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  • The Caine Mutiny

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 26 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life—and mutiny—on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great story about life in the WWII US Navy

  • By G on 06-02-14

Excellent even if very long

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

While this is a long story, I never felt bored and there were always little stories within stories throughout. Just wished I knew what happened after the book ends! But that's why we have imagination!!!!!

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,226

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping story.

  • By Bernadette on 22-10-15

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 13-11-15

The story is getting a little predictable now, but the story teller is still wonderful and adds colour to it all.

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,082

When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo’s killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details he uncovers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narration

  • By mrs c a dunne on 20-07-15

Excellent listen

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

This was a great story that had you wondering who did it until the very last. Well written, well narrated (how does he decide on the different voices?!) and flows well. When is the next one?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What Remains

  • David Raker, Book 6
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Ben Allen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 249

Colm Healy used to be one of the Met's best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his life was left in ruins. Missing persons investigator David Raker is the only friend Healy has left. The only one who understands that redemption rests on solving these murders. Their search will unravel a thread of tragedy spanning years and will force them to sacrifice everything they have left....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What Remains....

  • By Salter on 17-05-17

Not the best

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

Reviewed: 26-08-15

Sorry I struggled with this as it seemed to be in 2 parts! At times I was thinking it was about to finish, then something would be added! Not his best for me anyway! Not sure how Healy will fare!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Dead Simple

  • DS Roy Grace Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 500

Dead simple. It was a harmless stag-night prank. But a few hours later, the groom is left buried in a coffin and the four friends who know where he is are dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Keziah on 17-07-08

Keeps you entertained until the end

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

Reviewed: 17-07-15

A few twists and turns, excellent story telling and in some places I was really feeling it for the characters. Really enjoyed this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Vanished

  • David Raker, Book 3
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: David Baukham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 201

An hour after leaving home, on a normal December day, Sam Wren gets onto a tube train - and never gets off again. No eyewitnesses. No trace of him on security cameras. Six months later, he's still missing. Out of options and desperate for answers, Sam's wife, Julia, hires missing-persons investigator David Raker to track him down. In missing-person cases, the only certainty is that everyone has something to hide.…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gentle who dunnit

  • By Ms on 01-01-14

Another great one

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

Reviewed: 13-06-15

Usual excellent story, with a twist which I did not see coming. Shame as I have now listened to all Tim's books!!!!!

  • Flight

  • By: Isabel Ashdown
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

When Wren Irving's numbers come up in the first ever national lottery draw, she doesn't tell her husband, Rob. Instead she quietly packs her bags, kisses her six-month-old daughter, Phoebe, good-bye, and leaves. Two decades later Rob has moved on and found happiness with their oldest friend, Laura. Phoebe, now a young woman, has never known any other life. But when Rob receives a mysterious letter, the past comes back to haunt them all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but not very good. Needed something more!

  • By Ann D on 25-05-15

Good not brilliant

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

The storyline was decent enough, but with the changing character viewpoints but more difficult to follow. There was a twist, and I thought it would be something else so that did surprise me! Not sure would rush to get another one from her.

  • Without a Trace

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Without a Trace. A compelling story of courage, friendship and love by international number-one best-selling author Lesley Pearse, read by Emma Powell. Coronation Day, 1953. In the Somerset village of Sawbridge, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood slips away from the celebrations to her friend's cottage and makes a shocking discovery: Cassie is dead, and her six-year-old daughter, Petal, has vanished without a trace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not her best

  • By Mike on 21-05-15

Good but not her best

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

Reviewed: 21-05-15

The story while absorbing was not her best, and a little predictable at times. One twist though, kept me on my toes!!!!!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,259

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it

  • By Miss N. Bleakley-wadlow on 05-02-17

Loved the story, with a twist!

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

Reviewed: 24-04-15

The idea of telling the story through the eyes of the three main characters was interesting and ensured you were kept on the edge! Loved the twist at the end, as could only guess it just before you were told which shows the story is well constructed. Will be looking out the window more when in a train now!!!!!!

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  • The Dead Tracks

  • David Raker, Book 2
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Joe Coen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she’s never been found. When missing persons investigator David Raker is hired by Megan’s parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest on the edge of the city. A place with a horrifying history - which was once the hunting ground for a brutal, twisted serial killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Saffy on 19-07-13

Another great listen

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

Reviewed: 03-04-15

A well told story, with a few twists and turns that were not expected! I thought I was at the end, but still 2 hours were left!!!! Kept me guessing until that final minute. Just wish I had read these in order as there are references to other cases.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful