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Shevaun

Dublin, Ireland
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  • Gentlemen and Players

  • By: Joanne Harris
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

At St Oswald’s, a long-established boys’ grammar school in the north of England, a new year has just begun. For the staff and boys of the school, a wind of unwelcome change is blowing. Suits, paperwork and Information Technology rule the world; and Roy Straitley, the eccentric veteran Latin master, is finally – reluctantly – contemplating retirement. But beneath the little rivalries, petty disputes and everyday crises of the school, a darker undercurrent stirs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning Narration

  • By Laurie-an on 01-05-11

Brilliant story, and with a clever twist at the end.

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

Reviewed: 16-12-17

What a great story. I was completely surprised by the twist at the end, and am very tempted to listen to it all over again straight away!

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,012

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woodcutter

  • By jackie Hammond on 23-05-11

Compulsive listening

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

Reviewed: 24-02-15

I was so caught up in this story, that I listened to it at work, at night, and most of the day!

  • Birds Without Wings

  • By: Louis De Bernieres
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kay
  • Length: 27 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Birds Without Wings tells of the inhabitants of a small coastal town in South West Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman empire: the local Potter and fount of proverbial wisdom; a Christian girl of legendary beauty; childhood friends who play in the hills above the town, and the two holy men of different faiths, who greet each other with the words 'infidel efendi'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Birds Without Wings

  • By Michael Corry on 09-07-15

Very easy listening

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

Reviewed: 13-02-15

One of the best stories I have ever heard. Fantastic!!!!! Very well narrated too. I recommend this story to everyone.

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