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  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG the best book EVER!!!

  • By Teri on 15-01-18

Give it a chance it gets better

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

Reviewed: 13-03-19

At first I thought hmm this seems too far fetched to believe obviously and I could have taken it or left it but carried on and boy I’m glad I did. I don’t think I’ve been more gripped than I was when things started to properly kick off, and it made an unexpected turn from a light kind of unbelievable start into a rich totally believable and beautiful story of childhood and life so beautifully described with a plot moving along and so absorbing with description and characters I’d swear Stephen king had written this during his writing peak. It’s uncanny. Beautifully moving and descriptive writing well narrated. I got drawn in to the plot and moved by the whole series of events and was moved by the book ending so profoundly it has left me in tears. What an incredibly mix of sci fi and real life. Absolutely loved this book. So glad I downloaded it because I drew the ace by choosing it. So happy. I will read more by the same writer now.

  • Host

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Matt Reeves
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Brilliant scientist Joe Messenger believes that people can be made to live forever. Knowing the human body can be frozen indefinitely, Joe devises a way of downloading the human brain into a supercomputer called ARCHIVE. But Joe's wife, Karen, is worried by his preoccupation with ARCHIVE, which seems to be developing signs of a distinct and sinister personality of its own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Veritable Phoenix!

  • By Simon on 29-12-18

Struggled a bit. Shad to fast forward towards the end to see it through

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

I like books to be like a steady ride to a final climax. This ride was a rocket that took off well and then nearly stalled and crashed and I pretty much ejected from the plane two thirds of the way through for fear of falling asleep at the wheel. I had to skip to the end just to kick the flaccid plot forward a bit. Too long winded and most of all out of date and implausible 80s would be futuristic technical jargon. That’s how I know this must have been written in the 80s. I can tell it must have been one of Peter James earlier books as he has since perfected his pace more too. Great plot ideas and still a good read but I feel before releasing it he should have altered basic things to bring it up to date technology wise and tightened up the pace of the plot cutting a couple of hours of waffle out. It needs editing. Releasing it as was was an afterthought and editing is needed. Things like downloading someone’s brain onto a cassette tape or one terrabyte being enough storage for a brain...I felt the 80s bad hair and the tin foil covered fake futuristic pictures that it’s associated with and it kind of also messed up what was was a potentially great plot. It’s harder to get into such an unrealistic plot I. This time. Even I could have modernised the plot myself to make it better and Improved if have updated and condensed the whole thing given a week or so. So why he didn’t get someone to do that before releasing it i don’t know. If he did then they need sacking. Give me the job instead lol I’ll do it for 1000 quid. It really needs it.

  • Valentina

  • By: S.E. Lynes
  • Narrated by: Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

When Glasgow journalist Shona McGilvery moves with her partner Mikey and their baby to an idyllic cottage in rural Scotland, they believe that all that lies ahead of them is happiness. But with Mikey working offshore, the frightening isolation of the Aberdeenshire countryside begins to drive her insane.... That is, until she is rescued by a new friendship with the enchanting Valentina. She has the perfect home, the perfect man, and a charismatic new best friend - or does she? As her fairytale life begins to unravel, the deep dark wood becomes the least of her fears....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely gripping

  • By Mrs L N Timoney on 01-05-18

Gripping read and I’m fussy

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

The plot might have been not entirely original, but it was still so well paced that I was gripped from early on and at the end it was one of those audio books that you find hard to switch off and continue with in bits. That wasn’t possible. I had to finish it there and then and it helped me tidy my whole house while not being bored. and that for me is a great climax to a plot which this delivered in spades. I’m going to listen to more books by this author. This was my first. No it’s not a book that will change your life for ever after reading it because of XYZ intelectual challenge, those books I find are not good for tidying the house to anyway. I like fast paced thrillers that are relatively easy listening to do mind numbing key boring house work to. This kind of book turns a boring task into a pleasure. I pretty much knew what was happening from the start way before the main character had figured anything out but that made it all the more fun to listen to. It ended too soon..wanted it to carry on.

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,023
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,578

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

As always the magic is still there

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

Reviewed: 24-10-18

Like the other stories this was a pleasure to listen to even at times if I got lost with characters due more to my inability to remember names than with the story, I still loved it. I loved to descriptiveness of the writing and the atmosphere. I didn’t want it to end and now I’ll be waiting again for the next one...and there needs to be a next one. I will have to stalk the author and tie her up and force her to write the last chapter like with Stevens kings misery if there isn’t another. So she’s going to have to do it for her son safety. Joking of course.. no but really...when it another coming out. This is too good to leave where it is. No spoilers I won’t say anything but a couple of loose ends need tying up..

  • The Blackhouse

  • The Lewis Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Utterly Compelling Atmosphere of Desolation

  • By Simon on 16-02-18

Brilliantly descriptive and narrated with perfection a beautiful Scottish accent

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

Reviewed: 19-09-18

Beautiful and a great listen, this is how to write, brilliant narration and wonderful writing and yes it’s a murder investigation but it is so so much more than that. Loved it. Took a while to get totally swept away but i did and it was worth listening.

  • The Fear

  • By: C. L. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 842

When Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life. But Mike wasn't what he seemed, and he left her life in pieces. Now 32, Lou discovers that he is involved with teenager Chloe Meadows. Determined to make sure history doesn't repeat itself, she returns home to confront him for the damage he's caused.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Isobel Vaughan on 17-04-18

Stick with it it gets better and better

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

Reviewed: 22-08-18

I loved this it was ok at the beginning but I wouldn’t have guessed it’d end up as gripping as it did and got more and more gripping and once it got going it was great. Never mind how realistic or not the plot was it was great and I loved it. Anyone who doesn’t like it likely didn’t see it through to the end because it gets better as it goes on. It wasn’t perfectly plausible at times maybe but I didn’t care I was enjoying it too much.

  • The Retreat

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 716

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found - and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sorry, but this is just not great

  • By RS on 04-06-18

Really enjoyed this. Reminded me of the style of Peter James.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Loved it. Was drawn into the story and it’s very well written and well paced. If it had been released as a Peter james I’d have simply assumed it was another good story by him. It’s that well done. Don’t understand the negative reviews. This was quality writing and entertainment.

  • Dead If You Don't

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award-winning author Peter James, faces his most complex case yet in Dead If You Don't. Shortly after Kipp Brown and his teenage son, Mungo, arrive at the Amex stadium for their team's biggest-ever football game, Mungo disappears. A short while later Kipp receives a text with a ransom demand and a warning not to go to the police if he and his wife want to see their son alive again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action Man Grace!

  • By Simon on 18-05-18

You can’t go wrong with Peter James gripping as ever.

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

Reviewed: 30-07-18

This was gripping as ever as with all Peter James books. He’s a good writer end of . I know that anything by him will be good and will be gripping. And this was no exception. Listen to anything he brings out on audible. Certain authors to me are consistent with good writing that I know I can’t go wrong with are Peter James, JK Rowling (aka Robert Galbraith), Michael Robotham, Blake Crouch, all these authors are very consistent because they are simply good writers who know how to keep a listener hooked and take you on a an enjoyable ride.

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  • Dying Fall

  • A Ruth Galloway Investigation
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 942
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 841

Shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library. Ruth Galloway receives a phone call that bears shocking news. A friend of hers from college, Dan Golding, has been killed in a fire at his Lancashire home. Her shock turns to alarm when she gets a letter from Dan. He has made a discovery that will change archaeology forever but he needs Ruth's advice. Even more alarming, he sounds vulnerable and frightened. DCI Harry Nelson is also rediscovering his past. Up north for a holiday, he meets his former colleague Sandy MacLeod, now at Blackpool CID.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, annoying narrator

  • By Clare pitt on 16-04-15

Really enjoying this series

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

Reviewed: 30-07-18

The whole series has been really enjoyable read. It’s the combination of the narration and the story line that kind of soothes me and makes me feel nostalgic for salt marshes and digging and the past, this series has its own magic and own unique atmosphere and I will keep an eye out for the next one and will feast again.

  • Why We Sleep

  • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,847
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,787

Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is Sleep just for the Weak?

  • By R Blades on 15-01-18

The author combined with narrator makes this a fascinating read

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

Reviewed: 30-07-18

I haven’t gotten all the way through this yet but it is quite a heavy subject but it is presented considering the fact it is based on studies done on the whole subject of sleep and quite heavy in that regard, as interestingly as it could be and is worth a read. Brilliantly narrated by someone that could narrate the craters on the moon for a few hours and make them sound interesting, ..I prefer fiction but this has engaged my attention as far as I’ve gone so far into it which is a good few hours. I will enter in dribs and drabs. It takes a lot to hold my attention sos I’m taking it in bits but it’s a good good very interesting and fascinating book