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Ian

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  • The Night of the Mi'raj

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Zoe Ferraris
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Among the well-to-do families of Jeddah, Palestinian-born desert guide Nayir is an outsider. But when Nouf ash-Shrawi, the sixteen-year-old daughter of a wealthy Saudi dynasty, disappears just before her arranged marriage, Nayir is the man the Shrawis trust to bring her home. Days later Nouf's body is found in the desert, but Nayir's task is not over; he feels compelled to uncover the disturbing circumstances surrounding her death.

    Ian says: "Absolutely superb"
    "Absolutely superb"
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    What did you love best about The Night of the Mi'raj?

    A slowly unfolding mystery set in a culture and a city few of us will ever experience


    What other book might you compare The Night of the Mi'raj to and why?

    Her other book - City of Veils - is just as good


    What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

    He is so easy to listen to - definitely a star reader


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

    Niyar's introspection and ambivalence are a major and moving theme


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Above Suspicion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lynda La Plante
    • Narrated By Kim Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (71)

    Young detective Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case, and it couldn't be a more horrific set of killings. They began eight years earlier; now the body count is up to six. After another body is found, Anna stumbles on a vital piece of evidence which links one man to the killings. However, he's a household name, a much-loved actor, and an arrest would create a media frenzy. And, if he was found to be the wrong man, his career would be finished, as well as Anna's.

    Geoff says: "Above Suspicion"
    "disappointing"
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    Would you try another book from Lynda La Plante and/or Kim Hicks?

    Hopefully an aberration - La Plante is usually gritty, but the woman in this story is unbearably needy


    Has Above Suspicion turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Hopefully DS Travis will not return, or might grow up a little next time around


    What about Kim Hicks’s performance did you like?

    Reader does well - manages male voices, and has a range of accents


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lewis Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Peter Forbes
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (120)

    An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod. However, since swapping his life in Edinburgh for a quiet existence on Lewis, such mysteries are no longer a concern for the former Detective Inspector. Or so he thought. The sequel to the Blackhouse which was selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Bookclub, and the second book in the Lewis triology.

    dumbclub says: "Visit the Outer Hebrides"
    "Hard to stop listening to this Hebridean mystery"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lewis Man to be better than the print version?

    Well read, authentic accent, particularly the voice of the old and dementing man who is central to this story.


    What other book might you compare The Lewis Man to and why?

    A great sequel to Peter May's other Hebridean story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The story of the children on the Dean Bridge is especially compelling.


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

    Stayed awake all night.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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