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  • No One Home

  • David Raker Missing Persons, Book 10
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Lorelei King
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

On Halloween night, the residents of Black Gale gather for a dinner party. As the only nine people living there, they've become close friends as well as neighbours. They eat, drink and laugh. They play games and take photographs. Except those photographs will be the last record of any of them. By the next morning, the whole village has vanished. With no bodies, no evidence and no clues, the mystery of what happened at Black Gale remains unsolved two and a half years on. But then the families of the missing turn to investigator David Raker - and their obsession becomes his.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fabulous book!

  • By MO on 27-05-19

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 15-06-19

A great series of books, well worth a listen.
For me this one was a touch unbelievable....though still an enjoyable companion on long car journeys.

  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,704
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,693

My name is Peter Grant, and until January, I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant original story great narrator

  • By valb on 05-08-11

Loved this listening experience

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

So good to hear this book read with an English accent. Exciting, nail biting and if you listen in the car....be prepared to drive till your car runs dry!!!

  • Hard Magic

  • Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant.

  • By HelgaCabbage on 14-08-11

A struggle....

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I bought this based on some of the postitive reviews, but to be honest I struggled with the narrative and the pace from the start.
Just a personal thing as I know lots of people love this book, but I struggled with it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You Were Gone

  • David Raker, Book 9
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Rachel Bavidge, Tom Burke
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 434

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of You Were Gone by Tim Weaver. Three days after Christmas, a woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with the name of investigator David Raker on it. She tells officers that Raker is her husband. When he turns up at the station, Raker is stunned. The woman looks exactly like his wife. She knows all about their marriage, their history, even private conversations the two of them had. There's just one problem: Raker's wife has been dead for eight years....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it

  • By Debs on 02-06-18

David Raker meets Derrin Raker....again!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

A great addition to this list of novels...although I guessed the protagonist initially....I left that theory behind only to be slapped around the face at the end....a great listen!!!

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Mageborn

  • By: Stephen Aryan
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

It's been 10 years since the Battlemage War, where thousands died as mages sundered the earth and split the sky. Habreel believes eradicating magic is the only way to ensure a lasting peace. He will do anything to achieve his goal, even if it means murdering every child born with the ability. As deaths involving magic increase and the seat of magical learning - the Red Tower - falls under suspicion, two students and one lawbringer must do everything they can to combat Habreel and his followers before magic disappears from the world for good.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A change of pace

  • By Skegg on 02-04-18

A great way to pass time

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

Reviewed: 23-05-18

Really enjoying this series of books, they are well read by the narrator and have helped me pass the time on long car journeys.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love finding a great new series

  • By Philip on 04-11-13

Surprisingly excellent

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

Reviewed: 17-09-14

I was prepared to be disappointed when I chose this book but it was surprisingly excellent. First time I had heard anything read by Chrstopher Ragland but really enjoyed his voice characterisations....if that is a word!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Final Detail

  • A Myron Bolitar Novel
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Myron Bolitar, sports agent and reluctant sleuth, is happily basking in the Caribbean sun with a beautiful woman he hardly knows. Interrupting this bliss, Win, his loyal but morally questionable sidekick, arrives to tell him that Esperanza, Myron's best friend and partner at MB SportsReps, has been arrested for the murder of a fallen baseball star and Bolitar client.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inflection

  • By Derek on 13-05-13

Inflection

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

Reviewed: 13-05-13

Really enjoyed the story but by the end the narrator's habit of making every sentence sound like a question with a rising inflection was irritating.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Vicious Circle

  • A Felix Castor Novel, Book 2
  • By: Mike Carey
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Felix Castor has reluctantly returned to exorcism after the case of the Bonnington Archive ghost convinced him that he really can do some good with his abilities. ("Good," of course, being a relative term when dealing with the undead.) But his friend Rafi is still possessed, the succubus Ajulutsikael (Juliet to her friends) still technically has a contract on him, and he's still dirt poor. Doing some consulting for the local constabulary helps pay the bills, but Castor needs a big, private job to really fill the hole in his overdraft.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Corgi with a soft 'g'

  • By Lesley on 11-03-13

Americ-glish

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-12

Excellent book and on the whole enjoyed it but also found it really annoying... Just a real shame that the narrator wasn't English as some of the pronunciation of everyday English idioms and phraseology was really poor....example being the comment about the 'London A to Zeee'!! Another example when the main character talks to people he says are from Essex and the narrator gives them some sort of hybrid Scouse/West Country accent!

However having said that I thought the narrator did a good job on mixing up character voices and females sounded female...so would recommend Michael Kramer if he was reading an American book!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful