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  • Natural Causes

  • An Inspector McLean Novel, Book 1
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of James Oswald's gripping new Inspector McLean crime thriller Natural Causes, read by the actor Ian Hanmore. A young girl's mutilated body is discovered in a sealed room. Her remains are carefully arranged, in what seems to have been a cruel and macabre ritual, which appears to have taken place over 60 years ago.For newly appointed Edinburgh Detective Inspector Tony McLean this baffling cold case ought to be a low priority - but he is haunted by the young victim and her grisly death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is Edinburgh turning into Midsummer?

  • By Patricia on 22-06-13

I really liked it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-18

After a slightly uncertain start, the narrator really began to get into the story himself and that's when it all became interesting and a compelling listen. His female voicings were a little sweet at times but that endeared me to him and the characters. Although some scenes where gruesome, it never felt overly done to the point that I would not be able to listen. The empathy of the leading character always softened the telling of the scene. I liked the spooky aspect to the story as well.

  • Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims, Ian Porter
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Information is everything in Hard-Boiled Wonderland. A specialist encrypter is attacked by thugs with orders from an unknown source, is chased by invisible predators, and dates an insatiably hungry librarian who never puts on weight. In the End of the World a new arrival is learning his role as dream-reader. But there is something eerily disquieting about the changeless nature of the town and its fable-like inhabitants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • surreal

  • By Anthony on 26-05-11

Bizarre and strangely satisfying

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-18

Takes you down the rabbit hole of your own psyche and brings you back altered.

  • Kafka on the Shore

  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197

Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. Kafka Tamura runs away from home at 15, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new dimension of fiction and sleep

  • By Clare on 24-07-08

amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-17

The narration of a book and the narrators voicing can make or break listening to a book. For me, this hit every high note. The two readers brought all sentient characters to life, the story was strange, beautiful and visually descriptive in its portrayal of both the everyday ordinary and extraordinary. This is the first Harumi Karamaki story I have listened to, I will be buying another story soon.

  • The Art of Possibility

  • Transforming Professional and Personal Life
  • By: Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Presenting 12 breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • subtle nuances of being amd becoming

  • By starlight on 20-03-17

subtle nuances of being amd becoming

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

Reviewed: 20-03-17

I've listened to this recording without any preconceived hope of expectation. I found the mix of the two authors storytelling and occasional musical additions enabled me to remain focused. The proposals for bringing change into ones life have been subtle and I have practiced one at a time, though not all of them yet. something of the intangible is taking place and is working. The theme around classical music is not of my world of knowing but that does not matter at all, as this is about relating to the many and differences in others, through opening the self to possibilities for transformation.....

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