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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616

Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All you need is Ove

  • By Kaggy on 22-09-14

A real ' page ' turner.

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

Reviewed: 29-07-18

A writer, who writes characters so well, that you feel you know them,
Loved it.

  • The Rooster Bar

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 761
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 758

Law students Mark, Todd and Zola wanted to change the world - to make it a better place. But these days these three disillusioned friends spend a lot of time hanging out in The Rooster Bar, the place where Todd serves drinks. As third-year students, they realise they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham Raises The Bar

  • By Simon on 20-10-17

Another good informative BOOK BY; JOHN GRISHAM

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Enjoyed this book, a real page turner. I was never bored; and always wanted to hear the next chapter.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,038

'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

  • By Highlight on 14-12-16

A great gift for Christmas A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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

Reviewed: 17-12-16

A well known story but with a fresh look. Enjoyed it immensely. The narration was excellent.
Thank you audible for a lovely Christmas gift.

  • Far from True

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Brian O’Neill, Mark Zeisler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it's clear that salacious activities have taken place - as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realises the DVDs may contain something even more shocking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No ending!

  • By Lorraine on 21-05-16

Disliked this book

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

Reviewed: 08-08-16

What disappointed you about Far from True?

Very muddled story.NO CONCLUSION ending.

What will your next listen be?

Not a book without an ending

Would you be willing to try another one of Brian O'Neill and Mark Zeisler ’s performances?

Yes

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The narrators

Any additional comments?

A waste of my credit

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Child

  • An Audible Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,879

My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling, Difficult in places, but damn good!

  • By Simon on 07-06-15

Couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 19-08-14

If you could sum up The Child in three words, what would they be?

worth listening to

What did you like best about this story?

The acting, read like a play, and all actors were believable, it had a beginning, middle and end,

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

I love Robert Glenester reading books, he narrates seamlessly, moving the story along.
Keeping the interest going

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

This is the my first audible which was read as a play, with sound effects etc,I could have been in a theatre.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful