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The Visitor cover art

Slow, predictable, atonal narration.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-19

Spent almost as much time as Reacher waiting for something to happen. Really obvious twist.

La Belle Sauvage cover art

Lives up to all expectations

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

Reviewed: 13-11-17

Gripping prequel, giving depth and backstory to characters from His Dark Materials. It's quite dark in places and Pullman puts his young protagonists through a lot. Michael Sheen is excellent and brings the characters and their daemons to life more than in the other audio books in this series (sorry, PP!)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Power cover art

Thought-provoking

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Great story, thought-provoking and shocking. Interesting characters and viewpoints, especially the male protagonist. Adjoa Andoh's narration is superb.

Split Second cover art

Far-fetched plot, shallow characterisation

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

Reviewed: 15-10-17

Not for me. Clichéd and lazy writing, no depth to characters, turgid dialogue. And "lightyear" is a measurement of distance, not time, David Baldacci and your lazy editor!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

Four Past Midnight cover art

Not King at his best

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

Reviewed: 22-04-17

Should have been short stories not padded novellas. Famous narrators, but Willem Dafoe's British accent!

Night Film cover art

Gripping "noir" with a supernatural twist

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

A Marlow-esque detective story that transforms into a psychological thriller, great narrator, all the characters have fascinating back stories.