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  • Swansong

  • DI Nick Dixon, Book 4
  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Isobel Swan, a sixth form student, has been murdered. First, her ring finger is severed, then her throat is cut. With the investigation going nowhere fast, Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is sent undercover as a trainee teacher into Isobel's boarding school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dective series

  • By Mogie on 26-03-16

Dreadful narration

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

A good story, I enjoy the characters, but who chose Napoleon Ryan to narrate?? It’s a real shame.

  • Kickback

  • DI Nick Dixon, Book 3
  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

A trainee jockey has been kicked to death by an aggressive stallion at the local stables. Deemed an accidental death, the case is closed. But when the jockey's brother returns from active service, he sparks an armed siege, demanding the investigation be re-opened and the truth uncovered. Still recovering from the physical and mental scars of his last case, Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is dragged deep into a murky world of betting scams and murder, where people will do anything to keep their secrets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • hated the narration, story just ok

  • By Reader on 22-12-18

Narration is dreadful

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-18

It’s such a shame because the Damien Boyd stories are good. Napoleon Ryan is a dreadful narrator.

  • Little Me

  • My Life from A-Z
  • By: Matt Lucas
  • Narrated by: Matt Lucas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

Hello there. Welcome to my autobiography. Throughout this audiobook I talk about my life and work, including Little Britain, Come Fly with Me, Bridesmaids, Les Miserables, Alice in Wonderland and, of course, Shooting Stars. The thing is, this is a bit different to most memoirs you may have listened to, because it comes in the form of an A-Z. Anyway, I hope you buy it at least twice. Thank you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bright & Breezy

  • By Craig M. Hanson on 06-01-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

From start to finish, a really touching, honest book. Loved the middle of the book :-)

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  • The Torment of Others

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

A dead girl lies on a blood-soaked mattress, her limbs spread in a parody of ecstasy. The scene matches a series of murders which ended with the conviction of Derek Tyler. But Tyler's been locked up in a mental institution for two years, barely speaking a word. Criminal psychologist Dr Tony Hill thinks this is not a copycat murder but something much stranger. Hill heads towards a terrifying face-off with one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this one

  • By S. Christie on 17-08-16

Brilliant story, dreadful narration

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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: 28-06-17

What a shame about the narration. How did anyone think it was acceptable? His attempt at accents is embarrassing. Thankfully the story is absorbing but it will make me think twice about purchasing any more books this man reads!

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  • Tears of the Giraffe

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 2
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Meet the one and only Precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. Mma Ramotswe is facing a new challenge: resolving a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains. Mma's own impending marriage to the most gentlemanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of her secretary to the dizzy heights of assistant detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy sequel

  • By Frances on 30-10-09

Rushed

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

Reviewed: 09-06-17

Great story but it gave me a headache it was read so quickly. Spoiled it for me.

  • The Complaints

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Nobody likes The Complaints - they're the cops who investigate other cops. Complaints and Conduct Department, to give them their full title, but known colloquially as 'the Dark Side', or simply 'The Complaints'. Malcolm Fox works for The Complaints. He's just had a result, and should be feeling good about himself. But he's middle-aged, sour and unwell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fox meets Rebus

  • By Mrs. D. Smith on 13-01-15

Couldn't stop listening!

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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: 13-06-16

Excellent book. Malcolm Fox is a great protagonist. Really absorbing story. Can't wait to listen to the next Fox story.

  • Cheer Up Love

  • Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate
  • By: Susan Calman
  • Narrated by: Susan Calman
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985

Susan Calman is a well-known comedian and writer who has appeared on countless radio and television programmes. Her solo stand up show, Susan Calman Is Convicted, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and dealt with subjects like the death penalty, appearance and depression. The reaction to the show she wrote about mental health was so positive that she wanted to expand on the show and write a more detailed account of surviving when you're the world's most negative person.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank god for Susan Calman and this book!! Just excellent!

  • By Miss on 01-06-16

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 03-06-16

Susan's knowledge and experience with depression, coupled with her warmth and humour makes this a great book. I have people in my life with depression and this book has really helped me understand them. However if you don't suffer yourself or know anyone with depression it's still a great book. Thoroughly recommended

9 of 9 people found this review helpful