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  • Poor Man's Orange

  • By: Ruth Park
  • Narrated by: Kate Hood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Continuing the history of the Irish Darcys begun in Missus and continued in The Harp in the South, this third novel of the trilogy re-acquaints listeners with the vicissitudes of slum life in a Sydney suburb. An unforgettable family and a cast of unforgettable characters enliven a story that is sometimes tragic, but often humourous, in a time of poverty and destitution, hope and promise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reading overdone

  • By Evan Pierce on 10-22-15

fan read

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

Reviewed: 05-30-15

loved it great read and well read. highly recommended to all. will read again and again

  • The Singapore School of Villainy

  • Inspector Singh Investigates Series: Book 3
  • By: Shamini Flint
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Inspector Singh is home - and how he wishes he wasn't. His wife nags him at breakfast and his superiors are whiling away their time by giving him his usual 'you're a disgrace to the force' lecture. Fortunately for Singh, there is no rest for the wicked when he is called out to the murder of a senior partner at an international law firm, clubbed to death at his desk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great read by the narrator

  • By John on 01-12-13

great read by the narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-12-13

What did you love best about The Singapore School of Villainy?

I always enjoy material written about Singapore especially fiction and I have read others in thi sseries.

What about Jonathan Keeble’s performance did you like?

I love this artists work, His command of the accents that are so diverse in the dialogue could not be faulted in this read.

  • The Lewis Man

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod. However, since swapping his life in Edinburgh for a quiet existence on Lewis, such mysteries are no longer a concern for the former detective inspector. Or so he thought. The sequel to The Blackhouse, which was selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Bookclub, and the second book in the Lewis trilogy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Visit the Outer Hebrides

  • By dumbclub on 02-10-12

superb read

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

Reviewed: 07-09-12

What about Peter Forbes’s performance did you like?

Peter Forbes read of this Peter May book is "superb". The pronunciation of the very difficult Gaelic words throughout the book are delivered perfectly. His performance makes this complex story line live.

Excellent.

  • Without Warning

  • By: John Birmingham
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

America is Gone. It’s 2003 and American forces are assembled in Kuwait for the invasion of Iraq. In Paris an assassin wakes from a coma, in the Cascades a lone hiker watches a plane fly into a mountain and just north of the Equator a modern-day pirate, a rogue-Tasmanian, is witness to the unspeakable. In one instant an inexplicable wave of energy has changed the world. From Canberra to Cairo things will never be the same.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, mixed performence

  • By John on 04-22-12

Great Story, mixed performence

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

Reviewed: 04-22-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Love this book and all 3 in the series. Great thought provoking storyline.

Did Tom Weiner do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

appalling Australian accents and pronunciation of Australian names...most disappointing.

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