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  • The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Ian Holm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (89)

    Late one moonlit night, Walter Hartright encounters a solitary and terrified woman dressed all in white. He saves her from capture by her pursuers, and determines to solve the mystery of her distress and terror. This gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness and mistaken identity has never been out of print since its publication.

    Leslie Grey McCawley says: "The outstanding narration is what I enjoyed most"
    "A classic thriller in Victorian England"
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    If you could sum up The Woman in White in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, entertaining, classic


    What did you like best about this story?

    The structure of the story, with different characters telling their perspective of the events that were described, akin to giving witness.


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

    Beautifully performed, with good articulation of the different characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Difficult to put it down.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Go Back: Jack Reacher 18

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (89)

    After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had. Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind Reacher’s old desk isn't a woman. Why is Susan Turner not there? What Reacher doesn’t expect is what comes next.

    Peter Grobler says: "Great book"
    "Complicated but entertaining"
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    What did you love best about Never Go Back?

    The interesting and complex storyline meant there were many twists and turns which were unpredictable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Never Go Back?

    Reacher approaching and meeting his daughter.


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

    Jeff Harding does a superb job of the Reacher series and this is no exception. Terrific performance.


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

    The past catches up with Reacher.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Sherwin B. Nuland
    • Narrated By Professor Sherwin B. Nuland
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    Discover medical science's extraordinary journey from a time when even the slightest cut held the threat of infection and death to today's era of routine organ transplants and daily headlines about the mysteries of DNA and the human genome. What major discoveries made this transition possible? Who were the fascinating individuals responsible for those discoveries, and what qualities prepared each of them for their unique roles in medical history? These 12 compelling lectures draw on the lives of medicine's greatest contributors to tell the human story behind the development of Western scientific medicine.

    Mark E Faith says: "Great Review of Medicine's history"
    "Engaging overview of Medical History."
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    What did you love best about Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography?

    Details some of the major advances in scientific knowledge of health and disease, presented through the stories of some remarkable individuals.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography?

    My favourite is Virchow, the diminutive German who was a wonderful scientist and also a social activist.


    What about Professor Sherwin B. Nuland’s performance did you like?

    The structure and presentation of each lecture was engaging and full of content.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen for anyone interested in medical history as an example of the remarkable progress of humanity, particularly over the last 200 years.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (135)

    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is closely modelled on the 18h-century novels that Charles Dickens loved as a child, such as Robinson Crusoe, in which the fortunes of a hero shape the plot. The likeable young Nicholas, left penniless on the death of his father, sets off in search of better prospects.

    Blue Ridge Book Lover says: "loved it much more than expected!"
    "Dickens at his finest, beautifully read"
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    Where does The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audiobooks I have read


    What other book might you compare The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby to and why?

    Bleak House


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

    Performance by Simon Vance is outstanding. He brings different characters to life with his vocal portrayals.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Engrossed. Over 30 hours of listening but thoroughly engaging


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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