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Nigel & Gerry

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

Reviewed: 15-04-15

One of Durrell's most approachable books specifically on animals. Nigel Davenport is probably my favourite reader of all time. He is great as Desmond Bagley too but to me Davenport will always be Durrell.

Read by Nigel Davenport....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Nigel Davenport is best narrator for a British male narrative voice... as an insomniac child I use to pass out to the Corfu series through to his dulcet tones on a tape version and he brilliant captures Durrell's wry but slightly heavy sense of humour. I would thoroughly recommend this as an audiobook experience.

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Meet Leo Waterman

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Waterman is my favourite detective; a mix of Steve Winwood from Traffic, Philip Marlow and Billy Connolly. Probably the least predictive of all the series although I recommend them all. Jeff Harding voices embodies Waterman and I can really imagine approaching a Waterman Novel through a different medium. Basically a great listen.

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Erm... its okay

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-13

To tell you the truth this is kind of what I want from a basic Wilbur Smith a simple tale with basic characters and some guns and sand. I listen to audio books to distract myself until I fall asleep or when commuting and not music; having said that the dialogue is so stagnant that occasionally it made me snigger in bed and wake me up. Also weirdly the torture, killing again doesn't seem half as gut churning as Wilbur Smith's depictions of sex. I very much think he is a Last Tango in Paris kinda man the way be bangs on about the mertis of pubic hair but having said that I am vaguely working my way through it for a second time as going to sleep material this week.

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No Jeff Harding..... argh

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-12

Leo Waterman, has become key figure in my adult life, a gumshoe that has sense of humour and listens to Traffic.



I was looking forward to this talking edge of my strolls to work so why did they replace Jeff harding's witty tone with this Patrick Lawlor. Okay, so may be Jeff busy or a new publisher or something however NOW audible are also selling recordings of the original Jeff Harding editions. You have issues audible....



That said it is a Leo Waterman story - so it is good but damaged...