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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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  • The Shut Eye

  • By: Belinda Bauer
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

Five footprints are the only sign that Daniel Buck was ever here. And now they are all his mother has left. Every day Anna Buck guards the little prints in the cement. Polishing them to a shine. Keeping them safe. Spiralling towards insanity. When a psychic offers hope, Anna grasps it. Who wouldn't? Maybe he can tell her what happened to her son.... But is this man what he claims to be? Is he a visionary? A shut eye? Or a cruel fake preying on the vulnerable? Or is he something far, far worse?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read

  • By Margaret Morton on 13-03-15

Recommend it

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

Reviewed: 25-04-15

The book was good - I like Belinda Bauer's books and the narrator was excellent. Recommend it. Best audible order so far. 👍🏻

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Suspect

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Read

  • By A on 19-02-13

Bit sappy but I liked it - I love dogs.

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

Reviewed: 30-07-13

Would you listen to Suspect again? Why?

Possibly.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I suppose the dog bits were a bit sappy - but I didn't mind so much because I love dogs.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the dog thinks her previous master has returned. And realises he hasn't.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,244

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin: his one-hundredth birthday party. Escaping through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several deaths, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent but very human police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Odd

  • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

Astonishingly dull

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

Reviewed: 30-07-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I read loads of good reviews, but for some reason this book just didn't do it for me. Although a lot seemed to happen, I just didn't care. Sometimes I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be funny. But I didn't lime Mr Hundred Year Old, so I just didn't care. I didn't find him funny.

What will your next listen be?

Robert Crais

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Rupert Everett
  • Narrated by: Rupert Everett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

An element of drama has always attended Rupert Everett, even before he swept to fame with his outstanding performance in Another Country. He has spent his life surrounded by extraordinary people, and witnessed extraordinary events. He was in Moscow during the fall of communism, in Berlin the night the wall came down, and in downtown Manhattan on September 11th.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Badly read

  • By barjil on 30-12-12

Loved it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

I really enjoyed listening to this. I loved the irreverent tone and unapologetic glee in all things celebrity. That said, the author treats all the players with respect and sensitivity and while there's enough titillation to keep it funny and interesting, there were no distasteful skeletons banished from the cupboard. Frankly, I found that a refreshing change. It's a good listen, some bits had me cackling out loud on the tube. Not something that happens to me often first thing in the morning crushed in commuter traffic. Or to my fellow passengers judging by their shocked expressions. I thought it would be a bit "me, me, me", diva-ish, but he sounds like a good sport and great company. I liked Rupert Everett before I heard this, and now I like him even more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful