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  • No Further Questions

  • By: Gillian McAllister
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church, Charlie Sanderson, Andy Cresswell, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of No Further Questions by Gillian McAllister, read by Imogen Church, Charlie Sanderson, Andy Cresswell, Jan Cramer, Penny Andrews, Cassie Layton, Rachael Beresford and Malk Williams. The police say she's guilty. She insists she's innocent. She's your sister. You loved her. You trusted her. But they say she killed your child. Whom do you believe? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Gabby on 15-07-18

Beautifully crafted moving story of terrible loss

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

I thought this book was beautifully written. The characters were so well defined and as a listener, I had great empathy for them. It is a very sad story and at times I felt myself close to tears. How easily things can go wrong and events can spiral. This book is very thought-provoking, who is to blame, it asks some very searching questions about responsibility and how people cope in difficult situations. The only niggle I had was the narrator for Martha I did find her style grating at times there were some very intonations that seemed out of sync with the narrative and context. All in all, I would recommend this book.

  • Snap

  • By: Belinda Bauer
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

On a stifling summer's day, 11-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. 'Jack's in charge,' she said. 'I won't be long.' But she never comes back. Three years later, mum-to-be Catherine wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note that says: 'I could have killed you'. Meanwhile Jack is still in charge - of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother. But the truth can be a dangerous thing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Belinda's words sound as well as they read

  • By Richard Latham on 09-06-18

This turned out to be a very peculiar book !

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

Reviewed: 22-10-18

I really don't know quiet what to say about this book other than it was very weird. It is such a strange story with very peculiar narration. I read the synopsis and really thought I would enjoy it as all the elements appeared to be there for a psychological thriller. Sadly the overview does not really reflect the book which is more police procedural than psychological thriller. Despite generally not enjoying this listen I did find some of the narrative amusing and clever. I think what really spoilt it for me was the narrator's style of female voices he really grated on me it was almost comedic at times and I just could not take what he was saying seriously.
Generally disappointed.

  • The Wife Before Me

  • A Twisty, Gripping Psychological Thriller
  • By: Laura Elliot
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found. Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together, they can help each other. Now, Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of. And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia. Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak

  • By Janice on 19-10-18

Awesome one of the best books I have listened to

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

I enjoyed every aspect of this book it tackles a very difficult subject sensitively whilst still remaining a gripping listen. I had a job to turn it off I was so engrossed in it. The characters are very well defined and I had enormous empathy for the woman and what they were put through. I loved the narrator and felt that she was the perfect choice for this book. All in all a tremendous listen.

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  • The Fear

  • By: C. L. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294

When Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life. But Mike wasn't what he seemed, and he left her life in pieces. Now 32, Lou discovers that he is involved with teenager Chloe Meadows. Determined to make sure history doesn't repeat itself, she returns home to confront him for the damage he's caused.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Isobel Vaughan on 17-04-18

A Great Traditional Psychological Thriller

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

I loved this book my first by this author. It was fast paced with lots of twists and turns and I had a job to turn it off. The narration was also very good. I really enjoyed the different time lines and how they wove together, all in all a great listen.

  • You Let Me In

  • By: Lucy Clarke
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Nothing has felt right since Elle rented out her house.... There's a new coldness. A shift in the atmosphere. The prickling feeling that someone is watching her every move from the shadows. Maybe it's all in Elle's mind? She's a writer – her imagination, after all, is her strength. And yet every threat seems personal. As if someone has discovered the secrets that keep her awake at night. As fear and paranoia close in, Elle's own home becomes a prison. Someone is unlocking her past – and she’s given them the key....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling, refreshingly original story!

  • By Miss on 15-11-18

Average story no real surprises

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

I thought this book was generally average. It started slow improved in the middle and had a predictable end. Unfortunately I guessed at the halfway point what the twist was and it rather spoilt the rest for me. It was also very hard to like any of the characters apart from Flynn, both the female leads were very un pleasant and I could not warm to them or empathise with their motivation. The narration was actually good.

