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  • No Safe House

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Brian O'Neill, Graham Winton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible. Terry's wife, Cynthia, is living separate from her husband and daughter after her own personal demons threatened to ruin her relationship with them permanently. Their daughter, Grace, is rebelling against her parents' seemingly needless overprotection. Terry is just trying to keep his family together. And the entire town is reeling from the senseless murder of two elderly locals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Safe House

  • By Squirrelxxxxx on 13-06-15

Really enjoyed this

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

I listened to "no time for goodbye" first and initially didn't realise it was a sort of follow on, but it wouldn't really mater if you just listened to this one.
The story was good and I guessed the twist at the end wrong.
Well worth a read/listen

  • Thursday's Children

  • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 4
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 380

When psychotherapist Frieda Klein left the sleepy Suffolk coastal town in which she grew up she never intended to return. Left behind were friends, family, lives, and loves but alongside them, painful memories; a past she wouldn't allow to destroy her. Then, years later, an old classmate appears in London asking Frieda to help her teenage daughter and long-buried memories resurface. Death soon follows, leaving Frieda no choice but to return home to confront her past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good series

  • By Lucy on 16-05-15

It was ok

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

Reviewed: 17-10-15

There was no characters in the story I particularly cared for, the plot was a bit thin. If I hadn't been listening on route to work I wouldn't have taken the time to finish it

  • The Undead: Part 1

  • By: R. R. Haywood
  • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607

A deadly infection spreads across Europe. The Undead series: a terrifying account of one man desperately struggling to survive this harrowing event day by day. Part one - days one to three. Howie is at home on a rare Friday night off work when an infection which has rapidly spread across Europe hits his hometown on the South Coast of England. Luck sees him through the first night when many others are taken down and infected, only to rise again as the undead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This review relates to book 11 onwards

  • By PAE on 19-11-18

Bloody brilliant

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

Reviewed: 23-09-15

I loved this book from start to finish. I'm a big Zombie fan and found the story to be what a British Zombie Apocalypse might be like, rather than all the U.S. versions. Some real LOL moments .I particularly liked Dave and can't wait to find out his story.
Just going to down load the next one

  • No Time for Goodbye

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482

On the morning she will never forget, suburban teenager Cynthia Archer awakes with a nasty hangover and a feeling she is going to have an even nastier confrontation with her mom and dad. But when she leaves her bedroom, she discovers the house is empty, with no sign of her parents or younger brother Todd. In the blink of an eye, without any explanation, her family has simply disappeared.Twenty-five years later Cynthia is still haunted by unanswered questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Linwood Barclay is Quality. Never disappoints

  • By Andy on 10-09-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 19-09-15

This is my first book from this author and I'm now going to order the rest of them. Original story , well read and although I guessed the ending the plot had many twists and kept me interested .

  • The Stranger

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,028

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar or a parking lot or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American dream - a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life. Then he runs into the Stranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good plot right to the end

  • By Mr Darren Main on 09-12-15

Kept me listening

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

I really enjoyed this book, a good story and I didn't expect the ending. The narrator was good with no annoying habits

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        Jefferson Mays
    
    


    
    Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    58 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Garden of Beasts

  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Paul Schumann is a contract hit man for the mob in 1936. But with Prohibition over and the gang wars associated with it coming to an end, Schumann is finding less and less work. He is contracted for a hit. But this time, he's caught and finds that he's been set up. He's taken to meet an official in Army Intelligence and given a choice: He can spend the rest of his life in jail, or he can help his country. He is to pose as a member of the 1936 Olympic team, travel to Berlin, and kill a high-ranking Nazi close to Hitler....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration, really refreshing book.

  • By Stefan on 07-01-15

2nd time I've read this

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

Loved this story and the characters , well worth listening to I couldn't stop listening to it

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        Robert Slade
    
    


    
    Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    163 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • Play Dead

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Robert Slade
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

When basketball player David Baskin disappears on honeymoon and a mutilated body, assumed to be his, is discovered, his ex-model wife, Laura, is plagued by questions and doubts. Then a total unknown startles the basketball world with a style of play exactly like Baskin's. As Laura begins to uncover a conspiracy, she risks her life and those around her to uncover the truth before it destroys everyone involved.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly awful!

  • By Gary on 01-02-11

Ok story, predictable ending

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

Reviewed: 18-08-15

This is the first book I've read by this author, the story was OK although I guessed the ending at the middle

  • Well Fed

  • Mountain Man, Book 4
  • By: Keith C. Blackmore
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 965

After nearly four years, the zombie epidemic has almost burnt itself out. Gus' new life on a communal farm is peaceful. The daily routine of policing the fields is rarely disrupted by straying undead. His drinking binges are over. Long days have thrown time over the memories of Annapolis. But this will all change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the series

  • By Daniel on 30-05-15

Fantastic conclusion to a great story

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

Reviewed: 12-08-15

I loved the character of Gus and all the twists to his life post Zombie Apocalypse . Read all four books after being introduced via the short hospital story. Gutted its finished !!!

  • The Dying Hours

  • A Tom Thorne Novel
  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 296

A cluster of suicides among the elderly. Such things are not unknown to the police and the deaths are quickly dismissed by the police as routine. Only one man is convinced that something more sinister is taking place.However, no one listens to Tom Thorne anymore. Having stepped out of line once too often, he's back in uniform and he hates it. Patronised and abused by his new colleagues, Thorne's suspicions about the suicides are dismissed by the Murder Squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Listen - you will be hooked.

  • By S. Hall on 21-06-13

Not his best work

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

Reviewed: 28-07-15

I've read/listened to most of the Tom Thorn story's but this one wasn't his best, I didn't care about the characters and just listened to the story as it gave me something to do on the bus journey into work

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward, Robert G Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279

The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times number-one best-selling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared 20 years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fab but horrifying<br />

  • By Heidi on 16-09-15

Gripping story of pure evil

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

Reviewed: 24-07-15

I've read many Karen Slaughter books and was not disappointed with this story. The story was well narrated with good characters the balance of a father who totally loves his daughters and the monster who pretended to