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  • With Child

  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can't escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their relationship. But when 12-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation, Kate's not sure she's that desperate for distraction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much fuller story than first realised

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-11-18

Much fuller story than first realised

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

Having read the description, I had no idea this was going to turn into a missing child mystery. Wow. The book was really addictive and I listened to it in 3 days. the book was quite slow to start and I found you did have to concentrate on the course of the story, otherwise you lost your way of where the story was going.
The climax of the book came out of no where and suddenly the conclusion happened, the last half hour flew by.

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic

  • A Behind the Scenes Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Mark Salisbury, Hana Walker-Brown
  • Narrated by: Dan Fogler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69

Available only in audio, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic lifts the lid on the moviemaking secrets behind the latest installment in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts series. Narrator Dan Fogler (who plays No-Maj Jacob Kowalski) will guide you through the process of creating the magical on-screen world and explore the story, themes, and characters of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful documentary for any Wizarding fan

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-11-18

Wonderful documentary for any Wizarding fan

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

I've read the reviews from other people who have bought the audio book and am very very surprised that they've slated it. How much clearer could the title be - it clearly states this is behind the scenes documentary and an insight into how a global phenomena film is put together. Those disappointed really should have paid more attention to the title and description. If it was the screen play, that would have been stated.
Anyway onto my review of the documentary. Wow, what an absolute joy, hearing from various different departments and how the departments work painstakingly together to create the utterly spell binding world our beloved author has created.
I didn't even know alot of those departments existed, let alone what they do - the vehicle department!!!!!! For an out and out Wizarding world/Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts fan, this was utter joy.
Dan Fogler was superb and cheeky and funny.
It was wonderful that unknown people who work within the industry got a small voice and you heard from everyday people who are involved, construction workers, plasterers, transport assistants, etc etc etc. Its extraordinary to realise that some of these talented people have been involved in this franchise for over 20 years and thats the span of their career todate. Its been going for 20yrs and this is the only job they've done. Love it.
Thank you Pottermore for an exciting insight and offering an alternative way to learn more behind the scene details.
Would strongly recommend to any fan who wants to know more.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,528
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,206

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Wanted to hear all in one go

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

It has taken me over a month to listen to this book, due to being so very busy with other things, therefore the impact of the book lost some of its flow as it would do over that length of time. Despite taking such a long time to get through the book, when I did listen to it, it was as intense and sensational as the previous 3 books.
I'm loving the relationship of Strike and Robin even more now. Its not the usual crime thriller and I love strike and robin together, get such a buzz from them.
Shame we have to now wait for the next installment

  • 101 Amazing Harry Potter Facts

  • By: Jack Goldstein, Frankie Taylor
  • Narrated by: Jack Goldstein
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

Through JK Rowling’s series of Harry Potter books and the eight films, we have been introduced to a fantastic and magical world that many of us would like to visit. But what is the story behind what we see and read, and what are some little-known facts about the books, the films, the actors and the characters? This audiobook contains 101 amazing facts which you most likely didn’t know!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • rubbish

  • By Andy on 06-07-15

pleasant time filler

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

Reviewed: 19-09-18

interesting to hear some little bits of information, nice quick and easy book to listen to

  • The Kalahari Typing School for Men

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 4
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Precious Ramotswe is continuing to run her detective agency from the garage of her fiancé, Mr J. L. B. Matakoni. Plans for their wedding need to be made - but when, if ever, will they wed? Intriguing cases present themselves and Mma Ramotswe juggles new clients with her usual formidable talent. However, when her first-class assistant Mma Makutsi decides to expand the agency by opening a much-needed typing school for men, things become complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Continuing to be pleasant

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-05-18

Continuing to be pleasant

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

Reviewed: 17-05-18

As this is now the 4th book in the series, I'm starting to feel that they are a bit too short and look forward to the longer ones, because for me, the longer ones will show book structure development.
I do find the formality a little wearing and I feel like the books have been translated from an African writing because it goes into too much detail and almost teaching you how to suck eggs narration. I hope the future ones get better and more in depth.

  • I Let Him Go

  • By: Denise Fergus
  • Narrated by: Siân Polhill-Thomas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 327

A truly inspiring and heartbreaking book from the mother of little James Bulger - whose murder by two young boys shocked the world. On 12th February 1993, Denise's life changed forever. As she was running errands at New Strand Shopping Centre, she let go of her two-year-old son's hand to take out her purse. Denise never saw her son again. In this extraordinary and heart-wrenching audiobook comes the unflinching account of that terrible day from James Bulger's mother, Denise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • extremely well told.

  • By floatyman2 on 07-02-18

captivating, heartbreaking and inspirational

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

hearing Denise's story, I learned alot of about James's story that I didn't know. hopefully others will find this book the same.
it took so much courage to write this book and I hope it has helped her find more peace for herself.
I felt the anger and injustice that the government set with her.
í don't normally enjoy autobiographies, this one was very different.

  • Morality for Beautiful Girls

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 3
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Mma Ramotswe, daughter of the late Obed Ramotswe, is now the announced fiancée of Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. It is a fine match; she is the founder and owner of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and he is the proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. But Precious Ramotswe is not as happy as she should be under the circumstances. The Detective Agency is struggling with its finances and Mr J. L. B. Matekoni is unusually low and neglecting his garage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen...

  • By Carole on 30-09-10

a little too rushed this time

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

this book seemed a little too rushed compared to the previous 2 books.
it almost felt like a child's book rather than an adult book.
the cases solved were just too mundane and the easy they were solved were just too far fetched.
time to move onto the next book

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,618
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,836

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By MrsFiddleback on 29-05-09

so glad I persisted

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

having started this book a while ago I thought it wasn't for me so put it aside.
I then started to listen to it to clear it out of my library.
the first chapters were very slow and I struggled with it but kept going. I am so glad I did. it slowly became an obsession. couldn't put it down.
this is such a cleverly written book, with so much detail.
I now understand why it has been a top seller.
í love the trust and friendship built up between Mikhail and lizbett, the unraveling of details were riveting and disturbing.
it was really frightening in parts and made my skin crawl.
very different crime novel to my normal choice but excellent.

  • Les Misérables

  • By: Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
  • Length: 67 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Les Misérables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and backstreets, we encounter "the wolf-like tread of crime", and assassination for a few sous is all in a day's work. We weep with the unlucky and heart-broken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Milton on 03-09-17

Glad I finished it

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

the volume of the output, it was very quiet

If you’ve listened to books by Victor Hugo before, how does this one compare?

not listened to anything else

What three words best describe Bill Homewood’s performance?

diverse, steady, adaptable

Was Les Misérables worth the listening time?

I think so, although it did take me 6 months on and off to listen to it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Loving Mr. Darcy

  • Journeys Beyond Pemberley - Darcy Saga Series #2
  • By: Sharon Lathan
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

In Loving Mr. Darcy, Darcy and Lizzy venture away from Pemberley to journey through England, finding friends, relatives, fun, love, and an even deeper and more sacred bond along the way. Having embarked on the greatest adventure of all - marriage and the start of a new life together - now the Darcys take the listener on a journey through a time of prosperity, enjoyment, and security.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Mills and Boon meets fifty shades of grey

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-03-18

Mills and Boon meets fifty shades of grey

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Considering I listened to the first book in the saga and quite enjoyed it, I then read the review and it did change my perception of the book.
Going into this book with the reviews from book 1 in mind, I quickly became aware that the non stop sex scenes become very monotonous, boring and repetitive. Also if I hear "my heart" " my love" "my soul" once more, I'll be sick.
Having more of an understanding of the original darcy and Elizabeth, most of the book becomes quite annoying. If I wanted to read ongoing sex scenes ( which I don't), I can go to fifty shades.
Won't be listening the final saga.

Has Loving Mr. Darcy put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

Would you listen to another book narrated by Corrie James?

No

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

It finished finally