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Superb for new birdwatchers

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-17

This audio book is a must for anyone new to this wonderful pastime, having completed it I am now going to restart and listen over again as there is so much information that aids a fairly new bird watcher. Simon Barnes writes (& reads) with such an infectious enthusiasm it is impossible not to be drawn in and absorb all he is saying.
5/5 without a doubt. Treat yourself even if you aren't a bird watcher as it certainly opens your ears to the wonderful soundtrack that is the great outdoors!!

Good storyline

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

Reviewed: 29-01-15

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

I would certainly recommend this audiobook simply because although at times you will have to stretch the boundaries of your imagination it is a story that is so engrossing you will lose yourself in it

What did you like best about this story?

Just a very good, flowing storyline with a decent ending to boot!!

Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favourite?

Angela's peformance is superb throught but for me her highlight is easily Senka Simovic

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

Mystery, suspense, thought provoking

Any additional comments?

If you haven't heard (or read this) yet and you enjoy a good Sci-fi romp this will be perfect for you.

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Easily the best book of 2014 so far

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

Reviewed: 05-06-14

If you could sum up The Three in three words, what would they be?

Compelling, Intriguing, Superb!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think my favorite character has to be Paul (he is narrated superbly) simply because when you are listening you can empathize with how is life is literally going to hell & there is nothing he can do about it.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There are far too many good scenes to name a most enjoyable one although having said that the opening couple of chapters (the first crash) is brilliantly written.

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

Anyone who has listened to (or read) this book wouldn't need a tag line in my opinion but for people who haven't then something along the lines of 'Thought-provokingly brilliant' would sum it up.

Any additional comments?

Sarah Lotz has written a well crafted, spine chilling & ground breaking novel and when you add to that the superb narration by Melanie McHugh & Andrew Wincott this book is an absolute must-listen.

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Would have been better with a different narrator

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

Reviewed: 24-05-14

First of all I have to admit to being a huge fan of Ray Garton's work (Live Girls, The New Neighbor, Methods of Madness etc are all great reads/listens) and even though I enjoyed this story the narration is very average to say the least.

Seth Michael Donsky's reading leaves a lot to be desired but I believe it is because he is trying to hard, his rendition of some of the characters especially Reverend Bainbridge is simply awful and the female characters almost sound comical. Not wishing to sound too harsh as in parts the reading is OK but I think with someone else reading this it would have been a much better experience.

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Good story, average narration

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

Reviewed: 24-05-14

Richard Laymon's 'The Flesh' is a good solid horror story for which he became famous and although this isn't one of his finest works it is still an above average story.

My main problem with 'The Flesh' was I wasn't keen on the narration which whilst not being too bad did grate a little in places, that being said don't be put off as the story is interesting enough to make you not want to reach for the stop button.

2 people found this helpful

Good early Dean Koontz novel

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

Face of Fear is an early(ish) work from one of the outstanding writers of modern times, this one is a fast paced thriller that never gets boring and is just about the right length.

Patrick Lawlor does a very good job on the narration & the whole thing is quite a satisfying experience.

2 people found this helpful

Didn't work for me

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

I enjoyed Hugh Howey's Wool trilogy immensely and I thought this one would be a pretty good read but it just didn't do anything for me.

There is no real plot just the point of view of several 'zombies' told as short interludes in what seems a complete mish-mash of ideas. The narration on the whole is very good but the actual stories seem somewhat rushed & unfinished.... Disappointing

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Compellingly brilliant

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

Reviewed: 11-04-14

This is my first Kelly Braffet story but it certainly won't be my last.
An excellent tale featuring five main characters (Michael,Caro,Patrick,Layla & Verna) that takes many twists and turns as it hurtles towards a very well written ending.

If you have yet to sample Kelly's work then I would highly recommend this one as a very good starting point as the writing is first class & the narration by Michael Goldstrom only adds to a terrific tale.

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Almost like stepping back in time

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

Reviewed: 03-04-14

Shaun Hutson's 1993 political thriller is finally given the audiobook treatment and listening to this is akin to going back twenty years to a dark time in Ireland's history.

Counter terrorist officer Sean Doyle is on the tale of IRA members following the massacre's at Stormont & Windsor Park with the help of fellow officer Georgie Willis. The story is typical Hutson (plenty of violence, high body count & a couple of sex scenes) and flows nicely, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is excellent accent wise and does a good job with the characters (especially Doyle).

All in all a very good political thriller from an author more well known for his horror stories...

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Superb post-apocalyptic thriller

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

Reviewed: 03-04-14

Swan Song is a superb story from the pen of Robert McCammon, written in 1991 there are a few similarities to Stephen King's 'The Stand' but anyone who enjoyed SK's masterpiece from the late 1970's will certainly enjoy this tale.

Clocking in at over 30 hours this story is a real epic & Tom Stechschulte does a great job with the narration (although I did think his portrayal of 'Sister' to be a little tiresome at times), the story has a really good flow & for Audible members a 30+ hour quality book is great value for a single credit.