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  • Never Go Back

  • Jack Reacher 18
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262

After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had. Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind Reacher’s old desk isn't a woman. Why is Susan Turner not there? What Reacher doesn’t expect is what comes next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The fix was too short

  • By Neil on 11-09-13

Another in the series

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

Reviewed: 10-12-13

Would you listen to Never Go Back again? Why?

I find all Lee Childs books very readable, and this is up to the same high standard.

What did you like best about this story?

Reacher on the run is always great fun.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Harding – was your favourite?

Reacher of course is my favourite, no contest!

Any additional comments?

I did find it was a little frustrating at the start, but once it got going it was brilliant.

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  • The Mammoth Hunters

  • Earth's Children, Book 3
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 28 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Leaving the valley of horses with her lover, Jondalar, Ayla embarks on a journey that will lead her to the Mamutoi: the mammoth hunters. Soon, she finds herself drawn to Ranec, their master carver, and must choose between the two men.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating

  • By Rachel on 04-05-11

Frustrating

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-11

Not a patch on the first in the series, and not as
good as the 2nd either. It could have been half as
long in my opinion, it took ages to get to the obvious
end point, which made it very frustrating. There were
parts of the book where not a lot happened.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Worth Dying For

  • Jack Reacher 15
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

There’s deadly trouble in the wilds of Nebraska… and Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing eight-year-old girl, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher at his best

  • By Donn Edwards on 04-12-10

Usual high standard

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-11

A usual high standard from Lee Child, not the best of his books, but still very enjoyable. Plenty of fighting which is great!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Earth's Children, Book 1
  • By: Jean M. Auel
  • Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Ayla is a courageous and indomitable young woman whose story begins when she is a five-year-old orphan adopted by the Clan, a group of Neanderthal people. Ayla is cared for by the Clan's medicine woman Iza and its wise holy man Creb. Iza teaches her how to find food and the healing skills known only to her line, but Ayla must also learn the ways of the Clan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen, though not for for children?

  • By Carole on 30-09-10

enjoyed it lots

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-03-11

This is not the sort of thing I normally read, but I really enjoyed it. The story of how this primative race lived and their customs really kept me gripped, with a great plot with plenty of trials and tests for the central character.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An Echo in the Bone

  • Outlander, Book 7
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for book 8 before buying this one

  • By April on 08-05-12

Pretty good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-11

I love this series, and this is certainly not the best. However, I do think it is better than firey Cross. Way too much of Willy and Lord John in this for my liking, and Willy is a pretty poor character if you ask me. A lot of the William stuff is pretty boring, and quite disjointed. Saying that, the Jamie and Clare stuff was really high quality as ever!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Aris, Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481

Imagine a nation banishing the outside world for two centuries, forbidding its subjects to leave its shores on pain of death, and harbouring a deep mistrust of European ideas.

Set in Japan in 1799, a young Dutch clerk, Jacob de Zoet, is about to embark on a strange adventure of duplicity, love, and murder - and all the while the axis of global power is turning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

  • By Robin B on 27-07-10

fuss!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-10

I really don't know what all the fuss was about this. It's an ok listen. You will need lots of patients, especially to get through the first part. The history was interesting, but this book was not dramatic, and often took a long time to get around to any exciting plot twists.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Caught

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Seventeen-year-old Haley McWaid is the pride of her family and about to embark on a promising college education. Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission, to identify and bring down sexual predators via elaborate sting operations. Dan Mercer is a social worker and friend to troubled teens, but his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have imagined....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unpredictable

  • By Rachel on 21-10-10

unpredictable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-10

I was really pleased with this book. Lately, I've been guessing the end of books far too easily, so this was a pleasant change. A good pace to the book, Great narration, and plenty of twists and turns!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Slow Burn

  • By: G. M. Ford
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Anticipating disaster, a prestigious global restaurant convention hires Seattle P. I. Leo Waterman as Special Security Officer. His assignment: to monitor the movements of two adversarial steakhouse competitors whose 'beef' has previously made for some nasty confrontations, and a food critic who's caught in between the warring factions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Burn

  • By Giantbaby10 on 26-08-09

Love Leo

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-10

Leo Waterman is a very cool PI, who doesn't show an awful lot of respect for authority. I love this one, it's the best in the series so far, although some of the story line is extremely far fetched, but very humorous. Watch out for the really funny refridgerator joke towards the end.

  • The Galleon's Grave

  • By: Martin Stephen
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

It is 1588, and King Philip of Spain has assembled a great fleet and army to crush the English and end Queen Elizabeth's reign.

One man who has inside knowledge of this event is the young Henry Gresham. His good looks, youth, and wealth are the envy of some at court, so his position as spy for Walsingham further endangers his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By Rachel on 05-07-10

I loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-10

This is the most enjoyable book I have read in a long time. The History is quite a big part of this, and if you know the History it will add to your enjoyment, but it is a great action fillled listen without that. A brilliant naration as well!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Roadside Crosses

  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Michele Pawk
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

A highway cop finds a memorial cross on the side of the road and a kidnapped girl in the boot of a car. The victim points Special Agent Kathryn Dance to a vicious online community. When further crosses appear it becomes a race against time to find the attacker before he can carry out his chilling plans in the cyber world and the real.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh noooo...LOL big time

  • By Simone on 06-01-11

SLOW START BUT ENJOYABLE

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-10

I thought the reader was good, and represented Catherine Dance's thoughts and feelings well. It was a bit slow at the beginning, but I did get caught up in it eventually. Not as good as the majority of Deaver books though.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful