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  • Bad Luck and Trouble

  • Jack Reacher 11
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff` Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

You DO NOT MESS with the Special Investigators!The events of 9/11 changed Jack Reacher’s drifter life in a practical way. In addition to his folding toothbrush, he now needs to carry photo ID to get around. Yet he is still as close to untraceable as a human being in America can get. So when a member of his old Army unit manages to get a message to him, he knows it has to be deadly serious. The Special Investigators always watched each other’s backs. Now Reacher must put the old unit back together

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME

  • By Garry on 01-25-18

Don't mess with the Investigators

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

Jack with some of his old team. Not the usual loner this time, but still good, revenge, naive baddies, a little laboured with the constant drives through LA, but overall enjoyable.

  • Against a Dark Background

  • By: Iain M. Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Sharrow was once the leader of a personality-attuned combat team in one of the sporadic little commercial wars in the civilisation based around the planet Golter. Now she is hunted by the Huhsz, a religious cult which believes that she is the last obstacle before the faith's apotheosis, and her only hope of escape is to find the last of the apocalyptically powerful Lazy Guns before the Huhsz find her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The 'A-Team' set between planets and stars

  • By Jacobus on 08-12-12

Slow and boring

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

Reviewed: 12-11-12

I usually like Ian Banks, his stories take a bit of getting into, but in the end they usually turn out ok. this book had the usual slow start and didn't get slightly interesting till the third part. However this soon fizzled out to a complete anti-climax.
Not recommended,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Worth Dying For

  • Jack Reacher 15
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

There’s deadly trouble in the wilds of Nebraska… and Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing eight-year-old girl, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Jack Reacher classic

  • By Lia on 10-20-11

Page turning stuff !

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

Reviewed: 04-25-12

Great character, brutal but sometimes touching.
Good old fashioned good guy versus lots of bad guys.

  • Wild Horses

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Dick Francis Classic

  • By Rosemary on 10-10-11

Another Dick Francis Classic

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

Reviewed: 10-10-11

Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Banker

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Tim Ekaterin's merchant bank, like all banks, only invests in sure things. Now he's about to involve it in ₤5 million of prime horseflesh, a stallion called Sandcastle. Top breeders reckon it's the safest bet in racing. But racing doesn't just attract the money men of the city. It's riddled with all kinds of dubious dealmakers. People who don't think twice about breaking bones. People to whom no bet is safe until it's paid in blood, Ekaterin's blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sue me -- I love D. Francis

  • By Nina on 12-04-07

Another Dick Francis Classic

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

Reviewed: 10-10-11

Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.

  • Crossfire

  • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

From international bestselling author Dick Francis and his son Felix comes a gripping new racing thriller. Captain Thomas Forsyth’s tour of Afghanistan is cut brutally short when he’s badly wounded by a roadside bomb. Tom’s world is torn apart by the injury - the Army is his life. Six months of recuperation leave is a daunting prospect - but not as bleak as the probability of never rejoining his regiment. Tom returns to Lambourn, to his childhood home, where his mother is a racehorse trainer and the ‘First Lady’ of racing.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Martin Jarvis = 10 stars, story = 1

  • By Persephone Magdalene on 05-11-15

Another Dick Franics Classic

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

Reviewed: 10-10-11

Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.

  • Proof

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

At an annual party to celebrate the success of the racing season, everything seemed to be running well to form, including the need for more champagne. Then a runaway horsebox ploughed into the marquee. A witness to the terrible death and destruction, wine merchant Tony Beach knows it is just one of those tragic accidents. But when his expert advice is called into play over sub-standard alcohol in a local night club, connections start to click, and another person dies, horribly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner for this ex-jockey

  • By Nina on 03-13-07

Another Dick Francis Classic

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

Reviewed: 10-10-11

Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.

  • Driving Force

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Jockey Freddie Croft thought he’d left the perils behind him when he retired from the jump game. These days he was happy to transport horses from their stables to the races. Until one of his drivers picked up an unlicensed passenger. And brought him back dead. The corpse on the doorstep was Freddie’s unwelcome introduction to the shadowy, big money conspiracy which muscled into his business and started to threaten his life. But Freddie was a fighter, and winning was in his blood....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Dick Francis Classic

  • By Rosemary on 10-10-11

Another Dick Francis Classic

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

Reviewed: 10-10-11

Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.

  • Come to Grief

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Sid Halley, the ex-champion jockey turned investigator who appears in Odds Against and Whip Hand, is back and facing new dilemmas and dangers. The opening finds him having uncovered an obnoxious crime committed by a friend whom he, and everyone else, has held in affection bordering on love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narrator! Classic Dick Francis

  • By C. Johnson on 01-23-10

Another Dick Francis Classic

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

Reviewed: 10-10-11

Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.

  • Whip Hand

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Sid Halley had one good hand and another made of metal. Five hundred pounds of horse had landed on him, directly ending his career as a brilliant jockey - and indirectly ending his marriage to the woman he loved. He had become a private investigator, quite a good one, though his new life could never erase the haunting memories of his past glories.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, very British

  • By Dennis on 02-21-10

Another Dick Francis Classic

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

Reviewed: 10-10-11

Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.