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  • Agatha Raisin: The Witches' Tree

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 28
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 571

Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive home from a dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. They strain to see the road ahead - and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. Margaret Darby, an elderly spinster, has been murdered - and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Enjoyable

  • By Cathy Swanson on 02-12-17

Confusing, mixed up.

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

What a waste of a Penelope Keith voice over. This is a confusing story that had promise at the beginning but then it shoots off in different directions... it doesn’t string together.

  • A Fatal Winter

  • Max Tudor, Book 2
  • By: G. M. Malliet
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

In A Fatal Winter, Max Tudor - Anglican priest, former MI5 agent, and village heartthrob - investigates two deaths at Chedrow Castle. But his growing attraction to Awena Owen complicates his case, as does the recent arrival at Chedrow Castle of a raucous group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom has a motive for murder. With a cozy setting, intricate puzzles, and a handsome (non-celibate) priest doing the sleuthing, the books in this series are destined to become instant classics in the mystery world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maxim...

  • By Supreme Commander on 15-12-16

Laborious.... plodding......

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Disappointed by this audiobook... I was hoping for another range of stories to listen to while painting...alas this was not to be. I won’t be purchasing the set. The main character is just too dull, the story could have been told in 4 hours and not 9!!

  • The Little Village School

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

She was wearing red shoes! With silver heels! Elisabeth Devine causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can understand why the head of a big inner city school would want to come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary with more problems than school dinners. And that's not even counting the challenges the mysterious Elisabeth herself will face: a bitter former head teacher, a grumpy caretaker and a duplicitous chair of governors, to name but a few. Then there's the gossip.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gentle and enjoyable, but not riveting

  • By Ann Watson on 01-12-13

As a Yorkshire lass far from home this warms my heart.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

Easy listening, with lovely characters, engaging and compelling. Charming characters. I'm loving the Yorkshire accents.

  • The Cambridge Murders

  • By: Glyn Daniel
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Fisher College at Cambridge lies between St John’s and Trinity Colleges. Here one morning the bed makers and gyps, clamouring for admission on the last day of term were admitted to find, lying across the path, the body of one of the College porters. The murder of the porter begins a mystery which deepens when it is found that the unpopular Dean of the college is missing.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tired and amateurish

  • By K on 15-04-17

Dreadful, irritating, rambling rubbish

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

Reviewed: 05-01-17

Dreadful long winded story.. the voiceover also grated. Waste of money. Glad I only paid half price

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island

  • Book 1
  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Jan Francis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top. Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great family listening

  • By Stormy on 01-12-13

A classic from my child hood -

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

A trip down memory lane, and I was not disappointed. Easy listening. A delight and such a treat to have it read to me this time.. Thanks

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Juror

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

In 1970, one of Mississippi’s more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim, until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful

  • By Elizabeth on 31-08-15

Masterful

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

Reviewed: 31-08-15

John Grisham - the lat juror is compelling, enthralling & compulsive listening. Brought to life by Michael Beck a wonderful performer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Litigators

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

The classic legal thriller and huge bestseller from master of the genre John Grisham. David Zinc has it all: Big firm, big salary, life in the lawyer's fast lane. Until the day he snaps and throws it all away. Leaving the world of corporate law far behind, he talks himself into a new job with Finley & Figg. A self-styled 'boutique' firm with only two partners, Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are ambulance-chasing street lawyers who hustle nickel-and-dime cases, dreaming of landing the big win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • endearing and gripping

  • By sunshine on 21-11-11

Engaging, easy pleasant listening

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

Great story line, engaging and brilliantly acted by Dennis Boutsikaris another classic from John Grisham.

  • Truth or Die

  • By: James Patterson, Howard Roughan
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

The truth will set you free - if it doesn't kill you first. New York attorney Trevor Mann’s world shatters when he receives a phone call telling him his girlfriend has been shot dead in a mugging. But the circumstances point to something more calculated than a random attack. Claire was a New York Times journalist, and Trevor is convinced she had unearthed a secret so shocking that she was murdered to keep it from coming to light. Chasing Claire’s leads, Trevor will risk everything to discover what exactly she was killed for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • political and law enforcement intringue

  • By patricia on 14-08-15

Awful don't waste the money.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Not the performers fault this such a dreadful book. The story lacks engagement, it is full of passé phrases strung hopelessly together to try and string out a dull story and add life to lifeless uninspiring characters. Not the James Patterson style at all.

  • Memory Man

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373

Amos Decker is a former professional football player whose career was ended by a terrible hit. Now a police detective, Amos is still haunted by a side effect from the accident he can never forget. One night Decker comes home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law horrifically murdered. Obviously scarred and nearly broken, Decker has to use his skills as a detective and his unusual brain capacity to try to catch the monster who killed his family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent story ruined by poor naration

  • By M Fowler on 30-05-16

Amos Decker, complex & compelling. Outstanding.

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

Reviewed: 26-04-15

What made the experience of listening to Memory Man the most enjoyable?

I found the character of Amos Decker complex and compelling. I was engaged from beginning to end. Storyline was strong. I am looking forward to the next book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Amos Decker. A new kid on the block. Fantastic

What about Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy ’s performance did you like?

Ron McLarty has a rich and easy listening voice, lovely. Orlagh Cassidy a perfect foil

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end?

7 of 10 people found this review helpful