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  • The Seagull

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714

A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent John Brace. Brace was convicted of corruption and involvement in the death of a gamekeeper - and Vera played a part in his downfall. Brace promises Vera information about the disappearance of Robbie Marshall, a notorious wheeler-dealer, if she will look out for his family. He tells her that Marshall is dead, his body buried close to St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, Vera at her best

  • By Wendy on 10-10-17

don't try the accent if you can't keep it up<br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

brilliant story marred by the harsh accents of the narrator for some of the softest speaking folk in England. don't be fooled Durham isn't Jawdee or Scouse. just like not all Texans say dang! tooting. any more... get past this grate and you will like this book for what it is.



7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Dead Will Tell

  • Kate Burkholder, Book 6
  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Everyone in Painters Mill knows the abandoned Hochstetler farm is haunted. But only a handful of the residents remember the terrible secrets lost in the muted/hushed whispers of time - and now death is stalking them, seemingly from the grave. On a late-night shift, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called to the scene of an apparent suicide - an old man found hanging from the rafters in his dilapidated barn.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love the book don't like the mud.

  • By Yvonne on 06-11-17

Love the book don't like the mud.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

I love this series I love the way that the relationships are developing but I feel short changed by the action in the later books and this one is no exception, there isn't quite enough plot in each one, and too much action. Hang on I will explain, how many more times can Kate get completely beaten up?
Its a real shame because she is such a good puzzle solver, she has a unique perspective and setting in a time period that could be contemporary anytime in the last 150 years and yet..... we are back to slugging it out in the mud on a dark & rainy night... again..... Does it ever stop raining in Ohio?

Will I buy the next one? Yes I will, as I said at the beginning I love this series especially Kates journey.

  • Home

  • By: Karen Dionne
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

You'd recognise my mother's name if I told it to you. You'd wonder, briefly, where is she now? And didn't she have a daughter while she was missing? And whatever happened to the little girl? Helena's home is like anyone else's. With a husband and two daughters, and a job she enjoys. But no one knows the truth about her childhood. Born into captivity and brought up in an isolated cabin until she was 12, Helena was raised to be a killer by the man who kept her captive – her own father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cunning Darkness!

  • By Simon on 15-06-17

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

This is an odd book, it's not obvious what is going on early on, but if you stick with it I found it utterly gripping, weaving folk myth with horror, from the perspective of the innocent. This is a very clever piece of writing which I hope is fiction.

Gritty and brutal in parts, it is a fascinating puzzle, great value for money.

Oh and by the way there is no fairy godmother for all the aspects of mythology; just human humans.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,976
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,040
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,012

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

Never in a million years would I have read this

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

Reviewed: 28-03-16

But do you know what? it started with a perverse wish to understand how an accident on Mars could be classed as a comedy and ended with me loving every minute of it.

The humour is subtle, sometimes gallow, sometimes crass but it is so human, how this guy kept going for so long is beyond me. A better man than me. By far.

would I


  • Shaman's Crossing

  • The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Robin Hobb
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Barlow
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Young Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son. Traditionally in Gernia, the firstborn son is heir to the family fortunes, the second son bears a sword and the third son is consecrated to the priesthood. Nevare will follow his father – newly made a lord by the King – into the cavalry; to the frontier and thence to an advantageous marriage, to carry on the Burvelle name. It is a golden future, and Nevare looks forward to it with relish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as good as the Fitz books

  • By Jordon on 19-06-17

How wrong was I?

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

Reviewed: 01-05-15

I thought that Robin Hobb was going to burn out of great ideas but no another series that is unique, interesting and full of fresh characters and new worlds.

With Shamans Crossing they sets up another world full of petty people, desperate aliens and innocence hero's and achieves that brilliant conundrum, do you sympathise most with the hero however worthy, or the alien who wants to be left alone.

I am so glad I have a long drive today and can get into volume two and won't have to wait any longer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sworn to Silence

  • A Thriller
  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and "English" residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But 16 years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish. Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as Chief of Police. She's certain she's come to terms with her past - until the first body is discovered in a snowy field.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Introducing Kate Burkholder

  • By George A Bear on 06-01-13

Sworn to read the next one ......

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-12

This was my first experience of Linda Castillo and well done you, the story wove two different communities and their conflicts and similarities with skill and guile, keeping the suspense going till very nearly the end. And the twist {pause for effect} is great.



I am looking out for other work by this author, and would recommend this as a great read/listen. Kathleen McInerney wasn't the best reader I have ever come across but she kept it going without sending me to sleep as I drove along and I did feel her voice suited the "heroine". Plenty of room for developing the plot into a series with both lead protagonists. As I said before I would like to have more.