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  • Mercy

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582

The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Mercy, Scandinavia’s new bestselling crime phenomenon. Read by the actor Steven Pacey. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danish Noire superbly read by Steven Pacey

  • By Nick on 08-02-13

Great characters, great story and superb narration

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

Reviewed: 16-05-17

Thank you to the person who recommended Department Q stories. They are wonderful, interesting stories and the three main characters are unique and always surprising. I can't wait for book 7.
Steven Pacey is an incredible narrator, all the characters had different accents, you knew immediately who was speaking. Shame he wasn't on Book 6 although I totally enjoyed that too.
Looking for Nordic detective novels you must try these.

  • Persuasion

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

A moving love story displaying all of Austen's signature wit and ironic narrative style. Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma, completing it in August 1816.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why not use an English voice artist?

  • By SecretShopper on 31-03-16

Cheap but not worth the cut price

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

Reviewed: 28-03-17

I have yet to hear it all. I have no idea what the reader is doing but it is very difficult to listen to for very long at a time. I keep starting it and the droan, funny accent, changing voice is so off putting I give up. Will guard against books by this reader in the future.

  • The Hypnotist

  • By: Lars Kepler
  • Narrated by: Eamonn Riley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 100

You need clues. You need time. You need a motive. You won’t have any of them.When a whole family is murdered in Stockholm, Detective Inspector Joona Linna knows there is only one person who can help find the perpetrator. Erik Maria Bark, retired hypnotist, is called in to work with Josef Ek, a fifteen-year-old boy who witnessed the brutal murder of his family.Following a series of accusations by his patients, Erik is reluctant to return to his craft but makes an exception for Joseph Ek

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Confused Drivel .

  • By George on 20-12-14

Great story in Steig Larsson mould

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

The story is very dark and touches on difficulty situations, it has twists and reveals all the way through. It starts so simply you think you know where it is going. Can't wait for the next book. Can't recommend highly enough. Finally a Millenium Series heir.

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 1-3
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 1 - 3: MURDER ON THAMES, MYSTERY AT THE MANOR and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable easy listening

  • By C on 06-11-16

Cosy Crime at its best

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Storyline of two people who don't want to be involved in crime coming together works well. The characters, setting and forging of friendship hopefully leaves the series open for more stories, thoroughly enjoyed both so far.

  • The Confession

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245

An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. For every innocent man sent to prison, there is a guilty one left on the outside. He doesn't understand how the police and prosecutors got the wrong man, and he certainly doesn't care. He just can't believe his good luck. Time passes and he realizes that the mistake will not be corrected: the authorities believe in their case and are determined to get a conviction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “Edge-of the-seat” legal drama

  • By Kirstine on 11-02-17

Falls apart in the middle

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

Reviewed: 02-02-17

I loved the premise but after the conviction the rest of the book drooped. Usual great characterisation, subjects of death row, appeals, etc were interesting. It almost seemed as though it was two stories.

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  • The Last Juror

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

In 1970, one of Mississippi’s more colorful weekly newspapers, The Ford County Times, went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim, until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details, and his newspaper began to prosper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful

  • By Elizabeth on 31-08-15

Southern Justice

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

Reviewed: 22-01-17

I lived in the Southern States of America and recognize the food, culture, churches, race differences John Grisham wraps around this story of rape and murder. Atmospheric, well plotted with interesting characters. Enjoyed the listen.

  • Into the Darkest Corner

  • By: Elizabeth Haynes
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Dizzything on 26-03-12

Awful - I gave up really early

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

Reviewed: 21-09-16

The writing was distracting the story disjointed and the accent of the reader off pointing. Sorry but this is the only book I have ever given up on. Not worth the £1.99 daily deal.

  • In the Unlikely Event

  • By: Judy Blume
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

She held the baby close, feeling the warmth of his little body, kissing his soft cheek. He looked right into her eyes. Outside the window, the wing broke away from the plane. Then they were falling...falling diagonally out of the sky. When three planes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey, within the space of three months in the early 1950s, Newark airport was closed for a year. Each of these disasters was devastating not only for those onboard, but also for the close-knit community of people on the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, beautifully narrated

  • By Anne M on 11-06-15

Slice of 50's based on real tragedy

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

What a great story that is based on three aeroplane crashes? Sounds awful but the amazing storytelling brings the characters in 1950's American to life. Anachronistic references were so interesting. Highly recommend.

  • Among the Wicked

  • A Kate Burkholder Novel
  • By: Linda Castillo
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural upstate New York to assist in a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Unable to penetrate the wall of silence between the Amish and English communities, the sheriff asks Kate to travel to New York, pose as an Amish woman, and infiltrate the community. Kate's longtime love interest, State Agent John Tomasetti, is dead set against her taking on such an unorthodox assignment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conclusion really disappointing

  • By Anne on 23-08-16

Conclusion really disappointing

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

Reviewed: 23-08-16

I love Linda Castillo stories. Love the characters and settings. This story did not hold up Kate Burkholder managed to get over every object put in her way, not believable, and the conclusion made it clear that she wouldn't have lasted five minutes in that hostile environment. Disappointing.

  • A Place of Execution

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Paddy Glynn
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694

In the Peak District village of Scarsdale, 13-year-old girls didn’t just run away. So when Alison Carter vanished in the winter of '63, everyone knew it was a murder. Catherine Heathcote remembers the case well - a child herself when Alison vanished. Now a journalist, she persuades DI George Bennett to speak of the hunt for Alison. But when a fresh lead emerges, Bennett tries to stop the story - plunging Catherine into a world of buried secrets and revelations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 'Nice'

  • By Kathleen M Moon on 18-12-15

Different Val McDermid - great ending

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

Reviewed: 28-04-16

Any additional comments?

I have listened to a lot of Val McDermid and some of the subjects are disturbing. This book is different, still investigative, great characters and an ending that surprises. Now looking at more titles that aren't Tony Hill.

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