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Waterloo, Ontario
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  • Six Suspects

  • By: Vikas Swarup
  • Narrated by: Lyndam Gregory
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Vicky Rai, the son of a high-profile minister, has been shot dead by one of the guests at his own party. They are a glitzy bunch, but among them the police find six strange, displaced characters with a gun in their possession, each of them steaming with a secret motive. India's wiliest investigative journalist, Arun Advani, makes it his mission to nail the murderer. In doing so, the amazing, tender and touching lives of six eccentric characters unravel before our eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is unputdownable a word?

  • By Steven on 11-25-10

Exhaustingly convoluted

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

Unfortunately this narrator's tone irritated me. I suspect it was meant to be funny in its melodrama, but if so, it failed. The tales of unchecked corruption and self-interest held no redemption. I slogged through the whole thing based on the writer's reputation, and came away tired and disappointed. Points for unbelievably twisted narrative that I could not follow, if that's praiseworthy.

  • Decider

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Free choice? There's no such thing, according to Lee Morris. Choice is pre-ordained by your personality. Stratton Park racecourse faces ruin in the hands of a squabbling family. Lee is slowly sucked into the turmoil, unwillingly on the surface but half-understanding the deep compulsions that influence his decisions. One road leads to safety, another to death. How do you know which is which?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite of all the Dick Francis novels

  • By Alison on 07-28-15

My favorite of all the Dick Francis novels

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

Reviewed: 07-28-15

There is something about the spare writing, the psychology of the main character and the compassionate exploration of what might be considered British aristocratic dysfunction that grabs me every time. The reading performance is outstanding. I have listened to this multiple times and am fed and full of appreciation each time.

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