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  • Blood Work

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terrell McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement, renovating the fishing boat he lives on in Los Angeles Harbor. But McCaleb's calm seas turn choppy when a story in the "What Happened To?" column of the LA Times brings him face-to-face with the sister of the woman whose heart now beats in his chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great narration

  • By Caro on 02-06-15

Terry isn't as good as Bosch

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-19

Your bog standard macho stuff that just doesn't match up to Bosch - wouldn't bother with another one

  • Through It All I've Always Laughed

  • Memoirs of Count Arthur Strong
  • By: Count Arthur Strong
  • Narrated by: Count Arthur Strong
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Count Arthur Strong reads the story of his extraordinary journey from his humble early years as the only son of a contortionist in wartime Doncaster to the dizzy heights and excesses of fame as one of the shining lights of popular entertainment. Count Arthur Strong is a show business legend, after-dinner speaker and a leading authority on Ancient Egypt, having been stationed there during his nation service. He has countless friends in the showbiz world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • through it all I have always laughed.

  • By Phil D on 19-04-15

I usually enjoy his work but...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-19

A few funny moments but for the most part it felt laboured and rehashed to me

  • Hall of Mirrors

  • Bryant and May, Book 15
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

The year is 1969, and 10 guests are about to enjoy a weekend at Tavistock Hall. The guests also include detectives Arthur Bryant and John May - undercover, in disguise and tasked with protecting Monty Hatton-Jones, a whistle-blower turning Queen’s evidence in a massive bribery trial. The house’s owner - a penniless, dope-smoking aristocrat - is intent on selling the estate to a secretive millionaire, but the weekend has only just started when the millionaire goes missing, and murder is on the cards....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant books

  • By Mr on 22-04-18

Not one of his best

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

As much as I love Bryant and May - this particular story didn't quite capture my imagination and I wasn't in a hurry to finish it

  • Good Morning, Midnight

  • Dalziel and Pascoe Series, Book 21
  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Shaun Dooley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Like father like son....But heredity seems to have gone a gene too far when Pal Maciver's suicide in a locked room exactly mirrors that of his father 10 years earlier. In each case, accusing fingers point towards Pal's stepmother, the beautiful, enigmatic Kay Kafka. But she turns out to have a formidable champion: Mid-Yorkshire's own super-heavyweight, Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant listen

  • By Rachel on 13-04-13

N ot one of his best

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

Reviewed: 27-07-18

I struggled to stay interested - boring story and rather badly read by Shaun Dooley

  • The Soul of Discretion

  • Simon Serrailler Book 8
  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672

The cathedral town of Lafferton seems idyllic, but in many ways it is just like any other place. As part of the same rapidly changing world, it shares the same hopes and fears, and the same kinds of crime, as any number of towns up and down the land.When one day DC Simon Serrailler is called in by Lafferton's new Chief Constable, Kieron Bright, he is met by four plainclothes officers. He is asked to take the lead role in a complex, potentially dangerous undercover operation and must leave town immediately.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's dark, this one

  • By Sal on 08-10-14

If I could give half a star I would

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Couldn't even finish this - so, so bad. I'm not complaining about the narrator but the content. This book has all the depth of a puddle.

  • The Body in the Thames

  • A Thomas Chaloner Adventure, Book 6
  • By: Susanna Gregory
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

In the dilapidated surroundings of the Savoy, a delegation from the Netherlands is gathered in a last ditch attempt to secure peace. Thomas Chaloner is horrified at the violent aggression shown to the Dutch by ordinary Londoners, but he is more worried by the dismissive attitude with which they are greeted by the King's officials. Then the body of his former brother-in-law is found in the Thames, and Chaloner discovers enigmatic clues pointing to a motivation for his murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Sleepyhobbit on 05-05-15

Thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-12-17

I was gripped from the beginning to the end and will definitely try another in the series.

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  • A Morbid Taste For Bones

  • By: Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

In 1137 the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acquire the remains of Saint Winifred for his Benedictine order. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to her final resting place in Wales, where they find the villagers passionately divided by the Benedictines' offer for the saint's relics. Canny, wise and all too worldly, Cadfael isn't surprised when this taste for bones leads to bloody murder. The leading opponent to moving the grave has been shot dead with a mysterious arrow, and some say Winifred herself dealt the blow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Morbid Taste For Bones

  • By Dee on 14-04-13

Loved the tv show but.....

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Probably the awful attempts Welsh accents in this that made it an unbearable listen will return

  • The Outrun

  • By: Amy Liptrot
  • Narrated by: Tracy Wiles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

At the age of 30, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life. As she spends her mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, her days tracking Orkney's wildlife, and her nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy discovers how the wild can restore life and renew hope.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An important listen, but a little haphazard

  • By Suswati on 23-09-17

Not even sure that the story warrants 1 star

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Gave it a good hour listen a d had no idea what it was about - dreadful

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  • The Birdwatcher

  • By: William Shaw
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Police Sergeant William South has a reason for not wanting to be on the murder investigation. He is a murderer himself. But the victim was his only friend - like him, a passionate birdwatcher. South is warily partnered with the strong-willed Detective Sergeant Alexandra Cupidi, newly recruited to the Kent coast from London. Together they find the body, violently beaten, forced inside a wooden chest. Only rage could kill a man like this. South knows it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A twist in the tail

  • By Rogayah on 28-07-16

Really well narrated

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Great story, read really well - I was so gripped I was even looking for more ironing to do so I could carry on listening

  • Whisky from Small Glasses

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,636

DCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town, as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling Scottish crime novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently read.

  • By fiona on 19-03-17

I gave up

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

We had long journey to Edinburgh Fringe ahead and lined up this story for the journey. Needless to say, even with a captive audience this. couldn't hold our interest
Gory details of the murder victims but a banal story
Will be returning this one

0 of 1 people found this review helpful