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K. Harvey

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  • Blott on the Landscape

  • By: Tom Sharpe
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

When philandering Sir Giles Lynchwood decides it's time to wriggle free of his monumentally unattractive wife, Lady Maud, he knows divorce is out of the question. He can't leave her and keep her cash; a reversionary clause on her ancestral home, Handyman Hall, has taken care of that. Lady Maud, for her own special reasons, is also dying to see the back of Sir Giles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Driving hazard!

  • By Ian on 02-11-05

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

What made the experience of listening to Blott on the Landscape the most enjoyable?

David Suchet is by far my favourite narrator

What did you like best about this story?

The humour and the way David Suchet brings the story and characters to life

Have you listened to any of David Suchet’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I haven't but I will look for other books by him

Any additional comments?

I hadn't read or listened to any books by the author and it came as a recommendation. Absolutely brilliant, great story and very visual humour thanks to David Suchets narration.

  • The Amityville Horror

  • By: Jay Anson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property - complete with boathouse and swimming pool - and the price were too good to pass up. This is the shocking true story of an American dream that turned into a nightmare beyond imagining for the Lutz family, who were forced to flee their new home in terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good

  • By Griff.81 on 12-02-12

Loved this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

Where does The Amityville Horror rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is my favourite audio book so far

Any additional comments?

I haven't seen the film and a friend recommended this audio book. I really liked the narrator and thought his voice suited the story well.

I listen to audio books in the car and could wait to finish my appointment to get back in the car to pick up the story again.

If the account t is true then I cannot understand why the family stayed in the house so long at put their kids at risk. The first occurrence would have had me running for the hills!

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  • Catch Me If You Can

  • By: Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating - his audacity is astounding

  • By Leya on 19-10-13

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

What made the experience of listening to Catch Me If You Can the most enjoyable?

The narrator was very good and the story of Frank absolutely gripping.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Catch Me If You Can?

The close calls that Frank had with the law.

Have you listened to any of Barrett Whitener’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I haven't listened to any others.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There is towards the end but I won't give the story away.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book. It was well read and a great story. It makes you realise how lax things were 'back the ' and how much security and technology has advanced.If you have seen the film I would highly recommend this, it is different (especially the latter part) and a real eye opener. It concentrates more on Frank and his escapades than the police.