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Noel

Elliminyt, Australia
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  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009

Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fabulous Finale

  • By Olga on 12-04-09

This was OK

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-11

I enjoyed the narrator. Great story though some of the characters went no where. The court room drama was not very extensive. It could have had a huge impact on the suspense and drama. Still, very much worth getting and becoming involved. Real beaut series. Cheers.

  • The Girl Who Played With Fire

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041

Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about sex trafficking in Sweden are murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her. Mikael Blomkvist, Millennium magazine's legendary star reporter, does not believe the police. Using all his magazine staff and resources to prove Salander's innocence, Blomkvist also uncovers her terrible past....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Joe on 10-12-09

Not Bad

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-10

Most definitely a fast start. Sure would not like to be an enemy of Lisbeth.. I enjoyed this book thoroughly.
Plenty happening to maintain interest. Narration = 10/10. Cheers..

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • worthwhile

  • By Joe on 08-01-09

Good. Very Good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-10

Started off like a slow moving train. Then it developed in the most excellent why. Real beaut characters, with strong personalities and determination. A champion listen. Well done Steig. Well done Saul Reichlin.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Things

  • By: Michael Marshall
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

One summer's afternoon four-year-old Scott Henderson walked out onto a jetty over a lake in Black Ridge, Washington State. He never came back. John Henderson's world ended that day, but three years later he's still alive. Living a life, of sorts. Until one night he receives an email from a stranger who claims to know what happened to his son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book.

  • By Noel on 09-07-10

Great book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-10

Great book. Excellent narration. I am happy with the purchase of this book. I recommend it.

  • The Lodger

  • A Tale of the London Fog
  • By: Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

An elderly couple living in Victorian London struggle against despair as their small resources dwindle. When an eccentric and mysterious gentleman answers their advertisement for a lodger, they celebrate. But as women begin dying at the hands of "The Avenger", they start to suspect something too horrific for words.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable

  • By Pamela on 06-10-04

Splendid.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-10

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good old fashion mystery. Nicely written, with very good narration. A real beaut book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Royal

  • By: Vanora Bennett
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Catherine de Valois, daughter of the French king, is brought up in the unstable environment of the royal court, where her only friend is the poet Christine de Pizana. Married to Henry V as part of a treaty, she is terrified at the idea of being married to a man who is a foreigner - an enemy and a rough soldier. Within two years she is widowed, and mother of the future king of England and France.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well now...

  • By Noel on 08-16-10

Well now...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-10

I thought this was a good listen. Lucy Scott did a good narrated job. Though I think my wife would have enjoyed it more than I. I liked the characters, though I did feel some went missing at times. Would have been a good movie back in the romantic days. A book with romance, betrayal, brutality and compassion. It was relaxing. Particularly after some of the scary brutality of some of the medieval books I have been reading/listening to lately. Worth a look for sure.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Burning Land

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator change sucks

  • By Rob on 07-26-16

Excellent Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-10

This is the second book I have enjoyed by Bernard Cornwell. The first I read , the Burning Land I listen to on my iPod. It was a great listen. Excellent narration by Stephen Perring. Very dramatic, fast, and characters easy identifiable. The brutality of that time well and truly realised. Superbly written.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Face of a Stranger

  • A William Monk Novel #1
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,085

A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • promising start to the series

  • By connie on 01-09-10

OK

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-10

Seems I will have to purchase the following books. This was a very easy listen. The characters identifiable, however no feeling of attachment. I felt lost at times. Though I did fall asleep on a few occasions. This is worth the purchase by all means. I will follow Anne Perry,s Monk.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

The Book of Unholy Mischief
    
    
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    Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    7 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • By: Elle Newmark
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

It is 1498, and the whole of Venice is abuzz. Hidden somewhere in the labyrinthine city is an ancient book, rumoured to contain thorny heresies and secrets of immeasurable power. Luciano, a penniless orphan, has been plucked from the street and taken on as apprentice to the chef at the doge's palace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Splendid

  • By Noel on 06-05-10

Splendid

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-10

Excellent. Well spoken. Out of character for my taste in books. However, I found it to be a splendid listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Dangerous Fortune

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,517

In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable Fun

  • By Rebecarol on 05-24-08

Good read.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-10

This is my third read of a Ken Follet novel. Easy read. Fast on the move book. Each character very identifiable and well place in the story. Certainly worth a listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful