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Dionne

londonUnited Kingdom

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65
REVIEWS
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
58

  • The Caves of Steel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1035)
    Performance
    (524)
    Story
    (524)

    Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, police detective Elijah Baley has little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. Then he learns that he has been assigned a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worse, the R stands for "robot" - and his positronic partner is made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!

    Dionne says: "perfectly executed!"
    "perfectly executed!"
    Overall

    this is probably the best book ive heard on audible in over 2 years of listening! excellent story, beautifully performed. an excellent listen. pls can we have more of asimov read by this narrator? move over scott brick, your throne is taken!

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Kingdom of the Necromancer: The Hands of Aldulan - Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Eric A. Radulski
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Nearly 1,000 years after his death, the dire mistakes of the great wizard Aldulan have borne their hideous fruit. Demons from the depths of the world of Arioc have clawed their way to the surface, vowing to invade the land of Termeydiun.

    Michael says: "Can An Author Butcher His Own Great Work? YOU BET."
    "story good, but spoilt by background music"
    Overall

    i only managed about an hour of this one. the story was very good and i liked the narrator, but it was SPOILT BY THE BACKGROUND MUSIC!!! When will directors understand? if we are listening to a book and it has integrity, we dont need music!!! people are quite capable of setting the scene in their own heads. i am really cross about this because (a) i wasted a credit and (b) i enjoyed the actual story, minus all the stupid, repetitive music and silly sound effects (beating hearts, crackling fires etc).

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Your Heart Belongs to Me

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (965)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (176)

    At 34, Internet entrepreneur Ryan Perry seemed to have the world in his pocket - until the first troubling symptoms appeared out of nowhere. Within days, he's diagnosed with incurable cardiomyopathy and finds himself on the waiting list for a heart transplant; it's his only hope, and it's dwindling fast. Ryan is about to lose it all...his health, his girlfriend Samantha, and his life.

    Serra55 says: "Dangerous Waters"
    "dire, awful, avoid!!!"
    Overall

    terrible. i kept drifting off and had to rewind my ipod. the story was pointless and stupid. surely the author's worst ever. another reviewer said maybe his dog wrote it, very apt!

    total waste of a credit, only good thing is i bought it during the sale. i normally love koontz, but he must be going through a bad patch. someone needs to take him aside and give him a good talking to!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • These Three Remain: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Pamela Aidan
    • Narrated By George Holmes
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (91)

    His proposal of marriage to the lovely, but socially inferior, Elizabeth Bennet thoroughly rejected, Darcy must come to terms with her evaluation of his character and a future without her.

    Connie says: "You need to be a P&P fan"
    "great story terrible narration"
    Overall

    a very good insight into the mind and world of mr darcy etc. however, the narrator was absolutely terrible, weird pauses and a horrible whiney voice. in the hands of a decent narrator this would have been a much, much better listen and would have deserved 5 stars.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lord Valentine's Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (95)

    The planet Majipoor is shared by humans and several alien races, including four-armed Skandars, three-eyed Liiman, and the native, shape-shifting Metamorphs. All are watched over by the King of Dreams, the labyrinth-dwelling Pontifex, and the priestess of the Isle of Sleep, while the Coronal officially rules from atop Castle Mount.

    C. Paget says: "Superb"
    "a perfect listen"
    Overall

    this is one of my all-time favourite fantasy books so i was delighted to see it on audible. as expected, i thoroughly enjoyed it, a magical listen and very well narrated. please can we have the other Majipoor books soon!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • One Under

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Graham Hurley
    • Narrated By Tim Pepper
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    DI Joe Faraday is called to the scene of a brutal death: the remains of a body have been chained to the railway line at Buriton tunnel, just north of Havant. Faraday has no name and no obvious leads to follow. DC Paul Winter is ordered to trawl through the missing persons list and comes across a missing man he suspects has fallen victim to foul play. Two men, one dead, one missing. Two detectives looking for them. Two stories entangled in the most bizarre and compelling ways.

    Jami E. Nettles says: "Good to the last drop"
    "interesting story-poor narration"
    Overall

    very poorly narrated. i only got through it because i was on a long transatlantic flight. the narrator speaks so S-L-O-W-L-Y and makes the wierdest pauses in the middle of sentences. the story was good and could earn about 4 stars but the narration badly let this down. avoid.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Twelfth Card: Lincoln Rhyme, Book 6

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Kerry Shale
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Geneva Settle is a bright young high school student from Harlem writing a paper about one of her ancestors, a former slave called Charles Singleton. Geneva is also the target of a ruthless professional killer.

    Dionne says: "horrible, horibble, horrible"
    "horrible, horibble, horrible"
    Overall

    i really love deaver and bought this straight away, then noticed it was abridged. what a hatchet job! why ruin a good story by ripping the guts out of it? the abridgment was so bad, i couldn't make head nor tail of it and gave up with about an hour to go. will wait for the full version. dont waste your credits on this mess. if i could, i would have given it no stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Historian

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated By Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris, and others
    Overall
    (767)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (117)

    Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

    John S. Atherton says: "I give the book a five but I won't buy it..."
    "WHAT A BORE!"
    Overall

    UNBELIEVABLY TEDIOUS. I COMPLETELY LOST THE PLOT AND AFTER STRUGGLING THROUGH ABOUT 6 HOURS FINALLY GAVE UP. LOTS OF SILLY ACCENTS, BORING STORY, DISTRACTING MUSIC, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE HORRIBLE. DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND DON'T BOTHER

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Empty Chair

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Joe Mantegna
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    From the best selling author of The Bone Collector and Devil's Teardrop comes this spine-chilling new thriller that pits renowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme against the ultimate opponent - Amelia Sachs, his own brilliant protégé.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Good story; some problems"
    "complex story - a good listen"
    Overall

    i really enjoyed this story - so many twists and turns, it made my head hurt! i loved the character of lincoln rhyme. would love to hear more of him. worth listening to.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Eyewitness

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    Jack Solomon is a messenger of death. Working in the fractured remains of Yugoslavia, his task is to identify the victims of ethnic cleansing and to tell families that their loved ones are never coming home.

    Dionne says: "MORE! MORE! MORE!"
    "MORE! MORE! MORE!"
    Overall

    brilliant! wonderfully read! great story! I listened to it some while ago and the characters are still in my head. Great descriptions, moving. A real insight into the underside of London and human nature. i'll never see Soho in the same light again. a great listen. moving. harrowing. awful. but good. listen to it now. I check every week for the next Stephen Leather. more please Audible!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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