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Rona Hunnisett

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  • Little Girl Lost

  • Detective Robyn Carter Crime Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

A teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances and a man is murdered at a local reservoir. For Detective Robyn Carter, there's no obvious link between the cases. But as she starts to delve into them, her investigations lead her to Abigail, perfect wife and mother to beautiful little Izzy. What was Abigail's connection to the victims? And why is she receiving threatening messages from an anonymous number?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully narrated

  • By Sharon Binns on 14-04-18

The worst reader I've ever heard

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

Reviewed: 22-05-18

If I wanted someone to pronounce every single letter of every single word, then this is the woman I'd pick - she is utterly nauseating and frequently had me screaming in my head while she articulated every single syllable, which frequently put the emphasis on the wrong part of the sentence.

Add to this a story which went along nicely, and then suddenly, as if the author got bored, just dropped in a conclusion, and you'll see why my review isn't that kind. Much better detective stories are available - avoid this one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Manhattan Beach

  • By: Jennifer Egan
  • Narrated by: Heather Lind, Norbert Leo Butz, Vincent Piazza
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later her father has disappeared, and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever and intriguing novel

  • By Marie on 08-04-18

Book of the year

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

Reviewed: 16-02-18

Loved it! Great performances, great pace, amazing use of language and a compelling story. 10/10

  • Lies

  • By: T. M. Logan
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,194

Gripping and packed with twists and turns, this stunning thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love.... What if your whole life was based on lies? When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she's supposed to be at work, he's intrigued enough to follow her in. And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing brilliant Debut

  • By Laura Prime on 31-05-17

Trite ending - the book deserved more!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

What did you like best about Lies? What did you like least?

The opening sets up the story so well - I was gripped... And then it's almost like the author got bored and went for the trite, easy ending. Such a shame.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Some shocking accents. Don't try so hard!

If this book were a film would you go see it?

This is a straight to the plane movie!

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation, no website - just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I See Something Very, Very Impressive Here!

  • By Simon on 28-07-16

Reasonably compelling but a few holes

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Would you listen to I See You again? Why?

Once is enough for this one - but it's a good story nonetheless.

Any additional comments?

Some huge holes in the plot had me screaming at the player - Crystal Palace does NOT have a tube station.

6 of 7 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

Just didn't get it

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Maybe this is one of those books that would be better written down, but the audible version was rambling and incoherent and I'm afraid I gave up after 10 chapters.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Gray Justice

  • Tom Gray, Book 1
  • By: Alan McDermott
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

When ex-soldier Tom Gray loses his wife and child to a career criminal, it seems life can’t get much worse. But when the killer is let off with time served on remand, Gray knows there is something fundamentally wrong with the justice system. Engaging the help of his ex-SAS buddies, he kidnaps five repeat offenders and asks the public to vote on their fate: Should they be allowed to continue their criminal ways with inadequate punishment, or has Britain had enough?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller Series with the X-Factor?

  • By Simon on 21-11-16

Good story, shocking narration

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

The story was a bit haphazard with minute detail one and huge generalisations the next - but the narration!! If you can't do regional accents don't do them! Utterly pointless and really disruptive for the listener!