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  • Rough Music

  • By: Patrick Gale
  • Narrated by: Patrick Gale
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

In the late 1960s, aged seven, Julian is taken on the perfect beachside holiday to North Cornwall. When American cousins unexpected join the party, however, emotions rapidly reach fever pitch and events spiral dangerously out of control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gay 'cult' classic read by the author

  • By Christoph Fischer on 20-07-17

Rough Music- Patrick Gale

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

I read this book a few years ago and it led me to enjoy all of Patrick’s books. I have just listened to the author read his own work and I am blown away. It was stunning! I want Patrick to allow all of his books to be available on Audible, either with him reading them , or another author. I’m off to find more now, but I’m very moved by how alive some of my favourite characters have become. Well done Patrick!

  • Nimbus

  • Hell on Earth
  • By: Tony Marturano
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

As the rain falls, the nightmare begins. Blake Hudson is an environment officer who lives in a converted lighthouse on the southwest coast of England. Sky McPherson is a pathologist, recently assigned to the area. Both of them share a past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brillant! Gripping!

  • By TP on 18-01-17

Awful cant finish

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

Reviewed: 17-12-17

Didn't like this at all, it was so over- written and wordy. Narration ok, not the best . Refund.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Escape

  • By: C. L. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift, she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn't. The stranger knows Jo's name; she knows her husband, Max, and she's got a glove belonging to Jo's two-year-old daughter, Elise. What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo's own husband turn against her. No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there's only one way to keep her child safe - run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another cracker from C L Taylor

  • By Sophie on 16-05-17

Sent back for refund

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

Reviewed: 13-12-17

Another predictable, slightly boring book. I keep trying this genre , but there's nothing new: certainly no thrills.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before the Fall

  • By: Noah Hawley
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

The rich are different. But fate is blind. A private jet plunges into the sea. The only survivors are down-on-his-luck artist Scott Burroughs and JJ Bateman, the four-year-old son of a super-rich TV executive. For saving the boy, Scott is suddenly a hero. And then, as the official investigation is rapidly overtaken by a media frenzy, it seems he may also be a villain. Why was he on the plane in the first place, and why did it crash?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Stephen on 07-12-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 13-11-17

So well written and beautifully narrated. I loved this book, particularly the way the story unfolded- the main story with a mystery and then an in depth look at each character; their motives, their flaws etc ..I didn't see the ending until very near the end( a refreshing change). Bravo!!!!!👏🏻👏🏻

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Gallowglass

  • By: Barbara Vine
  • Narrated by: Dermot Crowley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Sandor is a wonderful storyteller and little Joe is ready to listen. The power of the educated over the simple is horribly clear in this disturbing and unusual relationship. As Sandor’s motivation both for rescuing little Joe and then for weaving his spell of words becomes clear, the darkness surrounding him is too much for them both, and for the beautiful ex-model sequestered in her Suffolk mansion by an obsessive husband.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged!

  • By Susan Random on 17-03-17

Just brilliant

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

A really great story with interesting and complex characters. Absolutely fabulous narration too- well worth a listen!!

  • Chosen Child

  • By: Linda Huber
  • Narrated by: Meriel Scholfield
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

A disappearance. A sudden death. A betrayal of the worst kind.... Ella longs for a child, but a gruesome find during an adoption process deepens the cracks in her marriage. A family visit sets off a horrifying chain of events, and Ella can only hope she won't lose the person she loves most of all. Amanda is expecting her second child when her husband vanishes. She is tortured by thoughts of violence and loss, but nothing prepares her for the shocking conclusion to the police investigation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance, ok story

  • By a white on 06-11-17

Great performance, ok story

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

An ok story well performed. I found most of the chars to be just sickening and contrived.

  • The Haunted

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Dan Butler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

The Perry family's new house is perfect - except for the weird behavior of the neighbors, and that odd smell coming from a dark corner in the basement. Pity no one warned the family about the house. Now it's too late. Because the darkness at the bottom of the basement stairs is rising.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Genuinely unsettling, well written horror

  • By Jonathan Mills on 24-06-12

Awful

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Had to return for a refund- just an awful cliched book- no thrills, no scares .

  • The Death House

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Ben Elliot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

This is an exceptional, contemporary, heartbreaking novel. Toby's life was perfectly normal--until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test. Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House: an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he and the others who live there are studied by Matron and her team of nurses. They're looking for any sign of sickness. Any sign of their wards changing. Any sign that it's time to take them to the sanatorium.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • "Love Story" meets "Romeo and Juliet"

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-03-15

A beautiful book

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

A beautiful story, more a semi dystopian novel rather than horror or sci fi or whatever else it has been marketed as. NOT a silly love story though, it's one with depth and substance and a real founding story. I enjoyed it, despite it not being what I originally thought. Fabulous narration!!

  • Gerald's Game

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Crouse
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

A game. A husband and wife game. Gerald's Game. But this time Jesse didn't want to play. Lying there, spread-eagled and handcuffed to the bedstead while he'd loomed and drooled over her, she'd felt angry and humiliated. So she'd kicked out hard. Aimed to hit him where it hurt. He wasn't meant to die, leaving Jesse alone and helpless in a lakeside holiday cabin. Miles from anywhere. No one to hear her screams.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best SK ever

  • By Andy T on 07-09-16

Love Stephen King

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

I hadn't read this book( not sure why) and so decided to listen to it here on audible . The narrator was brilliant, loved her voice, accents etc- just brilliant!! The story was quite creepy and very entertaining!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Boundaries: A Lesbian Romance

  • By: Jane Retzig
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Northern England 1979 - Social worker Elizabeth has finally plucked up the courage to end 14 years of unhappy marriage. Lost and lonely, she buries herself in work to keep her emptiness at bay. Then an unexpected phone call brings troubled teenager Jan to her door and Elizabeth shocks her friends and family by taking the traumatized young woman into her home as a lodger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very unusual love story.

  • By Hildur on 27-07-16

Just awful

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

Reviewed: 29-10-17

I really full story, with no characters. Really not worth listening to. Narration was tragic. Could not finish.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful