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  • Stamboul Train

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Aboard the Orient Express as it heads across Europe towards Constantinople, a relationship develops between Carleton Myatt and Coral Musker, a naive English chorus girl. Around them a web of espionage, murder and lies twist in this spy thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greene/Maloney - Audiobook Heaven!

  • By GC on 24-03-09

The Stamboul Train

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-09

It was a long time since I had read a Greene and I was looking forward to listening to this on a few long drives in the car. To be fair the narrator had an easy style and kept the listener interest throughout. He was however a little too limited in the range of voices he had available for characterisation. In particular I thought the lead female voice was just wrong (even though she was supposed to have a deep voice)and another sounded just like her too. Unlike another reviewer, I did get to the end of the story, though I do think it suffered for the telling. All in all, I was a little disappointed

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,504
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this

  • By Mr. P Shaw on 25-11-08

The Graveyard Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-09

This is the second of Neil Gaiman's audio books that I have listened to, following on from the Anansi Boys. Enticed by the novelty of the Anansi Boys, I was not disappointed in the Graveyard Book. This is a superb listen.

It is well read, thoroughly enjoyable and well presented and packaged in terms of content, pace and delivery. Gaiman's sytle is beautifully gentle for the younger reader. This is a definite buy for both the younger reader and adult alike.

  • Company of Liars

  • By: Karen Maitland
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,305

On this day of ill omen, plague makes its entrance. Within weeks, swathes of England will be darkened by death's shadow. While panic and suspicion flood the land, a small band of travelers comes together to outrun the breakdown in law and order. But when one of their number is found hanging from a tree, the chilling discovery confirms that something more sinister than plague is in their midst.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Medieval Road Movie - Well worth a listen

  • By I. Jamie on 02-02-09

The Company of Liars

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-09

This is an excellent read. Very different, well written and a good mix of characters. Set in the middle ages at the beginning of the plague, each character slowly unfolds their own story, an intersting mix of myth, legend and reality, covering some big topics like incest, homosexulaity, murder, religious bigotry and racism - lots of deaths and an intersting twist at the end. Well worth the read and one of the best books I've read in the last 12 months.

64 of 67 people found this review helpful

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  • The Secret of Santa Vittoria

  • By: Robert Crichton
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Santa Vittoria is a fictional town, still remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, where the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent the Germans from locating and looting the town's only treasure - its fabulous wine cellars. The inspiration for a famous film, The Secret of Santa Vittoria is an enduring favorite.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • he Secret of Santa Vitoria

  • By Andrew D. on 16-10-05

he Secret of Santa Vitoria

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-05

Very poor quality audio sound- wobbly and unclear. I downloaded this twice separately to see if the first download hadn't worked properly and I've played it on both media player and i tunes and neither reproduce well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful