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  • Don't Trust Me

  • By: Joss Stirling
  • Narrated by: Olivia Mace, Beth Eyre, Simon Bubb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

Does Jessica know what the truth is? A stunning psychological debut with a shocking twist. When she arrives at work to discover every trace of the company she was working for has disappeared, Jessica's life spirals into free fall. Her romance with Michael, a celebrated criminologist, is already in trouble. He is sick of the unpredictable behaviour caused by her ADHD and is convinced she is a fantasist. When his flat is burgled and precious belongings that remind him of his dead wife are stolen, he blames her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined by a quiet narrator

  • By FUNKYMONKY on 05-04-18

So-so

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

This is one of those frustrating books which has a decent underlying plot that is overshadowed by personal journeys.

While I quite enjoyed it, it dragged in many places and the unveiling of the perpetrator came from nowhere.

  • Country of the Blind

  • By: Christopher Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

The murder of a media moghul in his country mansion appears to be the result of him disturbing a gang of would-be thieves. The robbers are swiftly caught, but when they are unexpectedly moved to a different prison they escape. Back in Edinburgh, a young solicitor reveals to the press that one of the subjects had left a letter with her some time before the break-in which proves his innocence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Brilliant read

  • By Mick on 15-07-15

Love it

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

Reviewed: 19-06-18

I read this in paperback, years ago and having really enjoyed it, decided to go for the audiobook, and wasn’t disappointed.

I’m not totally convinced by the narrator, but the plot and dialogue is - in my opinion - great.

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  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 514

Fifteen years ago two teenagers were mysteriously found dead by the old railroad tracks in a small affluent town in New Jersey. One of them was Nap Dumas' twin, Leo, and the other the town's sheriff's daughter. Most people concluded it was a double suicide; others just didn't buy it. Nap has dedicated his life to finding out what really happened that summer, and when his missing ex-girlfriend's fingerprints show up at a crime scene, he's thrown into a labyrinth of dark family secrets and lies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Coben continues to deliver.

  • By Stephen on 30-09-17

Ultimately very good

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

Reviewed: 17-11-17

I’m not the biggest fan of this narrator and that maybe clouded my view, making this story feel a little slow at points. However, it’s well written overall and ends satisfactorily.

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  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,439

The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness. Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Story That Makes Salander a Sideshow

  • By Simon on 10-09-17

Not as good as the others

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

Reviewed: 20-10-17

This book was ok, but the narrator sounds really old, which doesn’t suit the story. The plot itself is quite interesting but it certainly didn’t grab me the way the first three - and to a certain extent - the fourth, did. I don’t regret buying it, I was just a little disappointed.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Deep Dark Sleep

  • A Lennox Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Craig Russell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Human remains are recovered from the bottom of the River Clyde. Not an unusual occurrence, but these have been sleeping the deep, dark sleep for eighteen years. Suddenly Glasgow’s underworld is buzzing with the news that the dredged up bones belong to Gentleman Joe Strachan, Glasgow’s most successful and ruthless armed robber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Class

  • By Reader on 15-05-12

Straightforward and compelling

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

Some of the thrillers in circulation feature folk who are properly disturbed and therefore kinda unbelievable. The Lennox series features Glasgow hard men - and it's quite enthralling.

The stories are great and Sean Barrett is brilliant. I've really enjoyed some of his other performances but these, for me, are his best.

  • The Long Glasgow Kiss

  • A Lennox Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Craig Russell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Glasgow in the 1950s. Private investigator Lennox is keeping a low profile, enjoying a secret fling with the daughter of shady bookie and greyhound breeder MacFarlane. When MacFarlane is found bludgeoned to death, Lennox is a suspect. Luckily, he has a solid gold alibi: he was in bed with the victim’s daughter. Lennox is quickly drawn into hunting the killer, and it turns out MacFarlane was into some seriously dodgy stuff.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't use the word Brilliant very often but ....

  • By Bernadette on 14-02-15

Absolutely brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 28-07-17

This is the second of the Lennox books and it's just terrific. The story unfolds at a gentle but engaging pace. Barrett's narration is simply wonderful. I've been impressed by his other work but his Scottish efforts are excellent. I absolutely recommend this.

  • A Feast of Carrion

  • By: Keith McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

St Benjamin's Medical School is the greatest of its kind, any death occurring within its walls would have created ripples within the academic world, but the death of Nikki Exner is far from being ordinary. Raped, and then grotesquely executed, her theatrical murder horrifies everyone. John Eisenmenger, a former forensic pathologist, finds himself dragged unwillingly into the case. Teaming up with solicitor Helena Flemming, Eisenmenger sets out to discover what really did happen to Nikki Exner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Series

  • By Allan on 25-04-09

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

This was a bit of a slow burn but blossomed into an interesting and engaging story.

I have immediately started the second in the series.

  • Alphabet House

  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

How long can you pretend to be mad without going mad? Two English pilots are forced to find out when they are shot down behind enemy lines in 1944. The area is swarming with German troops, so, unable to escape, they ditch their clothing and personal belongings, pose as German soldiers, and board a train carrying wounded SS men home from the eastern front.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping page turner

  • By Richenda on 30-08-15

Slow start but picks right up...

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

Reviewed: 23-04-17

Being a big fan of JAO's Dept Q books, I thought I'd give this a go. It's clearly a different situation, being set (initially) in WW2.

I found the first part of the book a little slow, but it picked up and became a very interesting and exciting story - one I very much enjoyed.

  • Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly

  • Detective Sean Duffy, Book 6
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 62

Belfast, 1988. A man is found dead, killed with a bolt from a crossbow in front of his house. This is no hunting accident. But uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave. Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs, and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant narration

  • By andy on 27-05-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 28-03-17

Another excellent chapter in the Sean Duffy series. I love the way the story unfolds at a leisurely pace, the way it hangs together, the colour brought by the supporting characters and the perfect narration. I really enjoyed this - and the others in this series. Highly recommended.

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  • Lullaby Town

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Peter Alan Nelsen is a super-successful movie director who is used to getting what he wants. And what he wants now is to find the wife and infant child he dumped on the road to fame. It's the kind of case that Cole could handle in his sleep, except that when Cole actually finds Nelsen's ex-wife, everything takes on nightmarish proportions - a nightmare which involves Cole with a nasty New York mob family and a psycho killer who is the son of the godfather.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad but not Brilliant

  • By Lucy on 22-01-15

Lacks the magnificent delivery of William Roberts

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

Reviewed: 25-01-17

The story's good, but I found the narrator pretty uninspiring. His overly slow drawl meant I had to check I hadn't activated half-speed delivery. So it's difficult to recommend when compared to the others in the series narrated by Roberts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful