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  • The Temp

  • By: Michelle Frances
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Carrie is a successful TV producer in a high pressure job. She’s talented, liked, and well-respected. She and her husband, Adrian, an award-winning screenwriter, decided years before that they didn’t want children. But now, just as they’re both at the pinnacle of their careers, she has discovered she is pregnant and is shocked to find that she wants to keep the baby. But in a competitive industry where time off is seen as a sign of weakness, Carrie looks on the prospect of maternity leave with trepidation. Enter Emma, the temp, who is everything she could wish for as her cover: smart, willing and charming. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely worth a listen!

  • By ms s womack on 05-12-18

Not a patch on ‘The Girlfriend’

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

The Girlfriend was an excellent read and I waited with anticipation for Michelle Frances’ next offering. I did enjoy aspects of the book, but for me the storyline descended into the farcical. I usually like this narrator very much, but her interpretation of some characters (Elaine and Adrian in particular) brought to mind fingernails across a blackboard.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Truth and Lies

  • A DI Amy Winter Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Caroline Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

DI Amy Winter is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her highly respected police officer father. But when a letter arrives from the prison cell of Lillian Grimes, one half of a notorious husband-and-wife serial-killer team, it contains a revelation that will tear her life apart. Responsible for a string of heinous killings decades ago, Lillian is pure evil. A psychopathic murderer. And Amy’s biological mother. Now, she is ready to reveal the location of three of her victims - but only if Amy plays along with her twisted game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-18

Wrong narrater

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Far fetched with unlikeable characters. The narrater also wasn’t right for the story. A shame, as the story could really have worked with some tweaks.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Kiss of Death

  • Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 7
  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

A Deadly Hunt. DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK’s most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a videotape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning. A Dangerous Game. Heck realises that there’s another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time they’ve not just caught the prize: they’ve made sure no one else ever does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesom again!

  • By mike duxbury on 11-08-18

As good as ever

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

Reviewed: 17-08-18

Paul Finch’s Heck never lets me down. Great characters, great story, great narration, with a feeling of disbelief and desperation right at the end. Get writing the next in the series Paul.

Loved it.

  • Mine

  • By: J. L. Butler
  • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Francine Day is a high-flying lawyer about to apply for silk, ambitious and brilliant. She just needs one headline grabbing client to seal her place as queen's counsel...Martin Joy. The attraction is instant. Obsessive.They embark on a secret affair, and Francine thinks she can hold it together. But then Martin's wife goes missing. And Martin is the prime suspect. Francine is now his lawyer, his lover and the last person to see Donna Joy alive. As the case unravels so does Francine.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By tracie on 11-08-18

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

High hopes for this book quickly dashed by the quite unbelievable and utterly dislikeable main character. A barrister would really behave that way? Far-fetched storyline.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • No Further Questions

  • By: Gillian McAllister
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church, Charlie Sanderson, Andy Cresswell, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of No Further Questions by Gillian McAllister, read by Imogen Church, Charlie Sanderson, Andy Cresswell, Jan Cramer, Penny Andrews, Cassie Layton, Rachael Beresford and Malk Williams. The police say she's guilty. She insists she's innocent. She's your sister. You loved her. You trusted her. But they say she killed your child. Whom do you believe? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Gabby on 15-07-18

Drawn out

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

So much potential, but overall too long & a tedious read. Not enough twists and turns and found the characters not to be believeable. Easily guessed the ‘twist’ far too early in the story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Believe Me

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers, Lorelei King, John Chancer, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

Claire Wright likes to play other people. A struggling British actress, in New York without a green card, Claire needs work. She takes the only part she's offered: as a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers, hired to entrap straying husbands, catching them on tape with their seductive propositions. The rules? Never hit on them directly. Make it clear you're available, but they have to proposition you, not the other way around. The firm is after evidence, not entrapment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't perform, act.

  • By MardiGras on 04-08-18

Unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Had high hopes for this book after ‘the girl before’, but was disappointing at best. Characters were unlikeable & far fetched and the story was frankly boring. A shame.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Surprise Me

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 264

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable edition of Sophie Kinsella's new title.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not the norm

  • By Sophie Anderson on 13-03-18

Middle-class nonsense

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

Reviewed: 27-07-18

Smug, silly and patronising. Full of self-entitlement and ridiculous characters. Disappointed!

Surely, it’s possible to do the middle class lifestyle thing without this level of conceit?

  • The Date

  • By: Louise Jensen
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Her Saturday night started normally. Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to go on a date with a new man. She is ready, she is nervous, and she is excited. She is about to take a step into her new future. By Sunday morning, Ali’s life is unrecognizable. She wakes, and she knows that something is wrong. She is home, she is alone, she is hurt, and she has no memory of what happened to her. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Another poorly edited novel...

  • By Ninecatz on 22-08-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 28-06-18

I really wanted to love this book. But it was long drawn out with unlikeable characters and a predictable plot.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Cross Her Heart

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

The explosive follow-up from Sarah Pinborough, author of the number one Sunday Times best seller Behind Her Eyes. ‘Cross my heart and hope to die...’ Promises last only if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something? A secret no one could ever guess. Someone is living a lie. Is it Lisa? Maybe it’s her daughter, Ava. Or could it be her best friend, Marilyn?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No one does twisty like Sarah Pinborough

  • By Beccameriel on 29-05-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

A little far fetched in places, but overall a good listen.

The police characters were presented as idiots.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Other Woman

  • By: Sandie Jones
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

The Other Woman by debut author Sandie Jones is a gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Michelle Frances' The Girlfriend and B A Paris' Behind Closed Doors. There's nothing that this mother wouldn't do for her son.... Emily thinks Adam's perfect: the man she always hoped but never thought she'd meet. But lurking in the shadows is a rival, a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. A mother whose love for her son knows no bounds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent throughput!

  • By Teddi on 08-04-18

Started well

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

Reviewed: 25-05-18

Much promise at the beginning. However, I found the story a rather poor version of The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances (which was excellent).

The characters were not likeable and found I could not care less about what happened to any of them. The narrator, however, was excellent.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful