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  • The Grey Ghost

  • Fargo Adventures, Book 10
  • By: Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Grey Ghost by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell, read by Scott Brick. In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Grey Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Marcus Peyton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cussler back to his best...

  • By Salter on 31-05-18

Great story - awful English accents

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

Great story, as always, but, on this occasion, I found Scott Brick’s narration of English accents really irritating. I think it would have been better to have read it as a book, rather than listen to the audiobook.

  • Mr. Churchill's Secretary

  • A Maggie Hope Mystery
  • By: Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Narrated by: Donada Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

London, 1940: Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Her indefatigable spirit and gifts for codebreaking, though, rival those of even the highest men in government, and Maggie finds that working for the prime minister affords her a level of clearance she could never have imagined....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story

  • By Queenortart on 29-01-14

almost very good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-13

I really enjoyed the concept & the clever plot, with good characters and good twists & turns in the plot.I would've given it 5 stars but for the irritating 'americanisms' which replaced the english eg windshield & hood; fall instead of autumn, alluminum instead of alluminium etc etc. if it was an english story set in London, then that irritation spoiled it for me. I also didnt enjoy the narration - whilst I enjoy some accent characterisation, I felt it went a bit all over the place at times, getting accents mixed up in the wrong places and following the accent through after the dialogue was over &this distracted rather than added to the enjoyment. Having said that, i'm going to give the sequel a go!

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