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  • A Place of Greater Safety

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 33 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 327

A tour-de-force of historical imagination, this is the story of three young men at the dawn of the French Revolution. Georges-Jacques Danton: zealous, energetic, debt-ridden. Maximilien Robespierre: small, diligent, and terrified of violence. And Camille Desmoulins: a genius of rhetoric, charming, handsome, but erratic and untrustworthy. As these key figures of the French Revolution taste the addictive delights of power, they must also come to face the horror that follows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Maddy on 04-06-14

Boring

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

This is slow that I gave up after5 hrs. Too much detail.
The narrator was the best part.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Meating Room

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 5
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 566

When the body of Thomas Magner's business partner is found dead in his car on the outskirts of Anstruther, all evidence points to suicide. And Magner himself, a wealthy property developer, is currently under investigation for a series of alleged rapes from thirty years ago.In total fifteen women are prepared to go to court to testify against Magner but one by one they inexplicably withdraw their complaints until only five remain. With the CPS now reconsidering its case, one of Magner's accusers is killed in a hit-and-run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for the Squeamish

  • By Simon on 04-03-16

Gruesome

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

Reviewed: 20-03-16

Would you try another book written by T. F. Muir or narrated by David Monteath?

I have listened to all the series but each one is getting increasingly violent and unbelievable. The narration is good.

Has The Meating Room put you off other books in this genre?

I would not listen to another one in this series.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Meating Room?

The last hour stretched reality so what.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Humans

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,366

One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A profound and shining star

  • By Kaggy on 24-08-13

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 24-07-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This is one of the worst books I have had from audible.

Has The Humans put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

What didn’t you like about Mark Meadows’s performance?

The story means the performance is irrelevant

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Unfortunately no

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Killing 3

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

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

Ending

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

Reviewed: 12-06-15

It Was brilliant until the last chapter when it went too far for realism for me.

  • The House of Dolls

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

Anneliese Vos, 16-year-old daughter of detective Pieter Vos, disappeared three years ago. Her father's desperate search revealed nothing. One day, Laura Bakker, a trainee detective, visits to tell him that the daughter of local politician, Katja Prins, has gone missing in circumstances similar to Anneliese. Vos is drawn back into the life of a detective, hoping that somewhere will be a clue to his daughter’s fate….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By mollyeyre on 05-05-14

Not up to standard

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

Reviewed: 05-12-14

Would you try another book written by David Hewson or narrated by Saul Reichlin?

I have listened to many books by David Hewson, also many narrated by Saul Reichlin which is why I bought this book but it definitely was not up to standard

What could David Hewson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The story does not flow at all well. I am not sure why.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Saul Reichlin?

Yes due to past narration s - he has always been a good story teller.

What character would you cut from The House of Dolls?

I just could not get into the book at all.

  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,984

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin: his one-hundredth birthday party. Escaping through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several deaths, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent but very human police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Odd

  • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

Superbly different!

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

Reviewed: 30-11-14

What did you like most about The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared?

This was one of the best books I have listened to. The story was far fetched but very entertaining.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared?

It is impossible to say which was the best bit as there were so many laugh out loud times.
Including the fact he was in the home as he had blown his house up!
Also his constant travels and the many important people he met during them.

What about Peter Kenny’s performance did you like?

All very good

  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

  • By: Michael Chabon
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

It's 1939, in New York City. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdiniesque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat: smuggling himself out of Hitler's Prague. He's looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a partner in creating the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book. Inspired by their own fantasies, fears, and dreams, they create the Escapist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and deeply moving

  • By Karen on 13-04-13

Refreshingly dfferent

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

What made the experience of listening to The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay the most enjoyable?

The story flowed well. It was interesting hearing about their lives.

Have you listened to any of David Colacci’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not heard any other books but would look out for them now

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh at times

Any additional comments?

His is a story of how two young men develop during the 1930's and after. It was interesting hearing about life before the war and how events changed them.

  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,895

My name is Peter Grant and until January, I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant original story great narrator

  • By valb on 05-08-11

very good

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

Reviewed: 01-05-14

Where does Rivers of London rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was very good

What did you like best about this story?

It was different to a lot of other books I have read.

Any additional comments?

This took a bit of time to get into it but I was very impressed and will listen to the other books in the series.

  • Act of Treason

  • Mitch Rapp, Book 7
  • By: Vince Flynn
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Twaddle but I like it!

  • By Ian on 13-04-13

Good easy listening

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

Reviewed: 10-04-14

Where does Act of Treason rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not an in depth book but entertaining

What other book might you compare Act of Treason to, and why?

Nil

What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

As always his performance is excellent

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Is far fetched at times but good escapism

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,903
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,135
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,148

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly brilliant fantasy novel

  • By Qasim on 16-09-11

very difficult to follow

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

Reviewed: 13-01-14

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

young people, who like this sort of book

Would you ever listen to anything by George R. R. Martin again?

unlikely to as did not like this one

How did the narrator detract from the book?

not enough variation in voices to tell difference which made it confusing

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

disappointment