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  • Butcher’s Crossing

  • By: John Williams
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

In the 1870s, Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek "an original relation to nature," drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher's Crossing, a small Kansas town full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. One of these men regales Will with tales of the immense buffalo herds hidden away in the Colorado Rockies and convinces him to join an expedition to track them down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good

  • By Simon on 31-08-15

Awsome!!!

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

Reviewed: 27-11-16

Heart of Darkness set in the prairies...tremendous...I was drawn in utterly...The human spirit and human folly..So it goes...

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  • Echo Burning

  • Jack Reacher 5
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588

Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband's in jail. When he comes out, he's going to kill her. Her family's hostile, she can't trust the cops, and the lawyers won't help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder.J ack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Electric atmosphere helps build the tension

  • By Brian on 08-05-14

jack reacher pulls it off again!

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

Reviewed: 23-11-16

flawless plot! muscle knuckle and brains! guns and ammo! I loved every faultless fast moving moment of action, suspense, and deduction. i look forward to the next installment.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,635

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By stucody on 22-03-15

lee child must be lookin over his shoulder...

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

Reviewed: 13-10-16

set aside the weekend. cancel everything. your life is on hold... a a a a

  • Hunting Season

  • By: Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Sicily, 1880. When a stranger arrives in Vigàta, the town’s inhabitants immediately become unsettled. It seems the young man, Fofo, is the son of a local peasant legendary for his home-grown medicines - a man who was murdered many years before. Fofo opens his own pharmacy in Vigàta, and his remedies are sought by many. But he soon finds himself entangled with Don Filippo, a philandering marchese, and his family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • emile zola meets neil gaiman

  • By a.chen on 08-10-16

emile zola meets neil gaiman

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

short humorous earthy. good listen. a b c d e f g h i j

  • A God in Ruins

  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959

Kate Atkinson’s dazzling Life After Life, one of the top-selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula’s beloved younger brother, Teddy – would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving and memorable

  • By Kirstine on 16-06-15

yes yes yes

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

if your 'e a babyboomer...then listen to this...stunning! * * * * * * *

  • A Little Life

  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success and pride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply disturbing and yet i couldn't stop reading

  • By Jenny on 05-01-16

is it finished yet?

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

Reviewed: 23-06-16

on and on and on and on and on.....and more and yet more ... help!



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