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  • The Book with No Name

  • The Bourbon Kid Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Anonymous
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Detective Miles Jensen is called to the lawless town of Santa Mondega to investigate a spate of murders. This would all be quite ordinary in those rough streets, except that Jensen is the Chief Detective of Supernatural Investigations. The breakneck plot centres around a mysterious blue stone, 'The Eye of the Moon', and the men (and women) who all want to get their hands on it: a mass murderer with a drink problem, a hit man who thinks he's Elvis and a pair of monks among them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good book, enjoy.

  • By Ron Hughes on 26-09-18

Devoured it in 2 days!

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

Reviewed: 27-02-19

Great listen! Kept me hooked from start to finish - which wasn't long as could not put it down. One of my favourite audio books so far!

  • Strangeways

  • A Prison Officer's Story
  • By: Neil Samworth
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

A jaw-dropping account of life as a prison officer in one of the country's most notorious jails. Neil ‘Sam’ Samworth spent 11 years working as a prison officer in HMP Manchester, aka Strangeways. A tough Yorkshireman with a soft heart, Sam had to deal with it all - gangsters and gangbangers, terrorists and psychopaths, addicts and the mentally ill. Men who should not be locked up and men who should never be let out. Strangeways is a shocking and at times darkly funny account of life in a high-security prison. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Honest and Brutal Truth. Loved It...

  • By M J North on 01-11-18

Guy's full of himself!

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

Reviewed: 17-02-19

The basics are true to life & accurate but, wow! what a sexist, macho idiot!
Only in the job for a short time but thinks he knows it all - unfortunately, there's a few like that - I don't know how the service will manage without him 🙄.
Wouldn't last long on my landing!

  • 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 5,763
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,334

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

Average, very average!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

Disappointed to say the least!
I found it too easy to drift off into other thoughts whilst listening to this book. Failed to keep my interest for anything longer than an hour or so at a time and found myself, time after time, perusing my library and wish list for something more engaging to listen to when I knew I was in for a marathon listen, and therefore, took me forever to finish as it's a long book!

  • One Enchanted Evening

  • By: Anton Du Beke
  • Narrated by: Julian Ovenden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty rub shoulders with Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them and sweep away their cares. Accustomed to waltzing with the highest of society, Raymond knows a secret from his past could threaten all he holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Enchanted Book

  • By Ville Girl on 09-11-18

What hell is this!!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

OMG! Awful, amateur, cringe worthy!!
And for some gawd awful technical reason this book will not remove itself from my library or tag as finished! I can't even fast forward it to the end! The only solution i can think of is to turn on the book, put my phone in a drawer and leave the house for however long its going to take for it to finish. I feel my library has been violated 😱

  • I Capture the Castle

  • By: Dodie Smith
  • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

"I write this sitting at the kitchen sink" is the first line of a novel about love, sibling rivalry, and a bohemian existence in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Cassandra Mortmin's journal records her fadingly glamorous stepmother, her beautiful, wistful older sister, and the man to whom they owe both their isolation and poverty: Father. The author of one experimental novel, and a minor cause celebre, he has since suffered from writer's block and is determined to drag his family down with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • funny and well written

  • By Patricia on 22-05-06

Stick with it!

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

Starts off quite slow and I had to keep coming back to it between other books. But then, it suddenly grabbed me and I finished the 2nd half in a couple if days.
Well narrated, on the whole, (if not for Topaz's deep - supposedly sexy - husky tones!) and very easy to listen to at bedtime as Jenny Agguter (apologies for the spelling!) has a beautiful relaxing voice, perfect for this book.

