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Ligs

Claix, France
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  • The Deeds of the Disturber

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

After an adventurous season spent excavating at Dahshoor, and narrowly averting the clutches of the Master Criminal, Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her spouse prepare for a quiet summer in England. The social and domestic routine, though interrupted by the precocious escapades of their only child, Ramses, hardly seems much of a challenge for the indomitable Emersons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Emersons in London

  • By Stephanie on 18-08-07

Very Enjoyable! Superb Narrator

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

Reviewed: 18-09-13

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

Narrator was excellent as usual, truly one of the best narrators I have heard giving life and character to everyone she reads.

This book was based in England, a nice change from Egypt and I enjoyed the plot and the way the story developed. A certain amount of 'willing suspension of disbelief' is required with all Amelia Peabody books, but the language is rich, intelligent and rewarding and the characters both interesting and portrayed with a sense of humour. A very enjoyable listen.

However, such a pity that Audible does not have book 4 of this series available in their listings as it is referred to frequently in this and subsequent books in the series.

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

I have listened to several of this narrators books, and she is consistently superb throughout.

Any additional comments?

Please can you ensure that you have the full Amelia Peabody series available, from start to finish. Book 4 missing and others I think.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mockingjay: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,992

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Game Over... but do they live happily ever after?

  • By Laura on 15-06-11

A Tad too violent for me

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-12

Having listened to the previous 2 books, I still dislike the narrators flat, monotone voice as the main character...they should not have let her sing for sure. Having said that, her characterisations/voices are better than the main characters voice, which is unusual.

I personally found this final book a little tedious, in spite of the action and was in fact relieved when it was over. Too much tummy button gazing with the internal monologues and spoken thoughts for my taste.

I also found that there was uncessary level of detail on the torture and violence, which was almost continuous throughout the book.

Having said that the plot was interesting with some surprises in store, so if you liked the prevous two books, you will not dislike this one...but not as good as the others in my view.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Chemistry of Death

  • Dr David Hunter, Book 1
  • By: Simon Beckett
  • Narrated by: Greg Wise
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

When the bizarrely mutilated and long-dead body of a young woman is found in a ditch in Manham, an isolated and insular village in the Norfolk marshlands, it isn't just the fact that she had been a friend that disturbs Dr. David Hunter. He was once a high-profile forensic anthropologist and all too familiar with the different faces of death, until a devastating personal tragedy made him turn his back on his former life and career.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A passable listen

  • By Ligs on 07-02-12

A passable listen

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-12

I was not carried away with this book, and felt that it was not very well narrated unfortunately, a little wooden. For me the whole story line was a tad improbable, you might say that about lots of books, but I guess the whole point of fiction is that you can 'suspend your disbelief' and believe what you are reading, at the time you are reading/listening to it. I found this very difficult to do with this particular book.

Having said that I will listen to the next one in the series to see if it is the narrator or author..as the scientific points are interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Owl Killers

  • By: Karen Maitland
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

England 1321: Deep in the countryside lies an isolate village governed by a sinister regime of Owl Masters. But their dark status quo is disturbed by the arrival of a house of religious women. Why do their crops succeed when village crops fail, their cattle survive despite the plague? Accusations of witchcraft and heresy run rife, while the Owl Masters rain down hellfire and torment on the women, who must look to their faith to save them from the lengthening shadow of evil... a shadow with predatory, terrifying talons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • utterly enthralling, loved every minute

  • By Cathryn on 17-04-12

An Uncomfortable Listen

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-12

Similar to other reviews I really enjoyed the Company of Liars and particularly appreciated the talents of David Thorpe and his excellent characterisation and narration. He also in my view did an excellent job with this book, however the subject matter was nowhere near as compelling or interesting and in places just dark, dull and repetitive. I had to admit to 'speed-listening' to the end, which I rarely do, as I just wanted the book to be over.

