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  • Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    Angie says: "Brillant Narration"
    "waste of time and money"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    another book.

    Has Tommo and Hawk turned you off from other books in this genre?

    only in this series

    What three words best describe Humphrey Bower’s performance?

    narrator was actually pretty good but what he had to say was too disgusting to listen to most of the time. kept fast forwarding to find something reedeming about the book. his accents, especially Ikey(Fagan) was Ron Moody perfect.

    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Rare Benedictine

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne

    This audiobook contains three tales of intrigue and treachery that let the listener hear Cadfael at the best of his sleuthing form and chronicle the events that led Brother Cadfael into the Benedictine Order.

    Pam says: "Cadfael's Past"
    "Mystery for the head and heart"
    If you could sum up A Rare Benedictine in three words, what would they be?

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Cadfael Sorrry, can't do it in 3

    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Rare Benedictine?

    when Cadfael leaves his sword on the altar

    Which scene was your favorite?

    enjoyed all of them

    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic series. Even though Derick Jacobi does a fine job in the tv series, the tv script is a very poor rendition of Ellis Peters plot, characters, and historical backgound of this time of Civil war in England.

    The friendship and loyalty of the characters, the sharpness of Cadfael's mind, and the wonderful narration of Steven Thorne make this series an outstanding listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Place of Safety

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Caroline Graham
    • Narrated By Hugh Ross

    When ex-vicar Lionel Lawrence opens his rambling rectory to rehabilitate a stream of young offenders, he little suspects the consequences will include blackmail and murder. This is the sixth Inspector Barnaby novel.

    Peggy says: "absorbing listen"
    "absorbing listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes if they listen to audible books

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    tom barnaby of course, because unlike sooo many detectives, he is perfectly normal, loves his family and not" on the prowl" yet he is still very smart!

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

    lets me read while driving long hours, keeps me interested and awake, keeps me in the story and NOT distracted or frustrated by his narration

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    sometimes funny

    Any additional comments?

    love the TV series, but love the books better because there is so much more to all the characters, not just Barnaby and troy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Les Miserables

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson

    Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Miserables follows Jean Valjean, originally an honest peasant, who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family. A hardened criminal upon his release, he eventually reforms, becoming a successful industrialist and town mayor. Despite this, he is haunted by an impulsive former crime and is pursued relentlessly by the police inspector Javert.

    Amazon Customer says: "I love this book - one of the best of all time"
    "Misery of Les Miserables"
    What did you love best about Les Miserables?

    loved this book when I read it in high school 50 years ago, hated listening to it, could only stand about 30 minutes at a stretch.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Les Miserables?

    everytime I turned it off

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Frederick Davidson?


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

    still waiting to get to the end so I can delete it, which will be my most moving moment

    Any additional comments?

    narrator's sarcasm was as irratating as finger nails on a Chalk board, am still kicking myself for not getting the George Guidall version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King Rat

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 1 min)
    • By James Clavell
    • Narrated By David Case

    The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

    John says: "King Rat"
    "Great story, excellent storyteller"
    Would you listen to King Rat again? Why?

    seldom listen to any book again because I know the storyline.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of King Rat?

    when the japs found the radio, and Marlow and his 2 pals were left in their hut instead of being taken away?????

    What about David Case’s performance did you like?

    adds to, rather than detracts from the story. Very fine dialects

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


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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