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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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  • 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

  • Quick Be Jack

  • Cap's Place Series, Book 3
  • By: Robert Tarrant
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 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 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

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

1 of 1 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 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

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 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

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 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 600

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 9 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 2,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947

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 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

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

  • The Darkest Day

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 5
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

He is darkness. She wants him dead. In a city starved of light, she might just succeed. She moves like a shadow; she kills silently: Raven. This elegant assassin has been on the run for years. This time, though, she has picked the wrong target. The hitman known only as "Victor" is as paranoid as he is merciless and is no stranger to being hunted. He tracks his would-be killer across the globe, aiming not only to neutralise the threat but to discover who wants him dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Who is Victor?

  • By Paul Speirs on 11-05-17

Big Big disappointment!

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

Reviewed: 24-11-15

Spot the storyline competition.
A high proportion of the book comprises tedious descriptions of chases of the 'hero' by the authorities and the 'bad ' guys.The hero is unscathed and brilliant, everybody else is useless.... page and page gets beyond vaguely credible
Whilst eventually you can make out the story it is padded out to desperate levels
For example
"He aimed the gun in front of the chopper to account for its speed and the distance the bullets had to travel"
Every action is explained as if the reader had never read or watched a thriller
This was the most annoying book I have come a it's for a long time

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Past Crimes

  • Van Shaw, Book 1
  • By: Glen Erik Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Van Shaw was raised to be a thief, but at the age of 18 he abruptly abandoned the illicit life and joined the US Army, leaving behind Seattle and his grandfather who taught him the trade. But after 10 years of estrangement, Van's grandfather has suddenly asked him to come home. He does so only to find his grandfather shot in the head and bleeding out on the kitchen floor....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jeff Harding rocks!

  • By Kirsty on 19-10-15

Jeff Harding rocks!

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

Reviewed: 19-10-15

This narrator,makes any book a pleasure

I would never have made the effort to read this book on my own.








5 of 6 people found this review helpful