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  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

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

Reviewed: 19-09-18

After having read the previous installments to this series I must say there was little doubt in my mind that I would enjoy Lethal White, but this had a different approach compared to the others and I found myself becoming increasingly intrigued with how Strike was going to overcome the fresh obstacles placed in front of him.

The difference between this book and the last few, is that when Cormoran first appeared on the scene as a personal detective he was a single (albeit a bit lonely as well) rough-around-the edges detective, he was unknown to the public and his raw approach was evident not only from the way he talked, his mannerisms or even the cuisine he would often choose to indulge in (Large donor kebab with extra chips) but also the almost obsessive determination in getting the job done.

Lethal White throws some pretty interesting spanners in the works, Strike is now famous, he's tasted success through his work and he's even found some sort of relationship in Robin, which proves to be difficult as she has become invaluable to him.

Excellently read by a master narrator, this book is pleasingly long in length and the story has more twists than a formula one racing track. This review was about 100 words too long, because any Galbraith novel scarcely requires any introduction, I just got a bit carried away because I enjoyed it so much! Compelling from start to finish.

23 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Holy Island

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 990

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered, and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby priory. When former local girl Dr. Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface, making her confront her difficult past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to finish this one

  • By Colette on 06-01-16

Well hello, DCI Ryan!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

I must say I do love nothing more than getting my teeth into a good detective series and this audiobook was certainly not a disappointment.

I loved the imagery portrayed by Ross which did a sterling job portraying the close-nit and somewhat dubious circumstances of living on an island, which does not even have it's own police station (or police) !! Along with the fantastic description (I love a book with some good description) the storyline kept me interested throughout with hardly any lapses in concentration. Jonathan Keeble, as ever, did a sterling job narrating and his performance was faultless. I urge you to spend your credit on this book, I am looking forward to book 2 of the DCI Ryan mysteries.

  • The Heart Sutra

  • Becoming a Buddha Through Meditation
  • By: Osho
  • Narrated by: Osho
  • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

The Heart Sutra, originally a very short set of verses, was given in privacy as a message to one of Buddha's close disciples, Sariputra, specifically addressed to him. Over time the Heart Sutra became one of Buddhism's core teachings. In these 10 talks, Osho presents the powerful message of these ancient words and brings them to a modern audience - one with different minds and needs than the original audiences of Buddha more than 2,500 years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Mikey on 10-08-18

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

No words could ever make you understand. Download Osho and FEEL the beauty of the truth found in the silences in between his talks. He does them pn purpose, as he knows the truth is only worth contemplating if it can be FELT and SEEN by those listening, otherwise it simply becomes cheap, borrowed knowledge. Download and see for yourself.

  • Be Still and Know

  • By: Osho
  • Narrated by: Osho
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

In this very special series of questions and answers, Osho talks on the death and enlightenment of his own father, which occurred at this time. He also shines his unique light on subjects as diverse as science and meditation, personality and essence, homosexuality, witnessing, and silence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Osho

  • By Mikey on 10-08-18

Osho

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

It is always a challenge when trying to put Osho's work into words for a review. As stated by the man himself, the stuff he shares cannot be understood through the use of words, but only by the long silences in between his dialogue.

The truth cannot be spoken, it becomes a lie the minute you try to speak it. Try and explain to a blind man what sunlight looks like. Try to explain to a person who cannot taste what the sensation of tasting 'sweet' food is like.

As always amazing. It's so special that it can never be put into words. Try it out for yourself and you'll know what I mean.

  • Tall Order

  • The Spider Shepherd Thrillers, Book 15
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

The 15th thriller in the Spider Shepherd series promises even more enthralling action from the Sunday Times best seller Stephen Leather. He is one of the world's most ruthless terrorists, codenamed Saladin. He plans and executes devastating attacks, and then, ghostlike, he disappears. Ten years ago he blew a plane out of the sky above New York - and now he's struck again, killing dozens in a London strike. But one of the latest victims is related to the acting head of MI5, who knows exactly who she wants on the case: Spider Shepherd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spider! As Explosive As Ever!

  • By Gary on 25-07-18

Great, a really entertaining listen

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

To sum this book up: it kept me hooked, it kept me intrigued, it kept me entertained. What more could you ask for in an audiobook?

Spider hits the bullseye. Much more entertaining than the last few instalments to the series in my opinion, which was refreshing. A great listen. Excellently narrated by the king of the SAS audio-character.

  • Great Expectations

  • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
  • By: Charles Dickens, Howard Jacobson
  • Narrated by: Matt Lucas, Howard Jacobson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

In this Audible Exclusive performance by Matt Lucas of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens demonstrates that conscience, loyalty and empathy are virtues far more valuable than intellect, wealth and social standing. First published in Dickens’ own periodical, All the Year Round, the novel was divided into nine monthly instalments, from December 1860 to August 1861. Unsurprisingly, it was an instant success and managed to sell over 100,000 copies per week. Though written at a challenging time in Dickens’ life, when the impending breakdown of his marriage loomed over him, Great Expectations proves to be one of his most optimistic, comical and romantic novels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully enveloped in Dickensian description

  • By Mikey on 19-07-18

Wonderfully enveloped in Dickensian description

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

Reviewed: 19-07-18

There is something indescribable about the way in which Charles Dickens is able to take you on a journey depicting the dark and often repulsive nature of living in the 1800s. With his incredible ability to act out so many different types of characters and accents, Matt Lucas does a stirling job bringing the characters in this book to life.

Without rambling on too much about a book that really needs no introduction or review, I'd urge anyone to spend their credit on this, regardless of their age or genre preferences for books. This is a masterpiece written by one of the most celebrated authors of all time and told wonderfully by one of the most comically-gifted voice actors of our time, a winning combination that will take you on a journey back into the 1800s and leave you wanting more each time you switch off your device.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Finders Keepers

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,830

1978: Meet Morris Bellamy ,the man who robs the safe of America's most famous reclusive writer, John Rothstein. But it isn't just the money he is interested in. Morrie is obsessed by the author's notebooks and is prepared to kill the author for them. 2009: Meet young Pete Saubers, whose father was knocked down by an out-of-control Mercedes in a job line-up. When he discovers a buried trunk of money and notebooks of a famous writer, he has the means to rescue his family from poverty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Mercedes

  • By Mel on 03-12-15

Hodges is back!

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

Reviewed: 18-06-18

This was a great second instalment to the Bill Hodges trilogy. Plagued by the death of a close friend from his previous adventures, Bill seems surprisngly more upbeat and the dark and gloomy side he had from the beginning of the first book seems to have gone. I actually liked his dark and gloomy side, so I found this was not a good thing in terms of entertainment. This was a good sequel to Mr Mercedes and I would recommend purchasing. Narrator did a great job as usual, on to the next one!

  • Mr Mercedes

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749

Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer. A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cliched, Predictable but Brilliant

  • By Philip on 26-07-15

Great start to the trilogy

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

Reviewed: 18-06-18

Bill Hodges is a retired (and slightly down and out) detective who I took to immediately. This book was a great introduction to the trilogy, which sees Bill Hodges thrust out of retirement after a serial killer, who recently massacred a crowd of people who were queueing up in hope of finding a job at a new corporate building, by driving his Mercedes straight into them all.

The serial killer knows how to push Hogdes' buttons, and quickly manages to entice him back out of retirement. What ensues for Bill is a real rollercoaster of a ride, which even helps the 60 year old find his romantic side as well as the rejuvenation of his dogged determination and desire to see that a murderer is finally brought to justice.

This was great fun!

  • Redeemer

  • John Milton, Book 12
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Rio de Janeiro. Brazilians call it Cidade Maravilhosa - the Marvellous City - but crime festers in its favelas like cancer. John Milton is visiting an old friend who runs a close protection business guarding the city's elite. Milton offers to stand in when one of his bodyguards doesn’t turn up for work. The job? Take the wife and daughter of an anticorruption judge to a school recital and bring them back again. Simple? Not so much. The girl is snatched off the street, and Milton is nearly killed. As he recovers at a Group Fifteen safe house, he decides on two objectives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best yet

  • By rev on 08-07-18

Milton is back

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

Reviewed: 18-06-18

This time, John Milton is off to the favelas of Rio De Janeiro, to meet up with a friend from the past. After offering to help his friend with a job which was now a man down, Milton gets anther shock when he realises the life he lives means he will never know who his true friends are.

Packed with action and a decent storyline, expertly told by one of my favourite narrators, I'd highly recommend buying this. The ending is great, too!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Alchemist's Secret

  • Ben Hope, Book 1
  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Will Rycroft
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

The #1 Bestseller. Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former élite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children. When Ben is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript which could save a dying child, he embarks on the deadliest quest of his life. The document is alleged to contain the formula for the elixir of life, discovered by the brilliant alchemist Fulcanelli decades before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Peter on 27-01-15

Short and sweet review

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Great character, love all the other books, but this one wasn't as fun. Too much time spent talking about the historical event and I didn't find it enjoyable. But give it a go, especially if you loved the Da Vinci code. This one just required too much thinking for me..!