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  • The Keeper of Lost Things

  • By: Ruth Hogan
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454

Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story to become lost in...

  • By Mrs JEL on 02-04-17

twee and shallow and shockingly ignorant<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

not for me. rather too twee and superficial. the inspiration behind the story was good but rather dosappointing

  • Nine Perfect Strangers

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 765
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 708

The 10-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambiance while enjoying their hot stone massages. They are all on a path to a better way of living. Or at least a better waistline.... Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate these bodies and minds. But to what lengths will she go to achieve her goal? These nine perfect strangers have no idea what's about to hit them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Did not like this book at all

  • By sabine on 21-10-18

lianne does it again

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

I was in hysterics as usual but there were many sad moments to. an amazing group of characters in a stunning and imaginative story. Many intuitive and sentient views of the human character and human relationships. How well she observes life. But those characters and the story were truly brought to life by that wonderful narrator. what a great and entertaining book . Thank you both xxx

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,527
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,123

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

unputdownable

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

another great story. the play between the two main characters isvfulk of sexual tension and this round the mystery of a complicated murder story. wow. can't wait for the next one. but I'd cormorant and Robyn don't get it together next time...OK consider yourself sacked lol xxx

  • A Stranger in the House

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 470

You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You're making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That's the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend isn't so sure. And even you don't know what to believe....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody brill

  • By Johanna Laughton on 13-01-18

right up my street!

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

Reviewed: 23-06-18

So many twists and turns with excellent narration. I would highly recommend this book to all thriller fans.

  • The Poet

  • Jack McEvoy, Book 1
  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867

Our hero is Jack McEvoy, a Rocky Mountain News crime-beat reporter. As the story opens, Jack's twin brother, a Denver homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it seems. But when Jack begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must if you are into the Harry Bosch series

  • By Westbourne hill on 24-12-12

Michael Connelly at his best.

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

Reviewed: 15-04-18

Gripping, powerful and totally unputdownable. Did not see those twists and turns coming. Perp not obvious though I thought I knew. Several times I thought it was finished and then there was another plot to the tale! Narvellous penman ship. Off to listen to the next one if there are any left.

  • Blacklight Blue

  • Enzo Macleod, Book 3
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

The third cold-case investigation for Enzo Macleod, from the author of the Richard and Judy best seller The Blackhouse. France. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Enzo Macleod is running out of time to crack the most confounding of unsolved French murders. His daughter is nearly killed, Enzo is mugged - and then he is arrested. Someone is trying to destroy his character. Someone is framing him for murder. Killers from the past will stop at nothing to halt Enzo, who must use all his forensic skills to solve the case - before they succeed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Backlight blue

  • By dj on 31-03-18

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Love Peter May's book but this one didn't grab me. I got fed up hearing how every woman he came into conract with fell at his feet. The story was a bit hatd to belive and seemed mote about the various love affairs going on than the crime.

  • Ep. 3: III (Six Degrees of Assassination)

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

MI5's Alex Cartwright discovers that whoever ordered the assassination of the Prime Minister has covered their tracks very well indeed. Can he uncover them in time to prevent further atrocities?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent series, kept me guessing until the end.

  • By Ghostcat on 08-02-19

a thrilling ride from start to finish.

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

really enjoyed it but recao at start and cat list at end of every chapter was off putting

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715

Bravery, courage, fear, and love in a time of war. Despite their differences sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband, Antoine, and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight, and Viann finds herself isolated, so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength are tested.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • hreatbreaking and horrifying story

  • By Lynda on 17-10-17

hreatbreaking and horrifying story

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

Reviewed: 17-10-17

unputdownable account of living in occupied France. An American narrator just didn't sit right with me from the beginning put her French accents were ok and I got used to it. However her Irish sounding Welshman was hysterical and her Americanized pronunciation of the word nightingale was unforgivable. A little bit twee in places too but a recommended read.

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  • Harbour Street

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

As the snow falls thickly, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter, Jessie, are swept along in the crowd onto the Metro. But when the train is stopped, Jessie notices that an old lady hasn’t left the train: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed as she sat on the crowded train. Arriving at the scene, DI Vera Stanhope is relieved to have an excuse to escape the festivities. Soon Vera and Joe are on their way to the south Northumberland town of Mardle, where Margaret lived. Then a second woman is murdered....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first Vera Book

  • By sally on 08-05-14

Nice, easy reading

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

What disappointed you about Harbour Street?

Disappointed and shocked to hear the author use "... he seemed old and confused. Sitting in a high back chair like a resident in a care home." How derogatory. Many people living in care homes lead a full and fulfilling life. Some have limitations, but don't we all? I find this completely unacceptable and offensive. Has Ann forgotten that we are all human beings?

None of us are objects that sit in a chair no matter where and how we live.

Shame on you Ann Cleeves for objectifying a fellow human being.

What will your next listen be?

I dont know

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes the narrator was good. I would never make a narrator as I would refuse to read that bit out.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disgust, sadness, disappointment.

Any additional comments?

Think about what you write.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dying to Be Me

  • My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
  • By: Anita Moorjani
  • Narrated by: Anita Moorjani
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

In this truly inspirational audio book, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down - overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience (NDE) where she realized her inherent worth... and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks - without a trace of cancer in her body!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-04-17

Inspiring and life changing

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

This beautiful account of Anita's near death experience was so engaging that I had to listen to it in one sitting. I simply could not stop.
I found so many truths that resonated deeply within me, as she described her experience at the time of her death.
I was amazed to find myself thinking that I either knew a particular truth or remembered it.
The book is beautiful in it's honesty and simplistic style. One of those rare occasions where the author makes the book come alive as the narrator. No one else could have done that.
Thank You Anita for sharing your story and thanks to Wayne Dyer for bringing it to my attention through "Wishes Fulfilled".

0 of 1 people found this review helpful