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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,060

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning read

  • By Simon on 19-01-14

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 20-04-16

The whole book was very unexpected, had I have anticipated how the story would unfold I would not have chosen it. However it was gripping, and I did enjoy it in an unexpected way. The performance was perfect! This is as important to me as the story as bad narrators have ruined great Books for me.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories

  • Four Original Short Stories
  • By: John Taylor
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor: 'An Inscrutable Masquerade', 'The Conundrum of Coach 13', 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny' and 'The 10.59 Assassin'. Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world's greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Miss on 14-09-15

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 23-09-15

Stories were ok, nothing that I found mind blowing clever. Cumberbatch read beautifully. was nice easy train listening I guess.

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  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo Series, Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,149

Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry, terrible!

  • By DKHerts on 14-11-18

Awesome.

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

Reviewed: 23-09-15

I was not disappointed. Story was as gripping as the others. Would indeed recommend. B b b b b b

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,575
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,349
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,341

Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An engrossing end to the trilogy

  • By Kirstine on 03-11-09

excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

It has lots of details that need to be followed closely, and as the names are swedish they take a little longer to remember all the character profiles but it is an excellent story and narration was fantastic

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,626

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did it end?

  • By PatriciaWN on 25-08-10

Very good

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

Reviewed: 04-05-15

all you expect from Dan Brown. Keeps you interested and poses lots of thought provoking questions about our pre conceived ideas

  • A Life Worth Breathing

  • A Yoga Master's Handbook of Strength, Grace, and Healing
  • By: Max Strom
  • Narrated by: Max Strom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

We can do more with this life. We all know it, we all wish for it, but just how to do itthat eludes us. In his new book, A Life Worth Breathing, internationally renowned yoga teacher and spiritual philosopher Max Strom shows us the way. His groundbreaking book reaches past expected dogma in a language that is vital, inspired, and accessible. Strom leads us on a journey of self-discovery as we excavate our past in order to have a better understanding of our present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Debra on 14-07-14

Inspiring!

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

Reviewed: 21-04-15

Very inspiring, thought provoking and immensely easy to listen to, take in and identify with. Worth giving your time to.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful