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  • The Night at the Crossroads

  • Inspector Maigret; Book 7
  • By: Georges Simenon, Linda Coverdale (translator)
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

A new translation of Georges Simenon's sensational tale of deceit and back-stabbing in an isolated community, part of the new Maigret series. Maigret has been interrogating Carl Andersen for 17 hours without a confession. He's either innocent or a very good liar. So why was the body of a diamond merchant found at his isolated mansion? Why is his sister always shut away in her room? And why does everyone at Three Widows Crossroads have something to hide?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The French Bonnie?

  • By Monsieur Ghost on 23-05-14

The very best of the Simenon stories

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

A very engaging story told with just the right pace by a narrator who transfers his enthusiasm to the listener
On the whole a very pleasant experience Thank you

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    NUMA Files, Book 9
    
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        Clive Cussler,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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    Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    63 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • zzzDevil's Gate

  • NUMA Files, Book 9
  • By: Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

A Japanese cargo ship bursts into flames. A gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster - when their boat explodes. What is happening? As Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of NUMA's Special Assignments Team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginably audacious plan to extort the world's major nations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Cussler action

  • By Erlend on 14-04-13

Devil's Gate

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

An excellent example of the Numa /Dirk Pitt franchise, The story line is fast paced and engaging, bringing new characters in at always the right place to keep the listener wanting to find out more about a conspiracy or intrigue.the sub plots are very interesting without weakening the mail story line

Plenty of action and suspense the keep the interest burning, and there are lots of high tec gadgets and equipment. The narrator Scott Brick, has the ideal voice for this type of story. All round an excellent thoroughly enjoyable story I enjoyed every word.

  • Paul Temple and the Jonathan Mystery (Dramatised)

  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Peter Coke, Majorie Westbury, Full Cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

From 1938 to 1969 crime novelist and detective Paul Temple, together with his Fleet Street journalist wife Steve, solved case after case in one of BBC radio's most popular serials. They inhabited a sophisticated world of chilled cocktails and fast cars, where the women were chic and the men wore cravats, a world where Sir Graham Forbes, of Scotland Yard, usually needed Paul's help with his latest tricky case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • simply the best

  • By John on 11-06-15

Paul Temple and the Jonathan affair

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-12

These are very nostalgic stories reminding me of sitting round the "wireless"

as a young lad and waiting for that music the Coronation Scott to come on meaning an exciting half hour was to follow.It is a bit like a pantomime ,you have to suspend disbelief. Then the stories are well written and entertaining, with suspense and thrills and lots of Champagne and fast cars Etc.

  • Stand into Danger

  • By: Alexander Kent
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Despatched on a secret mission, the company of a 28-gun frigate must face the hazards of conspiracy, treason, and piracy. And recently appointed third lieutentant Richard Bolitho must learn to accept his new responsibilities as a King's officer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As good as all those years ago

  • By Simon on 14-10-15

Stand into danger

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-12

As with all Alexander Kent stories the detail is excellent,but never so excessive that they bog down the story. The characters are realistic and believable,combining everyday life aboard the ships with exciting actions and smaller human sub plots, that bring the 19th century navy into the reader/listener's imagination

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fourth Protocol

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671

Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Espionage in the Cold War era

  • By C on 23-12-12

The Fourth Protocol

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-12

I liked the story but thought that the passages about the history and constitution of the British labour party were over long over complicated and unnecessarily tedious.

I thought that the book which was just a novel, should have concentrated on entertaining the reader/listener rather that giving a lecture on British politics.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful