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Susi Moffat

West Lothian, Scotland
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  • The Last Day of Christmas

  • By: Chris Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Kate Brracken
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Civil servant Kendra has spent her whole life struggling against the Etonian powers-that-be. So when she realises her boss is up to no good, she turns whistle-blower, calling a journalist who is looking for a way to fight back himself. Jack Parlabane is a hack who will go to desperate lengths for a good story. Reduced to peddling PR puff pieces, he is delighted when Kendra's information threatens to blow up a national corruption case. But Parlabane soon realises this story might prove dangerous to both of them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, awful performance

  • By Sadiebelle on 05-11-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 20-07-19

A truly enjoyable short tale of our favourite journalist. Don’t let the length fool you, it’s as great story. The narration is fantastic, and the characters are as well-rounded as ever.

  • Bricking It

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Heather Wilds
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother's derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit! Except - as anyone who has renovated an old house knows - things are never that easy. The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling...and then there's the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly Funny

  • By Bev carmody on 12-12-16

It was fantastic...until the end

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

Reviewed: 16-07-19

I laughed out loud so often while listening to this audiobook that my husband got worried - that was until the final hour and a half when it changed from a comedy to a love story. All humour stopped for the last hour and I lost interest. I listened ‘til the end hoping for more laughs but they never came. Although not the most likely story, the end was just stupid.

  • Death of a Dead Man

  • Juniper Grove Cozy Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Karin Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Becky Doughty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

The first book in the Juniper Grove Mystery series! In the small town of Juniper Grove, newcomer Rachel Stowe has finally found the good friends and quiet life she always craved. So when a stranger arrives in town and stirs painful memories of a baffling episode in the town’s past, Rachel vows to put an end to his mischief. But events take a nasty turn when Rachel discovers a body in her own backyard and suspicion for the murder falls on her widowed neighbor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Bad Book

  • By Susi Moffat on 08-07-19

Not a Bad Book

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

Reviewed: 08-07-19

This audiobook was ‘okay’ - not great, not awful, just okay. The narration was good, and I did want to know who the killer was, just I didn’t connect with any of the characters. Will I be seeking out other books in the series? No.

  • Punctuation Guide

  • 60 Minutes to Better Writing
  • By: Deaver Brown
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 5

The author scopes out the project to assure the listener that this is not as challenging as they may fear. He states that there are only 13 punctuation marks in English, and only three are truly troublesome: the sentence bridges which include the comma, colon, and semi-colon. As the author suggests, you should focus on the tracks that really matter, the sentence bridges, and give less attention to the other 10.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Simple Guide made complicated

  • By Susi Moffat on 07-07-19

Simple Guide made complicated

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

Reviewed: 07-07-19

This punctuation guide acts as a reminder for how to use punctuation properly. For me personally, however, I struggled to follow it at times (for example when they discussed ‘parentheses’ I figured that’s what we in the UK call brackets, then they discussed brackets...I got there though). The narrator struggles when reading the punctuation allowed, and there is a lot of repetition- which I think would be more beneficial in a paper-copy than an audiobook.

In conclusion, this is a good guide to simple punctuation, however, I think a paper-copy would have worked better for me.

  • Carrots

  • Shelby Nichols Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Colleen Helme
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weird title, great book

  • By Susi Moffat on 01-07-19

Weird title, great book

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I get why it’s called ‘Carrots’, I really do, but it’s still not the best title for this book and I bet it might even put people off buying it. It is a fantastic audiobook with well-rounded, likeable characters, and a great plot.

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Laugh Out Loud High-Speed, Utter Absurdity!

  • By Simon on 24-05-16

Combat Wombat

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

Reviewed: 26-06-19

This is a very enjoyable story with great narration. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a funny, lighthearted, listen.

  • Ep. 2: Lab Assistant (The Temp)

  • By: Steve Nelson
  • Narrated by: Marek Larwood, Vicki Pepperdine
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Aimee sends Warren to Blinde Maus Pharmaceuticals, where Dr. Shcwartzwelder sets him to work with one of the most important jobs in the laboratory - but it soon transpires that Schwartzwelder and his company have another use for Warren, and Aimee is forced to step in and protect her Temp.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story line

  • By Seasidecol on 26-05-19

Ugh

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

Reviewed: 17-06-19

I wanted to like this show, I really did, but man was it painful. It isn’t funny or interesting. Downloaded the series and gave up after episode two.

  • Red Dwarf

  • Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
  • By: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor
  • Narrated by: Chris Barrie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523

When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration and fun to listen too

  • By Leon on 22-08-08

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 17-06-19

A great story for fans of the show and sci-if fans in general. As a fan of the show, it took me a while to get into the story as it was so different to the TV show (until they’re on the Red Dwarf).

The narration is one of the best I’ve heard on an audiobook and you’d truly think there were sever narrators.

Very highly recommended.

  • A Death in the Family

  • By: Caroline Dunford
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

In December 1909 the Reverend Joshia Martins expires in a dish of mutton and onions, leaving his family on the brink of destitution. Joshia's daughter, Euphemia, enters service to provide for her mother and little brother. She is young and fit and assumes the life of a maid won't be too demanding. However, on her first day at the unhappy home of Sir Stapleford, she discovers a murdered body. Euphemia's innate sense of justice has her prying where no servant should look.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Susi Moffat on 06-06-19

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 06-06-19

This is the first book I have heard by this author and I have to say I was blown away. I enjoy cosy mysteries but have never really liked books set so far in the past. This book was fantastic! I've already recommended it to several friends.

  • Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 14
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Reports of a haunted house soon have amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin snooping around, only to discover the victim of the haunting is a universally disliked old biddy on whom someone is playing a practical joke. But then the old lady is murdered, and, for Agatha - Miss Marple with attitude - solving a crime is much more fun than ghostbusting. Very soon she’s up to her usual tricks, involving the villagers, local police, and, naturally, her handsome new neighbour....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Always and enjoyable listen

  • By Tritsigirl on 01-12-15

Agatha does it again

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

Agatha Raisin is a fantastic character investigating well-plotted crime stories. M. C. Beaton is truly one of the best cosy crime writers of all time.