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  • Game of Mirrors

  • Inspector Montalbano, Book 18
  • By: Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

When Montalbano comes to the aid of his new neighbour, Liliana Lombardo, after her car is interfered with, the inspector can little imagine where this will lead. It soon transpires that the young woman is being targeted by someone. But is Liliana’s growing interest in Montalbano simply a product of the detective’s innate charm? Or is she trying to lead him into trouble? Meanwhile a bomb explodes outside an empty warehouse in Vigàta. But who was it intended for?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but irritating false accent.

  • By Paul on 19-08-17

every bit as enjoyable as I was hoping

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-19

I enjoyed the whole package, good storyline, well narrated, captured the Italian flavor, imaginative plot

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woodcutter

  • By jackie Hammond on 23-05-11

Excellent, good storyline well read

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

Reviewed: 13-12-18

once you realise the sub plots are not just a collection of short stories, and the story comes into focus, it is very difficult to put down.

  • Hide And Seek

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat, spreadeagled, cross-like on the floor, between two burned-down candles, a five-pointed star daubed on the wall above. Just another dead addict - until John Rebus begins to chip away at the indifference, treachery, deceit and sleaze that lurks behind the facade of the Edinburgh familiar to tourists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspector Rebus at his best

  • By Steve Kilpin on 24-07-15

another very enjoyable book, from this author

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

enjoyable listen, 3rd in a row I have had read, well written and good choice of narrator, I might just sample a 4th !

  • Death on the River

  • A Tara Thorpe Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Clare Chase
  • Narrated by: Lucy Brownhill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

When a body is pulled from the dank and dangerous fens on the outskirts of town, everybody assumes it was a tragic accident. But Detective Tara Thorpe, newly joined and determined to prove herself, suspects there’s more to the story. Tara is desperate to investigate further, but her supervisor Patrick Wilkins has other ideas. He would rather die than let this ambitious upstart show him up - even if it means some digging in Tara’s secret past to keep her under his thumb.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tara Thorpe's back for another murder mystery.

  • By Helen SJ on 18-01-19

a but too clunky for me,

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I've tried 2 books from this author, finished this one, underwhelmed, attracted by the location , but disappointed by writing style and thin content.

  • The Bat

  • A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,783

Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great introduction to Harry Hole.

  • By Richard on 04-12-12

Excellent standard throughout

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

Reviewed: 30-08-18

very enjoyable read in the true dark fastidious Scandinavian vein, with an Aussie twang !

  • The Sculthorpe Murder

  • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Northamptonshire, 1810: As a new canal network snakes across the landscape, a vicious mob stakes its claim to the county. Every local constable is out on the hunt for the ruthless Panther Gang. When an elderly man is robbed and murdered in sleepy Middleton, the beleaguered magistrates send for help from London's Bow Street Police Office.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK...a lot of busi ness

  • By Rogayah on 25-10-16

another enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 25-08-18

2nd book I have read from this author, well researched, and written, difficult to put down, once you get sucked into the storyline.

  • Plague Pits & River Bones

  • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 219

London, 1812: Treacherous gangs roam the capital, and not even the Palace of Westminster is safe. When Detective Stephen Lavender is called in to investigate a highway robbery and a cold-blooded murder, both the cases take a dangerous and disturbing personal twist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love how

  • By Kevin on 21-02-18

Unexpectedly enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 24-08-18

I had my doubts about reading a period piece, but was rewarded with a well researched and enjoyable read, I will be looking for more from this author

  • The Adulterer's Wife

  • By: Leigh Russell
  • Narrated by: Phillipa Leigh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 56

From the best-selling author of The Geraldine Steel series comes The Adulterer's Wife. A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of domestic noir. Julie is devastated to learn that her husband, Paul, is having an affair. It seems her life can’t get any worse - until she comes home to find his dead body in their bed. When the police establish he was murdered, Julie is the obvious suspect. To protect her son from the terrible situation, Julie sends the teenage boy to his grandparents in Edinburgh while she fights to prove her innocence.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor story, poorly told

  • By Ms Lynda C. Porter on 21-08-18

second worst book I have read on audible

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

second worst book I have read on audible, weak plot . No links with reality in any context, can't believe audible is promoting it, very disappointed

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hidden River

  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Alexander Lawson is a former detective for Northern Ireland's police force. After a disastrous six-month stint in the drug squad, he became addicted to heroin and resigned in disgrace. Now 24, sickly, and on the dole, Alex learns that his high-school love, Victoria Patawasti, has been murdered in America. Victoria's wealthy family sends Alex to Colorado to investigate the case, and he seizes the opportunity for a chance at redemption.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn’t do it for me.

  • By Ann D on 11-12-18

enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

well balanced book, all the right ingredients, managed 2 naps in the whole session, which indicates, how infectious it was

  • Rain Dogs

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 5
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like a suicide. Yet there are a few things that bother Duffy just enough to keep the case file open, which is how he finds out that Bigelow was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond. And so Duffy has two impossible problems on his desk: Who killed Lily Bigelow? And what were they trying to hide?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable read

  • By andrew on 02-08-18

enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

enjoyable read, interesting interweave with recent news stories, would look for more in the series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful