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  • W. A. R. P. The Reluctant Assassin

  • W.A.R.P. Book 1
  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

If Artemis Fowl is “Die Hard with Fairies”, then W.A.R.P. is “Oliver Twist” meets “The Matrix”…The Reluctant Assassin is the first book in the W.A.R.P. series. W.A.R.P. stands for ‘Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme’. The assassin of the title is young Riley who has been apprentice to Albert Garrick, a Victorian illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and taken to using his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims’ dwellings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A change of direction but a gripping story.

  • By Hilary T. on 13-05-13

A great new entertaining concept

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

Reviewed: 16-11-17

Very entertaining and imaginative stry from the author of the Artemis Fowl series. Writing with sly humour and great character definition, the author and reader really bring out the Victorian backdrop.

  • The Hangman's Revolution

  • W.A.R.P. Book 2
  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

Young FBI agent Chevie Savano arrives back in modern-day London after a time-trip to the Victorian age, to find the present very different from the one she left. Europe is being run by a Facsist movement known as the Boxites, who control their territory through intimidation and terror. Chevie's memories come back to her in fragments, and just as she is learning about the WARP program from Professor Charles Smart, inventor of the time machine, he is killed by secret service police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good yarn

  • By Runabout 66 on 26-03-18

Slightly disappointing follow up

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

Reviewed: 16-11-17

I was really looking forward to the follow up to WARP. I love the Artemis Fowl books and they never went stale. This sequel, while still imaginative, worked hard in places to keep up with the pace and humour of the first book. Still an enjoyable read but not as great as I was hoping.

  • Long Lost

  • Myron Bolitar, Book 9
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Tim Machin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Harlan Coben was voted winner of the Bestseller Dagger at the 2009 Crime Writers' Association's Crime Thriller awards .

Myron Bolitar is summoned to Paris at the behest of an old lover, Therese. She is in trouble and needs his help. When he gets there, he discovers that her ex-husband has been murdered and she is the main suspect. The interesting thing is that more than one blood-type has been discovered at the scene - and the other blood can only be attributed to the dead man's daughter. But she died 10 years before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me awake listening

  • By Caro on 27-08-09

Another great Myron story.

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

Reviewed: 16-11-17

I really wish this series could go on forever. I love the wit along with the plot twists and action. Throwaway lines remind me of Raymond Chandler. This story throws in a European element. Great stuff.

  • Home

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

By the international number one best-selling author of Tell No One and Fool Me Once, soon to be a major movie starring Julia Roberts. A decade ago kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For 10 years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend, Win, believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing.....wonderful....brilliant

  • By Linda Ramsbottom on 18-02-17

Another gripping story

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

Reviewed: 16-11-17

As usual a great story that keeps you guessing all the way. Master of character and plot.

  • Snuff

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,586
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,840

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More true to life than fantasy should be!

  • By Mr. C. Horsfall on 31-03-12

Another great plot for Discworld addicts

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

A further expansion on the Discworld universe with many of my favourite characters. Intricate plots and brilliantly funny insights into human nature and historical metaphors. Stephen Briggs once again brings alive the characters and stage, only surpassed in my memory by Nigel Planer in some of the earlier books.

  • Night School

  • Jack Reacher 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800

In the morning they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make cold sweat trickle down your spine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really Disappointed

  • By Film_Strip on 15-11-16

Excellent series prequel

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

Great story providing background to the characters appearing in the main Reacher series. Voice performance perfectly matches the character of protagonists and helps the listener imagine the personalities and tension of the story.ryry.