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  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,897

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gentle but engaging

  • By Ms on 17-06-12

what a joy

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

Reviewed: 18-03-19

gentle, thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable. an innovative story about everyday characters putting a unique spin on every day events.

  • I Am Watching You

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,910
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,905

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Glowing Five Stars

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 23-10-17

disappointing formulaic book

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

Reviewed: 18-03-19

did a chat bot write this? it was so predictable I couldn't be bothered to finish. such a shame as the narration was a pleasure but the characterisation and plot were both so basic that I lost interest within a few chapters of the end when it became clear on the reveal that there were to be no surprises.
will probably swerve this author in future as I feel sure that anybody with any experience of crime novels would soon pick up on the heavy handedness of this storyline. Sorry but it is all been done before.

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,535
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,131

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • wow, was this overhyped

  • By Marie Murphy on 21-06-18

ambitious story lacked suspense or believability

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

Reviewed: 14-01-19

came close to giving up a few times. too many bad guys and no focus

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 1
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,843

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and likeable

  • By Dragon on 06-05-13

fabulous characters, well crafted story

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

find the Latin at the start of each section a little grating but otherwise a good bedtime read.9

  • 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 4,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,758

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rich Drama of Complex Emotions

  • By Simon on 30-06-17

totally absorbing, brilliant performance

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

pure escapism for a rainy day. great performances of an engaging story. thoroughly enjoyed this and will be looking for more by the same author

  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child. From number one best seller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack Goes Back to Basics!

  • By Simon on 06-11-18

inventive and well paced

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

Reviewed: 25-11-18

if the "He says, she says..." dialogue doesn't grate too much then this is another enjoyable read, sure to satisfy Reacher fans

  • Breathing Lessons

  • By: Anne Tyler
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Breathing Lessons covers the events of a day in the life of Maggie Moran, nearing fifty, married to Ira and with two children. Her eternal optimism and her inexhaustible passion for sorting out other people's lives and willing them to fall in love is severely tested one hot summer day. Maggie and Ira drive from Baltimore to Deer Lick to attend the funeral of the husband of Serena, Maggie's childhood friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing

  • By helen lambert on 30-03-15

well crafted story , thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

you might not always warm to Maggie and Ira but the events of a single day are told in a beautiful melodrama around family life. Both funny and infuriating at times, very little happens in this witty and charming insight into lives and personalities of the main characters.
brilliant writing and excellent narration

  • Out Of Bounds

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162

When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to a twisted unsolved murder from 22 years before. Meanwhile, Karen Pirie finds herself irresistibly drawn into another mystery that she has no business investigating; a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. And again, she finds that nothing is as it seems....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book - brought to life by the narrator

  • By Sam Jones on 31-08-16

well balanced return to form for Val mcdermid.

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

excellent characterisations and well formulated plot. thoroughly enjoyable read and a talented narration. very easy listening

  • Everything Is Lies

  • By: Helen Callaghan
  • Narrated by: Anna Popplewell, Sian Thomas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 800

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan. Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed. Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death. The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely mesmerizing

  • By W. M. Koolstra-dekker on 06-03-18

totally predictable, drawn out, tension-free<br />

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

lacks intrigue or imagination. dull and unnecessarily long. hard to empathise or like any of the characters. a very formulaic storyline

  • The Child

  • An Audible Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,870
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,872

My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling, Difficult in places, but damn good!

  • By Simon on 07-06-15

a bit predictable but good drama

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

Reviewed: 28-04-18

excellent storytelling, gripping in places although twists and turns a bit predictable. good characterisation though