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  • Sweet Little Lies

  • By: Caz Frear
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 882

What I thought I knew: in 1998, Maryanne Doyle disappeared, and Dad knew something about it. Maryanne Doyle was never seen again. What I actually know: in 1998, Dad lied about knowing Maryanne Doyle. Alice Lapaine has been found strangled near Dad's pub. Dad was in the local area for both Maryanne Doyle's disappearance and Alice Lapaine's murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting & accomplished new voice

  • By Michelle on 25-12-17

unusual thriller

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-19

I enjoyed this book very much. cops and crooks with a twist. Enough detail without overload. very good.

  • Dear Mrs Bird

  • By: AJ Pearce
  • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 454

London, 1940. Emmeline Lake and her best friend, Bunty, are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent, and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance - but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt of Woman's Friend magazine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wartime tale of writing, bravery & soldiering on

  • By K. J. Noyes on 12-04-18

if I could give this 10* I would!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

This is not my usual read/listen but so glad I downloaded it. I loved the characters, the age it portrayed and the stoicism. A lovely tribute to an age that will soon be forgotten. This will, I am sure, appeal to all ages. Give it a go, you won't regret it!

  • One Enchanted Evening

  • By: Anton Du Beke
  • Narrated by: Julian Ovenden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 225

Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty rub shoulders with Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them and sweep away their cares. Accustomed to waltzing with the highest of society, Raymond knows a secret from his past could threaten all he holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Enchanted Book

  • By Ville Girl on 09-11-18

very enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-19

not my usual listen but I am glad I gave it a whirl, see what I did there? charming if not somewhat predictable but I nice trip back in time none the less. I am sure Anton will write many more.

  • Rumpole of the Bailey

  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

In these witty and comic stories, Horace Rumpole takes on a variety of clients and activities. He, of course, brings each case to a successful end, all the while quoting poetry and drinking claret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Joy

  • By suet on 13-11-18

Dear old darling!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-19

nostalgic listen, dear old rumpole, the wiley old fox at his best! The usual entertainment by this loved character.

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,890

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By DartmoorDiva on 09-09-18

Good story, a little over long for my taste

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Very well told detective story. Very dark tale. characters were well drawn but I felt it lost pace now and again

  • Cragside

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797

After his climactic battle with notorious serial killer The Hacker, DCI Ryan is spending the summer with his fiancée within the grounds of Cragside, a spectacular Bavarian-style mansion surrounded by acres of woodland. When they are invited to attend the staff summer party - a Victorian murder mystery evening - it's all a joke until the lights go out and an elderly man is found dead. It looks like an unfortunate accident but, as the dead man's life begins to unfold, Ryan and his team of detectives realise that all is not as it appears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 5 star murder mystery

  • By Timi on 19-10-17

OK

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

Reviewed: 15-12-18

not bad, the characters were a little one sided for me but on the whole quite enjoyable

  • Everything Is Lies

  • By: Helen Callaghan
  • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell, Sian Thomas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 791

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely mesmerizing

  • By W. M. Koolstra-dekker on 06-03-18

loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

such a great story, twists and turns all the way. very well thought out and the reader was excellent.

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  • Then She Was Gone

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,312

A missing girl. A buried secret. From the acclaimed author of I Found You and the Richard & Judy best seller The Girls comes a compulsively twisty psychological thriller that will keep you gripped to the very last moment. She was 15, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Kate on 18-10-17

enjoyable

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-18

I did enjoy this book, the story was well devised , ozone small picky bit at the end concerning a geography detail. if you live in the West country you will understand, if you don't it won't matter

  • The Girl Before

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,771
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,761

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultraminimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the listener off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense portrayal of psychological obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-17

A strange story

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-18

This is not my usual listen. Far fetched, complicated and keeps you listening! The reader was first class.

  • Three Things About Elsie

  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third...might take a little bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died 60 years ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Extraordinary Life

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-01-18

wonderful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-18

warm, funny and sensitive. This is a beautiful listen that will touch your heart and your feelings toward the older generation. I enjoyed it immensely!