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  • The Last

  • By: Hanna Jameson
  • Narrated by: Anthony Starke
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Jon Keller was on a trip to Switzerland when the world ended. More than anything he wishes he hadn't ignored his wife Nadia's last message. Twenty people remain in Jon's hotel. Far from the nearest city, they wait, they survive. Then one day, the body of a girl is found. It's clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit beige

  • By fg82 on 19-03-19

Post- app Murder mystery ....

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

Reviewed: 07-03-19

with a taut plot, eerie and haunting felt like in this situation it is like some of us would react. It’s a compelling read. I quite like the ending tbh didn’t expect it Highly recommended!

  • The Run Out Groove

  • The Vinyl Detective, Book 2
  • By: Andrew Cartmel
  • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

When a mint copy of the final album by Valerian - England's great lost rock band of the 1960s - surfaces, all hell breaks loose. Finding this record triggers a chain of events culminating in our hero learning the true fate of the singer of Valerian, who died under equivocal circumstances just after...or was it just before the abduction of her two-year-old son? Along the way the Vinyl Detective finds out what happened to the missing child, and it wasn't what anyone expected - or wanted - to hear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book in ages

  • By Ade on 15-03-18

Run out success....

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Book two , is an engrossing tale. This time our hero and his partner are seeking a rare album made by the sixties group “Valerian” which is also the stage name of their lead singer , when something terrible happens to the Cannot say much more really because of spoilers! Once again a clever plot. Very highly recommended

  • Victory Disc

  • The Vinyl Detective, Book 3
  • By: Andrew Cartmel
  • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

When one of his cats accidentally discovers a rare Victory Disc, the Vinyl Detective and his girlfriend, Nevada, are whisked into the world of big band swing music and a mystery that began during the Second World War. Hired to track down the rest of the highly sought-after recordings of the Flare Path Orchestra, our hero will discover that the battles of the last world war aren’t over yet. And if all this sounds simple, it’s only because we haven’t mentioned drive-by shootings, murderous neo-Nazis, or that slight case of being buried alive....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By GirlOnThePhone on 11-05-18

A great read.....

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

I loved books one and two and love this the third its a very enjoyable adventure overall with some great interesting twists. The return of most of the old characters is welcome and great . A mysterious client, the race to get discs first, the break ins and suspicious characters hanging around I thought the surprise ending was great! I didn’t see that coming. I really enjoy these books so good to read and are different from any other mystery type adventure books
Recommend to anyone who loves music, cats and intrigue

  • Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: H. G. Wells, Jeff Wayne
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, Taron Egerton, Theo James, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,093

One of the world’s most recognisable sci-fi stories, H. G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds established numerous conventions for the genre, including the threat of an invasive extraterrestrial species, space travel and intergalactic conflict, inspiring directors, gamers, producers and writers alike with its sobering story of struggle and survival. Marrying the suspense, drama and urgency of Wells’ original novel with Jeff Wayne’s rousing and flamboyant score, Audible’s new and exclusive dramatisation uses action, narration, original music and evocative sound design to immerse listeners in a world that’s as thrilling as it is desolate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning Interpretation of Jeff Wayne's Classic!

  • By Simon on 29-11-18

A Classic in its own right

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

A fantastic combination of the original story, along with Jeff Wayne’s musical updated interpretation smattered throughout, the piece with artillery men firing on the Martians with the music was spine tingling. Love it A must listen!

  • Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories

  • By: Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories is a brilliant collection of short stories, personally chosen by Andrea Camilleri, following Inspector Montalbano from his very first case in Vigàta, in which he stumbles upon a young girl lurking outside a courthouse with a pistol in her handbag. When she is taken in for questioning and won't utter a single word, Montalbano must find another way to learn whom she is trying to kill and why.... Other cases include a missing woman who has run away from the love of her life, an old married couple who appear to be rehearsing their suicides and a crime so dark there's only one person the inspector can call for help.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • poorly read in cockney accent.

  • By P Herdsman on 11-01-19

Very Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Mark does a great job of these short stories and if you love Montalbano then you won’t be disappointed!

  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,955

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher's Fine Lines

  • By Simon on 07-11-17

Jack on track

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

Reviewed: 13-11-18

Not the best Reacher, but in the top ten for me, but the opposition are falling too easily, Reacher needs more of a challenge fighting wise. This said I really enjoyed it and only took 5 days start to finish

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701

An old case from his LAPD past threatens Bosch's reputation in a gripping new thriller. Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cracker!!

  • By eva on 19-11-17

Same but getting older stubborn Bosch ( love it)

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

Reviewed: 16-10-18

Same old Bosch, stubborn and robust in his life and way he gets his job done, but his age and vulnerability starting to show through. His complete trust of some others in his life still an issue. Great read and his realignment of his situation is intriguing! Cannot wait for the next one.

  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye

  • Harry Bosch, Book 19
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

Only Harry Bosch can uncover LA's darkest secrets in this new gripping thriller from global best seller Michael Connelly. Read by Titus Welliver, star of Bosch. 'What do you want me to do?' Bosch asked again. 'I want you to find someone for me,' Vance said. 'Someone who might not have ever existed.' Harry Bosch is working as a part-time detective in the town of San Fernando outside of Los Angeles when he gets the invitation to meet with the ageing aviation billionaire Whitney Vance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and performance

  • By Markus on 10-01-17

Bosch doesn’t disappoint

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

2 thrilling cases going on simultaneously and no easy task as Bosch and his past become the problem with some. Quality storytelling, on to the next one.

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,788
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,358

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Total Joy

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

Doesn’t disappoint, and the mystery keeps you hanging on till the very end. Like countless others will say ! Didn’t want it to end but didn’t want to stop listening and reading either

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  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By MISS E. on 14-11-14

As usual Bosch doesn’t disappoint

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

Reviewed: 13-09-18

I enjoyed this leisurely paced Bosch and his new partner, as they delve into their assigned cold cases, but as usual Bosch doesn’t the things he does best and gets them done his unique way.