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G.Russell

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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  • Cold Granite

  • Logan McRae, Book 1
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744

It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Three-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch: strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he's only the first. There's a serial killer stalking the Granite City, and the local media are baying for blood. Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Sandra on 21-06-17

A cracking start

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

Reviewed: 08-03-19

Really enjoyed the whole book. Hooked me from the start. I never guessed the ending.

  • Smoke and Ashes

  • By: Abir Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of the Great War, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. When Sam is summoned to investigate a grisly murder, he is stunned at the sight of the body: he’s seen this before. Last night, in a drug addled haze, he stumbled across a corpse with the same ritualistic injuries. It seems like there’s a deranged killer on the loose. Unfortunately for Sam, the corpse was in an opium den, and revealing his presence there could cost him his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • windham and surrender-not at their best

  • By "graham_78" on 18-06-18

Third in a great series

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

A good interesting plot,well performed. Although I have never been to India, to me these stories feel as if they get under the skin of India.

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,129

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Another great book.

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

Reviewed: 24-10-18

The books in this series, just get better and better. Top class. The sort of book you want to listen to, but don't want to end. So we'll performed that you are transported instantly into their world. More please.

  • The Looming Tower

  • Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
  • By: Lawrence Wright
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Wright
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's remarkable book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, England, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Astounding

  • By HashTag on 03-09-18

Compelling

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

If you want an understanding of how 9/11 came to pass. This is it. No one who say the terrible events of that day unfold can feel unmoved. A highly recommend listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lazarus Prophecy

  • By: F.G. Cottam
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

There is a killer loose on the streets of London, one that evades security cameras, is not held by locks, and savagely mutilates his victims. When the murderer switches from unknown prostitutes to Julie Longmuir, a beautiful actress at the height of her success, no woman feels safe. As the press begin to draw uncomfortable comparisons with Jack the Ripper, Jane Sullivan, heading up the police investigation, grudgingly has to agree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent novel, excellently narrated.

  • By K on 26-07-15

A good old yarn.

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

Reviewed: 25-08-17

A nice mix of mystery and intrigue. It kept up a stead pace, neither flagging in pace nor short on details. Very good.

  • The Thirst

  • Harry Hole, Book 11
  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

A woman is found murdered after an Internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant as normal

  • By Sue Edwards on 07-05-17

As always. Jo Nesbo never disappoints.

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Loved this book. Also loved the performance by Shaun Barratt. Always a story to ponder about.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sirens

  • By: Joseph Knox
  • Narrated by: Lewys Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

Isabelle Rossiter has run away again. When Aidan Waits, a troubled junior detective, is summoned to her father's penthouse home, he finds a manipulative man with powerful friends. But retracing Isabelle's steps through a dark, nocturnal world, Waits finds something else: an intelligent 17-year-old girl who's scared to death of something. As he investigates her story and the unsolved disappearance of a young woman just like her, he realizes Isabelle was right to run away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Manchester at its darkest...

  • By Mr. A. James on 22-01-17

Not a very engaging story. I

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

I found the characters were two dimensional. To the extent,I was uninterested as to the outcome of the story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Conclave

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Roy Mcmillan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,128

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarrely gripping

  • By Biker on 12-01-17

A slow burner.

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

Reviewed: 30-10-16

Robert Harris very much on form . An intelligent narrative. Well delivered. It gives an engrossing insight to a very ancient custom.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crisis

  • By: Frank Gardner
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 437

Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not great.

  • By G.Russell on 19-10-16

Good but not great.

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

Reviewed: 19-10-16

A good first novel, but I did feel that some heavier editing would have been helpful. Just a bit flabby in places.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • A Rising Man

  • By: Abir Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 591

Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. But with barely a moment to acclimatise to his new life or to deal with the ghosts which still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that will take him into the dark underbelly of the British Raj.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Worthy of Rankin

  • By Arthur on 21-05-16

Great book

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

Reviewed: 19-09-16

I heard the author interviewed on the radio and thought the book sounded interesting. I am so glad that I made the decision to try this book. Such atmosphere a gripping story well told.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful