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The film is great...The novel/audiobook is excellent. Forget Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie
The Bone Collector is one of my favourite movies. The novel/audiobook, however, has to beat even the movie. There are a few differences between the two, however minor they seem. Things such as Amelia Sachs (in the novel) becomes Amelia Donaghy, the nurse in the novel is Thom and in the movie he's become Thelma. As I've already stated though these are small things so don't let them put you off the novel or audiobook.
All in all it's a good read or listen, depending on your preference. Personally I got the Kindle book with Audible narration...possibly the best of both worlds.
Here lies MADNESS!? Murder, mayhem, mystery and...
With short, make that very short, chapters it's got a pace of it's own. Couple that with the fact that it's in a diary format (leaping forwards and backwards) it sounds very confusing. It's not!!!
You soon get into the swing of this book/audiobook and find yourself trying to work out who did what, when and where. You'll be guessing until the end.
All in all a book to indulge yourself in. I'd highly recommend SILENT VICTIM to fans of murder mysteries. It's like an Alfred Hitchcock film in book/audiobook form.
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A mishmash of accents and uninteresting listing (SADLY).
The usual brilliant storytelling from Terry Pratchett.
I bought this from the Kindle store as an add-on to book...now I'm sorry I did. I found the Nigel Planer narration flat, boring and totally uninteresting. His accents for the various characters changed at times from London to northern/West country to, what seemed to be, an attempt at some form of Asian or oriental.
After hearing the BBC production I've been let down. Sadly I was looking forward to hearing this audiobook. I won't be listening to anymore Nigel Planer narrated audiobooks.
Poseidon's Gold (BBC dramatisation with Anton Lesser and Anna Madeley). Beg, borrow (but don't steal) this excellent story.
Beg, borrow (but don't steal) this excellent story.
Poseidon's Gold has been a very enjoyable listen. Sadly it's the last in the BBC full cast dramatisation starring Anton Lesser and Anna Madeley. I don't think that there'll be another production that will equal this series.
Yet another Lindsey Davis classics. How does she do it?
There couldn't be a better full cast dramatisation of The Iron Hand of Mars.
Anton Lesser (Falco) gives yet another stunning performance, along with Anna Madeley (Helena Justina), and the rest of the cast.
I'm not looking forward to reviewing the next, and sadly the last, full cast dramatisation with our favourite regular cast.
Venus In Copper is yet another great book by the great Lindsey Davis.
Venus In Copper is, dare I say it, another wonderful full cast adaptation by the BBC starring Anton Lesser as our hero/narrator. Anna Madley makes an excellent Helena Justina, the erstwhile companion to Falco.
If you listen to any of Lyndsey Davis' novels you must try these. I highly recommend them.
Yet another great book by Lindsey Davis.
What more can I say about this audio book. Great story, great cast and an altogether wonderful experience. 2 hours 41 minutes spent in the company of Anton Lesser as the hero of our story... Marcus Didius Falco. Anna Madeley plays our heroin Helena Justina, a senetors daughter and above Falco's position in life.
If you've read, or listened, to any of these stories then you know what to expect. If you're a newcomer then...WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
Seriously though, if you're thinking about purchasing this then start with the first Falco book/audiobook 'The Silver Pigs'.
An excellent follow-up (or should that be prequel) to the 'Smiley' series.
Although George Smiley isn't even mentioned in this audio book, you can somehow seem to relate this book to the Smiley ones.
With a cast such as Julian Rhind-Tut (as Magnus Pym), Bill Paterson (as Jack Brotherhood), Michael Maloney ( as Rick Magnus Pyms con artist father) and Anton Lesser (as Axel, the Czech agent Magnus has known since his teens) this has to be one for the keep shelf.
Much better than the movie but could be better with a full cast dramatisation.
I prefer a full cast dramatisation and I think this series could've been better for it.
The narrator sometimes gets the characters accents mixed, in my opinion, although it could just be me.
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An excellent series staring the wonderful Anton Lesser.
I first heard this in BBC Radio 4extra and was immediately taken by it. From the first hearing I wanted to get the audio book. Now I have I can't recommend it highly enough.
Having listened to 'The Silver Pigs' I'm eager to download the other dramatisations of the Falcon series. Anton Lesser has to have one of the best voices for this work.