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  • Rotherweird

  • Rotherweird, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Caldecott
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

Rotherweird is a twisted, arcane murder-mystery with shades of Deborah Harkness, Hope Mirrlees and Ben Aaronovitch, Mervyn Peake and Edward Gorey at their disturbing best. The town of Rotherweird stands alone - there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant-garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird's independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By Peter A Yates on 27-03-2019

Didn't live up to expectations

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

Reviewed: 24-08-2017

The narration was Very annoyingly S l o w....... the gaps and pauses were long enough to fit in a nap. The story was a little confusing and characters hard to follow in the audible format but that may have been because I sped up the pace.

The Lincoln Lawyer
    
    
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        Michael Connelly
    
    


    
    
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        Adam Grupper
    
    


    
    Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    25 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients. But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and great performance.

  • By Avid listener on 11-06-2017

Great story and great performance.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-2017

Shame about the music played between chapters; very annoying, unnecessary and tacky. Otherwise all round good listening.

  • And the Rest Is History

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 8
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don't call it time travel - these historians investigate major historical events in contemporary time. And they aren't your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster magnets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional roller coaster

  • By Avid listener on 21-04-2017

Emotional roller coaster

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

Reviewed: 21-04-2017

Normally I can't stop listening, Jodi's books in this series are real page turners. And the sad moments are balanced by the humour. But I must admit that the tragedy that happens early on in this book left me stunned and reluctant to continue; I needed a break to get over the disturbing image that kept on being replayed. Nevertheless I persisted and as usual, I loved the book. Now I can't wait for the next one.

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Honeymoon in Paris
    
    
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        Jojo Moyes
    
    


    
    
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        Clare Corbett,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Penelope Rawlins
    
    


    
    Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    20 ratings
    Overall 3.9
  • Honeymoon in Paris

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

For fans of Jojo Moyes' The Girl You Left Behind, this is the prequel novella, Honeymoon in Paris. Sophie, a provincial girl, is swept up in the glamour of Belle époque Paris but discovers that loving an artist like Edouard brings undreamt of complications. Following in Sophie's footsteps 100 years later, Liv, after a whirlwind romance, finds her Parisian honeymoon is not quite the romantic getaway she had been hoping for....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and sweet

  • By Avid listener on 02-02-2017

Short and sweet

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

Reviewed: 02-02-2017

Great characters which are sufficiently developed for this character driven novella.
Excellent performance. Light but satisfying listen.

  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

  • The Heirloom Collection
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 137

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved every minute of Sherlock

  • By twinkle233 on 15-04-2015

Excellent performance!

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

Reviewed: 16-10-2016

Surely everyone knows Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work, so the writing needs no review. But it really comes to life with this performance; it is exceptional.

  • The Women in Black

  • By: Madeleine St. John
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

The women in black are run off their feet, what with the Christmas rush and the summer sales that follow. But it's Sydney in the 1950s, and there's still just enough time left on a hot and frantic day to dream and scheme... By the time the last marked-down frock has been sold, most of the staff of the Ladies' Cocktail section at F. G. Goode's have been launched into slightly different careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Avid listener on 18-10-2015

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2015

Excellent comedy of manners in the Jane Austen style. Captures the Australian attitude or feelings towards the novel "Continentals" as the latter's ways are absorbed into Australian life in the 1950s and 60s.

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  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood

  • Outlander, Book 8
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 412

It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated. Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent on all accounts

  • By Monique M. on 19-02-2015

Sadly, the end

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

Reviewed: 07-10-2015

It's been a very long haul, 8 very long books, but finally the series sadly ends (at least I think so). A family reunion but open ended, leaves room for further adventures but it's hard to imagine how many more challenges the characters can sustain. Many of the side stories involving other characters remain unresolved so it looks like we need to look to other of Diana's book series to follow those threads. Excellently written and performed; I enjoyed the series very much.

  • Shadow of Night

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the story

  • By Alexis on 30-07-2015

A nice ride through medieval history

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

Reviewed: 11-08-2015

This book weaves a captivating story as Diana and Matthew flee back in time to uncover some mysteries and so that Diana can "find herself" and discover her powers. We are introduced to interesting and sinister new characters and their links to the present. No mystery is truly solved but complicated instead; setting up the stage for the final scene that is the final book in the trilogy. Well written and very well performed.

  • Fixed on You

  • By: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither's past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out - move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan. But what Alayna didn't figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He's smart, rich, and gorgeous - the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson's fixed his sights on her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little slow moving

  • By Avid listener on 25-06-2015

A little slow moving

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

Reviewed: 25-06-2015

The main characters are a quite interesting though not really likeable; they are tortured individuals. Both the story and narration are slow. The narration can be easily fixed by increasing the speed to 1.25. The story, the relationship between the main characters, is very slow to develop so it is a little frustrating and I tend to feel a little cheated. It gives the impression that this is intentional on the part of the author and publisher, the intention being to spread a story into a series rather than a self contained book.

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  • Lie Next to Me

  • By: Sandi Lynn
  • Narrated by: Kasha Kensington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The pain was unbearable, but I had to keep moving. I had to keep running, because if I didn't, he'd find me. I looked behind me as I ran through the streets; scared, alone, and in the dark as the mist of rain hit my face. My name is Rory Sinclair, and the night I was violently attacked was the night that changed my life forever. One man, a man named Ian Braxton, made it his mission to heal me, to save me, and to show me a world that previously had been only a dream to me.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Avid listener on 07-05-2015

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-05-2015

Story very slow and uneventful. Characters have no depth, very superficial, undeveloped and not at all likeable. It appears that the author borrows images and character traits from "Fifty Shades" and "Pretty Woman" but doesn't take them anywhere. It is but a sketch of a story.