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A must

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-10

The story is typical Dick Francis; action all the way. A must if you intend travelling across Canada by rail. The descriptions of the VIA Rail 'Canadian' and the stops along the route, are remarkably accurate. This is the story which gave me the ambition to take the trans-Canada trip which I realised for our 40th wedding anniversary in 2010.

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Sharpe's Tiger

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-10

I have read or listened to all except one of the Sharpe series and find all of them excellent. Perhaps I like this one so much as it is the start of Sharpe's career. I marvel at William Gaminara's portrayal of all of the different characters in the book; no two accents are alike whether they are Indian, English or Scottish. It really adds to the enjoyment of listening to them.

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Day of the Triffids

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-10

I read and enjoyed this many years ago and watched the film production a recent TV production encouraged me to listen to the original again and it has still not lost its appeal.

Ship of Rome and Captain of Rome

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-10

A great couple of stories that merge seamlessly giving much of the atmosphere of Rome in the last part of the 6th century BC. Strangely enough, I found the British regional accents for the characters a bit disconcerting particularly the fact that the different readers for the two books used different accents for the same characters lead to inconsistency. I found the lowland Scots accent for Hiero of Syracuse a hoot. However that said I look froward to the next installment - keep it up John.

A good yarn

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-09

Very good. I enjoyed this immensely. Clive Cussler always seems to keep the plot going from beginning to end.

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First Man in Rome

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-05

I read this book about 15 years ago and it was good then. Having it read for me is even better. Colleen McCulough is an excellent author and I look forward to the sequel 'The Grass Crown' being published ... soon I hope. Colleen wrote another three or four in the Roman series so there is a lot of scope!

Only one criticism; Jill Tanner's pronunciation of the Latin names is on the whole awful especially as the author is kind enough to describe how the names should be pronounced in the glossary at the end of the original book.

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