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  • The Hanging Tree

  • Rivers of London, Book 6
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,684

Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back on form - best in the series since the first

  • By Suffolk Nobody on 27-11-16

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 25-11-16

Thank you, Ben. Well worth waiting for. Kobna excellent as usual. Can't wait for next one.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • See How They Run

  • By: Tom Bale
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 428

It's often said that when tragedy strikes, the victims were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But not Harry and Alice French. Assaulted by masked men looking for a mysterious package and a man named Renshaw, Alice and Harry manage to convince them that there has been a terrible mix-up. But nothing prepares Alice and Harry for the web they find themselves trapped in after their assailants leave. Especially as Alice hasn't been completely honest.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I don't get it.

  • By CA on 27-06-16

Not to my taste

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

Reviewed: 20-05-16

Too much perverted violence based around a weak story plot. Lacks the twists and turns of an enjoyable plot. I gave up in the end and returned it.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,961

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping story.

  • By Bernadette on 22-10-15

Another gripping story.

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

Reviewed: 22-10-15

I enjoyed everything about this story from beginning to end. Everything knitted together like an Arran sweater.

28 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,954
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,439

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

Corm is my new hero!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, yes, yes, it flows along taking you with it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Corm is a clever, articulate, loveable bear!

Have you listened to any of Robert Glenister’s other performances? How does this one compare?

As good as the other one the writing is superb.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

You do feel for the man but admire his determination.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to all lovers of a good weekend read.

  • The Chessmen

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836

Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal-game hunting taking place on the island. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate and possessor of a long-buried secret. But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realises that revealing the truth could destroy the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterclass in Storytelling

  • By MISS E J BIRD on 19-02-13

Forbes saves this story for me.

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Would you try another book written by Peter May or narrated by Peter Forbes?

I have enjoyed a few of Peter Mays books but this one just didn't do it for me. If it wasn't for Peter Forbes superb reading I would have given up.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Less delving into the past - I know it's all relevant but it was a bit dull.

Any additional comments?

I was really disappointed with this book as I enjoyed the others so much. It would be good to hear what others think.

  • The Killing

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 550

Sarah Lund is looking forward to her last day as a detective with the Copenhagen Police department before moving to Sweden. But everything changes when nineteen-year-old student, Nanna Birk Larsen, is found raped and brutally murdered in the woods outside the city. Lund’s plans to relocate are put on hold as she leads the investigation, along with fellow detective Jan Meyer. While Nanna’s family struggles to cope with their loss, local politician Troels Hartmann is in the middle of an election campaign to become the new mayor of Copenhagen....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • RIVETING TALE...

  • By Christina on 05-07-12

Well, erm...

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Any additional comments?

A good read with many twists and turns but left me with more questions than answers.