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Linda

Peterborough
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  • White Feathers

  • By: Susan Lanigan
  • Narrated by: Amy De Bruhn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

In 1913, young Irish emigrant Eva Downey is trapped in London with a remote father and hostile stepmother. When she is awarded a legacy from an old suffragette to attend a finishing school in Kent, she jumps at the chance. At the school, she finds kinship and later falls in love with her teacher Christopher Shandlin, her intellectual equal. But when war does break out, her fanatical and disapproving stepsister Grace forces a choice on Eva.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A different ending

  • By Linda on 28-02-19

A different ending

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

Reviewed: 28-02-19

I enjoyed the characters, the storyline and the narrator. But I just wanted a better ending. A story that needed another chapter I think.

  • 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 6,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,590

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

Want more!!!

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

Reviewed: 22-01-19

Loved the story, just didn’t want it to end. Robert Glenister really paints the picture with his many voices, till in a very short time the characters come alive.

  • Secret Santa

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series, Mystery Shorts 25
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 393

Bill Vokes has played Santa at the children's Christmas show for years. But with the show just hours away, he vanishes with no explanation. The whole village is baffled. Did something bad happen to loveable Bill, upstanding citizen, churchgoer, life and soul of the party and the holiday season? Jack and Sarah are on the case - and soon discover there are secrets about this Santa that no one could have imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really great listen all round!

  • By Julie on 16-01-18

More more more!

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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: 03-01-18

I love these stories, the characters, the village & Jack sounds so nice 😃 These mysteries are everyday type of things that could happen in any village. Please Neil Dudgeon read them all as soon as possible so we can enjoy listening to them.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,914
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,911

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

Wow what a thought provoking story!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

This is an amazing book packed full of ... everything: science, intrigue, history, technology, murder, love stories, religion, friendship, futuristic, fact, fiction & most definitely thought provoking. I didn't want it to end. The narrator made it come alive in every sense, so much so I couldn't put the book down - audibly speaking that is. To be honest, I think to actually sit down and read this book physically, would be a bit of hard work with all the technical data. But because your listening to the flowing dialogue, it all makes sense easily. I just know I will listen to this book again - and soon 😀

  • Life and Laughing

  • My Story
  • By: Michael McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Michael McIntyre
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,780

Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect performer of a life - I loved it!

  • By David on 30-10-10

What a really nice down to earth guy!

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

Was so honest, sad, true to life and fun to hear about his early beginnings: his start, strife, love life (or not) and his eventual success in all things. Marvellous autobiography.

  • Neil Dudgeon

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Star of ITV's Midsomer Murders Neil Dudgeon joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his narration of the Cherringham books, a cosy crime series set in a sleepy English village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From Midsomer to Cherringham

  • By Steven Emsley on 21-12-17

A really nice chap

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

Enjoyed listening to Neil telling us of his experiences of early acting career. And he seems like a really nice chap. A great interview.
I'm on 13 - 15 of The Cherringham stories, so crack on Neil with many more please.

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 1-3
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 1 - 3: MURDER ON THAMES, MYSTERY AT THE MANOR and MURDER BY MOONLIGHT.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable easy listening

  • By C on 06-11-16

Jack's a good guy😀

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

Reviewed: 28-01-17

Great stories and read by Neil Dudgeon almost perfectly. Reason being almost was because now and again he drops his voice and the words are lost slightly. Whether that's the sound quality I'm not sure. But these are good murder mysteries with unusual but lovable characters.

  • The Code Girls

  • By: Daisy Styles
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

It's 1941 and Britain is at war. For the aristocratic Walsingham family this means their grand home being taken over by the armed forces. But for newcomers Ava, Maudie and Bella, this is a chance for something more. Each is ready to do their part for the war effort and soon become firm friends. But Lord Edward Walsingham seems like he is hiding something. And although he may be clever, he might have met his match in Maudie and the girls....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Code girls

  • By Mouse2560 on 29-09-16

Love, tears and the sheer bloody hard graft of these girls

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

Reviewed: 22-01-17

Having read a previous book The Bombs Girls I thought this might be a bit too samey. And although bits were a tad similar, the storyline about their friendship, love, tears and the sheer bloody hard graft of these girls, really was something. The narrator Anne Dover is excellent, I love her gritty northern accent, her Norfolk brogue and her snooty posh girl voice, which makes it all such a delight to listen to.

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

Whodunnit in a whodunnit - clever

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

Reviewed: 18-01-17

Well if you're into whodunnits, this is the one for you. Another excellent story from Horowitz - brilliant. So many twists and turns made even better by the narrators, Alan and Samantha - bravo to you both. I didn't want it to end. If I could give it more than five stars, I would.

  • The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

A collection of four short stories from P. D. James, published together for the first time. As the acknowledged "Queen of Crime", P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write special short stories for Christmas. Four of the very best of these have been rescued from the archives and are published together. P .D. James' prose illuminates each of these perfectly formed stories, making them ideal listening for the darkest days of the year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We miss you PD

  • By Linda on 18-12-16

We miss you PD

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

Reviewed: 18-12-16

I have read and listened to all her books, seen all the televised ones lots of times and still wish she was with us to continue her intriguing tales. We miss you PD.

These are short (tho not too short) mysteries with Adam Dalglesh as a younger officer but still with his charm and clever thinking. Both Jenny Agutter (who will always be a Railway Child to me) and Daniel Weyman narrate so beautifully that I hate it when it ends. Very enjoyable and cracking good mysteries.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful