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  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,912
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,909

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

A crackerjack of a book!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

Dan Brown has come up with the goods — a gripping plot and a great performance from the narrator. In typical Dan Brown style, there are lots of clues supplied along the way for the listener to fathom out and the story moves along at a good pace. The locations in Spain are beautifully described and the characters are all believable. I was sad when the last chapter was reached. Highly recommended!

  • Spymistress

  • The True Story of the Greatest Female Secret Agent of World War II
  • By: William Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

A rousing tale of espionage and unsung valor, this is the captivating true story of Vera Atkins, Great Britain's spymistress from the age of 25. With her fierce intelligence, blunt manner, personal courage, and exceptional informants, Vera ran countless missions throughout the 1930s. After rising to the leadership echelon in the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a covert intelligence agency formed by Winston Churchill, she became head of a clandestine army in World War II.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story

  • By Laura Bennewith on 05-03-17

Terribly dull narration -- a great pity, because content good.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

We'll-written account of Vera Atkins' life but oh what a dreary, dreary narration! It would have been so much more enjoyable with a decent narrator. Worth listening to -- if you can stay awake!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Survivor

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Alison Dowling
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

London, 1939: Eighteen-year-old Mari is defiant, strong-willed and selfish. She has craved independence her entire life and now, with the World on the brink of war, Mari has finally escaped the sleepy fishing village of her childhood in New Zealand. After passionately falling for Morgan, the cockney steward aboard ship on her voyage to England, she hastily dismisses him in favour of being taken out by handsome young pilots in the glamorous West end. But, without warning, the Blitz blows her new life apart. Now Mari has the chance to make a difference but can she learn from her mistakes in time?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really good story

  • By Heidi on 13-03-14

A girl's development with some unexpected turns

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

Reviewed: 24-03-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It holds one's interest throughout and the narration by Alison Dowling is just perfect.

What other book might you compare Survivor to, and why?

This is the first book by Lesley Pearse that I have read, or rather, listened to. What made the package so good was the combination of Pearse's story-telling and the marvellous narration by Alison Dowling. It seemed also to be carefully researched and historically accurate. Life during the period 1938 through 1945 is well portrayed.

What about Alison Dowling’s performance did you like?

Her accents throughout (and quite a few different ones are needed) are really brilliant.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A story of discovery and survival!

Any additional comments?

Listen to it! You will be sorry when it comes to an end!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful