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  • Need You Dead

  • Roy Grace, Book 13
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133

Lorna Belling, desperate to escape her marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her. When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Boysie on 09-12-17

Another good read

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Not as spine tingling as some of Peter's other books this is nonetheless a good listen. I did feel like it ended a bit abruptly and whilst I understand the need for lead in to the next book this left just a few too many questions unanswered.

  • End of Watch

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,957
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820

End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis, Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer. Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain-injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointingly Supernatural

  • By Mr D C Finnimore on 27-10-16

Ridiculously far fetched

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

Reviewed: 24-06-16

I loved the first in the series, Enjoyed the second and felt the third was awful.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition

  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 924

January 1991: IRAQ. Eight members of the SAS regiment embark upon a top-secret mission to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they are to sever a vital underground communication link and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO. Each laden with 15 stones of equipment, they tab 20km across the desert to reach their objective. But within days, their location is compromised. After a fierce fire fight, they are forced into evasive action. Four men are captured. Three die. Only one escapes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating Story of Human Endurance

  • By Jason on 29-11-16

Sublime and exhilarating

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

Reviewed: 13-05-16

One of the best real life accounts of war I have read, Makes you want to research and explore the events mentioned in the book and provides hours of entertainment.

  • Target America

  • Sniper Elite, Book 2
  • By: Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

When Chechen terrorists manage to smuggle a Cold War-era Russian nuke across the Mexican-American border, the president is forced to reactivate the only unit capable of stopping them: Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon and his brash team of SEALs and Delta Force fighters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Snipertastic !

  • By Mr D J Allan on 01-01-18

All action winner

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

Reviewed: 13-05-16

Good listen if you like action , Strong characters and a pretty good plot - Not as good as book in my opionon but an easy listen all the same

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856

Memories can be a real killer. Melvin Mars awaits his fate on death row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged 20 years old, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents - just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci's Decker Full of Aces!

  • By Simon on 22-04-16

A few chapter too long

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

Reviewed: 13-05-16

What did you like best about The Last Mile? What did you like least?

A good story and well read but the plot continued to a point where it became boring - Could have finished 4-5 chapters earlier.

Which character – as performed by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favourite?

Decker is a great character

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Yes

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography

  • By: Mike Tyson
  • Narrated by: Joshua Henry
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

Love him or loathe him, ‘Iron' Mike Tyson is an icon and one of the most fascinating sporting figures of our time. In this no-holds-barred autobiography, Tyson lays bare his demons and tells his story: from poverty to stardom to hell and back again. In his first autobiography, ‘Iron' Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An extremely open account of a rollercoaster life!

  • By Chris on 27-02-14

Excellent read,

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

Reviewed: 14-11-14

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

Yes I would recommend it to any sports fan.

What did you like best about this story?

The Narrator was exceptional in my opinion and brought the story to life.

  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By MISS E. on 14-11-14

A let down

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

Reviewed: 14-11-14

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

No , Titus Welliver delivered it in a monotone boring voice - it would put you to sleep

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I returned the book before the end , Ill buy the paper version and finish it rather than listen to Titus

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Titus Welliver?

Anyone

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Second Half

  • By: Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
  • Narrated by: Roy Keane, Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

Narrated by Stephen Hogan and introduced by Roy Keane. In an 18-year playing career for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United (under Sir Alex Ferguson) and Celtic, Roy Keane dominated every midfield he led to glory. Aggressive and highly competitive, his attitude helped him to excel as captain of Manchester United from 1997 until his departure in 2005.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't want it to end!

  • By robert roebuck on 17-10-14

Narrator was hard to listen to

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

Reviewed: 13-10-14

Would you try another book written by Roy Keane and Roddy Doyle or narrated by Roy Keane and Stephen Hogan ?

I wouldn't listen to another book narrated by Stephen Hogan , Roy Keane's intro is great but as soon as Hogan takes over the book loses any edge. he ruined the book in my opinion -I had to switch it off

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Roy Keane and Stephen Hogan ?

Roy should have read the whole book himself or else stayed out of it completely - He set a tone which Stephen Hogan couldn't follow

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Yes

9 of 10 people found this review helpful