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  • Duma Key

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: John Slattery
  • Length: 21 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630

A man discovers an incredible talent for painting after a freak accident in which he loses an arm. He moves to a "new life" in Duma Key, off Florida's West Coast - a deserted strip, part beach, part weed-tangled reef, owned by a patroness of the arts whose twin sisters went missing in the 1920s. Here, Freemantle is inspired to paint the amazing sunsets. But soon the paintings become predictive, even dangerous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Duma

  • By Seamus on 15-10-08

Good but not a classic Stephen King.

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Characters are good, I just felt it was too long and didn't grip me like other Kings classics. Worth getting but not in his top 10

  • The Godfather

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,865

A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking 40 years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder, and family values is a true classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT MISS THIS!

  • By suze0501@aol.com on 26-02-15

A classic listen. Brilliant narration.

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

Reviewed: 30-01-19

Really enjoyed this and brings back fond memories of watching the movie many moons ago.

  • A Mask of Shadows

  • Frey & McGray, Book 3
  • By: Oscar de Muriel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

It is 1889 and The Scottish Play is coming home. But before the darling couple of London theatre, Henry Irving and Ellen Terry, take their acclaimed Macbeth to the Edinburgh stage terror treads the boards. A grisly message found smeared across the cobbles in blood, foretelling someone's demise. As the bloody prophecies continue to appear Edinburgh's own beloved pair - Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Inspector Ian Frey - enter the scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Mrs. M. on 05-06-17

more good stuff

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

great characters. story good but not great. enjoyed it overall and will certainly get loch of the dead in near future

  • End of Watch

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,063
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917

End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis, Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer. Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain-injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By shirley dempsey on 19-11-16

excellent end to an excellent series

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

Reviewed: 17-09-18

An excellent listen. Probably my favourite out of the Bill Hodges trilligy. Great narration as well

  • The Rat Stone Serenade

  • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

It's December, and the Shannon family are returning home to their clifftop mansion. However, a century ago Archibald Shannon stole the land upon which he built their home, and his descendants have been cursed ever since. When heavy snow cuts off Kintyre, DCI Jim Daley and DS Brian Scott are assigned to protect their illustrious visitors. As an ancient society emerges from the blizzards, ghosts of the past come to haunt the Shannons. As the curse decrees, death is coming. But for whom, and from what?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as previous books..still okay

  • By simon on 20-07-17

enjoyable tale.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Good fun . The story is a bit all over the place but characters are excellent.

  • The Terror

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Tom Sellwood
  • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

The most advanced scientific enterprise ever mounted, Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage had every expectation of triumph. But for almost two years his ships, HMS Terror and Erebus, have been trapped in the Arctic ice. Supplies of fuel and food are running low. Scurvy, starvation and even madness are beginning to take their toll. And yet the real threat isn’t from the constantly shifting, alien landscape, the flesh-numbing temperatures or being crushed by the unyielding, frozen ocean. No, the real threat is far more terrifying. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read

  • By Caroline Pearson on 02-05-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 31-05-18

Great book. History and horror mixed. Fantastic listen and great narration. For such a long book I flew through it

  • Munich

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957

Set over four days against the backdrop of the Munich Conference of September 1938, Munich follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office - and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. They have not been in contact for more than a decade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • excellent, shame a key passage was missing!

  • By Toast Cartoons on 02-10-17

another triumph

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

Reviewed: 15-11-17

As always from Robert Harris an excellent story and characters. Narrator was very good also

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  • Last Argument of Kings

  • The First Law: Book Three
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 27 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,048
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,639

The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I miss it already.

  • By John on 18-09-11

Great conclusion

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

Reviewed: 19-05-17

Would you listen to Last Argument of Kings again? Why?

Great listen. Narrator is excellent and will certainly get the other books by Joe Abercombie and look out for other books narrated by Steven Pacey

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gloka and nine fingers are great characters. They are complex and at the especially with Glokta extremely funny

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The narrator is excellent and his voices for the characters really lends itself to the book.

Any additional comments?

Great listen and was one the quickest audio books I have listened to. Say one thing about the first law series. Says its a great adventure.

  • HEX

  • By: Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

Whoever is born here is doomed to stay until death. Whoever comes to stay never leaves. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Blind and silenced, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children's beds for nights on end. So accustomed to her have the townsfolk become that they often forget she's there. Or what a threat she poses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant new concept

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-10-16

Original

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Excellent original book. Great characters, excellent narration and a truly creepy story makes this highly a recommended listen.

  • The House on Cold Hill

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 702

They said the dead can't hurt you.... They were wrong. The House on Cold Hill is a chilling and suspenseful ghost story from the multimillion-copy best-selling author of Dead Simple, Peter James. Moving from the heart of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for Ollie and Caro Harcourt and their 12-year-old daughter, Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House - a huge, dilapidated Georgian mansion - Ollie is filled with excitement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Book Fan on 13-11-15

Enjoyed it to a point.If only the end was better

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

Reviewed: 28-11-16

What made the experience of listening to The House on Cold Hill the most enjoyable?

The narrator was very good. Was really enjoying this book up until the last few chapters then the ending was just plain annoying and obvious

Would you be willing to try another book from Peter James? Why or why not?

Maybe