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Jill Besterman

Jill Besterman Jersey, Channel Islands United Kingdom Member Since 2005
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  • "Reginald Hill - back to his best"

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    A marvellous, intricate story that keeps one guessing until the end. Beautifully read by Jonathan Keeble - 16+ hours of real enjoyment that I did not want to finish.

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    The Woodcutter

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

    Caroline says: "This is how audible books should be narrated"
  • "A really good story, I became total..."

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    Charlotte is a pretty, middle-class, well-educated girl with a good job and her imminent wedding to Daniel and a great future ahead to look forward to. Keisha, a mixed race single mum, is struggling after giving up her chance of further education after becaming involved with her white boyfriend, Chris, having a child and then losing her to Social Services when Chris was accused of physically abusing the little girl. A horrifying event one night in a Camden club brought these two very different girls together in an unlikely union. Neither of them was directly responsible for what had happened but it affected their lives in so many difficult ways. The life of DC Hegarty, a young copper, was also changed when he became involved in the story. The three narrators brought these main characters, plus those that surrounded them, to life in a most believable way and I really cared about the outcome as the girls fought for themselves and the men in their lives. Claire McGowan has written a super book.

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    The Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Claire McGowan
    • Narrated By Tanya Moodie, Jane Collingwood, Anthony Howell
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    What would you do if the man you love was accused of murder? Bad things never happen to Charlotte. She's living the life she's always wanted and about to marry wealthy banker, Dan. But Dan's been hiding a secret, and the pressure is pushing him over the edge. After he's arrested for the vicious killing of a nightclub owner, Charlotte's future is shattered.

    Jill Besterman says: "A really good story, I became totally involved"
  • "The Real Frost"

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    This is the real Frost, rude and crude, unlike the sanitised version shown on TV with his contrived 'romantic interludes'. Multi-layered storylines, characters that jump off the page and a satisfactory conclusion. It is really sad to think that this will be the last Frost story because of the recent death of R D Wingfield. Luckily I have all his other stories on tape and will continue to enjoy them for years to come. 'A Killing Frost' is a worthy end to the series.

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    A Killing Frost

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By R. D. Wingfield
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    The discovery of two teenage girls' bodies and a video of a snuff movie showing the death of one of the victims leaves Detective Inspector Jack Frost in a race against time before the killer can strike again.

    Jill Besterman says: "The Real Frost"
  1. The Woodcutter
  2. The Fall
  3. A Killing Frost
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Steig Larsson's brilliant second Salander novel

A fatal attraction

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