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  • Until the Next Time

  • By: Kevin Fox
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

For third-generation Irish-American Sean Corrigan, the past is whatever happened yesterday. Then, on his 21st birthday, his father gives him a musty leather-bound journal that changes his life. Written by his uncle, Michael, a man Sean never even knew existed, it draws Sean into a hunt for the truth. Did Michael, a former NYPD detective, really kill a black civil rights worker? When he fled the United States to hide in Ireland, why was he killed by the British? Who is the beautiful, auburn-haired Kate, and why does Sean feel so strongly that he remembers her?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • really enjoyed

  • By colin on 21-01-13

really enjoyed

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-13

intriguing story strong on originality. i will look out for further books by this author

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  • The Wolf Gift

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer... An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency... A chance encounter between two unlikely people... An idyllic night - shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked - bitten - by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, amazing, welcome back Anne Rice!

  • By Lara on 15-03-12

exciting stuf

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-13

anne rice is gifted at twisting old legends and myths into something more elaborate and original. delight in something old being borrowed and turned into something new.

  • The Mystery of Grace

  • By: Charles de Lint
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia, Tai Sammons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Grace, as her friends call her, has a Ford Motor Company tattoo running down her leg and grease worked deep into her hands. She works at Sanchez Motorworks customizing hot rods. Finding the line in a classic car is her calling. Now Grace has to find the line in her own life. Grace loves John, and John loves her, and that would be wonderful, except that John, like Grace, has unfinished business: he's haunted by the childhood death of his younger brother. He's never stopped feeling responsible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • highly recommended

  • By colin on 21-01-13

highly recommended

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-13

I urge you to read this book and anything else by Charles de Lint who is a uniquely talented writer. Urban myth, legends, folklore, supernatural and pure magic combine with the contemporary landscape and the day to day world seamlessly, believably and sometimes disturbingly. we are awakened and alerted to the mystical as de Lint weaves his spell.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Rogue

  • The Traitor Spy Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

Living among the Sachakan rebels, Lorkin does his best to learn about them and their unique magic. But the Traitors are reluctant to trade their knowledge for the Healing they so desperately want, and while he assumes they fear revealing their existence to the world, there are hints they have bigger plans. Sonea searches for the rogue, knowing that Cery cannot avoid assassination forever, but the rouge's influence over the city's underworld is far greater than she feared. His only weakness is the loss of his mother, now locked away in the Lookout.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • the narration spoiled an otherwise good book

  • By colin on 21-01-13

the narration spoiled an otherwise good book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-13

if you like fantasy this author delivers a great story with great imagination. the landscape is somehow familiar yet intriguingly different. there is a pace and excitement to the novel. the narrator is however quite awful lacking any real variation oif tone and making every character sound the same,

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • After Midnight

  • True Lesbian Erotic Confessions
  • By: Chelsea James (editor)
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Doyle
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Here are the uncensored words of real lesbians describing their hottest, wildest erotic adventures. This real-life erotica collection is like peeking into the secret diaries of some very frisky girls. In this collection, lesbians from across the country reveal their deepest, most intimate erotic secrets: things they wouldn't dare tell anyone else.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • below average even for this genre

  • By colin on 21-01-13

below average even for this genre

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-13

by avoiding this book you will save yourself from the mediocre. i cannot recommend any aspect of this book.

  • The Old Ways

  • A Journey on Foot
  • By: Robert Macfarlane
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

In The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads, and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes crisscrossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, of pilgrimage and ritual, and of song lines and their singers. Above all this is a book about people and place.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not easy but worth the effort.

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-04-13

Dull and boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-13

I cannot recall a book in all my years of reading that has been this dull. I tried and I tied to carry on but each minute dragged. I could not endure beyond 45 minutes.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Say You're Sorry

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent plot, superbly narrated...

  • By Jill on 09-11-12

Edge of the seat crime

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-13

Great plot great characters. Sensitive and shocking issues are dealt with in a honest, thought provoking and refreshing way.The reader is always kept guessing as to the next turn of events and the outcomes are seldom anticipated. I always look forward to Michael Robotham's next book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Rêves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Magic Arrives Without Warning

  • By Paul Snook on 15-05-16

a masterpiece

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-13

Quite the most mysterious, magical and remarkable book i have read in a long time. A spell is cast and reader is drawn into the plot. Original and unique I hope to see more from this super talented author.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Painting the Darkness

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, William Trenchard sits smoking his pipe in the garden of his comfortable family home. When the creak of the garden gate heralds the arrival of an unexpected stranger, he is puzzled but not alarmed. He cannot know the destruction this man will wreak on all he holds most dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Goddard at his best

  • By Kirstine on 26-03-13

masterful twists upon twists

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-13

Robert Goddard has no equal in the intelligence, twist and cunning of character and plot. If you like your books to be thrilling and unpredictable then no Goddard book would disappoint. This and his other books are rich is subtly, observation, personalities, emotions and moral issues. Nothing is bland nothing is straightforward. All is entertaining and rewarding.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Chessmen

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916

Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal-game hunting taking place on the island. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate and possessor of a long-buried secret. But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realises that revealing the truth could destroy the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterclass in Storytelling

  • By MISS E J BIRD on 19-02-13

an excellent read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-13

Peter May has a gift for drawing the reader into rich landscape where all is easily and vividly imagined to the extent that you feel present the story. the plot and the characters are complex and you crave to understand. The Lewis Trilogy is addictive and haunting. He instils upon you the desire to see for yourself the majestic beauty of the islands in way that a tourist board cannot. A fine author of fine books.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful