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Linda C. Stanley

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Gripping

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

Reviewed: 15-08-17

Another brilliant Philip Kerr novel set in 1930's Germany. The gripping story of private eye Gunther and his search for the gruesome murderer of several young German girls in the early days of Nazi regime.
Read superbly by Jeff Harding captivating voice who brings the novel to life and fires your imagination.
I listened to this audio whilst making a quilt.

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The Immortality Factor

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

Reviewed: 18-03-15

What a wow, sexy deep voice of narrator. Variable voice overs completely believable, couldn't stop listening, like a drug, a very possible if not futuristic storyline.

Good Girls Don't Die

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

Reviewed: 18-03-15

Easy listening a good plot, was able to work out the murderer, good storytelling. Believable voice over on narrative, enjoyed

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Gene of Isis

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

Reviewed: 18-03-15

Brilliant book if you like Egyptian history/story telling and the belief in other parallel universes. Believable voices in character. Although got a little lost with all the time and dimension changes, the reader did an excellent job of remembering each characters voice.u

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Exhausting main character

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

Reviewed: 10-09-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Nearly gave up early into story as was very depressing listening to the main characters internal thoughts.

Would you ever listen to anything by Emma Chapman again?

Yes

What three words best describe Fenella Woolgar’s voice?

Haunting, emotional, depth

Was How to be a Good Wife worth the listening time?

Wouldn't want to listen again, too miserable for me.

Any additional comments?

Quite depressing.

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Quick fire James Bond action thriller

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

Reviewed: 10-09-14

Would you listen to The Nemesis Program again? Why?

Yes, brilliant story telling if you like lots of action heroes.

Would you recommend The Nemesis Program to your friends? Why or why not?

Only if they like unbelievable action characters.

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

Believable characters

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The little old lady who broke all the rules

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

Reviewed: 21-07-14

Where does The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Really good if not far fetched storyline

What about Patience Tomlinson’s performance did you like?

Good use of voice for characters

Any additional comments?

Very funny, I relayed the story to my father who recently went into a residential home, he loved the story. Hope it hasn't given him any ideas!

An Enjoyable listen - My first Audio Book

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

Reviewed: 11-06-14

Where does The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first audio book I have listened to so I can't compare it to any others.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair?

The fact that Nola was beating herself, that it wasn't her Mother as she told Harry as her Mother was dead.

Which character – as performed by Robert Slade – was your favourite?

The writer and his mother.

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

yes

Any additional comments?

This is my first audio book. I listened whilst I worked on my quilting projects and also fell to sleep listening. I liked the timer option as it switches off whilst you sleep and you don't miss the story line.
I enjoyed the story. I have read quite a lot of murder/mystery stories before and believed I was good at guessing who the culprit was, but in this story I thought I had the murderer early on but wasn't quite right although my suspect was involved near the end.
I agree that it was a little difficult to distinguish between the characters in Robert Slades variations of voice but think he did very well.
I laughed on several occasions that he relayed the writers Mother, he did the Jewish Mother off to a t.
I would certainly look out for Robert reading another audio book in the future. I think the person reading the book makes a big impact on the reader as to whether they are going to like the story line or not.