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  • The Templar Legacy

  • A Novel
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 178

The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the new Dan Brown?

  • By Gavin on 14-04-13

Not quite the Da Vinci code.

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

Lots of overlap with Dan Brown but the central character is more action based. I've already bought some more in the series but would recommend you try before you you buy.......

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bridget Jones

  • Mad About the Boy
  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 920
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 923

With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email CC, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A mixed reading/listening experience!

  • By Ann D on 07-11-13

***SPOILERS in review****

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

Reviewed: 17-10-13

What disappointed you about Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy?

I don't know quite what I expected from this book, but I did not expect to find a 51 year old widowed Bridget Jones back in the dating game and still and behaving like a teenager.

What was most disappointing about Helen Fielding’s story?

The fact that there was no growth within the Bridget Jones character - same old situation - updated technology but basically still waiting on a man - over analyzing everything and still dependant of self help books.

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

Samantha's perfromce matches the book and I have no issue with the performance.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment and a sense of an opportunity to explore completely different issues missed.

Any additional comments?

As one of a very small number of women whose first name is Nicolette! and who was named long before the well known Stop Smoking aid I'm a tad irritated that my name has been trashed :-)

  • Roseanna

  • Martin Beck Series, Book 1
  • By: Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

On a July afternoon, the body of a young woman is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vättern. Three months later, all that Police Inspector Martin Beck knows is that her name is Roseanna, that she came from Lincoln, Nebraska, and that she could have been strangled by any one of 85 people.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Always listen to the sample!

  • By Dee on 19-11-11

Not the best

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-12

I have to agree with the other reviewers. I found the rapid delivery very frustrating but battled on.

I enjoyed the book and you could definetly see the direct lines from Martin Beck to Kurt Wallander and Harry Hole.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,685
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,681

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Did it end?

  • By PatriciaWN on 25-08-10

Good but not as good

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-09

Standard Dan Brown - secrets, codes and a nasty man chasing people with a greater spirtual goal. All in all I could not recommend it but if you like Dan brown then you'll like this.

I really enjoyed The Da Vinci Code but found the fact that this is all set in Washington D.C. rather dull - it feels like it's been written with the movie in mind