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  • The Murderer's Son

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Sitting On The Fens About This One!

  • By Simon on 17-10-18

The Power of the Mind

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-19

As usual this was a brilliant book. The characters are believable, the story has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and the obligatory final twist is very satisfying. A great story, well written and performed.

  • Close to Home

  • DI Fawley, Book 1
  • By: Cara Hunter
  • Narrated by: Emma Cunniffe, Lee Ingleby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222

How can a child vanish without a trace? Last night, eight-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a summer party at her home. No-one at the party noticed her leave. Even her parents aren't sure of the last time they saw her. DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows that in nine cases out of 10, it's someone close to the victim. When a pair of bloody tights is discovered, Fawley's worst suspicions are concerned. Someone knows where Daisy is. And her time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a rollercoaster ride

  • By j c rogers on 07-02-18

Happy Families?

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-19

An interesting story with a totally unexpected twist to the end, great. The endless reading of the Twitter chitter chatter was too much and too intrusive, it did not move the story along and irritated me but including the campaign was clever, there must be a more effective way of including it without the names being mentioned continuously.
A good read apart from that.

  • The Radium Girls

  • They Paid with Their Lives. Their Final Fight Was for Justice.
  • By: Kate Moore
  • Narrated by: Kate Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

In 1917, as a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous - the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses. The very thing that had made them feel alive was in fact killing them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding and well researched book

  • By Janis Uk on 14-02-19

Shining Girls

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-19

This book has opened my eyes to a part of history I was ignorant of and it has shocked me to learn of the abominable practices of business then but I am more than aware that these practices do not only belong to this story but to all businesses then and now where profit counts more than human lives.
This is a fitting tribute to those brave girls who, not realising the dangers of radium, lived life to the full and paid dearly but their sacrifice has made the world safer and more responsible in respect of radiation.
This book brought tears to my eyes often but it was worth reading to learn the truth.

  • The Steam-Pump Jump

  • A Chronicles of St Mary’s Short Story
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211

Not one to let being banged up in Sick Bay stop her, Max has had a brilliant idea. But she needs Markham to execute it on her behalf. The subject of this cunning plan is Peterson, struggling with another bereavement and not doing very well. What’s needed to get him through it is sympathy, sensitivity, tact and understanding. Step forward Mr Markham, for whom sympathy, sensitivity, etc., are things that happen to other people. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous series

  • By sophiesticate on 13-07-18

Will wet and soggy win the day?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-18

Another delightful episode in the shenanigans at St Marys, with a clever twist, this story is told by Marcomb, what an insight into the thoughts of security about historians. A cleverly contrived plot which moves at Jodi Taylor’s usual breakneck speed not a wasted word, well worth taking time out to enjoy.

  • Once Upon a Time in the North

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Full Cast, Philip Pullman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

When Lee and his daemon, Hester, land in the Arctic town of Novy Odense, they quickly become embroiled in an out-and-out political brawl. So when Iorek offers to help, Lee is only too happy to accept. Together they take on a slippery politician, his monstrous gas-powered gun and a murderous gunfighter. And so begins a friendship that will continue throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story and great narration

  • By Rosie and Duncan on 08-11-11

Enlighten

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-18

A delightful long short story meeting characters from the other books but expanding on 5he situationist the arctic. Great story as usual well worth reading.

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  • Good Friday

  • Jane Tennison, Book 3
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

Every legend has a beginning.... During 1974 and 1975, the IRA subjected London to a terrifying bombing campaign. In one day alone, they planted seven bombs at locations across central London. Some were defused - some were not. Jane Tennison is now a fully fledged detective. On the way to court one morning, Jane passes through Covent Garden Underground station and is caught up in a bomb blast that leaves several people dead and many horribly injured.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh No!

  • By Kerrie on 14-12-17

Nailbitting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-18

As usual a well written novel as the reader experiences a young Jane Tennyson newly entering the CID. The difficulties the Met have following an IRA bombing, there are twists and turns in the story as well as the red herrings. A great listen .

  • The Burning Chambers

  • By: Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by: Hattie Morahan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Bringing 16th century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties....   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A special time and a special place

  • By Beady on 20-05-18

A special time and a special place

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-18

Another wonderful book by Kate Moss. Her words and the narrator recreate the turbulent times of the Huguenot /Catholic turmoil through so many characters, the innocence of Minnu and her siblings, the commitment of Piet to his cause and to his Lady of the Mists while the duplicity and hypocrisy of those who hold office in the Church is revealed in so many ways. I loved the beginning and the epilogue and look foreword to the next book and another country and how they link up. The Languedoc area especially Carcasson and Toulouse were crucial to the Cathars before the time of the Huguenots, must be something special in the air. This book recreates these atmosphere so well one can almost smell the land.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    560 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Watership Down

  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 472

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and myths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Rory on 10-06-16

Just as good second time around

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I read this book years ago so decided to revisit it and loved it the second time as much as the first. Richard Adams says it is not an allegory, we have to believe him but the story is a shining example of intelligence and thoughtfulness being more successful than bully power and fighting.

  • Tennison

  • Jane Tennison, Book 1
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

In 1973 Jane Tennison, aged 22, leaves the Metropolitan Police Training Academy to be placed on probationary exercise in Hackney, where criminality thrives. We witness her struggle to cope in a male-dominated, chauvinistic environment, learning fast to deal with shocking situations with no help or sympathy from her superiors. Then comes her involvement in her first murder case. No one witnessed the savage beating of a tragic young girl who, the postmortem reveals, was pregnant when she died.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Before Prime Suspect

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-08-16

In the Begining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Lovely to meet that we’ll know character Jane Tennyson at the very start of her career. The action was fast and all linked up. The characters are well drawn, from the “greasy Greek” to the roughs of the housing estate to the various departments of the Met. Jane’s flair for forensics is born right in her probationary time. A great read

  • Under the Eagle

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 1
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720

The first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series. It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn't difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Brilliant Series - now complete

  • By Simon on 24-08-15

Back to the beginning

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-18

Somehow I managed to miss this book but have followed Cato and Macro’s adventures and enjoyed them now I see where their references to the German experiences come from. Good to see Cato’s introduction to army life. Interesting romantic angle too. Another book worth reading if you enjoy experiencing Roman army life and amazing fighting machine it was thanks to its strict discipline.