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  • Hidden Bodies

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Joe came to Los Angeles to start over, to forget about what happened in New York. But in a darkened room in Soho House, everything suddenly changed. She is like no one he's ever met before. She doesn't know about his past and never can. The problem is, hidden bodies don't always stay that way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping till the end

  • By naveed mir on 13-04-18

Jo is back and as deliciously evil as before

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

Having listened to You with a fascination that both horrified and entertained I wanted to find out what happens next

I was not disappointed- jo mind and viewpoint is as warped twisted and self obsessed as ever - and his new love Love seems to have similar dark twisted secrets

Was hooked again and drawn in - and left wondering - what happens next 😀

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Chestnut Man

  • By: Søren Sveistrup
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Melén
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

The police make a terrible discovery in a suburb of Copenhagen. A young woman has been killed and dumped at a playground. One of her hands has been cut off, and above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts. Young detective Naia Thulin is assigned the case. Her partner is Mark Hess, a burned-out investigator who's just been kicked out of Europol's headquarters in The Hague. They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man - evidence connecting it to a girl who went missing a year earlier and is presumed dead, the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame

  • By Amazon Customer on 31-01-19

Brilliant story - not so good narrator

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

Reviewed: 26-01-19

The story kept me hooked - the narration was slightly too monotone for my taste - but stuck with it

Anyone who loved the killing or the bridge scandic drama will love this

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  • The Only Story

  • By: Julian Barnes
  • Narrated by: Guy Mott
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

'Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.' First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at 19. At 19, he's proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention. As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love's Labour Lost?

  • By Rachel Redford on 21-02-18

Beautifully written but miserable

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

I was attracted to this book by the reviews in press - many saying this was best book of 2018

I can not fault the writing or the phrases - but dear me it is miserable - a man self pity for a love once had - I kept hoping for something of a story - a twist or a bit more - but no - it just kept going on and on about the relationship

It may be a critics favourite but not for me

  • Bridge of Clay

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Markus Zusak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak. From the internationally acclaimed, prize-winning, best-selling author of The Book Thief, here is a story told backwards and inside out. The five Dunbar brothers are living - fighting, dreaming, loving - in the perfect squalor of a house without grownups. Today, the father who abandoned them is about to walk back in. But why has he returned, and who have the boys become since he left?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I wish I loved it

  • By Margot on 21-11-18

Beautiful book - beautifully written and narrated

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

Reviewed: 30-11-18

I was a little nervous of the author narration as I have had a few dodgy listens when narrated by author. However in this case, the author narration brought to life the poetry in the writing. At times I rewound to relisten to some parts they were so beautiful

The story is cleverly plotted across time frames and characters, and drawn together , going in surprising directions at times

Every character is richly described and so easy to bond with - I loved them all and didn’t want story to end

One of my best listens this year

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great saga

  • By Linda Carroll on 19-08-17

Long meandering descriptions filling out weak plot

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Dear me but this book goes on and on and on - if long passages that repeat often on Montana sky / stars and huckleberries are your thing you will love. I stuck to the end to see “ who done it” but really wasn’t worth the hours of my life I will never get back

There were a few laugh out loud sex parts - laughable as they were so bad ! This one just wasn’t for me

  • You

  • By: Caroline Kepnes
  • Narrated by: Santino Fontana
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 427

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: tough, razor-smart, and sexier than his wildest dreams. He'd kill to have her. Soon Beck can't resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. When a string of macabre incidents tears her world apart, there is only one person she can turn to. But there's more to Joe than Beck realizes and much more to Beck than her perfect facade.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh yuck!

  • By Kaggy on 08-12-17

Not for the prudish but if you like dark and twisted it’s for you

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

Reviewed: 14-02-18

I have just finished this and am still not sure what genre this would fall into

It is dark, twisted, pure porn at times yet very addictive - the main character Jo is a disturbed man and the book gives his twisted dark justifications for his actions

There are no likeable characters but it’s a dark reflection on today’s over sharing on media and obsessive behaviour

Not one for anyone offended by swearing or graphic sex but certainly different

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  • My Sister's Bones

  • By: Nuala Ellwood
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church, Sally Scott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

Kate Rafter is a successful war reporter. She's the strong one. The one who escaped Herne Bay and the memories it holds. Her sister Sally didn't. Instead she drinks. But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return to the old family home. And on her first night, she is woken by a terrifying scream. What secret has Kate stumbled upon? And is she strong enough to uncover the truth...and make it out alive?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • hard going

  • By Carol Brooks on 09-05-17

First 3/4 great end a bit weak and predictable

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

Reviewed: 22-12-17

An intreguing story to start - told by a war journalist - story evolves on many levels and kept me interested trying to work out what was real and what was not - however the last part disappointed as once the “ twist” happened it became quite predictable and fell into same pattern as other books of this genre

Overall enjoyed - but don’t think I will try this author again

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Scripture

  • By: Sebastian Barry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where's she spent most of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks with her psychiatrist, Dr. Greene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story with exceptional narration

  • By Trixie on 26-07-15

Beautiful moving book

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

The poetry of the language of the author comes across beautifully by the narator - reflecting the ebb and flow of the story

The story of rural Ireland over a century from a woman view - a great listen

  • Good Me Bad Me

  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Hannah Murray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way Annie can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind. The secrets of her past won't let her sleep, even with a new family and name - Milly. A fresh start. Now surely she can be whomever she wants to be. But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Anne on 23-01-17

Spine chilling

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

This draws you in - the narator captures the voice of Millie the main character in such a way you can hardly stop listening

There were times I found myself shuddering at the sense of menace - not only at what horrors Millie had gone through in her past, but at the vindictive teenagers she found herself facing in her new present

One of the best listens in a long time

  • Stalker

  • By: Lars Kepler
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

The much-anticipated fifth thriller in Lars Kepler's best-selling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. A video clip is sent to the National Criminal Investigation Department. Someone has secretly filmed a woman through her window from the garden. The next day she is found dead after a frenzied knife attack. The police receive a second film of another unknown woman. There is no way of identifying her before time runs out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stalker

  • By vincent mawhinney on 15-09-17

Slow in parts and predictable ending

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

Reviewed: 21-10-17

Took a while to get into story as have never read author before and there seems to be back stories to main characters I wasn’t familiar with

After around an hour story picked up but did find parts that just didn’t hold my attention. I identified the stalker fairly early on and the last hour was very drawn out. Will not be choosing this author again