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  • Chasing the Dead

  • David Raker, Book 1
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Lee Ingleby, Joe Coen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

One year ago Alex Towne's body was found. One month ago his mother saw him on the street. One week ago David Raker agreed to look for him. Now he wishes he hadn't. Mary Towne's son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn't want the work: it's clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Begging for it to be over

  • By Mrs. E. L. Martin on 01-11-18

Wha???

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

Reviewed: 17-10-18

Cliched plot line, convoluted story inhabited by less than believable characters! I’ll never get those hours back..... my advice..... don’t go there!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • Eddie Flynn, Book 1
  • By: Michael Donovan
  • Narrated by: Simon Blood DeVay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Family feuds, booze, and bad company. Teenager Rebecca Slater's walk on the wild side has taken a downward spiral. And now she's disappeared. But her family don't seem to have noticed. Wealthy, private, dysfunctional, the Slaters deny that their daughter is missing - even as they block all attempts by Rebecca's friends to contact her. So, the friends contact a private investigator. Eddie Flynn is good at finding people. And he's good at spotting lies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable!

  • By Anonymous User on 29-08-16

Very good

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Very good but could do with a better narrator,he sounds like he’s bored reading,

  • Noble Man

  • Jake Noble Series
  • By: William Miller
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

 

Jake Noble, Special Forces veteran and ex-CIA operative, is living on his boat, trying to scrape together enough money for his mother's cancer treatments. When the Company offers him 150k dollars to track down a missing girl, Noble has no choice but to delve back into the seedy underbelly of Manila's sex trade. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Generic

  • By john on 10-08-18

Generic

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Bad very bad ! Story so unoriginal that it’s awful,the performance of the narrator is too hammy,overall it’s just too much sorry

  • Dead Lock

  • A DI Nick Dixon Novel
  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Early on a cold Somerset morning, 10-year-old Alesha Daniels is reported missing by her father, a violent alcoholic. Her mother, a known drug addict, is found unconscious, but it’s her mother’s boyfriend the police are keen to trace. As the hunt for Alesha gathers pace, a second local girl is taken, plunging another family into the depths of despair. Cutting short his holiday, DI Nick Dixon races home to join the Major Investigation Team, but no sooner has he identified a network of local suspects than they begin to show up dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent !!

  • By Anonymous User on 26-09-18

Appalling narration

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Couldn’t enjoy this book as the narration was so bad,completely over acted!!! Female was breathless all through the book!!!! Pity as the story was good

  • Think of a Number

  • By: John Verdon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

It begins with a letter... The letter contains a request - think of a number, any number - and a sealed envelope. Inside the envelope is that number... When Dave Gurney, retired NYPD homicide detective, is contacted by an old college acquaintance about some startling letters he’s been receiving, it is at first little more than a diverting but sinister puzzle. Until the acquaintance is brutally killed.Suddenly Gurney finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation that makes no sense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping tale

  • By Paul on 11-01-12

Not great

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

Reviewed: 16-12-17

Frankly ridiculous villain,so convoluted it gets boring quickly,cliched cop lost kid etc etc retired gets involved in another case wife doesn’t understand!!!! God is there any original writers out there ?

  • The Crime Trade

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Dave John
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

When Operation Surgical Strike, a police sting designed to catch Colombian drug traffickers, goes tragically wrong, suspicion quickly falls on one of the undercover police officers involved: 'Stegs' Jenner. But Stegs is no ordinary cop. Something of a maverick, he has in the past played the role of a criminal just a little too well. Now suspended from duty, and with his close friend killed in the shootout, he determines to go it alone....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great first book in series.

  • By Melanie Preston Lewis on 12-08-18

I’m confused?

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

Reviewed: 13-11-17

Help I’m confused,what just happened? The ending well I think it’s ended !!! Very convoluted ending

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Play Dead

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Ex fashion model and successful business woman Laura Ayars' perfect world is shattered at a time that should have been the happiest of her life. On her honeymoon, her sports superstar husband goes for a swim - and never returns. But what has happened to David - can he really be dead? Whilst struggling to cope with her almost overwhelming grief, Laura is plagued by questions and doubts. Was it an accident? Or suicide? Or is it some terrible, ill-judged hoax?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twists and surprises

  • By Sarah on 01-02-18

What just happened ?

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

An extremely unbelievable story line,painfully obvious (shock) and bad characters !!! How did I even finish it,sorry but it's really that bad,

  • Headhunters

  • John Milton, Book 7
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Bury your enemies, and bury them deep. John Milton thought he was done with Avi Bachman. The most dangerous man he's ever known has been incarcerated in Angola, the brutal Louisiana prison. Inmates rarely leave Angola. Once you go in, the only way out is in a box. But Bachman is no ordinary prisoner. He was an assassin for the Mossad, and he has favours to call in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping Milton story...

  • By Salter on 14-11-18

Ok not great

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Weak story line,I think the author is getting bored with this character and just phoned this in,the other books where genuinely original and fresh,sadly not this one,

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Late Show

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Katherine Moennig
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

A compelling thriller introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD. Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Usual quality from Michael Connolly but terrible narration....

  • By Gary Collins on 18-08-17

Unoriginal

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

Reviewed: 26-07-17

I am very disappointed in this book,it's embarrassing full of cop lingo,( I'm riding the pine tonight) meeting a cop on desk duty,Give me a break !!!! and all the usual, she's the cop who's totally straight and the others are mostly bent !!!!! A woman in a mans world bla bla bla,sorry but I saw every twist and turn coming a mile off,there's not a scintilla of originality in this book,please no more,again sorry I normally enjoy everything Micheal connelly writes,

  • Camino Island

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

All trails became dead ends. Tips that had at first seemed urgent now faded away. The waiting game began. Whoever had the manuscripts would want money, and a lot of it. They would surface eventually, but where and when, and how much would they want? The most daring and devastating heist in literary history targets a high security vault located deep beneath Princeton University. Valued at $25 million, the five manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgerald's only novels are amongst the most valuable in the world....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Island Story Adrift From its Plot

  • By Simon on 07-06-17

Excellent !!!!

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

Reviewed: 13-07-17

Refreshing approach to a story,fantastic ending I listened twice just to revel in a proper story without the usual ending !!!!