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  • Bard: The Short Story Collection

  • 6 Original Contemporary Fiction Short Stories
  • By: Claire Fuller, Marina Lewycka, Chigozie Obioma, and others
  • Narrated by: Annette Badland, Tomiwa Edun, Kaisa Hammarlund, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Leading authors draw on themes of arrival, discovery and destination in a collection of six contemporary fiction works written especially for Audible. Commissioned for audio format, these stories are performed by narrators with an acknowledgement to the medieval culture of bards – professional storytellers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring and pointless

  • By Michael on 20-06-18

So-So

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

Well Some Good, Some Not So Good. Good Enough To Fill Some Time During Chores.

  • We Know

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Nick Horrigan has finally put his traumatic past behind him...until a SWAT team smashes into his place in the middle of the night. He's told that a terrorist has seized control of a nuclear power plant and is threatening to blow it up... Unless he can talk to Nick. As Nick rockets toward the truth, peeling back layer after layer of lies and deception, only one thing is certain: the long-buried secret, tied to the traumas of his own past, threatens his life at every turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent thriller

  • By JillyB on 24-09-16

This Was OK

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

I Knew Where This Was Gonna End Up & The Outcome Half Way Through. I Much Prefer His Evan Smoak Series

  • Sidney Sheldon's Reckless

  • By: Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshawe
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

New York Times best-selling author Tracy Whitney - Sidney Sheldon's most popular and enduring heroine - is back again in the sensational and gripping follow-up to Chasing Tomorrow. Once upon a time, Tracy Whitney was one of the best thieves in the business. Then she settled down, had a baby, and planned to spend the rest of her days quietly, living anonymously, devoted to her son. But tragic news has forced Tracy to face her greatest nightmare.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Ninamm on 28-01-17

OK

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

But A Bit Rushed At The End. I Would Still Recommend It For Easy Listening.

  • Dark Sacred Night

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

At the end of a long, dark night Detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the very first time. Detective Renée Ballard is working the graveyard shift again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help, and she relents.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Gaaaargh the narrator ruins it

  • By Max on 28-11-18

Not His BEST

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

I Wasn't GRIPPED By This Story At All. It Didn't Feel Like Bosch... Dissapointed At Best. SORRY MC

  • Orphan X

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478

Do you need my help? It was always the first question he asked. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn. Raised and trained as part of a top-secret programme, he was sent to the worst places in the world to do things his government denied any knowledge of. Then he broke with the programme and disappeared. But now someone's on his tail. Someone who knows he was once known simply as Orphan X.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Alan on 25-01-17

Not My Usual Read But I Did Love It... I<br />

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

Reviewed: 24-03-18

It Was Grim In Places But It Did Keep You On The Edge. Good Read

  • Buckingham Palace Blues

  • Inspector Carlyle, Novel 3
  • By: James Craig
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

The third in the best-selling series featuring Inspector Carlyle. When Inspector John Carlyle discovers a disorientated girl in a park near Buckingham Palace, he takes it upon himself to find out who she is and where she's from. His hunt for the identity of this lost girl takes him from Ukrainian gangsters in North London to the lower reaches of the British aristocracy. Soon, the inspector is on the trail of a child-trafficking ring that stretches from Kiev to London, and back to the palace itself...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic, humorous, dark, intelligent...

  • By Sharon on 21-07-13

OKish

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

Reviewed: 17-02-18

OK Story. In Some Places A Tad Too Long. Ugly Topic - Child Sex Ring

  • Private London

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Dan Carter is the head of the London office of Private, the world’s largest and most technologically advanced detective agency. Jack Morgan, Private’s owner and CEO, put his faith in Carter, and has entrusted him with some of Private’s most important cases.None more important than Hannah Shapiro. The daughter of one of Private’s wealthiest and most valuable clients, Hannah and her mother were kidnapped when she was thirteen years old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story

  • By Kieran on 01-11-16

Twistc& Turns

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

Reviewed: 28-12-17

I'm not sure if it was down to the narrator but it was a damn good story

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,262

Pilgrim is the code name for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation. But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting but a bit too full of cliches

  • By Anna on 19-12-16

Pilgrim Success

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

Reviewed: 25-12-17

I Loved It - I Was Gripped To The Very End. Well Worth A Read.

  • London Transports

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

A delectable collection of 22 short stories centred around people travelling on the London Underground. We meet a young couple travelling nervously to Seven Sisters for their first wife-swapping party; there's Annie's Pimlico Hotel, which is only open for specially-chosen guests; Rita, the mysterious temp, who lives in Notting Hill Gate; and Sophie, who runs a handbag shop at Marble Arch. All the stories have in common Maeve Binchy's delicious humour and warmth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • London Underground

  • By Beverley on 23-01-15

London Underground

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

Reviewed: 23-01-15

A Nice Collection Of Stories Incorporating The Tube

The Only Issue/ Concern Was The Weird Jamaican Accent That Seem To Have Been Learnt In India!!!!!

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