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  • The Girl Who Came Back

  • By: Kerry Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

When six-year-old Olivia Adams disappeared from her back garden, the small community of Stoneridge was thrown into turmoil. How could a child vanish in the middle of a cozy English village? Thirteen years on and Olivia is back. Her mother is convinced it's her but not everyone is sure. If this is the missing girl, then where has she been - and what happened to her on that sunny afternoon? If she's an imposter, then who would be bold enough to try to fool a child's own mother - and why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl Who Came Back

  • By Mini Ward on 24-09-17

Worth the long haul for the ending

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I nearly gave up half way through as there seemed to be so little progress with the storyline. I thought I had predicted the ending, but I had swallowed a red herring! The story had a great finish with explanations as to how and why very neatly tied up. I just wish it hadn't taken quite so long to get there.

  • Ep. 13: An Intimate Conviction (West Cork)

  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

[Contains Mature Themes] While the case reaches a stalemate in Ireland, a parallel investigation in France - spearheaded by Sophie’s family - moves forward. The suspect finds himself confronted with new charges and the community grapples with the case. Sophie’s son - just 15 when his mother was murdered - visits his mother’s favorite pub in West Cork and shares a pint with the last known person who saw her alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Recap

  • By Miss A Consumer on 02-05-18

A true story that makes you think

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

Reviewed: 14-04-18

I suppose everyone is afraid of being wrongly accused of something and this is an in-depth investigation into the ramifications of that scenario. I found the natural style of the recordings a bit difficult in places, but on the whole a very interesting and thought provoking production. I wanted to listen on my phone so downloaded all episodes at the start. I would recommend it.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,577

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Unforgettable

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

Reviewed: 20-09-17

Agreed with all the hype on the Audible website, that this is one to listen to and is definitely not a run of the mill mystery. I did partly guess who the perpetrator was but not completely. Obviously I won't say any more other than enjoy a good listen and keep an open mind ....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Never Look Back

  • DI Mike Lockyer, Book 1
  • By: Clare Donoghue
  • Narrated by: Karl Prekopp, Imogen Church
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 746
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 677

Three women have been found brutally murdered in south London, the victims only feet away from help during each sadistic attack. And the killer is getting braver.... Sarah Grainger is rapidly becoming too afraid to leave her house. Once an outgoing photographer, she knows that someone is watching her. A cryptic note brings everything into terrifying focus, but it’s the chilling phone calls that take the case to another level. DI Mike Lockyer heads up the regional murder squad. With three bodies on his watch, and a killer growing in confidence, he frantically tries to find the link between these seemingly isolated incidents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent debut

  • By Saffy on 25-04-14

Great book but not happy with the mixed narration

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

Reviewed: 20-09-17

I really looked forward to the start of this series and bought the first two to listen to. I have finished this one which was a gripping story with strong characters who I am looking forward to following in the next one. However, I found the way the narrators took it in turns to read the characters' voices really irritating. I've never had an Audible book before where the same person's voice was read by two different people. Karl Prekopp had a great voice for the men in the book and did a fair take on the female voices too. However although Imogen Church is good for the female voices, I didn't like her version of Mike Lokyer's at all. I see she is on her own narrating the next one so at least it won't have characters' voices chopping and changing, but I may decide to read the rest of the books rather than listen to them. What a pity that the voices of each gender weren't just read by the corresponding narrator, as it spoiled it for me and didn't do the book justice. It really is very good and perhaps forewarned is forarmed for other would be listeners who aren't as fussy about the narration as I am. Give it a go anyway, as the first book has all the hallmarks of a very good detective series with characters being introduced with lots of back story to lead onto the next book.

  • The Haunting of Thores-Cross

  • A Yorkshire Ghost Story
  • By: Karen Perkins
  • Narrated by: Fleur Edwards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Emma Moorcroft is still grieving after a late miscarriage and moves to her dream house at Thruscross Reservoir with her husband, Dave. Both Emma and Dave hope that moving into their new home signifies a fresh start, but life is not that simple. Emma has nightmares about the reservoir and the drowned village that lies beneath the water, and is further disturbed by the sound of church bells - from a church that no longer exists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Rachel on 11-02-17

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I stayed awake after the witchlng hour to finish the story! A cleverly written tale which is sad but makes a lasting impression of those cruel times.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • While My Eyes Were Closed

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory, Maggie Mash, Gareth Bennett-Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,583

Dare you close your eyes for even a few seconds? One, two, three... Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to 100 during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter, Ella, is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By Ms on 26-03-16

The tension increases a notch at a time!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

This was one of those tales that had me listening on my earphones no matter what else I was doing - I just had to know how it ended! The tension builds in a creepy way which is cleverly and subtley increased as the main characters weave in and out of the story.The narration is very good and contributes well to the effect. I can't write much more for fear of spoiling it for others, but I would recommend it as a 'book you can't put down' or in this case, stop listening to.

  • Coffin Road

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,945

A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock 20 miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable whodunnit.

  • By bookylady on 18-01-17

Unusual and gripping plot

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

Reviewed: 04-03-16

I found the story gripping as I was intrigued to know the outcome of various parallel themes running through it. The mystery unfolds by degrees with some great twists. The theme regarding bees is a very topical one and will strike a chord with many readers. Everything is explained and accounted for at the end: but there was one inexplicable loose end for me, which almost made me wonder if I'd missed a bit! Careful not to spoil anyone else's enjoyment here, it involved the main character's first attempt at a meeting and his final reunion with Karen. Still a very good listen and the narration is excellent.

  • The Winter King

  • The Warlord Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Brilliant

  • By Matt on 29-08-14

A good listen

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

This is a very long story which took me through many hours of gardening with my earphones in during the summer. The overall story was good, although if I had been reading a book I may have flicked through a few pages of battle descrptions to move the story alng a bit, that's just personal taste. Excellent narration, which really brought the characters alive. I will search for Jonathan Keeble again to listen to.

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,702
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,228

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping story.

  • By Bernadette on 22-10-15

More Please and soon RG (JKR)

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

Reviewed: 07-11-15

Loved it - a cracking good ending too. Some descriptions put me off my Weetabix, but then my fault for listening at breakfast time! Only disappointment was that the book wasn't available in Whispersync too. I like to read books at bedtime rather than listen to them, and there is usually a reduced price for the book once you purchase the Audible version. Didn't spoil my enjoyment though and can't wait for the next Cormoran Strke story!

  • Prayer for the Dead

  • Inspector McLean, Book 5
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Prayer for the Dead, from the bestselling Inspector McLean series by Sunday Times bestselling author James Oswald, read by Ian Hanmore. Are you ready to be reborn?; The search for a missing journalist is called off as a body is found at the scene of a carefully staged murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book in the series

  • By Lucy on 08-03-15

Unable to hear the villain properly

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

Reviewed: 24-08-15

I was disappointed because, although I had enjoyed all the previous books in the series, I returned this one as I was unable to hear what the main villain in the story was saying. He spoke in a breathy whisper all the time. I often listen when driving or gardening and this became impossible to follow. I have found Ian Hanmore's narration very good before. Perhaps I will read the book instead.