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  • The Lucky Ones

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

When a woman's body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realises she is dealing with a serial killer - a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open, smiles forever frozen on their faces.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Serial Killer Thriller

  • By Ulla on 24-06-17

Returned after 20 mins

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

The opening chapter was very exciting and after that it was completely boring. Who wants to hear about a man taking his son round museums. Was so bored I returned it after 20 minutes!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Missing

  • By: Jane Casey
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Jenny Shepherd is twelve years old and missing. Her teacher, Sarah Finch, knows better than most that the chances of finding her alive are diminishing with every day she is gone. As a little girl her older brother had gone out to play one day and never returned. The strain of never knowing what has happened to Charlie had ripped Sarah’s family apart. Now in her early twenties, she is back living at home, trapped with a mother who drinks too much and keeps her brother’s bedroom as a shrine to his memory. Then, horrifically, it is Sarah who finds Jenny’s body....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not author's best work

  • By LJP123 on 24-09-16

Gripping story

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Really enjoyed story and it kept me guessing.
Some of the voices for the performance was little over the top.

  • Don't Wake Up

  • By: Liz Lawler
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 656

A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller with a horrifying premise and a stinging twist. Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn't a doctor. The choice he forces her to make is utterly unspeakable. But when Alex re-awakens, she's unharmed - and no one believes her horrifying story. Ostracised by her colleagues, her family and her partner, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind. And then she meets the next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I"ve read for ages

  • By Mary Thompson on 21-10-17

Brilliantly gripping!

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

Reviewed: 22-04-18

Kept me guessing for ages.
Couldn’t stop listening!
Really good storyline.
Would highly recommend to everyone !

  • The Girl Who Came Back

  • By: Kerry Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

When six-year-old Olivia Adams disappeared from her back garden, the small community of Stoneridge was thrown into turmoil. How could a child vanish in the middle of a cozy English village? Thirteen years on and Olivia is back. Her mother is convinced it's her but not everyone is sure. If this is the missing girl, then where has she been - and what happened to her on that sunny afternoon? If she's an imposter, then who would be bold enough to try to fool a child's own mother - and why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl Who Came Back

  • By Mini Ward on 24-09-17

Very predictable

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

From early on the ‘twist ‘ was predictable. Think I only Kept going with the story because one of the reviews it said that you would never guess the twist, so I thought I must be wrong. It was so obvious.
Really wish I hadn’t bothered wasting so much of my life on this book.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Saving April

  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Sophie McShera
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

A new family moves in over the road. The new family is acting strange. This new family has some secrets. From the author of Audible's Thriller of the Year, Silent Child, comes another psychological thriller to keep you guessing until the very end. Performed by Sophie McShera, (Daisy Mason, Downton Abbey), enter the world of a family broken by lies, a woman traumatised by a dark past, and a child caught in the crossfire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing, thin storyline

  • By Rachael on 23-11-17

Pretty boring

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Thought about getting refund but stick it out. Was ok but not riveting at all.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mistake

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 935

You think you know the truth about the people you love. But one discovery can change everything.... Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister, Rose. Two days later he is found dead. Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy's death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother? Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Tragic Coming of Age

  • By Simon on 01-12-17

Gripping story

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Really enjoyed the story from start to finish. Wasn’t predictable at all.
I enjoyed the mix of the old and the new story, although the new story often went into irrelevant detail about the library.
Narrator was very good apart from a very dodgy Australian accent!
I would definitely recommend this book and I am now looking at getting more from the same author.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,022

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Absolutely brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 30-09-17

Gripping from start to finish!
One of the best books I've listened to.
Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Breakdown

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 643

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods and the woman who was killed. Since then she's been forgetting everything: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn't have a baby.... What she can't forget is the woman she might have saved, the terrible nagging guilt, the silent calls she's receiving and the feeling that someone's watching her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow what a roller coaster ride

  • By Amy E. on 18-04-17

Kept me intrigued!

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

Reviewed: 16-08-17

I felt like I knew who the perpetrator was from the very start. I wasn't spot-on but I wasn't far-off.
That said I didn't think it was a really exciting book to listen to, especially the last two hours, which I saved so I could listen to them on my dog walk!
Having read a couple of books now by this author I would certainly read another.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lying Game

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

The text message is just three words: I need you. Isa Leigh drops everything, packs up her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten, where she and her three best friends attended prestigious boarding school Salten House. Only Kate still lives in the area, at the crumbling Tide Mill she inherited when her disgraced art tutor father vanished when she was just 17. Each of the women is running from something, from an act that has haunted them for many years but which they have tried their best to bury.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Yawn

  • By Rhiannon on 19-07-17

Very bored after 7 chapters

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

To be honest I didn't like the book from the start, I give it seven chapters as I absolutely loved her first two books.
This was so long winded, I kept waiting for something to happen, but alas nothing did.
Huge let down but at least I was able to get a refund.
I probably should've read more reviews before I bought it but I went on the basis of her to previous book be really good. Not for me this one!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Let the Dead Speak: A Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller

  • Maeve Kerrigan, Book 7
  • By: Jane Casey
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. There may not be a body, but everything else points to murder. Maeve Kerrigan is young, ambitious and determined to prove she's up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is holding something back, but best friend Bethany Norris won't let Maeve get close. What exactly is Bethany protecting Chloe from? As the team dig deeper into the residents of Valerian Road, no one is above suspicion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By san2har on 11-03-17

Good story but not Casey's best

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

Reviewed: 31-07-17

Having read all Casey's books, I found this one lacking excitement. I persevered and it got better.
I found the Norris family very boring.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful