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  • The Soul-Breaker

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 188

Three women go missing without a trace. A week is enough for the psychopath known in the press as the 'The Soul-Breaker' to destroy them. By the seventh day the women are psychologically dead, like bodies without a soul. Shortly before Christmas, The Soul-Breaker strikes again, this time in an exclusive psychiatric clinic. The clinic has been cut off by a snowstorm, and The Soul-Breaker is in their midst. Trapped in the clinic, staff and patients band together to protect each other, but in a night of unimaginable terror, The Soul-Breaker shows them that no one is safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Sound of Fitzek!

  • By Simon on 23-08-18

enjoyable but unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Too convoluted and outlandish for my tastes but entertaining enough if you can suspend belief sufficiently.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Sculthorpe Murder

  • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Northamptonshire, 1810: As a new canal network snakes across the landscape, a vicious mob stakes its claim to the county. Every local constable is out on the hunt for the ruthless Panther Gang. When an elderly man is robbed and murdered in sleepy Middleton, the beleaguered magistrates send for help from London's Bow Street Police Office.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK...a lot of busi ness

  • By Rogayah on 25-10-16

Good

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

Not as good as first book on the series. Still worth listening but a little slow in places. Seek out first book if you want to be really entertained.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Moriarty

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067

Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twist and Shout!

  • By Simon on 15-10-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 20-06-15

A very good addition to the Holmes cannon. The ending wasn't something I saw coming, nor will most people. The absence of Holmes wasn't too badly felt. Prefer the bad guys to get their comeuppance but still very enjoyable, if a bit implausible. Recommended.


  • The Laughing Policeman

  • Martin Beck Series, Book 4
  • By: Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

On a cold and rainy Stockholm night, nine bus riders are gunned down by an unknown assassin. The press, anxious for an explanation for the seemingly random crime, quickly dubs him a madman. But Superintendent Martin Beck of the Stockholm Homicide Squad suspects otherwise. This apparently motiveless killer has managed to target one of Beck's best detectives - and he, surely, would not have been riding that lethal bus without a reason.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality crime fiction

  • By Julian P on 24-05-15

Quality crime fiction

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

Reviewed: 24-05-15

Not as good as other books in series but still superior to crime novels.

Good narration.

  • Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder

  • By: M. J. Trow
  • Narrated by: M. J. Trow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The madness begins when Captain Orange and his three nieces are killed in a carriage accident. The only clues? A tall man seen near the Captain's house, and a broken mirror found in the Captain's breast pocket. Next, Janet Calthorp of King's College, London, tumbles to her death as she makes her way to her lover's bedroom, the victim of a tripwire. The clue? A broken mirror found in said lover's boudoir.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • lestrade is a superintendant now.

  • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 24-10-16

good story poor narrator.

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

Reviewed: 27-02-15

I enjoyed the story and the humour but felt would've been enhanced by professional narrator