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Tracey

craigmore, Australia | Member Since 2012

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  • The Bone Is Pointed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Jack Anderson was a big man with a foul temper, a sadist and a drunk. Five months after his horse appeared riderless, no trace of the man has surfaced and no one seems to care. But Bony is determined to follow the cold trail and smoke out some answers.

    Dennis says: "Click "next" if you are on the fence for this one"
    "the bone is pointed"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Bone Is Pointed to be better than the print version?

    as good


    What other book might you compare The Bone Is Pointed to and why?

    the sands of windee


    Which character – as performed by Peter Hosking – was your favorite?

    bony


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

    all australian as ever


    Any additional comments?

    arthur upfields portral of the times gone by and the mysterys are well in tune

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clancy's Crossing

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Evan Green
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    They say no one from the convict settlement of Sydney Town crossed the steep ranges of the Blue Mountains until 1813. But the quick-witted convict Clancy Fitzgerald did it in 1798, dragging with him the proud - but reluctant - Eliza Philips. Faced with constant danger and wrenching isolation, Clancy and Eliza found themselves pale-skinned strangers in a land of ancient traditions and spiritual beliefs.

    Tracey says: "clancy tale"
    "clancy tale"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    the narrator getting the voices right the aboriginals sound weird his english voice and irish are ok but the native is annoying the story also make the aboriginals seem wrong in there tribal ways and bushcraft are a lot differant to the books


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    didn,t make it that far hard to get through


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Richard Aspel?

    maybe but was very disappointed


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment the other evan green book was okay


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Horses

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Valentine, a blind, confused old man on his deathbed, seeking his peace with God, makes his last confession to a visiting friend, Thomas Lyon, mistaking him for a priest. This puts Thomas in a moral dilemma. Wild horses wouldn't drag from a priest the secrets of the confessional. Engaged in directing a film set in the world of racing, Thomas finds that the solution to this quandary could mean the difference between life and death.

    Tracey says: "wild horses"
    "wild horses"
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    Would you listen to Wild Horses again? Why?

    yes probably dick francis books are rereadable and are a good listening book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the racing scene seem to hold a lot of corruption and secrets the books incline


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

    yes he seems to have a knowledge of the racing and jockey life


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

    not much he seems to bring the book together


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Will of the Tribe: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    The aborigines, who knew how many eagles flew over their inland desert, must have known who put the dead white man into Lucifer's Couch. But no one in Hall's Creek, white or black, reported seeing the stranger - and there were no tracks around the meteor crater. Was the murder done by whites or blacks or by both in collusion? Bony listened to the ancient tribal legends and found truth nobody wanted to believe.

    Tracey says: "legends"
    "legends"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes arthur upfield is a good storyteller reminds you of the era that was the life in australia in those times


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Will of the Tribe?

    the hunt for clues in the crater


    What about Peter Hosking’s performance did you like?

    peter hosking seem as always to read the characters well


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

    the tribe and legends


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jack & Harry

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Tony McKenna, Mervyn Davis
    • Narrated By David Tredinnick
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (6)

    A great Australian yarn about a bold Australian outback adventure belonging to another time in another world, inspired by a true story. The happy routine life of two Perth boys is shattered one November day in 1950 when they are falsely accused of theft. With fabricated evidence mounting against them they decide to run away from their homes and families to avoid prosecution and pooling their meager pocket money they back the winner of the Melbourne Cup and fund an escape.

    White says: "Amazing Book"
    "tough times"
    Overall
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    Where does Jack & Harry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    its a good listen the boys get up to some great adventurestrue of the time this book is set about well written


    What other book might you compare Jack & Harry to and why?

    bryce courtneys tommo and hawk 2 boys on a big life adventure


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

    yes he is a very good reader make the book very lifelike


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

    yes it gets you hooked on what is about to happen


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Les Norton, a big red-headed country boy from Queensland, has just arrived in the big smoke and is set to make his mark. Working as a bouncer at an illegal casino in the Cross, Les encounters a number of fascinating characters who make up the seamier side of one of the most exciting cities in the world – gamblers, conmen, bookies, bouncers, hookers and hit men, who ply their respective trades from the golden sands of Bondi to the tainted gutters of Kings Cross... usually on the wrong side of the law.

