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  • The Leopard Hunts in Darkness

  • The Ballantyne Series, Book 4
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Craig Mellow, acclaimed author but unhappy exile, seizes the chance to return to Zimbabwe when he is given a spying mission for the World Bank. Accompanied by beautiful photographer Sally-Anne Jay, he is at first unaware of the dangerous currents of tribal conflict that swirl below the calm surface of Zimbabwean politics. Then he stumbles upon a highly organised ivory-poaching operation which masks the treacherous plot to sell the country he once fought for into slavery....  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Missing text

  • By BoleynBob on 14-01-19

Missing text

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

Reviewed: 14-01-19

Great story but there are sections from the story which have been omitted and for an unabridged book is not acceptable. For example the switch from Ch14 to Ch15 misses out a significant part of the plot where Craig meets up with the Rebels prior to his raid on the prison compound in Zimbabwe.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rats

  • The Rats Series, Book 1
  • By: James Herbert
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

The terror begins. London is struck by an invasion. Women, children, old and young, none are safe from the deadly menace. The attacks are swift and sure, escape is impossible. A state of emergency is declared. Evacuation seems the only solution in the face of a growing panic and mounting death toll. War is declared on the public enemy number one. The Rats!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • As good as I remember....

  • By Dave on 17-03-14

Thoroughly enjoyed.

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

Reviewed: 16-02-17

This was my first audible and i thoroughly enjoyed it. Enjoyed the Narrator, kept me company and made my long walks home more exciting. looking forward to the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Oliver Twist

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Born to an unmarried woman who dies after giving birth, orphan Oliver Twist seems destined to slog through a dismal life in the workhouse. A rebellious cry for more gets Oliver banished, and ultimately lands him on the dismal streets of London. The young outcast finds refuge with Fagin and his band of thieves before fate intervenes and puts Oliver in the hands of a kindly benefactor. It is likely that Dickens's own early youth as a child labourer contributed to the story's development.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some missing text and detail

  • By BoleynBob on 19-09-16

Some missing text and detail

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

Reviewed: 19-09-16

The final moments of Bill Sykes have been omitted for some reason from chapter 51

3 of 3 people found this review helpful