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  • "Absolutely gripping"

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    Another gripping listen from Michael Robotham that had me listening compulsively over a couple of days. The plot moves along at a good pace with some fantastic twists and turns. Sean Barrett's narration is as mesmerising as ever, his dark menacing tone suits this novel perfectly.

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    Watching You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye - and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. Joe is concerned by Marnie's reluctance to talk about the past, but then she discovers a book packed with pictures, interviews with friends, former teachers, old flames and workmates Daniel was preparing for her birthday.

    Kirstine says: "First class thriller"
  • "Excellent Scandinavian crime"

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    I was getting a little fed up of Scandinavian fiction - love Mankell but not sure about Nesbo- so it took me a while to get round to listening to this. I am so pleased I finally listened! It is a superb crime novel, as good as anything Henning Mankell has ever written. It moves along at a really good pace and keeps you guessing most of the way through. The police procedural aspect of it is one of the best I have read for a long time and I love the relationship between the detective Carl and his assistant - the enigmatic Assad. Steven Pacey is one of my favourite narrators - he narrates Susan Hill's Serailler series brilliantly- and he does not disappoint here. I also really liked the use of UK regional accents. I have now downloaded book 2 in the series and cannot wait for the release of the third book in July.

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    Mercy: Department Q, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Mercy, Scandinavia's new bestselling crime phenomenon. Read by the actor Steven Pacey. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction.

    GORDON says: "excellent thriller"
  • "An outstanding debut"

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    What an amazing, unexpected listen. This is an original, gripping and compelling book that kept me guessing throughout. If like me you are a fan of Lottie Moggach or SJ Watson I would highly recommend this outstanding debut novel which is beautifully narrated by Clare Corbett.

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    The Second Life of Amy Archer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By R. S. Pateman
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett
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    Ten years ago she disappeared without a trace...now she's back. On 31st December 1999, ten-year-old Amy Archer went missing from her local playground. Her body was never found and the lives of her parents, Beth and Brian, were torn apart. On the 10th anniversary of the disappearance, Beth is alone, still struggling with the enormity of her grief and the horror of not knowing the fate of her only child. But the fear and confusion have only just begun, and Beth's world is turned upside down when a stranger knocks on her door, claiming to know what happened to Amy.

    Saffy says: "An outstanding debut"
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    Mrs Gee says: "Fantastic - loved it!!"
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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like "The Speckled Band" and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

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    Dragon says: "Entertaining and likeable"
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    A says: "Very disappointing"
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UNABRIDGED) by Michael Robotham Narrated by John Chancer

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    Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released? Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of the gang. Seven million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is. For 10 years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled, and threatened almost daily by prison guards, inmates, and criminal gangs, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.

    Linda says: "Think John Grisham rather than Michael Robotham"
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  • Dead Men's Bones (






UNABRIDGED) by James Oswald Narrated by Ian Hanmore

    Dead Men's Bones

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    Penguin presents the new unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Dead Men's Bones, the new gripping thriller from James Oswald. Morag Weatherly and her two young daughters have been shot by husband Andrew, an influential politician, before he turned the gun on himself. But what would cause a rich, successful man to snap so suddenly? For Inspector Tony McLean, this apparently simple but high-profile case leads him into a world of power and privilege.

    Lucy says: "Another great book in the series"
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    Derek says: "Oh this is good!"
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UNABRIDGED) by Tana French Narrated by Stephen Hogan, Lara Hutchinson

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    A weight-loss clinic in New York City has an offer for you - give them $5,000 and they'll make you as thin as a supermodel. You can eat whatever you want and you'll never gain an ounce. Tempted? Fledgling journalist Karen Sumner would be - if only she had $5,000. When Karen finally walks through the blue and gold doors of The Program, though, she's on the trail of the hottest story of her career.

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    Under Skriftesegl

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    Kriminalassistent Roland Benito involverer sig af private grunde meget i en sag om en ung mand, der forsvinder sporløst efter en festlig aften med sine gamle klassekammerater i Aarhus' natteliv. Da han begynder at undersøge forholdene nærmere, viser det sig, at den efterlyste kommer fra en familie med grusomme hemmeligheder. Der er ingen spor at gå efter, Tobias Abrahamsen synes sunket i jorden, men så findes en pige død under uhyggelige omstændigheder i et kloster.

