Steve Kilpin

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  • Hide And Seek

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat, spreadeagled, cross-like on the floor, between two burned-down candles, a five-pointed star daubed on the wall above. Just another dead addict - until John Rebus begins to chip away at the indifference, treachery, deceit and sleaze that lurks behind the facade of the Edinburgh familiar to tourists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspector Rebus at his best

  • By Steve Kilpin on 24-07-15

Inspector Rebus at his best

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

Reviewed: 24-07-15

Would you listen to Hide And Seek again? Why?

I could easily listen to this again, but I rarely revisit books unless there is a reference in a later story that I'd need to refresh myself on.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It would have been nice to have the opportunity to listen to the book all in one go because it does have that 'I'll just listen a while longer to find out what happens' feeling. As it is, I found it easy to keep returning to it without losing the plot.

Any additional comments?

An engaging listen. As have all the Rebus books I've listened to so far.

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  • The Christmas Angel

  • By: Marcia Willett
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80

As Christmas approaches, everything seems to be falling into place for Dossie. Her son Clem and his adorable five-year-old son Jakey have moved to Cornwall to be closer to her. She runs her own successful catering business. All she needs now is for the run of bad luck in her romantic life to end.Forming a slightly unconventional family setup with Dossie are the jovial nuns of the local convent and the wonderfully eccentric Janna.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A gentle tale evoking images of Cornwall

  • By Mark on 13-12-12

Middle class Christmas?

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

A warm tale about life in rural Cornwall. I persevered with this book expecting a Christmas miracle. Unfortunately it never really happened. I felt that there should have been some sort of crescendo, I even listened to the last couple of chapters again thinking that I must have missed something. In all, if you you're not looking for anything too exciting, it's an excellent choice! It is well read and for the 'price' I really cannot complain.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful