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Sarah

Sarah GLASGOW, United Kingdom Member Since 2009
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  • "Copying Jack Reacher a bit too much!"

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    As the title implies, Mr Child should be a bit miffed, as Mr Baldacci introduces a new character almost the twin of Jack Reacher. He is an army McGuyver, pretty much able to do anything and it called in to help a small town sheriff in W Virginia when a soon to be retired army man and his family are assassinated.

    The attention to detail is impressive and the feeling of a poor town, where nobody really cares is sad, as drugs, unemployment and illness due to the coal mining take its toll. However, it's a gripping story, and you're never sure whether the army or the mining company is the baddy; and unusually for an audiobook, there's background music and sound effects which actually add to the drama.

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    Zero Day: John Puller, Book 1

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    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
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    John Puller is a former war hero and now the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. He is a loner with few possessions by preference, but he has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable determination for finding the truth. His father was the most decorated U.S. Marine in history, but now resides in a nursing home far from his battlefield glory. Puller's older brother, also a military vet, is serving a life sentence in Leavenworth Penitentiary. Puller is called out to a remote, rural area far from any military outpost to investigate into the brutal murder of a family....

    Marcia says: "Beware loud music"
  • "Single White Female"

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    The Talented Mrs Ripley meets The Untouchables as a plain Jane typist makes friends with the seemingly out-of-her-league friends-wise colleague.

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    The Other Typist

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Suzanne Rindell
    • Narrated By Gretchen Mol
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Suzanne Rindell's The Other Typist. Read by the actress Gretchen Mol, who plays Gillian Darmody in the hit US series Boardwalk Empire. New York City, 1924: the height of Prohibition and the whole city swims in bathtub gin. Rose Baker is an orphaned young woman working as a typist in a police precinct on the lower East Side.

    Sarah says: "Single White Female"
  • "Welcome Return for Grace"

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    I'm glad this series still continues to grab your attention. Grace is suffering from lack of sleep, being a new dad has its problems. Another father/son combo are at loggerheads in the criminal world over stolen antiques. When Grace is brought in to oversee a murder investigation, he doesn't realise how close to home this job will be.

    There was a great sense of foreboding all the way through this as you knew either his wife or a vengeful ex con was out to get him - the tension was played brilliantly.

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    Dead Man's Time: Roy Grace Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Peter James
    • Narrated By Daniel Weyman
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    Some will wait a lifetime to take their revenge.... A vicious robbery at a secluded Brighton mansion leaves its elderly occupant dying. And millions of pounds' worth of valuables have been taken. But, as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, heading the enquiry, rapidly learns, there is one priceless item of sentimental value that the old woman's powerful family cherish above all else. And they are fully prepared to take the law into their own hands, and will do anything, absolutely anything, to get it back.

    Kirstine says: "A return to great form with an engrossing story"
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