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  • Stormbreaker

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Oliver Chris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

When his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, 14-year-old Alex Rider finds his world turned upside down. Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex has to take part in gruelling SAS training exercises. Then, armed with his own special set of secret gadgets, he's off on his first mission to Cornwall, where Middle-Eastern multi-billionaire Herod Sayle is producing his state-of-the-art Stormbreaker computers - but there's more to Sayle than meets the eye....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alex Rider is amazing ( or so I'm told)

  • By Kathleen Esplan on 20-07-15

love these books

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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: 17-08-19

why has this and the next book been removed as now can't listen to next adventures of Alex Rider?? such fun!

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  • The Holiday

  • By: T.M. Logan
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

It was supposed to be the perfect holiday, dreamed up by Kate as the ideal way to turn 40: four best friends and their husbands and children in a luxurious villa under the blazing sunshine of Languedoc-Roussillon. But there is trouble in paradise. Kate suspects that her husband is having an affair, and that the other woman is one of her best friends. One of these women is willing to sacrifice years of friendship and destroy her family. But which one? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First class tale of lies and secrets

  • By R Scott on 02-08-19

Good story

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

Reviewed: 12-08-19

Enjoyable, narration good, took a while to get to the crux of the matter..wondered at one stage where it was going, but good narration of all the characters, seems along story but chapters were short.

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  • Hope to Die

  • DS Nathan Cody, Book 2
  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548

On a bitterly cold winter's night, Liverpool is left stunned by a brutal murder in the grounds of the city's Anglican Cathedral. A killer is on the loose, driven by a chilling rage. Put on the case, DS Nathan Cody is quickly stumped. Wherever he digs, the victim seems to be almost angelic - no one has a bad word to say, let alone a motive for such a violent murder. And Cody has other things on his mind, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gobsmacked

  • By Jackie Cody on 09-04-17

Another good listen in the Cosy saga

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Enjoyed this book..not as much as Tapping at the door but nevertheless a good continuation of the Cosy books, love the narration, although one of the women sounds like Julian Clarey!

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  • The Various Haunts of Men

  • Simon Serrailler 1
  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,007

A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill", an area locally known for its tranquillity and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet cathedral town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unusual way to start a series

  • By Linda on 27-06-14

Disappointed by ending.

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

Reviewed: 23-07-19

The tension built and built, loved the narration and great descriptions..but all went flat at the end as we knew who the killer was long before..what twist??

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  • Their Little Secret

  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum. It's what she wants others to think of her. But the truth is, she needs something new, something thrilling. Meanwhile, DI Tom Thorne is investigating a woman's suicide, convinced she was driven to do it by a man who preys on vulnerable women. A man who is about to change Sarah's life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By TrudyW on 26-05-19

Not his best.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-07-19

Usually love MB but afraid this was left wanting! Had nothing much to like...kept waiting for the big reveal but??? tempted to return it.

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  • Schindler's List

  • By: Thomas Keneally
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 171

The acclaimed best-selling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the inspiration for the classic film Schindler's List. In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. A stunning novel based on the extraordinary true story of German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler, who came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Mr. B. McLaren on 15-04-19

Excellent

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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: 29-06-19

Watched the film but the book gives us more insight into Oskars character and life, narrator good as well.

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  • Somebody to Love

  • The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury
  • By: Matt Richards, Mark Langthorne
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

When Freddie Mercury died in 1991, aged just 45, the world was rocked by the vibrant and flamboyant star's tragic secret that he had been battling AIDS. That Mercury had even been diagnosed came as a shock to his millions of fans, with his announcement coming less than 24 hours before his death. In Somebody to Love, biographers Mark Langthorne and Matt Richards skilfully weave Freddie Mercury's incredible pursuit of musical greatness with Queen, his upbringing and his endless search for love with the story of a terrible disease.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audiobooks I've ever listen to

  • By Colin Smith on 22-11-18

Very good.

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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: 13-06-19

Have seen the film Bohemia Rapsohody but that left A lot of information out that was in this audio book,excellent listen.

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  • Red Dragon

  • Hannibal Lecter, Book 1
  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831

A quiet summer night...a neat suburban house...and another innocent, happy family is shattered - the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness. All hope rests on Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the infamous mass murderer who Graham put in prison years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Red Dragon, kept me on the edge of my seat

  • By Mrs on 20-07-15

very good

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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: 01-06-19

Have seen the film so thought I'd give the book a try, really enjoyed this audio presentation as much as the movie, and thought narration good.

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  • You Care Too Much: Free Yourself from Social Anxiety

  • By: Carl Vernon
  • Narrated by: Carl Vernon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

The insecurity, worry, self-doubt, and social anxiety that come with caring too much about what people think can be overwhelming. Does this mean you should go and live a solitary life in the hills, away from people and the BS that comes with them? No. There is a better way. From best-selling author Carl Vernon, You Care Too Much is a no-holds-barred wake-up call about what social anxiety really is, how it affects you, and what you can do about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply life changing IF you are willing to try!!

  • By Sheryl Marshall on 29-04-19

some great ideas

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

Reviewed: 18-05-19

Good listen , good information on how not to be so bothered about people and being judged, will definitely listen to others by Carl.

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  • Stone: The Complete Series 1-4

  • 17 BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Crime Dramas
  • By: Danny Brocklehurst
  • Narrated by: Craig Cheetham, Deborah McAndrew, full cast, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586

Seventeen stories from the gritty crime series created by Danny Brocklehurst, starring Hugo Speer as Manchester detective John Stone. This collection brings together Series 1 to 4 of this intelligent detective drama, tackling morally ambiguous, complex and challenging subjects. DCI Stone and his team investigate a series of brutal murders and missing person cases, among other grisly crimes. Starring Hugo Speer as DCI John Stone, Craig Cheetham as DI Mike Tanner and Deborah McAndrew as DS Sue Kelly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will definitely listen to again.

  • By Mark Renny on 14-06-18

Enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-19

Really enjoyed this 17 part drama,some were similar but well produced, Maybe a full length audio book?? would definitely use a credit!