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Caroline Adams

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  • A Fatal Obsession

  • By: Faith Martin
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Oxford, 1960. There's a murderer on the loose, and two unlikely heroes are poised to solve the case. Meet Trudy Loveday - smart, enthusiastic and always underestimated. In the hope of getting her out of the way, Trudy is assigned to help coroner Clement Ryder as he reopens the case of a young woman's death. She can't believe her luck - she is actually going to be working on a real murder case. Meanwhile, the rest of the police force are busy investigating a series of threats and murders in the local community, and Clement can't help but feel it's all linked.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dull, boring, slow.

  • By Helen on 13-08-18

Wonderful partnership!

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

Reviewed: 24-08-18

Loved this! So clever to introduce another female police officer having already given us Hilary Greene.

  • The 6th Target

  • Women's Murder Club, Book 6
  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

After a dramatic shoot out at a ferry dock, Detective Lindsay Boxer is called to the scene to find that three people have been killed, and one of her closest friends, Claire, has been shot and lies bleeding, whilst the murderer is on the run. Lindsay promises Claire that she'll hunt down this killer and bring him to justice, but sadly, it doesn't prove to be so straightforward.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not really enjoying the new narrator

  • By daniel on 11-02-17

Great story! Shame about the musical background!

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

I've just discovered us series which I love for the story and wonderful narration. But, please, no more annoying music.

  • Stratton's War

  • By: Laura Wilson
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

London, June 1940. When the body of silent screen star Mabel Morgan is found impaled on railings, the coroner rules her death as suicide, but DI Ted Stratton of CID is not convinced. As he starts asking questions, it becomes clear that Morgan's fatal fall may have been the work of one of Soho's most notorious gangsters. When Stratton's path crosses with MI5 agent Diana Calthrop, they uncover a criminal network and a secretive pro-Fascist organisation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A surprising gem of a story

  • By J NEILL on 18-10-08

Glad I tried this author's work!

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

Reviewed: 30-04-18

I learned a lot of what my grandparents told me about conditions in e WW2 was accurate.

  • A Brush with Death

  • Bob Skinner, Book 29
  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

When millionaire Leo Speight is found poisoned at his Ayrshire mansion, Police Scotland has a tough case on its hands. The charismatic young Speight was a champion boxer with national hero status. A long list of lovers and friends stand to benefit from his estate. Did one of them decide to speed things up? Or was jealousy or rivalry the motive? Suspecting links to organised crime, the Security Service wants to stay close to the investigation. They have just the man to send in: ex-Chief Constable Bob Skinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Brush with Desth

  • By Mrs. G. Littlefair on 23-05-18

So clever, never disappoints!

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

James Brice is one of the best narrators on Audible! The story is amazing and all the characters shone through, as always. Hope the next in the series comes soon. Thank you, Mr Jardine.

  • Maxwell's House

  • By: M. J. Trow
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The derelict house on the edge of the sleepy seaside town was a haven for courting couples, down-and-outs - and someone with altogether more sinister intentions. It was there that they found the corpse of 17-year-old Jenny Hyde. She'd been strangled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just discovered this writer!

  • By Caroline Adams on 01-04-18

Just discovered this writer!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

Excellent story, lots of humour and marvellous narration. I’ll carry on through all the Maxwell series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • State Secrets

  • Bob Skinner, Book 28
  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner is long out of the police force, but trouble has a habit of following him around. So it is that he finds himself in the Palace of Westminster as a shocking act befalls the nation. Hours before the Prime Minster is due to make a controversial statement, she is discovered in her office with a letter opener driven through her skull. Is the act political? Personal? Or even one of terror? Skinner is swiftly enlisted by the Security Service to lead the investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration again

  • By Revmama on 25-11-17

Excellent story and superb narration

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Where will Skinner go next! I hope to find out soon. Thank you, Mr Jardine.

  • Unbelievable

  • My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
  • By: Katy Tur
  • Narrated by: Katy Tur
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

The NBC journalist who covered - and took fire from - Donald Trump on the campaign trail offers an inside look at the most shocking presidential election in American history. Intriguing, disturbing, and powerful, Unbelievable is an unprecedented eyewitness account of the 2016 election from an intelligent, dedicated journalist at the center of it - a thoughtful historical record that offers eye-opening insights and details on our political process, the media, and the mercurial 45th president of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still don't understand why!!

  • By Caroline Adams on 24-09-17

Still don't understand why!!

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

Reviewed: 24-09-17

Excellent listen. Binged until it had finished as I did with Hillary's book. US politics so complicated for a Brit....

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Fallout

  • V. I. Warshawski 18
  • By: Sara Paretsky
  • Narrated by: Liza Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

V. I. Warshawski's impossible goddaughter, Bernie, convinces her to look for August, a young filmmaker who has disappeared. The evidence indicates that he has gone to Kansas in the company of Emerald, an older black movie actress who wants to film the story of her life. Her search takes V. I. from the military base Emerald was born on to the farm where she grew up outside a university town, ploughing up past and present-day secrets as she goes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but the narration didn't work for me

  • By Jessica Black on 11-01-18

Paretsky NEVER disappoints!

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

Reviewed: 27-04-17

Lisa Ross is superb narrator! What a story. Mr Contreras, Lottie and Max and the other regulars including the dogs are so familiar to me.

  • The Summons

  • By: Peter Lovesey
  • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Winner of the Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger and shortlisted for the Edgar Award. The summons comes at night. Two policemen collect Peter Diamond from his West London flat and drive him to Bath. Once head of the murder squad there, he is now out of touch in his retirement, unaware of an audacious escape from Albany Prison. Four years previously, Diamond headed the investigation of the bizarre murder of a Swedish woman journalist, her mouth stuffed with red roses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Summons to the Kill

  • By Martyn on 19-02-16

Another chance find!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

Wish I'd discovered Peter Lovesey years ago! I look forward to listening to all the Peter Diamond stories. Clever stories and very good narration. First two books most enjoyable!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dying in the Wool

  • By: Frances Brody
  • Narrated by: Sandra Hunt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Take one quiet Yorkshire Village, add a measure of mystery, a sprinkling of scandal and Kate Shackleton - amateur sleuth extraordinaire! Bridgestead is a quiet village: a babbling brook, rolling hills and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens...except for the day when Joshua Braithwaite goes missing in dramatic circumstances, never to be heard of again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I tried this author's work!

  • By Caroline Adams on 23-01-17

Glad I tried this author's work!

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

Reviewed: 23-01-17

I enjoyed the clever story, the social history and the excellent narration. I will download further titles in the series. I thoroughly recommend others to try them.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful