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  • One Last Dram Before Midnight

  • Short Story Collection
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Bringing together six short stories - two of which are previously unpublished - One Last Dram Before Midnight is perfect for fans of Denzil Meyrick. These tales take us from Jim Daley's early days pounding the beat in Glasgow as a young constable to a lighthearted whisky smuggling romp involving Hamish and some ghostly pipers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Treat!

  • By Patricia on 24-10-17

Great book but very hard to hear

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

I have enjoyed all the books on this series but this one is set on a very low volume compared to the others? Despite having the volume turned right up I just couldn’t listen in the car. Narrator is excellent as usual but let down by the very poor sound. I missed lots of bits so gave up in the end. Shame as the bits I did hear were good but as they were short stories I kept missing too much

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Can You Keep a Secret?

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Gracie Thomas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,129

Nervous flyer Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So she starts telling the man sitting next to her all her innermost secrets, including how she once threw a troublesome client file in the bin. She survives the flight, of course, and the next morning the famous boss of the whole mega corporation she works for is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he walks around, Emma looks up and realises ­ it's the man from the plane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is very funny

  • By Matthew on 10-08-08

Lovely easy listening story

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

This was a daily deal purchase and money well spent! Very well narrated and easy to listen to story. Had me chuckling a few times to myself and found myself not wanting to get out of the car and stop listening! Some of it is a bit cheesy but hey it is a story!

  • Dark Suits and Sad Songs

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009

When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It's clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging on by a thread, and his sidekick, DS Scott, wrestling with his own demons, Daley's world is in meltdown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent value for money

  • By Michael Bath on 07-02-17

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

I started this series mainly because of the narrator - he is in my top 3 of favourites! Really pleased I found this series - working my way through and enjoying them all.

  • The Last Witness

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829

James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, five years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best narrator ever! Exciting story.

  • By Seashell on 07-11-16

Good story excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 17-10-17

This is a great series. I purchased purely on the narration as i find David Monteath extremely easy to listen to and the books he reads are brought to life.

Enjoying the series and off to get the next book - worth a credit for me and pleased I have a new series to get into.

  • Good Me Bad Me

  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Hannah Murray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260

Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way Annie can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind. The secrets of her past won't let her sleep, even with a new family and name - Milly. A fresh start. Now surely she can be whomever she wants to be. But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Anne on 23-01-17

The reviews are spot on!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Wow what a great listen. A totally different book for me - I went for it based on the reviews and spot on so thank you for making me dive in and give it a go! The narration fits the book perfectly - go on give it a go and hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I did - gripped!

  • Lying in Wait

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Caoilfhionn Dunne, David McFetridge, Lesley McGuire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965

Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder. However, needs must - because nothing can stop this mother from getting what she wants....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrifically superb!

  • By Ann D on 07-01-17

First unsure but pleased I bought it

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

An unusual one for me but I was pleasantly surprised. Very enjoyable with some twists and turns as the book progressed.

  • This Was a Man

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining rollicking melodrama

  • By Kirstine on 08-11-16

Grand Finale

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

What can I say - I've come to the end of a truly great series. Absolutely brilliant set of books I have recommended to all. This one certainly didn't disappoint and concluded well.

I won't give anything away - have a listen but please read them in the right order as they flow and you do need the background to truly appreciate the series.

  • Cold Granite

  • Logan McRae, Book 1
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Three-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch: strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he's only the first. There's a serial killer stalking the Granite City, and the local media are baying for blood. Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Sandra on 21-06-17

Finally the unabridged versions!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

I started this series at book 5 with the first unabridged version and have been waiting patiently for the early books to come out! Enjoyed all the books on the series and this is no exception. Thankfully book 2 has just been released so off to get that and hope the other 2 are close behind. So pleased to see the same narrator who does a great job with these.

I'm not a fan of shortened books - so will have to wait for the next 2 to continue my fix of Steele and Logan!

  • A Prisoner of Birth

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820

Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Danny is an East End Cockney mechanic, Spencer is a West End barrister. When they meet, their lives will never be the same again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Prisoner of Birth (Unabridged

  • By Jean on 15-04-08

A credit well spent!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

This was a great listen. Purchased after finishing the superb Clifton chronicles and also loved this book. The only disappointment was the ending - can't help but feel it was left tad unfinished in some respects - or maybe it was just that I didn't want it to end!

A thoroughly great listen well worth a credit in my opinion. Excellent narration- almost as good as Sean Barrett!

  • Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077

When the bomb goes off, how many passengers on the Buckingham lose their lives? You will only find out if you read the opening chapter of  Mightier than the Sword. When Harry visits his publisher in New York, he's told that he's been elected the new president of English PEN and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in a Russian gulag in Siberia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still no ending?

  • By mollyeyre on 02-03-15

Getting used to the cliffhangers!

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

Reviewed: 27-02-17

I'm completely hooked on this series and had to get these next 2 books together as I just knew this would end in a cliffhanger and I would have to find out what happens next!

Thoroughly enjoying the series and getting to know the characters as they grow. Very well narrated by Alex Jennings.

I'm already part way through the next instalment, how will that one end.....