Category: Audiobook

‘The Devil’s Defender’ by John Henry Browne

My Review (5 stars out of 5) (Audiobook) For forty years, lawyer John Henry Browne has defended people who some might think were undefendable.  From Facebook folk hero Colton Moore to Kandahar massacre perpetrator Sergeant Robert Bales, Browne has often taken cases that appear unwinnable. His most famous client, however, is one of America’s most…

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‘The Poisonous Solicitor’ by Stephen Bates

My Review (5 stars out of 5) In 1922, solicitor Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong was tried and found guilty of killing his wife by poisoning her with arsenic. Hanged for her murder, the case caused a scandal not only in Hay-on-Wye where he lived but across the whole country.  My first introduction to this story…

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‘Catch Me If You Can’ by Frank W. Abagnale with Stan Redding

My Review (3 stars out of 5) (Audiobook) In the nineteen sixties, American Frank W. Abagnale, while utilising several aliases, became one of the cleverest con men the world has ever seen. Posing as an airline pilot, a doctor, a lawyer, and sociology professor, he forged thousands of cheques, stayed free of charge in hundreds…

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‘Burning Ridge’ by Margaret Mizushima

My Review (4 stars out of 5) (Audiobook) Police officer Mattie Cobb and her police-dog partner, Robo, discover a burned body on an isolated ridge in Colorado.  But as the investigation into the death gets underway, Mattie finds she has familial links to the dead man, throwing her whole life into a tailspin. When three…

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‘Let’s Do It’ by Jasper Rees

My Review (5 stars out of 5) (Audiobook) In this authorised biography, the life and work of entertainer, writer, actor, comedienne and – in all likelihood – the funniest woman on TV, Victoria Wood, is laid bare in all its hysterical, heart-warming and often poignant detail.  The audiobook version includes VW’s hilarious classic, the Ballad…

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