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Tracey

craigmore, Australia | Member Since 2012

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  • Silks

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    When defence barrister Geoffrey Mason hears the judge's guilty verdict, he quietly hopes that a long and arduous custodial sentence will be handed down to his arrogant young client. That Julian Trent only receives eight years seems all too lenient. Little does Mason expect that he'll be seeing Trent again much sooner than he'd ever imagined....

    A User says: "Another Dick Francis Classic"
    "silks"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes it was a good book very much like his syd halley books


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Silks?

    when he finally get the trent guy


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the stepple chase at cheltenham


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Japantown: A Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Barry Lancet
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie recently inherited a stake in his father’s Tokyo-based private investigation firm, which means the single father of six-year-old Jenny is living a busy intercontinental life, traveling to Japan to acquire art and artifacts for his store and con­sulting on Brodie Security’s caseload at home and abroad.

    Marci says: "Lancet is about to be discovered"
    "J TOWN"
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    What did you like best about Japantown? What did you like least?

    the japanese side is not to bad but on the other side brodie seem pretty uninformed the bad guys sound like ninja but he has no prior knowledge of people like them it is a bit erratic


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    yeah well


    What aspect of George Newbern’s performance would you have changed?

    not to bad but a bit flat


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fort

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Robin Bowerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    A stand-alone battle book, set this time in the eighteenth-century in the rebellious colony of Massachusetts.This new novel takes place during the very early days of the rebellion, or the War of Independence, before Washington and before the organization of a colonial army. A small British fleet with a few soldiers on board had sailed in to be met, to their surprise, with an overwhelming strength of local militia.

    Tracey says: "fort what"
    "fort what"
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    Would you try another book from Bernard Cornwell and/or Robin Bowerman?

    i like the sharpe series robin bowerman was alright as the narrator but the story could have been a lot better a bit dissapointing after the sharpe books


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    a think a little less of the letter extracts and more on the storyline the ending is also a bit flat not one of bernards better books


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

    i think he brings some characters to life


    Do you think The Fort needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no not really one like that is enough


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Horrie the War Dog: The Story of Australia's Most Famous Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Roland Perry
    • Narrated By David Tredinnick
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In the harsh Libyan desert in the middle of the second world war, Private Jim Moody, a signaller with the First Australian Machine Gun Battalion, found a starving puppy on a sand dune. Moody called the dog Horrie. Much more than a mascot, Horrie's exceptional hearing picked up the whine of enemy aircraft two minutes before his human counterparts and repeatedly saved the lives of the thousand-strong contingent.

    Tracey says: "horrie hero"
    "horrie hero"
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    What made the experience of listening to Horrie the War Dog the most enjoyable?

    the mateship and the banding together of the men in conflict


    What other book might you compare Horrie the War Dog to and why?

    bill the bastard another good story of friends and animals in the war


    Which scene was your favorite?

    yes he has done his research well


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

    nothing david tredinnick is a very good storyteller and make it interresting to listen too


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharpe's Sword: The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812: The Sharpe Series, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Rupert Farley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Richard Sharpe, who alone can recognise the top French spy, is under orders to capture him alive. Richard Sharpe is once again at war. But this time his enemy is just one man - the ruthless Colonel Leroux. Sharpe's mission is to safeguard El Mirador, a spy whose network of agents is vital to British victory. Sharpe is forced into a new world of political and military intrigue.

    Tracey says: "not so sharpe"
    "not so sharpe"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    it was just bearable the book was probably a good book but the narrator isn,t the best for the story i think i have been spoilt with the sharpes books read by sean bean who played sharpe in the series


    What other book might you compare Sharpe's Sword: The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 to and why?

    sharpes tiger the story and fight scences


    What aspect of Rupert Farley’s performance would you have changed?

    the voice tends to drone a little and can be dull


    Did Sharpe's Sword: The Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812 inspire you to do anything?

    go back and listen to some earlier books read by sean


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Odds Against

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (96)

    Amazing what bodily injury could do for a man. A fall from a racehorse had left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. And now a bullet wound was helping him find one. He'd been with a detective agency since his racing accident, but it wasn't until some two-bit hoodlum drilled a slug into his side that he was sent out on a case of his own. That was where he met Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again.

    Alex says: "Dick Francis"
    "sid halley classic"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes dick francis writes a good story plenty going on to keep you interrested


    What other book might you compare Odds Against to and why?

    crossfire and whiphand


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

    yes having listened to several dick francis books read by him


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

    halleys crippled hand being smashed up again by the crooks need the series in sequence


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Shoes, White Lines and Blackie: Les Norton, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
    • Narrated By Dino Marnika
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    All Les Norton wanted was a quiet coffee and Sacher cake at the Hakoah Club in Bondi, and to be left alone to sort out his troubled love life. How he let notorious conman Kelvin Kramer talk him up to Surfers Paradise for five days, Les will never know. He went along expecting some relaxation in the sun, the chance to earn a little money, and possibly a little fresh romance. Les definitely got the earn. He certainly got the girl. But what Norton mainly got in Surfers Paradise was trouble. In a size 40 Double-D cup.

    Tracey says: "white shoes"
    "white shoes"
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    Would you listen to White Shoes, White Lines and Blackie again? Why?

    yes i like norton and company


    What did you like best about this story?

    the way norton is sometimes lead to do stupid things and stitching up poor warren


    Have you listened to any of Dino Marnika’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    they are about the same as all his performances


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    norton on the coast


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Refusal: A Dick Francis Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Felix Francis
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He’d been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances.

    Tracey says: "refusal"
    "refusal"
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    What made the experience of listening to Refusal the most enjoyable?

    felix and dick francis book are a good listen the narrator brings the book to life


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    it was interesting good story plot


    What about Martin Jarvis’s performance did you like?

    very similar to tony britton in the reading style


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    refuse and you die


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clancy's Crossing

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Evan Green
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    They say no one from the convict settlement of Sydney Town crossed the steep ranges of the Blue Mountains until 1813. But the quick-witted convict Clancy Fitzgerald did it in 1798, dragging with him the proud - but reluctant - Eliza Philips. Faced with constant danger and wrenching isolation, Clancy and Eliza found themselves pale-skinned strangers in a land of ancient traditions and spiritual beliefs.

    Tracey says: "clancy tale"
    "clancy tale"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    the narrator getting the voices right the aboriginals sound weird his english voice and irish are ok but the native is annoying the story also make the aboriginals seem wrong in there tribal ways and bushcraft are a lot differant to the books


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    didn,t make it that far hard to get through


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Richard Aspel?

    maybe but was very disappointed


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

    disappointment the other evan green book was okay


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Horses

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Valentine, a blind, confused old man on his deathbed, seeking his peace with God, makes his last confession to a visiting friend, Thomas Lyon, mistaking him for a priest. This puts Thomas in a moral dilemma. Wild horses wouldn't drag from a priest the secrets of the confessional. Engaged in directing a film set in the world of racing, Thomas finds that the solution to this quandary could mean the difference between life and death.

    Doug Wilkie says: "You have to love a good Francis novel."
    "wild horses"
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    Would you listen to Wild Horses again? Why?

    yes probably dick francis books are rereadable and are a good listening book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the racing scene seem to hold a lot of corruption and secrets the books incline


    Have you listened to any of Tony Britton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes he seems to have a knowledge of the racing and jockey life


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

    not much he seems to bring the book together


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Will of the Tribe: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    The aborigines, who knew how many eagles flew over their inland desert, must have known who put the dead white man into Lucifer's Couch. But no one in Hall's Creek, white or black, reported seeing the stranger - and there were no tracks around the meteor crater. Was the murder done by whites or blacks or by both in collusion? Bony listened to the ancient tribal legends and found truth nobody wanted to believe.

    Tracey says: "legends"
    "legends"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes arthur upfield is a good storyteller reminds you of the era that was the life in australia in those times


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Will of the Tribe?

    the hunt for clues in the crater


    What about Peter Hosking’s performance did you like?

    peter hosking seem as always to read the characters well


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    the tribe and legends


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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