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Trish

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  • Lie Down with Lions

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Emma Fenney
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

When Jane is caught in a deadly love triangle between rival spies Ellis and Jean-Pierre, she becomes entangled in a web of lust, hatred and deception, which sweeps all three of them from terrorist conspiracies in Paris to all-out guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan. Jean-Pierre and Jane marry and go to work as doctors in the Valley of the Five Lions to help the rebels fighting for their freedom against the Russians. Confronted by extreme violence and danger, Jane desperately tries to get out of the line of fire. Then help comes, unexpectedly, in the form of her husband's greatest enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ken Follett at his best

  • By Trish on 09-11-18

Ken Follett at his best

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Compulsive listening, really entertaining full of suspense and drama. A real must read for all of Follett’s fans

  • The Light Years

  • Cazalet Chronicle, Volume 1
  • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 274

The tangled lives of three generations evoke a vanished world in this, the first volume of the Cazalet Chronicle. Home Place, Sussex, 1937. The English family at home.... For two unforgettable summers they gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of war. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A snapshot of pre-WW2 upper middle class life

  • By Knucklebones on 09-01-12

Slow and boring

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

Reviewed: 25-10-18

I was very disappointed with this book. I found it slow and hard to get in to. I struggled with the first 10 chapters and then gave up. Sadly, as I have had the book some time and only just got round to listening to it, it’s to late to return it. Teaches me not to leave books to long before I listen to them

  • The Secret Child

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443

Susie did something that she knows she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption, to keep her infidelity secret from her family. Louise, Susie's daughter, feels the effects of that decision echoing down through the years - her mother has always been difficult, too strict with her but not strict enough with her sister, Grace, who is wild and out of control. And Danny, Susie's husband, adores her but has always sensed something wrong at the heart of their marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really thought provoking story

  • By Frances Locke on 25-02-18

A really good read

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

From the first page I was captivated by the characters and storyline. A real must read and definitely up with the rest of Kerry’s fab books

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Just One More Day

  • By: Susan Lewis
  • Narrated by: Coleen Prendergast
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

In 1960s Bristol, a family is overshadowed by tragedy. While Susan, a typically feisty seven-year-old, is busy being brave, her mother, Eddress, is struggling for courage. Though bound by an indestructible love, their journey through a world that is darkening with tragedy is fraught with the kind of misunderstandings that bring as much laughter as pain, and as many dreams as nightmares. How does a child cope when faced with a wall of adult secrets?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unputdownable

  • By Trish on 14-04-18

Unputdownable

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

Reviewed: 14-04-18

Loved this inspiring book. So much love, humour and sadness of a mother and daughter dealing with life and it’s tragic outcome. A MUST read

  • Shadows

  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

As a female cop walking the mean streets of Manchester, life can be tough for PC Lucy Clayburn. But when one of the North West's toughest gangsters is your father, things can be particularly difficult. When Lucy's patch is gripped by a spate of murder-robberies, the police are quick to action. Yet when it transpires that the targets are Manchester's criminal underworld, attitudes change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By mike duxbury on 22-10-17

Captivating

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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: 11-04-18

A real page turner, Paul certainly knows how to keep you involved in all his books. Never lets me down

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tiger in the Well

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583

Sally is 25, and somebody wants to destroy her. She receives divorce papers from a man she has never met, let alone married - yet this trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, with a gun if necessary, for the freedom of her family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thrills and suspense, Victorian style.

  • By Jean on 29-03-11

Exceptional Read

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

These books have been well written and performed exceptionally well. I would recommend the series hole heartedly

  • The Secret Mother

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Tessa Markham comes home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children. Not anymore. She doesn’t know who the little boy is or how he got there.After contacting the police, Tessa comes under suspicion for snatching the child. She must fight to prove her innocence. But how can she convince everyone she’s not guilty when even those closest to her are questioning the truth? And when Tessa doesn’t even trust herself...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really great story. not predictable. gripping

  • By Carole on 26-11-17

Outstandingly good read

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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: 12-01-18

The best read in a very long time . The narrator was incredible , such read with such emotion when . Truly a must read

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Dragon Tattoo Series, Book 4
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,210
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,996
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,999

Mikael Blomkvist is contacted by renowned scientist Professor Balder. Fearing for his life, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Lisbeth Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters that will soon bring terror to the streets of Stockholm, the Millennium team....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Dear!

  • By mollyeyre on 05-09-15

Far to involved

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-15

I have to return this unfinished. I think one would need to be computer savant to understand what the book is about. I am very disappointed as I had expected it to be as good as the previous books in this series.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Stalkers

  • By: Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

Time's up. You're Next. "All he had to do was name the woman he wanted. It was that easy. They would do all the hard work. "Detective Sergeant Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg is investigating the disappearance of 38 different women. Each one was happy and successful until they vanished without a trace. Desperate to find her missing sister, Lauren Wraxford seeks out Heck's help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Cliffhanger to the end...

  • By wixey on 24-08-13

Entertaining to the end.

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

Reviewed: 29-04-15

One of the best books I've read in a very long time, now I just need to get the next instalment.

  • The Final Minute

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 452

'It's night, and I'm in a strange house. The lights are on and I'm standing outside a half-open door. Feeling a terrible sense of foreboding, I walk slowly inside. And then I see her. A woman lying sprawled across a huge double bed. She's dead. There's blood everywhere. And the most terrifying thing of all is that I think her killer might be me ...'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of kernick's best.

  • By Steven on 18-01-15

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: 18-04-15

Thoroughly enjoyable read a must if you like suspense. I will be reading more of his books in the future.