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Paul Loseby

Leicester UK
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  • The Insider

  • By: Mari Hannah
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

After their success in their last investigation, DCI David Stone has been promoted and moved to the Murder Investigation Team, taking DS Frankie Oliver with him. But there's a catch: the case they are given is the latest in a series of undetected murders. It's a baptism of fire for MIT's newest recruits. In the incident room, the murder wall makes grim reading: three women have been killed within the past year and nothing links the crimes: no day of the week, geographical area, similarity between victims and, most importantly, no forensic evidence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent British Detective story

  • By Paul Loseby on 21-12-18

Excellent British Detective story

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

Reviewed: 21-12-18

I was interested in this book as I'd seen on Facebook, that the author was a good crime writer.

Being a former Bobby, I bought the book and was never disappointed from page one. The author must be a former CID officer to know all of the 'ways of the law and what goes on in real life'.

This was an excellent murder story with a great twist at the end. I shall certainly buy more of the author's books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Barrister

  • By: The Secret Barrister
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042

Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving and ultimately life-changing. How can you defend a child abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to ten years whom you believe to be innocent? What is the law, and why do we need it? And why do they wear those stupid wigs?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb dissection of the English legal system

  • By Kirstine on 06-06-18

A sad but true account behind the judicial scenes

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Having been on both sides of the judicial system, I know first hand of what goes on and this just confirmed it. In my case, I had a former Detective Inspector from the Regional Crime Squad tell me that 'they take the most devious police and put them in CID. They take the most devious and deceitful ones of them and put them in the Force Crime Squad and they take the most devious and deceitful of them and put them in the Regional Crime Squad.

On the other side, an eminent QC told me that 'the truth doesn't matter. It is just a case of winning'.

This book indicates what a sad and even dishonest system we have where the time of day, can affect a Judges sentencing and where a decent meal or not, could end up with years added on to the sentence of an accused.

  • The Venetian Game

  • By: Philip Gwynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

A game of cross and double-cross in Venice, one of the most beautiful cities on earth. From his office on the Street of the Assassins, Nathan Sutherland enjoys a steady but unexciting life translating Italian DIY manuals. All this changes dramatically when he is offered a large sum of money to look after a small package containing an extremely valuable antique prayer book illustrated by a Venetian master. But is it a stolen masterpiece - or a brilliant fake? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More of a tourist guide than thriller

  • By Paul Loseby on 10-09-18

More of a tourist guide than thriller

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I love Venice and hoped to hear of the various places as I listened. I did not expect every street to be mentioned to the stage where location became more important than story. The story was 'ok' but not one I would have gone for had I have known the content beforehand

  • Battle for the Falklands

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594

The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history - 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive But Not What I Hoped For

  • By S. Morris on 26-07-16

A very interesting account of behind the scenes

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I followed the 'story' as it happened and being a former Royal Marine, eagerly waited for daily news in 1982 from Max Hastings. I would have liked to have heard more of the heroism of the lads on the ground but it was very interesting to hear the 'behind the scenes' accounts of what was happening at the time. In all, a very interesting book.

  • The Body in the Dales

  • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery
  • By: J. R. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

A body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London. The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? When someone with vital information turns up dead, it becomes clear that whoever is behind the murders will stop at nothing to conceal their tracks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to sample before buying

  • By mary morrissey on 13-08-18

An enjoyable listen with a plausible story

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Being an ex Bobby, I am always interested in police mysteries and found this relaxed but enjoyable with an interesting story. I have never known a Yorkshire man with such a strong accent as in this story and would have liked a kinder voice for the female Detective Sgt in the case but overall, it came across well. I would certainly be happy to listen to another book but his author and narrator. I would have given it a 5 star across the board but for the 'female' voice. I will accept that there must be one or two Yorkshire men with such a strong accent - must be all that strong tea!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,380

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smokin' Start to a New Series!

  • By Simon on 14-06-18

It honestly did keep sending me to sleep

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

I always enjoy my crime thrillers and seeing this was recommended based on my past purchases, I bought this. I don't know whether it is the story or the narration (which is very monotone) but very time, within five minutes I was asleep. I can't see myself buying another Joy Ellis book or one read by Richard Armitage.

  • The Fall

  • By: Robert White
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

Ex SAS hero Rick Fuller needed a new identity. He gave the last of his cash to expert forger and gun runner Spiros Makris. The pair began a business relationship that would see them both become very rich men. Now, Makris is missing. Rick's investigations lead him back into the depths of Manchester's underworld, then onward, to Albania. Is taking on the Albanian Mafia a step too far for Fuller?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Third instalment

  • By Sharon on 09-05-18

Unrealistic and too far fetched

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

Reviewed: 21-06-18

Exactly the same as my review for book two in the series "I listened to the first Rick Fuller book and enjoyed it. I then bought this and then the third. The stories are getting more and more far-fetched and unrealistic and for me, the worst thing is that every few minutes, a new chapter starts with the words 'Rick Fuller's story", "Lauren North's story" or some other chap. It's really does get on your nerves especially as some chapters are only a minute or two long and this comes every time. I don't know whether it is one narrator or three but two of the voices are that similar, it is difficult to follow. It would be far better to have a woman speaking the woman's part. This totally ruined it for me and as I said, the stories are now beyond belief".

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fire

  • A Rick Fuller Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Robert White
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Rick Fuller, a once decorated SAS hero, now Manchester hit man, likes nothing better than disposing of his employer's rivals in return for a suitcase of cash. His spectacular fall from grace and obsession to discover the identity of the IRA terrorist who gunned down his wife all but destroyed him. Ten years have passed since that fateful day, and Ireland has seen many changes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too far fetched and the format drives you mad

  • By Paul Loseby on 21-06-18

Too far fetched and the format drives you mad

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

Reviewed: 21-06-18

I listened to the first Rick Fuller book and enjoyed it. I then bought this and then the third. The stories are getting more and more far-fetched and unrealistic and for me, the worst thing is that every few minutes, a new chapter starts with the words 'Rick Fuller's story", "Lauren North's story" or some other chap. It's really does get on your nerves especially as some chapters are only a minute or two long and this comes every time. I don't know whether it is one narrator or three but two of the voices are that similar, it is difficult to follow. It would be far better to have a woman speaking the woman's part. This totally ruined it for me and as I said, the stories are now beyond belief.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Fix

  • A Rick Fuller Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert White
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

In the winter of 1996, on the orders of the British government, the SAS stole the contents of a safe belonging to the Provisional IRA. Rick Fuller headed that team. Days later Fuller's wife was brutally murdered. Convinced he was betrayed from within, Fuller begins a relentless search for her murderers. Ten years on, Fuller is a Manchester gangland enforcer, a lone and bitter figure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An initial slow burn...

  • By Nel Taran on 23-02-18

Will certainly buy the next book in the series

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Unusual way of writing from the aspect of three different characters but this was good. When the story first started, I wondered whether it would be my kind of thing but it just got better and better. Yes certainly a good buy

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Close to Home

  • DI Fawley, Book 1
  • By: Cara Hunter
  • Narrated by: Emma Cunniffe, Lee Ingleby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

How can a child vanish without a trace? Last night, eight-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a summer party at her home. No-one at the party noticed her leave. Even her parents aren't sure of the last time they saw her. DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows that in nine cases out of 10, it's someone close to the victim. When a pair of bloody tights is discovered, Fawley's worst suspicions are concerned. Someone knows where Daisy is. And her time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a rollercoaster ride

  • By j c rogers on 07-02-18

Excellent Story - Well Written and well narrated

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

This is an excellent story with a good twist in the tail. Very well written and Lee Ingleby and Emma Cunniffe do a brilliant job with the narrating. Worth every penny