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  • The Frighteners

  • By: Peter Laws
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent. He meets vampires, hunts werewolves in Hull, talks to a man who has slept on a mortuary slab to help him deal with a diagnosis, and is chased by a chainsaw-wielding maniac through a farmhouse full of hanging bodies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic journey into why we love to be scared.

  • By Lee Conway on 04-05-18

Fantastic book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-18

Funny, thought provoking, fascinating and informative. I loved every gruesome minute of it. Perfectly narrated too, as if the author is a lovely down to earth old friend. Full of all kinds of interesting stuff.

  • The Secret Mother

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

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

Engrossing.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I found this to be an engrossing and involving read which would appeal to anyone who enjoys a good mystery and likeable vivid characters, especially perhaps those who are parents. I did guess what had happened about three quarter s way through but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of it to the end. It made me interested to read more by this author. The narration was excellent too.

  • Don't Wake Up

  • By: Liz Lawler
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,129

A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller with a horrifying premise and a stinging twist. Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn't a doctor. The choice he forces her to make is utterly unspeakable. But when Alex re-awakens, she's unharmed - and no one believes her horrifying story. Ostracised by her colleagues, her family and her partner, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind. And then she meets the next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By artlover on 17-10-17

Average

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-18

This starts off interesting but it does go off the boil about a quarter of the way in. Some parts are fairly involving but several times I was tempted to abandon it. The writing is ok but very typical of this sort of thriller and ultimately rather by numbers. The narration is quite good except for a very annoying mispronunciation of "anaesthetist" and "anaesthetise" which is repeated about a dozen times and is a bit strange considering the narrator can pronounce "anaesthetic" properly. It's ok but I have read far better books of this type.

  • Blood Sisters

  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Zoe Thorne, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 651

Three little girls set off to school one sunny May morning. Within an hour one of them is dead. Fifteen years later Alison and Kitty are living separate lives. Kitty lives in a care home. She can't speak, and she has no memory of the accident that put her there or her life before it. Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface. But the surface is a lie. When a job in a prison comes up, she decides to take it - this is her chance to finally make things right. But someone is watching Kitty and Alison. Someone who wants revenge for what happened that day. And only another life will do....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By Ariana on 24-08-17

Entertains but . . . .

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-18

I did enjoy this book as I was reading it, and the parts of the story about the schoolgirls and the mystery of the accident, but by the end and after I had time to really think about it, there were areas that I found a bit unrealistic and one aspect that I found slightly distasteful concerning the way a Downs Syndrome person was portrayed. So really I have mixed feelings. However the narration was very good.

  • Just Haven't Met You Yet

  • The Bestselling Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy with an Ingenious Twist!
  • By: Cate Woods
  • Narrated by: Lara J. West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Perfect for fans of Milly Johnson, Paige Toon and Lucy Diamond. Percy James has everything a girl could want: a comfy flat, a steady relationship and a truly lovely group of friends. Then she is approached by Eros Tech. Eros is 'the future of love' - an agency that brings together soul mates using phone data. Percy has been identified as a match for one of Eros' superwealthy clients. The only problem is she already has a boyfriend...but what if this is destiny?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-17

Horrible

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-18

I thought this might be an amusing light read but unfortunately I had to abandon it after about two hours listening. It was narrated in the first person by someone totally unsuitable in my opinion who sounded years older than the main character was supposed to be and sounded incongruous. She also has an annoying habit of pausing in the wrong places in sentences. And I soon got bored and irritated by non stop trendy fashion and celebrity references that made the character seem empty headed and irritating. It would be a chore to get through this.

  • After I've Gone

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Emmy Rose, Helen Lloyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount receives the devastating news that she hasn't got long left to live. She doesn't hear it from a doctor, though. She discovers it when her Facebook timeline skips forward 18 months and family and friends start posting tributes to her - following her death.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By M. Mawson on 08-08-17

Enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-18

I really enjoyed this. The narrator added a lot to it which I suspect made it slightly better than the written version. An engrossing story and vivid characters which kept my interest all the way. I really cared about the main character and what happened to her. Possibly a little slow to start but well worth sticking with. Not everything is explained but it doesn't really matter.

  • Skellig

  • By: David Almond
  • Narrated by: David Almond
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital. But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes forever.…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!

  • By Clare on 04-12-13

Beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-17

Beautiful book. An unusual story with parts to make you laugh, cry and wonder. I am sixty years old and I loved this book to bits.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • His Bloody Project

  • By: Graeme Macrae Burnet
  • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Cameron Mowat
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086

A brutal triple murder in a remote Scottish farming community in 1869 leads to the arrest of 17-year-old Roderick Macrae. There is no question that Macrae committed this terrible act. What would lead such a shy and intelligent boy down this bloody path? Presented as a collection of documents, His Bloody Project opens with a series of police statements taken from the villagers, which offer conflicting impressions, throwing Macrae's motive and his sanity into question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much, Much Better than the Sample Suggests

  • By Alex on 18-11-16

Boring.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-17

Sorry, I wanted to like it but I just found it boring. And since there is no actual explanation of the murders it seems ultimately a bit pointless.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Long Walk

  • By: Stephen King, Richard Bachman
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

In the near future, where America has become a police state, 100 boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. The game is simple - maintain a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you're out - permanently.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good story but poor ending. end felt very rushed

  • By ben on 14-04-17

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-17

This book is so wonderfully narrated, it is a whole new experience listening to it as opposed to reading it. Kirby Heyborne really brings it to life and does the voices of all the poor boys so well. One of the best narrations,I have listened to. This book lends itself perfectly to an audio version. A sad tale really but captivating. You really feel every mile of hard road.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • While My Eyes Were Closed

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory, Maggie Mash, Gareth Bennett-Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,583

Dare you close your eyes for even a few seconds? One, two, three... Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to 100 during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter, Ella, is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By Ms on 26-03-16

Engrossing.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-17

Bearing in mind a couple of the other reviews I would say that there was not really an excessive amount of bad language in the book compared to most thrillers nowadays but that it was not really necessary in some places where it was used, and therefore jarred a bit. I would also agree that the narrator's voice for Liza was a little too old sounding for a woman supposedly in her 30s. But having said that, it didnt spoil it at all. And the book otherwise is absolutely gripping and was not what I was expecting. Not a run of the mill kidnap thriller at all. The characters were beautifully portrayed and the first person narrative worked brilliantly. The age thing aside, a minor nitpick, the narrators were all excellent. I couldn't wait to listen to the next part and then the next. I found it moving and engrossing, especially the little girl. Fab book.