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  • Our House

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Deni Francis, Paul Panting
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,289

When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blindsided. Trinity Avenue has been her family's home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Desperately calling her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her, Fi discovers he has disappeared. The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who exactly is the guilty party?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By Rory on 12-08-18

Cleverly crafted but painfully slow

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

A very clever idea and story line .However the pace of this story was painfully slow.The plot had me gripped but by the time I got to the end I had lost the will .I found I disliked Fi as a character,she was not particularly warm and she presented as being both pretentious and judgemental.It was easier to like Bram who turned out to be the real victim.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Her Perfect Life

  • By: Sam Hepburn
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

Gracie Dwyer has it all: the handsome husband, the adorable child, the beautiful home and the glittering career. The perfect life. Her new friend, Juliet, doesn't exactly fit in. She's a down-on-her-luck single parent with no money and not much hope. So just what is it that draws Gracie and Juliet together? And when the cracks start to appear in Gracie's perfect life, can both of them survive?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By san2har on 09-03-17

Brilliant!! Excellent story..kept me guessing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-17

Could not stop listening,genuinly a really good story, buy it!! I would love the author to write a sequel to this.All absorbing escapism at the touch of a button.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman Next Door

  • By: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Bea Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 574

Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder. Everybody needs good neighbours.... Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa's daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven't been so close. Hester has plans to change all that. It's obvious to her that despite Melissa's outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester's help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant gripping story

  • By Miss Lesley Davidson on 28-01-17

Clever, unusual plot, had me hooked

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-17

A thought provoking and gripping thriller. The characters are complex and challenge the reader.I was so absorbed in the story that at one point I was almost sick as a result of the vivid descriptions! I love how the author manages to challenge age discrimination without the listener even being aware.

  • The Forgotten Woman

  • A Gripping, Emotional Rollercoaster You'll Devour in One Sitting
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Kit Mason has lived a life of unimaginable pain. An ex-prostitute, she has fled the clutches of an abusive pimp and now finds herself living hand to mouth in a new city, without anyone to help her. Frances Thornton seems to be living the perfect life. A lawyer from a privileged background, her perfect façade hides the painful secrets that still haunt her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and touching

  • By Linn on 05-10-16

Refreshing and surprisingly inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

I found this book in the Crime/thriller section not sure what its doing there. I do not think the cover or title reflect the story.However I found this story surprisingly intriguing and inspiring. The author addresses complex social subjects with sensitivity and insight. I particularly enjoyed the feminist undertones. Most of all I am very impressed that the typical clinched ending was avoided.I found this book genuinely inspiring.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sleep Tight

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove, Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569

When Olivia calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again. Two years later,Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called to investigate, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. Her car is in the garage, and her purse is in her handbag. For some reason every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, phones, and computers. Then they find the blood...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Fantastic story!

  • By Liane on 12-02-15

Good but male narrator very over the top and irritating.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-16

The story line was good, however the male narrator really put a dampner on it for me.He made Tom sound creepy and old and nothing like the decent man he is supposed to be.All the other male characters were so over the top...it was laughable as for the attempt at woman's voices ..it was embarrassing.

  • A Scone to Die For

  • Oxford Tearoom Cozy Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: H.Y. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

When an American tourist is murdered with a scone in Gemma Rose's quaint English tearoom, she suddenly finds herself apron-deep in a mystery involving long-buried secrets from Oxford's past. Armed with her insider knowledge of the university and with the help of four nosy old ladies from her local Cotswolds village (not to mention a cheeky little tabby cat named Muesli), Gemma sets out to solve the mystery - all while dealing with her matchmaking mother and the return of her old college love, Devlin O'Connor, now a dashing CID detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cosy, mystery with everything you could want.

  • By pollyanne on 27-10-16

Cosy, mystery with everything you could want.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-16

I am a big fan of miss Marple and Agatha Rasin books so I really enjoyed this! Apart from having all the usual themes of a cosy murder mystery, it genuinely kept me guessing.Just gutted tgerey are no more in this series on audible.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 671

This was meant to be the perfect trip. The northern lights. A press launch on a luxury cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse and to work out what she wants from her relationship. Except things don't go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next-door cabin. But the records show that no one ever checked in to that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't bother

  • By Claire on 10-02-17

Great story , did not like the narrar

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-16

This audio book made addictive reading and I could not put it down However I was not keen on the Narrator. The accent used for the main character made her sound stupid and Butch which was very irritating. Jude by comparison was made to sound like yogis bear.In terms of the story we were never once given a description of the main characters appearance which made me feel like I did not know her at all.I think the story would have been improved had the boat or lo's / judes been made to sound more cosy in order to provide a contrast. Aso what happened to the cat??

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,316

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • waste of time

  • By Nicole on 02-10-16

interesting plot but very depressing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-16

I nearly gave up on this book, the main character was so depressing.The plot had a twist but this was heavily weighed down by the depressing, dark and tired characters. I think the author did a great dis service to the main character.Rachel came across as helpless victim with no personality and who was heavily abused by all she comes into contact with. I am sure she would have had other interests or personality traits.I do not like the way women are portrayed in this book.It reminds me of the book prozac UK.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Broken

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It’s a brutal, cold-blooded murder. All too soon, former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton – home for Thanksgiving after a long absence – finds herself unwittingly drawn into the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Suzy GM on 31-12-14

disappointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-16

I had really enjoyed pretty girls but I must say disappointed with this story.The listener was encouraged to emphasize and relate to one of the central characters in the book, who is the brunt of unfair accusations.However in the last few lines it is implied that the character is dishonest and the accusations coukd be correct. I had wanted some Justice for this character.I also feel the character of sarah is so sickly Ott although hopelessly floored she ends up assisting a defective with a crime,totally unlikely. Also why have so many random references to rape in a book.