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Ronald Orme

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  • The Power of One

  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 444

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
  • Fantastic reading of a great book

  • By Sarah on 20-08-06

One of the best books I've read/heard.

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

Reviewed: 13-11-17

I read this book over ten years ago and found it great then,but the Audio is better with the reader bringing out all the different characters,many I'd missed when first reading it.
Humphrey Bower made all the characters come to life with his command of the dialects and accents.
I'm looking forward to his rendering of Tandia which is the sequel to The power of one.

  • Bombproof

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Sami Macbeth is not a master criminal. He's not even a minor one. He's not a jewel thief. He's not a safe-cracker. He's not an expert in explosives. Sami plays guitar and wants to be a rock god but keeps getting side-tracked by unforeseen circumstances. Fifty-four hours ago Sami was released from prison. Thirty-six hours ago he slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy. An hour ago his train blew up. Now he's carrying a rucksack through London's West End and has turned himself into the most-wanted terrorist in the country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bombproof

  • By Ms on 26-02-14

One of his best!

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

Reviewed: 30-07-17

A great read from the very beginning and a happy end, always good. Thanks Micheal !

  • Coffin Road

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985

A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock 20 miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient and Modern In Perfect Harmony!

  • By Simon on 15-01-16

Great story, great narrator !

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

I've been listening to quiet a few books lately and have been disappointed in the mistakes in the plot. Not so Peter May. Right to the end a damn good story with an happy end. What more could you ask for..... Peter Forbes, a great reader that is a delight to listen to. The only criticism he will have to polish up his german accent. The german Doctor sounded like one of the characters from the Chinese mysteries but otherwise very well read.
A great read/listen.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scratch Deeper

  • By: Chris Simms
  • Narrated by: Becky Hindley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

In Mauritius, a retired Law Lord is brutally murdered, while in Manchester, the Labour Party conference is beginning. DC Iona Khan's first case in the Counter Terrorism Unit appears to be a trivial use of false identity, when a Sri Lankan student asks questions about Manchester's tunnel system. But when she learns the identity of the conference's guest speaker, Iona must enter the world beneath the city to prevent a catastrophe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Jo on 09-06-16

Very good read !

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Great book, nice having a female hero!
Well written and well read. I look forward to hearing Chris Simms next
book,hopefully with the same heroine
and same reader.
Ronald

2 of 2 people found this review helpful