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  • Stone: The Complete Series 5-7

  • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Crime Dramas
  • By: Danny Brocklehurst
  • Narrated by: Craig Cheetham, Deborah McAndrew, Hugo Speer, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 167

Manchester detective DCI Stone and his team are faced with 10 complex, morally challenging cases in this collection of hard-hitting radio dramas. As series 5 opens, Stone is still reeling from the mishandled shooting of Callum Gartside, a gunman who had murdered his own family. With his personal life in tatters, he must find the strength to hold it together and do his job. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Mr Blint on 25-03-19

Fantastic - Highly recommend

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

Reviewed: 06-05-19

I have listened to the whole series and can highly recommend it, the cast were great and made it easy to listen to. Audible is my lifeline.

  • Death on a Moonlit Night

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series: Mystery Shorts 26
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

When the boss of the big local DIY outlet is murdered on a moonlit night, all the evidence points to the store's junior manager. And when police retrieve the murder weapon from the Thames, the manager goes on the run. But Jack and Sarah are not at all sure of his guilt. Can they uncover the real killer before it's too late for the runaway suspect? Cherringham is a serial novel à la Charles Dickens, with a new audio episode released every two weeks. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cotswold Whodunnit

  • By Claire Kendall-Price on 03-06-19

More more more

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

Reviewed: 27-03-19

Absolutely love this cosy crime series. When is number 28 coming out?? Can’t wait for the next three.

  • Frost at Christmas

  • By: R. D. Wingfield
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

With a healthy disregard for rules, he attracts trouble like a magnet. He has a newly assigned apprentice - the unfortunate Detective Constable Barnard - the Chief Constable’s nephew. Fresh to the provinces, just up from London in an embarrassingly flash suit, he’s ripe for Frost’s satire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty introduction to Frost

  • By Mrs J A Helm on 21-07-14

Fantastico

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

This was a great audible book, kept us fully entertained on a long car journey. Great story. Humour was lovely. Will look for more narrated by Stephen Thorne too.

  • 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 6,419
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,941

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

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 10-01-19

Loved it, performance was absolutely fantastic, story was great, latin quotations and Catullus references great!

  • Passenger 23

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Max Beesley, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Head, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,439

With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons' bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can't be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back... until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Interesting stuff!!!

  • By lynsey Patina on 22-12-15

No idea how this book resolved itself

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

stuck it out until the bitter end just in case it got better. Sorry not my cup of tea!

  • Secret Santa

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series, Mystery Shorts 25
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 406

Bill Vokes has played Santa at the children's Christmas show for years. But with the show just hours away, he vanishes with no explanation. The whole village is baffled. Did something bad happen to loveable Bill, upstanding citizen, churchgoer, life and soul of the party and the holiday season? Jack and Sarah are on the case - and soon discover there are secrets about this Santa that no one could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really great listen all round!

  • By Julie on 16-01-18

Where are the next Cherringham stories

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

Reviewed: 27-02-18

Loved every bit of it, as usual. Always interesting.
AUDIBLE get a move on and record more in this series please, lots of people waiting!

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  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 16-18
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

The Last Puzzle: When amiable old village eccentric Quentin Andrews dies, the good folk of Cherringham are astonished at the crowd that turns up to his funeral. But even more astonished are the beneficiaries of his will: Quentin has left a veritable fortune to whomever is the first who can solve an intricate 'Cherringham crossword'. That puzzle is only the first of many that Jack and Sarah will uncover as they follow the treasure hunt for clues and learn the truth about who Quentin Andrews really was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Janey on 06-06-17

Make many more than 18 please

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

Reviewed: 22-02-18

Loved it, great performance, nicely written cosy crime series, just one BIG PROBLEM, I need more than just 18 on AUDIBLE. I have an optical problem and these have been an absolute treat!

  • Original Sin

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. Set on the banks of the River Thames in the literary world, P. D. James' Original Sin is the ninth Adam Dalgliesh mystery and a brilliant work of crime fiction from the best-selling author of Death Comes to Pemberley. The Peverell Press, a 200-year-old publishing firm housed in a dramatic mock-Venetian palace on the Thames, is certainly ripe for change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • P D James at her best.

  • By Maryb on 20-03-16

Sorry Too Many Characters

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

Reviewed: 22-07-17

Took a long time to get into this book, I found there were far too many characters to enjoy any particular character. However the Narrator was excellent.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful