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  • Jamaica Inn

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912

Jamaica Inn stands alone on Bodmin Moor, stark and forbidding, its walls tainted with corruption. Young Mary Yellon soon learns of her uncle Joss Merlyn's strange trade here. But does he deal in blacker secrets still?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A grand story..narration not so grand

  • By Jeremy P. James on 24-08-11

Atmospheric tale

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Tony Britton brings to life the motley assortment of characters that inhabit the wild moors of Jamaica in Cornwall.
It's a good story with a twist at the end.

  • Bad Move

  • A Zack Walker Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Paranoia-fuelled Zack Walker has trouble convincing his loved ones to obey his rules for keeping them out of harm's way. He's even uprooted his family and headed for the tranquillity of the suburbs. But then Zack stumbles upon a body, and a trail of deceit and murder leads right back to his own front door. Suddenly the 'burbs is not looking nearly so safe.... With a killer roaming around their neighbourhood and Zack's overactive imagination in overdrive, he's sure things can't get any worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brillant

  • By oAjCo on 27-08-17

Surprisingly addictive

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I bought this on a 2 for 1 offer so wasn’t sure how it would be but glad I did. Part domestic drama and part murder story it is full of humour and the narrator’s laconic style is perfect.

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  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Claire D. on 27-09-18

Haunting and gripping

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Although there are some overblown descriptions of the marshes and lagoons the essence of this story is good. It interweaves well between past and present to tell the story of a murder.
You cannot help but be drawn into the lonely life of the Marsh Girl and find out whodunnit.

  • Don't Make a Sound

  • Nathan Cody, Book 3
  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

You can't choose your family. Or can you? Meet the Bensons. A pleasant enough couple. They keep themselves to themselves. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy. There's just one problem. Daisy doesn't belong to the Bensons. They stole her. And now they've decided that Daisy needs a little brother or sister. DS Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jackson Makes it a Hat Trick!

  • By Simon on 08-05-18

Too much gruesome details

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

Reviewed: 16-09-18

The narrator struggles with a variety of Liverpool accents and the plot is difficult and relies on violence too much. There’s enough to keep you listening but I had to fast forward in parts.

  • Past Caring

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Why should distinguished Edwardian Cabinet minister Edwin Straford resign at the height of his career? Why does the woman he loves so suddenly reject him? Why, 70 years later, should people go to such lengths to prevent the truth coming out?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Past Caring

  • By AmyAlice on 19-08-13

Plenty of twists and turns

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

Overall this is a good yarn and is very well read.
But it is somewhat convoluted and stretches credulity at times.
There’s enough action to keep you listening although I confess that when it got to the last couple of hours I’d somewhat lost interest in any of the protagonists.
The sex scene at the beach made me cringe and was so out of keeping with the rest of the book you wonder if that bit had been ghosted!
But If you want a good long yarn then this is worth a go.

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  • Down Under

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817

Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else. Nevertheless, Bill Bryson journeyed to the country and promptly fell in love with it. The people are cheerful, their cities are clean, the beer is cold, and the sun nearly always shines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By Lynette Morris on 24-12-12

Fair dinkum

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

Reviewed: 29-05-18

Bryson brings his usual mix of statistics and bizarre facts to Australia and mixes this with some wonderful descriptions of the striking landscape.
He keeps saying he loves Australia and you have to believe him despite the lurid and frequent descriptions of the ways you can be horribly injured by The country’s wildlife and plants.
He has some thought provoking observations on our failure to engage with Australia (hence the title).
The narration is unobtrusively superb, moving from the Bryson laconic drawl to English vowels via some lovely Australian voices.
If I ever visit the Lost Continent I shall take this with me.

  • Silent Voices

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851

When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if she’s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals ligature marks around the victim’s throat…Vera pulls her team together and sets them interviewing those connected to the victim, while she and colleague, Sergeant Joe Ashworth, work to find a motive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oneof the best audiobooks I've heard

  • By Gill on 17-05-11

Wonderful narration of a great story

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

The narrator is fantastic making this so easy on the ear. I couldn’t stop listening to the story. Highly recommended

  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne Du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296

Daphne du Maurier's young heroine meets the charming Maxim de Winter and despite her youth, they marry and go to Manderley, his home in Cornwall. There, the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the mystery she keeps alive of his first wife Rebecca - said to have drowned at sea - threatens to overwhelm the marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic story of love and life.

  • By John Nichols on 30-06-13

What a story

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

I loved this, couldn’t put it down.
Thought at first that Anna Massey’s RP would be annoying but in fact it is period perfect.

  • Small Island

  • By: Andrea Levy
  • Narrated by: Andrea Levy
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

Andrea Levy's acclaimed Small Island is a delicately wrought and profoundly moving novel of empire, prejudice, war, and love. It was awarded the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction, the 2004 Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and the 2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize. It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A breath taking saga.

  • By Dolly on 01-10-15

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 24-07-17

Slow start but stick with it. Such a shameful part of the English psyche wonderfully exposed by this gripping story of human frailty and prejudice.

  • Saturday Requiem

  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 497

It was an open-and-shut case when 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family; she's been incarcerated ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to assess Hannah, she reluctantly agrees. What she finds horrifies her.... Frieda is haunted by the thought that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family. Frieda soon begins to realise that she's up against someone who'll go to any lengths to protect themselves....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK but a little similar to previous volumes

  • By Mrs on 08-07-16

Couldn't put it down!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

This was £1.99 well spent. Bought it as Deal of the Day. Very gripping and well plotted. I did feel as though I'd missed quite a bit of Freda, the protagonist's back story. She's a psychotherapist who assists the police and seems to have had a colourful past. But it didn't spoil it at all. I have been glued to my headphones for two days.
Highly recommended and I shall look for Nicci French books again.