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  • The Spotted Dog

  • Corinna Chapman, Book 7
  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

When a distraught Scottish veteran from Afghanistan is knocked unconscious, waking up to find his beloved ex-service dog missing, Corinna and her lover, Daniel, find themselves inextricably drawn into the machinations of a notorious underworld gang of drug runners. Corinna and Daniel need to pull together all the strings to find the connections between their wandering Scottish veteran, his kidnapped dog, a student dramatic society that's moved into Corinna's building, burglaries and the threatening notes that begin to mysteriously appear in Corinna's apartment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Kerry Greenwood book

  • By Lisa Bryce on 29-11-2018

So Disappointing :-(

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

Reviewed: 11-12-2018

I had so looked forward to this book, having really enjoyed the earlier books in the series, but I just couldn’t get into this one.
The storyline is so weak with such improbable events that I kept turning it off in frustration. It was only the memory of the quirky rollicking yarns that I had enjoyed in the earlier books that made me keep trying. Although all my favourite characters were still loveable, they didn’t grow in any way and the new ones seemed like cardboard cut-outs with no personality at all. And it is all painted over with so many words that any substance there might be in the story just drowns in the detail.
I’m sorry Kerry. I guess you are entitled to have one dud in such a good series, but please give Corinne a story she deserves next time!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Summer of Secrets

  • By: Barbara Hannay
  • Narrated by: Taryn Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Sydney journalist Chloe Brown is left devastated when her long-term boyfriend finally admits he never wants children. Impulsively, she takes a job on a small country newspaper in Queensland's far north to escape disappointment. But she soon realises that no place is free from trouble or heartache. The grouchy news editor, Finn Latimer, is a former foreign correspondent who has retreated after a family tragedy. Emily, the paper's elegant, 60-something owner, is battling with her husband's desertion. Meanwhile, the whole town is worried when their popular young baker disappears. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lost potential

  • By Darina on 28-10-2018

Lost potential

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

A sweet romance, loveable characters, great narrator, but such a lightweight storyline that ended up a real disappointment. The characters’ response to the early dramatic thread is totally implausible and the whole storyline seems to fizzle into nothing - such wasted potential for an element that could have really made this book into a great read.

  • The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over 150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pacey and enjoyable

  • By Lyn on 26-09-2018

A beautifully woven story

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2018

So many rich and vibrant characters brought to life in a way that shines a light on each of their stories, while weaving an intricate thread that slowly draws them all together. I loved it all, and the narrator obviously did too. If you like history, mysteries, ghosts, art, science, clever children, strong women and stories that test your ideas about home and life and love, this is a must read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Step Back in Time

  • By: Ali McNamara
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

How many lifetimes would you travel to find a love that lasts for ever? When single career girl Jo-Jo steps onto a zebra crossing and gets hit by a car, she awakes to find herself in 1963. The fashion, the music, her job, even her romantic life: everything is different. And then it happens three more times, and Jo-Jo finds herself living a completely new life in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The only people she can rely on are Harry and Ellie, two companions from 2013, and George, the owner of a second-hand record store.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Louise on 09-02-2017

Cute, but definitely not a page turner.

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

Reviewed: 03-05-2016

Given the previous reviews I was a little disappointed, but really it is just what was written on the box. A totally unbelievable plot line with almost no intrigue and a rather lame Beatles theme that doesn't offer much to anyone who is not a real fan, nevertheless it was entertaining if you just want something light and easy. Narrator did a good job in bringing the characters to life.