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  • Dead at First Sight

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488

A man waits at a London airport for Ingrid Ostermann, the love of his life, to arrive. Across the Atlantic, a retired NYPD cop waits in a bar in Florida’s Key West for his first date with the lady who is, without question, his soul mate. The two men are about to discover they’ve been scammed out of almost every penny they have in the world - and that neither woman exists.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite Hitting All the Grace Notes!

  • By Simon on 17-05-19

They Just get better

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

Reviewed: 11-08-19

excellent, excellent, excellent.
such a fab listen .
Daniel weyman gives an excellent performance.
As always

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  • Tripwire

  • Jack Reacher, Book 3
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Tripwire by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. For Jack Reacher, being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tripwired for Sound!

  • By Simon on 27-05-18

Lee Child , Reacher stories are fab

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

Reviewed: 16-05-19

Another fab story , great Narrative and characterization , story flows and is an excellent listen.
Would recommend .

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  • In a House of Lies

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

A missing private investigator is found locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - the body was in an area that had already been searched 10 years ago. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled, and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Changing of the Guard?

  • By Simon on 13-10-18

Another good listen

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

Reviewed: 09-04-19

Another good listen but not one of Rankin's best Rebus stories.
Really good narration which was easy to listen to with good characterisation. , story flowed well but didn't have the bite like other John Rebus books.

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  • The Bleeding Land

  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Anthony May
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

England 1642: a nation divided. England is at war with itself. King Charles and Parliament each gather soldiers to their banners. Across the land men prepare to fight for their religious and political ideals. Civil war has begun; a family ripped asunder. The Rivers are landed gentry, and tradition dictates that their allegiance is to the King. Sir Francis' loyalty to the crown and his desire to protect his family will test them all. As the men march to war, so the women are left to defend their home against a ruthless enemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • English Civil War & family feuds

  • By r on 15-04-13

can't wait for part 2

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

Reviewed: 14-03-19

Good narrative and characterization.
The story flows easily and keeps you interested all the way through.
It brings the civil war to life .

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  • Dead If You Don't

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award-winning author Peter James, faces his most complex case yet in Dead If You Don't. Shortly after Kipp Brown and his teenage son, Mungo, arrive at the Amex stadium for their team's biggest-ever football game, Mungo disappears. A short while later Kipp receives a text with a ransom demand and a warning not to go to the police if he and his wife want to see their son alive again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action Man Grace!

  • By Simon on 18-05-18

Another fab book

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

Another fab Peter James story .
Roy grace gets better with every listen.
Daniel Weymans narrative is excellent .
Enjoy

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  • Lancelot

  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 22 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Lancelot by Giles Kristian. The legions of Rome are a fading memory. Enemies stalk the fringes of Britain. And Uther Pendragon is dying. Into this fractured and uncertain world the boy is cast, a refugee from fire, murder and betrayal. An outsider whose only companions are a hateful hawk and memories of the lost. Yet he is gifted, and under the watchful eyes of Merlin and the Lady Nimue he will hone his talents and begin his journey to manhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Arise Sir Giles!

  • By Simon on 19-06-18

A Must

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

An excellent story of Arthurian legend.
the narrative is excellent with good characterisation.
A really enjoyable listen .

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  • Rather Be the Devil

  • Inspector Rebus 21
  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828

Some cases never leave you. For John Rebus, 40 years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. She was murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, and Maria's killer has never been found. Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Half Measures Here!

  • By Simon on 04-11-16

as good as all his others

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

good story and narrative. don't need to say anymore.
I hope to listen to more Rebus novels soon

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  • The Midnight Line

  • Jack Reacher, Book 22
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,091

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher's Fine Lines

  • By Simon on 07-11-17

not the best Jack reacher novel

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

Reviewed: 26-03-18

not the best of stories, doesn't captivate like most of the others. good narrative and characterization tho .

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  • Wings of the Storm

  • The Rise of Sigurd, Book 3
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 210

Fighting in Sweden for an ambitious warlord, Sigurd Haraldarson and his small but loyal band of oath-sworn warriors are winning fame and reputation. But Sigurd knows that to take on his hated enemy, the oath breaker King Gorm - the man who betrayed his father, a man Sigurd has vowed to kill - he must earn riches enough to build an army. Many believe Sigurd to be Óðin-favoured, but his exploits have drawn the eye of another god, too: Loki the Trickster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ODIN! ODIN! ODIN!

  • By Raven Mad on 02-01-17

Another excellent listen

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

Reviewed: 13-03-18

Part 3didnt disappoint. Enjoyable narrative and story telling. Good characterization from the teller.
A good although expected ending , I've enjoyed all 3 stories and will lookout for Giles other books.

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  • The Truth

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

A thrilling tale of suspense from the CWA Diamond winner and best-selling author of the Roy Grace series, read by Matt Addis. Susan and John Carter are crazy about each other, and life is perfect but for one thing - they are on the brink of financial disaster. Surely being a surrogate mother to another man's child won't harm such a strong relationship? Especially when the mysterious Mr Sarotzini is offering to save their home and business - everything they've worked for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Truth is it's not bad

  • By Simon on 09-01-18

really good

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

Reviewed: 28-02-18

loved it , nice narrative and interesting story that kept you interested . Good characterization too .

4 of 5 people found this review helpful