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    The Killing Season

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    Conundrum: Iris Reid Mysteries, Book 1

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    The Brotherhood of the Red Nile: A Terrorist Perspective

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    As he reached the first step, he used his flashlight again, looking for trip wires, but didn't see any. He started slowly and deliberately climbing the stairs. One step closer, and he saw a pile of sticks of dynamite. He did the math and realized that if they went off, there wouldn't be anything left of the house, and certainly not of him.

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    Hunter: Crossfire, Book 2

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UNABRIDGED) by Horst Mönnich Narrated by Heinz Drache, Kurt Erhardt, Karl-Wilhelm Kuhlmann

    Prozessakte Vampir

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    • By Horst Mönnich
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    Bei einem Flugzeugabsturz soll auch der Rechtsanwalt Severin Masur unter den Opfern sein. Privatdetektiv Cross war diesem zu ersten Mal im Jahre 1945 begegnet und hatte ihm damals versprochen, ihm bei seiner Suche nach seinem im Krieg beschlagnahmten Familienschmuck zu helfen. Cross setzt sich auf die Fährte und versucht mit Hilfe seines Freundes Stoneway, die verlorenen Stücke wiederzubeschaffen. Eine spannende Jagd durch die Wirren des Zweiten Weltkriegs beginnt...

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    The Mists of Adriana - Book II

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    • By Roger M. Woodbury
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    Adriana Barrows returns to Maine following a disastrous intelligence-gathering mission in Pakistan. Unlike the extremely competent and capable woman the listener met in the first book, in Book II the listener meets the entirely "human" Adriana, one who will need to deal with her own weaknesses and frailties. Once again, the narrator tells her story, believing that from his past experiences, he perhaps alone can help her to heal.

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  • The Lie (






UNABRIDGED) by Ashley Fontainne Narrated by Andrea Emmes

    The Lie

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    • By Ashley Fontainne
    • Narrated By Andrea Emmes
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    Karmen Moncrille's name has been known throughout the world since the age of 16 when her first book shot to the top of the best-seller's list. Now everything she writes is an instant hit, and her legions of devoted fans eagerly await her next release. The mysterious Karmen always blamed debilitating panic attacks as the reason she avoided publicity and has become a recluse. Which is exactly what she wants the world to think.

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UNABRIDGED) by Conrad Jones Narrated by Ellery Truesdell

    Soft Target II: Tank: Soft Target, Book 2

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    • By Conrad Jones
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    Conrad Jones has done it again with his Alec Ramsay books. Crime thriller writing that will have you chewing your fingers as you listen!

  • The Problem with Sudden Dance: A Bryson Wilde Thriller (






UNABRIDGED) by R.J. Jagger Narrated by Dave Mallow, Robin Riker

    The Problem with Sudden Dance: A Bryson Wilde Thriller

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    • By R.J. Jagger
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    Private investigator Bryson Wilde lives in an edgy 1952 world where nothing is black and white, cigarettes dangle from ruby-red lips, and even the simplest case has more dangerous twists than whiskey-soaked jazz. He's had gritty murder investigations before. Lots of them. But this one's different. In this one, he's the prime suspect. In this one, more than one person is out to kill him, and for more than one reason.

  • Alex [Danish Edition] (






UNABRIDGED) by Pierre Lemaitre, Elisabeth Ellekjær (translator) Narrated by Peter Milling

    Alex [Danish Edition]

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    • By Pierre Lemaitre, Elisabeth Ellekjær (translator)
    • Narrated By Peter Milling
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    Alex Prévost bliver brutalt overfaldet på åben gade og smidt ind i en hvid varevogn. Hendes kidnapper efterlader hende nøgen i et bur flere meter over jorden i en forladt fabriksejendom. Dagene går, og tiden er ved at rinde ud. Bliver det sulten, tørsten eller kulden, der gør det af med Alex først?

    Bortset fra et enkelt usikkert øjenvidne har kriminalkommissær Camille Verhoeven ingen spor at gå efter - ingen identitet på ofret, ingen savnede og ingen mistænkte.