  • Love as Always, Mum xxx

  • By: Mae West, Neil McKay
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

The true story of an abused childhood, of shocking brutality and life as the daughter of notorious serial killer and master manipulator Rose West. You're 21 years old. Police arrive on the doorstep of your house, 25 Cromwell Street, with a warrant to search the garden for the remains of your older sister you didn't know was dead. Bones are found, and they are from more than one body. And so the nightmare begins. You are the daughter of Fred and Rose West.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking but beautifully read

  • By Vicki on 08-09-18

Heartfelt and compelling

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

Reviewed: 30-10-18

An exceptionally well written and honest account of a horrific childhood and struggles growing up as a child of two of the most notorious serial killers in British history.
Mae, and your siblings, my heart goes out to you - as does my respect 💗

  • Life for a Life

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 4
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

Suspenseful, pause-resisting crime writing at its gripping best featuring DCI Andy Gilchrist and set in St Andrews, Scotland. Will DCI Andy Gilchrist end up like the others - dead, beheaded on a beach? It’s the middle of winter in St Andrews when a young woman's half-naked body is found on Fife's Coastal Path, frozen and with remnants of a rope manacle around her wrist.... DCI Andy Gilchrist is given the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gilchrist gets a new Sidekick!

  • By Simon on 14-10-15

Annoying, racist, sexist claptrap!

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

Reviewed: 18-10-18

Why oh why does audible not warn that you have already returned books you found previously unsuitable? With over 600 titles in my library and purchasing dozens of books most months, I easily forget books that I have returned previously and, unfortunately, I have stumbled again on this one!
Not one of the characters is likable in the slightest! Gilchrist is a weak, hypocritical manager. Berating his subordinates for drinking heavily before driving next day, yet knowingly drink driving to his married bit on the side the same day! She, Cooper, is a slutty vamp who rather than concentrating on her job litters every conversation with Gilchrist with unsubtle, unwitty double entendre. Jessie Janes ??Unbearably bad! No words!!! There are more characters but I think you get the picture!
The story may be ok but I really cannot get past the poor writing, sexist content and - worse of all- the appalling racism! Believe me, I am in no way a prude. I love banter, a good humoured giggle on all levels and have a wicked sense of humour but I found this offensive on all levels!

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  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

  • By: Stuart Turton
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,336

'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder, and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration, but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself over and over again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex but Brilliant. A Classic in the making!

  • By Martin on 03-08-18

Good effort by narrator

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

Bless him! The narrator does his best to put some suspense and excitement into, what can only be described as "a bunch of old codswallop!"
5 Hours in and absolutely no idea what's going on .... probably because I lost interest before 2nd hour out!
Sorry, really not for me 😖

  • The Blood Strand

  • Foroyar Triology, Book 1
  • By: Chris Ould
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 423

Jan Reyna is a murder squad detective, British by adoption and choice, Faroese by birth and history. Called back to the remote Danish Faroe Islands when his father suffers a paralysing stroke, Reyna is forced to reexamine his decades-long rejection of the past and of his father in particular. But in this now-foreign country, whose language and customs he no longer understands, Reyna is also drawn into a rare Faroese murder case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Faroe - Scandinavian slow lane

  • By Rogayah on 17-03-16

Tedious!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Listened to the whole book but it became background noise only after the first couple of hours. Absolutely lost interest in the characters early on, and inevitably, the only reason I even kept on going to the end - to find out the outcome of the initial storyline - was a complete let-down also!
On the plus side, narration was fine.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Battersea Barricades

  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

It's not easy being a rebel. So many new skills to assimilate. Never mind strategic planning, weapons expertise and the like - there's bicycle stealing, oil-stain removal and boat steering to be mastered first. And quickly. It's the time of the Civil Uprisings, and two young women set out to make a difference. Their only problem? They don't know where they are. Or where they're going. Or what to do when they get there. Other than that....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very moving

  • By Lindzl00 on 23-04-18

Hmmmn!

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

Reviewed: 24-04-18

As a massive Jodie Taylor fan I find myself giving , for the first time, less than 5* . Jodie, leave St Mary's and Max now, move on. Your new stuff is great but St Mary's is getting a little tired.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful