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  • Schreiber's Secret

  • By: Roger Radford
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 341

Crime reporter Mark Edwards and his colleague Danielle Green wade deep in red herrings and a twisting and turning plot as they seek to discover the terrible secret of a Nazi sadist who has continued his murdering ways in modern London. The story switches from a wartime transit camp in Czechoslovakia to contemporary Germany; from a London suburb to the Old Bailey, the world's most famous criminal court, where two men strive to claim that the other is the real Hans Schreiber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping story, very well read

  • By N. Stewart on 12-08-15

A wonderful reading.

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

Reviewed: 26-08-16

This was the first time I had heard Nigel Patterson reading an audible book. I thought he did an excellent job of the various characters voices which added to a really good story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Lawyer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 585

Worldwide best-seller John Grisham goes rogue with his most suspenseful thriller yet.... Sometimes you have to fight dirty to get clean. Sebastian Rudd takes the cases no one else wants to take: the drug-addled punk accused of murdering two little girls; a crime lord on death row; a homeowner accused of shooting at a SWAT team. l Rudd believes that every person accused of a crime is entitled to a fair trial - even if he has to cheat to get one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham scores

  • By linda anderson on 15-12-16

Several stories connected loosely.

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

Reviewed: 15-05-16

I thought the story telling was excellent and as usual the John Grisham novel held the attention. The final part was fairly predictable but I continued listening in case I was wrong. I am always left wondering how accurate the legal side of the story is correct.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hannibal Rising

  • By: Thomas Harris
  • Narrated by: Thomas Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal's uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle's beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece !!!!!!!!!

  • By Vic W on 14-12-06

Not like the film.

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

Nothing like the film but much more interesting and enjoyable. The scenes are so well set they become very much part of the story and the characters become alive in them. I really look forward to the rest of the series having now a much greater understanding of Hanningfield.

  • Make Me

  • Jack Reacher 20
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527

Jack Reacher has no place to go and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely tombstone in a sea of nearly ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing private investigator, a cryptic note about 200 deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book!

  • By Colette on 14-09-15

I guess that's what Reacher sounds like.

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

Reviewed: 23-02-16

As JC fan could not fault the story or the reader. Very enjoyable, not too heavy but compulsive listening.

  • The Rainmaker

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

It's summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor's shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life. Now he doesn't have a job or a prayer-except for one: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit, if Rudy can find a way to file it. By the time Rudy gets to court, a heavyweight corporate defense team is there to meet him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favourite Grisham Book

  • By M on 02-12-14

Very enjoyable, compulsive listening.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

I really enjoyed this book. I think John Grisham is a first class author and the narrator perfect for the story. I could believe him as the main character and the voices of the other characters was not overdone. Highly recommended.i

  • Mr Mercedes

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,679

Described as 'the best thriller of the year' Sunday Express, the No. 1 bestseller introduces retired cop Bill Hodges in a race against time to apprehend a killer. A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cliched, Predictable but Brilliant

  • By Philip on 26-07-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 23-05-15

A great story enhanced by the reader. I really enjoyed the whole experience. Stephen King is always very readable and Will Patton,s voice seems the perfect medium for this story.

  • Until the Darkness Comes

  • By: Kevin Brooks
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36

PI John Craine has come to Hale Island to get away from it all. But within hours he stumbles across the dead body of a young girl on the beach. When the police arrive the body has inexplicably disappeared. Or did Craine imagine it in the first place? Determined to get at the truth, Craine starts asking questions. But it seems that no one on the island is talking. And all too soon he finds himself tangled up in a deadly network of fear and violence…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cut above

  • By pollyfitz on 15-11-13

Holds the attention.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-15

Perhaps try's too much with the tough beaten down voice of a much maligned character to the point where you begin to loose credibility in the guy and start to think he probably deserves what he gets. Overly dramatic with the voice in places.





1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Collectors

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,461
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,475

"But the thing is," said Horley, "they didn’t know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasn’t about the makers. Only about the works." On a dark winter's night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully dark story engagingly read

  • By Alexander Patterson on 12-09-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

A really pleasing short story well narrated. Shades of the Monkeys Paw perhaps but no worse for that. I enjoyed it.


  • I Am Pilgrim

  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,011

Pilgrim is the code name for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation. But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting but a bit too full of cliches

  • By Anna on 19-12-16

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-04-15

Good in parts, overall pleasing but not as exciting as first thought. Is there a second part? Worth buying? Not sure.