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  • The Sentence Is Death

  • Detective Daniel Hawthorne, Book 2
  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

Passion, deception, an unexplained death and a detective with quite a lot to hide lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the best-selling series starring Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne. William Pryce is an elegant, smooth-tongued lawyer who has made a fortune out of celebrity divorces - and a lot of enemies in the process. Unmarried himself, he lives in a handsome bachelor pad on the edge of Hampstead Heath. Or, rather, he used to....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Writing is On the Wall - GREAT NEW SERIES!

  • By Patricia on 08-11-18

Superb!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-19

I can't rate this second book in the series highly enough. Bring on the third!

  • Transcription

  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

In 1940, 18-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full Marks Kate

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-18

Fantastic! My favourite author and narrator combo.

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

Another masterpiece. If you haven't listened to Life After Life yet, you must! Characters and storyline as good as ever.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Unconsoled

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45

By the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go. Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical - and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be - he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narcissism, ADD, Kafka, and regret intertwined

  • By Anthony on 24-03-18

Weird and wonderful.Empassioned, I was mesmerised

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-18

Beautifully constructed. I was drawn along into the dream scape where you felt anything could happen. Totally unlike anything I've read before. Don't be put off by the length of some of the speach passages, especially at the start, you would miss a rare treat.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,368

A missing girl. A buried secret. From the acclaimed author of I Found You and the Richard & Judy best seller The Girls comes a compulsively twisty psychological thriller that will keep you gripped to the very last moment. She was 15, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Kate on 18-10-17

Guessed the big reveal early on....

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

Reviewed: 27-12-17

Felt like we were heading toward a conclusion that had already been given away. Having said that, the story still managed to hold the suspense. Well written and good narration.

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,383

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Déjà vu all over again

  • By S. Kingston on 07-07-14

Storytelling at its absolute best

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

Reviewed: 21-04-15

Peter Kenny's narration was faultless. Clever and beautifully woven storyline. Didn't want it to end.