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CH Ryan

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Adelaide, South Australia | Member Since 2009

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  • Our Kind of Traitor

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By John Le Carre
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Britain is in the depths of recession. A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Seemingly by chance, they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. But he wants something else too, something which propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey.

    connie says: "old style Le Carre meets new"
    "Great Le Carre"
    Overall

    Fascinating story, terrific characters. One of my favourite writers on excellent form. Wonderful reader too. Did all the dialogue brilliantly, which made the book even more exciting to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Waiting for Wednesday: A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nicci French
    • Narrated By Beth Chalmers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Waiting for Wednesday, the thrilling third installment in the bestselling Frieda Klein series, written by Nicci French and read by the actress Beth Chalmers.Ruth Lennox, beloved mother of three, is found by her daughter in a pool of her own blood. Who would want to murder an ordinary housewife? And why? Psychotherapist Frieda Klein finds she has an unusually personal connection with DCI Karlsson's latest case.

    CH Ryan says: "Rather strange series"
    "Rather strange series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I find this series quite strange for Nicci French whose books I usually love. Such unlikeable characters, on the whole, probably made a lot worse by Beth Chalmers reading. She makes them all sound so angry and unpleasant. I wonder if the books would seem less annoying if I read them myself or if there were a different narrator. But I keep reading them and will read the next one if or when it appears.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Beth Chalmers’s performances?

    I can't bear Beth Chalmers' performance. I hope to never have to listen to her again. Such ugly voices. Really spoils the books.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though I dislike the characters and particularly dislike the narration I would still buy any more books inthis series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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