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  • The Hong Kong Stories

  • A Beatrix Rose Thriller
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jane Slavin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Beatrix Rose has been betrayed. Her husband has been murdered and her daughter, Isabella, abducted. She flees to the Hong Kong underworld to plot her revenge. Those who wronged her will pay. Beatrix is the most dangerous woman you’ve ever met. She was an assassin for The Firm, the beyond top secret agency that did the dirty work for the British Secret Services. She is lethal. Ethically flexible. Totally ruthless. And you know what they say about payback.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly Fun

  • By TaD on 02-03-16

fast action and thrill fueled

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

Reviewed: 23-09-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

its good but bit too violent for me!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Beatrix

What about Jane Slavin’s performance did you like?

great loved to listen to her.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,314

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

Okay bit slow

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

This is my first book by the author, I found it frustratingly slow in places

  • NIV Bible 8

  • Acts and Letters
  • By: New International Version
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

The book of Acts and the letters of St Paul from the Holy Bible, read by David Suchet.

David Suchet reads the biblical letters (from Acts to Revelation) to accompany his BBC1 series, In the Footsteps of St Paul. In the two-part documentary, the Poirot actor travels to ancient and modern locations around the Mediterranean, interviewing experts and uncovering the latest archaeological research surrounding St Paul's career. Scripture is taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, 2011 translation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • At last!!!! A soothing ENGLISH accent Bible!

  • By Ransomovitch on 27-03-15

excellent to listen to

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

What made the experience of listening to NIV Bible 8 the most enjoyable?

pace and able to listen clearly

What does David Suchet bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

listened to others readers previously and found them a bit boring if I can say that!

Any additional comments?

want to listen to the bible - this is a great way!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bonhoeffer

  • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring humbling history, from the other side!

  • By Anne on 07-03-12

excellent book

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

Reviewed: 21-03-15

What made the experience of listening to Bonhoeffer the most enjoyable?

'enjoyable'.. but a really easy to listen to book and deeply thought provoking,

Any additional comments?

if you want an insight into the war and Bonhoeffer - excellent, easy and very difficult to read at the same time. Wasn't graphically horrible, but you get the gist.

  • The Teashop on the Corner

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

At her husband's funeral, Carla Pride discovers that Martin never divorced his first wife. And his other wife is determined to take everything from Carla. When Will Linton's business goes bust he thinks that he will rise to the top again. But his wife Nicole isn't going to stick around with “a loser”. Molly Jones is being bullied into going into a retirement home. Then the love of her life returns – he says he is dying and wants to spend the time he has left with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really great easy listen/read 😌

  • By Ann D on 02-03-15

great cheerful book

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

Reviewed: 21-03-15

Where does The Teashop on the Corner rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

really lovely well written book

What about Colleen Prendergast’s performance did you like?

fine

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

both

Any additional comments?

really lovely easy to listen to book but kept you going and wanting to listen to it all!

  • From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

  • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Step back to Christianity's first three centuries to see how it transitioned from the religion of Jesus to a religion about Jesus. How did a single group from among many win the struggle for dominance to establish the beliefs central to the faith, rewrite the history of Christianity's internal conflicts, and produce a canon of sacred texts – the New Testament – that supported its own views?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic course and insight to Christianity

  • By JCT on 20-08-17

Easy to listen and learn

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

Reviewed: 21-03-15

Really good set of lectures to listen and learn from will listen again soon. Will happily buy next in series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Baggledorf

  • The Itching Powder Plot
  • By: Zina Pearce-Tomenius
  • Narrated by: Helen Robinson
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Deep among the Swedish pines lies the fantastical world of the trolls. More often than not, these kindly creatures keep themselves to themselves, but this summer is different. Ten-year-old Poppy's school holidays are transformed when she befriends the young troll Baggledorf at the forest lake near her Grandpa's cottage. Baggledorf is a chunky, hairy, but cuddly individual with a few vile habits, and many exciting hobbies. The fun-loving troll introduces Poppy and her dog, Fred, to quarry cloud racing, deep-forest grass boarding, and pine-tree sliding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Clare on 20-02-11

Brilliant book to listen to for children and adult

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

Reviewed: 14-11-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Baggledorf to be better than the print version?

Great book for children (5 - 8 year olds i'd say best) and Adults to listen to together in a car journey

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Poirot's Early Cases

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser, David Suchet
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

Still in the formative years of his career, Hercule Poirot faces a most taxing case: who killed Lord Cronshaw? Was Coco Courtenay's death on the same night a mere coincidence? And did she deliberately take an overdose of cocaine?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poriot Early Cases <br />

  • By Jaye what if on 21-06-16

easy listening

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

Reviewed: 14-11-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Poirot's Early Cases to be better than the print version?

Cant go wrong with Agatha Christie stories and this is no exception.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Harry the Poisonous Centipede's Big Adventure

  • By: Lynne Reid Banks
  • Narrated by: Lynne Reid Banks
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all Lynne Reid Banks' usual charm and humor. Harry the poisonous centipede and his friend, George, are captured by the dreaded Hoo-Mins. How on earth can they escape from their hard-air prisons? Glass jars are too hard to climb, they're too slippery, and the holes in the top are small. But when the Not-So-Big-Hoo-Min's Mother accidentally knocks over two glass jars that happen to be holding a scorpion and a tarantula, all hell breaks loose....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • lovely story for my 8 and 4 year old

  • By Charlotte Faint on 14-11-14

lovely story for my 8 and 4 year old

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

Reviewed: 14-11-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

as an adult i found it a little slow. the children loved it! so if you want to keep them quiet and listen to an interesting story to - this is a good one to go for.

  • Shades of Grey

  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

"Hundreds of years in the future, after the Something that Happened, the world is an alarmingly different place. Life is lived according to The Rulebook and social hierarchy is determined by your perception of colour.Eddie Russett is an above average Red who dreams of moving up the ladder by marriage to Constance Oxblood. Until he is sent to the Outer Fringes where he meets Jane - a lowly Grey with an uncontrollable temper and a desire to see him killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surreal, Crazy - and wonderful

  • By Veronica on 23-01-12

Fantastic ideas storyline keeps you hanging

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

Reviewed: 09-07-14

What did you like best about Shades of Grey? What did you like least?

great ideas and themes to the book.
felt the book was written in the hope a film will be made out of it, which made it a bit boring and predictable at times

Would you be willing to try another book from Jasper Fforde? Why or why not?

yes - though not such a long one!

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

i've not listened to any before - great

Do you think Shades of Grey needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

its written for one - not too sure i'd bother to read it

Any additional comments?

love the concept of the book, in part too descriptive and slow pace.