You no longer follow D. C. S. Alves

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow D. C. S. Alves

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

D. C. S. Alves

London, UK | Listener Since 2001

3
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 6 reviews
  • 44 ratings
  • 296 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By James Redfield
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (617)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (288)

    A compelling story of intrigue, suspense, and revelation, The Celestine Prophecy begins when an ancient manuscript is found amid ruins deep in the Peruvian jungle. Revealing nine key insights that are critical to the evolution of the human race, it contains secrets that are changing the world, and reveals how to make connections to events happening in listeners' lives right now.

    Jordan says: "Powerful Material"
    "nice principles but story a little annoying"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I read this book many years ago and thought it was great. Now, listening to it, it was a little disappointed. The principles and ideas of the book are nice, but the story tries to be an exciting adventure, which for me didn't work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Study in Scarlet: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    In the first of all the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. John Watson, discharged from military service after suffering severe wounds, is at a loose end until a chance encounter leads him to take rooms with a remarkable young man. The arrogant, irascible Sherlock Holmes is a master chemist, a talented musician, and an expert on all aspects of crime.

    D. C. S. Alves says: "Homes' deductions a bit too excessive for my taste"
    "Homes' deductions a bit too excessive for my taste"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about A Study in Scarlet? What did you like least?

    The era is quite charming and Watson is very likeable, but I have to say that Homes' extraordinary deductions based on apparently insignificant details are just too fictitious and over-the-top for my taste.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cat and Mouse

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald, Keith David
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (86)

    Lynn Davis says: "Glad I did..."
    "good story but tacky performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    How could the performance have been better?

    The use of background music every time the main character had his romantic moments (an there a few) spoiled the performance for me. The 'trying to be sexy saxophone tune' is just very tacky! Pity because the book is actually ok, but this just ruined it for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An April Shroud

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Warren Clarke
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Bluff Superintendent Dalziel falls for the recently bereaved Mrs Fielding’s ample charms, and has to be rescued from a litter of fresh corpses by Inspector Pascoe. After seeing Inspector Pascoe off on his honeymoon with a few ill-chosen words, Superintendent Andy Dalziel soon runs into trouble and water on his own solitary holiday. Rescued by a bunch of somewhat cheerful mourners, he accompanies them back to their rundown mansion to dry off.

    ACT1 says: "Shame about the abridgement"
    "not the best Dalziel and Pascoe"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you???ve listened to books by Reginald Hill before, how does this one compare?

    I love Reginald Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe books, but this was for me the weakest one of all. The story is not very exciting. Focusing on Dalziel's visit to a family, the domestic setting takes long to start being interesting. Pascoe is absent of the main plot unfortunately, playing a very small part in the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Water Room: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (156)

    Best-selling author Christopher Fowler has won a widespread following for his senior citizen detectives Arthur Bryant and John May. Here a woman is found drowned in her basement - with nary a drop of water to explain the crime.

    Cholmondeley says: "Baby Boomers Rejoice: This is a book for our time."
    "annoying and slow!"
    Overall

    I love English detective books and have listened to many different authors, always enjoying it. But this book was hard to listen. The story unfolds very slowly and the characters are extremely annoying, making it hard to follow and keep interest. I don't recommend it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Devices and Desires

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By P.D. James
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    Commander Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard has just published a new book of poems, and has taken a brief respite from publicity on remote Larksoken headland on the Norfolk coast. But he cannot so easily escape murder. A psychopathic strangler of young women is at large in Norfolk, and getting nearer to Larksoken with every killing. When murder reaches the headland one moonlit night, Dalgliesh finds himself involved in a particularly horrible crime, and in the tangled emotions and motives of the suspects.

    Nina says: "keep on tickin'"
    "poor audio quality"
    Overall

    This is a good book but unfortunately the quality of the recording is very poor and the narrator's voice is muffled. I don't understand why Audible offers recordings that are not of adequate quality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.