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  • Wrong Way Home

  • By: Isabelle Grey
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 415

A cold case leads DI Grace Fisher on the hunt for the most dangerous killer of her career - but after 25 years, can she really be sure she will get to the truth? The same night a local hero saved two people from the burning Marineland resort in Southend, a young woman was raped and murdered minutes from the scene of the fire, the culmination of a series of brutal rapes in the town. The killer was never found. Twenty-five years on, new DNA techniques have blown the cold case open. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Cathryn B. on 10-07-18

Good book but

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

Reviewed: 20-05-19

Not for me a page turner, but lots of red herrings, so finished book to find out who dunnit

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,222

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

Different

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-19

Unusual story for a whodunnit not many murders etc, story nearly ruined by the narrative, but kept you guessing until the end

  • Cry Wolf

  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Jake Barton is an American engineer, Gareth Swales a stylish Englishman with a nose for a quick deal. Both have always moved from one escapade to another. Now, as Mussolini prepares to annihilate the people of Ethiopia, the two adventurers come up against Vicky Camberwell, the beautiful but fiery reporter bent on espousing their cause. Striking a bargain with a beleaguered Ethiopian prince, the trio dares to run gauntlet, guns and a batch of run-down armoured cars in a final, desperate gamble for freedom....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Jack Russell s in France on 28-04-19

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-19

Throughly enjoyed this book, a good change from my normal choices, a little far fetched in places, but Wilbur Smith never disappoints a good read

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  • The Slaughter Man

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

On New Year’s Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon is a gun for stunning cattle, leading Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard’s Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man. But the Slaughter Man is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Ad the bad on 23-09-15

Riveting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-19

For once pleased to be ill as I could listen non stop to this book. One of the best I have listened to for a long time.

  • Crime on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena, Book 1
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she's been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she's out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful Narration

  • By Jennie Georgina on 05-09-17

Rather obvious plot badly read, could not wait to get it finished

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

Reviewed: 23-04-19

An already weak plot spoilt by an awful narrative, one to avoid very disappointing and best forgotten

  • The Man from St Petersburg

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

It is just before the outbreak of World War I, and Britain must enlist the aid of Russia. Czar Nicholas' nephew is to visit London for secret naval talks with Lord Walden, who has lived in Russia and has a Russian wife, Lydia. But there are other people who are interested in the arrival of Prince Alexei: the Waldens' only daughter, Charlotte - wilful, idealistic, and with an awakening social conscience; Basil Thompson, head of the Special Branch; and, above all, Feliks Kschessinky, the ruthless Russian anarchist. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read! Great Reader!

  • By JD on 23-08-18

Good book

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

Reviewed: 12-03-19

Very enjoyable book, difficult to put down. Little far fetched in places but good story

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • War of the Wolf

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home, but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn’t have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country, invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Audible got this very wrong

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-10-18

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-18

Excellent book Bernard at his best, couldn’t put it down, one could really feel the atmosphere

  • A Column of Fire

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412

Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another masterpiece

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-09-17

Absolutely brilliant

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

A great book, one of ken follets best. Had great difficulty in not listening to it. The story within a story , the readers different accents etc. Sorry when I came to the end of it. Waiting for the next book

  • Perfect Prey

  • DI Callanach, Book 2
  • By: Helen Fields
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

In the midst of a rock festival, a charity worker is sliced across the stomach. He dies minutes later. In a crowd of thousands, no one saw his attacker. The following week, the body of a primary school teacher is found in a Dumpster in an Edinburgh alley, strangled with her own woolen scarf. DI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach have no motive and no leads - until around the city, graffitied on buildings, words appear describing each victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very different and totally absorbing

  • By Roger Catto on 31-08-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 22-02-18

One of the best books I have listened to for some time. I will be listening to others from this author

  • Severed

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Panting
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 394

When former soldier Dan Tyler wakes up in a strange room on a bed covered in blood, with no idea how he got there, he thinks he's stepped into someone else's nightmare. But he's wrong. This is reality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listened start to finish non stop...KNACKERED!

  • By Glynn on 27-06-08

More of the same

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

Reviewed: 20-02-18

Fast moving, I got a bit bored of him feeling sorry for himself, but overall not bad

0 of 1 people found this review helpful