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  • The Irish Inheritance

  • Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: M. J. Lee
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

July 8, 1921. Ireland. A British Officer is shot dead on a remote hillside south of Dublin. November 22, 2015. United Kingdom. Former police detective Jayne Sinclair, now working as a genealogical investigator, receives a phone call from an adopted American billionaire asking her to discover the identity of his real father. How are the two events linked? Jayne Sinclair has only three clues to help her: a photocopied birth certificate, a stolen book, and an old photograph.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By J on 02-08-19
  • The Irish Inheritance
  • Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: M. J. Lee
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

A real pleasure and delight to listen to, characters and story was detailed and moved swiftly along.can not recommend highly enough.

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  • No Time to Cry

  • James Oswald, Book 1
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Rose Akroyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 446

Undercover ops are always dangerous, but DC Constance Fairchild never expected things to go this wrong. Returning to their base of operations, an anonymous office in a shabby neighbourhood, she finds the bloodied body of her boss and friend, DI Pete Copperthwaite. He's been executed - a single shot to the head. In the aftermath, it seems someone in the Met is determined to make sure that blame for the wrecked operation falls squarely on Con's shoulders. She is cut loose and cast out, angry and alone with her grief....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oswald's Altered Mirror Images!

  • By Simon on 26-07-18

good

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

Reviewed: 07-06-19

A very good start to a new series and I look forward to the next.

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  • The Lonely Hour

  • Bryant & May, Book 16
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

On a winter night outside a nightclub in London, four strangers meet for the first time at 4:00 a.m. A few weeks later a body is found inside a willow tree on Hampstead Heath. The Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to investigate. When another victim seemingly commits suicide, it becomes clear that in the London night is a killer who knows what people fear most. As they explore a night city where all the normal rules are upended, Bryant and May are drawn deeper into a case that involves murder, arson, kidnap, blackmail, bats and the psychological effects of loneliness on Londoners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening. Excellent.

  • By Sue on 27-03-19

One of the best Bryant&May books

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

Reviewed: 19-05-19

I love this story which at first appears to echo the earlier ones with all the funny bits, all the historical bits about London. May getting annoyed with Bryant doing his own things. Then suddenly things change and a curve ball of emotions and tension makes the story richer, deeper and more gripping. With an unexpected twist in the ending leaving me wanting more.

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  • Scourged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

Kevin Hearne creates the ultimate Atticus O'Sullivan adventure in the grand finale of the New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles. Unchained from fate, the Norse gods Loki and Hel are ready to unleash Ragnarok, aka the Apocalypse, upon the earth. With a whole host of dark allies on their side, there's a globe-spanning battle on the cards - one which Druid Atticus O'Sullivan will be hard-pressed to survive, much less win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • and so it ends

  • By Joshua on 12-07-18

Great ending shame about the Irish accent

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

Reviewed: 06-05-19

I enjoyed this the last in the life of the iron Druid. It was marred only by the appalling attempt at an Irish accent, that was not only bad but kept being lost mid sentence, only to be tried again a few words on.

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  • The Innocent: Will Robie, Book 1

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 945
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772

Will Robie is an assassin with a mission. But whose side is he on?

Back in DC after successful missions in Edinburgh and Tangier, assassin Will Robie sees his latest assignment, to eliminate a US government employee, go badly wrong. What had she done? Or what did she know? Robie is now a wanted man. But it seems that he’s not the only one on the run. Young teenager Julie Getty is devastated by the inexplicable murder of her parents. Robie and Julie meet when he saves her from an attempt on her life as they are trying to leave town....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An easy listen....

  • By Graeme on 10-05-12

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 18-04-19

One of the best books I have listened to this year. Great characters and brilliant narration..

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  • Lair of Dreams

  • A Diviners Novel
  • By: Libba Bray
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Audie Award, Young Adult, 2016. After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects and therefore read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities.... Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • January LaVoy is a Narration Goddess

  • By V Nerd - Reviews by Audio Killed the Bookmark on 03-02-19

excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

What a pleasure to read, great character's exciting events very good story. All this read by a excellent narrater makes it easy to highly recommended.

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  • Angel

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069

After a turbulent time, DCI Ryan's life is finally beginning to return to normal, and he's looking forward to spending an uneventful Easter bank holiday weekend with his fiancée. Then, on Good Friday morning, he is called out to a crime scene at one of the largest cemeteries in Newcastle. The body of a redheaded woman has been found buried in a shallow grave, and the killer has given her wings, like an angel. Soon another woman is found at a different cemetery, followed quickly by another.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Joseph on 17-12-16

Gets better with each book

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

Reviewed: 25-03-18

The storytelling gets better with each book the twists and turns are gripping.
My only complaint is that the narrator gets a bit too excited sometimes while reading the the tenser parts of the story.

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  • The Sergeant's Apprentice

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 11
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 110

The necromancers have finally resumed their assault on the Allied Lands, sending a mighty army across the Desert of Death and into the Kingdom of Tarsier. Countless farms, villages, and towns have already been destroyed as the host makes its way northwards, striking deep into the kingdom's most vulnerable lands. Hundreds of thousands have been killed, thousands more will be killed when they are sacrificed for power. If the necromancers win the coming battle, it may be the beginning of the end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love it, fantastic story with amazing narrative

  • By Kevin on 25-10-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

Back on form after the last few books being rather average. This is great series and togetherness with Tavia Gilbert as narrater adds the finishing touch highly recommended.

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  • Knights Magi

  • The Spellmonger Series, Book 4
  • By: Terry Mancour
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

When the Magelord Minalan, the Spellmonger's two apprentices, Tyndal and Rondal, were knighted after the battle of Timberwatch, they were dubbed Knights Magi: a new class of nobility for distinguished High Magi. Designed to combine the pursuit of arcane knowledge with the noble aspirations of chivalry, it elevated them above common warmage...in theory. The problem was they had no idea how to be a Knight Mage...because no one had ever been one before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is book 4...

  • By Richard McFerran on 19-11-18

Fair

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

As always beautifully written, great character development, but sadly not in the same class as previous books.

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  • The Unlikeable Demon Hunter

  • Nava Katz Series, Book 1
  • By: Deborah Wilde
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Ari Katz is intelligent and driven and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin, Nava: a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess who is thrilled her brother is stuck with all the chosen one crap. When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts Ari's induction ceremony, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn't expect is to take her brother's place among the until-now all-male demon hunters. Even worse? Her infuriating leader is former rock star Rohan Mitra.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but silly porn

  • By J on 14-10-17

Good but silly porn

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

Reviewed: 14-10-17

Could have been really good story ok and narration excellent. However just to much silly sex throughout that spoilt the whole flow of the story maybe the next one will be more realistic.

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