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Brilliant, quirky and totally enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2020

Edward W. Robertson knows how to create characters and world that are believable, even if it's pure fiction. The character of Caly is so endearing in this series and in The Cycle of Ayran. It's triffic that he's a focal point in this series. To see him grow as a sorcerer and a person. His muddle headed ideas, sense of humour and so much more paint such a quirky picture of his sense of being. I'm even more glad that Tim Gerald Reynolds was asked to do this series as well. His repertoire of character voices, female and male is pretty much boundless. Having read most books narrated by Tim he delivers every time! Especially, the character of Caly and Rowe. A true master of voices, tempo and everything else in between. Well done guys and gals!!! Can't wait for the third book in the series! Highly recommend. :)

I hope Dawn and Jen will Tit about again?! Hilarious friends and Comedians!

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

Reviewed: 24-10-2020

What couldn't you say about Darn French and Jennifer Saunders except for ask Audible to get them to tit about again for a second series and more???!!! Love, love, love it! Absolutely fabulous (of course!) and you'll laugh so hard you might wee yourself. Really shouldn't have said that but totally appropriate... Also, educational too by the way. Terrific! Highly recommend it, if you're up for a laugh or 100! :)

Hilarious!

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

Reviewed: 24-10-2020

If you are a big fan of Ricky Gervais then you'll really enjoy this series!! Explicit language of course so not for the faint hearted listener... I was literally laughing out loud to this. All mates for decades, lots of random sillyness, joking around and the usual antics with education thrown in. Definitely recommend! :D

Brilliant and Timeless!!

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2020

Highly recommend!!! Kenneth Branagh was an exceptional narrator/actor throughout this book. He brought each character to life and of course, the advent and nuances of the infamous international detective... Such a timeless book. A tip my hat to you all! Thx :)

Kick arse series!!!

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

Reviewed: 20-08-2020

Absolutely brilliant in every way... Peter Kenny was fabulous, the story/series fabulous! Loved it!!! Would highly recommend :) Thank you to all who made this happen and of course, the amazing author Andrzej Sapkowski (and David French the translator)!! 👍

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 17-06-2020

I listened to the whole trilogy back to back and enjoyed it thoroughly. I knew there was a reason I saved those three credits! ;) Simon Vance, of course, is a fabulous narrator/actor and have listened to so many of his narrations across multiple genres. He always brings a story to life and he does so here. Duncan M Hamilton is a fantastic writer! First stop, sci fi and now to fantasy was not at all a problem for him. Flawless writing on both counts! He's definitely a writer to watch out for. Action, humour and amazing creativity. Can't wait to listen to more from him. I recommend this trilogy definitely. Thanks to all that made this happen. :)

Terrific and Timeless!

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

Reviewed: 20-03-2020

Agatha Christie is a one in a million writer. I don't think I need to tell you that already?! A brilliant and extremely unique physiological thriller that captures and embraces the reader from start to finish. Who did what to whom, why, when and how? Plots within plots all the way. Hugh Fraser did a fantastic performance throughout. Using a great tempo, he builds up the suspense, the intrigue and the noticeable nuances of the psychological. Portraying a forever changing mental state of the human mind in these characters glues you to the spot. Totally recommend! A must listen for all the Agatha Christie fans out there or for anyone who likes a bit of mystery and who done it. Thanks to all who made this happen :)

Amazing and Heartfelt Story from Poland to Youngstown

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

Reviewed: 28-11-2019

A totally unexpected story of a family stricken with fear and anguish for their lives, living in Poland at the turn of the 20th Century. Driven by a postcard from an old Polish friend who fled their village, thought missing or dead suddenly arrived from Boston, America. Come to America, he said. The husband as well as father of the family, finally decided and took the long trek to America. Although nothing was as it seemed his family slowly made their way to Boston. The story just gets better and better! A well executed story by the narrator, with music accompaniments here and there. I absolutely loved it! Totally unexpected as the story unfolds, with determined will and character of this family and how they united together was inspiring and remarkable. Once the penny, or in this case the nickel drops, I was amazed at the proportion of endeavours, large and small that turns out to be a true accomplishment! Totally recommend big time!

Terrific Multilayered Suspence!

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-2019

I really like this book. I have been meaning to read it for a while or see the film. Will definitely hunt down the film now to see how the story is conveyed through the eyes of Dominica. Particularly, the visual effects! The only downside for me was that the actor/narrator Jeremy Bobb, used an American accent for both Russian and American speech. This also extended to any other ethnic background, which was sadly disappointing. Due to the speed and multilayers of this story, sometimes it was quite hard to distinguish who was speaking with whom. However, his annunciation when required was spot on and the tempo was great! Once you got past that nuance, although not very easily, Jeremy did do a mighty fine job otherwise. What I really liked was the strength, character, cunning and intelligence of the women portrayed in this novel, especially Dominica. Although fiction but I'd say with the authors research, in many ways non fiction, it was a brilliant portrayal of spy vs spy, Russia intelligence against America intelligence post USSR, with President Putin still as the current president of Russia. Lots of twists and turns, lots of multilayers within factions and heaps of suspence! The author also tries to convey both sides of Russian and US intelligence with a air of equal light and darkness. A very great read and would recommend! I'm keen to read the next book so the fact that the author doesn't change accents isn't really a game changer for me! Thanks to Jason Matthews for this terrific read, Jeremy Bobb, the narrator and all that contributed and made this Audible book possible! Nice work!!!! :)

Blood Territory - A True Crime Conundrum - Bloody Tragic

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

Reviewed: 28-08-2019

I was expecting a tale of extreme sadness, deception, betrayal and corruption. What Mark Whitaker achieved through his research of Jimmy O'Connell's murder was exactly that but more. I must admit that although there were links to the alleged crime making his best mate Phil the murderer. There were also so many questions and too many coincidences that give a shadow of a doubt that Phil didn't commit the murder. A conundrum big time! Especially true regarding a key player, Colin, who was the last person to see Jimmy alive. Why also did Colin on the night in question call Jimmy's dad and scream into the phone that the cops had got Jimmy? After that one call, this was the last thing he said to anyone about it. He never did a police interview nor was compelled to do any other interviews. There were also other key factors such as the police investigation itself or lack there of in the beginning and some intriguing and conflicting autopsy results between coroners. There are other things that make me question either way? Unfortunately, due to Mark's deadline I assume for these Podcasts, the research, in my opinion of course, should have been extended. There were many answers that asked for more follow up between persons of interest. However, all in all, I think that these Podcasts are the point to what I've said. It does make you question, makes you outraged, makes you wonder if an innocent man was convicted for 11 years for a crime he didn't commit or did he pull the wool over people's eyes? It makes you outraged towards the justice system, about police brutality and corruption in NT as I've seen firsthand myself elsewhere in Australia. The racism against indigenous Australians still?!! The contradictions and in this case, the possible cover up and/or use as Phil to be a scapegoat for someone else's crime? Who knows?! I will be listening to these Podcasts again. Brilliantly written, performed, produced and directed. It captures the soul, gripping, insightful and extraordinarily sad for all parties effected by this terrible crime. In many regards, this story isn't just about one crime but many. The repercussions for many involved hit are like a hurricane. Thanks to all involved. I hope one day this case is solved without doubt and that Jimmy's family and friends get the closure they need. I totally recommend these Podcasts. That's if you have the stomach for it. Tragic doesn't even come close.

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