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  • The Gilded Edge

  • By: Danny Miller
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Vince Treadwell investigates the seemingly unrelated murders of a playboy aristocrat from Belgravia and a young black nurse from the wrong side of town. It takes the detective to the illegal drinking dens of Notting Hill, the nightclubs of Soho and the exclusive gaming tables of the Montcler Club. As Vince Treadwell digs deeper he finds a world of espionage and corruption where the underworld mixes easily with the aristocracy and no one is innocent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • exciting and fast moving

  • By MRS on 18-11-12

fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

i bought this because i love Paul Thornleys voice. realky glad i did. Fantastically written, great characters and im now off to purchase another Danny Miller book

  • The Suspect

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Crispin Redman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211

Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have the perfect life: a beautiful wife, a loving daughter, and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted. Even the most flawless existence is only one loose thread away from unravelling. All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient - and the biggest lie of his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I only wish I'd read these in order!

  • By Gamester on 07-12-13

excellent story

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

really loved the narrators voice. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and will definitely be listening to book 2!

  • The Missing

  • By: Jane Casey
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Jenny Shepherd is twelve years old and missing. Her teacher, Sarah Finch, knows better than most that the chances of finding her alive are diminishing with every day she is gone. As a little girl her older brother had gone out to play one day and never returned. The strain of never knowing what has happened to Charlie had ripped Sarah’s family apart. Now in her early twenties, she is back living at home, trapped with a mother who drinks too much and keeps her brother’s bedroom as a shrine to his memory. Then, horrifically, it is Sarah who finds Jenny’s body....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not author's best work

  • By LJP123 on 24-09-16

great book - slightly annoying narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This is a well writen murder mystery that kept me listening and distracting me from housework ! Thoroughly enjoyed it!
The narrator is slightly annoying. she is fine when using her normal voice, but when she tries to change her voice for different character's, it set my teeth on edge (and she really cant do accents).

  • The Catch

  • By: Tom Bale
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

For the sake of an old schoolmate, Robbie - and more importantly for Robbie's sister, Cate - Daniel Wade agrees to go along with a lie that has fatal consequences. Soon he's sucked into a conspiracy that threatens to consume them all. With a ruthless predator on their trail, Dan realises that evading justice is the least of their worries. All that matters now is staying alive...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Sally on 05-10-13

fantastic story read by my favourite narrator

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

I bought this audiobook purely because I love the narrators voice. Happy to say it was a fantasic story too and i couldnt turn it off! Tom Bale has a new fan now!

  • The Deviants

  • By: C. J. Skuse
  • Narrated by: Aysha Kala, Josie Dunn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Then. Ella, Max, Corey, Fallon and Zane. The Fearless Five, inseparable as children growing up in a sleepy English seaside town. But when Max's older sister is killed, the friendship seems to die with her. Now. Only Max and Ella are in touch, still best friends and a couple since they were 13. But Ella is hiding things - like why she's afraid to take their relationship to the next level. And when underdog Corey is bullied, the Fearless Five are brought back together again, teaming up to wreak havoc and revenge on those who have wronged them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Young Adults only

  • By knittyboot on 31-08-17

Fantastic, heartbreaking, hard to put down

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

Reviewed: 16-12-17

i lost a nights sleep because of this book! i just couldnt stop listening! Its fantastic, both heart warming and heart breaking. Now one of my new favourite authors.

The narrator is slightly annoying at times, especially when she is doing Neils voice. But, she isnt terrible and doesnt distract from the fantastic story

  • Therapy

  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 703

Twelve-year-old Josy has an inexplicable illness. She vanishes without a trace from her doctor's office during treatment. Four years later Josy's father, psychiatrist Viktor Larenz, has withdrawn himself to an isolated North Sea island in order to deal with the tragedy. Then he's paid a surprise visit by a beautiful stranger. Anna Glass is a novelist who suffers from an unusual form of schizophrenia: All the characters she creates for her books become real to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You have to listen to this book

  • By Anita nicholson on 08-04-16

fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

loved this book! just when you think youve guessed the plot, it twists and changes! i thoroughly recommend it

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,572

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

better than i expected

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

Reviewed: 30-09-17

Really loved this story, Nothing too taxing & easy to work out the plot and 'who done it'. well worth listening too. really great narrator
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The One

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Vicky Hall, Simon Bubb, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

How far would you go to find The One? One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner - the one you're genetically made for. A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking - and deadlier - than others....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely loved this book!!

  • By Daisy on 02-06-17

Great story! My new favourite author

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

Cant wait for John Marrs to write more. this has everything i love, dark twists, murder, psychopaths and a great story.

The only annoying bit was some of the voices of the female characters. A bit ott and more suited to childrens books.

  • When You Disappeared

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks, Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 858

All she wanted was the truth, but she'll wish she never found out. When Catherine wakes up alone one morning, she thinks her husband has gone for a run before work. But Simon never makes it to the office. His running shoes are by the front door. Nothing is missing - except him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing - don't waste your credit

  • By Liz Rev on 21-07-18

way better than i expected

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

Not my usual kind of story, or so i thought! Turns out it was! Very tragic story of lives ruined by misunderstanding and assumptions. Really enjoyed it!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Infected

  • A Novel
  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Scott Sigler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Started well but became... tiresome.

  • By P. Mckenny on 04-07-14

great story

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

Reviewed: 15-08-17

not what i expected! pleasantly surprised! Poor author cant sing in tune which is just hilarious! He is a great author and narator