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Sea stories

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

McRaven's hope is that he lives a good life. It is certainly an interesting one: military 'brat'; US Navy SEAL on active duty and more administrative posts but not less interesting as we watch with him the rescue of kidnapped Captains and the attacks on terrorists.
He reads it himself. He is no trained narrator but these are his sea stories and I like hearing his words in his voice.
You might want to follow on with "Make your bed"; ten life lessons from his time in the SEALs, also read by him.

They that go down to the sea in ships

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

Reviewed: 08-04-17

or "little boats paid for by donations", or fly over it in search and rescue operations, a Storm, and Murphy. Lots of Murphy.
I first read this story in paperback from the Library (I was still reading at 02.00 the next morning) got it out a time or two more, picked up a copy 2nd hand and am now really glad to have the electronic and audio versions. l like it that much - it's about people and courage in the sort of situation that gives me nightmares.
When you've listened, go on the RNLI website to see the videos. And leave a donation to help with another little boat and those who crew her.

4 people found this helpful

excellent love story

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

Reviewed: 03-02-16

I first heard this over 10 years ago and have read and listened many times since. It is just one of the best written love stories I've come across. Fitting well with the record of history, it brings one of Rome's great characters to vivid life as well as giving a believable voice to his lady love.
It also taught me my Emperors down to Domitian.
Whether you'll be as taken with it we'll have to see!

2 people found this helpful

Too. Short.

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

Reviewed: 17-11-14

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

This will not be the greatest of the series (for one thing it is Just. Too. Short!) but has it's own levels of satisfaction if you spend time looking deeper. The Folly's past comes up and Peter finaly finds out what did happen at Ettersburg from one of the few who survived coming back. Beverly gets him sorted emotionally (Poor tree) and he invents an electronic substitute for Nightingale's cadwalloper, before being given 2 Staff, British Army, Battle, Wisard (for the use of): vintage!
The referances to Prachet's book and LotR films add a smile.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aside from Peter it has to be The Vintage, Veteran exWisard. And the carnivorous unicorns.

What about Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s performance did you like?

Is there a voice or accent he can't do? He paces the narative to the passage and if he wrongly voices a line it has yet to jump out at me.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Peter and the tree.

Any additional comments?

If Aaronovich is not at least 1/3 of the way into book 6... So many hints! A year?!

13 people found this helpful

To do or die

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

Reviewed: 01-03-14

Would you consider the audio edition of To Do or Die to be better than the print version?

Kindal have yet to get this so the audio is my only encounter... (thumbs twiddling)

Who was your favorite character and why?

"Trouble" and his lady wife. Great characters learning this Married stuff under the most trying of circumstances.

What about Michael McConnahie’s performance did you like?

He follows the ques in the book - growls, squeeks... Rarelly voices lines with the wrong character (a favorate hate of mine). Nice listening.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Young Bluebonnet. You'll know why.

Any additional comments?

Yes, Longknife and Trouble save another world... but we do get Black Mountain and the Ladies From Hell! The best sort of escape, not too sugary and plenty going on.

Not my usual fare...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-13

but the key evidence touches on my profession (it was reviewed in one of our journals) and I just had to see!

Not sure about the narrator but I enjoyed the story, my first DS Grace. Will I be comming back? Maybe...

4 people found this helpful

Rome invaids Britain

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-13

But the great names are partly peripheral to the story of Rufus and his charge, the Emperor's elephant! Jackson continues his run through the Roman Emperors (what a great way to learn Classical history). This follows on from "Caligula". Well read by the aptly named Cornelius Garrrett.

Knowledge is...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-13

maybe not so much power but "opportunity and choices". This may be one to try with those who thinks school/learning is useless : ) If you are a late reader you'll find a lot to encourage you. If you want a great but short story, listen on!



This is McNab's autobiography starting with his childhood and school - a total waste of time he thinks- ending up in the Infantry and meeting a man who started as he did, funcionaly illiterate, who rose through the noncommisioned ranks to be commisioned as a Captain (at the time many old soldiers think of retirement) in order to teach lads like McNab the joy and opportunity that lies in reading and learning. McNab goes on to qualify for the SAS, where he finds the joy and necesity of learning anew - blowing things up is best done with... ah. Well, listen and find out..!

5 stars!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-13

So I thought I knew history. But what you think is fact can be hearsay, heresy to any good Police Officer.

Here is History easily presented and beautifuly read by Jacobi. I'm off to see what other stories Tey has written...

6 people found this helpful

Russell with amnesia?!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-12

It may be one of those worked-to-death devices but it is totaly inconveniant for our Heroine with an old friend missing, trechery afoot and a country on the brink of rebelion and war, and she with a splitting headache... and who is this man that claims to be her husband?!



Thoroughly enjoyed by us over several meals. Looking forward to the next.