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  • Coffin Road

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient and Modern In Perfect Harmony!

  • By Simon on 15-01-16

Another brilliant book from Peter May

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

Reviewed: 27-02-19

I enjoy finding a new author. The great thing with Peter May is that he has written so many books I'll now have a year's great listening to look forward to.
Great narrator, well crafted story and a twist I didn't guess.

  • Twisted

  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Who is JT LeBeau? A best-selling crime writer, whose words have gripped the world. The only mystery greater than his stories is his true identity. One woman thinks she's found him - her husband has millions in the bank and a letter for the enigmatic author. But the truth is far more twisted.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly not as good as Thirteen. Lacklustre reader.

  • By Sophie on 30-01-19

Good, but not one of his best.

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

Keeps you guessing all the way through but for me it was too complicated and at times very difficult to follow.

  • Entry Island

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801

When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal's St. Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back. For Sime, the 850-mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bitter blend of loneliness and regret that has come to characterise his life in the city. Travelling as part of an eight-officer investigation team, Sime's destination lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Only two kilometres wide and three long, Entry Island is home to a population of around 130 inhabitants - the wealthiest of which has just been discovered murdered in his home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good stuff!

  • By Mikey on 26-02-14

Five Stars is not enough for this brilliant 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: 04-02-19

Brilliant story, kept me guessing with a great twist in the tail. Like all of Peter's audio books it was very well read by the narrator. Can't recommend this book highly enough.

  • The Man with No Face

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Brussels, 1979. Jaded Edinburgh journalist Neil Bannerman arrives in the capital of European politics intent on digging up dirt. Yet it is danger he discovers when two British men are found murdered. One victim is a journalist, the other a Cabinet Minister: the double assassination witnessed by the former's autistic daughter. This girl recalls every detail about her father's killer - except for one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent tale.

  • By JENNIFER on 19-01-19

Great book

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

I nearly gave this one a miss when I discovered it was Peter May's debut novel. Really pleased I gave it a go as it as good as all his others I have listened to.

The reader was brilliant too. off to find his other books that I've yet to listen to.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,051
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,097

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

Unusual book but well worth a listen

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

Not a book I would have chosen but my book club raved over it. wasn't sure at the start but once I got into it I was hooked. Really well read too.

  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467

Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-11-18

Jeffrey Archer at his best

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Nice idea and wrapped up brilliantly at the end. Can see Jeffrey getting an invitation to the Kremlin any time soon!

  • And So It Begins

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Olivia Vinall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

Cleo knows she should be happy for her brother Mark. He's managed to find someone new after the sudden death of his first wife - but something about Evie just doesn't feel right...When Evie starts having accidents at home, her friends grow concerned. Could Mark be causing her injuries? Called out to their clifftop house one night, Sergeant Stephanie King finds two bodies entangled on blood-drenched sheets. Where does murder begin? When the knife is raised to strike, or before, at the first thought of violence?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rather Dull!

  • By Ann D on 14-11-18

Another great Rachel Abbot book

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

Reviewed: 19-11-18

Not as enjoyable as the other Rachel Abbot books but a great read all the same. Unusual story with an end no one could guess.

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,816
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,385

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Great Whodunit, beautifully read

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Superbly crafted story. Slightly annoyed by the quotes before each chapter from a Herick Ibsen book, unnecessary.

  • Absolute Proof

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences? This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from best-selling author Peter James. The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Proof of the Pudding is in the Reading!

  • By Simon on 07-10-18

Da Vinci Code on Steroids

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

Reviewed: 21-10-18

Loved the book. Brilliantly read by Hugh Bonneville. I was also fascinated to hear from Peter James at the end as to how the story cane about.

  • Crisis

  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Harrison Foster is a lawyer by training but works as a crisis manager for a London firm that specialises in such matters. Summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables slaughters six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favourite for the Derby, Harry (as he is known) finds there is far more to the ‘simple’ fire than initially meets the eye. For a start, human remains are found amongst the equestrian ones in the burnt-out shell. All the stable staff are accounted for, so who is the mystery victim?   

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Irritating Americanisms

  • By MJD on 21-09-18

Felix Francis never disappoints.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Beautifully read by Martin Jarvis and a great story crafted in the Dick Francis mould by his son Felix.
My only regret was that he has to pandered to the US market by using "Realtor" instead of "Estate Agent" and "Freeway" instead of "Motorway.."