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  • NIV Audio Bible in One Year Read by David Suchet

  • By: New International Version
  • Narrated by: David Suchet, Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 86 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151

The NIV Audio Bible read by David Suchet has been arranged into daily readings to help you listen to the complete Bible in one year. In this digital download version, there is a portion from the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Psalms or Proverbs each day - each on a separate track, to make it easy to navigate. Ever since he became a Christian at the age of 40, it was Poirot actor David Suchet's dream to make an audio recording of the whole Bible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent version.

  • By D. Gray on 02-01-17

It should have been divided into books of the Bible

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

Reviewed: 14-02-19

On doesn’t want to hear the Bible read in such a piecemeal fashion. David Suchet reads beautifully, but I’d have loved to be able to listen to eg 2 Timothy 3 at will, but this was impossible. The readings constantly jump around without any idea for the listener where it will go next. After Genesis we went to Job. Not read chronologically, and I was utterly unable to listen to a certain book or chapter at will.

  • The Spy and the Traitor

  • By: Ben MacIntyre
  • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,425

On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Documentary of the Cold War

  • By Paul on 03-10-18

The story of a lifetime ...

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

Reviewed: 06-02-19

... told in a monosyllabic voice. Fortunately, the story was of sufficient interest to get me past the voice.

  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,775
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,413
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,364

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Discouraging for insomniacs

  • By Aviation buff on 11-08-18

I’m so glad I’m retired ...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-19

... because I’m able to put into practice the many arguments for many hours sleep. Convincingly told, and patiently narrated.

  • The Book of Life

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchant­ing series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By Patrick on 17-07-14

Beautifully and cleverly narrated

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-19

A long convoluted, but intriguing tale, told with such skill that one almost takes for granted the different voices and accents.

  • The Colours of Love

  • By: Rita Bradshaw
  • Narrated by: Jeannine Berket
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

England is at war, but nothing can ruin Esther Wynford's happiness at marrying Monty Grant. Their short honeymoon results in a baby, but on the birth of her daughter, Joy, Esther's world falls apart. Esther's dying mother confesses to a dark secret: Esther is not her natural daughter but the result of an exchange of babies after her own child was stillborn. Esther's real mother was being forced to give up her baby to an orphanage, and Joy's birth makes the reason clear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, beautifully read

  • By Charlie Watson on 12-01-19

Great story, beautifully read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-19

I loved the readers accents, done so subtly one didn’t at first even notice how good they were. And a good story too - made one think.

  • The Angel Tree

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

Thirty years have passed since Greta Marchmont left the Marchmont Hall. Now she finally returns, with amnesia and no memory of her past. But a walk through the wintry landscape leads to a disturbing discovery: she comes across a grave in the forest, and the weathered inscription on the cross tells her that her own son is buried here. Greta begins to search for the woman she once was, and to do so she must summon all of her courage....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well a poor man's classic at best

  • By Rose on 03-04-17

Lived the story but almost gave up with the childish voice

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Twice I decided to give it back as the voice lacked depth, it sounded as if a 10-year old were reading, at times. But the story gripped me, so I kept it enjoyed the twists and turns very much.

  • Holy Island

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,173

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered, and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby priory. When former local girl Dr. Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface, making her confront her difficult past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to finish this one

  • By Colette on 06-01-16

Cloud cuckoo land

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

An unlikely story with either a very bad-tempered DCI or one read in a bad-tempered way. The love-affair was unlikely, the story was ridiculous and even the mystery solving wasn't clear step-by-step. I listened hoping it would get better, would redeem itself, but at the end it went even further into cloud cuckoo land.

  • Faith

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Tracy Wiles
  • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Scotland, 1995. On the hills of Cornton Vale Prison. She was convicted of killing her best friend.... Laura Brannigan has been put away for murder. She insists that she didn't kill Jackie. But her search for true justice seems futile. Then she receives a letter that takes her back to her youth and the memory of an old love, Stuart....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-02-18

Not your obvious heroine

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

Reviewed: 20-03-18

The story got better and was well spaced out to drip feed all the information gradually and cleverly, but at first it was hard to like the heroine, and she didn’t improve for a long time.

  • The Truth About You

  • By: Susan Lewis
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The powerful new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Don't Let Me Go. Lainey Hollingsworth has spent her whole life on the outside of a secret. Her mother would never discuss the reasons she abandoned Italy when Lainey was a new born, nor has she ever stayed in touch with the family she left behind. Now Lainey’s mother is dead, taking the secret with her, and leaving Lainey free to find out about her roots.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed this rather unlikely scenario

  • By Charlie Watson on 27-01-18

I enjoyed this rather unlikely scenario

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

Reviewed: 27-01-18

Another great Susan Lewis but felt that Tom Hollingsworth’s approach was unlikely snd lacking in reality.

  • A Question of Trust

  • By: Penny Vincenzi
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

A Question of Trust is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, glamour, love, desire and conflict. London, 1950s. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife, Alice, shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match. Then, out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vincenzi at her best

  • By Merelina on 26-11-17

Spellbinding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I didn’t want it to end. Can’t wait to find my next Penny Vincenzi. Brilliant book.