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PRAHRAN, Australia
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  • The Edge

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

To the Jockey Club, the racing world would be a better place without Julius Apollo Filmer. An expert in corruption with a devastating line in witness intimidation, and proving to be a slippery character to put behind bars. Baffled, they call in undercover security agent Tor Kelsey to keep an unflinching eye on Filmer and his associates. A mission that takes him from the finest of English racecourses to the wild Canadian interior, on a luxury transcontinental train journey to end them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dick Does It Again

  • By H. Anthony on 06-13-08

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Yet another riveting plot by Dick Francis and an impeccable performance by Britton. This is one of my favourites.

  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Joanna David
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pit stop to hell.

  • By Earnest on 04-09-17

A must read

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

Reviewed: 09-24-15

This book, gripping and chilling, grabs you from an apocalyptic future and propels you through an intense narrative about a world where religion has become the cruel, sinister dictator we all secretly fear that it could.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • By: Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Kevin Khatchadourian killed several of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a teacher, shortly before his 16th birthday. He is visited in prison by his mother, Eva, who narrates in a series of letters to her estranged husband, Franklin, the story of Kevin's upbringing. A successsful career woman, Eva is reluctant to forgo her independence and the life she shares with Franklin to become a mother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • what a pity it was abridged!

  • By francesca on 04-02-14

Excellent book!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-12

Would you consider the audio edition of We Need to Talk About Kevin to be better than the print version?

Yes, it was even better than the movie.

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

When Kevin did his nuh-nuh-na-na-nuh response to his mother. Ms King portrayed it so perfectly, capturing the arrogance, spite and disdain in the child's voice in a way that chilled the listener.

  • Lord of Ice

  • By: Gaelen Foley
  • Narrated by: Emma Greene
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

Damien Knight, the earl of Winterley, is proud, aloof, and tormented by memories of war. Though living in seclusion, he is named guardian to a fellow officer's ward. Instead of the young homeless waif he was expecting, however, Miranda FitzHubert is a stunning, passionate beauty who invades his sanctuary and forces him back into society. Struggling to maintain honor and self-control, Damien now faces an even greater threat: desire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ughhhh the worst reader!

  • By Karen on 01-16-12

Narration destroys storyline

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

Reviewed: 02-01-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend the book, not the audiobook. The story is good, but the narrator has ruined it with her poor pronunciation, and her shocking depiction of the hero's voice. It becomes a huge challenge to have any respect for the hero, who is depicted as a strong, iron man, when his voice is portrayed as a sleepy, 90 year old breathless woman.

How could the performance have been better?

Probably by simply having a different narrator. Ms. Greene does not have either the vocabulary nor the voice for this job.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful