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  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Armitage’s best recording to date

  • By Prue on 09-01-2019

Not Archer’s best

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

Reviewed: 30-11-2018

Good storyline to start but then became very disjointed. Ending very predictable and disappointing. Characters not realistic.

  • Red Storm Rising

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 31 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

When Moslem fundamentalists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, making an already critical oil shortage calamitous, the Russians figure they are going to have to take things into their own hands. They plan to seize the Persian Gulf, and more ambitiously, to neutralise NATO. Thus begins Red Storm, an audacious gamble that uses diplomatic maneuvers to cloak a crash military build-up. When Soviet tanks begin to roll, the West is caught off guard. What looks like a thrust turns into an all-out shooting war, possibly the climactic battle for control of the globe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • stunning war drama

  • By Anonymous User on 16-01-2019

Very long and technical

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

Reviewed: 09-11-2018

Very long and boring in parts. The narrator was wooden and difficult to listen to.

  • The Bluebell Killer

  • By: Frances Lloyd
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Kings Richington is an affluent, self-satisfied little town, nestling on a quiet stretch of the Thames. So when a mutilated body is found floating in the river, the influential residents close ranks and demand a discreet police cover-up. DI Jack Dawes is assigned to the case and soon upsets some powerful people but their attempts to put a stop to his intrusive enquiries are foiled when the town is shaken by more murders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining story

  • By lola on 20-10-2018

Entertaining story

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

Reviewed: 20-10-2018

Wonderful characters and good storyline. Inspector Dawes is someone to watch for. Loki g forward to reading the next story in series.

  • Painting the Moon

  • Chilton Crosse, Book 1
  • By: Traci Borum
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Trullo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

When Noelle Cooke inherits a quaint English cottage and an art gallery from her famous Aunt Joy, she welcomes a departure from her San Diego routine. But the lure of the Cotswolds, combined with a locked cottage room and a revealing journal, entice her to stay and discover more, including a way to save the gallery from financial ruin. And that means remaining in England.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • OK storyline

  • By lola on 05-10-2018

OK storyline

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

Reviewed: 05-10-2018

Storyline OK. Narrator was awful!!! Made all characters appear neither male or female only mentally deranged. The accents were horrible and made it difficult to listen to.

  • Hell's Corner: Camel Club, Book 5

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

The Camel Club returns in the breathtaking follow up to Divine Justice from the Number One International Bestselling author. On the night of the State Dinner honouring the British Prime Minister, Oliver Stone witnesses an explosion as the motorcade leaves the White House. A bomb has been detonated in what looks like a terrorist plot directed at the President and the Prime Minister.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but not good

  • By lola on 03-10-2018

Ok but not good

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

Reviewed: 03-10-2018

Repetitive I’storyline and predictable characters. Became boring at the end not one of the best

  • The French Perfumer

  • By: Amanda Hampson
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Iris Turner, an unworldly young Englishwoman, arrives in the French Riviera to take up a secretarial role for the mysterious Hammond Brooke. Living in a small, exclusive hotel among eccentric and unpredictable aristocrats and struggling to gain her employer's trust, she soon realises that nothing is as it seems. Initiated into the mysterious world of perfume, she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue and deception.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By lola on 31-08-2018

Great read

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

Reviewed: 31-08-2018

Good characters and most enjoyable written in the first person. Interesting topic and excellent background

  • The One from the Other

  • By: Philip Kerr
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Munich in 1949 is a place where a private eye can find a lot of not-quite-reputable work. It fills Bernie Gunther with disgust - but it also fills his sorely depleted wallet. Then a woman seeks him out. Her husband has disappeared. She's not looking to get him back - he's a wanted man who ran one of the most vicious concentration camps in Poland. She just wants confirmation that he's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful storyline

  • By lola on 27-08-2018

Wonderful storyline

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

Reviewed: 27-08-2018

I love Bernie. He is believable and someone I would like to meet. Recommended sereis

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Joanna David
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, not sure about the choice of narrator

  • By Anna on 12-04-2017

Very tedious

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

Reviewed: 07-07-2018

I read this after watching the TV series. Story shows that any form of fanatical behaviour is so wrong. Horrible way to live as handmaiden, Martha, wife or even as a commander. Humans are easily brainwashed and unfortunately we forget history just as easily.

  • Die Last

  • DC Max Wolfe Series, Book 4
  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of London's Chinatown. Inside, 12 women, apparently illegal immigrants, are dead from hypothermia. But in the cab, DC Max Wolfe finds 13 passports. Twelve dead women. Thirteen passports. The hunt for the missing woman will take Max Wolfe into the dark heart of the world of human smuggling, mass migration and 21st-century slave markets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By lola on 30-11-2017

Great story

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

Reviewed: 30-11-2017

A story which is up to date and topical. Well worth the time to read.

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

An old case from his LAPD past threatens Bosch's reputation in a gripping new thriller. Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Milly on 19-11-2018

Wonderful as usual

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

Reviewed: 12-11-2017

Believable storyline and as usual Bosch is alive and doing his job. I love Bosch.