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Duncan

Strathmore, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • The Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Crispin Redman
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have the perfect life: a beautiful wife, a loving daughter, and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted. Even the most flawless existence is only one loose thread away from unravelling. All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient - and the biggest lie of his life.

    A User says: "Top of the class"
    "Extremely entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Suspect again? Why?

    Yes I thinks so as it was very well read and very insightful into human behaviour


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story kept you interested all the way


    What does Crispin Redman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He managed to bring the characters alive


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Unsure


    Any additional comments?

    None

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2502)
    Performance
    (1643)
    Story
    (1663)

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    David says: "mouth watering"
    "Very well produced and entertaining stories"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 the most enjoyable?

    I like a good mystery and Sherloch Holmes' logic is engrossing. It made very good listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The facts and solutions for each of the stories were very well presented and were thus most interesting


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Enjoyed the period in which each of adventures took place.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No as I liked to ponder each of the stories before continuing to the next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Safe House

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Chris Ewan
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (269)

    When Rob Hale wakes up in hospital after a motorcycle crash, he is told that Lena - the gorgeous blonde woman who was on the back of his bike - doesn't exist. The woman he describes bears a striking resemblance to his recently deceased sister, Laura, but has he really only imagined her? Convinced that Lena is as real as he is, Rob teams up with Rebecca Lewis - a London-based PI who has a mysterious connection to Laura - to follow the clues. He learns that even a close-knit community like the Isle of Man can hide dangerous secrets that will not stay safe forever.

    Avid Reader and Listener says: "Great thrill ride - smart mystery!"
    "An Isle of Man adventure"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Safe House to be better than the print version?

    Great audio - I am sure the book is a good read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed each of the characters; none stood out in particular


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Unsure, however I thought his performance was excellent


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    There are more turns than the Isle of Man's TT track


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Silent Prey: A Lucas Davenport Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    "You should have killed me," were Bekker’s parting words - perhaps he was right. All through the humiliations of the trial, the horrors of imprisonment, the daily agonies of not having the drugs that kept him humming, Bekker takes solace in the thought that one day he will make Lucas Davenport pay. Minutes before the jury’s verdict, Bekker slays his prison guard and escapes into New York City. Hiding himself in an elderly woman’s home, he continues to conduct his gruesome experiments, searching the eyes of his victims for the meaning of death.

    Duncan says: "Lucas Davenport keeps my interest"
    "Lucas Davenport keeps my interest"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Silent Prey in three words, what would they be?

    An enjoyable story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lucas Davenport as he is portayed as a strong but human person


    Have you listened to any of Richard Ferrone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Still great


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Lucas Davenport out thinks the NYPD


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Locked On

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3295)
    Performance
    (2812)
    Story
    (2800)

    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.

    Joseph says: "Give me more! Loved it!"
    "Great listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Locked On in three words, what would they be?

    A gripping yarn


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Ryan Jnr as he is learning his trade in a plausible manner


    What about Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance did you like?

    Kept consistency with characters and was easy to listen to


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The growth of a new champion in the fight for freedom


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shatter

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    A naked woman is perched on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin is only feet away, desperately trying to talk her down. She whispers, 'you don't understand,' and jumps. Later, Joe has a visitor - the woman's teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge - not only would she not commit suicide, she is terrified of heights.

    krawle says: "A very Disturbing character indeed"
    "A great suspense"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Shatter again? Why?

    Yes because it was a well constructed story and was very well read


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes the plot provided many surprises and held my interest right through to the end


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No particular scene was overly memorable, however there were no flat spots so I was thoroughly entertained


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Another Joseph O'Loughlin thriller that should not be missed


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Andrew Peterson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2235)
    Performance
    (1405)
    Story
    (1394)

    When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions. The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement.

    Ed says: "Sniper thriller par excellence"
    "An exceptional first book by Andrew Peterson"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because it is a good story and it well read by Dick Hill


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes I enjoyed the plot with all its twists and turns.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have listened to Dick Hill before and I thought his performance improved as the story progressed.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The odds are so great that the FBI seeks help from retired spooks.


    Any additional comments?

    A pacy novel which kept me listening.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Birthdays for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated By Ian Hanmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her 13th birthday. A year later the first card arrived: homemade, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front – Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last. The tabloids call him The Birthday Boy. He’s been snatching girls for 12 years, always in the run-up to their 13th birthday, sending the families his homemade cards showing their daughters being slowly tortured to death.

    BSquared67 says: "For those who can stomach strong violence"
    "An enthralling book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Birthdays for the Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Best of MacBride


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ash Henderson as he was tough and uncompromising however he also was vulnerable


    Which character – as performed by Ian Hanmore – was your favorite?

    Ash Henderson


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Cold blooded killer operating in the cold of Scotland


    Any additional comments?

    Very well read - I was thoroughly entertained

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4961)
    Performance
    (2495)
    Story
    (2504)

    Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorists worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

    Lesley says: "Flynn never disappoints"
    "Boys' own hero makes a start"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to American Assassin the most enjoyable?

    Fast paced and the story flowed with in a most entertaining way


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mitch Rapp due to his physical and mental abilities and insight


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Well performed as it was read with enthusiasm


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I was thoroughly entertained

    0 of 0 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
    (139)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (114)

    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"
    "Another Harry Bosch adventure"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Drop in three words, what would they be?

    A great tale


    What did you like best about this story?

    Harry Bosch's personal challenges in remaining true to his values


    What does Len Cariou bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He manages to encapsulate and project the character of Harry Bosch which makes the whole "book" experience very entertaining


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (495)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (191)

    Six years ago, Jack Till helped Wendy Harper disappear. But now her ex-boyfriend and former business partner, Eric Fuller, is being framed for her presumed murder in an effort to smoke her out, and Till must find her before tango-dancing assassins Paul and Sylvie Turner do. With masterful plotting and unnerving psychological insight, Thomas Perry delivers another mesmerizing thrill ride.

    Js Banks says: "Longer is better"
    "An enthralling book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Silence the most enjoyable?

    The book was read very well and it moved at a good pace with an unusual plot


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes as the stakes in the story were very high


    What about Michael Kramer’s performance did you like?

    Very clear, strong and engaging


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    A great mix of interesting characters

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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