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  • Eye for Eye

  • Talion, Book 1
  • By: J. K. Franko
  • Narrated by: George Orlando
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

When I first met Susie, she appeared to be a normal, happily-married woman dealing with tragedy. Then I uncovered her secrets. While I could understand everything that she’d done, I could never approve. But, knowing what she was capable of, it became clear that if I was going to survive her, I had to play by her rules. And, the first and most important rule is...leave no singing bones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Grisham with teeth (or a knife)

  • By T Richard on 18-04-19

It's Grisham with teeth (or a knife)

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

Reviewed: 18-04-19

I chose this book because I'd seen somewhere that the Sunday Times had likened it to Strangers on a Train.

I get the reference and it does make perfect sense, but don't be fooled. This isn't still black and white noir movie characters. Far from it.

This is well thought out, an insightful legal thriller with fantastic twists! And it gets you because it made me think about what I would do in their situation. Probably the same! lol

I enjoyed it so much, I listened to the whole thing on my journey south for the Easter break!

Now, I can't wait for the sequel!


  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,446

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jurassic Park!

  • By kmcca5 on 20-05-15

A ROARING SUCCESS WITH A SIDE ORDER OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I loved this book and the narration is second to none.

There were a couple of annoying things. The Dr Malcolm character took every opportunity to philosophise and the little girl, Lex, is beyond irritating!


I'd otherwise wholeheartedly recommend this classic!

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,904
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,901

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

More lecture than predictable story

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

I'm a Dan Brown fan but this has got to be his weakest story yet. What little story there is is way too predictable.

Felt more like I was attending a series of classes from art to, physics to evolution than listening to a book that is supposed to be entertaining me.

If you want to listen more to academia than fiction then this is for you.

  • Hannibal

  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Daniel Gerroll
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371

'It is an axiom of behavioural science that vampires are territorial while cannibals range widely.' Hannibal killed nine people before he was caught. And five on his escape. Two of his victims survived - one of them is in an asylum; but the other craves revenge. Mason Verger, a paraplegic confined to a respirator since his encounter with Dr Lecter, can move only the fingers of his crippled right hand across the soft blanket that covers his lifeless body.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By Gemma on 25-05-12

Needs subtitles!

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

Love Thomas Harris. And this is worthy of his few novels, but have to say this audiobook is spoiled somewhat by one of the characters performances.. Anybody who knows the story will know the character in question (Mason Verger) where the performance demands a verbal affliction.. He also happens to be a major character. The performance is so affected it's hard to understand! It's too much! Otherwise, a. Good listen albeit with a bizarre ending.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Our Little Lies

  • By: Sue Watson
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 885

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family. Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows it’s nothing - she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator, poor story

  • By ziiigggg on 02-03-19

# Predictable and familiar but okay

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

It was okay... Narrator did a good job with a familiars story.. #donebefore # no real twist

# # yes get used to those... Much of the story is written in #!

  • See How They Run

  • By: Tom Bale
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 434

It's often said that when tragedy strikes, the victims were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But not Harry and Alice French. Assaulted by masked men looking for a mysterious package and a man named Renshaw, Alice and Harry manage to convince them that there has been a terrible mix-up. But nothing prepares Alice and Harry for the web they find themselves trapped in after their assailants leave. Especially as Alice hasn't been completely honest.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I don't get it.

  • By CA on 27-06-16

Slow, monotone

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Slow, hard going and dated. Made worse by monosyllabic narrator. Far from thrilling. Probably suit a more mature / sensative audience.

  • Psychosis

  • By: Tony Marturano
  • Narrated by: Rosko Lewis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

I've had to move out of the city and into the house I inherited here, in the idyllic fishing village of Porthcove, but only for as long as it takes to sell it. You see, I need the money, so I've started seeing some of the locals, you know, as patients, but I tell you, there's something really disturbing about charming neighbors sharing chilling secrets. And it isn't just that. It's the other things. Strange, inexplicable things. It started with odd smells, creepy sounds, and then the intruders...oh God, the intruders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read nice clear, don't want to give away plot

  • By Lisa Higgins on 08-09-17

WOW - does exactly what is says on the cover!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

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

I wouldn't know. I haven't read the book, but I did listen to an interview with TM and can see why they chose Rosko Lewis.

What other book might you compare Psychosis to, and why?

Nothing really comes to mind. I don't think there's really anything like it. Probably the SHINING meets BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP.

Have you listened to any of Rosko Lewis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no.

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

Yes. The character is quite witty, sarcastic, blunt, and Rosko Lewis brings that out really well. I also did feel for the character, but don't want to add any spoilers here. But yes, a lot of reactions!

Any additional comments?

This isn't my first TM book and it doesn't disappoint. For me, it delivered exactly what it said on the tin (cover)!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nimbus

  • Hell on Earth
  • By: Tony Marturano
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

As the rain falls, the nightmare begins. Blake Hudson is an environment officer who lives in a converted lighthouse on the southwest coast of England. Sky McPherson is a pathologist, recently assigned to the area. Both of them share a past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brillant! Gripping!

  • By TP on 18-01-17

PAGE TURNER THAT READS LIKE A MOVIE!

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

Reviewed: 16-09-16

What did you like most about Nimbus?

Fast, pacey, thrilling and disturbing!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Blake, Sky and Matt

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

He just brought each character to life! I've heard other books by him. I would listen to more!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yep! but I can't tell anybody about that otherwise it would spoil it!

Any additional comments?

I loved this book! I couldn't stop listening to it. This is my third Tony M book, and it's brilliant! The quick chapters plus the narration turned into a movie inside my head and made my long journey really short. There was always something going on. Relentless page turner. Great characters. Can't wait for the next one from TM, but I won't be going out in the rain again, at least not without an umbrella! ;)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Last Juror
    
    
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        John Grisham
    
    


    
    
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        Vincent Marzello
    
    


    
    Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    70 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • The Last Juror

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Vincent Marzello
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Winner of the British Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007.
In 1970, the future of one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt, was tried before a packed courtroom...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, beautifully read

  • By Bryan on 31-01-06

Rambling on..

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-08

Anybody who loves Grisham will know that he prefers to set him novels in the deep south. The only problem with this novel is that the storlyine was buried deep down there too. Where on earth is the story going? The answer is nowhere. What started as a witty novel full of potential became so boring towards the end that I didn't even bother finishing it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Appeal

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day have the final say. Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By T Richard on 21-02-08

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-08

I am undoubtedly a Grisham fan but sometimes I do wonder if his work is written by two different people! He seems to lurch from a great read to mediocre to plain boring. The Appeal is one of those books that hints at so much potential but then lets you down by not really going anywhere. Add to that , a somewhat unusual ending and you end up with a book that is lacking and, unfortunately, disappointing.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful