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  • A Clean Kill in Tokyo

  • John Rain, Book 1
  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Half American, half Japanese, expert in both worlds but at home in neither, John Rain is the best killer money can buy. You tell him who. You tell him where. He doesn't care about why… Until he gets involved with Midori Kawamura, a beautiful jazz pianist—and the daughter of his latest kill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The original.

  • By Mark W on 17-11-2017

Brilliant Narration and Story Emersion

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

Reviewed: 16-07-2017

Incredibly well narrated by the Author. I shy away from author narrated books . Eisler is the exception.
A well writen book with character emersion .
I originally shyed away from recommending this book to people who are not familiar with Japan .
I was proved wrong by gifting Eisler's books to friends.
They told me I got them onto a very good series

  • The Red Notebook

  • By: Antoine Laurain
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him want to meet her. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Such a weird, forced story with little character developments.

  • By Anonymous User on 09-01-2018

Enjoyable Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-01-2017

An amusing little story , made very enjoyable by Alex Wyndham narration .
This narrator knows how to deliver a tongue in cheek comment or light humour in the right tone and manner .
Alex performs a typical excited/ bored teenage girl with as much ease as a foolish middle aged man on dating states who thinks he's a stud , and conveys the sensitivity and hesitations of the main character .
If this book is your style , it Is well narrated, fun dry humour .

  • The Accident

  • By: Chris Pavone
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

In New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of an anonymous manuscript. In Copenhagen, CIA operative Hayden Gray is suddenly staring down the barrel of a gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life. Over the course of one long, perilous day, these lives collide as the book begins its dangerous march toward publication, placing everything at risk - and everyone in mortal peril.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A thesurus?of adjectives or a novel

  • By Nicky Australia on 31-07-2016

A thesurus?of adjectives or a novel

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

Reviewed: 31-07-2016

I'm usually very tolerant with books and struggle to the end . However , I didn't make it past chapter 3 .
if you can cope with 3 to 4 adjectives prior to an action or verb , person or place ? then this is your book .
And no , it wasn't descriptive ... more unnecessary .

  • A Murder in Mount Moriah

  • A Reverend Lindsay Harding Mystery
  • By: Mindy Quigley
  • Narrated by: Holly Adams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

For hospital chaplain Lindsay Harding, facing death is part of the job. After all she spends her working days comforting sick and dying patients. But when the annual Civil War reenactment in her hometown of Mount Moriah, North Carolina, produces a real casualty, the Grim Reaper suddenly gets a little too close for comfort. With the clock ticking, the police struggle to unravel how and why a beloved local reenactor was shot in front of hundreds of onlookers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • great book ? horrendous narration

  • By Nicky Australia on 03-07-2015

great book ? horrendous narration

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

Reviewed: 03-07-2015

ok , I only ever bought other book narrated by author .Don't do it . sorry Mindy ,do your books a favour , don't read them . I understand costs etc . Please don't do it . I cant see , and struggled listening to the drone . Had no idea who was who . writing ? book ? theme? from what I managed to put up with listening to , good .