The Xmas Factor is a truly brilliant story 10 out of 10, I loved it from the very start.
It is so appealing, I totally love the Christmas story with a different spin on it - wonderful story telling.
I love Kim Hicks performance, I don't have other stories read by her yet but she is going to be one of my favourite narrators to be sure.
Why it would have to be Nick, even though I don't know much about how to play music, he sounds just so gentle, caring and funny.
I have listened to this story 4 times so far and it's still only November!!! It's well worth another listen, I live in Australia and it brings "home" to me as I am British. Love it!!!!
Daniel Silva has gone back to writing a good story - but oh, the narrator was so totally wrong! I found it hard to define Gabriel Allon from the 'baddie's'!! Why or why do you pick a narrator that is not 'clear', that only mumbles or takes a breath mid sentence - very annoying?
I have all of Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon audio books and paperback books plus a lot of his other stories and I can tell you George Guidall is NOT the one to read them.
I suffered George Guidall reading The Fallen Angel but I will think twice if you use the same narrator for future Daniel Silva books!
This is a well written, well researched story, but it is sad and very real, I realise this touches a lot of peoples lives!
I feel there should be some sort of warning so that readers now it is mostly about taking your own life but also about changing another persons belief in themselves.
Maybe this story is too close to home for me as I have a grandchild with a very serious heart problem!!
I wish that I had known more of what this story was about before I had purchased it!
I have to say that I was very reluctant to listen all the way to end but I did, it ended with a bitter sweet note but oh, how I wish I had never bought this story..
Old House, Intrigue & Water
I can't think of another book I might compare Urn Burial too!
As Always Phryne Fisher
No, it wasn't
I found I had to listen to this story twice, as I didn't get all of the little clues in the first listen.
How the characters come alive
Mysteries all through the story
In the magazine office when Phryne first arrives
Its already been made into a TV series, the Miss Fisher Mysteries on the ABC
I have purchased further books in the Miss Fisher Mystery series - all excellent.
I was so looking forward to hearing the Fallen Angel as I have read the book and have all of Daniel Silva's books and audio books he is such a great story teller, but was very disappointed with the narrator!
John Lee is the best narrator of Gabriel Allon stories (or any books for that matter), close 2nd is Phil Gigante, definitely NOT George Guidall his voice was the same for the all the characters, he spoke too fast, this was not a good listen!
The narrator made such a bad job of reading this brilliant book that I was very disappointed, to the stage of returning the audio book until someone else is reading it.
In future if I see George Guidall's name as narrator I will not purchase the book!
The narrator is not very inspiring! The story seemed confusing probably because the narration was not that clear to define the characters. I don't often get an audio book that I'm not happy with, but this one definitely was not a good listen.Given the title of this book I was looking forward to a good listen but alas no!
Monotonous voice, no definition between characters.
No idea, I didn't finish listening to it.
It maybe a good book to read; I might think about it again if another narrator was reading it!
Stephanie Daniel is an extraordinary narrator, she has the wonderful talent of making you "see" the characters. Her voice is just so right for narration.
When Phryne meets Scragger in her bedroom on board ship, they say cats are intuitive about people.
Stephanie brings the whole story to life, one does'nt get the right intanation on the words of the era when reading a book.
Yes, I definitely could have sat listening to the whole story, its like chocolate you want to save some for later, I like things to look forward to.
I am a fan of the Miss Fisher Mysteries on TV. I will be downloading some more Phryne Fisher stories quite zoo from Audible.
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