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St. John, VI Virgin Islands (U.S.)
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  • Triple Crown

  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Jeff Hinkley is back for a third outing. Still a British Horseracing Authority investigator, Jeff has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA), where he has been asked to find a mole in their organization, an informant who is passing on confidential information to those under suspicion in American racing. Jeff attends the Kentucky Derby with the FACSA team, accompanying the Special Agents on a raid to a horse trainer's barn at Churchill Downs. Things do not go well.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Read

  • By Jean on 11-17-16

Accents an Issue

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

While the reader has a wonderful voice and accent when reading the words spoken by the main character, a Brit, his American and Hispanic accents are atrocious and annoying. I am, indeed sorry to make this criticism as I have thoroughly enjoyed other books read by Mr. Jarvis and would absolutely listen to any others he reads where the characters are British.

As always I enjoyed learning more about horse racing and the storyline was enjoyable. But I rarely figure out who the villain is in a Frances novel and did rather early on in this one. Also I continue to be bothered by the number of DBs in the FF books vs the DF books, I think you can bring the franchise forward without bumping up the body count!

  • Wild Horses

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550

When Thomas Lyon decides to make a movie based on an unsolved crime that shocked the horseracing world in Wild Horses, he discovers that someone will do anything - including commit murder - to make sure this story isn't told.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SIMON PREBBLE Takes Over Narration In Chapter 4

  • By Pamela on 04-20-14

One of his best!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

Very well done who done it, one of Francis' best. I enjoyed learning about filmmaking while being thoroughly entertained by the story. Excellent reader!

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  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,386

Dashing young Edmond Dantès has everything: a fine reputation, an appointment as captain of a ship, and the heart of a beautiful woman. But his perfect life is shattered when three jealous friends conspire to destroy him. Falsely accused of a political crime, Dantès is locked away for life in the infamous Chateau d'If prison. But it is there that Dantès learns of a vast hidden treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true Time-machine

  • By Ramon on 12-27-10

Perfect combination of novel and reader!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

One of my favorites by Dumas and absolutely the best reader! Perfect combination for a long, long listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trustee from the Toolroom

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584

Keith Stewart, a retiring and ingenious engineer, could not have been happier in his little house in the shabby London suburb of Ealing. There he invented the mini-motor, the six-volt generator, and the tiny Congreve clock. Then a chain of events sweeps him into deep waters and leads him to his happiest discovery yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hologram of a Decent Man

  • By Jim In Texas! on 05-28-12

Re-Record this great book with a Brit!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

What did you like best about Trustee from the Toolroom? What did you like least?

As in all Shute's books you have a tale well told - this one about an ordinary man and the lengths he goes to due his duty. Every time I read this book it affirms for me the intrinsic goodness of the nature of man and reminds me that we all influence one anothers lives in ways we may never see.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Frank Muller?

ANYONE. Specifically someone with a British Accent who could do American Accents and not vice versa.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Of Course.

Any additional comments?

I feel this book deserves to be re-recorded by a reader who knows and loves Shute. While from a technical standpoint every word can be understood, it is, in my opinion the most disappointing of all the books I have ordered from Audible because of the reader.

  • The Princess Bride

  • By: William Goldman
  • Narrated by: Rob Reiner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914

This adventure story has everything you could want: the good guy, some bad guys, the girl, sword fighting, revenge, romance, of course a happy ending, and rodents of unusual size. Join Westley the plucky farm boy, Buttercup the beautiful young maiden, Inigo Montoya the driven, embittered swordsman, and many other strange and unusual characters in this swashbuckling tale of good-natured silliness. It is read by Rob Reiner, who directed the motion picture based on this classic tale.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reservedly recommended

  • By J. Herndon on 06-10-07

Poor Audio quality

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-08

This is a wonderful story, if you could hear it. The audio quality is dreadful.

25 of 25 people found this review helpful