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Katy Jones

Manchester, UK
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  • Blue Monday

  • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 1
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 521

Monday, the lowest point of the week. A day of dark impulses. A day to snatch a child from the streets.... The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein is left troubled: one of her patients has been relating dreams in which he has a hunger for a child. A child he can describe in perfect detail, a child the spitting image of Matthew. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson doesn't take Frieda's concerns seriously until a link emerges with an unsolved abduction twenty years ago....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome first outing for a new series

  • By S. K. Doughty on 10-08-13

Compelling!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

So glad this series was recommended to me. Really gripping with a marvellously winding plot and interesting characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Forsyte Saga

  • By: John Galsworthy
  • Narrated by: Fred Williams
  • Length: 42 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

The three novels that make up The Forsyte Saga chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper-middle class Forsyte family through three generations, beginning in Victorian London during the 1880s and ending in the early 1920s. Galsworthy's masterly narrative examines not only their fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not for me

  • By Angela on 04-07-10

Dull reading of a good story

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

Reviewed: 27-06-16

The narrator wasn't great...definitely listen to the clip and see if you can cope! The chapter ends/beginnings were really aggravating because there is no gap whatsoever between the last word of one chapter and the beginning of the next. Particularly annoying in a book....which...is...otherwise...read...in....a slow...and...funereal....mannerChapterForty-Five. See what I mean?? However it is great value in terms of listening time, and the book is good if you can get past the narrator.

  • The Narrow Bed

  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109

Queen of psychological crime Sophie Hannah returns with a chilling new Culver Valley crime novel. A killer that the police are calling "Billy Dead Mates" is murdering pairs of best friends one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book.... For months detectives have failed to catch Billy or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she's seen on the news, comes forward. Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy's peculiar little books.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I think I liked it - but not sure!

  • By SCR on 02-03-16

Compelling

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

Reviewed: 24-02-16

I find this whole series strange, but completely gripping. I have to try and ration my helpings so I don't finish the same day I start!

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