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  • Chasing the Dead

  • David Raker, Book 1
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Lee Ingleby, Joe Coen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

One year ago Alex Towne's body was found. One month ago his mother saw him on the street. One week ago David Raker agreed to look for him. Now he wishes he hadn't. Mary Towne's son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn't want the work: it's clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Begging for it to be over

  • By Mrs. E. L. Martin on 01-11-18

Too many lucky escapes

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

Reviewed: 21-09-18

Quite a good story but the fights and escapes from imminent death became monotonous. I got quite bored with the lengthy confrontations. Still very listenable though.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,519
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,721
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,698

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

Really heartening story

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

There was quite a slow start to this book but I am so glad I persevered. It is a really warm, sad but funny story. Lovely characters and brilliantly narrated. Well worth the listen and I would thoroughly recommend it.

  • The Good Girl

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 197

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable Listen

  • By Sue Bayliss on 03-09-14

Good story let down by one of the narrators

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

Really interesting and gripping story with excellent narration from all but Eve’s character which was weak and unconvincing and did not fit the character. She sounded as if she was reading the script for the first time. Still worth listening to though.

  • The Secret Child

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470

Susie did something that she knows she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption, to keep her infidelity secret from her family. Louise, Susie's daughter, feels the effects of that decision echoing down through the years - her mother has always been difficult, too strict with her but not strict enough with her sister, Grace, who is wild and out of control. And Danny, Susie's husband, adores her but has always sensed something wrong at the heart of their marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really thought provoking story

  • By Frances Locke on 25-02-18

Decent story - terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 17-03-18

This story was seriously let down by the dreary narration with no differentiation between characters. I am an avid audible listener but this story was made boring by the expressionless reader. The story itself was fine but I will be avoiding anything else read by Emma Spurgin Hussey.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Things I Should Have Told You

  • By: Carmel Harrington
  • Narrated by: Aidan Kelly, Caroline Lennon, Emer O'Connor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Every family has a story.... But for the Guinness family a happy ending looks out of reach. Olly and Mae's marriage is crumbling, their teenage daughter Evie is on a mission to self-destruct and their beloved Pops is dying of cancer. Their once strong family unit is slowly falling apart. But Pops has one final gift to offer his beloved family - a ray of hope to cling to. As his life's journey draws to a close, he sends his family on an adventure across Europe in a camper van, guided by his letters, his wisdom and his love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Susan Pieper on 20-05-17

Really moving story

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

I didn’t think I would enjoy this story at the beginning but it is one of the most moving and lovely books I have listened to. It really makes you think about what is important in life and the way the story was shaped was brilliant. I loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Insidious Intent

  • Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10
  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 453

In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: someone is luring the women away, only to leave the victims' bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. Tony and Carol are called upon to investigate, but this may be the toughest case they've ever had to face. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Paula McIntyre and her partner, Elinor, must deal with a cruel cyber blackmailer targeting their teenage ward, Torin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed by this

  • By Andromeda's Twin on 26-08-17

Listenable but far fetched

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

This story had potential but I felt the ending was far fetched and implausible. The narrator did irritable impressions of female voices and did not give the listener any empathy for the characters. Having listened to other Val Mcdermid stories not in this series and by other narrators, this one was disappointing.

  • The Missing Ones

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603

When a woman's body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It's clear the pair are connected, but how? The trail leads Lottie to St Angela's, a former children's home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Mrs. J. Answer on 24-05-17

Brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 19-05-17

A really gripping story, brilliantly read. I couldn't stop listening and wanted it to last longer

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Doll Funeral

  • By: Kate Hamer
  • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson, Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30

'My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They're not my real parents, but they tell me what to do and what to say. I'm supposed to say that my bruises and black eye came from falling down the stairs. But there are things I won't say. I won't tell them I'm going to hunt for my real parents. I'm going to be with my real family. And I'm not going to let Mick stop me.'

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ghost too far

  • By ZedBooks on 30-03-17

Unusual and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 09-05-17

This is a very unusual and touching story that keeps your interest throughout. It is well read by someone who is very plausible as a young girl. I really enjoyed it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful