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  • The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae, Book 9)

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Close of the Bone and A Song for the Dying. One mistake can cost you everything…When you catch a twisted killer there should be a reward, right? What Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae gets instead is a ‘development opportunity' out in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire. Welcome to divisional policing - catching drug dealers, shop lifters, vandals and the odd escaped farm animal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I persevered

  • By Colette on 23-01-15

Logan McRae wins the day

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

Reviewed: 18-04-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. if the author continues to cut out the swearing. I have listened to the first four books. I love the plots, the twists and turns, the relationship between McRae and DI Steele. But I gave up because of the constant swearing, I only downloaded this book because someone had noted there was less swearing. I really enjoy this series I become involved with the characters and their lives.so hope to be able to enjoy more of them

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae, Book 9)?

Now if I answered that I would be giving the plot away. anyway it was a really good story, so it would be hard to pick one moment out

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I really enjoyed the glimpse into the life of a rural cop. From the spray painter to the old lady in the bath. I read a review that complained about this, but I found it made Logan's life more realistic

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Since I finished it at 3am this morning I can honestly say yes .However I didn't I was very good and paced myself, but just had to know how things turned our, hence the "night shift"

  • Parting Shot

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused's family. He's heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. The whole town is outraged that he got off lightly, but for reasons Cal can't explain he accepts the job. Then Cal finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Promise Falls Final

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-04-17

"It's 2 in the morning, but just one more chapter'

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

Would you listen to Parting Shot again? Why?

Definately, a strong storyline, very believable characters and fast paced novel

What did you like best about this story?

When Duckworth found out what his son had tattooed on his arm.

What does Jeff Harding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Wonderful voice, has the right blend of authority, excitement and ability to make so many characters sound like individuals

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending, that really got me, didn't expect it, but thinking about it, it was the only way to finish it.

Any additional comments?

Only the second book I 've listened to, but he has become one of my faviourite authors. Highly recommend this book

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  • Too Close to Home

  • By: Linwood Barclay
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

When the Cutter family's next-door-neighbours, the Langleys, are gunned down in their house one hot August night, the Cutters' world is turned upside down. That violent death should have come so close to them is shocking enough in suburban Promise Falls, but at least the Cutters can console themselves with the thought that lightning is unlikely to strike twice in the same place. Unless, of course, the killers went to the wrong house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A riveting listen

  • By Kirstine on 30-01-11

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

What did you like most about Too Close to Home?

Such a gripping story I honestly can't separate one particular part.

What other book might you compare Too Close to Home to, and why?

I would be disappointed if I could do so. This is a stand alone gripping novel. Tight characters, runaway storyline that even I couldn't guess who the murderer was until nearly the end, and that is very,very unusual.

What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Brilliantly read, constantly amazed, not only that the range of vioces, how the voices add so much to the character. Listening adds to the book, makes it come alive, but does not limit my imagination, as watching on TV dies.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Ellen told Jim she would not be able to get through the crisis without him

Any additional comments?

Thus us the first Linwood Barclay book I have listened too. Will be adding him to my must read list.

  • The Scarecrow: Jack McEvoy, Book 2

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the LA Times as the newspaper grapples with dwindling readership and revenues, he's got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school who couldn't find the police station if it was right next door to the Times, which it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner from Michael Connelly

  • By Kurt on 29-05-09

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

Would you listen to The Scarecrow: Jack McEvoy, Book 2 again? Why?

Definitely, loved it, so many twists and turns. I loved THE POET and this was up to standard.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a bit like asking which part of the dessert you liked best. It's the combination of flavours and textures that make it. Same with a book, the plot, sub plot characters, writing, all combine to make the book just right

Have you listened to any of Peter Giles’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes, I like him . Very clear diction, pleasant tone

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Indeed it was. So glad iI was ill and had an excuse to stay in bed and listen to it!

Any additional comments?

Hope this is not the last of Jack and Rachel. They work well together Rachel so analytical, Jack, jumping in with inspiration and feelings, great couple.

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  • No Man's Land

  • John Puller, Book 4
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

John Puller is the US Army's most tenacious investigator, but he is not equipped to face the truth about his mother's disappearance 30 years ago. New evidence has come to light suggesting that Puller's father - a highly decorated army veteran - may have murdered his wife. When Puller's friend, intelligence operative Veronica Knox, arrives on the scene, he realizes that there is far more to this case than he first thought. He knows that nothing will prevent him from discovering what really happened to his mother - even if it means proving that his father is a killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Look out Jack Reacher!

  • By Carôle on 29-11-16

3am, I need to sleep, just one more chapter

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

Would you consider the audio edition of No Man's Land to be better than the print version?

No, I lose myself in a book, audible or print, I am there! I smile, I jump I cry, I get angry. The best advantage of the audible is I can do others things, I can garden, do my housework etc. ( and sneak it under the covers when insomnia strikes)

What other book might you compare No Man's Land to, and why?

I doubt I would have finished it if it reminded me of another book. This is the fourth in the series and all are different, fresh and exciting.

Have you listened to any of Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes very professional. It was like welcoming home old friends.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Unfortunately yes. I kept promising myself, just one more chapter, but, with so much going on I needed to do just one more. Gave up at 4 am. Insomnia has it's advantages

Any additional comments?

One on the characteristics of a good writer is to make an outrageous situation believable. Here is Paul " made" to be a cross between the Incredible Hulk and the bionic man. Not only did I believe it, but was "rootin" for him. Hoping he and Puller would meet up and work together. Did they? Listen and learn

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye

  • Harry Bosch, Book 19
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,012
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011

Only Harry Bosch can uncover LA's darkest secrets in this new gripping thriller from global best seller Michael Connelly. Read by Titus Welliver, star of Bosch. 'What do you want me to do?' Bosch asked again. 'I want you to find someone for me,' Vance said. 'Someone who might not have ever existed.' Harry Bosch is working as a part-time detective in the town of San Fernando outside of Los Angeles when he gets the invitation to meet with the ageing aviation billionaire Whitney Vance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and performance

  • By Markus on 10-01-17

Never a dull moment

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

Where does The Wrong Side of Goodbye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

First class story, or I should say stories. Bosch juggles two cases, the story jumps between the two, this means you are kept waiting to know the next discovery. Very cleverly done.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wrong Side of Goodbye?

When the female detective goes missing and the hunt reveals nothing. Has she been killed? Is she being held prisoner? If so will she be found in time?

Which scene did you most enjoy?

This is a really good story, I enjoyed every minute of it. Michael Connelly is a master story teller. His characters are real, the story tight and so believable, it is fast paced and exciting.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Neither, but my heart was in my mouth on more than one occasion.

Any additional comments?

If you like fast paced detective novels highly recommend this book.

  • Never Never

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Federay Holmes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

When Sydney police department sex crimes detective Harriet Blue is called into her boss' office, she never imagines it will be to tell her that her brother is the prime suspect in the brutal murders of three women. Shocked and in denial, Harry is transferred to Perth to avoid the media exposure this case will attract. Harry is sent into the outback - the never never - to investigate the disappearance of mine worker Danny Carter. The mining town is a seedy place, full of money and immoral ways to spend it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Nisha Patel on 17-01-19

How the mighty hath fallen

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

Reviewed: 11-10-16

What would have made Never Never better?

James Patterson is one of my favourite authors. I have read nearly all his books, held him up as an example of a great story teller who can write gripping books without the use of foul language......until now. The F word was used over and over b nearer all the characters, bad enough to read it, but to have it ring in my ears, enough said.

Any additional comments?

Please Mr Patterson, no more swearing

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  • 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 1,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,608

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

A heart wrenching story,

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

Reviewed: 25-07-16

Where does While My Eyes Were Closed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is way up there among the best.having had a teenager missing (thankfully for only a few hours) my heart ached for Lisa and her family. This is a raw heart tearing story of the agony parents go through when a child is taken

What did you like best about this story?

How the author was able to paint such a truly agonising picture of a family suffering the loss of a child. The guilt the fear, the anger is there in every page.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but it was a very polished performace

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely I was hooked from the very begining

Any additional comments?

I have recommended this book, it is such an emotional subject portrayed in a very real and sensitive way. Loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in Cabin 10

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 671

This was meant to be the perfect trip. The northern lights. A press launch on a luxury cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse and to work out what she wants from her relationship. Except things don't go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next-door cabin. But the records show that no one ever checked in to that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't bother

  • By Claire on 10-02-17

One for a long jiurney

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

Reviewed: 25-07-16

Would you listen to The Woman in Cabin 10 again? Why?

And again. This is a really exciting book. Lots of where and how's Did Lo imagine? If not then ???

What other book might you compare The Woman in Cabin 10 to, and why?

I have read other books where this situation arises, but can't think of one set on a boat.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Can't pick out one the whole book was one great story

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was so good I lost almost a nights sleep so anxious was I to find out what happened

Any additional comments?

I gave the story 4 points because I felt the culprit was so predictable. Guessed almost right away, kept hoping I was wrong, but alas I wasn't.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Games

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Two years ago Jack Morgan was in Rio consulting on security for the World Cup. The tournament went without a hitch. Until a man died in one of the executive hospitality suites during the final, and the autopsy showed the cause to be a rare and deadly virus. The story was kept from the media to avoid causing panic, but Jack feared that the death was no freak occurrence. Now the eyes of the world are once again turned towards Rio for the Olympic Games, and Jack is back in Brazil's beautiful capital.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • grate book

  • By Lara and dave on 27-02-17

Another great story from Patterson

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

What did you like most about The Games?

Everything, the plot the characters, the fact that the characters are given some history to make them 'real'. I particularly liked the time spent giving the history and discription of the slum dwellers, the discription of the very rich who live practically next door!

What did you like best about this story?

The way the plot unraveled, and the fact I was given both sides of the story. The "baddie" was not in fact evil, just a good man driven to extremes. I don't usually have sympathy for the villain, but I did this time

What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

Excellent, I am amazed at how the various voices and accents are so flawlessly done.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A must see

Any additional comments?

A great book, but why does Jack have to be so unlucky in love?