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  • Lies Sleeping

  • Rivers of London, Book 7
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love these characters and these books.

  • By Pegs on 23-11-18

Brilliant- loved it!

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

Reviewed: 22-12-18

Another fantastic story with the best narrator in the business.

Please tell me they’ll be more!

Thanks everyone involved. Xxx

  • The Body in the Marsh

  • DCI Craig Gillard, Book 1
  • By: Nick Louth
  • Narrated by: Marston York
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Criminologist Martin Knight lives a gilded life and is a thorn in the side of the police. But then his wife, Liz, goes missing. There is no good explanation and no sign of Martin.... To make things worse, Liz is the ex-girlfriend of DCI Craig Gillard who is drawn into the investigation. Is it just a missing person or something worse? And what relevance do the events around the shocking Girl F case, so taken up by Knight, have to do with the present? The truth is darker than you could ever have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By TrudyW on 23-08-18

Guessed it pretty much as soon as first clue laid down

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Very well read but way too obvious. And lots of soft exist undertones throughout sadly.

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  • George Cragge: In the Red & Other Mysteries

  • By: Mark Tavener
  • Narrated by: Barry Foster, full cast, Hugh Laurie, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

A collection of four blackly humorous crime mysteries featuring the fictional BBC Radio crime correspondent, George Cragge. Adapted from the novel by Mark Tavener, In the Red sees the anarchic George Cragge investigate a spree of bizarre murders in the world of City finance, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC. The sequel, In the Balance, features George Cragge kicking off a murder trail during the FIFA World Cup at Wembley Stadium. And with Europe becoming a hot potato, can the Prime Minister hold on to his job? In the Chair follows the maverick hack as he looks into a series of murders of dentists linked to New Labour policy. The final drama, In the End, sees George Cragge investigating a series of murders of journalists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prequel to BBC Radio 4's ‘Absolute Power’

  • By Nigel on 17-03-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 19-08-18

Laugh out loud funny and superb performances. Stands the test of time - thoroughly recommend. Thanks Mark Tavener.

  • Everything You Told Me

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 701

You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting plot but ...

  • By Lulu M on 17-01-17

So obvious

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

Guessed the twist pretty much straight away. Lame and disappointing. Well performed though. Not much else to say.

  • A Dark and Twisted Tide

  • Lacey Flint Series, Book 4
  • By: Sharon Bolton
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Former detective Lacey Flint quit the force for a safer, quieter life. Or that’s what she thought. Now living alone on her houseboat, she is trying to get over the man she loves, undercover detective Mark Joesbury. But Mark is missing in action and impossible to forget. And danger won’t leave Lacey alone. When she finds a body floating in the river near her home, wrapped in burial cloths, she can’t resist asking questions. Who is this woman, and why was she hidden in the fast-flowing depths? And who has been delivering unwanted gifts to Lacey?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Jumping the shark, I hope not.

  • By Kristina Venning on 12-09-14

Unsatisfactory and pretty silly

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Well read but daft story. And a very unsatisfactory ending to a book series. Not happy.

  • Goldenhand

  • The Old Kingdom, Book 5
  • By: Garth Nix
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

Lirael lost one of her hands in the binding of Orannis, but now she has a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic. On a dangerous journey, Lirael returns to her childhood home, the Clayr's Glacier, where she was once a Second Assistant Librarian. There a young woman from the distant North brings her a message from her long-dead mother, Arielle. It is a warning about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Old Kingdom but can't go on

  • By Philip on 23-10-16

Brilliant book - want a book 6!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

Absolutely dreadful narration - so flat! Only kept listening because I love these stories so much.

  • All Our Wrong Todays

  • By: Elan Mastai
  • Narrated by: Elan Mastai
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

So, the thing is, I come from the world we were supposed to have. That means nothing to you, obviously, because you live here, in the crappy world we do have. But it never should've turned out like this. And it's all my fault - well, me and, to a lesser extent, my father. And, yeah, I guess a little bit Penelope. In both worlds she's the love of my life. But only a single version of her can exist. I have one impossible chance to fix history's greatest mistake and save this broken world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The point of it all....

  • By Kaggy on 02-05-17

Wonderful story and storyteller

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

Listen to this book - you won’t regret it. Unless you don’t like funny, original, clever, well read books. Then you’ll hate it.

  • Camino Island

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

All trails became dead ends. Tips that had at first seemed urgent now faded away. The waiting game began. Whoever had the manuscripts would want money, and a lot of it. They would surface eventually, but where and when, and how much would they want? The most daring and devastating heist in literary history targets a high security vault located deep beneath Princeton University. Valued at $25 million, the five manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgerald's only novels are amongst the most valuable in the world....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Island Story Adrift From its Plot

  • By Simon on 07-06-17

Really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

Great story and narrated really well. Nothing to set the world on fire but a good romp.

  • The Chalk Man

  • By: C J Tudor
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Asa Butterfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 823

None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning. Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own? Was it the terrible accident? Or when they found the first body?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Pauline Bain on 14-01-18

Original and gripping

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Very well narrated though was a tad confusing about why Eddie developed an Irish accent later in life!

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  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,558
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,645

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

Beautiful and funny and stunning narration

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

Incredibly touching without being in anyway mawkish. I adore Eleanor and hope we get to find out what happens next for her. That tricky balance of witty yet thought provoking. Nice work Ms Honeyman.