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  • The Infirmary: A DCI Ryan Mystery (Multicast Drama)

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Tom Bateman, Bertie Carvel, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193

There's a serial killer targeting the streets of Newcastle, seemingly picking his victims at random but subjecting them all to the same torturous end. When the Chief Inspector on the case goes missing, it falls on DCI Ryan to track down the man who is brutally murdering women and goading the police to 'catch me if you can'. As everyone becomes a suspect, Ryan and his team get drawn further and further into the case, but for Ryan the nightmare gets closer to home than he could ever have imagined. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent DCI Ryan mystery....

  • By Salter on 08-11-18

Honestly? This reading is sublime

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

Reviewed: 18-04-19

so... not only do you have the gripping plot for which LJ Ross is known, the characters we have come to know and love, but also a 5* production...Even down to random background noises or making voices sound like they are on the phone etc: a truly remarkable listen!

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  • Golden Buddha

  • By: Craig Dirgo, Clive Cussler
  • Narrated by: J Charles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler with Craig Dirgo, read by J. Charles. When Cabrillo and his ship are hired by the US government to find an ancient statue known as the Golden Buddha, stolen from the Dalai Lama in 1959, the stakes couldn't be higher. Success or failure will determine the future of Tibet. Playing the Russians off against the Chinese while battling against mysterious forces who will do anything to stop them, the crew of the Oregon face a formidable foe. But like his extraordinary ship, the enigmatic Juan Cabrillo has more than a few aces up his sleeve....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why change the narrator and destroy the continuity

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-03-18

Interesting to see where it all started...

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

i have been a fan of Mr Cussler and, particularly, the Oregon stories for years but have never read or listened to the first.
It is interesting to see the formula being used for the first time. imo this story doesn't hold a candle to the later books, and the reader's silly, fake accents (if you can't do Tibetan-accented English etc. then don't do it. It is offensive to those who can) don't add value. but beyond these critiques it is a valuable story for the collection.

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  • Dark Light

  • Elizabeth Cage, Book 2
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

Betrayed, terrified and alone, Elizabeth Cage has fled her home. With no plan and no friends, she arrives at the picturesque village of Greyston and finds herself involved in an ages-old ceremony that will end in death. And that might be the least of her problems - the Sorensen Institute would very much like to know her whereabouts. And Michael Jones is still out there, somewhere, she hopes. No matter how far and how fast she can run, trouble will always find Elizabeth Cage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Continuity error

  • By drdapa on 09-11-18

Sublime

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I even learned a new word : peripatetic. Ms Taylor writes the absolute perfect novel.

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  • White Silence

  • Elizabeth Cage, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Kate Scarfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,477

Elizabeth Cage is a child when she discovers that there are things in this world that only she can see. But she doesn't want to see them, and she definitely doesn't want them to see her. What is a curse to Elizabeth is a gift to others - a very valuable gift they want to control. When her husband dies, Elizabeth's world descends into a nightmare. But as she tries to piece her life back together, she discovers that not everything is as it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By mollyeyre on 23-09-17

Fab!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Ms Taylor is just my favourite author of all time. I love her oh-so-dry sense of humour. I love her mix of people observations and time travel. I love her historical research. Her books are perfection.

  • The Deep Silence

  • By: Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 103

HMS Temeraire: latest and most advanced of Britain's nuclear submarines. When Temraire's trials are cut short and she is ordered to the Far East to reinforce the fleet against a threat from Red China, her captain, David Jermain, knows that this is no routine exercise in flag-waving. And once in Asian waters, he and his submarine find themselves involved in a hidden, undeclared conflict beneath the sea.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good...not great :)

  • By P. Stewart on 27-04-17

Middle of the road

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Not great, not bad, somewhere in the middle. The reader did a good job; the story never gets my heart beating

  • Every Dead Thing

  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 467

Tormented and racked with guilt over the brutal slaying of his wife and daughter, Charlie Parker, ex-cop with the NYPD, agrees to track down a missing girl. It is a search that will lead him into an abyss of evil. At the same time, he is warned by an old black woman in Louisiana that "The Travelling Man" is about to strike again. Multiple strands converge with a horrific confrontation in which hunter and hunted are intimately connected by guilt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Settles in your bones and lives there

  • By Emma on 13-10-12

Zzzzzzzz

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

Such a L. O. N. G. book. Not that long is bad generally, but this book is over-long for no apparent reason. It put me to sleep TBH.

  • Under the Banner of Heaven

  • A Story of Violent Faith
  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

At the core of this book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the Lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism's violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, infuriating, terrifying

  • By Ron on 26-11-18

Fascinating, infuriating, terrifying

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

Reviewed: 26-11-18

Scott Brick is one of my favourite readers avd he brings his usual aplomb to this project.

The story is equally riveting.

I have lost 2 nights sleep because I couldn't put the book down.

  • The Gallows Curse

  • By: Karen Maitland
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 336

The year is 1210 and a black force is sweeping England. A vengeful King John has seized control of the Church, leaving corpses to lie in consecrated ground, babies unbaptized, and the people terrified of dying in sin. In the village of Gastmere, the consequences grow darker still when Elena, a servant girl, is dragged into a conspiracy to absolve the sins of the lord of the manor. In desperation she visits the cunning woman, who has been waiting for just such an opportunity to fulfil an ancient curse conjured at the gallows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The trouble with Mandrake

  • By Kaggy on 14-01-16

Amazing performance

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

David Thorpe 's ability to perform as a castrato character is truly amazing. Plus regional Norfolk, French, Persian and other accents.
The story itself is not as gripping as Company of Liars: I found myself wishing it was shorter. True that it is full of period details but these don't make the story any more exciting

  • The Return of the King

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 3
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,412
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,973
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,975

Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An epic saga

  • By Darren on 15-02-16

It may be a classic but

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

Imo Tolkien didn't know how to end the book, or how to pace the story. It just goes on and on and on and...
Even the big action scenes of Battle of Pellinore Fields and The Rings Destruction barely get the blood flowing let alone an adrenaline rush.

The movie Imo was far superior

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,256

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing after 14

  • By M on 08-06-15

modern but with pedigree influences

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

Reviewed: 13-11-18

think arthur conan doyle/ edgar rice burroughs/ agatha christie ...add a modern tech setting and you find The Fold. A terrific story with the bonus of the always excellent Ray Porter.