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  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented 14-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure.... One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Accents

  • By Patricia on 10-11-15

Wonderful story.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

A lovely, heartwarming story which I really enjoyed. The characters, the intricate and interwoven plots and the lovely descriptive settings enhanced the listening experience. However, and unfortunately, the narration is very jarring and doesn't fit the story at all but I got used to it.

The Girl You Left Behind
    
    
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        Jojo Moyes
    
    


    
    
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        Clare Corbett,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Penelope Rawlins
    
    


    
    Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    1,713 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Girl You Left Behind

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486

France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre is ordered to serve the German officers who socialise in her hotel. When the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by her husband Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth - and its troubled history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding - I loved it

  • By Happy and Smiling on 16-02-13

A wonderful story, beautifully narrated.

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

Reviewed: 21-02-18

Having never read a Jojo Moyes novel before, I hope I haven't read her best first! What an incredible story and narrated extremely well. Thought provoking and compelling, I couldn't stop listening.

  • Little Girl Lost

  • DS Lucy Black, Book 1
  • By: Brian McGilloway
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 485

Midwinter. A child is found wandering in an ancient woodland, her hands covered in blood. But it is not her own. Unwilling - or unable - to speak, the only person she seems to trust is the young officer who rescued her, Detective Sergeant Lucy Black. Soon afterwards, DS Black finds herself moved from a high-profile case involving the kidnapping of another girl, a prominent businessman’s teenage daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story very well narrated.

  • By J on 15-12-14

Quite a good thriller but the narration spoiled it

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

Reviewed: 20-10-17

The story was quite good but lost momentum at times. The narration did not improve it. I was disappointed and the overall experience was average.

  • Coffin Road

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984

A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock 20 miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient and Modern In Perfect Harmony!

  • By Simon on 15-01-16

Fantastic thriller!

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

Reviewed: 14-07-17

I am so happy that this is my first Peter May and Peter Forbes thriller and that there are more to look forward to! Atmospheric, exciting and educational (the bee saga just adds to the experience). The narration is spot on and the characters are really well crafted. Brilliant!

  • Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction

  • By: Eric Van Lustbader
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

For Jason Bourne, forever caught between two identities - mild-mannered linguist David Webb and lethal super-spy - life can never be ordinary. But when his old mentor installs him as head of the comparative linguistics department at Georgetown University, it seems he may have found a measure of normalcy at last. That is, until a hitherto unknown terrorist organisation comes up with a plan to execute a major attack on the East Coast of the United States within a week.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jason Bourne does it again

  • By LU on 09-02-11

Does not live up to the previous Bourne books.

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

I was really disappointed in The Bourne Sanction. It is long winded, complicated and convoluted and quite difficult to follow. I was tempted not to finish it, but I kept hoping that it would improve. The narration was overdone.

  • My Animals and Other Family

  • By: Clare Balding
  • Narrated by: Clare Balding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. As her father is a champion trainer, she shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals, and ponies, as well as an ever-present pack of boxers and lurchers. As a toddler she would happily ride the legendary Mill Reef and take breakfast with the Queen. She and her younger brother came very low down the pecking order. Left to their own devices, they had to learn life’s toughest lessons through the animals, and through their adventures in the stables.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fabulous

  • By sg on 16-09-12

A wonderful story and beautifully written and read

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

Reviewed: 20-03-17

Probably one of the most heart warming and lovely books I have listened to in years! I didn't want it to end!

  • I'm Travelling Alone

  • Holger Munch & Mia Kruger, Book 1
  • By: Samuel Bjork
  • Narrated by: Laura Paton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 578

When a six-year-old girl is found dead, hanging from a tree, the only clue the Oslo Police have to work with is an airline tag around her neck. It reads, 'I'm travelling alone'. Holger Munch, veteran police investigator, is immediately charged with reassembling his homicide unit. But to complete the team, he must convince his erstwhile partner, Mia Krüger - a brilliant but troubled investigator - to return from the solitary island where she has retreated with plans to take her own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it. Narration realistic. Gripping to the end

  • By M.A. on 15-02-16

Dark and convoluted thriller!

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

Reviewed: 20-03-17

Very much a Scandinavian type thriller and gripping till the end! I look forward to book #2 in the series.

  • Stranger Child

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793

One dark secret. One act of revenge. When Emma Joseph met her husband, David, he was a man shattered by grief. His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road. Just as tragically, their six-year-old daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident. Now, six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them. She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller With a Human Side

  • By Simon on 10-11-15

Very good thriller!

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

Reviewed: 27-01-17

I thoroughly enjoyed Stranger Child and am glad that I persisted with Rachel Abbot. Narration was excellent, characterization very good and the plot had enough twists and turns to avoid predictability.

  • Sleep Tight

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove, Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650

When Olivia calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, she believes she will never see them again. Two years later,Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called to investigate, but this time it’s Olivia who has disappeared. Her car is in the garage, and her purse is in her handbag. For some reason every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, phones, and computers. Then they find the blood...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Fantastic story!

  • By Liane on 12-02-15

A good thriller albeit a little predictable.

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

Reviewed: 27-01-17

This was my first Rachel Abbott and I enjoyed it, although at times the plot was a bit scattered and yet very predictable. Andrew Wincott's narration was excellent and Melody Grove's good. I liked the characterization too. I will definitely try some more of the author's work.

  • Kill Me Again

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,946

When your life is a lie, who can you trust? When Maggie Taylor accepts a new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for her family. The children have settled well, although her husband, Duncan, doesn’t appear to be so convinced. But nothing prepares her for the shock of coming home from work one night to find that Duncan has disappeared, leaving their young children alone. His phone is dead, and she has no idea where he has gone or why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Smooth and Classy Thriller

  • By Simon on 26-08-16

Not bad but not Rachel Abbott's best.

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

Reviewed: 27-01-17

Although the narration was decent and the basic storyline was okay, in my opinion the victim character, Maggie Taylor, was rather pathetic. I suppose she behaved like most women in her situation (in real life) but it really detracted from the novel. I'm pleased that this was not my first Rachel Abbott book because I doubt whether I would have tried another.

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