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  • Crime on the Fens

  • DI Nikki Galena, Book 1
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694

DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's gotten tough on the criminals she believes did this to her. Too tough. And now she's been given one final warning: make it work with her new sergeant, DS Joseph Easter, or she's out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator ruins this book

  • By Ann una Purcell on 10-02-19

Mixed feelings

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

Reviewed: 27-04-19

I did persevere with this book as the topic caught my interest but I’m afraid I did not enjoy the narration.
I’m not sure if I will go on to book 2 for this reason - if the same narrator is used.
I found the attempt to provide different voices for the characters rather unconvincing. The women all sounded harsh and shrill and often difficult to listen to and the narrator seemed rushed with sentences running into one another. I found myself listening to the intonation and trying to correct it in my mind rather than to the story. It’s a reflection on the strength of the story that I listened - eventually- to the end. Such a shame - I’ve just seen this narrator has read all the other books in this series so I won’t be buying them.

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,180

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By joanna Prendergast on 30-06-17

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 23-07-18

I enjoyed this book-it was very well read and full of detail. I did find the date introduction to every chapter a little tedious at times but it was useful to know which of the main characters was speaking in each chapter.

I’m afraid I guessed how the story was going to end long before we got there and that did make waiting for it to get there a little tedious at times. I think I may have read too many books. It was however a very well crafted story which left the reader feeling very satisfied at the end with no loose ends and I would like to read more by this author.

  • The Next Girl: Detective Gina Harte, Book 1

  • By: Carla Kovach
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Kennard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 264

Deborah Jenkins pulls her coat around her as she sets out on her short walk home in the pouring rain. But she never makes it home that night. And she is never seen again.

Four years later, an abandoned baby girl is found wrapped in dirty rags on a doorstep. An anonymous phone call urges the police to run a DNA test on the baby. But nobody is prepared for the results. The newborn belongs to Deborah. She’s still alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable story

  • By Yvonne on 26-05-18

Enjoyable story

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

Reviewed: 26-05-18

I enjoyed this story and it was well narrated. I did get a little irritated with the graphic descriptions of two characters with colds which carried on throughout the book. Frequent descriptions of noses being blown, mucus being cleared from throats, snot and sore noses did get a bit too much for me at times. It was also noticeable that several characters bit their bottom lips, ran their fingers through their hair and pressed their foreheads with some regularity. Having said that, I did enjoy the experience of listening to this and will try this author again.

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