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  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,744
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,742

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

A lecture on the origin of life

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

Reviewed: 24-10-17

What a disappointment this book is. It has little plot and I had to skip lots of chapters because it is just lecture on the theories of the origins of life and the place of religion. I haven’t got to the end because life is too short. I don’t know why Dan Brown thinks we want to read about his personal theories in the guise of a novel.

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,702
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,228

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping story.

  • By Bernadette on 22-10-15

Didn't want it to end

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

Reviewed: 06-12-15

Where does Career of Evil rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best and most gripping audio books I have heard this year

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favourite character has to be Cormoran himself. Such a flawed man but so real he just strides off the page. ( Limps!)

What about Robert Glenister’s performance did you like?

Robert Glenister is so good at accents and makes the characters live.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt like screaming at Robyn. What is she doing with that stupid Matthew. What fun!!!

Any additional comments?

To get the most from the sub plots and characters you really need to listen to the first two books. Well worth getting those as they are as gripping as this one. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

  • Make Me

  • Jack Reacher 20
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647

Jack Reacher has no place to go and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely tombstone in a sea of nearly ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing private investigator, a cryptic note about 200 deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack back on Home Turf

  • By Simon on 14-09-15

As good a Reacher as any of the series

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

Reviewed: 29-09-15

Where does Make Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I shall listen to this one again and again

Any additional comments?

An eager awaited book which did not disappoint. Some of the listening is almost unbearable but hang on in there for the denouement!

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo Series, Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,351
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,125

Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Dear!

  • By mollyeyre on 05-09-15

As good as the first three books

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

Reviewed: 29-09-15

If you could sum up The Girl in the Spider's Web in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, characterful, unpredictable

What did you like best about this story?

The characters stayed true to the way they were in the first three books

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me anxious that some of my favourite characters might get bumped off.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Wolf and the Raven

  • The Forest Lord, Volume 2
  • By: Steven A. McKay
  • Narrated by: Nick Ellsworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

In the aftermath of a violent rebellion Robin Hood and his men must fight for survival with an enemy deadlier than any they've faced before... 1322. England is in disarray and Sir Guy of Gisbourne, the king's own bounty hunter, stalks the greenwood, bringing bloody justice to the outlaws and rebels who hide there. When things begin to go horribly wrong self-pity, grief and despair threaten to overwhelm the young wolf's head who will need the support of his friends and family now more than ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Again !

  • By John Smythe on 24-01-15

Good story but faulty narrator

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

Reviewed: 30-08-15

What made the experience of listening to The Wolf and the Raven the most enjoyable?

Its not a childs version of Robin Hood

Who was your favorite character and why?

Robin. He's a very flawed character but cares.

What three words best describe Nick Ellsworth’s performance?

poor pronunciation

Any additional comments?

I wish someone would check pronunciation of narrator before books are recorded. Reliquary and foliage occur frequently in this story and are mispronounced every time!!!

  • Seventy-Seven Clocks

  • Bryant and May, Book 3
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

The odd couple of detection, the brilliant but cranky Arthur Bryant and John May of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit, return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing right to the end. This time the detectives are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understanding, and a killer no human hand may be able to stop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I am loving this book

  • By Elaine Calderwood on 04-11-07

A new series to get hooked on!!!

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

Reviewed: 22-08-15

What other book might you compare Seventy-Seven Clocks to, and why?

It's a bit like a Lara Croft mystery with a couple of old guy doing all the deering do!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When Bryant found the astrolabe

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

When the kidnapped child was hungry because all she had eaten was ice-cream.

Any additional comments?

I wish I had started this series at the beginning. I am going to have to go backwards now to the first 2 books. I can see that having the whole series is going to take a few credits. Yippee.

  • Wolf's Head

  • The Forest Lord
  • By: Steven A. McKay
  • Narrated by: Nick Ellsworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

After viciously assaulting a corrupt but powerful clergyman Robin Hood flees the only home he has ever known in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Becoming a member of a notorious band of outlaws, Hood and his new companions - including John Little and Will Scaflock - hide out in the great forests of Barnsdale, fighting for their very existence as the law hunts them down like animals. When they are betrayed, and their harsh lives become even more unbearable, the band of friends seeks bloody vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By TheFluffyViking on 29-05-14

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 17-04-15

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

Definitely read this. Robin comes to life as a real person living in mediaevil England.

What other book might you compare Wolf's Head to, and why?

You feel you are there, just as Ken Follett does in Pillars of the Earth

What does Nick Ellsworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His voice creates an excitement in the action scenes.

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

No, because I wanted it to last longer. It was easy to break up into smaller stories. Great.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful