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  • Head in the Sand

  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

The discovery of a severed head in a golf course bunker triggers a frantic race to find a serial killer that brings the town of Burnham-on-Sea to a standstill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One of the worst narrations

  • By Maine Knitter on 12-15-17

head in the Sand

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

The only reason I listened to this boring story was the brilliant narration and performance of Napoleon Ryan. the author lacked imagination.

  • The Keeper

  • By: Luke Delaney
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

A damp, dark cellar holds two cages. And for the women behind the bars, their worst nightmares are about to come true. When Louise Russell goes missing from her home, D.I. Sean Corrigan from South London's Murder Investigation Unit immediately senses foul play. For Corrigan's own dark childhood has given him the ability not only to recognize evil in those who prey upon the innocent, but also to see a crime scene from the eyes of the perpetrator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the Keeper

  • By Michelle on 03-17-19

the Keeper

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

fantastic, brilliant performance of Steve West made the well written and exciting story over the top. I really enjoyed the performance and the story.

  • Cold Killing

  • A Novel
  • By: Luke Delaney
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

Detective Inspector Sean Corrigan is not like other detectives. An unthinkable childhood left him with a fierce determination to protect the innocent. But it also marked him with an ability to identify the darkness in others - a darkness he recognizes still exists deep within himself. When a young man is found brutally murdered, Corrigan, responsible for South London's Murder Investigation Team, takes the case.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Are you kidding me?!

  • By Julie Campbell on 10-08-13

cold Killing

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Great and exciting Crime Story. brilliant performance of Steve West made the story fantastic. Story was well written.

  • Death Sentence

  • DI Nick Dixon, Book 6
  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

The body of an elderly man is found in an abandoned World War Two pillbox beside the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. With no obvious motive and no credible suspect, DI Nick Dixon starts digging into the victim's past. The more he digs, the deeper Dixon is drawn into a case that takes him from the cave systems beneath rural Somerset to the heart of government, and threatens to expose a military cover-up at the highest level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series deserves a wider audience

  • By Wayne on 10-12-16

Death Sentence

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

Napoleon Ryan is very talented narrator. His performance was Extraordinary and Magnificent. He was the main reason I listened to the Story.

  • The Assassin's Curse

  • Blackthorn Key, Book 3
  • By: Kevin Sands
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure - and murder - follows. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin. All that's recovered from the killer is a coded message with an ominous sign-off: more attempts are coming. So when Christopher's code-breaking discovers the attack's true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne. And when they learn an ancient treasure is promised to any assassin who succeeds, they realize the entire royal family is at stake - as well as their own lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Voices

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-08-18

the assassin's Curse

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

Napoleon Ryan is fantastic. his brilliant narration and performance made the story more exciting. Author was very lucky to have Napoleon Ryan narrate the story.

  • Lord of the Privateers

  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

The eldest of the Frobisher brothers, known as the lord of the privateers, Royd expects to execute the final leg of the rescue mission his brothers have been pursuing. What he does not expect is to be pressured into taking with him his emotional nemesis, childhood sweetheart, ex-handfasted bride, and business partner, Isobel Carmichael. But is it Isobel doing the pressuring, or his own restless, unfulfilled psyche? Isobel, unstoppably resolute and determined, has a mission of her own: find her cousin Katherine and bring her safely home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not too much nor too little

  • By jo on 01-09-17

lord of the privateers

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

The subject matter about slavery is good. if it wasn't for excellent narration of Steve West, I wouldn't waste a second on this lame and bland story. everything in this boring story achieved easily with no suspicion.

  • Dead Lock

  • A DI Nick Dixon Novel
  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Early on a cold Somerset morning, 10-year-old Alesha Daniels is reported missing by her father, a violent alcoholic. Her mother, a known drug addict, is found unconscious, but it’s her mother’s boyfriend the police are keen to trace. As the hunt for Alesha gathers pace, a second local girl is taken, plunging another family into the depths of despair. Cutting short his holiday, DI Nick Dixon races home to join the Major Investigation Team, but no sooner has he identified a network of local suspects than they begin to show up dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent as usual!

  • By Wayne on 06-12-18

Dead Lock

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

Reviewed: 01-26-19

Fantastic performance of Napoleon Ryan. He is very talented narrator. His brilliant narration kept me listening.

  • The Steady Running of the Hour

  • A Novel
  • By: Justin Go
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 70

In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson - whom he has not seen in seven years. Ashley's solicitors search in vain for Imogen, but the estate remains unclaimed. Nearly 80 years later, new information leads the same law firm to Tristan Campbell, a young American who could be the estate's rightful heir. If Tristan can prove he is Imogen's descendant, the inheritance will be his.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • strong start - but I want all those hours back!!

  • By Zzy2 on 09-20-14

Tge steady running if the hour

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

Reviewed: 01-18-19

Story was dragged too long. I only listened, because of fantastic performance of Steve West. His talent and voice is amazing. Story was too long and stupid.

  • The Rocks

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter Nichols
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 186

Set against dramatic Mediterranean Sea views and lush olive groves, The Rocks opens with a confrontation and a secret: What was the mysterious, catastrophic event that drove two honeymooners apart so suddenly and absolutely in 1948 that they never spoke again despite living on the same island for 60 more years? And how did their history shape the Romeo and Juliet-like romance of their (unrelated) children decades later?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful Dreams of Ithaca For Those in the Know

  • By SydSavvy on 09-17-15

The Rocks

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Story was scattered all over the place . the brilliant performance of Steve West kept me listening. Steve West is very talented narrator and can make a mediocre story interesting.

  • The Confounding Case of the Carisbrook Emeralds

  • The Casebook of Barnaby Adair, Book 6
  • By: Stephanie Laurens
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

When Miss Cara Di Abaccio is accused of stealing the Carisbrook emeralds by the infamously arrogant Lady Carisbrook and marched out of her guardian's house by Scotland Yard's finest, Barnaby Adair's cousin Hugo Adair takes umbrage and descends on Scotland Yard, breathing fire in Cara's defense. Hugo discovers Inspector Stokes has been assigned to the case, and after surveying the evidence thus far, Stokes calls in his big guns when it comes to dealing with investigations in the ton - namely, the Honorable Barnaby Adair and his wife, Penelope.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The confounding case the Carisbrook Emerald

  • By Michelle on 12-15-18

The confounding case the Carisbrook Emerald

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

the only reason I look listened to this book was Brilliant and extraordinary performance of Napoleon Ryan. the author was damn lucky that such a talented narrator gave life to this boring and mediocre story. Napoleon Ryan was fantastic.