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  • The Chalk Pit

  • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity - now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourite series

  • By Linda on 01-03-17

reasonable story ruined by narration

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

whispered sexy tones of perfect rada enunciation for a crime thriller? Completely spoilt the effect

  • The House at Sea's End

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823

A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite out of the first three!

  • By Ann D on 05-03-16

a struggle to finish

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

Reviewed: 30-11-18

Hàted the narration which managed to be staccato and boring in equal measures. I don't know why women crime writers tend to fill out their books with domestic trivia but this one falls into that trap. By the end I didn't care who did it

  • Nobody Walks

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets a voicemail telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead. Liam Bettany fell from his London balcony, where he was smoking dope. Now, for the first time since he cut all ties years ago, Bettany returns home, to find out the truth about his son's death. But more than a few people are interested to hear Bettany is back in town. He might have thought he'd left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody really just walks away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great to hear the Beginnings

  • By Earnest on 12-03-16

excellent

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

excellent writing excellent story and as usual. sublime narrative by Sean. Barratt. very highly recommded

  • The Grave Tattoo

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 190

When torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a Lake District hillside, old wives' tales also come swirling to the surface. For centuries Lakelanders have whispered that Fletcher Christian staged the massacre on Pitcairn so that he could return home. And there he told his story to an old friend and schoolmate, William Wordsworth, who turned it into a long narrative poem.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful writing

  • By M. Robinson on 07-01-17

Spoiled by the narrator

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

Reviewed: 26-12-16

Maybe would have enjoyed this more if the narrative had not been appalling So bad in fact that I struggled to finish it I really like Val Mc Dermid so it was a shame I wont buy another book with this narrator

  • The Man From Beijing

  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentnick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

One cold January day the police are called to a sleepy little hamlet in the north of Sweden where they discover a savagely murdered man lying in the snow. As they begin their investigation they notice that the village seems eerily quiet and deserted. Going from house to house, looking for witnesses, they uncover a crime unprecedented in Swedish history. When Judge Birgitta Roslin reads about the massacre, she realises that she has a family connection to one of the couples involved and decides to investigate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Think twice

  • By Elinor Dashwood on 02-05-11

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

One of the best stories I have listened to . Good performance did not detract.

  • Bombproof

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Sami Macbeth is not a master criminal. He's not even a minor one. He's not a jewel thief. He's not a safe-cracker. He's not an expert in explosives. Sami plays guitar and wants to be a rock god but keeps getting side-tracked by unforeseen circumstances. Fifty-four hours ago Sami was released from prison. Thirty-six hours ago he slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy. An hour ago his train blew up. Now he's carrying a rucksack through London's West End and has turned himself into the most-wanted terrorist in the country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bombproof

  • By Ms on 26-02-14

FAULTLESS

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

Reviewed: 21-10-14

Good story telling by Michael Robotham, with an added touch of humour, a happy ending and above all the blissful narration of Sean Barrett What's not to love

  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,806

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

Enjoyable enough

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

Reviewed: 23-07-14

A good yarn but the outcome was not such a surprise. Superfluous characters made it difficult to follow at times The final ending with the taxi chase was silly and unnecessary In fact lots of parts of the book were the same But a good enough holiday read

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  • The Wine of Angels

  • By: Phil Rickman
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lacey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

A paradise parish of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses, and a huge, haunted vicarage were not what the Revd Merrily Watkins ever had in mind. Nor had she wanted to walk into a local dispute over a play about a curious 17th century cleric accused of witchcraft, a story that certain old-established families would rather remained in obscurity. But this is Ledwardine, steeped in cider and secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Grabbed me midway through

  • By Jane on 30-11-07

Will I get to the end

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

Reviewed: 20-02-14

I am perservering but this has to rate as one of the most boring books I have listened to I am already on the second part and it is only now that something is happening Could possibly recommend it unless you need something to fall asleep to

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Hand That Trembles

  • By: Kjell Eriksson, Ebba Segerberg - translator
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 16

Sven-Arne Persson suddenly walks out of a business meeting and disappears, leaving behind his wife - no trace is found of him. Inspector Ann Lindell is investigating the discovery of a dismembered foot washed up on the beach. Ann's boss, Berglund, is delving into a cold case - a man beaten to death - an unsolved mystery that he finds impossible to forget. What connects the three?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 24 mins in and it is nothing like the description

  • By MarieLouise on 23-02-13

Oh dear

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

Reviewed: 21-05-13

I perserved to the end of this book but really don't know why The narration is terrible - it is read like a Famous Five book I think this went a long way to explaining why it failed to grab my attention However, I never felt involved in the story lines or the characters I found the climax didn't The whole thing just petered out to a boring finish to end a boring middle and beginning

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Shadow Girls

  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

Tea-Bag, a young African girl, has fled a refugee camp in Spain for the promise of a new life in Sweden. Tania has made a long and dangerous journey to escape the horrors of human trafficking. Leyla has come with her family from Iran. All of them are facing different challenges in their new home. Meanwhile, celebrated poet Jesper Humlin is looking for inspiration. Harried by his mother and girlfriend, misunderstood by his publisher and tormented by his stockbroker, Jesper needs a new perspective on life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So captivating

  • By Christine on 23-12-14

Different

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-13

It took me a while to get the hang of this book Was it tongue in cheek, a black comedy, or what But by the end I found it a thoroughly good listen Different and woth perservering with



And of course the delicious voice of Sean Barett