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  • His Other Lover

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Mia has her life in order. She is a grown-up and enjoys a grown-up's relationship with Pete. Not passionate or spontaneous but solid. She knows he is 'the one'. But then she sees a text message on Pete's phone that throws her world into a spin. It is more than friendly, signed off with a kiss, and Mia has never heard of the sender, Liz. With her carefully mapped out life sliding out of control Mia will discover a side to herself she never knew existed, as she formulates a plan to win her happy ending. Because all's fair in love and war - isn't it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good easy listening, suspense thriller

  • By David M on 16-01-19

Absolute Trash

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

The characters were all so poorly written - women do not think and behave in the manner of the lead or any of the other characters in the book.

It’s so bad it would be laughable if it wasn’t dangerous. In this age of empowerment, literature should be reflecting the mood of society not setting a cause back like this.

And that narration... my god. Everyone except the lead character had the most annoying voice.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Agent in Place

  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

Fresh off his first mission back with the CIA, Court Gentry secures what seems like a cut-and-dried contract job: A group of expats in Paris hires him to kidnap the mistress of Syrian dictator Ahmed Azzam to get intel that could destabilize Azzam's regime. Court delivers Bianca Medina to the rebels, but his job doesn't end there. She soon reveals that she has given birth to a son, the only heir to Azzam's rule - and a potent threat to the Syrian president's powerful wife. Now, to get Bianca's cooperation, Court must bring her son out of Syria alive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book poor narration audio levels

  • By Mr on 01-03-18

Ruined by terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

The narrators French and British accents were horrible.

The story itself was ok, comparable to Stephen Leather’s Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd series but not quite as good. What isn’t comparable is this narration to that of Paul Thornley.

  • The Memory Chamber

  • By: Holly Cave
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

The perfect afterlife or a never-ending nightmare? Isobel has it all: a steady relationship, the immaculate home and her dream job. Life, and even death, is completely under her control. For Isobel's generation death no longer means oblivion, thanks to firms like her employer, Oakley Associates. Isobel is their top Heaven Architect, crafting perfect afterlives for her clients: artificial paradises of the mind built from the memories they treasure most. Then Isobel meets handsome client Jarek....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but drags on a bit

  • By Natallie on 10-03-18

Average

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

An Ok first third that sets out for a decent premise followed by a torturously boring middle third that dragged on and finally finishes with a decent final section and reasonably satisfying conclusion.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Invited Her In

  • By: Adele Parks
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 730

When Mel hears from a long-lost friend in need of help, she doesn’t hesitate to invite her to stay. Mel and Abi were best friends back in the day, sharing the highs and lows of student life until Mel’s unplanned pregnancy made her drop out of her studies. Now, 17 years later, Mel and Abi’s lives couldn’t be more different. Mel is happily married, having raised her son on her own before meeting her husband, Ben. Now they share gorgeous girls and have a chaotic but happy family home, with three children.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bit obvious

  • By Jackie M-W on 04-11-18

Average story - Fantastic Narration

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

I found this to be no better than an average. The suspense towards twists/revelations was non-existent as it was so predictable.

The thing that actually made it an enjoyable listen for me was the fantastic narration by Joanne Froggatt. I could listen to her voice day and night.

  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 456

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all - until Mark loses his job and cracks start to appear in their perfect life. But they’re determined to make it work. They book their dream honeymoon and trust that things will work out - after all, they have each other. Could the life of your dreams turn out to be a nightmare?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I would have loved to give this book six stars!

  • By Janet biglari on 13-08-18

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 27-06-18

A well written book, great story, characters and well narrated. One of the better books I’ve listened to recently.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: President Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 672

A sitting US President is missing. President Bill Clinton partners with number one best-selling author James Patterson in a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with the kind of insider details that only a President can know.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • For a Star Turn it's Hit and Miss

  • By Simon on 05-06-18

Comical Narration

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

The narrator spoiled what would otherwise have been a good audiobook. Some of the accents were quite comical. In particular the Russian sounded like a cross between Sergei the meerkat and Yoda, and the German sounded more French than German at times.

Although quite funny at first, it became quite jarring and ruined my overall enjoyment of the book.

14 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfect Girlfriend

  • By: Karen Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Meet Juliette. She's intelligent, driven, committed - and in love. Juliette loves Nate. She will follow him anywhere. She's even become a flight attendant for his airline, so she can keep a closer eye on him. They are meant to be. The fact that Nate broke up with her six months ago means nothing. Because Juliette has a plan to win him back. She is the perfect girlfriend. And she'll make sure no one stops her from getting exactly what she wants. True love hurts, but Juliette knows it's worth all the pain....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrators voice ruins the audibook!

  • By lucy hollingshead on 16-03-18

Bravo Anna Friel

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

The writing and story are good but it’s the narration that sets this apart.

Anna Friel delivers an astounding performance - this ranks amongst my favourite audio books of recent months as a result.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Little Lies

  • By: Caz Frear
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 960

What I thought I knew: in 1998, Maryanne Doyle disappeared, and Dad knew something about it. Maryanne Doyle was never seen again. What I actually know: in 1998, Dad lied about knowing Maryanne Doyle. Alice Lapaine has been found strangled near Dad's pub. Dad was in the local area for both Maryanne Doyle's disappearance and Alice Lapaine's murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting & accomplished new voice

  • By Michelle on 25-12-17

Truly Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 20-12-17

I get through a lot of audiobooks - usually between 6-8 per month and many of them fall into the same genre as this.

This is amongst the best I’ve listened to in recent months. It’s quite astounding this is a debut novel.

The story was gripping and characters well fleshed out.

My only criticism is the narration. There was nothing particularly unpleasant about it, it just was not on par with some of the great narrators. It’s a shame lesser books have better narrators - otherwise this is a 5/5 read.

49 of 51 people found this review helpful

  • Damaged

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

The new audiobook from Sunday Times number-one best seller Martina Cole sees the return of her iconic heroine DCI Kate Burrows. If you liked The Ladykiller you'll love Damaged. When the bodies of missing schoolgirls start turning up, former DCI Kate Burrows is dragged out of retirement. A new Grantley serial killer is in town and DCI Annie Carr turns to Kate for help.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rubbish

  • By Maria on 05-10-17

Badly written and terribly narrated

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

Reviewed: 28-09-17

Firstly - I enjoyed the overarching story, it’s pretty good. I also like the main characters from the first two books.

The writing overall and dialogue between the characters is so bad.

The narrator was also a sore point - she is just about one of the worst narrators I’ve had the misfortune of spending 10+ hours listening to.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Lies

  • By: T. M. Logan
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,317

Gripping and packed with twists and turns, this stunning thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love.... What if your whole life was based on lies? When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she's supposed to be at work, he's intrigued enough to follow her in. And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing brilliant Debut

  • By Laura Prime on 31-05-17

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 15-09-17

I go through a large number of books on Audible - usually two a week, most of them of the crime/thriller variety.

This has to be one of the worst I've purchased. The writing is so bad and the performance was terrible too. The story lacked suspense or intrigue - it was remarkably bad.

Avoid this one.