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Close to the Bone cover art

outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

We were pleasantly surprised to have such a well presented and exciting story.
Each character lived in our memory for the whole story!
Highly recommended.

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Rosie is a feerless hero!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-16

She is all for the down and out sections of contemporary society and reports without feel or favour.

The narrator brought every character to life with clearly defined voices for each and we shared their concerns and successes.

The best part for us was her capture by a gangster who was intent upon doing her an injury. She calls upon her inner most reserves and occasional friends in an effort to find a way out of her predicament.

we are looking forward to the next story about Rosie!

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A simple start to mayhem!

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

Reviewed: 28-01-15

Would you listen to Red Bones again? Why?

I will be listening to the story again. We were kept guessing right up until the final moments to see who was the culprit!

What did you like best about this story?

The scenery, vividly painted, of the places where the action took place.
The range of interesting characters together with their motives and prejudges.

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

The reader, Gordon Griffin adds colour and humour to every character with effortless ease.
He keeps it going at a comfortable pace and switches between them without missing a beat

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

be very careful aboout what you wish for!

Any additional comments?

We are now looking at more of the Shetland series for more vicarious experiences on that island group.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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A thrilling race across France!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

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

This is another in a series about Enzo McLeod, his family ties, and the solving of mysteries that he does so well.

What other book might you compare Dry Bones to, and why?

"Black Light Blue" is another of the Enzo McLeod series where the main character has moved from one solution to the next in a series of unsolved crimes.

Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favourite?

Enzo takes us with him, into the undeground tunnels below Paris and the ski slopes elswhere in France. We are "feeling" his fears and joy as he searches for the solution to the current unsolved crime.

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

No, it is too long, but there is time to develop the characters well.

Any additional comments?

We have enjoyed listening to many of Peter May's Books and found each one to be different, but with some common sequences, depending on the series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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wonderful scenery, characters and plot!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Fiddler on the Make to be better than the print version?

The audio version is much better for me because we listened to it while driving in our wide brown land of Australia!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fiddler on the Make?

Without giving too much away, the ending is very satisfying after the excitement which led us to the that point.

What about James Bryce’s performance did you like?

We are certainly keen to listen to more of his work. We often search the performers as well as authors when seeking a new title. We have down loaded more of his performances than any other reader. His easy changes from Scottish to the other languages help to paint the chartacters clearly in our minds.

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

We had more laughs than anything else while listening - the characters, including the dog, and the baddies, were very entertaining!

Any additional comments?

Roll on, more of this series!

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Exceeded our expectations!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

Where does Entry Island rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very close to the Bob Skinner series! The mental pictures of the couontry side, both on the Isle of Lewis and on the Entry Island in Canada brought back powerful memories of our visits to both places in our younger days!It does take a wee while to "get into the story" but, it is well worth it!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sime Mackenzie both the detective and the historical figure with the same name is my favourite character.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scene we most enjoyed was the sailing ship at the Glasgow docks in the 1800s, where the two young people were running away, to make a new life together. We could "see" the bustling crowds and "hear" the sounds of a busy port.

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

By the end, it was one of the few books which we intended to listen to again, in one sitting to make sure we didn't miss anything! Our start was a little bit here and a little bit there - which made it a bit disjointed as the story moved from the past to the present.

Any additional comments?

The characters came to life in the reading by Peter Forbes. Scottish, Canadian, Gaelic, men, women and children were all seamlessly woven together as the fabric of the story!

12 of 14 people found this review helpful