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  • Conviction

  • The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars
  • By: Juan Martinez
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation. Through two trials, America watched with bated breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of murder one for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, to death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By sophie on 14-06-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

As a UK citizen I hadn’t really heard of this case except a few bits on net. This book was brilliant and superb at explaining the psychology of what questions and when to ask. Loved it.

  • The Boleyn Inheritance

  • The Tudor Court, Book 4
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Georgia Maguire, Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

1539. Anne of Cleves wins the dangerous prize of becoming Henry VIII’s fourth wife. From the start, Anne’s royal blood, education and fierce intelligence count for nothing as the king pursues young Katherine Howard. Katherine is a pawn in the political manoeuvres of her ambitious family; unprepared for the dangers that await, she steps into their trap. At her side is kinswoman Jane Boleyn, who has served - and betrayed - one queen already: her sister-in-law Anne, who died on Henry’s scaffold. Will Jane betray a second queen to the headsman?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Patricia on 14-04-19

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Another superb book by Philippa Gregory. Storyline is engrossing and narration superb. Highly recommend this book

  • 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 6,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,948
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,935

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

Gripping

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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: 29-01-17

From the beginning this book grips you. Just when you have think you have it figured there is another twist. Finished it in 24 hours as couldn't stop listening.

12 of 17 people found this review helpful

The Boleyn Inheritance
    Boleyn, Book 2
    
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        Candida Gubbins
    
    


    
    Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    204 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Boleyn Inheritance

  • Boleyn, Book 2
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott, Emma Powell, Candida Gubbins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

It is 1539, and the court of Henry VIII is increasingly fearful at the moods of the ageing, sickly king. With only a baby in the cradle for an heir, Henry has to take another wife. The dangerous prize of the crown of England is won by Anne of Cleves, who has her own reasons for agreeing to marry a man old enough to be her father. Although fascinated by the glamour of her new surroundings, Anne senses a trap closing around her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Boleyn Inheritance

  • By Kelly on 08-05-07

The best audio book to date

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

I have listened to hundreds of audio books but this one the best. Narration superb. Characters came to life. Such a refreshingly different approach to history where the characters are telling their story and opinions. I admit I shed a tear at the end as I felt I knew Katherine Howard. I literally could not stop listening to it and lost many hours of sleep but well worth it.

  • Amy Snow

  • By: Tracy Rees
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Winner of the 2014 Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller competition. Abandoned on a bank of snow as a baby, Amy is taken in at nearby Hatville Court. But the masters and servants of the grand estate prove cold and unwelcoming. Amy's only friend and ally is the sparkling young heiress Aurelia Vennaway. So when Aurelia tragically dies young, Amy is devastated. But Aurelia leaves Amy one last gift. A bundle of letters with a coded key. A treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. A life-changing discovery awaits ... if only she can unlock the secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Hungrychics on 21-10-15

Superb

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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: 15-03-16

Stunningly good book. Gripping from the start. Narration is one of the best I've listened to. I finished this book so quickly as I just had to know 'what happens next'. I normally like factual or crime but this book has converted me. I will listen to it many times.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Natural Causes

  • An Inspector McLean Novel, Book 1
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of James Oswald's gripping new Inspector McLean crime thriller Natural Causes, read by the actor Ian Hanmore. A young girl's mutilated body is discovered in a sealed room. Her remains are carefully arranged, in what seems to have been a cruel and macabre ritual, which appears to have taken place over 60 years ago.For newly appointed Edinburgh Detective Inspector Tony McLean this baffling cold case ought to be a low priority - but he is haunted by the young victim and her grisly death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is Edinburgh turning into Midsummer?

  • By Patricia on 22-06-13

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 31-12-15

Where does Natural Causes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of best

Who was your favorite character and why?

Grumpy bob

What does Ian Hanmore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Characters come alive

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Kept me enthralled from beginning

Any additional comments?

Unbelievable that read by one person. Each character comes alive with supple voice changes.

  • Oh Dear Silvia

  • By: Dawn French
  • Narrated by: Dawn French, James Fleet, Llewella Gideon, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 910

Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute, who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. Meanwhile she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!!!!

  • By Indigoleopard on 01-11-12

Superb

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

Reviewed: 23-08-15

Been in my wish list for a while and so pleased I listened to it. Brilliant story. Sad in places, so funny I laughed out loud in others. Gives a real insight into family dynamics and the impact decision in life can have on those around. Recommend for any age. Loved the narration by different characters, really brought it to life. Will definitely listen to it again

  • The Gallows Curse

  • By: Karen Maitland
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 389
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 328

The year is 1210 and a black force is sweeping England. A vengeful King John has seized control of the Church, leaving corpses to lie in consecrated ground, babies unbaptized, and the people terrified of dying in sin. In the village of Gastmere, the consequences grow darker still when Elena, a servant girl, is dragged into a conspiracy to absolve the sins of the lord of the manor. In desperation she visits the cunning woman, who has been waiting for just such an opportunity to fulfil an ancient curse conjured at the gallows.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The trouble with Mandrake

  • By Kaggy on 14-01-16

Clever story

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

Reviewed: 31-12-14

If you could sum up The Gallows Curse in three words, what would they be?

Informative, interesting, clever

Who was your favorite character and why?

Raffaelle. Terrible but historically correct, procedure happened to him as a child. This turned him into a rather sad and pathetic character, but with inner strength.

Have you listened to any of David Thorpe’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but it was amazing. The different characters he takes on makes this book so enthralling. One of the best, if not the best I've listened to

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

What happens to raffaelle as a child and what happens to Finch, another child

Any additional comments?

Excellent. Just downloading a company of liars by same author and narrator

1 of 1 people found this review helpful