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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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  • Night Work

  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Kate and her partner, Al Hawkin, are called to a scene of carefully executed murder: the victim is a muscular man, handcuffed and strangled, a stun gun's faint burn on his chest and candy in his pocket. The likeliest person to want him dead, his often-abused wife, is meek and frail - and has an airtight alibi. Kate and Al are stumped until a second body turns up - also zapped, cuffed, and strangled...and carrying a candy bar.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Crime was almost incidental ......

  • By Kirsty on 30-03-19

Crime was almost incidental ......

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

Reviewed: 30-03-19

This book is really about giving you an insight into life from a lesbian perspective albeit it the author piles on additional minority issues of wife beating child brides and dowries . Oh and let’s have a key suspect being a lesbian religious minister. Oh and the partners of the two detectives seem to have suffered from crime attacks the year before
The “play” is therefore exploring a very niche albeit interesting world
The basic detective plot is however very weak and therefore shouldn’t really be categorised as a crime novel

  • The Break Line

  • By: James Brabazon
  • Narrated by: Jason O'Mara
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Officially, Max McLean doesn't exist. The British government denies all knowledge of the work he does on their behalf to keep us safe. But Max and his masters are losing faith in each other. And they give him one last chance to prove he's still their man. Sent to a military research facility to meet a former comrade-in-arms, Max finds the bravest man he ever knew locked up for his own protection. His friend lost his mind during an operation in West Africa. The reason? Absolute mortal terror. Max is determined to find out why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling !

  • By Kirsty on 02-08-18

Enthralling !

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Amazing narrator,original and exciting location coupled with a tremendous start to the story meant I galloped thru the first 80% of this novel with sheer joy
Sadly the story then just went over the top
Still happy to finish the book thanks to excellent narrator and writing
Will definitely look out for author’s next book


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Credence

  • By: Martin Link
  • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

In this James-Bond-meets-real-world thriller, MI5 man Lucas Norton once again finds himself caught up in a high-stakes assault when a sniper in a powerboat takes a pot-shot at his family. Could it be linked to the daring raid carried out at GCHQ, where thieves evade the world's tightest security to steal top secret ultra-high-tech equipment from under his nose? Lucas's first case culminated in him, and the FBI, losing $48m from an international heist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book.

  • By Mercedes Prunty on 22-11-17

This is a dreadful book with dreadful narration

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

Reviewed: 26-06-17

A silly plot narrated by the MI5 team leader of the quest to save London and New York
This leader does no work rather his team sort the whole problem out.
In the real world he would not have a job
The narrative is as turgid as the narrators voice. I could believe it was written by a 9 year old
There are lots of lists purporting to be description - every street walked between the office and Waterloo
- the list of food and drink each family member might want for breakfast- the list of takeaway food on the meeting room table for a working lunch SO uninteresting
Adding nothing to the story are "interesting" explanations of facts and phrases usually not pertinent to the story
Need I go on?
This is book 2 and is worse than book 1
I had hoped it might be saved with humour
No such luck

Avoid unless insomnia is a problem

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Quick Be Jack

  • Cap's Place Series, Book 3
  • By: Robert Tarrant
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Quick Be Jack is another snapshot of the adventures and evolving lives of Jack Nolan, former Michigan attorney turned bar owner, and those who are a part of Cap's Place, his South Florida bar. He attempts to assist his friend, Detective Patty Johnson, who suspects that her partner leaked the information that almost cost Jack's bartender her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant series but.....

  • By Kirsty on 30-05-17

Brilliant series but.....

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

Reviewed: 30-05-17

NO MORE clumsy product placement please in next episode
Landshark beer gets a mention in every chapter
SO agrennoying

  • Spook Street

  • Slough House, Book 4
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

Twenty years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail. And he's not as defenceless as they might think. Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man. 'The old bastard' has raised his grandson with a head full of guts and glory. But far from joining Spook Street, River Cartwright is consigned to Lamb's team of no-hopers at Slough House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another scorcher

  • By K on 04-10-17

Could have been 5 Star

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

Reviewed: 06-05-17

Previous books have been brilliant
Sadly this book is not
At the end I can say I enjoyed it but the first two hours were hard work
The story takes this long to start
The descriptions the characterisations are great but the reference back to previous books don't help conjure up the current scenario
So do read this book but be prepared

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Agent

  • Isabella Rose, Book 3
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Isabella Rose is on the run, hunted by the very people she had been hired to work for. Trained killer Isabella and former handler Michael Pope are forced into hiding in India and, when a mysterious informer passes them clues on the whereabouts of Pope's family, the prey see an opportunity to become the predators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really really good

  • By CT on 21-09-17

Worst performance ever

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

Reviewed: 24-04-17

Have really enjoyed the author's other books
I think this storyline is very weak but frankly the vvvvvv bad voices and fiction makes it impossible to listen to
Boooo

  • The Searcher

  • The Ben Webster Spy Series, Book 3
  • By: Chris Morgan Jones
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Isaac Hammer is under arrest. The police have proof that his company, a private London intelligence agency, has broken a dozen laws, and now he must face the consequences. But this wasn't Hammer's work or his style. This was all Ben Webster, and now Webster is missing. Released from custody, Hammer heads to Webster's house to persuade his old colleague to give himself up. But Webster isn't there. Hammer has no choice but to break bail to bring back the wanted man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story fell off a cliff and into quagmire in last 90 mins.

  • By Kirsty on 06-04-17

Story fell off a cliff and into quagmire in last 90 mins.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Whilst not his best book it began well
Over time however the set up got a little incredible and I almost lost Will to continue about 70mins from end
Turgid final escape and weak ending

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fool Me Once

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 632

The international number-one best-selling author of Tell No One and Six Years is back with a thriller that grips and twists and turns - and, just when you're not expecting it, twists once again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not usual Harlan Coben

  • By issie on 15-10-16

The first 70mins was torture enough

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

Be warned this is nothing like as easy a read as the rest of the author's output
The extremely slow pace coupled with an extremely American subject - a woman who has had to leave the forces because of a video A woman whose sister and now her husband have been killed A woman who has nothing in common with the other suburban moms
A woman who flexes her hands to make sure she doesn't overstep the mark and "attack the soccer coach"
Oh and in the background there may be the start of a plot - a red car may be following her
Couldnt last any longer to find out
Good luck with this one

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421

Pilgrim is the code name for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation. But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting but a bit too full of cliches

  • By Anna on 19-12-16

Still brilliant second time round!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

Outstanding , original and must now hurry to part two!
Excellent narrator
Now what else has the author written?

  • Rise of the Enemy

  • The Enemy Series Book 2
  • By: Rob Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Everyone has a breaking point. Carl Logan might have just found his. The JIA sends intelligence agent Carl Logan on a routine mission to Russia. It should have been simple. But when Logan's cover is blown, he's transported into a world of hell he thought he would never see again. Something is different this time, though, and before long doubts begin to surface in Logan's mind as to why the assignment went so wrong. Logan has never been short of enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book as always!

  • By Chris P on 13-12-16

Hurry up with next instalment !

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

Reviewed: 20-12-15

Super book but hope the author cuts back in future on references to hero's early days with his mentor - bit repetitive
Brilliant lack of gun description - wish other authors would copy this habit

5 of 7 people found this review helpful