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Anne Leguen de Lacroix

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  • The Alexandria Link

  • Cotton Malone, Book 2
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives to lead the life of a rare-book dealer. But his quiet existence is shattered when he receives an anonymous e-mail: " You have something I want. You're the only person on earth who knows where to find it. If I don't hear from you, you will be childless." His ex-wife confirms that their teenage son has been kidnapped, and it becomes clear that those responsible will stop at nothing to get what they want: the lost library of Alexandria.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly brilliant...!

  • By Salter on 23-07-15

Good Story but narrator lets this book down

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

Reviewed: 27-11-15

If you could sum up The Alexandria Link in three words, what would they be?

An interesting story

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main characters continue to develop from the first book The Templar Legacy - which gives them more depth and interest

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

No - I'm afraid I didn't like the narrator he was not easy to listen to - if I hadn't enjoyed the story, I would not have persevered listening to it. I will in future be buying Steve Berry's books and reading them for myself.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Airs and Graces

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Having married once for love and been abandoned by her husband, Ellen is determined that her second marriage will be for money. And conveniently Duncan, her divorce lawyer, is not unattractive - and he’s enticingly single. But when she meets painter Matthew, Ellen has to remind herself very strongly indeed that Duncan is the man for her....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Suzanne on 11-09-13

Disappointing narration

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

Reviewed: 18-08-15

Narrator was not right for this book making story drag a bit.. Very similar storyline to another of author's books

  • Black Ops

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680

Spider Shepherd's MI5 controller, Charlie Button, has gone rogue, using government resources to get revenge on the men who killed her husband. Spider is told to betray her. Worse, he's asked to cooperate with his nemesis at MI6, Jeremy Willoughby Brown, in taking Charlie down. Meanwhile Spider's 16-year-old son is caught with drugs. But the drug police offer Spider a deal: go undercover, unmask a local dealer and his son will go free. Spider has no option but to cooperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spider Shepherd back on form!

  • By Anne Leguen de Lacroix on 04-08-15

Spider Shepherd back on form!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

Another great Spider Shepherd story! Can't wait for the next instalment! Hopefully we won't have to wait too long.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,049

When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo’s killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details he uncovers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narration

  • By mrs c a dunne on 20-07-15

Good story shame about the narrator

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

Reviewed: 21-05-15

Narrator unsuited for this book. He made characters sound too old. However I enjoyed the story, kept me gripped till the end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Perfect Strangers

  • By: Tasmina Perry
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

When Sophie Ellis is asked to house-sit at a Knightsbridge townhouse, it appears to be the offer of a lifetime. Drawn into the glittering circle of the home’s owner, she meets wealthy American businessman Nick Cooper and is swept up into a thrilling and passionate affair. But when Nick is found dead in his hotel suite, Sophie is suddenly the prime suspect for his murder, and soon realises Nick was not the man he seemed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Can and could do so much better

  • By Miss M on 09-08-13

Good story but cringeworthy narration

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

Great story but spoilt by Jilly Bond's narration of it. Normally Ms Bond is a good narrator but in this book she is cringeworthy.