The book in its merits does make you consider the time and desperate situation of the country working fold their cottages vs Church and Manor and also the power of the Church at the time. As for Company of LIars Karen Maitland is very good at bringing across the squalour and torment of the filthy middle ages, makes you glad to live int he 21st century.

All in all an uncomfortable and uninspiring listen for me I am afraid.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • One Day

  • By: David Nicholls
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 583

He is Dexter Mayhew, tall, dark, and (she can't deny it) handsome. She is Emma Morley, bottled red hair, wilfully badly dressed, all principles and no action. Could this be the dawn of the rest of their lives? Or are Dex and Em living proof that - despite an unlikely beginning - men and women really can be just good friends?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll laugh, you'll cry.

  • By Charles on 09-12-09

Dismal and Dull!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-11

Simlar to some of the other negative reviewers, I have the feeling that I must have missed something in this book seeing some of the higher starred reviews. Firstly I thought that the narrator did an excellent job of the characters, I found her easy to listen to. I also enjoyed the first section of the book, but having finished it yesterday, and found that I was becoming more and more impatient with the second half, and just wanted it to be over. Since finishing the book, I have subsequently felt emotionally manipulated and melancoly about it and annoyed with myself that I did not give it up earlier. If you are happy to read about constant and repeated mistakes and errors of people under the influence of alcohol, and missed opportunities then this might be the book for you. For me the story was too dismal to be entertaining and ultimately too contrived and miserable to give any satisfaction ..sorry! My worst download to date.

17 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The Glassblower of Murano

  • By: Marina Fiorato
  • Narrated by: Cristian Solimeno, Kate Magowan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

The keys to the future lie in the past - a compelling story of love and intrigue spanning three centuries, three countries - and one miraculous talent....Nora Manin decides to leave her fractured life in London to start again in Venice, and there begins to unravel the story of her ancestor, Corradino Manin, the greatest artist of glass that the island of Murano ever produced.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Will not keep you awake at night

  • By Ligs on 26-02-11

Will not keep you awake at night

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-11

I found that the story itself was quite interesting, but found the narration and the writing rather simplified and not very sophisticated for my taste for such an historical topic such as Venice, Murano and the Doges palace. For me, the male narrators mild English regional accent, modern style and tone struck me as slightly bizarre, bearing in mind that he was talking about Italians in the 1500's, although the style in which the novel is written partially forced this I think. He does put on an Italian accent for the characterizations. Very light listening, will not keep you awake at night.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Host

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive

  • By indigodreamer on 14-11-11

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-10

I felt the narrator did an outstanding job with all the characters voices. The unfamiliar inflections and tones that the narrator uses with Wanderers voice in the first part of the book, I think was intended to illustrate the fact that Wanderer was alien and not used to the language..she changes this as the book progresses. Anyway, I did not find the narrators voice irritating at all..I very much enjoyed this book and would recommend it as an easy, enjoyable and entertaining listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

News Of Paul Temple
    
    
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        Francis Durbridge
    
    


    
    
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        Anthony Head
    
    


    
    Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    25 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • News Of Paul Temple

  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Anthony Head
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Paul Temple meets Iris Archer at a cocktail party, and agrees to write a play for the vivacious actress. So he is most surprised when she suddenly decides to pull out of the lead role days before the play is due to open. He is even more surprised when he glimpses her in the Scottish hotel where the Temples are holidaying; after she had told him that she was going to the South of France.

Does her sudden appearance have anything to do with the mysterious letter passed to Paul Temple by an excitable young man, with explicit instructions to deliver it to John Richmond? What does the enigmatic Doctor Steiner have to do with events?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anthony Head does a marvellous job!

  • By Ligs on 25-09-09

Anthony Head does a marvellous job!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-09

Anthony Head does an absolutely marvellous job of reading all these stories, his slightly Dutch accent on one of the characters is just so ingenious he is gifted. As another reviewer states, it would be wonderful to have more of his readings. Paul Temple stories are as you would expect, wonderfully dated, a relaxing, entertaining and throughly enjoyable listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful