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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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  • The Solitary Man

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Chris Hutchinson is a man on the run. Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Hutch escapes from a British maximum security prison and starts a new life in Hong Kong. Then a ghost from his past catches up with him, forcing him to help a former terrorist break out of a Bankok prison. Or face life behind bars once more. Meanwhile the Drug Enforcement Administration wants to nail the vicious drug warlord responsible fo rflooding the States with cheap heroin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fast-paced criminal thriller

  • By kate on 25-09-10

complicated.......

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

I usually like this auther but in this instance he has created a complicated story and leaps from one set of circumstances to another and makesit difficult to follow the story. sorry but not his best work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bombmaker

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Ten years ago, Andrea Hayes was the best master bombmaker in the business. Young, beautiful, and deadly, she was the favourite of her Irish republican masters. Then it all went wrong. Five children were killed, when disruption was all that was intended. It all became too much, and she turned away from her trade.… Now, a new Andrea Hayes lives a safe suburban life, with her loving husband and young daughter. Safe in the knowledge that her past is another country. But then her daughter is kidnapped and the past has come knocking.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a disappointment

  • By Janice on 03-02-14

Long winded

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

Reviewed: 25-12-16

Interesting but boring in parts .not the usual Stephen Leather The story was a bit far fetched.

  • Sniper Fire in Belfast (SAS Operation)

  • By: Shaun Clarke
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But can the SAS survive working deep undercover among the terrorists of Northern Ireland? It is the 1970s, and a mean and dirty war is being waged on British soil. Sectarian violence is an almost daily occurrence, and the terrorist groups, who finance their operations through robbery, fraud and extortion, engage in torture, assassination and wholesale slaughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Story but too short

  • By Alec on 27-03-17

very anti british

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

no... i had to have three attempts to understand the plot

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

brilliant narrator

Did Sniper Fire in Belfast (SAS Operation) inspire you to do anything?

yes ....return it to Audible.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • What She Saw

  • By: Mark Roberts
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

When a nine-year-old boy is left to die inside a burning car on a sink estate in Peckham, DCI David Rosen is drafted in to investigate. The young boy has been severely burned, and is now fighting for his life. As Rosen and his team begin to scour the crime scene for forensic evidence, they discover something chilling; a graffiti image of a sinister eye, drawn in exquisite detail above the site of the wreckage - and behind it, a series of mysterious markings, etched into the wall. Could the markings represent a secret code left by the killer - a code that will hold the key to the investigation?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop listening

  • By C. Edwards on 19-05-14

One of the worst books I have listened too.

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

Reviewed: 23-03-15

What would have made What She Saw better?

Narration was poor

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Roberts again?

No

What didn’t you like about Joe Jameson’s performance?

ordinary

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from What She Saw?

A warning about violent child sexual activities

Any additional comments?

I have no doubt that a lot of research would have been done, sorry but I just did not like it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • World Without End

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 45 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,636

On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius, and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bereaved when it ended

  • By bex4ad on 15-03-11

brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-13

This the first book I have read from this Author, A bit slow .to start but could not put it down.