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  • Inspector Hobbes and the Curse

  • Unhuman, Book 2
  • By: Wilkie Martin
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

Set in the Cotswolds, this is the next instalment in the adventures of Inspector Hobbes, Mrs Goodfellow, and Dregs, as narrated by the still disaster-prone Andy Caplet. It is a rip roaring, funny, and moving tale of Andy's infatuation with a dangerously beautiful woman, starting off during investigations into sheep deaths and the mysterious disappearance of pheasants. These incidents appear to be connected to a rash of big cat sightings, and something horrible seems to be lurking in the woods. Is Andy cursed to be always unsuccessful in love, or is the curse something much darker, something that will arouse his primeval terrors?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A paranormal comedy that's entertaining & exciting

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-22-17

rather enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

I think the narrator has vowel dyslexia. He seems to swap them around making words sound very odd. The story is superficially enjoyable with some moments that make you laugh out loud. The predictable setups stick out like dogs bits but otherwise enjoyable.

  • Inspector Hobbes and the Blood

  • Unhuman, Book 1
  • By: Wilkie Martin
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 687

Set in a small Cotswold town, Inspector Hobbes and the Blood is a fast-paced comedy cozy mystery fantasy about the adventures of Andy, an incompetent reporter, when he is reluctantly working with Inspector Hobbes, a police detective with a reputation. Andy soon finds himself immersed in a world where not everyone is human, and a late-night visit to a churchyard nearly results in grave consequences, and a ghoulish outcome. An accidental fire leads to Andy having to doss in Hobbes's spare room.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A more realistic and mundane supernatural story

  • By Ravin on 01-20-18

it's ok

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

The book is ok but once you hear the way the narrator pronounces some of the words it takes you away from the story. I found myself saying out loud a few times "it's 'thought' not 'thot!'" There are others but I will leave that for you to discover.

  • Lock In (Narrated by Wil Wheaton)

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,514

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun! Things you might want to know:

  • By Alexis on 08-29-14

there has to be another word other than 'said'

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

Reviewed: 09-22-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

the extraordinary number of times the word 'said' is used started to drive me mad. Apart from that I enjoyed the story.

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