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  • The Summons

  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Winner of the Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger and shortlisted for the Edgar Award. The summons comes at night. Two policemen collect Peter Diamond from his West London flat and drive him to Bath. Once head of the murder squad there, he is now out of touch in his retirement, unaware of an audacious escape from Albany Prison. Four years previously, Diamond headed the investigation of the bizarre murder of a Swedish woman journalist, her mouth stuffed with red roses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Summons to the Kill

  • By Martyn on 19-02-16

Always good

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

Reviewed: 13-09-16

Nice to have West Country setting. Always extra twists. Hope real cops are more like Diamond. The baddies have got it coming.

  • The Amateurs

  • By: John Niven
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Gary is a sweet and decent man. Only two things would improve his life - having children with his gorgeous wife, Pauline, and a lower golf handicap. Both are unlikely. Pauline is wondering how she ended up living in an ugly little house, driving a second-hand car and making a living dressing up as Tinker Bell. She's planning to leave Gary for a self-made carpet millionaire. Findlay, the Carpet King of Scotland, wants to trade in his obese wife for a younger model.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funniest book I've ever heard/read

  • By Greg on 11-12-15

I laugh out loud

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

Reviewed: 16-07-16

What did you like most about The Amateurs?

I know I should not but I laugh out loud at the affliction. Good book well read

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Amateurs?

No spoilers from me

What about Angus King’s performance did you like?

Good voices for all characters

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

I laugh out loud

Any additional comments?

Good ending

  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,920

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

Strike brings a new twist to detectives.

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

Reviewed: 17-01-16

What made the experience of listening to The Silkworm the most enjoyable?

Good paced story with full characters who are their for a reason.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Strike and his interaction with his assistant

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

Good voices we know who is talking

  • Double Whammy

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

A twisted tale of murder in the world of big-stakes bass fishing tournaments. Filled with ex-wives, evangelists, and an armed pit-bull, this is a story that could only be concocted by Carl Hiaasen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, and czar of Florida noir fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Carl Hiaasen

  • By Caro on 18-04-14

Floida fun Carle is a good story teller

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

Reviewed: 05-08-13

Friendly fishermen. what a crew, but the good guys have best intension's. Any thing goes in floida.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cop to Corpse

  • Book 12 in the Peter Diamond Mysteries
  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

In the small hours of a Sunday morning in the city of Bath a policeman on beat duty is shot dead by an unseen gunman - the third killing of an officer in Somerset in a matter of weeks. The emergency services are summoned. Ambitious to arrest the Somerset Sniper, the duty inspector, Ken Lockton, seals the crime scene, which is confined by the river on one side and a massive retaining wall on the other. He discovers the murder weapon in a garden - and is himself attacked and left for dead.Enter Peter Diamond, Bath's burly CID chief.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovesey always has good story to tell

  • By Peter Evans on 01-06-13

Lovesey always has good story to tell

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

Reviewed: 01-06-13

Lovesey always has good story to tell, cops and robber's with twist & turn to keep you listening.
Well narrated with good range of voices.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A History of Britain: Volume 2

  • By: Simon Schama
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

The British wars began on the morning of 23 July 1637, heralding 200 years of battles. Most were driven by religious or political conviction, as Republicans and Royalists, Catholics and Protestants, Tories and Whigs, and colonialists and natives vied for supremacy. Of the battles not fought on home territory, many took place across Europe, America, India, and also at sea. Schama's examination of this turbulent period reveals how the British people eventually united in imperial enterprise, forming 'Britannia Incorporated'.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, engaging but lots to remember

  • By Roderic on 12-11-14

Good history lesson

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Like all history it depends on who's side you are on. This does quite well at sticking to facts (I do not now how you can confirm this) and keeping all roud perspective.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Stingray Shuffle

  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

In his latest bizarre concoction, Dorsey picks up - sort of - various plot strands from his earlier books, including Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, and Orange Crush. There's still the matter, you see, of the briefcase full of cash, and still unresolved are the stories of Serge Storms, the serial killer and history buff; Johnny Vegas, the startlingly handsome virgin; Jethro Maddox, the Hemingway look-alike; and Paul, the Passive-Aggressive Private Eye. Fans of Dorsey's magnificently off-kilter adventures will be thrilled to rejoin these characters....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dorsey $5000000 magic

  • By Peter Evans on 13-04-13

Dorsey $5000000 magic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I recommend listening to the series. It does not matter which order, they are individual stories. . Anarchic fun, not for the prudish or faint hearted.



Dorsey $5000000 magic the russians will sell any thing.

  • Hurricane Punch

  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Welcome to another typical summer in Florida, the season of the storms. Serge Storms. That loveable serial killer, an under-under-medicated dispenser of truth, justice, and trivia, is back with a vengeance. And not a weirdness-laced moment too soon. His cherished home state is about to take a beating, and from far more than the way-too-routine conga line of hurricanes bearing down on the peninsula. Corpses have begun turning up at a disturbing rate, even for Florida.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the prudish or faint hearted

  • By Peter Evans on 07-04-13

Not for the prudish or faint hearted

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Dorsey has done it again. Anarchic fun, not for the prudish or faint hearted. I recommend listening to the series. It does not matter which order, they are individual stories.

I want to go to Florida with Serge as my guide.

  • Orange Crush

  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Praising Tim Dorsey’s tongue-in-cheek humor, the Miami Herald wrote, “Nobody, but nobody, writes like this guy.” Here Florida politics take the main stage in a rollicking satire that proves Dorsey’s at the top of his game. When a traumatic experience forever changes Florida gubernatorial race candidate Marlon Conrad’s life, he hits the road in a Winnebago to find the “real” Florida. But his odyssey is plagued with would-be assassins and cutthroat journalists.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dorsey has done it again.

  • By Peter Evans on 07-04-13

Dorsey has done it again.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Anarchic fun, not for the prudish or faint hearted. I recommend listening to the series. It does not matter which order, they are individual stories.

I want to go to Florida with Serge as my guide.

  • Gator A-Go-Go

  • A Novel
  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

That's right: Serge and Coleman do spring break!It's been a long time coming, but they're at the party now - and you¹ll never look at a Frisbee the same way again. But trouble is brewing. After years of quiet, a legendary Miami kingpin from the anything-goes '80s is suddenly back in the news, along with one of the state's most psychotic homicidal monsters, every bit as criminally insane as Serge - except without the morals. And the mysteries continue to mount....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back on form. Gripping

  • By Mr. Peter Barber on 14-09-17

Anarchic fun,

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Dorsey has done it again. Anarchic fun, not for the prudish or faint hearted. I recommend listening to the series. It does not matter which order, they are individual stories.

I want to go to Florida with Serge as my guide.