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  • The Testament

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States. He is also eccentric, reclusive, confined to a wheelchair, and looking for a way to die. His heirs, to no one's surprise - especially Troy's - are circling like vultures. Nate O'Riley is a high-octane Washington litigator who's lived too hard, too fast, for too long. His second marriage is a shambles, and he is emerging from his fourth stay in rehab armed with little more than his fragile sobriety, good intentions, and resilient sense of humour.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not his best, but good 3.5 stars!

  • By Ann D on 21-04-18

A must

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-19

This is my favourite book by this author and is an absolute must for anyone who loves the journey. Touching and remarkable in the understanding of the frailty of humans. Would recommend it to all of you in search of that missing piece. You'll find it here.

  • Dissolution

  • Shardlake, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Sansom
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128

It is 1537, a time of revolution that sees the greatest changes in England since 1066. Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church. The country is waking up to savage new laws, rigged trials and the greatest network of informers ever seen. And under the orders of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners is sent throughout the country to investigate the monasteries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time Travellers Beware.....

  • By Hannah on 01-12-14

Great book

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-18

Excellent historical thriller that has an accurate political and theological analysis of the reformation. Love Shardlake and his own personal understanding of the conflict between state and church; corruption and justice.

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  • Cause for Concern

  • By: Margaret Yorke
  • Narrated by: Sheila Mitchell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

When Martin Trent rings home to announce his return from an assignment as a tour guide in Venice, Susan is filled with fear, a fear based on what has happened before, and her dread of further violence. Why does Susan put up with Martin's treatment? Though neighbours suspect what is going on, Susan covers her bruises with make-up and pretends that nothing is wrong and, despite everything, she loves Martin. But what is the truth about the relationship between Susan and Martin?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An eye for the human condition of being vulnerable

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-13

An eye for the human condition of being vulnerable

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

If you could sum up Cause for Concern in three words, what would they be?

Insightful. Thoughtful. Chilling.

What other book might you compare Cause for Concern to, and why?

Ruth Rendell's 'Harm Done.' The characters are believable and the storyline easy to grasp and yet captivates and entertains. The observations of human emotions and especially power imbalances are insightful. Unashamedly goodreads without any pretentious flummery.

Which character – as performed by Sheila Mitchell – was your favourite?

The policeman.

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

Sad but thought provoking.

Any additional comments?

This book started my now almost complete Margaret Yorke collection.

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