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  • Broken Harbour

  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Hugh Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not A Run of the Mill Murder Mystery

  • By Linda on 27-08-12

Too long.

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

Reviewed: 10-09-14

Would you try another book written by Tana French or narrated by Hugh Lee?

I have read her books before and liked them. I will give her another chance. This book was far too long. Nearly gave up 2/3 of the way. Should have been edited better. Will be looking out for Hugh Lee again.

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

Since the story was dragged out I was looking for any ending! I suppose the ending was not the most surprising but it did keep me guessing .

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

Hugh Lee's different accents were very good. He was consistent so you knew who the characters were by the accent he used for them.

Was Broken Harbour worth the listening time?

The story in it self was good but I feel it could have been shortened without loosing anything.

  • On the Edge

  • By: Richard Hammond
  • Narrated by: Richard Hammond, Mindy Hammond
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Richard Hammond describes his childhood and adolescence and the emergence of the adrenalin junkie, the first ridiculous stunts on his tricycle, and an increasing and near obsessive attraction to speed and the smell of petrol. He finds an attractive girl, Mindy, who shares his interests and helps him organise his high-speed life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lesson for us all?

  • By Greg on 04-12-07

On the edge Richard Hammond

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-09

I found this book very moving. By listening to the people concerned on the MP3 player has more effect than just reading the book. I highly recomend this audio book.

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