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Sally Nelson

victoria, australia
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  • Harm

  • By: Hugh Fraser
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Acapulco, 1974: Rina Walker is on assignment. Just another quick, clean kill. She wakes to discover her employer's severed head on her bedside table and a man with an AK-47 coming through the door of her hotel room. She needs all her skills to neutralise her attacker and escape. After a car chase, she is captured by a Mexican drug boss who exploits her radiant beauty and ruthless expertise to eliminate an inconvenient member of the government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One girl's tragic story, amazing writer & reader

  • By Sally Nelson on 01-01-2018

One girl's tragic story, amazing writer & reader

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

Reviewed: 01-01-2018

Rina Walker's life is anything but happy. What she has survived has made her the strong woman she is today. And what she has survived is really quite dreadful.

Told in the First Person Present as it happens, the setting swings from 1956 to the 70's between chapters in a manner that keeps everything neatly able to be followed.

What is told of some of these dreadful events are done so without emotion, without salacious detail and as almost matter of fact.
The characters are strong, the dialogue consistent and the story quite compelling.
The narrator's voice is ideal for this story - very listenable and she is composed and controlled but the reading flows naturally.

Not a light hearted book, and no happy endings. But well written and I will gladly purchase the next one to find out what Rina does next.

  • Byfleet to the Bush

  • By: Jacqueline Pearce
  • Narrated by: Jacqueline Pearce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The actress Jacqueline Pearce is best known to television audiences as the villainous Servalan from the fondly remembered Blake’s Seven (BBC, 1978-1981). But her career has taken her from RADA to Hollywood, via starring roles in international comedy films, Hammer Horror, BBC Shakespeare, and London’s West End. So how did she end up living in the African bush with her belongings in black bin-bags? Find out with this gripping memoir of an extraordinary life - from Byfleet to the Bush.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Miss you

  • By Miss Anna on 26-09-2018

brave lady shares her life<br />

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

Reviewed: 18-12-2017

this is a great book read by the author which i always consider a bonus

She is very frank about her life and fhe failures and successes she has experienced both personally and professionally. i wanted to pick her up.and hold her...
So worth listening to

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • The Expanse, Book 1
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

Humanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond. Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really good stuff

  • By glenn urquhart on 23-01-2016

no wonder they made a series

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

Reviewed: 14-11-2017

this is a terrific, enthralling adventure. The characters are very real, the science excellent and the action breathtaking.
the narrator enhances this story very much.

  • Snuff

  • Discworld, Book 39
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 120

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book by a Beloved author

  • By Sally Nelson on 14-11-2017

Great book by a Beloved author

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

Reviewed: 14-11-2017

This story has it all: danger, adventure, action, pathos and humour.
Terry Pratchett at his best.
The narrator is terrific and very, very listenable (I think that is word)
Definitely one to listen to over and over again

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  • Blake's 7: The Radio Adventures

  • By: Barry Letts
  • Narrated by: Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, Full Cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Blake's 7 is a much-loved classic TV science fiction series, in which a band of rebels fight the despotic Federation, led by Supreme Commander Servalan. This audio collection features two thrilling full cast BBC Radio 4 adventures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • much better than I expected.

  • By Sally Nelson on 08-01-2017

much better than I expected.

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

Reviewed: 08-01-2017

this does not have a great reputation among B7 fans but i found it very enjoyable. Vila was fun, Avon arrogant but resourceful, tarrant a bully, dayna caring and soolin efficient. servalan was as vicious as ever. the extras were very good too.

  • The Minister of Chance

  • By: Dan Freeman
  • Narrated by: Sylvester McCoy, Jenny Agutter, Jed Brophy, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Winner of Best Audio Drama, BBC Audio Drama Awards, 2013. Winner of Speculative Fiction, Parsec Award, 2013. The Minister of Chance is a wildly exciting, picaresque fantasy adventure and a brilliant, Swiftian satire on politics and religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing story, production, acting

  • By Sally Nelson on 14-12-2016

amazing story, production, acting

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

Reviewed: 14-12-2016

terific story acting produxtion. amazing music look forward to more when it comes out. happy to help finance the nest one.