    Tracey says: "norton"
    "norton"
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    Would you listen to You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids again? Why?

    yes les norton is a character and you wouldn,t be dead for quids


    What did you like best about this story?

    nortons cunning way,s to scam people


    Which character – as performed by Dino Marnika – was your favorite?

    les norton


    Who was the most memorable character of You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids and why?

    warren i think he is a little nieve


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Dog: A Jack Irish Thriller, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Peter Temple
    • Narrated By Marco Chiappi
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Mickey Franklin was funny and clever and dangerous. Not anymore, now that a mysterious and beautiful sculptor named Sarah Longmore is accused of shooting him five times. Jack Irish - gambler, cook and cabinet-maker, finder of people who don't want to be found - gets the job of hunting for clues that might save her. In a rainy autumn, with Jack's old flame Linda Hillier on a plane to London, the Saints about to front another season and legendary jockey Harry Strang in pursuit of a dark horse, it's a tricky task.

    Mick says: "Classic Jack Irish Thriller"
    "classic temple"
    Overall
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    Where does White Dog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it is a good listen jack irish is a top character they make an interesting read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    i like cam the heavy friend of irish


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

    the story becomes more alive with the narrator


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

    the dogs are barking


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Even Money

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    On the first day of Royal Ascot, the crowd rejoices in a string of winning favourites. Ned Talbot has worked all his life as a bookmaker - taking over the family business from his grandfather - so he knows not to expect any sympathy from the punters as they count their winnings, and he counts his losses. He’s seen the ups and downs before - but, as the big gambling conglomerates muscle in on small concerns like his, Ned wonders if it’s worth it any more.

    Tracey says: "on the money"
    "on the money"
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    Where does Even Money rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it is good i like the style of dick francis and the racing scene they get you hooked


    What other book might you compare Even Money to and why?

    they help to understand the race industry of unscruples characters


    Which character – as performed by Tony Britton – was your favorite?

    yes i think he has a good insight into the racing life


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

    nothing tony britton always doe,s a great job


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mystery of Swordfish Reef: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    An intriguing case for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte begins on a calm October day in an Australian seaside town. Three men set out to sea for a day's fishing ... and do not return. Despite intensive searches, no trace of the men or their boat is found until, weeks later, a passing trawler hauls in a gruesome catch - the head of one of the missing fishermen. It is quite clear that its owner was murdered with a pistol bullet. But by whom, and why, is for Bony to find out.

    Tracey says: "bony"
    "bony"
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    If you could sum up The Mystery of Swordfish Reef in three words, what would they be?

    a good mystery another upfield tresure


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mystery of Swordfish Reef?

    the sailfish scene and the way you can imagine the fishing


    What about Peter Hosking’s performance did you like?

    the way he portraye,s his many parts of the story charicters


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shantaram

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail.

    Michael says: "Interesting but bordering on absurd at times."
    "lost in india"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Shantaram to be better than the print version?

    haven,t read print edition


    What other book might you compare Shantaram to and why?

    i suppose it is a little like a bryce courtney type of the potato factory


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the mountain trek to afganistan


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

    no i think in a way it is a bit heavy for one sitting taking a brake from it is good then coming again to listen


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Broken Shore

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Peter Temple
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    Joe Cashin was different once. He moved easily then; was surer and less thoughtful. But there are consequences when you’ve come so close to dying. For Cashin, they included a posting away from the world of Homicide to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Now all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before. But then prominent local Charles Bourgoyne is bashed and left for dead....

    Carol says: "Not sure about this."
    "broken shore"
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    Where does The Broken Shore rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it was good lot of twists and turns good storyline


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

    yes it keeps you guessing about where its going


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

    peter hoskings performances are good i have had several books read by him the arthur upfield series for one very interresting reader


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

    it makes you want to listen to more of the same characters in further storys like the jack irish ones


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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