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  • Cold as the Grave

  • The Insepctor McLean Series, Book 9
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Her lifeless body is hidden in the dark corner of a basement room, a room which seems to have been left untouched for decades. A room which feels as cold as the grave. As a rowdy demonstration makes its slow and vocal way along Edinburgh's Royal Mile, Detective Chief Inspector Tony McLean's team are on stand-by for any trouble. The newly promoted McLean is distracted, inexplicably drawn to a dead-end mews street...and a door, slightly ajar, which leads to this poor girl's final resting place. But how long has she been there, in her sleep of death? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to put down

  • By Sue on 13-02-2019

Hard to put down

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

Reviewed: 13-02-2019

I had trouble putting it down and look forwards to the next episode with anticipation

  • Fatal Promise

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 9
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

When the body of a doctor is discovered brutally murdered in local woodland, Detective Kim Stone is shocked to discover the victim is Gordon Cordell - a man linked to a previous case she worked on involving the death of a young schoolgirl. Gordon has a chequered past, but who would want him dead? As the investigation gets underway, Gordon’s son is involved in a horrific car crash which leaves him fighting for his life. Kim's sure this was no accident.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another interesting case solved

  • By Vicki Francis on 04-03-2019

A gripping story to the end

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2018

I enjoyed the book but found the narrators presentation missed the right inflection at times

  • IQ

  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, OAPs are getting hoodwinked, children are missing. But word has spread: if you've got a case the police can't or won't touch, Isaiah Quintabe will help you out. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford. But now he needs a client who can pay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing plot with interesting characters

  • By ELIZABETH on 06-09-2018

A busy plot

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

Reviewed: 15-09-2017

I enjoyed the book but found it hard to sort out all the characters sometimes as it jumped from one to another

  • The Potato Factory

  • The Australian Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Bryce Courtenay
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 23 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 391

Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Geraldine on 05-06-2016

A journey through history and intrigue

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

Reviewed: 02-06-2017

Would you listen to The Potato Factory again? Why?

I would listen to the Potato Factory again, I found it compelling and enjoyed the glimpse into the Dickensian world.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Potato Factory?

I particularly enjoyed Mary's journey as it evolved through the book.

What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Henry Bower proved a skilled narrator who brought the characters to life with his clever interpretation of the characters voices and inflections, particularly of Ike the central character.

  • Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,712
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,591

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Blue History of Australia - Addicted

  • By Nelson C on 25-05-2015

An irreverent and hilarious history lesson

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

Reviewed: 28-11-2016

I had many chuckles as I listened but wished the narrator had taken it a tad more slowly as he galloped through the reading.

  • Dead Men's Bones

  • Inspector McLean, Book 4
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Penguin presents the new unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Dead Men's Bones, the new gripping thriller from James Oswald. Morag Weatherly and her two young daughters have been shot by husband Andrew, an influential politician, before he turned the gun on himself. But what would cause a rich, successful man to snap so suddenly? For Inspector Tony McLean, this apparently simple but high-profile case leads him into a world of power and privilege.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intriguing mix of come and the supernatural

  • By Sue on 10-10-2016

An intriguing mix of come and the supernatural

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

Reviewed: 10-10-2016

The events in the story could be explained by natural phenomena but are just strange enough to keep you guessing to the end. it's hard to stop listening.

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Dance with Dragons. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Dance with Dragons is the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book voices inconsistent

  • By Luke on 24-07-2016

Suspense and Intrigue Abound

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

Reviewed: 23-09-2016

I have loved the whole series to date. what I found difficult was the change in characters' voices and accents from one book to another, although I recognise what a mammoth task this would be for the narrator.

  • A Clash of Kings

  • Book 2 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,262

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Clash of Kings. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Clash of Kings is the second volume in the series. Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Salim Kursav on 13-07-2016

Full of suspense

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

Reviewed: 15-07-2016

The plot was full of twists and turns with a surprise ending. The author's elaborate and vivid descriptions of the characters' costumes and settings really helped me picture it in my mind although sometimes it went on too much.

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  • The Number of the Beast

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Emily Durante, Malcolm Hillgartner, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

The wickedest, most wonderful science fiction story ever created in our - or any - time. Anything can begin at a party in California - and everything does in this bold masterwork by a grand master of science fiction. When four supremely sensual and unspeakably cerebral humans - two male, two female - find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies - and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller-coaster ride of adventure, danger, ecstasy, and peril.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A bit too clever

  • By Sue on 08-04-2016

A bit too clever

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

Reviewed: 08-04-2016

I found all the calculations to pilot Gaye Deceiver too distracting and the final chapter annoying.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Stranger in a Strange Land

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Martin McDougall
  • Length: 23 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

Epic, entertaining, blasphemous, this is the most influential and controversial of Science Fiction novels. Stranger in a Strange Land caused uproar when it was first published as it savaged conventional religious, sexual, and social ideals. Many years in the future, Valentine Michael Smith's upbringing is exceptional. Orphan child to two astronauts killed in space, he is raised on Mars. Twenty-five years later he is "rescued" and brought back to Earth. The initial enthusiasm of the administration in Smith's safe return is soon dampened by the realisation that they cannot control him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bloated, Self-Indulgent Waffle saved only in part by great narration

  • By mcfrood on 14-11-2017

As thought provoking today as when it was written,

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

Reviewed: 16-03-2016

I found Stranger in a Strange Land challenged me to think about my own beliefs

0 of 1 people found this review helpful