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Claire

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  • Falling Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (1263)
    Performance
    (999)
    Story
    (991)

    Richard Coulter is a man who has everything. His beautiful new wife is pregnant, his upstart airline is undercutting the competition and moving from strength to strength, his diversification into the casino business in Macau has been successful, and his fabulous Art Deco house on an Irish cliff top has just been featured in Architectural Digest. But then, for some reason, his ex-wife Rachel doesn’t keep her side of the custody agreement and vanishes off the face of the earth with Richard’s two daughters. Richard hires Killian, a formidable ex-enforcer for the IRA, to track her down before Rachel, a recovering drug addict, harms herself or the girls.

    Cheryl says: "Hold on to your seat!!!"
    "Fantastic Story"
    Overall

    This is not only a great story of its own accord, but Gerard Doyle is the most amazing narrator. His irish accent is perfect for this story set in Ireland but not only that, he is very clever with different voices. You never have to wonder who is talking! I hope Audible add more McKinty books to their list, but they must be read by Doyle.
    A definite credit worthy purchase.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • The Drop: A Harry Bosch Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (120)

    Harry Bosch is facing the end of the line. He's been put on the DROP - Deferred Retirement Option Plan - and given three years before his retirement is enforced. Seeing the end of the mission coming, he's anxious for cases. He doesn't have to wait long. First a cold case gets a DNA hit for a rape and murder which points the finger at a 29-year-old convicted rapist who was only eight at the time of the murder.

    steve says: "Another Great Listen"
    "Terrible Narration!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The storyline wasnt too bad.


    What didn’t you like about Len Cariou’s performance?

    I havent listened to a book by him before but he speaks with a sort of lisp which can be very distracting. I wont listen to another one by him again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sin Killer: Volume 1 of The Berrybender Narratives

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (86)

    Against the immense backdrop of the American West, Larry McMurtry tracks the Berrybender's as they make their way up the great river, surviving attacks, discomfort, savage weather, and natural disaster. Sin Killer is an adventure story as big as the West itself, full of incident, and suspense, as well as a charming love story between a headstrong and aristocratic young Englishwoman and the stubborn, shy, and very American Jim Snow.

    Erin says: "Unemotional characters are brutally honest"
    "POMS GO WEST!"
    Overall

    I loved the Berrybenders. A big rowdy quite eccentric family wandering around the west. I particularly loved Lord Berrybender and the reader did a wonderful accent. I laughed out loud at his obnoxious attitude, but people must realise that is how the English upper class did really think about their servants. It is a great laugh now, but it wouldnt have been much fun. He was a wonderful character. After all of the adventures, they probably should have stayed home in their castle. Worth a listen!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dancing at the Rascal Fair

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ivan Doig
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (232)

    Dancing at the Rascal Fair by National Book Award nominee Ivan Doig captures the passion and tenacity of turn-of-the-century immigrants struggling to build new lives amidst Montana’s windswept Rockies. The tale unfolds into a contest of the heart between Anna Ramsay and Angus McCaskill—kept apart by obligations—as they and their stormy kin vie to tame the brutal land.

    Dana C. Nicolay says: "New Favorite"
    "SLEEPING AT THE RASCAL FAIR"
    Overall

    I kept with this book for a long time but nothing happened. Apart from wanting to know who he ended up marrying it was as slow as a montana winter. After about 10 hours I just couldnt take one more minute of it and turned it off. The descriptions of the place are lovely but that just couldnt cut it.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Collusion

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stuart Neville
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (160)

    Jack Lennon is a Detective Inspector trying to track down his former lover, Marie McKenna, and their daughter -- but his superiors tell him to back off. Bull O'Kane is a bitter old man who will stop at nothing for vengeance. The Traveller is an assassin without pity or remorse, who stalks Belfast, tying up loose ends. Forced into the center of it all is former IRA paramilitary Gerry Fegan, who must confront his past -- and The Traveller -- for the fight of his life.

    Moku says: "Gripping Irish noir"
    "Great Sequel"
    Overall

    I loved Collusion and The Ghosts of Belfast. Pretty rough and gritty and read really well by the narrator. the only negative is the mouth noises in Collusion were quite bad at times. After listening to Ghosts of Belfast, I wonder if this is an Audible problem with editing, as the first book was narrated beautifully. Still it wasnt so bad i couldnt finish it. I hope Stuart Neville keeps writing more books like this.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Ghosts of Belfast

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Stuart Neville
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1065)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (459)

    Fegan has been a "hard man" - an IRA killer in Northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by 12 ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he's going to have to kill the men who gave him orders. As he's working his way down the list, he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too.

    David P. McGivern says: "What an unexpected good read!"
    "Absolutely Brilliant!"
    Overall

    This is a great read and the pace doesnt let up for a minute...it is narrated so well i was so disappointed when the book finished. I have discovered the sequel was published this month, so i hope Audible dont take too long getting this started.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (87)

    Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old, and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is.... Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.... He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.... It is.

    Alan says: "Tops"
    "Amazing Story"
    Overall

    WOW! I nearly didnt buy this audio book based on the fact that it seemed so similar to Stephen Kings book "The Stand", which i loved. I am glad i took the chance as it really stands alone. The story is utterly believeable and not a nuclear bomb in sight! Amy, Carter and Babcock get woven into the story along with the other characters you will get to know and the journey begins. Just be glad you can sit and look at the stars in this life, as in their world darkness is a cause of fear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The King of Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (642)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (195)

    John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed facade begin to crack.

    Scott says: "Better than a Grisham novel"
    "HORRIBLE NARRATION"
    Overall

    To say i am disappointed in the audiobook is an understatement but it has nothing to do with the actual book but with the narration. I found the saliva and lip noises disgusting. it got to the point where i wasnt listening to the words but to the narrators disgusting mouth noises. after listening to John harts other two books which were fantastic, i was so keen to start this one and even though i had read about the saliva noises it didnt show up much on the sample, so i wasnt too concerned. I tried so hard to concentrate on what he was saying but after about 3 hours i had to give it up. surely the production company can minimize this problem as i am sure it would have been a great book. Disgusting!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Natural Born Charmer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1476)
    Performance
    (642)
    Story
    (641)

    Dean Robillard is the Chicago Stars' hotshot quarterback. Not only does he have lightening reflexes on the field, he is also utterly gorgeous. First seen in the critically acclaimed Match Me If You Can, Dean is trying to recover (both mentally and physically) from a shoulder injury by taking a road trip. Along the way he meets Blue, a beautiful woman down on her luck, and as they spend more time together their attraction grows.

    MSEreads says: "Another CHARMER from SEP!"
    "Feel good story"
    Overall

    what a lovely feelgood story. the characters were a mixed bunch and even though you can guess a lot of what is coming, it is still a very enjoyable listen. makes you wish real life was as easy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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