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Janelle

moree, Australia
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  • A Painted Smile

  • By: Frances Fyfield
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Young, rich widow Diana Porteous has inherited a vast collection of paintings, but she feels without purpose again. Then her beloved stepgrandson comes up with the idea for an exhibition of portraits with the title A Question of Guilt. It starts as a joke, but soon they are preparing the huge wine cellar of the old schoolhouse by the sea, in spite of those with misgivings as to its suitability.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Banal

  • By Janelle on 08-14-17

Banal

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

Disappointing story. As usual Sean Barratt was a great narrator. A bit silly really. Don't bother.

  • The Old North Road

  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Ralph Drayton, a disgruntled writer in search of Green Man legends in the countryside, comes across the site of a car crash on the isolated Old North Road. The young couple in the car seem unhurt, but strangely, they resist his offers to help them to the nearby village. His chance encounter soon becomes more than he bargained for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • too short

  • By Janelle on 10-01-15

too short

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

I was just getting into the whole story. And....it ends. More please. what happens next?

  • A Wanted Man

  • Jack Reacher 17
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose patched with silver duct tape - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia, so he doesn't quit. And at last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman. But within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good to see Reacher is back

  • By Chris on 09-06-12

Great

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

Reviewed: 06-01-14

I love this series. Intricate plot. Fantastic characters. Great final twist. Jack Reacher Rules. O.K. More please Mr Child.

  • Mindfield

  • By: William Deverell
  • Narrated by: Steve Scherf, Maggie Scherf
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 59

It is 20 below in Montreal, and for the first time in 25 years detective Kellen O’Reilly is going to pieces. Flashbacks frequently take him back to the psychiatric clinic of Coldhaven Manor and the terrifying experiments of Dr. Gregor Satorius.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic narration for a great story

  • By Marc on 04-24-14

Don't waste your money this is really bad!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-14

Sorry I could not listen for more than 10 minutes. Maybe the story was great but the quality was bad and the narration was even worse.

2 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Police

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

The police urgently need Harry Hole. A killer is stalking Oslo’s streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can’t help anyone. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can’t protect anyone. Least of all himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Say it ain't so Jo

  • By Joseph on 10-08-13

Great great great

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

Reviewed: 05-19-14

Fantastic book , great series. Everything about this book is perfect. Well plotted. Enthralling .

  • The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins

  • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

From new words such as "bling" and "email" to the role of text messaging and other electronic communications, English is changing all around us. Discover the secrets behind the words in our everyday lexicon with this delightful, informative survey of English, from its Germanic origins to the rise of globalization and cyber-communications. Professor Curzan approaches words like an archaeologist, digging below the surface to uncover the story of words, from the humble "she" to such SAT words as "conflagration" and "pedimanous."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Whole Nine Yards

  • By Dubi on 05-15-17

Great fun

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

Reviewed: 01-15-14

All the strange stops and starts of the English Language explained succinctly, intelligently and with whimsy.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

  • Book 14 in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

As Botswana awaits the familiar blessing of the rains and their eternal cycle, upheaval is taking place at the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Not only is Mr J. L. B. Matekoni attempting to reform himself into a modern husband but, following her marriage to Phuti Radiphuti, Mma Makutsi has joyful news.With the arrival of an heir to the Double Comfort furniture empire and Mma Makutsi busy with motherhood, cobras and a senior aunt, Mma Ramotswe must grapple alone with tea-making, detective work and a new uncertainty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another lovely visit with Mma Ramotswe

  • By Canberra Dilettante on 04-19-14

Addictive

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

Reviewed: 01-03-14

I can't get enough of these books. So well written I feel I have known the characters all my life

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  • The Black Country

  • By: Alex Grecian
  • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3

When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village - and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest - the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad. But Inspector Day and Sergeant Hammersmith have no idea what they're about to get into, and the more they investigate, the more they realise they may never be allowed to leave.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Atmospheric ingenious graphic

  • By Janelle on 01-03-14

Atmospheric ingenious graphic

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

Reviewed: 01-03-14

I listened to this book while driving between Brewarrina and Burke in outback NSW. The temperature was 46 degrees celcius and the no car ac. I loved the description of the cold and the snow.

  • Somebody Killed His Editor

  • Holmes & Moriarity, Book 1
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 596

Thanks to an elderly spinster sleuth and her ingenious cat, Christopher Holmes has enjoyed a celebrated career as a bestselling mystery writer. Until now. Sales are down and his new editor is allergic to geriatric gumshoes. On the advice of his agent, he reinvents his fortyish, frumpy, recently dumped self into the sleek, sexy image of a literary lion, and heads for a Northern California writers conference to try and resurrect his career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Somebody Killed His Editor

  • By Murphy Irene on 02-04-13

Even the gay sex is boring

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

Reviewed: 08-10-13

Boring banal. Trite silly sexy bits that add nothing to the plot. Silly plot , romance, and men looking into each others eyes like school kids. Even the murders were boring. AND God help the literary world- it's the first of a series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Museum of Curiosity: Complete Series 5

  • By: BBC
  • Narrated by: John Lloyd, Jimmy Carr
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

The Museum of Curiosity is hosted by the Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, Professor John Lloyd C.B.E. (of Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder and QI fame), and the comedian Jimmy Carr. The Museum invites three guests, a mixture of entertaining experts and expert entertainers, to donate one item each to the museum and explain why it deserves a place in the museum. Ever since someone gave the museum the Big Bang it's been expanding at an alarming rate, and now there's no looking back without the aid of a huge telescope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody fantastic !,,

  • By Janelle on 06-29-13

Bloody fantastic !,,

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

Reviewed: 06-29-13

I came across this series completely by accident and love it. This is one of the most refreshingly interesting and funny things I have heard in years.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful