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  • Western Approaches

  • By: Graham Hurley
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37

No one liked Jake Kinsey. A rich man, he turned up out of nowhere, acquired Exmouth’s trophy penthouse flat, and then bought his way into the local rowing club. And now he’s dead. D/S Jimmy Suttle, a newcomer to the Devon and Cornwall force from his old job on Major Crimes in Portsmouth, is the one detective who suspects that Kinsey has been killed. His boss, beset by budget cuts and the pressure of other cases, needs to move on. The enquiry is dead in the water.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hurley's Jimmy Suttle is a gem

  • By Steve on 03-13-17

Hurley's Jimmy Suttle is a gem

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

Reviewed: 03-13-17

What did you love best about Western Approaches?

Hurley's brings to life the Exmouth area. Jimmy Suttle character is well developed and well worth the following.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Western Approaches?

There are far to many to isolate just one - but I'd have to say his interviews with the prime suspects is well told.

Which scene was your favorite?

Don't have just one.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would if I had that kind of time.

Any additional comments?

Now onto the next in the series and can't wait

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Night School

  • A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,789
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,761

It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom - an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: A jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor - a Saudi courier seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lacking action, too descriptive

  • By Liz H on 11-14-16

Reacher gets more dopey by the book

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

Not Lee Child - Dick Hill is a fine narrator

What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Create a new creator or at least try something different. Bigger ( expect in the movies), brighter and better becomes far too predictable and boring.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Dick Hill is an excellent narrator and one can picture Reacher sounding as Hill does.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Night School?

Well to be fair I thought the book was awful - however anytime Reacher fights is plane ridiculous.

  • The Wood Beyond

  • Dalziel and Pascoe, Book 15
  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

A ravaged wood, a man in uniform long dead - this is not a World War One battlefield but Wanwood House, a pharmaceutical research centre. Peter Pascoe attends his grandmother’s funeral, and scattering her ashes leads him, too, into war-torn woods in search of his great-grandfather, who fought and died in Passchendaele.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Probably the worst Dalziel Pascoe Book

  • By Virginia on 08-12-15

Reginald Hill in fine form.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-17

What did you love best about The Wood Beyond?

The level of detail that Reg Hill imparts is truly impressive. All the characters are well developed - you are invested right from the start.

What did you like best about this story?

The back drop of the Pascoe family history.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Keeble – was your favorite?

Keeble does a masterful job with all the characters but I guess I enjoy his Peter Pascoe the most.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I had the time - yes

  • The Collaborators

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Paris, 1945. Janine Simonian stands accused of supplying information to the Nazi occupying forces that led to the arrest and torture of several members of the French Resistance ¿ and the brutal murder of her own husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seamless twining of threads

  • By Lesley on 08-29-09

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

Reginald Hill is a treasure ... beautifully written and wonderfully told.
would highly recommend to anyone interested in this time period.
Hill proves he was more than just a mystery writer, but a historian as well.
the narrator is one of the best in the business

  • Fever Dream

  • By: Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,923

At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen's tragic death, only to make a stunning - and dreadful - discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead...and why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent, spooky thriller

  • By Snoodely on 06-10-10

Pendergast at his best

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

Wonderful story, well paced. Typical twists and turns that set Pendergast apart from his piers. Would gladly recommend to all readers, but mostly those who are already fans.