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  • Into the Water

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,890
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,721

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, read by Imogen Church, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, Rachel Bavidge and Laura Aikman. The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times Number One best seller and global phenomenon. In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn't pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Out of the Hype Comes Real Quality!

  • By Simon on 03-05-17

Couldn't finish

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

Reviewed: 21-05-17

I was really looking forward to this book, but was so disappointed. I got half way through purely because I hate to give up on a book, but I'm afraid this will be returned. I really couldn't care less about any of the characters.

  • Tales of the Unusual

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

From the author of the Audible #1 bestsellers The Stone Man, The Physics of the Dead, and In the Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You. Five more stories from Luke Smitherd to keep you intrigued, shocked, and asking what you would do...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't stop listening

  • By Joy Murphy on 30-01-17

Loved every minute!

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

Reviewed: 16-01-17

Listened to this pretty much in one go (mostly sitting on a train, so I was kind of a captive audience!) Although I had read a couple of the stories before, it was nice to listen to them being narrated by Luke - there is always something a bit special when the author is also the narrator. I am most definitely a fan of Mr Smitherd and that dreaded day when I read something of his that is not as good as, if not better than his previous stuff is a long, long way off I think!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Kill Someone

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098

Here are the rules. Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of. Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness. Choose your method. Choose your victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark and gripping

  • By M. Williams on 17-03-17

Kill Someone......you won't be disappointed!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

I don't know how Luke Smitherd does it. Every time I start a new book of his I do so with the nagging feeling that I'm going to be disappointed this time, that he can't possibly have written another book as good as the last one. Thankfully I have yet to be disappointed! Kill Someone really gets the 'bad' side of your mind working - who would (could) you kill to save the lives of others? This book is well written with dark humour and an ending I definitely did not see coming!
If you have never listened to a book by this author then buy this one, then get another one, and another....you will not be disappointed!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Physics of the Dead

  • A Supernatural Mystery Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 991

The afterlife doesn't come with a manual. In fact, Hart and Bowler (two ordinary but dead men) have had to work out the rules of their new existence for themselves. It's that fact (along with being unable to leave the boundaries of their city center, unable to communicate with the other lost souls, unable to rest in case The Beast catches up with them) that makes getting out of their situation a priority. But Hart and Bowler don't know why they're there in the first place; if they ever want to leave, they will have to find all the answers to be able to understand the physics of the dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is Simply no Formula for Luke Smitherd!

  • By Simon on 04-03-16

Another great book from Luke Smitherd.....

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

It was so good to listen to this book ahead of the release of Kill Someone... yet again Luke Smitherd's wonderfully twisted imagination has come up with a book you just can't stop listening to. I'm even more excited now for the new release on Tuesday (an early Christmas present to myself!)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Be a Vigilante: A Diary

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780

It's 1998. The Internet age is still in its infancy. Google has just been founded. Eighteen-year-old supermarket shelf-stacker Nigel Carmelite has decided that he's going to become a vigilante. There are a few problems: how is he going to even find crime to fight on the streets of Derbyshire? How will he create a superhero costume - and an arsenal of crime-fighting weaponry - on a shoestring budget?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We're Only Making Fans For Nigel

  • By Simon on 15-09-16

Another excellent book from Luke Smitherd

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

Reviewed: 15-09-16

The thing with Luke Smitherds books is that no matter how hard you try to describe them, you cannot come close to explaining how good they really are. Every one of them is completely unique in its concept, the writing is superb and Lukes narration is always spot on. I pre-ordered this book (released yesterday) and managed to finish it in two sessions, it would've been one - but work got in the way! Can't wait for the next one!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Truly Madly Guilty

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

What if they hadn't gone? That's the question Clementine can't stop asking herself. It was just a backyard barbeque. They didn't know their hosts that well. They were friends of friends. They could so easily have said no. But she and her husband, Sam, said yes, and now they can never change what they did and didn't do that beautiful winter's day.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Getting too formulaic?

  • By R Bentham on 01-11-16

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 30-07-16

each book by Liane Moriarty is better than the last, and the narration was spot-on.

  • WEIRD. DARK.

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

From the author of Audible #1 bestsellers In The Darkness, That’s Where I’ll Know You, The Physics of the Dead, and The Stone Man - shortlisted for the Audible Audiobook of the Year award 2015 - comes this special omnibus edition collecting three of Luke Smitherd's books: Hold On Until Your Fingers Break, The Man On Table Ten, and My Name Is Mister Grief, plus exclusive bonus story "The Crash", unavailable anywhere else!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More brilliance from Luke Smitherd!

  • By Chris Goulter on 14-02-16

Definitely my new favourite author

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

this is my 4th Luke Smitherd book in quick succession and I have loved every one. You have to listen - you won't regret it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stone Man

  • A Science Fiction Horror Novel
  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,911
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,793

Nobody knew where it came from. Nobody knew why it came. When an eight-foot-tall man made of stone appears in the middle of a busy city center one July afternoon, two-bit (and antisocial) reporter Andy Pointer assumes it's just a publicity stunt. Indeed, so does everyone else...until the Stone Man begins to walk, heading silently through the wall of the nearest building, flattening it, and killing several people inside as a result.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original British SF...absolutely loved it!!

  • By Jude on 12-07-15

super surprise....

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

Bought this book on impulse, as it isn't what I usually read/listen to. I am so glad I did, this is one of the best audio books I've had, I can't wait to try more from Luke Smitherd!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Head Full of Knives: An Urban Fantasy Novel

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

From the author of Audible #1 bestsellers In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You, The Physics of the Dead, and The Stone Man (shortlisted for the Audible Audiobook of the Year award 2015). Ever wished the world would revolve around you? Be careful what you wish for... Martin Hogan feels like he's being watched by everyone and everything, and doesn't know why. Even his pets are acting strangely. Each night he sees animals gathering outside his house in the darkness, staring up at his windows with glittering eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luke Smitherd – Best new British author for years!

  • By Steven Ryan on 04-11-15

Another cracking book....

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

Reviewed: 17-12-15

I can't stop listening to Luke Smitherds books! this is my third one in quick succession and they have all been amazing. Writing and narration is absolutely spot on, loved it.

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

Wow....

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

Reviewed: 09-12-15

...just wow! Probably the best audio book I've listened to, excellent narration by the author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful