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The crumbling of empire

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 07.08.2019

Excellently read, this narrative of the decline of a once-splendid hotel and its eccentric and even slightly mad occupants reveals something of the empire mentality which may help to explain the revivalist mentality of those who imagine a glorious future for Great Britain outside of the EU.

Continues a brilliant series

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.07.2019

The Aubrey/Maturin books are a mixture of nautical action (Hornblower for adults), a fascinating historical backdrop and skillfully created characters. "The Nutmeg of Consolation" is among the best in the series and - like the others - expertly read by Ric Jerrom.

Rapper crime

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 22.01.2019

Great reading, stylish dialogue, striking characters and a story that moves easily between present and past - highly colourful and absorbing.

The Moe Prager series is highly entertaining

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 27.10.2018

If like me you have read or listened to everything written by Michael Connelly and James Lee Burke and wondered where to go next for interesting characters, crackling dialogue and convincing story lines, then I suggest you turn to Reed Farrel Coleman. Stylishly read by Andy Caploe, the Moe Prager stories make excellent listening, with Moe's comments on the world around him often reminiscent of the world weariness of Philip Marlowe. Elite company, in other words.

Not for the squeamish!

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.08.2017

An excellent reading of a story which is for the most part absorbing (and rich in gore). Harry Hole fans won't be disappointed, but those who are new to the series should probably read Nesbo's earlier - equally gritty - Norwegian noir novels first. This one has a wealth of distinctive characters and a number of surprising twists in the closing chapters, even though some sections also require a certain suspension of disbelief.

Cricket v. confectionery

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.06.2017

In this gently enjoyable tale Michael Simkins narrates how his childhood passion for sweets gradually came to be replaced by a passion for cricket - a passion which was, unfortunately, not matched by any commensurate aptitude for the game.

How we got here

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 26.05.2017

A first-class reading of an absorbing book, full of fascinating insights into the development of homo sapiens.

Snakes, sex changes and meditation

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 26.05.2017

To deal with the reading first - pretty good. The story itself takes some perseverance to begin with, but its's worth keeping going. Once you get past the Buddhist flapdoodle (I'm an admirer of Buddhism, but I'm not sure how the teachings of the Buddha fit into a crime novel) and the sociological stuff on the practice of the oldest profession in Thailand, the story and the setting are so unusual that you keep going right until the (ambiguous) end.

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A winner

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 26.05.2017

The reading is first class and - as the first book in a series - makes you look forward to the rest of the Mitch Rapp novels. The characters are well-conceived and the action keeps moving. If you're a Michael Connelly or James Lee Burke fan, in other words if you have high standards in crime fiction, Vince Flynn is a top discovery.

The hunt for Nazi gold in New Orleans

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 15.02.2017

James Lee Burke is not just one of America's best crime writers - he is one of that country's best novelists in general, inventing a wealth of picturesque, larger-than-life characters and rich dialogue. In this story Dave Roubicheaux becomes involved in the search for a submerged World War II German submarine while Clete Purcell takes care of the usual mayhem on the sidelines. The reading is top class.