care.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

My reaction to the end was to go back to the beginning and start again.

An engaging listen....

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

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

This is an exciting listen. The book certainly rates highly amongst all the books I have listened to. Once I find an author I tend to listen to everything that is available in the AUDIBLE library. This book stands out as spectacular.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Thirteen Hours?

The best part is when the heroine manages to befriend an older man who lets her clean up and gives her some food. The listener almost expects the heroine to get caught but luckily the old man looks after her whilst she contacts her parents.

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

Saul Reichlin is a South African and is adept at voicing all the characters from Black South Africans to the Voortrekkers and the more modern whites working in the large cities. His depiction of the characters lends a strength and credence to the book that carries you along the trail superbly laid by Deon Meyer.

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

Laugh or cry? No but the emotions that are raised are ones of outrage at the ineptitude of the local police force, protectiveness about the heroine and a frisson of fear at the antics of the "baddies".

Any additional comments?

A recommended listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Under the Dome? More like under the spell....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-11

Yet another fantastic (in all that that means) tale from a master story teller. The detail of the how the dome arrives, the well thought out consequences of such a situation and characters to match. The book has everything from low life to real life situations. The exploration of character and the eventual outcome of the situation produces some surprising character twists which add to the excitement of a community literally in a glass bowl. Well recommended.

Jack Reacher? That could be me......

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-11

Lee Child produces books in a time that ensures you can still remember the ending of the last Jack Reacher adventure (if that is the right term for a man of this nature). the Lee Child books are easy to read and even easier to listen to. The adventures of Jack in snowy Dakota gives a good description of life in a town that appears to hide a secret just waiting for Jack to uncover and solve. Against formidable odds, Jack finds the answer to fairly obscure clues that leave you thinking "I should have thought of that!". A cracking listen reducing a tiresome train commute to a time to look forward to.

South Coast thriller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-11

Peter James writes about the seedier side of a lovely town, Brighton. The descriptions of the places is fascinating as I have been to many of the places described in the book, so it makes the story more personal. The style and pace of the book is not relentless but is definitely a page turner, or in this case, just listen till then end of the chapter. A fantastic commuting book, pace, pathos and flashes of humour. Surprisingly, the romance in the novel adds a piquancy that I think all male listeners will appreciate.

A hellish good listen.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-11

I have been a fan of David Baldacci for some time and have read most of his books. So it was a pleasure to listen to the story of the Camel Club (how does one join?) dealing with the twists and turns of the plot. A fascinating story well narrated by Ron McLarty. I am not sure that the use of two narrators works so well, just a personal preference.
As usual, a well devised plot, characters that have credibility and an execution of the plot that makes you wonder what turns are coming and indeed where the next corner maybe.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-11

An immensely enjoyable audio book. The narration by Saul Reichlin was superb and bought the story to life exquisitely. I can recommend this book as a fine listen.

Long Lost cover art

A change in style....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-10

I have read all the books that Harlan Coben has written, so it was a pleasant surprise to find this book on Audible. Listening to the book is a new dimension for enjoying a novel that I found captivating. This book was a perfect introduction to the "new" way of enjoying a fantastic yarn. I can recommend this book as it is well paced, well written and superbly presented.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful