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  • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    Jefferson says: "Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read"
    "NOT FOR CHILDREN!!!!"
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    The narration may be wonderful, but the two stories I listened to (to preview for my granddaughter) were more like horror stories. This is not a book for small children....or for any children!!

    6 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Fourth Protocol

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (87)

    MI5 investigator John Preston, is the only man who can prevent an act of murderous devastation aimed at tumbling Britain into revolution.

    Calum says: "Good story, too much detail in some areas"
    "Masterfully written and narrated!"
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    I've been a fan of Forsyth for many years. The attention to detail that a few reviewers complained about is one of the things I love about Forsyth's books. Characters are well developed, the reader comes to understand the background, intentions, procedures, risks, possible outcomes, and so on. While reading Forsyth you won't think, "That's out of character" or "How could they possibly do that?" No plot holes. Yes, to enjoy Forsyth one must think and pay attention, bit it's always so worth it. I can't imagine a better narration than David Rintoul's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Traitor’s Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Gerald Seymour
    • Narrated By Christopher Kay
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Officially, the Cold War is over, and the hand of friendship has been exchanged in public. In private, though, the intelligence war continues. A British trawler strays into Russian waters. On its return, the captain has a package for British Intelligence. For the next four years, a high-ranking Russian naval officer provides MI6 with priceless information. But suddenly he goes quiet. Clearly under suspicion, the decision is made to get him out. But his controllers in London know nothing about him.

    Anonymous says: "Tedious and tiresome!"
    "Tedious and tiresome!"
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    Follows the same formula as the one other book by Seymour which I have listened to. Interesting characters and beginning, but the story soon gets tedious and boring. It was also quickly obvious what would happen in the end, as the story line was so similar to the aforementioned other book. I'll try to return this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bat: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (937)
    Performance
    (812)
    Story
    (802)

    Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Probably the best of this remarkable series."
    "NOT Robin Sachs, unfortunately!"
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    I have enjoyed all Nesbo's other Harry Hole books. This book is as good, but I miss Robin Sachs. He had become Harry's voice for me. I am disappointed that he did so few audiobook performances, and sad that he is no longer with us.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (517)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (211)

    Six years ago, Jack Till helped Wendy Harper disappear. But now her ex-boyfriend and former business partner, Eric Fuller, is being framed for her presumed murder in an effort to smoke her out, and Till must find her before tango-dancing assassins Paul and Sylvie Turner do. With masterful plotting and unnerving psychological insight, Thomas Perry delivers another mesmerizing thrill ride.

    Js Banks says: "Longer is better"
    "Couldn't stop listening!"
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    Thanks to Audible for listing this book for $4.95, and to Richard from San Anselmo for his review! This is one of the better audiobooks I've tried lately, and Kramer is now my favorite American narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1910)
    Performance
    (1279)
    Story
    (1290)

    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods.

    Sydney says: "a gentle mystery"
    "I joined Audible for Louise Penny!"
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    Having listened to a few of her books from other sources, I couldn't do without more. Ralph Cosham is absolutely wonderful with all voices, but especially with the Chief Inspector's. The plots are exciting, the characters engaging, and I've lost many an hour of sleep to finish one of her books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In a Dry Season

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (108)

    In a Dry Season, winner of the Anthony Award, is an outstanding example of mystery fiction. Peter Robinson's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks conjures up memories of classic detectives like Philip Marlowe and Sherlock Holmes. An insufferable drought ravages the Yorkshire countryside, depleting the Thornfield Reservoir, revealing the remnants of the flooded town of Hobb's End and the terrible secrets kept safe within its watery tomb. Amongst the ruins, the remains of a woman's body are discovered.

    Hallie says: "Well Constructed Mystery"
    "Narrator spoils it."
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    I chose this series by searching for books narrated by Simon Prebble, who narrates the later books in the Banks series. Prebble is one of my favorites. However, I then thought I should start at the beginning, but this narrator made me want to stop before the end of the first chapter. I will read the earlier books in the series and go to Simon Prebble for the later ones.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Started Early, Took My Dog: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (588)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (343)

    Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective - a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge.

    Beverly says: "For the Love of Children and Dogs"
    "My new favorite....."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I highly recommend this book--the story is provocative and gripping and the narration is absolutely wonderful!


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

    Malcom's narration is so pitch-perfect that I was very disappointed to find that he doesn't narrate the other books in the series!


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

    I prefer unabridged audiobooks, so can't listen in all one sitting. But this is a book I will listen to again.


    Any additional comments?

    Other readers admitted to some confusion caused by the changes in time and the number of characters. I did go back to listen to a couple of chapters from the beginning when I found myself lost or distracted, but didn't find this a problem, as I considered the author's turn of phrase and the narrator's interpretation of the characters to be so enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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