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  • Life of Crime

  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Dragged up on a council estate, Jason Rampling was determined to change his lot. Jason's a chancer, shameless with his good looks and his gift for earning a few quid. Life is easy when the money rolls in. Melissa thought she'd struck gold marrying Jason. Being on his arm meant she was finally a someone. But there's no glamour in waiting for your husband to come home or waiting for a knock on the door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great book

  • By mary on 12-01-18

absolutely brilliant

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

Reviewed: 16-02-19

loved the story loved the charecters .had me on the edge all the time.and such a great twist at the end .never imagined that ending can't wait to read the next book...brilliantly narrated as usual by Annie Aldington .always bring the charecters to life

  • Deceit

  • By: Kerry Barnes
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

A gripping new audiobook from best-selling author Kerry Barnes. Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Martina Cole and Jacqui Rose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By mary on 05-08-18

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

loved it twists and turns all the time great ending.well written ..well worth a read

  • Ruthless

  • By: Kerry Barnes
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

1964 - London. Dolly Vincent is born to an East End gangster but is sent away for her own protection. Mad Mick is hell-bent on his revenge and will stop at nothing to kill her. Estranged from her family, she becomes a successful barrister, but after defending a young Italian man she finds herself caught up in a secret held by a high court judge. Tortured and left for dead, she flees London and heads to New York. Only the Vincents know where she is...but even they don't know the truth. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant listen. 4.5*

  • By Vicki @IloveReadinguk on 29-07-18

brilliant...

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

Reviewed: 27-01-19

great story great book well worth as read..read all KB books can't wait till her next one

  • Cruel Secrets

  • By: Kerry Barnes
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

A gripping thriller that will shock you to the core. Controlled all her life by her religious mother, 15-year-old Kelly Raven commits the ultimate sin. She soon discovers that running away to the cold, frightening streets of London is less harsh than her previous life. A drug dealer, two fraudsters, and a prostitute are her new family now, and she becomes the woman she was destined to be. Little does she know that Eddie Raven is coming for her, but she is no sweet four-year-old child, and he is certainly no doting father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By FELICITY GAINARD on 02-06-18

fab read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-19

absoultely brilliant..great story start to end well worth a read .cant wait to start next book

  • The Hunted

  • By: Kerry Barnes
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63

Having spent her life watching her father run his East London firm, Zara Ezra has learnt a thing or two about being a gangster, and she’s ready to take over when the time comes. Mike Regan, a blast from Zara’s past, is the head of his own firm, but when his son is kidnapped in the middle of a gangland feud, Mike has no choice but to accept help from the Ezras to get his little boy back alive. With a rival firm playing increasingly dirty, murder moves to the top of the agenda and Zara has some big choices to make. It seems that the only way to come out on top is to play them at their own game....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Caroline Britton on 03-01-19

bloody brilliant

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

loved this book..great charecters.great beleivable story ..I was engrossed even at 2 am..I couldent put it down...and brilliant narration. by Annie Alldingtin.this is my first kerry Barnes book but it certainly won't be my last ..I'm Look in at the next one soon as uve wrote this..

  • Deceived

  • By: Roberta Kray
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Judith Jonson has been a widow for five years. At first, she hoped Dan would return, but her dream turned to a nightmare as the war ended, and she had to accept her beloved husband was never coming home. Then one day she sees a picture in the paper - the aftermath of a dramatic robbery in London's West End - and Judith can't believe her eyes. It's Dan, she'd stake her life on it - or rather his life, the traitor. Betrayed and desperate for answers, Judith begins a hunt for the man she thought she married. And in amongst the lowlifes of the East End's gangland underworld she finds more than she bargained for.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SPOILT BY MAIN CHARACTER

  • By MRS on 15-01-19

brilliant..

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

Well worth a read not like most books I'd dissent take a while to get goin it was gripping from word go.. brilliant story line good ending a few shocks along the way..highly recomended and great narrator as always

  • The Faithless

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Gabby looked at the woman she had hated nearly all her life. Then she sat down on the ladder-backed chair, put her face into her bloodied hands and cried. To the outside world, Cynthia Tailor is a woman to envy; she has a devoted husband, a lovely home and two gorgeous children. But Cynthia is deeply unhappy with her lot; she has always craved the best things in life, and is determined to see that she gets them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • awful

  • By Isobel on 19-02-12

stick with it

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

the review for this book wernt very good. but after a while it got goin and I enjoyed it. the 2nd book was better although i think a different narrater always makes or breaks a book..and for me Annie Alldingtin can't be beat...the Irish and Jamaican accents in this book was very poor..but overall I enjoyed it

  • The Good Life

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 294

The best things in life are never free. Cain Moran wanted Jenny Riley more than he had ever wanted anyone or anything before in his life. But loving Jenny Riley was the easy part; it was telling his wife he wanted a divorce that was going to be the killer.... Jenny is not just any girl. She cares nothing for Cain's hard-man reputation - she just wants to be with him. But Cain is not a free man. And he's about to find out that when his wife Caroline said 'til death us do part, she meant it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute rubbish!

  • By sheilaanne on 03-08-15

worth a read..

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-18

not as good as some MC I've read but still enjoyed it good charecters in it and narrated brilliantly...

  • Betrayal

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

Aiden O'Hara has been head of the family since he was kid, and he's going to keep it that way. Jade Dixon is the one who watches his back. Mother of his son. The one who makes him invincible. But Jade's been in the game a lot longer than Aiden. She knows no one's indestructible. And when you're at the top, that's when you've got to watch the hardest. Especially the ones closest to you....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your credit on this book

  • By Jodee on 31-10-16

not the best Cole book

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

was good in parts and some heartstoppin moments but not the best Cole book Ive read..

  • Broken Home

  • By: Roberta Kray
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Hope Randall has lived a quiet life. But that peace is about to be broken. When a stranger turns up on her doorstep telling Hope she has a half-sister, her instinct is to turn him away. But Michael Flint won’t give up that easily - he believes Hope’s sister, Connie, is in serious trouble. Connie’s childhood was a world away from Hope’s comfortable upbringing - she’s endured poverty, hardship and abandonment. Connie’s future doesn’t look much brighter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent, loved it.

  • By Nicky on 09-04-16

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 30-09-18

well worth a read great story great charecters and brilliantly narrated.have read it twice now and glad I did cos there's stiff i think id missed out first time round