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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-14

Interesting idea, but I found it a bit confusing

What did you like best about In Her Blood? What did you like least?

Different storyline with a detective who is a drug addict. Seems unlikely, but who knows?

If you’ve listened to books by Annie Hauxwell before, how does this one compare?

First one.

Was In Her Blood worth the listening time?

Not really. Unusually for me., I didn't finish it. Kept losing the plot and had a hard time keeping the characters straight.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-14

Grisham in Top Form

Where does Sycamore Row rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top ten. Fantastic gripping story. Spot on narration.

What did you like best about this story?

Grisham is in top form weaving a suspenseful courtroom plot with great characterizations.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The courtroom video scene is the highlight of the book. Very emotional.

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

Lettie's forgiveness of Ansell.

Any additional comments?

Grisham has written one of his best and the outstanding narration brings it to life. Didn't want it to end.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-13

Wonderful combination of author and actor

What did you like most about The Cuckoo's Calling?

A good story with memorable and colourful characters.

What did you like best about this story?

Robert Glenister's acting. He is absolutely amazing and brings the book to life.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All the scenes from familiar London locales.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Even though it's a bit far fetched, I've met enough real characters in London like these in the book to help it be believable.

Any additional comments?

Please can we have another... soon?

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-12

Great author, Brilliant narrator

I have enjoyed every one of Ken Follet's historical novels and this is certainly one of his best. But, what really makes the audiobook special is the narrator, John Lee. I am in awe of his narration skills and have begun to search for his books, regardless of the author. Thank you John for bringing great books to life.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-12

A good listen, if a bit confusing at times

I'm a fan of Gerald Seymour, but I think it might be better to read this book rather than listen to it. The plot of MI5 agents seeking revenge for the death of a former colleague takes place in the Costa del Sol. So many characters are introduced, without much background on each, that it was rather confusing to keep track of them all. However, it's a good story, with a rather dark depiction of in the post crash Costa and some very scary Russian mobsters- sort of "costa noir". The action drags a bit at times and some of the characters are poorly drawn with rather naff dialogue. Nevertheless, it kept me interested and I was on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what how it ends.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-11

Another wonderful Jeffrey Archer story

Couldn't stop listening. Another great Jeffrey Archer story. Wonderful characters and fast moving plat. Superb narration. Can't wait for the next instalment.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-10

One of the best narrators I've heard

Christian Rodska really makes this book come alive. You can imagine sitting next to Churchill himself reading the book. His accent and interpretation are spot on. And he is equally adept at other character accents in the book. I really enjoyed listening to it and became absorbed in both the story and in Churchill's splendid use of the language.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-05-09

Another Winner from Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly just seems to get better with each new book. I couldn't put it down. It's a very topical story about the demise of the newspaper industry, internet identity theft, plus the usual dose of heroes and villains. Wonderful narration combined with excellent audio production quality. You won't be disappointed.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-08

pizza in paradise

I thought this book was absolutely delightful and was disappointed when it finished. I read some very negative reviews from UK readers on Amazon and almost didn't purchase the audio book. I'm glad I did. It's a lighthearted love story- love for football (the american version), love for all things Italian, and regular old boy-girl love. I'm a fan of 'futball americano' so quite enjoyed the story of the washed up quarterback who finds not just his game, but his humanity and appreciation for what's really important in life when he is 'deported' to the Italian version of the NFL. John Grisham's descriptions of Italian food made me hungry and I've now put Parma on my list of Italian cities to visit. OK- so this isn't your typical Grisham legal thriller, but he's a wonderful writer, whatever the genre.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-07

Absolutely absorbing

I had always meant to read this book, but never quite got around to it. The size of the volume might have had something to do with it. I even hesitated to purchase the audiobook when I saw that it required four separate downloads. However, I am really happy it did. I couldn't put it down. What a great story. It was Ken Follet's passion and it shows. Richard Grant does a fabulous job of narration. Not only is his voice a pleasure to listen to - he handles the various characters beautifully. Buy this book. You won't regret it.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful