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  • The Drowning

  • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 6
  • By: Camilla Lackberg
  • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Christian Thydell has been receiving anonymous threats since he began writing his novel, The Mermaid. When one message, secreted within a bouquet of flowers, causes him to collapse at the book's launch party, crime writer Erica Falck is compelled to investigate. Erica’s husband, detective Patrik Hedström, meanwhile, is puzzled by the disappearance of Christian’s friend Magnus Kjellner. When a body is found frozen in the sea near Fjallbacka, he has a murder enquiry on his hands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best of the bunch

  • By BSquaredInOz on 05-13-12

ffffff

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

Reviewed: 09-27-12

What disappointed you about The Drowning?

She is run out of ideas...

What was most disappointing about Camilla Lackberg’s story?

It is a copy of Mc fadyen book

Have you listened to any of Eamonn Riley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He does good

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Drowning?

the essential idea, its is like you have read it before

  • Digital Fortress

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,460
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,472

When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage, not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released it would cripple U.S. intelligence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh...

  • By Amy on 06-19-04

funny...

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

Reviewed: 09-27-12

Where does Digital Fortress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The good ones...

What other book might you compare Digital Fortress to and why?

Like any other of Brown, in the average.

Did Paul Michael do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yep, but low quality audio.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Spain description, it seems to be colombia, nothing to do with the real spain.

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  • Mirror Image

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 617

The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn't just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole's face, a famous senatorial candidate for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who is really who?

  • By AudioAddict on 03-12-14

Nice!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-11

Would you try another book from Sandra Brown and/or Dick Hill?

Sure I will.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Happy about it in general, I,ve enjoyed the story and good reading

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Nothing, everything is ok.

Did Mirror Image inspire you to do anything?

Like what???? change my face??

Any additional comments?

No

  • Avenger

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

Ricky Colenso travels to Bosnia to volunteer as an aid worker. A few weeks later, he disappears and is never heard from again. In the fog of that horrible place, the killer, too, has vanished. In a world that has forgotten right and wrong, there are few like Cal Dexter who can settle the score. And so, years later, a worldwide chase is on and Dexter begins to draw a net around the killer. But this time the CIA must find a way to stop Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MASTERFULL

  • By James on 11-03-03

Not one of the bests...

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

Reviewed: 09-07-11

Would you try another book from Frederick Forsyth and/or Eric Conger?

May be other from Forsyth, I had read other ones better than this one, but the reading is dead boring!!!

Would you ever listen to anything by Frederick Forsyth again?

Yes.

How could the performance have been better?

With much better reading no dubt, and with less information about details with no importance for the story, to much war terminology.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Sure, the story is nice, but to much longer than it needed to be in some moments.

Any additional comments?

No

  • The Appeal

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,095

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And the ending?

  • By RJT on 01-31-08

Nice book.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-11

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

I dont know.

What did you like best about this story?

the definition and understanding of the business world and courts.

What about Michael Beck’s performance did you like?

OK, clear and good timming.

Was there a moment in the book that particular moved you?

Diferents moments...

Any additional comments?

no

  • The Stranger (originally published as The Gallows Bird)

  • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 4
  • By: Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

For the first time in English, the fourth psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Läckberg.A woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car crash. It’s the first in a spate of seemingly inexplicable accidents in Tanumshede and marks the end of a quiet winter for detective Patrik Hedstrom and his colleagues.At the same time a reality TV show is being shot in the town. As cameras shadow the stars’ every move, relations with the locals are strained to breaking point.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Translation or tone?

  • By Anna on 04-01-11

Good!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-11

What did you love best about The Gallows Bird?

The story is with flashbacks, well constructed.

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

The caracters are brilliants, very well written their feelings.

What about Eamonn Riley’s performance did you like?

Very clear speaking.

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

Thriller.

Any additional comments?

nice book.

  • The White Lioness

  • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
  • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 449

The execution-style murder of a Swedish housewife looks like a simple case, except that there is no obvious suspect. Wallander follows a lead on a determined stalker. But when his alibi turns out to be airtight, Wallander begins to realize that what seemed a simple crime of passion is actually far more complex and dangerous. Eventually, his search uncovers an assassination plot, and Wallander soon finds himself in a tangle with the secret police and with a ruthless foreign agent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great boo.

  • By Amelie on 01-17-08

Nice!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-11

Would you consider the audio edition of The White Lioness to be better than the print version?

I dont know the written version.

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

more or less, many people, many names to remember...

What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

nothing

Was there a moment in the book that particular moved you?

good in general

Any additional comments?

no

  • The Lost Symbol

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,976

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In love with books again

  • By Paul on 01-31-10

Bad bad bad...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-10

It's just as bad as the last I'd read of him, I do it to learn english, if you don't need, dont waste time and money...narrator dead boring...the plot is as incredible as the others ones, the ending is done by casuality...it's just alike everrything to the Angels and Demonds, he hasn't been thinking for five minutes about caracters, locations, plot...incredible.