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  • Flesh House

  • Logan McRae, Book 4
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

The fourth thriller in the number one best-selling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips the Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for 'The Flesher' - one of the UK's most notorious serial killers. The case was closed. Until the killer walked free.... When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City's history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not for the faint hearted

  • By michelle on 25-09-17

Entertaining but in my opinion , not up to usual standard of Stuart MacBride

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

Reviewed: 19-06-19

Whilst enjoying the brilliant banter and humour among the usual players , and the totally excellent narration, I felt really let down by the so called story line itself . Having finished the book , I am still not sure who or what the so called Thresher actually was . But what is worse than that alone , I really don’t think I care .I now understand why an abridged version was available at a lower price !

  • The Ship of Brides

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555

Australia, 1946: 650 brides are departing for England to meet the men they married in wartime. But instead of the luxury liner they were expecting, they find themselves aboard an aircraft carrier, alongside a thousand men. On the sun-baked decks, old loves and past promises become distant memories, and tensions are stretched to the limit as brides and husbands change their minds. And for Frances Mackenzie, it soon becomes clear that the journey is more important than the destination....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but found it slow.

  • By Elizabeth B on 12-06-18

An enthralling story beautifully portrayed

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

I enjoyed every moment of the book , I felt I got to know each of the main characters really well and lived the ups and downs of their lives with them . A story of part of post war history I had not known even existed ,
Sorry when I finished the story I had enjoyed so much but happy to have shared in such a momentous time in the lives of the characters.

  • Whisky from Small Glasses

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,600

DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town, as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling Scottish crime novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently read.

  • By fiona on 19-03-17

Great picture of Scottish Islands life

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

Reviewed: 03-08-17

Very enjoyable story , great character definition , gripping story lines and a really surprising twist to the plot at the end .

  • The Children of Lovely Lane

  • Lovely Lane, Book 2
  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

St Angelus runs like a family: the workers take care of their own - a lesson the mysterious new assistant matron, Miss Van Gilder, is about to learn the hard way. Little Joe has had trouble breathing but the doctors don’t take his sister Lily’s concerns seriously, least of all Miss Van Gilder. The nurses of Lovely Lane have a secret which is dividing their close knit group and when Nurse Pammy Tanner once again breaks the rules, her actions threaten them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as book 1

  • By Northern Light on 18-05-17

Enjoyable reading a slice of early NHS life and poverty in the 1950s

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

Reviewed: 16-06-17

A really enthralling story line , not quite as much about hospital life as Book One in the series , but a vivid picture of Liverpool and pen pictures of many colourful characters . Some pieces of the plot fell a bit too easily into place to be totally credible , but a nice warm and comfortable ending .

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  • The Girl with No Name

  • By: Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by: Bea Holland
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

Thirteen-year-old Lisa escapes from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport and arrives in England in August 1939. She can't speak a word of English, and among her meagre belongings is one precious photograph of her family. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war in full swing, what will become of Lisa now?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Girl with no name!

  • By Magic Maggie on 14-09-16

Enthralling story of war torn London

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

Reviewed: 29-03-17

An excellent story line and narrator really made it come alive . Fascinating insight into the problems faced by refugees in war torn London and a fascinating glimpse of a young girls journey from childhood to becoming an adult with all of its problems . A great read .

  • Small Great Things

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Noma Dumezweni, Jeff Harding, Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548

The new audiobook from number one best-selling author Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility. When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First but not last

  • By TinaàRaven on 12-01-17

A light on a problem I never knew I even had

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

Reviewed: 09-12-16

To say this book is an eye opener is an understatement , in all truth it opened a whole new world for me . I have little personal experience of colour bar and really believed that good or bad black or white we were all in charge of our own destiny and life paths. I had truly never fully believed or understood that for some people the dice really are loaded against them . Thank you Jodi , for a really humbling experience in reading your excellent portrayal of the problems faced , by so many of our really undeserving fellow human beings .

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  • The Night Stalker

  • Detective Erika Foster, Book 2
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer's night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag tied tight over his head. A few days later, another victim is found dead in exactly the same circumstances. As Erika and her team start digging deeper, they discover a calculated serial killer - stalking their victims before choosing the right moment to strike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic, thoughtful and thrilling

  • By Bettie on 05-09-16

A Gripping Storyline

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

I really enjoyed the excellent descriptions of the various characters in the story line , particularly of her colleagues in the police force . Situations with superiors that I could relate to personally ,sometimes I felt there were just a few too many coincidences in the plot itself , but overall , an excellent read.

  • Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

  • By: Chris Cleave
  • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss - until his flatmate, Alistair, unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she'd be a marvelous spy. When she is - bewilderingly - made a teacher, she instead finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An astonishing blend of laughter and pain.

  • By Black Mary on 10-06-16

Captivating Story Line

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

A really enthralling story line , insight into real life events during WW Two interwoven with a really gripping story about the loves and lives of the four main characters . A fascinating insight into the problems faced by ordinary people forced to live extraordinary lives in the face of heart breaking tragedies .

  • Flesh and Blood

  • (Kay Scarpetta 22)
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 231

No.1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the next enthralling thriller in her high-stakes series starring Kay Scarpetta - a complex tale involving a serial sniper who strikes chillingly close to the forensic sleuth herself. It's Chief Medical Examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and while she's enjoying a leisurely morning, a man is shot dead five minutes from her house. The bullet tore through him as he unloaded groceries from his car. Yet nobody heard or saw a thing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another great thriller from PC

  • By Mrs. Victoria James on 19-01-15

Disappointing storyline

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

Interplay between main characters was interesting and thought through ,but actual plot and purpose of the story were just not apparent . I really began to feel that I was wading through treacle waiting for something interesting to happen . I persevered till chapter twenty six then just gave up . Even reading the final chapters , in case I had missed a riveting story , it still could not hold my interest . Perhaps I missed something , but I really don't think so !

  • Little Boy Blue

  • DI Helen Grace 5
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 447

Hiding her personal connection to the victim - and a double-life which must remain secret at all costs - Helen becomes a woman possessed, working her team around the clock to chase down every lead. As the killer strikes again, the investigation takes its toll not only on Helen but also her senior officers. Tempers flare, friendships fray and Helen faces an impossible choice. Confess her sins and lose control of the case? Or keep living a lie, protecting her darkest secrets, and risk getting trapped in this tangled web?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A totally implausible storyline.

  • By Steena on 21-03-16

Real insight into the dark side of relationships

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

Reviewed: 28-09-16

I found the basic concept of the story really fascinating , opening my eyes to a world of sexual practices that I really had little idea of . Helens
part in this world was written with sensitivity and understanding .
I thought the ending got just a little muddled , but this did not detract too much from the overall satisfaction of the story line itself .

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