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  • Ruby's Palace

  • By: Kerry Barnes
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The Vincents' nightclubs are popping up all over London. The O'Connells plan to get their hands on the Palaces...but gypsies have no place in the Vincents' business. Disregarding the warnings and the rumours of the disappearance of the entire McManners family, the O'Connells plot a scam so cruel even their own kind shuns them. Ruby Vincent is now 15, and she may look like her aunt Francesca, but she still has Jesse Right's blood running through her veins. Turning her back on the family, she goes in search of the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Emma Jones on 24-07-18

Out-bloody-standing!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Outstanding!!! What a fantastic combination Kerry Barnes and Annie Aldington are. This series absolutely rocked!

  • Follow the Leader

  • The DS Allie Shenton Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Mel Sherratt
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

A man's body is found on a canal towpath. In his pocket, a magnetic letter in the shape of an E. Days later, a second victim is found, this time with the letter V tucked into her clothing. As the body count rises, the eerie, childlike clues point to a pattern that sends DS Allie Shenton and her colleagues into full alert.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Corny but listenable.

  • By Bex on 25-02-15

Annoying narrator...

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

Reviewed: 30-04-18

I really hate it when they change the narrator in a series. We get used to their voices being associated with the characters and sorry to be a cow, but she was so much worse than the original that I had to grit my teeth to get to the end ughh not sure I can face book 3 now

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ruthless

  • By: Jessie Keane
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Annie Carter should have demanded to see their bodies lying on a slab in the morgue, but she really believed the Delaney twins were gone from her life for good. Now sinister things are happening around her and Annie Carter is led to one terrifying conclusion: her bitter enemies, the Delaney twins, didn't die all those years ago. They're back and they want her, and her family, dead.This isn't the first time someone has made an attempt on her life,yet she's determined to make it the last. Nobody threatens Annie Carter and lives to tell the tale . . .

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning!

  • By ~Cariad~ on 23-11-17

Stunning!

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

Reviewed: 23-11-17

Absolutely loving this series. Karen Cass narrates it so well, she completely brings it to life.

  • Threat

  • By: Hugh Fraser
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

London, 1961. In the dying days of the Macmillan government, George Preston is in control of crime in West London, and Rina Walker is his favoured contract killer. When Rina is hired by Soho vice king Tony Farina to investigate the disappearance of girls from his clubs, she discovers that they are being supplied to a member of the English aristocracy for the gratification of his macabre sexual tastes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection!

  • By ~Cariad~ on 26-09-17

Perfection!

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

Reviewed: 26-09-17

I absolutely LOVE this series!! It has everything one needs to make a story thrilling.

Can't wait for the next in the series to be added to Audible; I'm praying hard that Annie Aldington will be narrating it!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Harm

  • By: Hugh Fraser
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Acapulco, 1974: Rina Walker is on assignment. Just another quick, clean kill. She wakes to discover her employer's severed head on her bedside table and a man with an AK-47 coming through the door of her hotel room. She needs all her skills to neutralise her attacker and escape. After a car chase, she is captured by a Mexican drug boss who exploits her radiant beauty and ruthless expertise to eliminate an inconvenient member of the government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!

  • By ~Cariad~ on 26-08-17

Brilliant!!

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

Reviewed: 26-08-17

I loved this audiobook - LOVED!

My God, housework was never so much fun before audiobooks - these days it'd be impossible for me to even contemplate trying do stuff around the house without one on!!

Straight into what will hopefully be a terrific book 2, I mean one can't really go wrong... gangland London (I literally used to live a couple of streets away from the main streets in the book - and that's always fun to read!), a lesbian contract killer with a dysfunctional family life and history, dual time periods of her young self and Rina now through alternate chapters, starting in the 50's and moving forward through time (a really interesting way to have written it) and the hope of a HEA for Rina - whichever way she swings - is all good for me!!

THEN!!! Add ANNIE "The Dog's Bollocks of Narration" ALDINGTON to the mix and OMFG a whole other level of AWESOME is reached *sighs happily* ...it doesn't get much better than this friends!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Billie Jo

  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Billie Jo is the adored only child of wealthy villain Terry and Michelle, the drunken wife he hates. Knowing how much Billie Jo dreads her parents' fights, Terry imagines that she'll understand when he tells her he is going to leave Michelle to marry his pregnant secretary. But fate is about to deal a terrible hand and change everything in a way Terry has not planned for, leaving Billie Jo's protected world in tatters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection

  • By ~Cariad~ on 31-05-17

Perfection

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

Reviewed: 31-05-17

Stunning book, absolutely loved it as I do every book that Kimberley Chambers writes!!
Plus, I love Annie Aldington and everything she narrates, so together this was perfection for me.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • After the Last Dance

  • By: Sarra Manning
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Kings Cross station, 1943: As the bombs fall, Rose loses her heart to a pilot but will lose so much more before the war has done its worst. Las Vegas, present day: A beautiful woman in a wedding dress walks into a seedy bar and asks the first man she sees to marry her. So when Jane meets Rose, now a formidable older lady, there's no love lost between them. But with time running out, can Rose and Jane come together to make peace with the secrets that have haunted their lives?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Historical Novel

  • By Roberta on 07-04-18

Perfection

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Truly the best audiobook that I've listened to. It's touched me on so many levels, I loved every word.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Thicker Than Blood

  • By: Claire C. Riley, Madeline Sheehan
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Leisel and Evelyn lost everything. Husbands. Families. Friends. Lives that made sense. All they had left was each other and a friendship that could withstand anything...even an apocalypse. Until one fateful night when the marginal safety they'd come to rely on comes to a vicious and brutal end, and they find themselves face to face with a much altered, much crueler life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By ~Cariad~ on 25-08-15

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 25-08-15

Probably one of the best audiobooks I've listened to. More, more, more please!

  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,569

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame - could have been so much better

  • By Chris on 24-12-15

Very good, just a little rushed overall.

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

Reviewed: 22-12-14

Very good, just a little rushed overall. Love this author, definitely looking forward to more from him.

  • Invisible

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Kevin Collins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Everyone thinks Emma Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emma has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her nightly recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emma's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison 'Books' Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • captivating

  • By mandy on 16-11-14

So good!!

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

Reviewed: 18-11-14

Where does Invisible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I REALLY enjoyed this audiobook. It's perfectly narrated and paced.

What did you like best about this story?

The light and shade between the narrated parts and the different POV's.

What about January LaVoy and Kevin Collins ’s performance did you like?

Everything! They did a great job with this story.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It creeped me right out whenever it went into 2nd person POV and the killer would talk to us!!

Any additional comments?

Stunning book - more, more ,more like this please Mr Patterson!!