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  • Southern Spirits

  • Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Angie Fox
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

When out-of-work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she's saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick - she gains the ability to see spirits. It leads to an offer she can't refuse from the town's bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with. Ellis Wyatt is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland, Tennessee's finest former citizens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great and delightfully unusual

  • By Jacqueline Kirk on 07-01-16

A tonic

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

A tonic if you are feeling low or the most hilarious ghost/crime story. Made perfect by the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Shifting Fog [also published under the alternate title The House at Riverton]

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story ok narrator not so good.

  • By Rachel G on 23-08-17

Needs editing

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

Reviewed: 19-06-14

What was most disappointing about Kate Morton’s story?

The first part of the story set in a large country house was interesting and kept me listening. However once the story moved to London the bordom set in and by the end I really hoped all the characters met an unpleasant painful death.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favourite?

Grace the maid.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The description of life below stairs pre 1914.

Any additional comments?

The most boring book I have ever listened to.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Courage

  • By: Pekka Hiltunen
  • Narrated by: Candida Gubbins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69

Nominee: Glass Key Award for Nordic Crime Fiction 2013, Winner: Finnish Booksellers Laila Hirvisaari Grant 2012, Winner: Finnish Whodunnit Society Clue of the Year Award 2012,Winner: Kaarle Prize 2012, Nominee: Helsingin Sanomat Debut Prize 2012. Cold Blood. Cold Case. Cold Courage. The body of a young woman body is abandoned in a car boot in the middle of London as a warning to others. The police have no leads and no clues as to the identity of the victim.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This one is to be avoided

  • By Jean Mcgee on 24-08-13

A strange one

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

Reviewed: 30-12-13

Would you recommend Cold Courage to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book, mainly because it gives a Finnish view of London. It is unlike other scandi novels I have listened to.

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

Excellent narrator.

Did Cold Courage inspire you to do anything?

Try a different Finnish author.

Any additional comments?

I don't think this plot would work if the main character was not from Finland.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Snowman: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 7

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's favourite scarf – wrapped around the neck of a snowman. As Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years. When a second woman disappears it seems that Harry's worst suspicions are confirmed: for the first time in his career Harry finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nailbiting from start to finish

  • By Wilma on 06-12-10

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-11

The first Jo Nesbo book I listened to. Brilliant story and extremely well read. Gripping from start to finish.

Please record the earlier Harry Hole books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger (originally published as The Gallows Bird)

  • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 4
  • By: Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

For the first time in English, the fourth psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Läckberg.A woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car crash. It’s the first in a spate of seemingly inexplicable accidents in Tanumshede and marks the end of a quiet winter for detective Patrik Hedstrom and his colleagues.At the same time a reality TV show is being shot in the town. As cameras shadow the stars’ every move, relations with the locals are strained to breaking point.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I really love Camilla Lackberg novels

  • By Russell on 14-04-11

Disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-11

I've listened to two books by this author before so was really pleased when this book was available. So disappointed, too much happy families and not enough mystery/crime.
The Preacher and the Stonecutter's Daughter are much better and I would give them five stars but not this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Awakening

  • By: Sharon Bolton
  • Narrated by: Alison Reid
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 89

How did it all begin? I suppose it would be the day I rescued a new-born baby from a poisonous snake, heard the news of my mother’s death and encountered my first ghost... Veterinary surgeon Clara Benning is young and intelligent, but practically a recluse. Disfigured by a childhood accident, she lives alone and shies away from human contact wherever possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By Sue on 01-04-11

Excellent story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-11

An enthralling well read story, but not for anybody with a snake phobia. An unusual plot well worth listening to. I will definitely down load another book by this author.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful