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  • The Retreat

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found - and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sorry, but this is just not great

  • By RS on 04-06-18

I enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

This bok was something different for me, it was creepy & full of folk legend. Set in Wales, I love Wales. The narrator was brilliant & loved the accents. Well done to Author & Narrator.

  • Her Final Hour: An absolutely unputdownable mystery thriller

  • Detective Gina Harte, Book 2
  • By: Carla Kovach
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Melissa Sanderson is the perfect wife and mother. She dotes on her daughter and lives in her dream home in a quiet cul-de-sac in the suburbs. But looks can be deceiving. Something is amiss in that house - all the neighbors think so. Some say Melissa is having an affair. Others say she’s been drinking too much. Then one night, sirens wake up the whole neighborhood. Melissa Sanderson is dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yet Another Really Good Book

  • By Julie on 14-11-18

Yet Another Really Good Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-18

I loved this book. its a very good 2nd story. I can't wait fir the next book. Hope the wait isn't too long.
Narrated really well too.

  • The Next Girl: Detective Gina Harte, Book 1

  • By: Carla Kovach
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Deborah Jenkins pulls her coat around her as she sets out on her short walk home in the pouring rain. But she never makes it home that night. And she is never seen again.

Four years later, an abandoned baby girl is found wrapped in dirty rags on a doorstep. An anonymous phone call urges the police to run a DNA test on the baby. But nobody is prepared for the results. The newborn belongs to Deborah. She’s still alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story

  • By Yvonne on 26-05-18

Absolutely Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I loved this book, I was on the edge of my chair near the end,
Awful circumstances yet the story was good & well narrated too. Its late. Had to finish it.... So want to start the next one now!

  • Lizzie's Daughters

  • Workshop Girls, Book 3
  • By: Rosie Clarke
  • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Lizzie adores her beautiful and clever daughters and will do anything for them. Betty, the elder, is headstrong like Lizzie's first husband whilst Francie is talented and easily influenced. When Betty runs away after an argument with Sebastian, heartbreak and worry descend on the family. Sebastian is plunged into a dangerous overseas mission using his old contacts to track Betty to Paris and to the lair of the rogue who seduced her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Julie on 09-11-18

I loved this book

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Yet Another Brilliant book by Isabel Grey,
Another in the Lizzie Larch series.
Good Narrator again too.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,385

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half interesting, second half meh

  • By P. Healey on 30-03-17

Complete Garbage

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Silly book. waste of time to be honest. Its just complete waffle. I wish I had bought a good book instead.

  • Our Little Lies

  • By: Sue Watson
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family. Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows it’s nothing - she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best listen ever

  • By Anonymous User on 18-10-18

NOT MY CUP OF TEA

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

OMG, was waiting for this woman to get a backbone all the way through this book.
I grew up with no parents its hard but just to have money & a nice home you would put up with this. Narrator ok though. Maybe O am becoming a feminist.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Wrong Way Home

  • By: Isabelle Grey
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 287

A cold case leads DI Grace Fisher on the hunt for the most dangerous killer of her career - but after 25 years, can she really be sure she will get to the truth? The same night a local hero saved two people from the burning Marineland resort in Southend, a young woman was raped and murdered minutes from the scene of the fire, the culmination of a series of brutal rapes in the town. The killer was never found. Twenty-five years on, new DNA techniques have blown the cold case open. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Cathryn B. on 10-07-18

Expertly written

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-18

Just when I thought Isabelle Grey's books couldn't get any better along comes the next brilliant book. What a great crime book, love the charectors: Grace, Blake & Ivo.
Cannot wait for the next one.
Expertly Narrated too.

  • Lizzie's War

  • The Workshop Girls, Book 2
  • By: Rosie Clarke
  • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Against the devastating Blitz of London, normal life must continue for Lizzie Larch. With Sebastian returning to war, Lizzie must make a success of her business in order to survive and to care for her young child. Silently in the shadows, her secret enemy watches and waits, threatening to ruin Lizzie and everything she holds close. Lizzie is soon battling against shortages whilst her hat business explodes.... But soon Lizzie begins to realise that success can mean nothing without the man she loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it. It was a brilliant story.

  • By Julie on 26-10-18

Absolutely loved it. It was a brilliant story.

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

Reviewed: 26-10-18

It must have been terrible in the war, Yet Our country was to be proud of back then & most people were good & stuck together. The narrator was excellent again. Looking forward to Lizzie's Girls next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lizzie's Secret

  • Workshop Girls, Book 1
  • By: Rosie Clarke
  • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

London, 1938: Lizzie Larch is a 20-year-old hat maker in London's east end. She is happy and popular, but she carries a secret. Seven years ago she was viciously attacked and recovered in a private sanatorium where she miscarried a child. Lizzie has no memory of the night of the attack, but secrets cannot stay secret for too long. When she starts courting her boss' nephew, a shocking revelation surfaces; threatening to destroy their new-found happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely loved this book

  • By Julie on 22-10-18

I absolutely loved this book

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

Reviewed: 22-10-18

Her best so far, by far. Loved Lizzie & all about hat trade. Excellent Narrator toi

  • The Special Girls

  • DI Grace Fisher 3
  • By: Isabelle Grey
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

A young psychiatric registrar is found beaten to death in the woods close to a summer camp for young patients suffering from eating disorders. It is run by the charismatic, world-renowned Professor Ned Chesham. DI Grace Fisher investigates, but it is not long before she is pulled from the case - to head up a Metropolitan Police review into a cold case involving Chesham himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic read

  • By Nina on 24-05-18

Yet Another Great Book by Isabelle Grey

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

Reviewed: 18-10-18

Really enjoyed this book, safegarding & children first all they way. Sad there are sick people amp g us in real life to.
Narrator read really well too.