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  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
  • Length: 52 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683

On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d'If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Count of Monte CristoNarrated by Bill Homewood

  • By Martin on 18-08-11

In for the long haul

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

My favourite story and love the book. This unabridged version is a long term commitment. Narrator good in the male voices but weaker on the female. A separate actress for these would have helped.

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  • Jar City

  • By: Arnaldur Indridason
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Delving into the dead man's life Detective Erlendur discovers that 40 years ago he was accused of an appalling crime, but never convicted. Had his past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur struggles to build a relationship with his unhappy daughter, his investigation takes him to Iceland's Genetic Research Centre, where he uncovers disturbing secrets that are even darker than the murder of an old man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Would definitely benefit from a different narrator

  • By Neil Russell-Bates on 15-02-18

Sounded like it was a reading for Horrid Henry

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

Reviewed: 18-12-16

What would have made Jar City better?

Different narrator more suited to the nature of the book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Arnaldur Indridason again?

Not with same narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Saul Reichlin’s performances?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

Can't go on with it.... narrator tone and voices all wrong

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