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Mrs G Buchanan

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  • The Way We Live Now

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

In this world of bribes, vendettas, and swindling, in which heiresses are gambled and won, Trollope's characters embody all the vices: Lady Carbury is 'false from head to foot'; her son Felix has 'the instincts of a horse, not approaching the higher sympathies of a dog'; and Melmotte - the colossal figure who dominates the book - is a 'horrid, big, rich scoundrel...a bloated swindler...a vile city ruffian'. But as vile as he is, he is considered one of Trollope's greatest creations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! Fantastic!

  • By Sharon on 15-11-09

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

I enjoyed every minute of this book.. The narration was superb, Timothy West could make reading the telephone directory come alive!!

  • A Song from Dead Lips

  • By: William Shaw
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

London, October 1968. As Beatles fans encamp outside Abbey Road Studios up the road, the Marylebone CID is as much an old boys' club as it ever was: comfortably sexist, racially prejudiced and crawling with corruption. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen is the pariah of the office, having just run out on a fellow officer held at knifepoint, when it's shaken up by the arrival of WPC Helen Tozer: awkward chatterbox, farmgirl, and the first woman to enter the murder unit - apart from the secretary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Mrs G Buchanan on 05-02-16

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

I enjoyed this story much more than I thought I would. It really captured the feel of the sixties and I'm looking forward to hearing more of Breen and Helen

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Crossing Lines

  • Gabe Quinn, Book 2
  • By: Keith Houghton
  • Narrated by: David Doersch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Former homicide detective Gabe Quinn has quit the LAPD and is chasing his demons pro bono - determined to catch or kill the two serial killers responsible for ruining his life. But when a mutilated body is washed up on a picturesque Florida beach, it marks the beginning of the end for Gabe and his sanity. Nothing is quite what it seems and never will be again. What follows is an explosive race to save a woman's life from the hands of a madman. But this is no ordinary kidnapper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Mrs G Buchanan on 07-04-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

Would you listen to Crossing Lines again? Why?

No. Couldn't bear to listen to the 'british' accent again. The narrator couldn't make up his mind if he was speaking in an English, Scottish or Irish accent

What did you like best about this story?

It moved along at a great pace

What three words best describe David Doersch’s voice?

Excellent except for the strange accents

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Almost

1 of 1 people found this review helpful