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  • The Last Crocodile Hunter

  • By: Bob Irwin, Amanda French
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Bob Irwin's extraordinary life as a wildlife pioneer, father to wildlife warrior Steve and founder of Australia Zoo, told in his own words. Bob Irwin grew up in the Dandenong Ranges, where his passion for wildlife was born. A near-death experience while working as a plumber made Bob realise he needed to follow his dreams, so he and his wife, Lyn, moved their young family to Queensland, where they opened a wildlife park on the Sunshine Coast. The Irwin children grew up in and around the Beerwah Reptile and Wildlife Park.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • croc this

  • By Tracey on 05-11-18

croc this

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-18

This book is a well read story giving insight into the Irwin family a look at how steve Irwin become the animal saviour that he was a very good book

  • The Generals

  • Wellington and Napoleon 2
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

The Generals is the compelling second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Wellington and Napoleon quartet. In the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte stands accused of treachery and corruption. His reputation is saved by his skill in leading his men to victory in Italy and Egypt. But then he must restore order in France and find peace or victory over her enemies: England and Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Historical Fiction

  • By Jean on 12-28-16

to 1895

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-18

so far having listened to youngbloods and the generals they are a good book jonathan keeble has done a good job of reading these bringing characters to life via words will need the next book to continue .

  • Stillhouse Lake

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,852

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband's crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace. But just when she's starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake - and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • imagine Capt. Kirk as a cheerleader

  • By friendlykitty on 09-20-17

still what

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

not too bad a book a bit heavy on the kids referances all the way through might have been better read

  • Dark Justice

  • Sean Dillon Series, Book 12
  • By: Jack Higgins
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

It is night in Manhattan. The president of the United States is scheduled to have dinner with an old friend, but in the building across the street a man has disabled the security and stands at a window, a rifle in his hand. The assassination doesn't go according to plan, but this is only the beginning. Someone is recruiting a shadowy network of agents with the intention of creating terror. Their range is broad, their identities masked, their methods subtle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AudioBook not recommended--better to read

  • By Margaret Wood on 02-07-18

more lives than a cat

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-17

sean dillon has more lives than a cat a good listen but getting a little predictable as the series go,s on but what the heck will still buy and listen to them

  • The Sea Detective

  • By: Mark Douglas-Home
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Cal McGill is an Edinburgh-based oceanographer, environmentalist and one-of-a-kind investigator. Using his knowledge of the waves - ocean currents, prevailing winds, shipping records - McGill can track where objects came from or where they've gone. It's a skill that can help solve mysteries ranging from disappearances to murder. Two severed feet wash up on two different islands off the coast of Scotland. Forensics shows that the feet belong to the same body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply a great book

  • By William Michael Dunn on 04-10-16

sea what

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-17

not a bad story but seems to be several things going on at once ,family issues and part detective story .David Monteath is a good narrator don,t find all the plots happening really work together.

  • Three Crooked Kings

  • Three Crooked Kings, Book 1
  • By: Matthew Condon
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Three Crooked Kings is the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. At its core is Terence Murray Lewis, deposed and jailed former police commissioner. From his entry into the force in 1949, Lewis rose through the ranks, becoming part of the so-called Rat Pack with detectives Glendon Patrick Hallahan and Tony Murphy under the guiding influence of Commissioner Frank Bischof.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • kings

  • By Tracey on 10-02-17

kings

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-17

possibly a good doco book well read but flits all over the place hard to get interested in even though the narrator is good couldn,t get passed first few chapters

  • The Meating Room

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 5
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

When the body of Thomas Magner's business partner is found dead in his car on the outskirts of Anstruther, all evidence points to suicide. And Magner himself, a wealthy property developer, is currently under investigation for a series of alleged rapes from thirty years ago.In total fifteen women are prepared to go to court to testify against Magner but one by one they inexplicably withdraw their complaints until only five remain. With the CPS now reconsidering its case, one of Magner's accusers is killed in a hit-and-run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • meat and greet

  • By Tracey on 09-28-17

meat and greet

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-17

DI Gilchrist again more drama in fyfe area for the police to sort out im am well hooked to these books have nearly run out of them

  • The Killing Connection

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 7
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

A woman's body is washed up on the rocks by the castle ruins in St Andrews, with evidence of strangulation and no ID. Two weeks into the case, and DCI Andy Gilchrist is no closer to identifying her. A call from another woman claiming to be the dead woman's friend could be his first break, but when Gilchrist turns up to interview her, she is missing. Three days later her throttled corpse is found, and the investigation intensifies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • killing time

  • By Tracey on 09-28-17

killing time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-17

another good story for the DI Gilchrist fans plenty of suspence or a little graphic in detail but well read

  • Life for a Life

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 4
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Will DCI Andy Gilchrist end up like the others - dead, beheaded on a beach? The middle of winter in St Andrews. When a young woman's half-naked body is found on Fife's Coastal Path, frozen and with remnants of a rope manacle around her wrist, DCI Andy Gilchrist is given the case. Gilchrist's investigation uncovers a bloody trail of shootings and executions that lead him to the heart of a trafficking war. Links to Scotland's foremost criminal family, the Home Office, and a killer intent on expanding his territory, pull Gilchrist deeper into this murderous web until he comes face to face with the most dangerous man he has ever met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • life

  • By Tracey on 09-01-17

life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-17

What made the experience of listening to Life for a Life the most enjoyable?

these are a good series well read a time pretty graphic but that is a thiller for you

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

it keeps you wondering what next is coming

What about David Monteath’s performance did you like?

i like the reader he brings characters to life in voice Gilchrist becomes a person you could see in character

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

as above life for a life

  • Dark Suits and Sad Songs

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It's clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging on by a thread, and his sidekick, DS Scott, wrestling with his own demons, Daley's world is in meltdown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • suits

  • By Tracey on 08-07-17

suits

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Suits and Sad Songs to be better than the print version?

haven,t read print version but i am hooked on D,C,I,Daley books now

What other book might you compare Dark Suits and Sad Songs to and why?

the monkets raincoat an elvis cole .joe pike book good plot

What about David Monteath’s performance did you like?

he is all round good reader characters are good like D,S Scott

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

no just enjoyed a good book now to next in series