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  • Bad Apple

  • By: Zoje Stage
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Seven-year-old Hanna has never spoken a word. She is a sweet but silent angel in the eyes of her adoring father, but with Mummy, things are different. Suzette loves her daughter, but difficulties with babysitters and teachers over the years have put a strain on their relationship and her sanity. Then Hanna speaks for the first time, to Suzette alone, and what she says is chilling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, slow ending

  • By Amy Hegarty on 17-11-18

Twisted and addictive

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Sooooo damn good.... the story of a 'demonic' 7 year old girl who is determined to get rid of her 'mommy' so she can have Daddy all to herself ...very dark in parts and it gets you thinking that maybe your own kids aren't so bad after all lol;) Narrator is sensational and this is a story that will stay with me for a long time.

  • Too Close

  • By: Natalie Daniels
  • Narrated by: Clara Salaman, Sara Stewart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

There’s a moment, when you meet someone new, when the connection is so strong that making a friend can feel like falling in love. That’s how it was for Connie and Ness. They met in the park while their children played, and as they talked, they realised they were neighbours. Perhaps it was only natural that they and their families would become entirely inseparable. But when Ness’ marriage ends in a bitter divorce, she is suddenly at Connie’s house all the time. Connie doesn’t have a moment to herself, no time alone with her husband, not a second to chat to her kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC!! The best book I've listened too

  • By Weigh In Time on 10-12-18

Addictive!! AMAZING narrator

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

Reviewed: 20-01-19

Will be looking for more books with this narrator immediately! She rocks! Such an addictive, gripping storyline too, loved it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Other Son

  • By: Nick Alexander
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Alice has been lying to herself for years, holding fast to the belief that the needs of her family far outweigh her own. But her outwardly successful marriage hides dark secrets, and for much of her life the children were the only reason she stuck around. These days, though her successful banker son lives nearby, his young wife seems to do everything she can to keep Alice at bay. As for Alice's other son, he has always been something of a stranger and has been traveling for so long that Alice isn't even sure what continent he is on anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Ann D on 30-05-16

I wasn't ready for it to end...

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

When I first started listening to audibooks instead of reading (3 kids = no time to read anymore!) I worried that I wouldn't enjoy it as much as reading a book and using my imagination to picture the characters etc. This book just proved I had nothing to worry about. Even though you expect the story to be about 'the other son', it's really the story of 70 year old Alice, who escapes an unhappy marriage to angry, repressed Ken after many years. We follow her whilst she goes to visit her long lost son Matt in rural France. It's a story of self discovery and untold secrets (I never guessed hers!) I loved it. The narrator was outstanding, sliding effortlessly between characters and accents- Russian, Brummie, Canadian, she really brought this clever, touching story to life. I just wasn't ready for it to end and wanted to find out whether Alice would find her long lost love... any chance of a sequel Nick Alexander? I hope so.

  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B A Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? Jack has looks and wealth; Grace has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Sometimes the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW !!!!

  • By M F Herbert on 23-04-16

Gripping, disturbing, brilliant

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

I binge listened to this book. It's about Grace who marries Jack Angel, a handsome, rich and charming lawyer who is well respected for his work representing battered women. But he's a wolf in sheep's clothing. Only once it's too late does she realise she has married a sadistic psychopath, and overnight her life becomes an inescapable living hell. The worst bit is that he's planning to get his hands on her 18 year old sister who has Down Syndrome. And there's nothing Grace can do about it... or is there? Brilliantly performed by the narrator, she was flawless... this is a dark, addictive tale, would definitely read more by this author.

  • The Devil's Work

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 366

It was the job she had dreamed of since childhood. But on her very first day, when an unnerving encounter drags up memories Sophie Greenwood would rather forget, she wonders if she has made a mistake. A fatal mistake. What is her ambitious young assistant really up to? And what exactly happened to Sophie's predecessor? When her husband and daughter are pulled into the nightmare, Sophie is forced to confront the darkest secrets she has carried for years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By Sara on 30-09-16

Gripping stuff

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

Enjoyed this audio book - it's the first one I've listened to by Mark Edwards though I've read all his others so I knew to expect something gripping and psychological. I didn't think the plot was quite as clever as some of his others as a lot of loose ends needed to be explained by the policeman at the end, however still a really good story from someone with a dark and clever imagination. Great narration - she did all the accents really well.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Breaking the Silence

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing-except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura's promise results in another death: her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it - to talk at all.Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling and really quite beautiful story

  • By Schmick 23 on 20-06-18

Amazing story

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

I couldn't stop listening to this - found myself sneaking out into the kitchen hoping there was washing up to do so I could listen to a bit more! The plot is so clever with a couple of twists I didn't guess. Fascinating yet disturbing storyline inspired by secret experiments carried out in psychiatric hospitals in the 50s including lobotomies, LSD drugging and electric shock treatment. It's about one family whose lives are changed forever by the deeds of one maniacal doctor. The mystery unfolded brilliantly. Narrator was flawless. Highly recommended.