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  • Saving Faith

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Danny Buchanan is a top Washington lobbyist who once earned a vast fortune serving the interests of giant corporations. But then, appalled by the desperate poverty he witnessed on his global travels, he decided to use his political genius to help the world's poor. With the aid of his loyal assistant, attractive and committed Faith Lockhart, Danny now works tirelessly, and in secret, to redress the balance of power. But Robert Thornhill has rather different ideas about what constitutes public service.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but too mushy in parts.

  • By HC on 22-06-17

Narrator spoilt it

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

Reviewed: 28-02-18

The narrator ‘s odd inflictions on words and tone distracted from the story .. it almost sounded like he was mocking speak the whole way through I only finished it beachside if the story but had to restart a number of times

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Visitor

  • Jack Reacher 4
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Hayward Morse
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. Both were army high-flyers. Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they're both dead. Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Comic voices spoil a good yarn...

  • By Freiburg on 18-12-13

Awful Narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

I would've stoped listening if it wasn't for the fact I had to know who the 'baddie' was

The narrator has a comical voice not suited to this type of book

  • Heartbreak Hotel

  • Alex Delaware, Book 32
  • By: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

At nearly 100 years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • tedious, dreary

  • By Laney on 07-03-17

Not for audio

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Sadly some books just don't translate into audio very well ... pity because the story was good

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • L.A. Confidential

  • By: James Ellroy
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Christmas 1951, Los Angeles: a city where the police are as corrupt as the criminals. Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three LAPD detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers. The novel takes these cops on a sprawling epic of brutal violence and the murderous seedy side of Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By Anonymous User on 23-05-18

Not for audio

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

Reviewed: 25-08-16

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

This book was not suited as an audiobook, the tone and pace of the story does not come across well when in audio ...the characters did not come alive as the dialogue in the book was best read than spoken

What could James Ellroy have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not put it in audio

Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Harding’s performances?

I love Jeff Hardings performances , it was because of him I chose this

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

Yes it is a good novel

13 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • City of Bones

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

When the bones of a boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up dark memories from his past. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child's identity and reconstructs his fractured life, determined that he won't be forgotten. At the same time, a new love affair with a female cop begins to blossom - until a stunningly blown mission leaves him in more trouble than ever before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • IThank you for introducing me ro Art Pepper!

  • By An old 14 Crew on 14-01-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

Outstanding I did prefer the previous narrator but this one was still first class highly recommended

  • The Thomas Berryman Number

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

You are about to listen to one of the classic novels of suspense by the world's best-selling thriller writer. It starts with three terrifying murders in the American South. It ends with a relentless and unforgettable manhunt in the North. In between is the gripping story of a ruthless assassin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but suited to audio

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-05-15

Excellent but suited to audio

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

Reviewed: 20-05-15

Excellent story but it is one of those rare ones which just did not translate well into audio the narrator was excellent but this story for me lost its oomph in Audio I will now read the book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful