LISTENER

Daniela

  • 38
  • reviews
  • 45
  • helpful votes
  • 166
  • ratings
  • The Black Friar

  • Damian Seeker 2
  • By: S. G. MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

London, 1655, and Cromwell's regime is under threat from all sides. Damian Seeker, Captain of Cromwell's Guard, is all too aware of the danger facing Cromwell. Parliament resents his control of the army while the army resents his absolute power. In the East End of London, a group of religious fanatics plots rebellion. In the midst of all this, a stonemason uncovers a perfectly preserved body dressed in the robes of a Dominican friar, bricked up in a wall in the crumbling Black Friars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next one

  • By Genny F on 15-08-17

S G MacLean is a master story teller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I have loved all S G MacLean's books and this didn't disappoint. I disagree with all comments made about the narrator.

  • Ragdoll

  • By: Daniel Cole
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 519

Translated into over 30 languages, Ragdoll is a rocket-paced serial killer thriller with twists and turns you won't see coming. You will not be able to stop talking about this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Ride!

  • By Simon on 11-02-17

Wanted to love it

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-18

but sadly not for me. Potentially a great book, but too many characters I didn't care about and a plot that was a bit flabby.

  • White Silence

  • Elizabeth Cage, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Kate Scarfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,028

Elizabeth Cage is a child when she discovers that there are things in this world that only she can see. But she doesn't want to see them, and she definitely doesn't want them to see her. What is a curse to Elizabeth is a gift to others - a very valuable gift they want to control. When her husband dies, Elizabeth's world descends into a nightmare. But as she tries to piece her life back together, she discovers that not everything is as it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By mollyeyre on 23-09-17

Disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-17

This story veered between greatness and apathy. Started well and dribbled to a sad end somewhat like the shower scene in Dallas when it all turned out to be a dream and Bobby was still alive!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Nightmare

  • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

What goes around comes around. Jack Nightingale learned that as a cop and discovered that it was just as true in the world of the supernatural. His life changed forever on the day he failed to stop a young girl throwing herself to her death. Ever since, he’s been haunted by thoughts that he could have done more to save her. Now her cries for help are louder than ever. Is she trapped in eternal torment? Or are the forces of darkness torturing and deceiving him in order to regain the ultimate prize – his soul?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Saved by a decent ending.

  • By TinaF on 14-02-16

only one fault.....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-17

loving this series of books, but wondering why Stephen Leather has a habit of writing female characters in such a negative light - he must have witnessed a lot of negative controling women in his life 😣

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,062
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,812

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By joanna Prendergast on 30-06-17

Caught me off guard

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-17

I found this book a little slow to get started and the characters a bit scratchy until the layers were peeled away, but boy the ending..... didn't see it coming and it really got me on the emotional department. There were tears. Highly recommend

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,887

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Caught me off guard

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-17

I thought this was going to be another over hyped best seller that didn't stack up...... but boy was I surprised. I was gripped from the outside, by the storyline and the exceptional narration. I didn't see the twists until they hit me in the face. Clever, clever, clever and did I mention the unbelievably fantastic narration. Just wow!

22 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Hot Blood

  • Dan Shepherd, Book 4
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Martyn Read
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Dan "Spider" Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. It goes with the turf when you're an undercover cop. Now working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Shepherd is pitting his wits against the toughest criminals in the country. But when the man who once saved his life is kidnapped in the badlands of Iraq, Shepherd has to decide whether his loyalties lie with his country, his career, or his friend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • best one yet

  • By Andrew Earnshaw on 16-05-16

Disappointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-17

I am working my way through the Spider books, but this has to be the worst so far. The family dynamics are unrealistic and the mother in law a ridiculous passive aggressive bully. This storyline is too far fetched and added to the terrible audio skips and the narrator who appears to have left his teeth at home..... sad to say....disappointed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,889
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,700

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had doubts, I never should have. Brilliant

  • By Andy on 26-01-15

Absorbing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-16

Was wary to begin with in case this book was over hyped, but it lived up to expectations and the narration was superb!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder House

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder, Therese Plummer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

No. 7 Ocean Drive is a multimillion-dollar beachfront house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumoured to be cursed, it's known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy has moved to the area to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-10-15

Great story and amazing narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-16

Loved this story, loved the plot twists, thought I had nailed the outcome, then changed my mind, then changed it back again, then changed my mind....repeat to fade. The narration was simply amazing.....the emotional investment in the narrative shone through....well done!

  • The Chamber

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
  • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

In the corridors of Chicago's top law firm: Twenty-six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case. Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State Prison: Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of chances -- except for one: the young, liberal Chicago lawyer who just happens to be his grandson.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts well but runs out of steam!

  • By Patrick on 18-03-15

Loved every second

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-16

I'm new to Grisham, and this is my second "read"......and I am hooked. Fantastic story and superb narration......couldn't put it down! Off to download my next "book".