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  • The Brethren

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

A classic legal thriller from the master of the genre. Trumble is a minimum-security federal prison, a 'camp', home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals - drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, two Wall Street crooks, one doctor, at least five lawyers. And three former judges who call themselves the Brethren: one from Texas, one from California, and one from Mississippi.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, awful narrator

  • By A. Brennan on 27-01-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

This narrator has the best voice ever and brings a touch of humour to even serious books. Fantastic story well written and well read.

  • A Criminal Defense

  • By: William L. Myers Jr.
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great story

  • By mgemelia on 09-04-17

What a great story

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

Fantastic book never read one of his before but looking forward to another. The way he brings it altogether at the end is amazing

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Rainmaker

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374

It's summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor's shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life. Now he doesn't have a job or a prayer-except for one: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit, if Rudy can find a way to file it. By the time Rudy gets to court, a heavyweight corporate defense team is there to meet him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favourite Grisham Book

  • By M on 02-12-14

Classic John Grisham

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

Reviewed: 16-01-17

Loved this book from beginning to end you feel got the under dogs and even admire the ones on the wrong side of the law

  • Into the Darkest Corner

  • By: Elizabeth Haynes
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Dizzything on 26-03-12

Quite predictable and long winded

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

Reviewed: 14-09-16

Thought the end could of been better
The story was boring me but thought l would read till the finish wish l haven't

  • The Kept Woman

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

The latest novel in the Will Trent series from number one best-selling author Karin Slaughter. A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It's the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim - a woman - has left the scene and vanished into thin air.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What's happening

  • By Christine on 17-07-16

One of the best Karin Slaughter books ever

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

She gets you engrossed from the beginning and you just have to read more before you can put it down. I did want to hear a different ending coz l love Angie but that's probably for another book
Absolutely fantastic x

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dust to Dust

  • A Novel
  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Sorry. The single word is written on a mirror. In front of it hangs a Minneapolis Internal Affairs cop. Was it suicide? Or a kinky act turned tragic? Either way, it wasn't murder. At least not according to the powers that be. But veteran homicide detective Sam Kovac and his wisecracking, ambitious partner, Nikki Liska, think differently. Together they begin to dig at the too-neat edges of the young cop's death, uncovering one motive - and one suspect - after another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another brilliant book

  • By Sylvia Knaggs on 09-05-15

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 18-06-16

Tami Hoag is the most talented writer in this genre
Absolutely fantastic can't wait to start the next one in the series x

  • Dolores Claiborne

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frances Sternhagen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Dolores Claiborne has a confession to make.... She will take her time. Won't be hurried. Will do it her way, sparing neither details nor feelings. Hers or anyone else's. This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Truth that takes you to the edge of darkness. Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell, and you'd better pay attention - or else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen King might just be my favourite author.

  • By Andy on 24-05-16

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

Not a book I'm used to reading but engrossing throughout. He makes you feel like you know the characters x

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 606

Worldwide best-seller John Grisham goes rogue with his most suspenseful thriller yet.... Sometimes you have to fight dirty to get clean. Sebastian Rudd takes the cases no one else wants to take: the drug-addled punk accused of murdering two little girls; a crime lord on death row; a homeowner accused of shooting at a SWAT team. l Rudd believes that every person accused of a crime is entitled to a fair trial - even if he has to cheat to get one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham scores

  • By linda anderson on 15-12-16

The Rogue Lawyer

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

Reviewed: 04-01-16

Absolutely fantastic story. The story is quick paced and narrated perfectly. Can't wait for the next one.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Playing with Fire

  • A Novel
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Will Damron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

The first time violinist Julia Ansdell picked up the "Incendio Waltz" in a darkened antique shop in Rome, she knew it was a strikingly unusual composition. The minor key and complex feverish arpeggios have a life of their own. But when she plays the piece, Julia blacks out and awakens to find her small daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. When she travels to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a heart-stoppingly dark secret....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reaching Some Higher Grace Notes.

  • By Simon on 31-10-15

Playing with fire

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

Reviewed: 13-11-15

An absolutely superb story brilliant ending as you would expect from this author. A must read/listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Life or Death

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released? Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of the gang. Seven million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is. For 10 years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled, and threatened almost daily by prison guards, inmates, and criminal gangs, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling story

  • By Kirstine on 25-08-14

Exceptional story

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

Reviewed: 26-07-15

This was a fantastic story from beginning to end couldn't stop listening. The reader was absolutely first class and made every character's voice different. Highly recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful