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P. Terrington

Pip

Mexico | Member Since 2008

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  • 4 reviews
  • 131 ratings
  • 354 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015
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  • The Death of Dalziel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Shaun Dooley
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (63)

    Caught in the blast of a huge Semtex explosion, the only things preventing Superintendent Andy Dalziel from stepping through Death's door might be his own size and indomitable willpower. As he lies on a hospital bed, it falls on DCI Peter Pascoe to seek justice for Andy. The security services have written it off as an accident: the terrorist suspects have paid for their clumsiness with their lives. Who, then, are the Knights Templar, a shadowy group exacting summary public justice on their enemies?

    A User says: "Great Entry in a Great Series"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    Brilliantly read, wonderfully written. Enthralling story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Falling Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated By Anne Twomey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    An elegant, original, and compelling novel, set against a gaslit backdrop of social and political turbulence in early 20th-century London, Falling Angels draws a picture of family life that exposes the prejudices and flaws of a changing time. Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring) "shows imaginative skill in two neatly accomplished surprises, and the denouement packs an emotional wallop," says Publishers Weekly.

    KathieB says: "Haunting Historical"
    "Wrong narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, but not this audible edition because the American accent totally destroys the atmosphere of the book which is set in London, England.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The details of life at the beginning of the twentieth century.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Anne Twomey’s performances?

    Not unless it was an American setting for the book, but even then I'd be wary as I don't like her 'breathless' delivery.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Child Thief: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dan Smith
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (154)

    A troubled World War I veteran races across the frozen steppe of 1930's Ukraine to save a child from a shadowy killer with unthinkable plans. Luka is a war veteran who now wants nothing more than to have a quiet life with his family. His village has, so far, remained hidden from the advancing Soviet brutality. But everything changes the day a stranger arrives, pulling a sled bearing a terrible cargo. In the chaos, a little girl has vanished, and Luka is the only man with the skills to find the stolen child and her kidnapper.

    David says: "Brilliant--both the writing and the narration"
    "Stunning"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Child Thief the most enjoyable?

    A stunning performance from the narrator and an engrossing story.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Child Thief and why?

    The character of Luka is brought to life by the narrator,so much so that you could believe Luka was telling his own story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (3403)
    Performance
    (2927)
    Story
    (2948)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "Strange narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Secret Keeper? What did you like least?

    The story was absorbing and the characters interesting.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I've no idea what the narrator was doing. Her accent seemed to change continually, sometimes half way through a sentence. She couldn't control it at all. She sounded posh English, West Indian, Irish, bad Cockney, some kind of generic working class, generic rural etc. This wasn't for specific characters but just all over the place.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank goodness the story was strong enough to withstand the narrator's strangeness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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