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Mary

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  • The American

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Martin Booth
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (142)

    The locals in the southern Italian town where he lives call him Signor Farfalla - Mr. Butterfly - for he is a discreet gentleman who paints rare butterflies. His life is inconspicuous: mornings are spent brushing at a canvas, afternoons idling in the cafés, and evenings talking with his friend, the town priest, over a glass of brandy. Yet there are other sides to this gentleman’s life.... Part thriller, part character study, part drama of deceit and self-betrayal, The American shows Martin Booth at the very height of his powers.

    Ramon says: "Slow start but after a few pages your hooked.
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    "A Real Disappointment"
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    Story

    If this is Booth at his best - I'm glad I haven't been tempted before. The narrator did a good job with what was frankly a self-indulgent analogy fest by the writer. I kept waiting for something to happen, for some excitement - it didn't eventuate and I couldn't wait for the agony to end.....

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hell's Corner: Camel Club, Book 5

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The Camel Club returns in the breathtaking follow up to Divine Justice from the Number One International Bestselling authorOn the night of the State Dinner honouring the British Prime Minister, Oliver Stone witnesses an explosion as the motorcade leaves the White House. A bomb has been detonated in what looks like a terrorist plot directed at the President and the Prime Minister.

    Mary says: "Exciting"
    "Exciting"
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    My first Baldacci experience and I am sure I will repeat it - a thrilling ride that, if reading it, would be described as a real page-turner! I thought I would find the intricate detail boring but was fascinated. When nearing the end of the book I wondered how all the threads would be tied up - while they were satisfactorily resolved, it seemed that Mr Baldacci himself got bored with the detail and gave the ending a very broad brush.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10998)
    Performance
    (6191)
    Story
    (6240)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Captivating - shame about the end"
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    I was captivated - how ingenious and brave was Pi. How clever to look out for Richard Parker and recognise him as a reason for staying alive. I loved the fantasy of the story and was thoroughly disappointed that the story was changed for the Japanese insurance assessors - I wanted to maintain the fantasy...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35884)
    Performance
    (26888)
    Story
    (27272)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "WOW - an unexpected pleasure"
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    Performance
    Story

    This book was selected by my book club and I fully expected to hate it - how wrong. From start to finish I was captivated. The subject matter, young people being forced to fight to the death, was abhorrent to me but was treated so well by the author that I borrowed the other two parts and read them as well - the trilogy is well worth the effort with a very satisfactory conclusion. Carolyn McCormick's narration was exceptional!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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