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Gadget Queen

UK
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  • His Other Lover

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Mia has her life in order. She is a grown-up and enjoys a grown-up's relationship with Pete. Not passionate or spontaneous but solid. She knows he is 'the one'. But then she sees a text message on Pete's phone that throws her world into a spin. It is more than friendly, signed off with a kiss, and Mia has never heard of the sender, Liz. With her carefully mapped out life sliding out of control Mia will discover a side to herself she never knew existed, as she formulates a plan to win her happy ending. Because all's fair in love and war - isn't it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good easy listening, suspense thriller

  • By David M on 16-01-19

Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 31-01-19

Predictable and quite shallow story. Well performed but no depth to the characters. Easy listen but hardly a psychological thriller!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The One

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Vicky Hall, Simon Bubb, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123

How far would you go to find The One? One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner - the one you're genetically made for. A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking - and deadlier - than others....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I absolutely loved this book!!

  • By Daisy on 02-06-17

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

Unexpected plot, great narration (apart from the male who had weird intonation!) - multiple sub stories kept interest throughout.

  • All the Hidden Truths

  • By: Claire Askew
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron, Angus King
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Rivers College and killed 13 women, then himself. But no one can say why. The question is one that cries out to be answered - by Ryan's mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the first victim; and by DI Helen Birch, put in charge of the case on her first day at her new job. But as the tabloids and the media swarm, as the families' secrets come out, as the world searches for someone to blame...the truth seems to vanish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really quite stunning

  • By Dom on 10-08-18

Mouth sounds so off-putting

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

I could barely concentrate on the story as the mouth sounds from the narrator were so off-putting!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trust Her

  • By: Jessica Vallance
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine, Aysha Kala
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Charlotte is a people pleaser - she can't help but go the extra mile. So when she stumbles upon an unconscious man one night, it's only natural that she wants to help. Brought into the arms of the victim's loving family, she sees at once how much they need her. But while his parents happily welcome her into the fold, his sister is another story. It's not just that Rebecca doesn't like Charlotte, she clearly doesn't trust her either. But the more time Charlotte spends in Rebecca's company, the more she suspects she's the one with something to hide. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good, engaging read

  • By David M on 17-11-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

The story was interesting enough to keep me hooked - but was a little predictable and the ‘Scottish/jamaican' accent was a little ropey! But all in all a decent listen.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Stranger in the House

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 516
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 479

You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You're making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That's the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn't so sure. And even you don't know what to believe....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody brill

  • By Johanna Laughton on 13-01-18

Weak

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

Reviewed: 23-06-18

Very slow, predictable shallow story and not very gripping...not my favourite. Narrator a little annoying too.

  • Beneath the Surface

  • By: Heidi Perks
  • Narrated by: Emma Fenney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Teenager Abigail Ryder is devastated when she gets home from school to find her family gone. Nothing makes sense. Things are missing from the house and her stepsisters' room is completely empty. But the police think she's trouble, and when grandmother Eleanor tells her to forget them all and move on, there's no choice other than face the future - alone. Fourteen years on, Abi and Adam are a happy couple on the verge of parenthood. But when the past comes back to haunt Abi, the only way forward is to go back and uncover the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it. Apart from the Scottish accent 😂

  • By Katie on 21-01-18

Not bad but not great

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

Reviewed: 21-04-18

In a nutshell, started off interesting, but weakened as the story evolved.
Also the narrators dodgy accents were somewhat off-putting!
Not a gripping read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful