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Harpinder Singh

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  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,827

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original British SF...absolutely loved it!!

  • By Jude on 12-07-15

more words than needed

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

was very good in parts and some real quality sections....But some of it I thought was lengthier than it needed to be...but who am I! I'm no writer! still worth a listen...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Two Brothers

  • By: Ben Elton
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Berlin 1920: Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice.... Which one of them will survive? Ben Elton's most personal novel to date, Two Brothers transports the reader to the time of history's darkest hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Briliant!

  • By M on 19-01-13

won't let you down - 5 OUT OF 5

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-12

I am a fan of Ben Elton and have read quite a bit of his stuff. I always find it hard to pick a book, always debating, will I enjoy this? So I went for another Ben Elton thinking, he doesn't let me down and he hasn't this time either. As always the writing is quality, easy to follow, engaging, witty, dark, emotive. To top it off the naration (nice job JOT!) is superb. His accents are great (no attempts at poor German accents), and the tone quality of his voice is amazing. This book is, well 5 OUT OF 5! A MUST HAVE

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance

  • By: Lee Child (author/editor), Dennis Lehane, Karin Slaughter, and others
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

In our dangerous world, offenders cannot always be brought down by the justice system. When a different kind of justice is needed—swift, effective, and personal—a new type of avenger must take action. In Vengeance, best-selling author Lee Child, “a superb craftsman of suspense” ( Entertainment Weekly), presents 21 riveting stories from some of today’s top crime writers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • it's all in the voice

  • By Harpinder Singh on 10-10-12

it's all in the voice

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-12

I never write reviews, EVER. However, I have felt compelled to comment on this collection. Many of the shorts are good and a few are very good. Yet, at times I have found myself laughing out loud to the accents the narrators put on. Their normal American voices are great and easy to listen to, it's just when they apply an accent. For example, one short is based in England. The writer actually uses the words "slap and tickle" (which in itself made me cry laughing) and the accent that this was accompanied with made it sound like something from a really poor Aussie soap. There are many other instances of this happening. So actually I think my advice would be if you get this book, you might enjoy it, but not for the reasons you think!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful