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Marcus

Middle Park, Australia | Member Since 2009

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  • 17 reviews
  • 44 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2014
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  • Jessica

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (591)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (272)

    Jessica is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl's fight for justice against tremendous odds. A tomboy, Jessica is the pride of her father, as they work together on the struggling family farm. One quiet day, the peace of the bush is devastated by a terrible murder. Only Jessica is able to save the killer from the lynch mob: but will justice prevail in the courts? Nine months later, a baby is born...with Jessica determined to guard the secret of the father's identity.

    Robert says: "Jessica is a hidden gem!"
    "A triumph"
    Overall

    How can a nice guy like Bryce imagine such evil characters & deeds? One of his his best (although, hardly uplifting)!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Box

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (102)

    May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them got a whole lot harder.

    Bruno says: "Another Great Read from Connelly"
    "Another riveting detective triller from Connelly"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Another terrific story with plenty of surprising twists and turns.
    Brilliantly written. Superbly narrated (performed) by Michael Connohie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mercy: Department Q, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Mercy, Scandinavia’s new bestselling crime phenomenon. Read by the actor Steven Pacey. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction.

    leon says: "Fantastic"
    "Totally weird and awfully gruesome"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This may stretch your imagination. It certainly stretched credibility - to breaking point.
    The book is at least twice as long as it ought to be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blow Fly

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (8)

    Dr. Kay Scarpetta has left Virgina in quest of peace, but instead finds herself drawn into baffling, horrific murders in Florida, where she becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the shock of her life.

    Marcus says: "Frivilous girlie pap"
    "Frivilous girlie pap"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Nothing had happened after an hour and a half so I gave up. Dont bother with this. I think Ms Cornwell is just trading off her reputation from years ago.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatal Shadows: The Adrien English Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Chris Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (245)

    Someone's out to get Los Angeles bookseller Adrien English. His best friend has been viciously murdered, now he's getting weird phone calls and sinister gifts from a mysterious "admirer." The cops think he's trying to divert suspicion from himself - with the exception of sexy and homophobic homicide detective Jake Riordan. Is Riordan really such a great detective - or does he have a few secrets of his own? Is his offer to help Adrien on the level or is he out to nail his favorite suspect - to the wall?

    Tony Squared says: "A Good Mystery, Well Read"
    "Nought would be more appropriate than ones."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is appalling gay drivel. I put up with this pap for an hour and couldn't stand another minute. It's so awfully, awkward, painfully, pathetically, theatrically GAY!
    Shame on Audible for not making that clear in their description of the 'book'.
    I think gay's will like this even less. Every gay man doesn't fancy every man he ever meets and assumes they all want him. Yuk!
    I'll be asking Audible for a refund.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2832)
    Performance
    (1542)
    Story
    (1549)

    The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his victims. Now, with a single faultless shot, Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare.

    Barry says: "Wow! Excellent Bosch thriller!"
    "This book deserves 6 stars."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Connelly has excelled himself with this stunning, suspense murder mystery with more twists & turns than the track to Everest's summit.
    Dick Hill's narration is flawless. It's almost like a 'production' with a full cast, rather than a narration. Start listening now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matter of Trust

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Sydney Bauer
    • Narrated By Bill Ten Eyck
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    It's been a long time since criminal defence attorney David Cavanaugh has heard his childhood friend Chris Kincaid speak of Marilyn Maloney; for hers is a name from the past, from a time when David, Chris, and the third in the gang of three, Mike, vowed never to let a girl get in the way of their friendship. But now Chris is the "successful, happily married US Senator for New Jersey", and when he pleads with David to return home to help him locate the girl he "used" to love, David reluctantly agrees..

    virginia says: "So very bad"
    "Absolute rubbish"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I recently read Sydney Bauer's 'Undertow' which is one of the best books I've read this year. I immediately went looking for other books by this sensational author (I'd never heard of). I listened to two hours of this meaninglyless drivel and gave it away. I felt insulted that an authour could waste a reader's/listener's time with such meaninless nonsense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Second Son: A Jack Reacher Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Kerry Shale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Ever wondered what early experiences shaped Reacher's explosive career as butt-kicker supreme, the one-man guided-missile battler for justice? In this original new short story, Lee Child looks back on an incident in his hero Jack Reacher's teenage years as the younger son of a tough career US Marine, on a faraway military base in the Pacific.

    Chris says: "Good to learn about Reachers childhood"
    "What a rip-off"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am one of Lee Child's greatest fans but this so-called 'book', that wasn't much more than one hour long was a great disappointment. Could Lee Child be losing it - or just cashing in on is fame and success?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (107)

    In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pay, but if defence attorney Mickey Haller was expecting an uptick in business during the economic downturn, the reality is a different story. Even people needing legal representation to keep them out of jail have to make cut-backs, it seems.

    Lia says: "Good but not great"
    "As good as it gets"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fifth Witness to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print edition.


    What other book might you compare The Fifth Witness to and why?

    The Lincoln Lawyer - same character - same fast pace.


    What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

    He portrays characters cleverly, making each unique and easily distinguishable.


    Any additional comments?

    A stunning, clever, fast moving book with more twists than the road to Kosciusco.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ice Cold

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1560)
    Performance
    (912)
    Story
    (903)

    Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming, where 12 eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. Meals remain untouched on dining room tables, cars are still in garages, and the town's residents have vanished into thin air. This is the disturbing setting where vacationing medical examiner Maura Isles and her traveling companions find themselves trapped during a ferocious snowstorm.

    Babs says: "Intelligent people behaving stupidly"
    "Girlie nonsense"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Less irrelevant nonsense.


    What was most disappointing about Tess Gerritsen’s story?

    So much unnecessary gory detail in attempt to make it seem less girlie.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ice Cold?

    The beginning, the end and the bit in the middle.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • True Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    When an attractive new female patient walks into the surgery of Dr Chris Shepard, a busy young doctor in Natchez, Mississippi, his idyllic life is ripped inside out. Shepard's visitor is undercover FBI agent Alex Morse. She tells him his beautiful young wife of one year has been seen visiting a local divorce attorney, an attorney with a group of clients whose wives and husbands have all mysteriously died. Just as Morse suspected, Shepard knew nothing of his wife's visit.

    Marius says: "Extreme divorce tactics"
    "A very clever thriller"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to True Evil again? Why?

    I'll be looking out for new books by Greg Iles from now on. True Evil is very engaging, plausible, scary thriller, brilliantly narrated by Jeff Harding.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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