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Nicola Carson

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  • Island of the Lost

  • Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
  • By: Joan Druett
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864, Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton wreck on the southern end of the island. Utterly alone in a dense coastal forest, plagued by stinging blowflies and relentless rain, Captain Musgrave inspires his men to take action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent!

  • By Nicola Carson on 21-01-2019

excellent!

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

Reviewed: 21-01-2019

great narrator and fantastic research provided a very compelling listening experience. recommend it to everyone

  • Say You're Sorry

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145

When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obsessively listened

  • By Layla Sacker on 08-05-2017

Absolutely fascinating

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

Reviewed: 30-08-2018

I didn't pick the bad guy til the end. The writing and narration were top notch.

  • Mele Kalikimaka Mr. Walker

  • Les Norton, Book 8
  • By: Robert G. Barrett
  • Narrated by: Dino Marnika
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Norton's old friend turned out to be the biggest brothel owner in America. Madam to the stars. Through her, Les met Mitzi Moonkiss; he also met the Japanese Yakuza, lesbian geisha girls and every time he put his head out the door some boofhead US Marine was looking for a fight. And these were all the nice people. Somewhere in the middle a crazed serial killer was on the loose with a bayonet. Aloha, Les.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't think robert g barrett can write a bad book

  • By Joshua on 17-04-2015

exceptional!

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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: 28-05-2018

my first Les Norton and won't be my last.
loved the narration by Dino, it was spot on...

  • To Say Nothing of the Dog

  • Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

In this Hugo-winner from Connie Willis, when too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and hilarious

  • By Faith Newton on 04-09-2017

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 23-03-2018

so many allusions it was hard to keep up. looking forward to listening to the next one.

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  • The Rock

  • By: Robert Doherty, Bob Mayer
  • Narrated by: Martin Gollery
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

In Australia...a U.S. Air Force computer operator receives a terrifying radio transmission out of Ayers Rock that knocks out the world's communications. In New Mexico...a boozy college engineering professor is suddenly escorted into a waiting car by two armed military men. In New York...a tall, slender woman leaves her husband a note on the refrigerator saying that she's leaving -- but can't tell him where she's going. And in England...a beautiful twenty-three-year-old mathematician prepares for a journey that will change her life forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great story...

  • By Nicola Carson on 20-09-2017

great story...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-09-2017

However the narrator made it hard to listen to at times. Australian accents can't be faked and Australian Indigenous accents definitely cant.

  • Highland Secrets

  • Dragon Lore, Book 1
  • By: Ann Gimpel
  • Narrated by: A. W. Miller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Furious and weary, Angus Shea wants out, but no matter how he feels, he can't stop the magic powering his visions. The Celts kidnapped him when he wasn't much more than a boy and forced him to do their bidding. He's sick of them and their endless assignments, but they wiped his memories, and he has no idea where he came from.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Luckily it wasn't a long listen...

  • By Nicola Carson on 12-08-2016

Luckily it wasn't a long listen...

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-2016

I found the story patchy and overshadowed by the sex. While I understood the premise of the story, I found it very hard to follow. Some of that was due to the narrator seemingly getting his accents mixed up, and some because you forgot where the story was up to in between the 'romance'. I'm not opposed to sex in stories, but the first 15 minutes was taken up with it and then the set up of the storyline to follow got lost in translation.

  • Sands of Windee

  • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Arthur W. Upfield
  • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The police never notice the small detail in the background of a police photograph of an abandoned car. A detail that tells Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte plainly that the mysterious disappearance of Luke Marks near Windee Station is anything but accidental. Why had Luke Marks driven specially out to Windee? Had he been murdered or had he, as the local police believed, wandered away from his car and been overwhelmed in a dust-storm? Bony feels the answers lie somewhere in the sands of Windee.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give it a whirl.

  • By Anonymous User on 22-10-2018

Sands of Windee

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

Reviewed: 18-05-2014

Love my Boney novels. Read them all as a child and reread them every few years. This is the first audio novel on the series that I've listened to and I enjoyed it no end. Peter Hosking did a good job at separating the characters and made the listen enjoyable. I've noticed that some people comment on how un-PC the novels are - but I think of the time they were written, the world has never been a perfect place, and books written before our time have to be accepted as such with none of our judgements placed upon them.