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  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,482
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,080

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Strikes the spot again

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

Reviewed: 21-10-18

Absolutely thrilling book as usual, Strike and Robin are a brilliant combination long may they continue sleuthing.

  • This Was a Man

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining rollicking melodrama

  • By Kirstine on 08-11-16

Oh my goodness I am bereft!!!

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

Reviewed: 29-11-16

I stumbled across the Clifton Chronicles book 1 as a free read from Audio, I have not had a book which pulled me in so deeply for a long time. I have laughed, cried, gasped and actually yelled noo out loud on a busy street due to these books and this final one left me sobbing in my kitchen. So glad I'd run out of books and credit and opted to try a free one but what on earth will come even remotely close to matching it?

  • Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

When the bomb goes off, how many passengers on the Buckingham lose their lives? You will only find out if you read the opening chapter of  Mightier than the Sword. When Harry visits his publisher in New York, he's told that he's been elected the new president of English PEN and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in a Russian gulag in Siberia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still no ending?

  • By mollyeyre on 02-03-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 17-11-16

I am bereft! What will I do without the Cliftons and Barringtons in my life?!

  • Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219

1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!!

  • By josephine on 18-06-13

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

What a way to finish!!! Absolutely brilliant series, kept me gripped from start to finish.

  • Only Time Will Tell

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,397

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story-telling

  • By Kirstine on 16-06-11

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 28-10-16

Got this as a free download, enjoyed it so much I've purchased the rest of the series. Not my usual style of book, but so glad I'd run out of credits and just finished a book otherwise I may never have tried it.

  • Let the Devil Sleep

  • By: John Verdon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

The most decorated homicide detective in NYPD history, Dave Gurney, is trying to adjust to his life of quasi-retirement when a young woman who is producing a documentary on a notorious murder spree seeks his counsel. Soon after, Gurney begins feeling threatened: a razor-sharp hunting arrow lands in his yard, and he narrowly escapes serious injury in a booby-trapped basement. As things grow more bizarre, he finds himself reexamining the case of The Good Shepherd, which 10 years before involved a series of roadside shootings and a rage-against-the-rich manifesto.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dave Gurney returns!

  • By anura33 on 07-04-13

Another Brilliant Listen

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

I'm picking books a new way as I've run out of authors so going with anything read by Jeff Harding - John Vardon doesn't disappoint can't wait to read more. Great characters, well written enthralling plots. So far my strategy is paying off.

  • The Whisperers

  • By: John Connolly
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

The border between Maine and Canada is porous. Anything can be smuggled across it: drugs, cash, weapons, people. Now a group of disenchanted former soldiers has begun its own smuggling operation, and what is being moved is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men's hearts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • truly amazing read

  • By kay on 26-08-13

Love this series!!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

I cannot recommend this author and the Charlie Parker series highly enough. The characters are so alive you live every moment with them. Heaven help anyone who interrupts when I'm listening. I have to say though that Jeff Harding makes any book come to life, there's been many an author I've loved but can't listen to because of the narrator. I think Jeff could read me a shopping list!!

  • No Time for Goodbye

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467

On the morning she will never forget, suburban teenager Cynthia Archer awakes with a nasty hangover and a feeling she is going to have an even nastier confrontation with her mom and dad. But when she leaves her bedroom, she discovers the house is empty, with no sign of her parents or younger brother Todd. In the blink of an eye, without any explanation, her family has simply disappeared.Twenty-five years later Cynthia is still haunted by unanswered questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Linwood Barclay is Quality. Never disappoints

  • By Andy on 10-09-15

Gripping from start to finish!!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-15

Wow what a book, recommended by a friend who even a few years after reading it could still give me the storyline, having just finished it I can see why. Solid, likeable characters and a plot that you can't second guess. Best book I've had in a long time.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Killing 2

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

Thirty nine steps rose from the busy road of Tuborgvej into Mindelunden, with its quiet graves and abiding bitter memories. Lennart Brix, head of the Copenhagen homicide team, felt he’d been walking those most of his life. Beneath the entrance arch, sheltering from the icy rain, he couldn’t help but recall that first visit almost fifty years before. A five-year-old boy, clutching the hand of his father, barely able to imagine what he was about see…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing till the end

  • By Jill on 18-01-13

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 09-07-13

Would you consider the audio edition of The Killing 2 to be better than the print version?

Yes because I could get things done whilst listening to it and can listen anytime.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sara Lund is so well written as are all the characters but Thomas the politician could have a book to himself his character I so alive.

What does Christian Rodska bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His characterisation and vocals make the book so easy to listen to and draw you in, you forget that he's male as he reads.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some parts made me laugh out loud they were so well written / orated.

Any additional comments?

More David Hewson please.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stonehenge Legacy

  • By: Sam Christer
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

Eight days before the summer solstice, a man is butchered in a blood-freezing sacrifice on the ancient site of Stonehenge before a congregation of robed worshippers. Within hours, one of the world's foremost treasure hunters has shot himself in his country mansion. And to his estranged son, young archaeologist Gideon Chase, he leaves a cryptic letter...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Misled by the publisher's description

  • By Ian on 04-09-12

Brilliant accident

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I downloaded this book having muddled my authors, I'm so glad I did! Well written gripping, with plausible characters and plot. The main characters of this book can run and run. I am now searching for more titles by this author. A mention has to be made of the narrator as so often you get a good book only for the readers inflection to put you off so David Thorpe has also been added to my search list.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful