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Ryde, IOW`, United Kingdom
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  • Hell Island

  • Shane Schofield, Book 4
  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Hell Island does not appear on any maps. It is a secret place where classified experiments have been carried out. Experiments that have gone terribly wrong. When all contact with the island is inexplicably lost, four crack Special Forces units are dropped in. Their mission is to land on Hell Island and discover what has happened. Nothing can prepare them for what they find there. You could say they've just entered Hell. Only that would be wrong. This is much, much worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By Lynshields on 10-06-18

Great Read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-10

Not his best, in fact more of a short story, but nonetheless worth reading if you are a fan.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Prisoner of Birth

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834

Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Danny is an East End Cockney mechanic, Spencer is a West End barrister. When they meet, their lives will never be the same again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Prisoner of Birth (Unabridged

  • By Jean on 15-04-08

Vintage Archer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-10

This a great read, plot is fantastic, the telling is brilliant. Thoroughly recommend this book to Archer fans.

  • Pirate Latitudes

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Following on from the bestselling Next, Michael Crichton's new novel will repeat the winning formula established with novels such as Jurassic Park: to identify future trends in science and imagine the most astonishing - and terrifying - possibilities that they hold for Mankind. Always interesting, often controversial, Next and State of Fear put him straight back in the headlines - and bestseller charts - and reaffirmed his position as the thriller master.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as enjoyable as it might be!

  • By Peter Thomas on 27-05-10

Really don't bother

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-10

Not a traditional Michael Crichton, not interesting and definitely not thrilling. If you want the normal formula, avoid this like the plague.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Breathless

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Cummings
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Grady Adams lives a simple, solitary life deep in the Colorado mountains. Here the 35-year-old carpenter works out of a converted barn, crafting exquisite one-of-a-kind furniture. There's little about this strong yet gentle man to suggest the experiences that have alienated him from the contemporary world. But that is about to change.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Edward on 18-03-10

Disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-10

I Like DK normally, I find his novels fast paced, intelligent, gripping and above all, I have a good time immersed in his stories. Breathless is a departure from this formula. Like the other reviewer, it took me quite a while to discover this book was pointless, and when I did, it was very disappointing.

If you are a traditional DK fan, you may not get on with this book, if you are on holiday and dont really care, give it a go.
Cheers.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful