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Noel

Elliminyt, Australia

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  • The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (553)
    Performance
    (395)
    Story
    (390)

    A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.

    connie says: "promising start to the series"
    "OK"
    Overall

    Seems I will have to purchase the following books. This was a very easy listen. The characters identifiable, however no feeling of attachment. I felt lost at times. Though I did fall asleep on a few occasions. This is worth the purchase by all means. I will follow Anne Perry,s Monk.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1441)
    Performance
    (703)
    Story
    (704)

    Lisbeth Salander lies in Intensive Care with a bullet lodged in her head. She will face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Salander is now ready to fight back.

    Olga says: "A Fabulous Finale"
    "This was OK"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the narrator. Great story though some of the characters went no where. The court room drama was not very extensive. It could have had a huge impact on the suspense and drama. Still, very much worth getting and becoming involved. Real beaut series. Cheers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1359)
    Performance
    (696)
    Story
    (698)

    Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists are murdered and Salander's fingerprints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable behaviour makes her the official suspect, but no-one can find her. Salander may be an expert at staying out of sight, but she also has ways of tracking down her most elusive enemies.

    Joe says: "Excellent"
    "Not Bad"
    Overall

    Most definitely a fast start. Sure would not like to be an enemy of Lisbeth.. I enjoyed this book thoroughly.
    Plenty happening to maintain interest. Narration = 10/10. Cheers..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (1844)
    Performance
    (904)
    Story
    (923)

    Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

    Joe says: "worthwhile"
    "Good. Very Good!"
    Overall

    Started off like a slow moving train. Then it developed in the most excellent why. Real beaut characters, with strong personalities and determination. A champion listen. Well done Steig. Well done Saul Reichlin.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Things

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Michael Marshall
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    One summer's afternoon four-year-old Scott Henderson walked out onto a jetty over a lake in Black Ridge, Washington State. He never came back. John Henderson's world ended that day, but three years later he's still alive. Living a life, of sorts. Until one night he receives an email from a stranger who claims to know what happened to his son.

    Noel says: "Great book."
    "Great book."
    Overall

    Great book. Excellent narration. I am happy with the purchase of this book. I recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lodger: A Tale of the London Fog

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Marie Belloc Lowndes
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    An elderly couple living in Victorian London struggle against despair as their small resources dwindle. When an eccentric and mysterious gentleman answers their advertisement for a lodger, they celebrate. But as women begin dying at the hands of "The Avenger", they start to suspect something too horrific for words.

    Pamela says: "enjoyable"
    "Splendid."
    Overall

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good old fashion mystery. Nicely written, with very good narration. A real beaut book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Royal

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Vanora Bennett
    • Narrated By Lucy Scott
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Catherine de Valois, daughter of the French king, is brought up in the unstable environment of the royal court, where her only friend is the poet Christine de Pizana. Married to Henry V as part of a treaty, she is terrified at the idea of being married to a man who is a foreigner - an enemy and a rough soldier. Within two years she is widowed, and mother of the future king of England and France.

    Noel says: "Well now..."
    "Well now..."
    Overall

    I thought this was a good listen. Lucy Scott did a good narrated job. Though I think my wife would have enjoyed it more than I. I liked the characters, though I did feel some went missing at times. Would have been a good movie back in the romantic days. A book with romance, betrayal, brutality and compassion. It was relaxing. Particularly after some of the scary brutality of some of the medieval books I have been reading/listening to lately. Worth a look for sure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Land: Saxon Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Stephen Perring
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.

    Hugh says: "Excellent, again"
    "Excellent Book"
    Overall

    This is the second book I have enjoyed by Bernard Cornwell. The first I read , the Burning Land I listen to on my iPod. It was a great listen. Excellent narration by Stephen Perring. Very dramatic, fast, and characters easy identifiable. The brutality of that time well and truly realised. Superbly written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Unholy Mischief

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Elle Newmark
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    It is 1498, and the whole of Venice is abuzz. Hidden somewhere in the labyrinthine city is an ancient book, rumoured to contain thorny heresies and secrets of immeasurable power. Luciano, a penniless orphan, has been plucked from the street and taken on as apprentice to the chef at the doge's palace.

    Noel says: "Splendid"
    "Splendid"
    Overall

    Excellent. Well spoken. Out of character for my taste in books. However, I found it to be a splendid listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Dangerous Fortune

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2483)
    Performance
    (1180)
    Story
    (1197)

    In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.

    Rebecca says: "Predictable Fun"
    "Good read."
    Overall

    This is my third read of a Ken Follet novel. Easy read. Fast on the move book. Each character very identifiable and well place in the story. Certainly worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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