  • Passenger 23

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Max Beesley, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Head, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,270

With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons' bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can't be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back... until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really Interesting stuff!!!

  • By lynsey on 22-12-15

Very Unpleasant Wish I had never Listened to it

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

Reviewed: 14-09-18

I really disliked this audio play and I wish I had never listened to it. The synopsis of this book did not reflect the content if it had I would not have purchased it. This was in my opinion a very unpleasant book with themes around abuse and torture. I did not enjoy the narration (audio play style). I should really have stopped listening about a third in however I persevered to the end and was left with some really unpleasant images that were hard to shift. Finally the actual story was very far fetched. All told an unpalatable piece of fiction.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Close Your Eyes

  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey, Kate Rawson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 471
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 435

A juicy, powerful listen featuring twin sisters who have drifted apart and the shocking family secrets that bind them.... Robin and Sarah weren't the closest of twins. They weren't even that similar. But they loved each other dearly. Until, in the cruellest of domestic twists, they were taken from one another. Now in her early 30s, Robin lives alone. Agoraphobic and suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days pacing the rooms of her house. The rest of the time she watches - watches the street, the houses, the neighbours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very very good

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-07-17

Gret Listen

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

Reviewed: 14-09-18

I enjoyed everything about this book. The characters were well drawn and the narration really suited the individual personalities. Overall a great listen and I would certainly read other books by this author.

  • Vox

  • By: Christina Dalcher
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just 100 words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and 70 million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This ain't no Handmaid's Tale

  • By Liz Scully on 22-08-18

A truly unpleasant book

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I found this book to be really unpleasant in all aspects. It certainly is no Handmaids Tale. The story never really goes anywhere and there is no tension in the unfolding of events. This book could have achieved so much more, that is the reason I kept listening hoping it would start to explore some of the concepts at the heart of the narrative. Essentially it skimmed over what could have been interesting plot lines and became a rather dull love story, I could not even like any of the characters. I hated the animal cruelty at the end and felt this had no purpose what so ever it added nothing at all to the final build up. I also found the narrator very irritating with a range of rather silly men's voices and a weird lapse into Italian. In summary I would not recommend this book and would probably never read another by the same author.

  • Believe Me

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers, Lorelei King, John Chancer, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 325

Claire Wright likes to play other people. A struggling British actress, in New York without a green card, Claire needs work. She takes the only part she's offered: as a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers, hired to entrap straying husbands, catching them on tape with their seductive propositions. The rules? Never hit on them directly. Make it clear you're available, but they have to proposition you, not the other way around. The firm is after evidence, not entrapment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't perform, act.

  • By MardiGras on 04-08-18

A rollercoaster thrilling listen, highly original

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

I loved JP Delaney's first book as it was such an original story so I had high hopes of Believe Me and I was not disappointed. By the end of part two I wanted to rate it six stars. This is such an original book and I loved the narration style which at times borders on audio drama. The plot is thought provoking and it had me guessing right until the end. My only criticism is the need to suspend disbelief around certain strands of the plot that just have to be accepted if the book is to be enjoyed. Overall a great listen and I can't wait for the next book.

  • The House We Grew Up In

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Karina Fernandez
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751

The Bird children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating it tears them apart. Many years later something will call them home, back to the house they grew up in - and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the house we grew up in

  • By AmyAlice on 02-12-13

Beautifully written heart warming listen

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

This was a lovely gentle story an ideal holiday read. As always Lisa Jewell's prose is well thought out and beautifully written. Dialogue between characters is always relevant and never becomes tedious. Lisa has a real gift for creating characters that the listener can care about. I became totally invested in the Bird family and how one tragic event created never ending ripples that affected everyone. The depiction of the Bird house was so evocative and its gradual decline along with Lorilei's mental health. The narration was excellent and really fitted with the tone of the book. Overall a great listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful