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  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,796
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,390
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,375

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smokin' Start to a New Series!

  • By Simon on 14-06-18

Superb book, well written, narrated and produced

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

A great book, well chosen Audible - Looking forward to listening to more Joy Ellis

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Sacred Night

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver, Christine Lakin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

At the end of a long, dark night Detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the very first time. Detective Renée Ballard is working the graveyard shift again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help, and she relents.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Gaaaargh the narrator ruins it

  • By Max on 28-11-18

A great story - Spoiled by Christine Lakin

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

Reviewed: 30-11-18

A great story, as expected. Titus Welliver brilliant, as expected.

The voice of Christine Lakin was irritating and spoiled my enjoyment. I had to try listening to it a few times before I got used to the voice.

Please, please, please let Titus Welliver read the whole thing.

  • The Living and the Dead in Winsford

  • By: Håkan Nesser
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

From a best-selling, award-winning Swedish author, The Living and the Dead in Winsford is a gripping and deeply atmospheric psychological thriller set on Exmoor. A woman arrives in the village of Winsford on Exmoor. She has travelled a long way and chosen her secluded cottage carefully. Maria's sole intention is to outlive her beloved dog, Castor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this - stylish and clever with an incredible climax

  • By AmyJackson on 18-11-17

Interesting & relevant bits makes about 6 pages

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

Reviewed: 24-11-18

This story is long, boring and most of the story is irrelevant. I kept waiting for it to become a crime thriller!

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,020
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,575

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Superb book, great characters, rich writing, 5****

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Very interesting, well written book with lots of twists and turns. More please...……….. and a bit sooner!

  • The Word Is Murder

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unemployed Detective

  • By Sarah on 30-08-17

Well written, different and very entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

What did you like most about The Word Is Murder?

This is one the best books I have listened to in along time.

What did you like best about this story?

The writing, the angle it is written from, the characters

Which character – as performed by Rory Kinnear – was your favourite?

Anthony Horowitz himself.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Word is Murder is a Different Crime Story

Any additional comments?

More of this quality please.

  • Hunted

  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

Get hooked on Heck: the maverick detective who knows no boundaries. A grisly whodunit you won't be able to put down, perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride and TV series Luther. Heck needs to watch his back. Because someone's watching him... Across the south of England, a series of bizarre but fatal accidents are taking place. So when a local businessman survives a near-drowning but is found burnt alive in his car just weeks later, DS Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg is brought in to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and convoluted

  • By Graeme from Preston on 26-07-15

Fast moving, lots of twists and well written.

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

Reviewed: 08-10-16

What made the experience of listening to Hunted the most enjoyable?

There is a great deal packed into this book, a compelling and entertaining read, which I found very enjoyable.

What did you like best about this story?

The variety and roundness of the characters.

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

Paul Thornley narrates very well.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Lots of action.

Any additional comments?

A great book, I have just purchased another one from the series.

  • The Head Case

  • DCI Tom Caton Manchester Murder Mysteries Series, Book 2
  • By: Bill Rogers
  • Narrated by: Michael Troughton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Roger Standing, commander of the British Empire and the prime minister's special adviser for education, is murdered. DCI Tom Caton is not short of suspects. But if this is a simple mugging gone wrong then why has MI5 ransacked his apartment, and why is Special Branch disrupting the investigation? And why are the widow and her son taking the news so calmly? Roger Standing was not what he seemed...and something is rotten in the corridors of power. Will the killer strike again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book, well researched and written

  • By katy on 27-09-15

Brilliant book, well researched and written

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

Reviewed: 27-09-15

If you could sum up The Head Case in three words, what would they be?

Intelligent, well written

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Head Case?

The scene on the roof towards the end of the book

Which character – as performed by Michael Troughton – was your favourite?

DCI Tom Caton - It is quite unusual to find a meticulous detective who also cares about lifestyle in a novel.

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

I found emotional reactions to some of the very recognisable group dynamics that are described.

Any additional comments?

I will certainly buy more of Bill Rogers books - Some more Audible please.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo Series, Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,426
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,194

Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry, terrible!

  • By DKHerts on 14-11-18

Starts off slowly but livens up at the end

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

Where does The Girl in the Spider's Web rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

About the in the middle

Would you recommend The Girl in the Spider's Web to your friends? Why or why not?

Not on the basis of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. It is quite enjoyable but slow and not as dark.

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

I love Saul's performances but this is not his best.

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

This book did not evoke many emotional responses.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Bones

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

An archaeologist studying on a site at Whalsay discovers a set of human remains. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident. Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson - his own colleague, Sandy Wilson. Mima Wilson was a recluse. She had her land, her pride and her family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Linda on 08-08-17

Another superb Ann Cleeves book

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

If you could sum up Red Bones in three words, what would they be?

A great read

What about Gordon Griffin’s performance did you like?

A well narrated book.

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

There were many moments that moved me in this book but particularly the ending.

Any additional comments?

Ann Cleeves makes me want to visit all the places her books are set in.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Time of Death

  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 409

Discover one of the two masterful hit novels adapted for the massive new BBC One Drama series In The Dark, featuring brilliant heroine Helen Weeks. Two schoolgirls are abducted in the small, dying Warwickshire town of Polesford, driving a knife into the heart of the community where police officer Helen Weeks grew up. But this is a place full of secrets, where dangerous truths lie buried. When family man Stephen Bates has been arrested, Helen and her partner Tom Thorne head to the flooded town....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Thorne Tour De Force

  • By Ms. L. Chalkley on 27-04-15

Thank you again Mark Billingham - Superbly written

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

Reviewed: 09-05-15

What was one of the most memorable moments of Time of Death?

The coming together of the novel at the end.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When the killer is caught

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

There were many moments that moved me

Any additional comments?

This is a superbly written book and superbly read by the author. When the author reads his own work I believe it adds a great deal to the audio book. What a treat, thank you.