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  • Beach Road

  • By: James Patterson, Peter De Jonge
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

A hot, explosive thriller from James Patterson. Welcome to 'Beach Road', the expensive, exclusive and explosive summer home to billionaires and Hollywood celebrities. Tom Dunleavy has a one-man law firm in East Hampton - his clients are the people he grew up with, the people who make a living serving the rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't see that coming!

  • By Guinea on 04-12-15

I didn't see that coming!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Beach Road to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version but have read others by this author. I much prefer audiobooks. You can take them anywhere. The readers really get you in to the characters.,

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beach Road?

Finding out " who done it". I had to go back and listen to that chapter again. Couldn't believe the twists and turns.

Which character – as performed by Jeff Harding – was your favourite?

Can't remember their names.

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

I was shocked but not emotional whilst listening to this book.

  • Not Dead Enough

  • Roy Grace, Book 3
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: David Bauckham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 774
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

Appearances can be deceptive; but the truth is a dangerous thing.... On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful socialite, Katie Bishop. Roy Grace soon starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Dead Enough

  • By Naomi on 06-04-08

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 17-05-15

Had difficulty turning this one off. Didn't guess the final twist. Have read one Roy Grace before and liked that as well. Well narrated.

  • In the Shadow of the Banyan

  • A Novel
  • By: Vaddey Ratner
  • Narrated by: Greta Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Soon the family’s world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus. Over the next four years, as she endures the deaths of family members, starvation, and brutal forced labor, Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of childhood - the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling and dreadful. Excellent book.

  • By Guinea on 21-06-14

Compelling and dreadful. Excellent book.

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

Reviewed: 21-06-14

What made the experience of listening to In the Shadow of the Banyan the most enjoyable?

The fact that it was told from the child's view, and that it was based on a true story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Shadow of the Banyan?

The death and burial of big uncles baby.

What does Greta Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She brings reality to the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It was too harrowing.