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  • Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 6
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 42

Belfast, 1988. A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave. Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant narration

  • By andy on 27-05-17

Brilliant narration

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

Reviewed: 27-05-17

Have listened to all the Sean Duffy novels, the story's are good but the narration is absolutely spot on, make the story

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Collusion

  • By: Stuart Neville
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Jack Lennon is a Detective Inspector trying to track down his former lover, Marie McKenna, and their daughter -- but his superiors tell him to back off. Bull O'Kane is a bitter old man who will stop at nothing for vengeance. The Traveller is an assassin without pity or remorse, who stalks Belfast, tying up loose ends. Forced into the center of it all is former IRA paramilitary Gerry Fegan, who must confront his past -- and The Traveller -- for the fight of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant'

  • By andy on 26-06-13

brilliant'

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

Reviewed: 26-06-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Collusion to be better than the print version?

never read the print version but loved this book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Collusion?

all of it

What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

Gerard Doyle was the perfect narrator i suppose that's why the chose him. the story was very good but as with any audiobook, the narrator can make or break the story. i have downloaded all Aidrian Mac Kintys books and enjoyed every one of them.

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

laugh, yes

Any additional comments?

Mac Kinty and Doyle, great combination.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Harbour

  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Hugh Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 455

In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not A Run of the Mill Murder Mystery

  • By Linda on 27-08-12

ahhh

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

Reviewed: 26-06-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

could not get the point of this book, i will admit i did not listen to the end, was afraid i might slit my wrists, one word...........boring.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tana French again?

NO'

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

JUST BORING

Did Broken Harbour inspire you to do anything?

yes'.....stop listining and go cut the grass.

Any additional comments?

nope

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,908
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,156
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,150

Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relished every minute

  • By Sara on 22-03-10

THE HELP

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-12

Did not think that this type of book was for me, looked at reviews and decided to chance it...really,really glad i did, one word,......BRILLIANT

Andy (ireland)

  • Last Night I Dreamed of Peace

  • By: Dang Thuy Tram
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

At the age of 24, Dang Thuy Tram volunteered to serve as a doctor in a National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) battlefield hospital in the Quang Ngai Province of Vietnam. Two years later, she was killed by American forces not far from where she worked. Written between 1968 and 1970, her diary speaks poignantly of her devotion to family and friends, the horrors of war, her yearning for her high school sweetheart, and her struggle to prove her loyalty to her country.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • LAST NIGHT I DREAMED OFPEACE

  • By andy on 10-11-10

LAST NIGHT I DREAMED OFPEACE

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-10

I have listened to this book again and feel guilty for the review
i posted a year ago after listening to it the first time. I was narrowe minded and missed the true meaning of this girls struggle through the war years. I was expecting detailed military accounts of the war in the tunnells but that is not what this DIARY is about. I listened this time trying to see events with her eyes and i did get a lot more out of the story and like to apoligise to Dang Thuy Tram for my previous selfish review, and hopefully she rests in peace.

  • Kokoda (by Paul Ham)

  • By: Paul Ham
  • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

It was a war without mercy, fought back and forth along 90 miles of river crossings, steep inclines and precipitous descents, with both sides wracked by hunger and disease, and terrified of falling into enemy hands. Defeat was unthinkable: the Australian soldier was fighting for his homeland against an unyielding aggressor; the Japanese ordered to fight to the death in a bid to conquer ‘Greater East Asia’.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • kOkODA

  • By andy on 20-10-10

kOkODA

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-10

Another very well written account of this particular conflict. Paul Ham has become one of my favourite writers and Peter Byrne does a brilliant job with the narration. I have never been disapointed by anything from these two guys, well worth a listen, and if you like this look for 'THE AUSTRLIAN WAR' by the same Paul Ham. an account of the australian 'digger' in Vietnam.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Devil's Peak

  • By: Deon Meyer
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Bennie Griessel may be losing his battle with alcohol, but he still knows enough to head up the police team tracking "Artemis", a vigilante killer who targets child murderers.

The killer is, in fact, Thobela Mpayipheli, a former freedom fighter robbed of everything by the murder of his son. And when Griessel's daughter is kidnapped, his world and Thobela's converge towards a devastating climax.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top class crime novel

  • By Russell on 03-05-10

Brilliant

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-10

Really, really enjoyed this book. Was slow to start but then i really got into it, could not stop listening until it was complete. Saul Reichlin is a brilliant narrator, i find myself searching his name first then checking out the novels,

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Journey of a Lifetime

  • By: Alan Whicker
  • Narrated by: Alan Whicker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

This sumptuous book to accompany the major BBC TV series of the same name, is a glorious celebration of 50 years in front of the camera. For as long as most can remember, Whicker has roamed far and wide in search of the eccentric, the ludicrous and the socially-revealing aspects of everyday life as lived by some of the more colourful of the world's inhabitants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth downloading

  • By Michael on 19-11-09

Alan Wicker

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-10

Thought this book was wonderful. I always had an intrest in his travels and his TV documentries, he sometimes takes the scenic route when telling a story but this is part of his charm and the book is the better for these little excursions. The only problem ive found was, his voice is so deep and calming i would nod off and then have to rewind. Must download his time in the army.
WICKER?.....WONDERFUL'

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Men Who Stare at Goats

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

In 1979, a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and, indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Satirical humour highlights the true terror

  • By James on 30-07-09

men who stare at goats

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-10

The poor goats, really sorry i bothered with this book, i tried to listen to it but was so bored i felt i was loosing the will to live....well listen anyway.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • All of These People

  • A Memoir
  • By: Fergal Keane
  • Narrated by: Fergal Keane
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

During his years of reporting from the world's most savage and turbulent regions, Fergal Keane has witnessed the violence of the South African townships and the terror in Rwanda, the most extreme kinds of human behaviour, the horror of genocide, and the bravery of peacekeepers faced with overwhelming odds. As one of the BBC's leading correspondents, he recounts extraordinary encounters on the front lines.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fergal Keane

  • By andy on 20-02-10

Fergal Keane

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-10

Loved this book, a bit harrowing in places but then thats life.
Great honesty and insight, well worth the listining time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful