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  • Going on the Turn

  • By: Danny Baker
  • Narrated by: Danny Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 504

Danny Baker is a national treasure with a well-documented and colourful life. For over a quarter of a century, he has amused and entertained audiences on both radio and television. Beginning his career at the age of 15 in a small record shop in London's West End, Danny went on to become an acclaimed music journalist and started his radio career on BBC GLR in 1989. With a unique take on life and a lot to say, Danny's latest book is full of his trademark warmth, wit and insight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, poor audio editing

  • By Dave on 03-11-17

A must read

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

This is definitely the funniest book I have ever read, you can tell Danny is a professional comedy writer and his delivery as a narrator is brilliant. Even though the book covers some difficult times for the writer it is captivating, emotional and incredibly funny. I bought the next one with my next credit and they are multi read material.

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,711
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,236

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping story.

  • By Bernadette on 22-10-15

Another Great Story

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

This is another great story in the televised private detective series, the characters are great, realistic and very likeable. The stories are based in Denmark Street in London and the references to the area make the story seem all the more realisic. the books are easy reading and very enjoyable. lf you read one you will probably get the others.

  • The Power of One

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 426

Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book I've bought from Audible

  • By Deborah on 03-04-09

probably on of my favourite books

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

this is a brilliant story of a young boys life in challenging surroundings, it will make you laugh, cry and think. A well delivered classic, no wonder it was made into a movie.

  • 15th Affair

  • Women's Murder Club, Book 15
  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 195

Detective Lindsay Boxer has everything she could possibly want. Her marriage and baby daughter are perfect, and life in Homicide in the San Francisco Police Department is going well. But all that could change in an instant. Lindsay is called to a crime scene at the Four Seasons Hotel. There is a dead man in one of the rooms, shot at close range. The man checked in under a false name with no ID on him, so the first puzzle will be finding out who he is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good women's murder club book

  • By Eclectic Taste on 02-06-16

easy listening

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

As usual another easy listen and will be popular with fans of the series but far less gripping than many of the others. Narrator was good, sound effects a little wierd but not too disracting.

  • The Break

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,015

The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So boring ...

  • By Heike on 14-11-17

waiting for a twist that didnt come

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

pleasant enough but too long and too predictable thought there maybe a big twist coming but it just ground to an expected ending

  • Digital Fortress

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 469

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Science Bad Writing Bad Book

  • By Roy on 26-07-06

Exceptional

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Dan Brown is more famous for his novels that have turned into blockbusters, but for me this is one of his best. The author as always works hard on research to pack the book full of data relating to the plot. the concept of the story is clever, complex enough to allow for numerous twists and just leaves you in awe of how it is all pulled together. This is a brilliant book and would be in my all time top ten. Great narrator too.

  • Fight Club

  • By: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by: Jim Colby
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507

Every weekend, in basements and car parks across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius. And it's only the beginning of his plans for revenge on the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The first rule of Fight Club...

  • By Mr on 20-12-14

Great concept but the story felt summarised.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

This is a great story and a great idea for a story, there was a better understanding about the motivations and drivers to establish fight club in the book than there was in the movie. My only criticism would be this book was very short to say it was unabridged and could have been improved with a fuller character development and a slower build up.

  • How to Be a Vigilante: A Diary

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 792

It's 1998. The Internet age is still in its infancy. Google has just been founded. Eighteen-year-old supermarket shelf-stacker Nigel Carmelite has decided that he's going to become a vigilante. There are a few problems: how is he going to even find crime to fight on the streets of Derbyshire? How will he create a superhero costume - and an arsenal of crime-fighting weaponry - on a shoestring budget?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We're Only Making Fans For Nigel

  • By Simon on 15-09-16

Absolutely Bizarre

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

Reviewed: 30-07-17

This was indeed a very strange book, it started almost like a children's story and finished quite dark and disturbing. It was almost as if two halves of two different books had been joined together. However I did finish it and because it was so different i did kind of enjoy it. I would not especially recommend it as a great book but it was an entertaining easy read.

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  • Rip Tide

  • A Liz Carlyle Novel
  • By: Stella Rimington
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

When pirates attack a cargo ship off the Somalian coast and one of them is found to be a British-born Pakistani, MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is brought in to establish how and why a young British Muslim could go missing from his family in Birmingham and end up on board a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean, armed with a Kalashnikov. After an undercover operative connected to the case turns up dead in a shipping office in Athens it looks like piracy may be the least of the Service’s problems...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By jane p on 01-04-16

Exciting and believable

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

Reviewed: 23-07-17

This is a really good book with a busy but easy to follow plot that comes together well in an exciting conclusion. Although Julia gets some criticism about the narration, I find a woman imitating male accents a whole lot better than men trying to be women. But I guess two narrators would probably work better. If you have not tried any of these books this would be a good one to start with and would probably see you back for more. Ash

  • Breaking Cover

  • Liz Carlyle, Book 9
  • By: Stella Rimington
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Following a gruelling operation in Paris, Liz Carlyle’s bosses post her to MI5’s counter-espionage desk, but they haven’t counted on the fallout from Putin’s incursions into the Ukraine. Liz needs to track down a Russian spy who has entered the UK before he completes his fatal mission. Meanwhile, the intelligence services are in the spotlight. In response to the debate raging around privacy and security, they hire Jasminder Kapoor, a controversial civil rights lawyer, to explain the issues to the public.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak plot

  • By splash on 23-07-17

Weak plot

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

Reviewed: 23-07-17

This is the first Stella Remington novel that I have not been really gripped by, most of the others have been tense and exciting but I fear this was written too quickly without a full raft of ideas, although I would not recommend this I would most of the others. Ash

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