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  • Trading in Danger

  • Vatta's War, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Holloway
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The first of the acclaimed Vatta's War books, the exciting military science fiction series that features a swashbuckling spaceship-captain heroine who mixes commerce with combat.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book - read badly

  • By Fiona on 23-04-09

Ok but not spectacular

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-10-16

The narrator spoils it slightly no depth to her characterisation otherwise very enjoyable. if you can ignore the drone at times its not too bad. looking forward to hearing more.

  • Cocaine Blues

  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

It's the end of the roaring twenties, and the exuberant and Honourable Phryne Fisher is dancing and gaming with gay abandon. But she becomes bored with London and the endless round of parties. In search of excitement, she sets her sights on a spot of detective work in Melbourne, Australia. And so mystery and the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse, appear in her life. From then on it's all cocaine and communism until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A positively delightful find

  • By Alexis on 24-12-12

Quirky and enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-16

Not quite in the league of Agatha Christie but definitely arousing and clever. nice work.

  • The Silver Pigs

  • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 1
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

One fine day, A.D. 70, Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the run from a couple of street toughs, and after a quick and dirty rescue, P.I. Falco wants to know why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Murder, Mystery and Mayhem in First Century Rome!

  • By Broadland Wanderer on 25-09-08

liked

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-16

an excellent insight into the world of Rome under the empire. nice series of books.

  • Aunt Dimity's Death

  • By: Nancy Atherton
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's about to inherit a sizable estate - if she can discover the secret hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity's English country cottage. What begins as a fairy tale becomes a mystery - and a ghost story - in an improbably cozy setting, as Aunt Dimity's indominable spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest to discover how, in this life, true love can conquer all.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By Darkwolf265 on 20-04-15

H mm

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

lousy Scottish accent but if you can ignore that it is quite enjoyable. plot is a little contrived but a nice void filler, not too taxing on the brain.