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  • The Guilty Ones

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 967

Jackman’s sister-in-law Sarah disappears to London and throws herself into the river. What drove her to this? She was a woman with a seemingly happy home life and two beloved sons. DI Jackman and DI Evans dig into Sarah’s life. And Jackman realises he knew almost nothing about his sister-in-law’s past. Then, they discover a woman in a neighbouring village died in similar circumstances. What is the connection to a convicted murderer whose family are convinced he is innocent? Who is really pulling the strings?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite The Same Buzz This Time!

  • By Simon on 06-02-19

Gripping read

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

Reviewed: 10-06-19

Well done, Joy Ellis, another fabulous story. unique Idea from start to end. Easy to follow, enjoyable listen.

  • The Fourth Friend

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Police detective Carter McLean is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills his four best friends. He returns to work, but he is left full of guilt and terrible flashbacks. So for each of his four friends he decides to complete something that they left unfinished....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crime with a difference.

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-12-18

fabulous and intriguing

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

Very enjoyable listen. easy enough to follow. well read. pretty much guessing till the end.

  • The Murderer's Son

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Sitting On The Fens About This One!

  • By Simon on 17-10-18

A little predictable

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

Reviewed: 31-05-19

Ruined by the editor. No gaps between chapters so you can get lost until you realise what's happening.
not Joy Ellis' best work. unfortunately predictable from early on

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,247

When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo’s killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details he uncovers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narration

  • By mrs c a dunne on 20-07-15

May be a good story but couldn't listen.

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

Reviewed: 13-03-19

I couldn't listen to the narrator so couldn't enjoy this, shame as Rachel abbot is great

  • Come a Little Closer

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020

Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath. Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don't speak, because there is nothing left to be said. Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return sooner or later. These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice - and now they have no choices left. Soon they won't be strangers, they'll be family....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic as ever

  • By Hayley on 16-06-18

Quite a unique story line

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

Reviewed: 09-03-19

I enjoyed this book. wasn't predictable so I didn't know what was coming. Got confused by characters at the start, but that's kind of part of the story.

  • Ross Poldark

  • Poldark, Book 1
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict, and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home - an act which alters the whole course of his life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't tell...

  • By Amanda Isbell on 13-04-15

Slow, slow, slow

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

Thought I listen to the book as never seen it only the telly. This book was do boring, why did they make it into a TVs series. Apparently the books improve but I'm not brave enough to go back for boom 2 yet.

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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,888

A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! What a wonderful Christmas tale.

  • By Helen SJ on 17-12-18

Thank you Audible

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

A lovely Christmas present from Audible. Slow to start, slightly predictable but I enjoyed it all the same.

  • Coffin Road

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,011

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

Quite a brain teaser at the start

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

I found the first half fun and quite exciting and quite a brain teaser. However it soon became obvious "how dun it" and then unite like Peter May in general.

  • Gallows View

  • The 1st DCI Banks Mystery
  • By: Peter Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 422

Gallows View is the first novel in Peter Robinson's best-selling Inspector Banks series. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has recently moved to the Yorkshire Dales from London to escape the stress of the metropolis. But he soon finds that life in the country is not quite as idyllic as he had imagined. A peeping Tom is frightening the women of Eastvale. Two glue-sniffing thugs are breaking into homes. An old woman may or may not have been murdered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Comfortable Start to a Popular Series

  • By Simon on 29-06-18

Easy listening

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

This is quite a Blokey book. I kind of enjoyed it, but it was a bit steady and wouldn't encourage me to listen to more Peter Robinson. But it was ok.

  • The Stranger Diaries

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Anjana Vasan, Andrew Wincott, Esther Wane, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 586

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an R. M. Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works somehow hold the key to the case.s....  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The stranger diaries

  • By brenda peirce on 18-11-18

Another Elly Griffiths hit.

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

I don't normally like multiple narrators so nearly didn't buy this. So glad I did. I love the Ruth Galloway stories but feel they have not been so good lately. Elly has redeemed herself and I now look forwards to the next Ruth Galloway.
Story was enjoyable, I couldn't stop listening, kept me guessing till the end.