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  • A Delicate Truth

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: John le Carré
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,013

A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's Private Secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding writing and narration

  • By Al on 14-05-13

Good old traditional espionage!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-06-15

The story is a slow builder and to begin with I struggled to maintain interest however once the background is done and you get to realise the intrinsic links between the characters, it's a excellent book. The author is an excellent narrator, and it's a terribly bondesque espionage, with modern technological twists. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Chasing the Scream

  • The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 417

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and thought provoking

  • By Stephanie on 09-02-15

Inspirational

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-15

One of the most inspirational, unbelievable yet shockingly real books I have ever encountered. This book will shake you to the core and either reinforce your beliefs about drugs - or change them. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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  • An Absolute Scandal

  • By: Penny Vincenzi
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 32 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

It's the glittering 80s and Lucinda Cowper, Elizabeth Beaumont, and Flora Fielding feel happy and secure in the power and pleasure of wealth. Nothing could have prepared them for a devastating financial scandal, which turns the boom to bust. The crash takes away their hope, their self-respect, and for some, it destroys even more. Facing bleak futures, affairs begin, lies are spun, relationships are pushed to breaking point, and within the year someone will be dead. But who? And why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An easy listen which compelling and unputdownable!

  • By Lynda on 17-09-13

Utterly engrossing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-15

I rarely write reviews of the audiobooks I listen to but I enjoyed this one so much, I felt I just had to! It was a bit of an epic, but 30 odd hours of a brilliant story, I felt so involved in the characters lives by the end of it, I found myself holding my breath, waiting for the next thing to happen. It was as good as Jilly Cooper for story telling, with a dash of Austin thrown in. The narrator was excellent, I can't rate this highly enough!