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  • DI Fawley, Book 1
  • By: Cara Hunter
  • Narrated by: Emma Cunniffe, Lee Ingleby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697

How can a child vanish without a trace? Last night, eight-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a summer party at her home. No-one at the party noticed her leave. Even her parents aren't sure of the last time they saw her. DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows that in nine cases out of 10, it's someone close to the victim. When a pair of bloody tights is discovered, Fawley's worst suspicions are concerned. Someone knows where Daisy is. And her time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GRIPING

  • By Sheila on 06-01-18

fairly unexpected plot development

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

apart from slight overshare on the detective's thoughts and a needless backstory to his character, I quite enjoyed this audiobook.

  • Don't Trust Me

  • By: Joss Stirling
  • Narrated by: Olivia Mace, Beth Eyre, Simon Bubb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

Does Jessica know what the truth is? A stunning psychological debut with a shocking twist. When she arrives at work to discover every trace of the company she was working for has disappeared, Jessica's life spirals into free fall. Her romance with Michael, a celebrated criminologist, is already in trouble. He is sick of the unpredictable behaviour caused by her ADHD and is convinced she is a fantasist. When his flat is burgled and precious belongings that remind him of his dead wife are stolen, he blames her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Trust Me

  • By ms s womack on 02-03-18

got unxpectedly good after a (long) while

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

a bit confusing at first. main character was unusual but at times a little annoying. the female voiceover's portrayal of men was pretty unattractive, good effort but they sounded like such losers hahah

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Portraits of the Dead

  • By: John Nicholl
  • Narrated by: Jake Urry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Emma didn't know how long he hid, silent and unmoving, in the large Victorian wardrobe to the side of her single bed. She didn't know how long he peered out, salivating and drooling, between the two heavy dark oak doors, and watched, mesmerized, as she slowly drifted into fitful sleep. She didn't know what time he pushed the doors open and crept towards her in the drab grey darkness of the night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delectably chilling

  • By Vicki Goodwin on 31-10-16

ok

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

Reviewed: 21-02-18

it wasn't the most original story and I just couldn't get myself to feel that it was real...

  • Here and Gone

  • By: Haylen Beck
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

Audra has finally left her abusive husband. She's taken the family car, and her young children, Sean and Louise, are buckled up in the back. This is their chance for a fresh start. She keeps to the country roads to avoid attention and finds herself on an empty road in the Arizona desert. Looking for a safe place to stay for the night, she spots something in her rearview mirror. A police car is following her, and the lights are flickering. Blue and red. As Audra pulls over she is intensely aware of how isolated they are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 6 stars! Suberb!

  • By Ann D on 16-07-17

not bad ...

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

... but characters a bit flat and the end was fairly predictable. the reading was incredible though.

  • The Good Daughter

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Susie James
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defence attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the archetypal good daughter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Depressing

  • By Rose on 13-09-17

Really good

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

Reviewed: 28-07-17

Engaging characters and storyline, psychologically intriguing, great narration. A bit sad, made me cry from time to time.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Lamb to the Slaughter

  • By: Karen Ann Hopkins
  • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston, Carly Robins, Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

The death of a teenage Amish girl in a cornfield looks like an accident, but sheriff Serenity Adams suspects foul play. To solve the murder, she must investigate the nearby Amish community with the help of a man who was shunned years ago. At first glance, the case seems obvious. The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community and even the girl's parents react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a great mistake

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-18

A bit too obvious

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

Reviewed: 21-07-17

An interesting topic, likeable characters but just not enough depth or intrigue for me. Though I did manage to listen to all of it.

  • The Executioner

  • By: Chris Carter
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Inside a Los Angeles church, on the altar steps, lies the blood-soaked, decapitated body of a priest. Carefully positioned, legs stretched out, arms crossed over the chest, the most horrifying thing of all is that the priest's head has been replaced by that of a dog. Later, the forensic team discover that on the victim's chest, the figure 3 has been scrawled in blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brill as usual

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-17

Atrocities too graphic - but good storyline

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

The descriptions of the crimes were unnecessarily graphic and violent.
With a bit more style the writer could have conveyed the gruesomeness without the sordid details being discussed for minutes on end. And I read a lot of thrillers so not too delicate.The storyline overall was quite clever so I didn't get bored.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Strangers

  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

Dark, gritty and always edge-of-your-seat: the number one best seller is back with a standout new heroine. Unknown, alone, and fearing for your life. As PC Lucy Clayburn is about to find out, going undercover is the most dangerous work there is. But on the trail of a prolific female serial killer, there's no other option - and these murders are as brutal as they come. Lucy must step into the line of fire - a stranger in a criminal underworld that butchers anyone who crosses the line.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A wild ride of a story.

  • By anne on 27-09-16

Couldn't quite get into it

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

Interesting story but the hero was going rogue a lot for no reason yet you always knew it would end well for her - not much suspense

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Black Widow

  • By: Chris Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Scarlett Mack
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

There is no perfect marriage. There is no perfect murder. Diana Jager's life crumbles when her details are released on the Internet as revenge for her antisexism blog. Then she meets Peter. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident - a nightmare end to their fairy-tale romance. But Peter's sister, Lucy, doesn't believe in fairy tales and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling 'Black Widow'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen

  • By N. Macdougall on 06-02-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 19-02-16

It started off a bit slowly but I got so enraptured that I ran up to my hotel room during a client workshop just to keep listening.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Evil Games

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mystery to sink into

  • By SaxonSpirit56 on 30-08-15

Not a very realistic or interesting story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-16

I find the character of Kim a bit overdrawn and can't really relate to her. Not a bad book but I found the story in this one wasn't that intriguing, I was never on the edge of my seat and it also seemed not a very realistic story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful