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D. Childs

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  • In Bloom

  • By: C. J. Skuse
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Rhiannon Lewis has successfully fooled the world and framed her cheating fiancé, Craig, for the depraved and bloody killing spree she committed. She should be ecstatic that she’s free. Except for one small problem. She’s pregnant with her ex-lover’s child. The ex-lover she only recently chopped up and buried in her in-laws' garden. And as much as Rhiannon wants to continue making her way through her kill lists, a small voice inside is trying to make her stop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good sequel

  • By Fospot on 07-10-18

An excellent sequel

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

Reviewed: 13-08-18

I really enjoyed Sweatpea (the first novel) so was slightly on tenderhooks when reading this sequel, however, I need not have worried. I wondered how on earth the cliffhanger would be resolved but found the solution satisfying instead of contrived. This novel explores virgin territory- the mind of a pregnant psychopath.I don't think this has ever been done before? The voice the narrator used for the fetus was hilarious and the dark humor just as entertaining as the first novel, although I was disturbed to have made the kill list- yes, I do pick raisins out of my food!.The only reason I gave the story 4 stars instead of 5, is that I felt the middle slightly meandered. Once again we are left on a cliff hanger and I for one, can't wait for the next installment.

  • Jack Glass

  • By: Adam Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

Jack Glass is the murderer. We know this from the start. Yet as this extraordinary novel tells the story of three murders committed by Glass, the listener will be surprised to find out that it was Glass who was the killer and how he did it. And by the end of the book our sympathies for the killer are fully engaged. Riffing on the tropes of crime fiction (the country house murder, the locked room mystery) and imbued with the feel of golden age sci-fi, Jack Glass is another bravura performance from Roberts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unusual and interesting

  • By D. Childs on 03-01-18

unusual and interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I really enjoyed this book. It's a great combination of dystopian science fiction and locked room mystery. The science parts are interesting enough to make you think it could be possible and the mystery parts have you trying out multiple scenarios. My only slight reservation is that the MC were not very likeable but that was also kind of the point. The narrator also did a great job and seemed to be enjoying the story as well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sweetpea

  • By: C. J. Skuse
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog...but she's got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list. A kill list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By D. Childs on 29-05-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 29-05-17

This is an excellent book. Reminds me of dexter. Traumatic childhood event, dark humour, incomprehension of emotions etc However, this is far superior. The humour is keenly observed - I was worried by how often I agreed with tbe kill list - and the story touches your heart. While I dont normally like crudity, it just adds to tbe humour. I really loved this story and didnt even mind the cliffhanger it was left on. Cant wait for the next book!

19 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Wolfsong

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Kirt Graves
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Ox was 23 when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his blood red eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces. It's been three years since that fateful day and the boy is back. Except now he's a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely epic and awesome!

  • By Becky L on 26-10-16

Great but...

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

I really enjoyed this book. It had a lot of humour and you really fell in love with all tbe characters, especially Ox. The only part that put me off were the graphic sex scenes . I hadnt realised when i purchased the book that the love scenes were between 2 men and while this didnt bother me in the slightest i have to admit i didnt like the graphic descriptions in the sex scenes.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Three

  • By: Sarah Lotz
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott, Melanie McHugh
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 208

Black Thursday. The day that will never be forgotten. The day that four passenger planes crash, at almost exactly the same moment, at four different points around the globe. There are only four survivors. Three are children, who emerge from the wreckage seemingly unhurt. But they are not unchanged. And the fourth is Pamela May Donald, who lives just long enough to record a voice message on her phone. A message that will change the world. The message is a warning.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's like a car crash.. I couldn't stop listening!

  • By Kerry on 02-06-14

waste of time

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

Reviewed: 27-05-14

Lured in by comparisons to stephen king which after listening to book I can't understand. Narrator's do a good job but main problem is that the story constantly jumps around and for a large part of the book NOTHING happens. Will be returning this one.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Reviver

  • By: Seth Patrick
  • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Death won't silence them. Revivers. Able to wake the recently dead, and let them bear witness to their own demise. Twelve years after the first reviver came to light, they have become accepted by an uneasy public. The testimony of the dead is permitted in courtrooms across the world. Forensic revival is a routine part of police investigation.In the United States, that responsibility falls to the Forensic Revival Service. Despite his troubled past, Jonah Miller is one of their best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book shame about the narrator

  • By El on 01-09-13

sort it out

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

Reviewed: 23-02-14

This is a good story although it does rather gloss over the God question but I am fuming over the narration. Who picks the narrators? I really want to know. This story requires a narrator who can do an Irish and British accent so who do they pick? Someone who can not do an accent for toffee! This would not be so bad if the story was a comedy but it is actually a sci fi/horror. Come on audible sort it out. A good narrator is as important as the story in an audible book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Jago

  • By: Kim Newman
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 23 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

In the tiny English village of Alder, dreams and nightmares are beginning to come true. Creatures from local legend, science fiction and the dark side of the human mind prowl the town. Paul, a young academic composing a thesis about the end of the world, and his girlfriend Hazel, a potter, have come to Alder for the summer. Their idea of a rural retreat gradually sours as the laws of nature begin to break down around them. Paul and Hazel are soon drawn into a vortex of fear as violent chaos engulfs the community.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • major disappointment

  • By D. Childs on 21-08-13

major disappointment

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

Reviewed: 21-08-13

I always try and listen to a new author every month and sometimes that policy results in great new finds.not this time! The book started well but soon degenerated. Becoming confusing, unpleasant and unbelievable. Very cross I wasted my credit,however, even more cross I wasted my time.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,221
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this

  • By Mr. P Shaw on 25-11-08

for all ages

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

Reviewed: 30-05-13

This story works for adults and children with excellent narration from the author. Only hope there is a sequel as I would like to find out what happens to Bod in the future.