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  • Dark Harbour

  • By: David Hosp
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Scott Finn worked his way out of Boston's toughest neighbourhood to become a rising star in the city's most elite law firm. When the body of Natalie Caldwell, one of his closest colleagues and former lover, is found floating in Boston harbour, it appears she is the seventh victim of the Jack-the-Ripper-style murderer terrorising Boston. But police detective Linda Flaherty isn't so sure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Street on 15-02-19

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

Great story, strong characters and as usual exceptionally well performed by Jeff Harding who is a master of his craft

  • Blood Feud

  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Reanne Farley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Kerry Casey thought she'd made a life away from the dirty dealings of her gangster family. Her father wanted to make them legit - her brother Mickey had other ideas, and now it's got him killed. When Mickey's funeral turns into a bloodbath at the hands of a group of anonymous shooters and Kerry's mother is killed in the crossfire, Kerry finds herself at the head of the Casey family and desperate for revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By HOMEBIRD on 29-08-18

Not for the easily offended.

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

On the plus side a good story line performed extremely well by Reanne Farley whose characterisations give it life.
On the minus side the language is presumably written to shock and it does but while it doesn't bother me I question that it needed to be so extensive.

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

A natural storyteller and raconteur in his own right - just listen to Paddle Your Own Canoe and Gumption - actor, comedian, carpenter, and all-around manly man Nick Offerman ( Parks and Recreation) brings his distinctive baritone and a fine-tuned comic versatility to Twain's writing. In a knockout performance, he doesn't so much as read Twain's words as he does rejoice in them, delighting in the hijinks of Tom - whom he lovingly refers to as a "great scam artist" and "true American hero".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a classic for a reason

  • By Ben E on 14-02-17

Classic

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

It's a classic story that I read many years ago, I think I bought it to repeat the enjoyment I got then but unfortunately it didn't do what I wanted, that said it is undoubtedly a classic and a good listen extremely well performed by Nick Offerman

  • Burning Midnight

  • By: Loren D. Estleman
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

In Burning Midnight, master of the hard-boiled detective novel Loren D. Estleman gives readers a hot new Amos Walker mystery. Amos Walker knows Detroit, from the highest to the lowest, and that includes the gangs of Mexican town. When a friend asks Walker to get his son's brother-in-law out of one of two feuding gangs, Walker gets in trouble fast. First, dead bodies start to pile up; then come suspicious fires and the bottle bombs. Walker is caught in the middle of a gang war. Whether or not a middle-aged gringo like him can cool things off between the Maldados and the Zapatistas, he's got to try; he did promise his friend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not really for me

  • By Street on 11-02-19

Not really for me

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

This is a twisted story line, the characters are confusing, the ending unexpected and quite unbelievable, the only redeeming feature is the performance by Jeff Harding

  • Rum Punch

  • By: Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

From America's top writer of hardboiled crime, the novel that became Tarantino's hit film Jackie Brown. Ordell Robbie makes a fine living selling illegal high-powered weaponry to the wrong people. Jackie Burke couriers Ordell's profits from Freeport to Miami. But the feds are on to Jackie - and now the aging, but still hot, flight attendant will have to do prison time or play ball, which makes her a prime 'loose end' that Ordell needs to tie up...permanently.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard going

  • By Street on 11-02-19

Hard going

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

This story is tangled and not in the usual mystery manner, that said stick with it and all becomes clearer about two thirds of the way through. Jeff Harding gives his usual exceptional performance.

  • Kane and Abel

  • The 30th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629

Kane & Abel for a new generation!!

They had only one thing in common - William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths were destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune.

The marvellous story, spanning 60 years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save - and finally destroy - each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb listen

  • By josephine on 05-06-13

Not one to be missed!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Great story, strong characters, superbly read, sad but thought provoking ending. Jeffrey Archer has excelled yet again

  • A Tapping at My Door

  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,164

From the best-selling author of Cry Baby, the beginning of a brilliant and gripping police procedural series set in Liverpool, perfect for fans of Peter James and Mark Billingham. A woman at home in Liverpool is disturbed by a persistent tapping at her back door. She's disturbed to discover the culprit is a raven and tries to shoo it away. Which is when the killer strikes. DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story well worth a listen

  • By Cathryn B. on 11-04-16

Stick with it

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

The early part of the story is bitty and slow to take off, several times I was tempted to give up and call it a day but then the "past" is described and the story starts to fall into place and makes it a good listen. Excellent reading by Jonathon Keeble who as usual adds much to the enjoyment factor.

  • Work Like Any Other

  • By: Virginia Reeves
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Roscoe has set his sights on a new type of power spreading at the start of the 20th century: electricity. But when his wife, Marie, inherits her father's failing farm, Roscoe uses his skills as an electrician to siphon energy from the state, ushering in a period of bounty and happiness. Then everything changes. A young man is electrocuted on their land. Roscoe is arrested for manslaughter, and he must now carve out a place in a violent new world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A confusing story

  • By Street on 30-11-18

A confusing story

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

Reviewed: 30-11-18

Having listened to the first four hours I still couldn't make out what the story was about, tenuous links from line to line - if not for Jeff Hardings performance I would have given up but persevered and listened to the rest - eventually it became clear but took a lot of patience.
Suggest you listen on 1.25

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  • The Reckoning

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 376

Pete Banning was Clanton's favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbour and a faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder wasn't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it - to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends and to the people of Clanton - was 'I have nothing to say'. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham Grinds to a Halt!

  • By Simon on 24-10-18

Grisham at his best

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

Reviewed: 26-11-18

Long awaited and when it came I listened at every opportunity even into the early hours - a strange method of storytelling - the ending first, the lead up next suggesting the reasons for the ending and then finally the twist that is totally unexpected.

  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child. From number one best seller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Goes Back to Basics!

  • By Simon on 06-11-18

Not his best

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

Reviewed: 26-11-18

I have listened to all of the Jack Reacher books and was looking forward to this one for some time unfortunately this falls short of his usual standard and the main redeeming feature is the usual masterful performance by Jeff Harding. I hate to say it but perhaps it's time to retire Reacher.