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  • Michel Thomas Method

  • Spanish Course Sample
  • By: Michel Thomas
  • Narrated by: Michel Thomas
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

This is a sample of the best-selling Michel Thomas Method Spanish Course, offering you a fast-track introduction to Spanish. You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Spanish in the same way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spanish by Michel Thomas

  • By Sally on 11-12-11

Great, going to buy the full version.

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

Reviewed: 24-03-14

If you could sum up Michel Thomas Method in three words, what would they be?

Easy as 1,2,3

What was one of the most memorable moments of Michel Thomas Method?

Being able to say the whole sentence at the end and remembering days later without trying :D

What three words best describe Michel Thomas’s performance?

Confident, relaxing and reassuring

Any additional comments?

At first I thought I would struggle with Michel Thomas's performance as I thought he might be difficult to understand. After listening a few times I found him to be relaxing and this made it easier for me to learn. You feel like you are all sat in a room together just having a chat. I tried to learn Spanish twenty years ago when working in the USA and Caribbean but found it too fast past. We are moving to florida next year so I want to learn again, after listening to the sample I feel confident that with the full version I can be fluent by next year.

  • The Take

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

An uncompromising and haunting story of betrayal and violence from the best-selling author Martina Cole. Freddie Jackson thinks he owns the underworld when he gets out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections, and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie just wants her husband home, but she's forgotten the rows, the violence, and the girls Freddie can't leave alone. Bitter, resentful, and increasingly unstable, Jackie watches her life crumble while her little sister Maggie's star rises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By Reginald pelle on 18-03-16

Not for me!

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

Reviewed: 24-03-14

What disappointed you about The Take?

This is not a book for me. The book contains a LOT of obscenities and at first I almost didn't listen to it at all, but I decided to give it a try. It is set in the east end of London and so the language and tone is necessary to the story. There is a lot of violence, child neglect, alcohol and drug abuse in the story but the way it is written kept me interested. I got about 3/4 through the book and then I just couldn't go any further, the violence was too much for me and I decided I could live without knowing how it ended.

Would you recommend The Take to your friends? Why or why not?

No, it is not something I would encourage my friends to read.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Where Maggie finally stands up to Freddie in front of Jimmy and he realises he no longer has power over her, more importantly, she realises it too!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger, sadness and disgust.

Any additional comments?

The book is so well written, I have not listened to this author before and whilst I found the story just too much for me I cannot admire her writing enough. The detail and complexity of the story is fantastic and her understanding of the London crime world is apparent. In fact, it is because the detail of writing is so good that I had to stop listening to the book. The description of one particular scene was so detailed that I was in tears and felt physically sick. I have dealt with children who have been abused and neglected by alcoholic mothers so the behaviour of Jackie to me was disgraceful and outrageous. I think the reason I couldn't continue with the book is because it is so true to life that it left me feeling angry and outraged and that is an emotion I can do without on a daily basis.

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  • The Killing 3

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

A familly in turmoil. A country in crisis. All debts must be settled. Detective Inspector for homicide, Sarah Lund, is contacted by old flame Mathias Borch from National Intelligence. Borch fears that what first appeared to be a random killing at the docks is the beginning of an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Troels Hartmann. The murder draws attention towards the shipping and oil giant, Zeeland, run by billionaire Robert Zeuthen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great series!

  • By Gadget Queen on 24-03-14

A great series!

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

Reviewed: 24-03-14

If you could sum up The Killing 3 in three words, what would they be?

Intense, captivating and frustrating

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Killing 3?

The ending - unexpected, frustrating and satisfying!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Hard to say, there were so many, the whole book is great. Every scene has something different to offer. The intensity of the boat scene; the frustration at the end when Sara feels there is no other way, that no one would believe her (but they do!); the anger at the government and Hartmann, who almost gains a conscience!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The story is about a kidnapped girl, the same age as my own daughter so there were many moving moments. The whole book is so well written and keeps you captivated and engaged throughout it is hard to pick individual moments and scenes.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed the killing 1 and 2 and the third has certainly not disappointed. After the first book you become captivated by the character Sara Lund and her brilliant mind. She marches to the beat of her own drum which is both admirable and frustrating. All three books have great plots and the detail and complexity is compelling. The narration is great, well paced and good use of tone and expression. I have really enjoyed the series and this book is more than its credits worth!

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  • The Litigators

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

The classic legal thriller and huge bestseller from master of the genre John Grisham. David Zinc has it all: Big firm, big salary, life in the lawyer's fast lane. Until the day he snaps and throws it all away. Leaving the world of corporate law far behind, he talks himself into a new job with Finley & Figg. A self-styled 'boutique' firm with only two partners, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are ambulance-chasing street lawyers who hustle nickel-and-dime cases, dreaming of landing the big win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • endearing and gripping

  • By sunshine on 21-11-11

Not his best

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-12

I enjoyed this book but it was slow to get going. This may have also been because it is the first audio book for me, so I had to get used to someone else's voice in my head. Once the story picked up pace it became more interesting and I did enjoy it. But not his best and nowhere near the tension and thrill of his earlier works such as The Firm. I found the ending to be a bit of a let down.

  • The Witness [Brilliance Audio Edition]

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pulls you in.

  • By Gadget Queen on 09-05-12

Pulls you in.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-12

The is the first time I have read Nora Roberts and was unsure what to expect. The story pulled me in from the beginning and I was hooked. I love the way the main character grew and developed throughout the story in a way that feels as if you really know her. Beautifully read by Julia Whelan - a great modern crime story where good prevails.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful