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  • The Fourth Friend

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Police detective Carter McLean is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills his four best friends. He returns to work, but he is left full of guilt and terrible flashbacks. So for each of his four friends he decides to complete something that they left unfinished....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ellis Gets Into The Groove!

  • By Simon on 07-12-18

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 15-04-19

My first Joy Ellis audiobook and my first one narrated by Richard Armitage. Very happy with my choice....good story with a few twists and turns...a big twist at the end!... all very well read by Richard Armitage....Will look for more from this duo. would highly recommend.

  • The Rat Stone Serenade

  • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600

It's December, and the Shannon family are returning home to their clifftop mansion. However, a century ago Archibald Shannon stole the land upon which he built their home, and his descendants have been cursed ever since. When heavy snow cuts off Kintyre, DCI Jim Daley and DS Brian Scott are assigned to protect their illustrious visitors. As an ancient society emerges from the blizzards, ghosts of the past come to haunt the Shannons. As the curse decrees, death is coming. But for whom, and from what?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as previous books..still okay

  • By simon on 20-07-17

great listening..

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

Reviewed: 09-04-19

another excellent audiobook from Denzil Meyrick......interesting and well written story had me hooked throughout....some language but for me it makes it so life-like and in parts very very funny....add the brilliant narration by David Monteath and it makes this one of the best audiobook s I've ever heard. I now look specifically for books narrated by this man who's wonderful voice and tone puts the icing on the cake.
I would highly recommend.

  • The Fourth Protocol

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Espionage in the Cold War era

  • By C on 23-12-12

oh so good !!!

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

Reviewed: 30-03-19

Not my usual kind of audiobook but I'm so please I bought it. It had me gripped from chapter 1 onwards...I didn't want to put it down it was so interesting. The detail contained and the research that went into producing this book was first class. The narration by David Rintoul was exceptional....his voice changes for each character and his tone were brilliant...in fact his whole delivery was superb to the point where I'll seek out more of his work. Overall it's a pity to only score it 5stars....the story, the excellent way it's written and the perfect narration would easily have scored much more if it were possible. Highly delighted and would heartily recommend.

  • Dark Suits and Sad Songs

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104

When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It's clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging on by a thread, and his sidekick, DS Scott, wrestling with his own demons, Daley's world is in meltdown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent value for money

  • By Michael Bath on 07-02-17

5 star plus...

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

Reviewed: 26-03-19

More excellent listening from Denzil Meyrick. Brilliant captivating story narrated by David Monteath, one of the best in the business...his different voices and changes if tone give the characters some "life"
would highly recommend.

  • The Feast of Artemis

  • By: Anne Zouroudi
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The olive harvest is drawing to a close in the town of Dendra, and when Hermes Diaktoros arrives for the celebratory festival he expects an indulgent day of food and wine. But as young men leap a blazing bonfire in feats of daring, one of them is badly burned. Did he fall? Or was he pushed? Then, as Hermes learns of a deep-running feud between two families, one of their patriarchs dies. Determined to find out why, Hermes follows a bitter trail through the olive groves to reveal a motive for murder, and uncovers a dark deed brought to light by the sin of gluttony.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comes with just a hint of something different

  • By Linda on 27-07-13

totally held my attention

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

Reviewed: 23-03-19

Anne Zouroudi has a great gift for completely holding my attention...this is the 3rd of her "fat man" detective books I've listened to and I think the best so far....her description of people and events and the landscape readily take me to where it's all happening. I came across Anne Zouroudi only when I saw the narrator was the excellent Sean Barrett and I'm so glad I did. 5 stars across the board. Would highly recommend

  • The Whispers of Nemesis

  • By: Anne Zouroudi
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Hermes Diaktoros, the inimitable Greek Detective, returns in a tale of hubris and Homer, dark coffee and even darker secrets. It is winter in the mountains of northern Greece, and as the snow falls in the tiny village of Vrisi a coffin is unearthed and broken open. But to the astonishment of the mourners at the graveside, the remains inside the coffin have been transformed. Then, in the shadow of the shrine of St Fanourios (patron saint of lost things), a body is found, buried under the fallen snow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and whimsical

  • By Earnest on 21-12-17

another winner !

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

Reviewed: 22-03-19

Another excellent audible listening experience...brilliant and very interesting story held my interest until the very end (I always get the feeling something different is going to happen in books by Anne Zouroudi).
Narrated by the excellent Sean Barrett. Would highly recommend

  • The Last Witness

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, five years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best narrator ever! Exciting story.

  • By Seashell on 07-11-16

a brilliant listen !!!

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

Reviewed: 19-03-19

another great book from Denzil Meyrick. Great detective story had me gripped until the end just like his first book "whisky from small glasses". Lots of gory details and expletives all beautifully and expertly read by David Monteath who in my opinion is one of the best there is. His voice, tone and accents are perfect.
I look forward to book 3.
Highly recommended

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  • Whisky from Small Glasses

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,574

DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town, as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling Scottish crime novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently read.

  • By fiona on 19-03-17

outstanding...!

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

Reviewed: 14-03-19

Got this, and book 2, from the recent sale and wasn't sure what to expect. To my surprise it's one of the best books I've purchased. Solid story with many characters....likeable and othersise...lots of expletives but I'm quite open minded and this makes the book very funny. You can just imagine the characters sat in the pub cursing and swearing....just brilliant !
The narrator, David Monteath was exceptional...his different voices were a delight and I would score more than 5* for his input alone. I will look for this narrator when making future purchases.
I would highly recommend this book.

  • Last Bus to Woodstock

  • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

The death of Sylvia Kaye figured dramatically in Thursday afternoon's edition of the Oxford Mail. By Friday evening Inspector Morse had informed the nation that the police were looking for a dangerous man - facing charges of willful murder, sexual assault and rape. But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No Case for Re-Morse

  • By Simon on 06-10-17

yet another winner

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

the combination of the excellent writing of Colin Dexter and the superb voice of Samuel West the perfect balance has been reached. Would highly recommend

  • Last Seen Wearing

  • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

The statements before Inspector Morse appeared to confirm the bald, simple truth. After leaving home to return to school, teenager Valerie Taylor had completely vanished, and the trail had gone cold. Until two years, three months and two days after Valerie's disappearance, somebody decides to supply some surprising new evidence for the case....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration

  • By Nick on 23-03-18

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

superbly written with so many twists and turns will have you guessing whodunnit until the end. With the brilliant Samuel West as narrator this is an absolute winner. Would highly recommend.