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  • The Secret Child

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

Susie did something that she knows she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption, to keep her infidelity secret from her family. Louise, Susie's daughter, feels the effects of that decision echoing down through the years - her mother has always been difficult, too strict with her but not strict enough with her sister, Grace, who is wild and out of control. And Danny, Susie's husband, adores her but has always sensed something wrong at the heart of their marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really thought provoking story

  • By Frances Locke on 25-02-18

The Secret Child by Kerry Fisher

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to The Secret Child by Kerry Fisher.
I liked the way we got to know all of the various characters before they all meet up at the end. It wasn’t a sweet sugary offering, at times it was quite gritty and realistic, particularly in the home for unwed mother’s run by the nuns in the 1960’s.
A good entertaining read.

  • Close to Home

  • DI Fawley, Book 1
  • By: Cara Hunter
  • Narrated by: Emma Cunniffe, Lee Ingleby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451

How can a child vanish without a trace? Last night, eight-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a summer party at her home. No-one at the party noticed her leave. Even her parents aren't sure of the last time they saw her. DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows that in nine cases out of 10, it's someone close to the victim. When a pair of bloody tights is discovered, Fawley's worst suspicions are concerned. Someone knows where Daisy is. And her time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a rollercoaster ride

  • By j c rogers on 07-02-18

Close to home :DI Fawley, Book 1

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

This was a debut book by a new author and it was an extremely clever and well thought out crime story. All of the characters were well presented and were all very individual. The two children in particular were cleverly presented with their own very individual character quirks.
DI Fawley as a police officer was obviously capable of solving the crime but he also had his own tragedy to contend with.
I look forward to reading the second book by the author.
Highly recommended.

  • While You Sleep

  • By: Stephanie Merritt
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Thorburn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61

A pacy, chilling psychological thriller, set to reinvent the genre. It begins, they say, with a woman screaming.... On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there; just last year a local boy, visiting for a dare, disappeared without a trace. For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dodgy Scottish Accents

  • By Katy E. Seegmiller on 24-06-18

While you sleep by Stephanie Merritt

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

Reviewed: 30-04-18

This was a creepy paranormal thriller, which had it all. Ghosts, evil, dead children, younger lover, bad men, winds, storms, thunder, lightning.
It was a really good book to listen too and an enjoyable read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Queen of Wishful Thinking

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early 40s, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his wife, Charlotte, leave behind life in the fast lane, and Lewis opens the antiques shop he has dreamed of. Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father's business, but she isn't happy there. So when she walks into Lew's shop, she knows this is the place for her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story is ok though a little predictable.

  • By Gwenevere on 28-01-18

The Queen of Wishful Thinking by Milly Johnson

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

It was a delightful book to listen to, full of likeable quirky characters and a storyline to make you laugh and cry.
Highly recommended.

  • State Secrets

  • Bob Skinner, Book 28
  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner is long out of the police force, but trouble has a habit of following him around. So it is that he finds himself in the Palace of Westminster as a shocking act befalls the nation. Hours before the Prime Minster is due to make a controversial statement, she is discovered in her office with a letter opener driven through her skull. Is the act political? Personal? Or even one of terror? Skinner is swiftly enlisted by the Security Service to lead the investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration again

  • By Revmama on 25-11-17

State Secrets: Bob Skinner

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

Reviewed: 15-01-18

I have read another Bob Skinner book, book 28 in the series. It was a little bit different from others in the series because of where the crime was committed. The Prime Ministers Office in the House of Commons.
It was a very clever story and it isn’t until right at the end that it is all finished in a satisfactory manner.
Highly recommended.

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

An old case from his LAPD past threatens Bosch's reputation in a gripping new thriller. Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cracker!!

  • By eva on 19-11-17

Two Kinds of Truth

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

Reviewed: 31-12-17

I thoroughly enjoyed the narration by Titus Welliver, who also plays the Bosch character in the tv series. Even the title was relevant to the theme of the book and Bosch himself is in a reflective mood at the end of the book because of the outcome of long standing cold cases and a current murder. It is important to read all of Michael Connelly books carefully or you miss the humour and subtleties of the plot.
Highly recommended.

  • Cast Iron

  • Enzo Macleod, Book 6
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

In 1989 a killer dumped the body of 20-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the west of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains - bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case - the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enzo Rides Again!

  • By Simon on 14-01-17

Cast Iron

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

Reviewed: 14-06-17

This is the last in the series and everything all got tied up and I and T's dotted. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the series that I have listened too.
Highly recommended.

  • The Back Road

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Penny McDonald
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,068
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,066

A girl lies close to death in a deserted lane. A driver drags her body to the side of the road. A shadowy figure hides in the trees, watching. For Ellie Saunders last night’s hit and run on the back road could destroy everything she has ... Ellie’s new neighbour, former Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas has moved to the village for some peace and quiet, but as he is drawn into the web of deceit his every instinct tells him that what happened that night was more than a tragic accident.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The biggest disappointment on Audible

  • By Ryan Clontz on 23-09-14

The Back Road

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was an excellent story and full of machinations and people not being with the person they should be with. Then there are the road traffic accident, the abduction and the murder and attempted murder.
Another Tom Douglas thriller to be solved.
Highly recommended.

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,287

When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo’s killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details he uncovers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narration

  • By mrs c a dunne on 20-07-15

Only the Innocent

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

This is the first in the DCI Tom Dale series by Rachel Abbott and is a very strong and powerful story of abuse, control and murder. Is murder ever justified especially if it is to protect only the innocent?
Highly recommended

  • The Hidden Cottage

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 368

We all hide things, some more than others...Mia Channing appears to have an enviable life: a beautiful home in the village of Little Pelham, a happy, stable marriage, a job she enjoys and three grown up children to whom she's devoted. But appearances are deceiving; the truth is that it's all a precarious balancing act. When the family gather for her son's thirtieth birthday, Daisy, her youngest daughter, drops a bombshell in the way only Daisy can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Saffy on 06-09-13

The Hidden Cottage

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story by Erica James and narrated by Clare Corbett.it was a delightful story of a family and village life.
Highly recommended.