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Ariel Rosetti

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  • Anatomy of Evil

  • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 7
  • By: Will Thomas
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481

Cyrus Barker is undoubtedly England's premiere private enquiry agent. With the help of his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, he's developed an enviable reputation for discreetly solving some of the toughest, most consequential cases in recent history. But one evening in 1888, Robert Anderson, the head of Scotland Yard's Criminal Investigation Department (CID), appears at Barker's office with an offer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What more can I say? Perhaps PERFECTION!

  • By sonia on 07-04-17

Non-stop action

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Fantastic intrigue. Action and interaction between the characters dynamic. The book is well written and one of the best if not the best I've listened to thus far.

  • Checkmate

  • By: Nicki Bennett, Ariel Tachna
  • Narrated by: Peter B. Brooke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

When sword-for-hire Teodoro Ciéza de Vivar accepts a commission to "rescue" Lord Christian Blackwood from unsuitable influences, he has no idea he's landed himself in the middle of a plot to assassinate King Philip IV of Spain and blame the English ambassador for the deed. Nor does he expect the spoiled child he's sent to retrieve to be a handsome, engaging young man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Came for the narrator, stayed for the story

  • By Riva on 07-15-15

Riveting Love

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Checkmate to be better than the print version?

I did not know there was a printed edition.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the deep insight into the emotional, and psychological battle the lovers were struggling through and some aspects of their needs in regard to their intimacy

What does Peter B. Brooke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I never read the book

If you could take any character from Checkmate out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Raul, he was ultimately cool and he knew who he was in life.

Any additional comments?

I do hope that a sequel is in the works, fantastic story.

  • The Thief Taker

  • By: C. S. Quinn
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,073

When a girl is gruesomely murdered, thief taker Charlie Tuesday reluctantly agrees to take on the case. But the horrific remains tell him this is no isolated death. The killer’s mad appetites are part of a master plan that could destroy London – and reveal the dark secrets of Charlie’s own past. Now the thief taker must find this murderous mastermind before the plague obliterates the evidence street by street. This terrifying pursuit will take Charlie deep into the black underbelly of old London, where alchemy, witchcraft and blood-spells collide. In a city drowned in darkness, death could be the most powerful magic of all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Plague Horror--Yes; Thriller? Not quiiiite...

  • By Gillian on 02-27-17

Non-stop action and intrigue

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

Reviewed: 02-07-16

If you could sum up The Thief Taker in three words, what would they be?

The book twisted and turned with vast intrigue. I must have the rest of his titles.

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

Yes definately

What about Napoleon Ryan’s performance did you like?

His voice is sexy, intriguing and he pulls the reader deep into the story

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

The Knotted Key

Any additional comments?

I hope he writes more in this series.

20 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs

  • By: Adrienne Mayor
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Weapons of biological and chemical warfare have been in use for thousands of years, and Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs, Adrienne Mayor's fascinating exploration of the origins of biological and unethical warfare, draws extraordinary connections between the mythical worlds of Hercules and the Trojan War, the accounts of Herodotus and Thucydides, and modern methods of war and terrorism.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great read for those interested in Antiquity

  • By Christopher on 07-08-10

Poisoned Arrows

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

Reviewed: 10-24-15

What made the experience of listening to Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs the most enjoyable?

The book was fantastic as it was full of actual and mythological history in relationship to lethal weapons.It was fascinating to learn that Greece was one of the areas where the concept of lethal weaponry was first instilled into the imagination of its people through fable and myth, and how armies and individuals grasps these deadly ideas in order to deploy their enemies. The book explained in explicit detail the dreadful physical responses, often fatal to lethal weapons created throughout history.

What other book might you compare Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, & Scorpion Bombs to and why?

This is my first experience.

What about Suzanne Toren’s performance did you like?

She was wonderful

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

No

Any additional comments?

This book is also very interesting from a medical point of view.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful