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Lisa

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  • Case Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated By Susan Jameson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet, Lost on the left, Found on the right, and the two never seem to balance. His days are full of people clamouring for answers and explanations. A jealous husband suspects his wife. Two spinster sister make a shocking find. A solicitor investigates an old murder.

    Lisa says: "Very satisfying"
    "Very satisfying"
    Overall

    I liked the way in which the mysteries were revealed and then resolved throughout the story. All of the characters are believable and their stories plausible. A very satisfying book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Watch

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sarah Waters
    • Narrated By Juanita McMahon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch is the work of a truly brilliant and compelling storyteller. This is the story of four Londoners, three women and a young man with a past, drawn with absolute truth and intimacy.

    Lisa says: "Atmospheric and suspenseful"
    "Atmospheric and suspenseful"
    Overall

    This wonderful novel explores the lives and relationships of a handful of women and men in post-war London. The writer has created very realistic, believable characters; as a reader I felt I really got to know them and cared about them. The structure of the book is very effective, as it moves backwards in time to reveal how the characters met and what has brought them to this point in the story. This adds a nice touch of suspense. Sarah Waters brilliantly recreates the atmosphere of London during the blitz and in the years immediately following the war. I didn’t want the book to end, which for me is always a good measure of a novel.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Lolita

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Vladimir Nabokov
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    Poet to pervert, Humbert Humbert becomes obsessed by 12-year-old Lolita and seeks to possess her out of love. In the decades since its first publication in 1955, the seduction of Lolita has been recognised as one of the major works of post-war fiction in English, while with the increasing concerns of our culture with child abuse and paedophilia, it very much retains the power to challenge and shock. In what remains a taboo subject, the novel is as fresh as when it was written.

    Lisa says: "An astonishing work of fiction"
    "An astonishing work of fiction"
    Overall

    This is one of the best works of fiction I have ever 'read'. Nabokov's use of language and style is faultless. The book is funny, sad, grotesque, repugnant, suspenseful, disturbing, mysterious - sometimes all in the same paragraph! The ending is unbearably poignant. I rushed out to buy a printed copy of the annotated version just so I could see the words for myself. Jeremy Irons as narrator is perfect. I own a copy of the James Mason film on DVD but now I have to rent the Jeremy Irons version (again) just so I can decide which is the better adaptation.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated By Anna Massey
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    This mysterious tale is the best known and best loved of du Maurier's work. After honeymooning in Italy, the dashing Max de Winter returns to Manderley, his beautiful country estate, with his innocent young bride. But the unsettling presence of Rebecca (the first Mrs. de Winter) still lingers within the mansion's rooms and halls, and most of all in the persistent reminders from the grim housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.

    A User says: "Rebecca"
    "Delicious"
    Overall

    This is my favourite book of all time and Anna Massey's reading of it is sublime. Her tone, pitch and pace are faultless. A perfect experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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