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  • Mort

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400

Mort, like many teenagers, is gangly, unpromising, and struggling with a menial job - in his case, as Death's apprentice. He can barely handle his simple task of ushering souls out of Discworld, but he really screws up when he meets the beautiful Princess Keli, who is scheduled to be assassinated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good but poor quality recording

  • By Sam on 19-04-15

Terrible recording quality

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

Reviewed: 19-03-18

A great story and performance ruined by hissing and poor recording quality, sounds like it was made through a tin can. Volume levels altered throughout, such a shame.

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  • The Devil You Know

  • A Felix Castor Novel, Book 1
  • By: Mike Carey
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Felix Castor used to cast out demons for a living, and London was his stomping grounds. But in a time when the supernatural realm is in upheaval and spilling over into the mundane world of the living, his skills are in renewed demand. With old debts to pay, Castor is left with no choice but to accept one final, well-paying assignment: a seemingly simple exorcism. Trouble is, the more he discovers about the ghost in the archive, the more things refuse to add up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good yarn - appalling narration

  • By mark on 10-06-12

Great story, terrible narration.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

I cannot believe any producer thought this awful English accent, the likes of which has not been heard since Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, would not detract from the story. such a shame.

  • Fat Chance

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 578

Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narration

  • By GKH on 02-01-17

The worst performance I have ever heard

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

Reviewed: 12-02-17

The story is passable and I could forgive the few casual homophobic references but the performances are just plain awful. Particularly the Zoe character, not an ounce of delivery. I've listened to a lot of audio books and this is by far and away the worst attempt at a reading.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Hanging Girl

  • Department Q, Book 6
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 685

In the middle of a hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive at first, but then he receives some shocking news. Carl then has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious 17-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator???

  • By Alexandra Allan on 16-12-15

Really disappointing narration

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

Reviewed: 24-04-16

Not quite as much of a 'page-turner' as previous stories but this could be down to the loss of Steven Pacey as the reader. Where were the accents? The emotion? It turned Carl into a very dull character and missed his dry humour completely. BRING BACK STEVEN PACEY!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Illumination

  • By: Kevin Brockmeier
  • Narrated by: Graham Rowat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 3

At 8:17 on a Friday night, the Illumination commences. Every wound begins to shine, every bruise to glow and shimmer. And in the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a private journal of love notes, written by a husband to his wife, passes into the keeping of a hospital patient and from there through the hands of five other suffering people, touching each of them uniquely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, Pain and the Private Life of Texts

  • By Isolde on 19-08-11

Great idea, terribly done

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

Reviewed: 04-02-15

The concept of the illumination is really brilliant so it's quite astounding that Kevin Brockmeyer has managed to write a book in which nothing happens. Odd characters loosely tied together by the thread of a journal of love letters I was expecting there to be a point to it all. If boredom were pain I would be shining brightly with it.