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  • Dream of Darkness

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Sairey Ellis's father is writing his memoirs. As an ex-security man whose life work has been in Africa, his revelations will be explosive, blowing the lid off British and Kenyan support for Idi Amin, and exposing the degree of unofficial British connivance in Rhodesian sanctions-busting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twist after twist !

  • By Neels on 05-04-19

Twist after twist !

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

Reviewed: 05-04-19

Another great story from Reginald Hill and well read by Sean Barrett. I love Reginald Hill’s style and skill. Just when you think you’ve worked out what’s going on and think you know the answer and ending, he surprises you with another twist.

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,012

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woodcutter

  • By jackie Hammond on 23-05-11

Amazing !

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

Rarely could you read or listen to such a brilliantly intricate story skill fully read. Long and captivating. Most enjoyable.

  • Betty Church and the Suffolk Vampire

  • A Betty Church Mystery Book 1
  • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

Inspector Betty Church - one of the few female officers on the force - has arrived from London to fill a vacancy at Sackwater police station. But Betty isn't new here. This is the place she grew up. Time ticks slowly in Sackwater. Having solved the case of the missing buttons, Betty's called to the train station to investigate a missing bench. But though there's no bench, there is a body. A smartly dressed man, murdered in broad daylight, with two distinctive puncture wounds in his throat. While the locals gossip about the Suffolk Vampire, Betty Church readies herself to hunt a dangerous killer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Promising

  • By K on 06-12-18

A great beginning to a new series ?

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

Reviewed: 08-01-19

Another great, humorous story by the author following on the saga of Sydney Grice and March Middleton. Here Betty Church , the niece of March Middleton, stars in what is hoped will be a whole series of new stories with lifelike characters brought to life by Emma Gregory.

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  • The Waiting Room

  • By: F. G. Cottam
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 370

The waiting room stands on a crumbling railway platform at the edge of a retired rock star’s vast estate. Abandoned to dereliction and isolated by a moat of thorny wilderness, it used to be a playground for his children. Until strange music and the terrifying spectre of a leering soldier frightened them away. Julian Creed is TV’s most popular ghost hunter. Only his small production team knows he is a complete fake who doesn’t even believe in the paranormal. Until he spends one night in the waiting room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A clever, subtly scary read

  • By Jonathan Mills on 06-07-11

Imaginative ghost story.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Imaginative, thoroughly researched and contrived well written ghost story brilliantly read as always by David Rintoul.

  • The Devil's Alternative

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

When the entire Soviet Union wheat crop is destroyed by a devastating string of failures, the population faces starvation. The USA is quick to offer assistance. They devise a plan to trade vital food resources with the Russians in exchange for sensitive political information. But the Politburo has other ideas: the invasion of Western Europe to commandeer the food for them... As the paths of communication breakdown the president of the United States and leaders from around the world face an appalling choice: Should they allow the loss of thousands to save the lives of many more?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping thriller with renewed topicality

  • By Kirstine on 01-12-14

Ingenious. Very Forsyth. Superbly delivered.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

A proper beginning, middle and end. Ingenious and will kept you guessing until the last page. Brilliant story. Expertly read, as always, by David Rintoul.

  • Duffy

  • By: Dan Kavanagh
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Things aren't going so well for Brian McKechnie. His wife was attacked in their home, his cat was brutally killed and now a man with a suspiciously erratic accent is blackmailing him. When the police fail spectacularly at finding out who's after him, McKechnie engages the services of London's most unusual private eye. Duffy is a detective like no other. A bisexual ex-policeman with a phobia of ticking watches and a penchant for Tupperware.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An unusual mix of thriller and comic novel.

  • By DT on 16-09-15

Brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Great story. Humorous and witty. Good plot and laid out well. Proper beginning middle and end. Thrilling in places but not as gruesome as one might think at times. Be patient !! Rupert Degas is, as you would expect, simple awesome with the narrative.

  • Snakehead

  • China Thriller, 4
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

A vehicle crammed with dozens of dead Chinese immigrants is found in Southern Texas. Pathologist Margaret Campbell must put aside her horror and find out why. Detective Li Yan - an even more unwelcome memory for Campbell - has arrived stateside to investigate a link in the case to a lucrative trade in illegal labourers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly enjoyable

  • By D. Archer on 18-11-17

Best so far

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

Reviewed: 29-06-18

Peter May has written another crafted, descriptive and imaginative story beautifully delivered by Peter Forbes.

  • Corpus

  • Tom Wilde, Book 1
  • By: Rory Clements
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

This big-canvas international spy thriller marks the beginning of a brilliant new direction for Rory Clements. 1936. Europe is in turmoil. The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland. In Russia, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror. Spain has erupted in civil war. In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks she is found dead, a silver syringe clutched in her fingers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A promising start to a series

  • By Mr on 19-08-17

Great gripping ever moving story

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Fantastic detailed complex story extremely well performed. Had a real beginning, middle and understandable end !

  • Trigger Mortis

  • A James Bond Novel
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: David Oyelowo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 838
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 777

James Bond is back where he belongs. Anthony Horowitz's new novel is a thrilling tour de force, sure to delight fans of the original 007 novels and new readers alike. It also features previously unseen material written by Bond's creator, Ian Fleming. The story begins in the lethal world of Grand Prix and an attempt by the Russians to sabotage a race at Nürburgring, the most dangerous track in Europe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Almighty struggle to finish

  • By Amritpal Sandher on 01-11-15

Perfect James Bond

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

Reviewed: 24-04-18

I have never read any of Ian Fleming’s James Bond stories (seen all the films and read a couple of dog eared pages of Thunderbird as a very young teenager - the “sexy” bit on the beach with the sea urchin stuck in the girl’s foot !!!) but this book did not disappoint. It was pure James Bond from beginning to end and well worth a listen. I’ve heard or read a lot of Anthony Horowitz’s novels and once again he has delivered perfectly. David Oyelowo’s narration is positive, consistent and pleasurable to listen to.

  • The Firemaker

  • The China Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,166

A burned corpse is a disturbing mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan until he enlists forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Having abandoned a broken life in Chicago for her work, she's as determined as Li to ask difficult questions about the man's death. But some questions have answers they'd rather not hear - facts that others are desperate to conceal. The Firemaker is the first in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Listen

  • By Joanne on 07-08-15

Peter May really knows how to tell ‘em! :-)

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

Reviewed: 15-03-18

Another great story, full of very thought provoking stuff that’s scary in its simplicity and reality.