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Brian

BALMORAL,Brisbane Australia
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  • The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman

  • By: Mindy Mejia
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Thorburn, Jeff Harding, John Moraitis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Eighteen-year-old Hattie Hoffman is a talented actress, loved by everyone in her Minnesotan hometown. When she's found stabbed to death on the opening night of her school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of the community. Sheriff Del Goodman, a close friend of Hattie's dad, vows to find her killer, but the investigation yields more secrets than answers: it turns out Hattie played as many parts offstage as on.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent in every way

  • By Brian on 10-05-2017

Excellent in every way

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

Reviewed: 10-05-2017

Fantastic plot , the narrators were outstanding. The characters in this book were all really rich, contemporary, and the dialogue so clever and full of empathy. The feel of a psych thriller a la Gone G & the Girl on Train but for me every bit as good of not original in style . Didn't see it coming either.
Great book great listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Thriller ... Bit weird end

  • By Brian on 19-04-2015

Great Thriller ... Bit weird end

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

Reviewed: 19-04-2015

Great Thriller ... Bit weird end story was really good but not sure we needed the last hour of mason meaning

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Keeper

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

England, 1959. Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime. Fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to Green Acres for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent - Ripping Yarn ..

  • By Brian on 06-05-2014

Excellent - Ripping Yarn ..

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

Reviewed: 06-05-2014

Any additional comments?

I had this on my wish list because I thought it was an English historical novel and it kept coming up with my previous searches ... I bought it and proceeded to loose it in my Library as I migrated to the New version of The Audible App.

Anyway what a surprise - I was slowly drawn in to the intrigue of the characters, the dialogue, the movements in time and the mystery was so well unravelled.

The only thing I would say is that it was a bit too convenient that certain people from long ago kept journals that could be discovered by Lol & Jerry but hey - the joys of fiction !!

I then started researching who this Kate Morton was expecting some English author, and discovered she practically a neighbour here in Brisbane.I'm now eager to read another hmmm will it be the the House at Riverton or perhaps The Shifting Fog ??

2 of 2 people found this review helpful