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Roger Harris

Herne Bay, UK
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  • French Fried

  • One Man's Move to France with too many Animals and an Identity Thief
  • By: Chris Dolley
  • Narrated by: Darren Stephens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Just when Chris and Shelagh think nothing more could possibly go wrong, they discover that Chris's identity has been stolen and their life savings - all the money from their house sale in England that was going to finance their new life in France - had disappeared. A bank account had been opened in Chris's name in Spain to take the proceeds. Then they're abandoned by the police forces of four countries who all insist the crime belongs in someone else's jurisdiction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining yarn, terrible narration

  • By Roger Harris on 13-05-17

Entertaining yarn, terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 13-05-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, but just the book, not the audiobook

What was one of the most memorable moments of French Fried?

The hunt for the fraudsters

How could the performance have been better?

This is an english book, set in France but read by an American. Pretty much every place name was miss-pronounced and the accents were terrible. The humour is very english and wouldn't really be understood by a non-native. Why on earth they got a yank to read it is anyone's guess but it was a big mistake.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

nope, but I'd hire it.

Any additional comments?

no

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Evolutionary Void

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 24 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700

Peter F. Hamilton’s startling perspectives on tomorrow’s technological and cultural trends span vast tracts of space and time, his stories are as compelling as they are epic in scope, and yet they are always grounded in characters – human, alien and other – who, for all their strangeness, still touch our hearts and fire our imaginations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great end to the trilogy

  • By John on 25-01-11

stunning sci-fi saga

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-11

This series of five books takes a huge investment of time to get through but it is absolutely worth it. This is a breathtakingly good story, with well developed characters and such a solid and believable setting you'd think the author lives there (which in a way I suppose he does!). I had no issues with John Lee's narration, finding him very engaging to listen to. It's taken me some months to get through the whole sequence but I feel much richer for it. For me this is one of those stories that will never leave me, it's up there with the likes of Dune, The Culture novels and Alastair Reynolds Revelation Space series.
What makes the Void series stand out is the double storyline, one high-tech sci-fi and one fantasy, working together perfectly. Anyway, I could go on piling on superlatives but you get the picture.
I have a collection of 150 audiobooks now and this is the first I've felt I had to review!
Highly recommended...

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • March to the Sea

  • Prince Roger Series, Book 2
  • By: David Weber, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Prince Roger MacClintock, Tertiary Heir to the Throne of Man, was a spoiled rotten, arrogant, whiny, thoroughly useless young pain in the butt. But that was before an assassination attempt marooned the Royal Brat and his bodyguards on the planet Marduk, and before they had to march half way around the entire planet, through 120-degree heat and five-hour rainstorms in jungles full of damnbeasts, capetoads, killerpillars, and atul-grak, not to mention hostile peoples, to make their way back to port.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Excellent and engrossing installment

  • By Roger Harris on 10-10-06

Another Excellent and engrossing installment

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-06

Gripping stuff. I got right into the first book in the saga of Prince Roger and this one was just as good. Maybe a tad too much 'soldiering' and 'battle craft' but terrific characters and story. I can't decide now whether to wait for the audio book of part 3: 'March to the Stars' or just go out and buy the novel.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful