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  • Runaway

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184

In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year's end three returned, and returned damaged. In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their 60s, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades. Runaway is a crime novel covering 50 years of friendships solidified and severed, dreams shared and shattered and passions lit and extinguished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen!

  • By jane on 02-01-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-01-19

After reading the synopsis of this book I really didn't fancy it but but I was struggling to find something to listen to and the previous Peter May books have all been good.
After getting through the first chapter I couldn't turn it off and ended up listening to the whole book. The ending was brilliant, the whole book was full of twists and turns and kept me captivated until the end. So much so that I didn't want it to end.

  • The Stranger Diaries

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Anjana Vasan, Andrew Wincott, Esther Wane, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an R. M. Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works somehow hold the key to the case.s....  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The stranger diaries

  • By brenda peirce on 18-11-18

I returned this one.

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-19

I love Elly Griffiths Rith Galloway mysteries so I thought I would try this book, unfortunately its nothing like the other series. Very slow and although I listened to chapter 14 I could go no further and returned the book.

  • And So It Begins

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Olivia Vinall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Cleo knows she should be happy for her brother Mark. He's managed to find someone new after the sudden death of his first wife - but something about Evie just doesn't feel right...When Evie starts having accidents at home, her friends grow concerned. Could Mark be causing her injuries? Called out to their clifftop house one night, Sergeant Stephanie King finds two bodies entangled on blood-drenched sheets. Where does murder begin? When the knife is raised to strike, or before, at the first thought of violence?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rather Dull!

  • By Ann D on 14-11-18

Really dissapointed

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Normally love Rachel Abbott but couldn't get past chapter 13. Totally bored. Its going back.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Worth Killing For

  • A DI Fenchurch Novel, Book 2
  • By: Ed James
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

On a busy London street, a young woman is attacked in broad daylight and left bleeding to death on the pavement. Among the eyewitnesses are DI Simon Fenchurch and his wife. Fenchurch pursues the attacker through a warren of backstreets and eventually arrests a young hoodie with a cache of stolen phones - an 'Apple picker' on the make. The case should be closed but something feels off...Was this really just about a smartphone?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • strangely gripping

  • By eddy on 22-08-17

Terrible

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I actually wasn't bothered about knowing what happened in the end. Sending this back. I agree with another reviewer the portrayal of black people is quite bad. The narration is terrible and what is a pronto??? Did the writer get paid for advertising this. 'Same as it ever is '!

  • In a House of Lies

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666

A missing private investigator is found locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - the body was in an area that had already been searched 10 years ago. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled, and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Changing of the Guard?

  • By Simon on 13-10-18

Another excellent book

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

Another excellent book by Ian Rankin.
Once again John Rebus saves the day. Can't wait for the next one!

  • Tell Nobody

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 5
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

One hot summer evening, 11-year-old Mikey Driscoll is on the way home from playing with friends. Two days later, his body is discovered on a bed of wildflowers by some local teenagers. The case is assigned to Detective Lottie Parker, and this time it’s personal. The victim was a close friend of her son, Sean, from the run-down Munbally estate on the other side of town. Sean tells his mother Mikey was behaving normally before he died, but Lottie can’t help but feel that her son is keeping something from her.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • sending it back

  • By Cathryn B. on 09-10-18

sending it back

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I normally love the Lottie Parker books but I couldn't vet past chapter 4 with this one. That moaning women just got to me!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Relentless Tide

  • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 6
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

When Professor Francombe and her team of archaeologists find the remains of three women on a remote Kintyre hillside - a site rumoured to have been the base of Viking warlord Somerled - their delight soon turns to horror when they realise the women tragically met their end little more than two decades ago. It soon becomes clear that these are the three missing victims of the ‘Midweek Murderer’, a serial killer who was at work in Glasgow in the early 1990s.  DCI Jim Daley now has the chance to put things right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pull up a pew and pour yourself a wee dram . . .

  • By Simon on 09-10-18

excellent!

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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: 06-10-18

Yet another excellent book in the Jim Daley series ,can't wait for the next instalment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Down to the Woods

  • DI Helen Grace, Book 8
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

There is a sickness in the forest. First, it was the wild horses. Now it's innocent men and women, hunted down and murdered by a faceless figure. Lost in the darkness, they try to flee, they try to hide. In desperation, they call out for help. But there is no-one to hear their cries here.... DI Helen Grace must face down a new nightmare. The arrow-ridden victims hang from the New Forest's ancient oaks, like pieces of strange fruit. Why are helpless holidaymakers being targeted in peak camping season? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration, average story

  • By Chris on 01-10-18

Brilliant Book

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Absolutely brilliant book, this book kept me gripped to the very end. it's been a long time since I had to stay awake til 4am to see what happened. Can't wait for the next instalment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Trade

  • DCI Greco, Book 3
  • By: Helen H. Durrant
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

A teenager is found dead, stabbed through the heart by a professional killer. Detective Stephen Greco and his team must find out who the victim was and work to piece together the backstory. Then 'The Knifeman' strikes again, leading DCI Greco into a depraved world of exploitation. How is drugs baron Vinny Costello involved? What is the connection with a private clinic that provides plastic surgery for the elite?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry!

  • By Jules on 17-08-18

A bit depressing

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

This narration is very depressing and the story was predictable. It had a bit of a twist at the end. I would try the next one just to see what happens.

  • Dark Houses

  • DCI Greco, Book 2
  • By: Helen H. Durrant
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

A woman is murdered in an empty house. Within 24 hours there is another horrific murder using the same method. The detectives soon deduce that the victims are random, but the locations are not. The killer looks for the right house - somewhere he won't be disturbed. When a man confesses, it looks like the case is closed, but Detective Stephen Greco is unconvinced. Can he keep control when things get personal?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By Cathryn B. on 26-09-18

Excellent story

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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: 26-09-18

Well I must admit it took me a few attempts at starting this book. The first few chapters are hard going but once got into it I finished it within the day. It got me hooked! Now down loading the next one.