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Martyn S Underhill

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  • Life of Crime

  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Dragged up on a council estate, Jason Rampling was determined to change his lot. Jason's a chancer, shameless with his good looks and his gift for earning a few quid. Life is easy when the money rolls in. Melissa thought she'd struck gold marrying Jason. Being on his arm meant she was finally a someone. But there's no glamour in waiting for your husband to come home or waiting for a knock on the door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great book

  • By mary on 12-01-18

Her best yet

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

Reviewed: 11-05-19

lots of twists and turns and unlike some of her books, unpredictable!
Recommended Martyn U

  • The Schemer

  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

It’s 1983 and Stephanie Crouch’s life is dull. She is desperate to escape the run-down, pokey council house she shares with her overbearing family, but at fourteen years old she has nowhere to go. When Stephanie meets East End wide-boy Barry, his cockney charm and quick tongue soon have her head over heels in love. Finally Stephanie feels like her dreary life is on the up. But too young to control their fate, Stephanie and Barry are torn apart when he is whisked away to Spain by his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fantastic

  • By vicki on 20-03-17

Unpredictable

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

Reviewed: 27-04-19

My 7th Chambers book, yet this one caught me out, her best by far and I had no idea how it would end....recomend strongly

  • Backstabber

  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

The final thrilling showdown between the Mitchells and the Butlers. This is Kimberley Chambers at her heart-stopping best! One of them has a gun to his head. Who will pull the trigger? When king of the underworld Vinny Butler goes into business with respected villain Eddie Mitchell, it's a match made in East End legend. Friends and family are treated like gold, enemies like rats - it's the life. Then mysterious packages arrive, dead creatures and threats. Someone is out for revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The End?

  • By Poppey on 25-04-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 26-11-18

loved the family tree and the gangster issues
...great to judge the author by
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  • The Wronged

  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 184

When the going gets tough, the Butlers get even.... ‘Murdered in 1980 she was, bless her. Now I'll tell you the story of everything that's happened since....' No parents should ever have to bury their child, but God knows the Butlers have buried more than their fair share. Now Vinny and Michael are planning the downfall of all who've wronged them. The Butlers don't forgive or forget, and they take their secrets to the grave. As yet more tragic events rip the family apart, loyalties are on a knife edge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly Gripping

  • By Jo Q on 27-06-15

consistently good, same as the Mitchells trilogy

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

really enjoyed it, love the syncing of story lines, well done....recommended to readers of Martina Cole

  • The Victim

  • The Mitchells and O'Haras Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

If you live for your family, would you die for your family? The third novel in the compulsive Mitchells and O'Haras trilogy. Life is looking bleak for Frankie Mitchell. Not only has she lost custody of her two children to their sadistic father, gypsy Jed O'Hara, she is also pregnant and banged up in Holloway awaiting trial for attempted murder. In Frankie's absence, her father, underworld boss Eddie Mitchell, is determined to get his own back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most unexpected

  • By Rosario on 08-06-19

Love this author

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

Reviewed: 17-09-18

Amazing narration as usual from Annie! plot excellent there's room for one more in the series!

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  • Darien

  • Empire of Salt Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: C. F. Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king. It will summon strangers to the city - Elias Post, a hunter; Tellius, an old swordsman banished from his home; Arthur, a boy who cannot speak; Daw Threefold, a chancer and gambler; Vic Deeds, who feels no guilt; and Nancy, a girl whose talent might be the undoing of them all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Expectations Partly Met!

  • By Simon on 13-07-17

Fab!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this, the voice added to it as well, great story, great ending, strong characters