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L Bagnall

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  • In a House of Lies

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

A missing private investigator is found locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - the body was in an area that had already been searched 10 years ago. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled, and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Changing of the Guard?

  • By Simon on 13-10-18

Far too complicated

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

Too many characters and storylines but Rebus is as entertaining as ever. Clarke’s character is developing nicely





  • Down to the Woods

  • DI Helen Grace, Book 8
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

There is a sickness in the forest. First, it was the wild horses. Now it's innocent men and women, hunted down and murdered by a faceless figure. Lost in the darkness, they try to flee, they try to hide. In desperation, they call out for help. But there is no-one to hear their cries here.... DI Helen Grace must face down a new nightmare. The arrow-ridden victims hang from the New Forest's ancient oaks, like pieces of strange fruit. Why are helpless holidaymakers being targeted in peak camping season? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration, average story

  • By Chris on 01-10-18

Far too long and dull

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Use the word ‘suddenly’ much less please! Too much repetition of being chased through woods. Why were we interested in the child’s sleeping problems?

Very poor book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Do Not Disturb

  • By: Claire Douglas
  • Narrated by: Hannah Daniel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas, read by Hannah Daniel. Could your dream home be your worst nightmare? After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family. And running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic. But then their first guest arrives. Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see. It's 17 years since she tore everything apart. Why has she chosen now to walk back into Kirsty's life? 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Load of Rubbish!!

  • By Karen Colpitts on 09-01-19

Far too many bumps in the night!

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

Boring boring, badly written (too many sentences starting ‘suddenly’) and far too long when it was perfectly obvious what had happened. Annoying central character too

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Local Girl Missing

  • By: Claire Douglas
  • Narrated by: Hannah Murray, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 586

Twenty years ago 21-year-old Sophie Collier vanished one night. She left nothing behind but a trainer on the old pier - and a hole in the heart of her best friend, Francesca. Now a body's been found. And Francesca's drawn back to the seaside town she's tried to forget. Perhaps the truth of what happened to Sophie will finally come out. Yet Francesca is beginning to wish she hadn't returned. Everywhere she turns are ghosts from her past. The same old faces and familiar haunts of her youth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great thriller.

  • By Miss Lesley Davidson on 09-11-16

What a great book

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Not sure what all the criticisms are all about. The readers were both fab and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lyrebird

  • By: Cecelia Ahern
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

Life is in two parts: who you were before you met her and who you are after. A documentary crew discover a mysterious young woman living alone in the mountains of West Cork. Strikingly beautiful, she has an extraordinary talent for mimicry, like the famous Australian lyrebird. The crew, fascinated, make her the subject of their story and bestow the nickname upon her. When they leave, they take Lyrebird with them back to the city.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By L Bagnall on 16-01-17

Awful

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

Reviewed: 16-01-17

I can't believe all the good reviews for this book, they must have been written by the author and her family I managed to last about 14 chapters before giving up and deleting it from my phone. Boring nonsense

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Spectacles

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Narrated by: Sue Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,209

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Spectacles, the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Jeannette on 31-01-16

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 13-01-16

Well it improved as it went on but a bit jumpy for me. Prefer a more linear autobiography. Got used to her rather annoying cheeriness

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Tomorrow

  • Roy Grace, Book 5
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: David Bauckham
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

In an evil world, everything is for sale.... The body of a missing teenager is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, a further two more bodies are found.... Caitlin Beckett, a 15 year old in Brighton will die if she does not receive an urgent transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down her mother takes drastic action and goes to an online broker in black-market organs. The broker can provide what she wants, but it will come at a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet....

  • By Sharon on 29-12-09

A good story

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

Reviewed: 21-07-15

Well written and well read. Very enjoyable and I'll listen to the next one soon.

  • The Final Minute

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 455

'It's night, and I'm in a strange house. The lights are on and I'm standing outside a half-open door. Feeling a terrible sense of foreboding, I walk slowly inside. And then I see her. A woman lying sprawled across a huge double bed. She's dead. There's blood everywhere. And the most terrifying thing of all is that I think her killer might be me ...'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of kernick's best.

  • By Steven on 18-01-15

Boring

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

Reviewed: 14-02-15

What a boringly dull story. It was refs quite well but with little feeling. Glad it's finally over tut tut

1 of 1 people found this review helpful