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  • The Passage

  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521

Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old, and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is.... Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.... He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.... It is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • long and absorbing

  • By Tom on 20-07-10

i tried, but gave up in the end

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

Reviewed: 19-05-19

this was a hard slog of a book - i got over 3 quarters of the way through, but gave up - the pacing, and overly drawn out nature beat me in the end - i wanted to like it, honestly i did, as had been recommended to me by a friend.
cant see me ever going back to finish it - i dont care enough about the characters

  • Rebel (The Starbuck Chronicles, Book 1)

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

The first book in Bernard Cornwell's best-selling series on the American Civil War. It is summer 1861. The armies of North and South stand on the brink of America's civil war. Nathanial Starbuck, jilted by his girl and estranged from his family, arrives in the capital of the Confederate South, where he enlists in an elite regiment being raised by rich, eccentric Washington Faulconer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sounds automated dull and difficult to follow

  • By Tmck on 15-01-19

a bit underwhelming compared to other stories

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

i wanted to like this, and was intrigued by the concept - but its not a patch on Sharpe or Uhtred - also i was a bit put off by the narrator - switching from quite formal british english to American accents - one minute it sounded like i was listening to the BBC fishing forecast, then The Dukes Of Hazzard - not to say his accents werent good, just it was a strange setup

Im not sure ill continue with this series - i dont really care about the characters that much yet.....

  • I'll Keep You Safe

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Anna Murray, Peter Forbes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,281

Husband and wife Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own Ranish Tweed: a Hebridean company that weaves its own special variety of Harris cloth, which has become a sought-after brand in the world of high fashion. But when Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair with Russian designer Irina Vetrov, then witnesses the pair killed by a car bomb in Paris, her life is left in ruins. Along with her husband's remains, she returns home to the Isle of Lewis bereft.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Michael D Hewitt on 28-01-18

a wee bit predictable but still a good story

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

What did you like most about I'll Keep You Safe?

the characters, i really felt invested in Neve and Ruariadh

Who was your favorite character and why?

Neve - it was her story and i enjoyed the backstory chapters

What about Anna Murray and Peter Forbes ’s performance did you like?

excellent narration - they brought the story to life

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, i listen while driving long distances, and wouldnt have minded doing it all at once

Any additional comments?

the ending was partly predictable - the big reveal was one i guessed early on

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

An old case from his LAPD past threatens Bosch's reputation in a gripping new thriller. Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cracker!!

  • By eva on 19-11-17

another brilliant book by Michael Connelly

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Would you listen to Two Kinds of Truth again? Why?

love the story and the characters

What was one of the most memorable moments of Two Kinds of Truth?

Bosch and Mickey Haller interacting

What about Titus Welliver’s performance did you like?

he is Harry Bosch....

Any additional comments?

cant wait till the next one

  • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,443

The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Father takes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy sequeal

  • By Kirstine on 25-03-12

another great story

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

Reviewed: 19-05-17

Where does The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

the story kept me intrigued - i couldn't stop listening

Who was your favorite character and why?

Emma Barrington - just enjoyed her part more (plus she has a larger part in this book than the previous

What does Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

depth of the characters - both excellent narrators

  • The Winter King

  • The Warlord Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Brilliant

  • By Matt on 29-08-14

it grew on me.

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

Reviewed: 23-04-17

What did you like most about The Winter King?

the narration was excellent - Jonathan Keeble is the best narrator, and i wish he was doing the Last Kingdom series again

What other book might you compare The Winter King to, and why?

i can only compare to the Uhtred saga (last Kingdom) and at first, i wasnt sure about this book, but towards the end i became engrossed and now am ready to start the 2nd one.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Keeble – was your favourite?

Dervil - hearing him grow into a warrior was a fantastic journey

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The true story of Arthur

Any additional comments?

its very long, but stick with it

  • Runaway

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year's end three returned, and returned damaged. In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their 60s, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades. Runaway is a crime novel covering 50 years of friendships solidified and severed, dreams shared and shattered and passions lit and extinguished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen!

  • By jane on 02-01-15

Decent story- great narration

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

Reviewed: 23-02-17

I mostly enjoyed this mainly because of the narration- although I preferred Peters other stories, this didn't quite get there for me

I'd rather have had another one like Coffin Road

  • Whisky from Small Glasses

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,634

DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town, as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling Scottish crime novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently read.

  • By fiona on 19-03-17

excellent introduction to a new series of books

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

What made the experience of listening to Whisky from Small Glasses the most enjoyable?

the tone and pace of the book

What did you like best about this story?

the setting and characters - I've been looking for new authors in-between my Rebus and Bosch books - given up with Jack Reacher (too perfect, too drawn out stories) - Jim Daley is a great addition

Any additional comments?

looking forward to the rest

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye

  • Harry Bosch, Book 19
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044

Only Harry Bosch can uncover LA's darkest secrets in this new gripping thriller from global best seller Michael Connelly. Read by Titus Welliver, star of Bosch. 'What do you want me to do?' Bosch asked again. 'I want you to find someone for me,' Vance said. 'Someone who might not have ever existed.' Harry Bosch is working as a part-time detective in the town of San Fernando outside of Los Angeles when he gets the invitation to meet with the ageing aviation billionaire Whitney Vance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and performance

  • By Markus on 10-01-17

Best Bosch so far

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

Reviewed: 24-10-16

Stop everything and listen to this book - story & narration are fantastic- I didn't think The Last Coyote could be bested, but this does it - worth waiting for

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Coffin Road

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042

A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock 20 miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient and Modern In Perfect Harmony!

  • By Simon on 15-01-16

Another fantastic story by Peter May

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

Reviewed: 25-05-16

Loved it - every bit as good as the Lewis Trilogy
Great story and narration- can't wait for another one