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  • Stone: The Complete Series 5-7

  • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Crime Dramas
  • By: Danny Brocklehurst
  • Narrated by: Craig Cheetham, Deborah McAndrew, Hugo Speer, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 211

Manchester detective DCI Stone and his team are faced with 10 complex, morally challenging cases in this collection of hard-hitting radio dramas. As series 5 opens, Stone is still reeling from the mishandled shooting of Callum Gartside, a gunman who had murdered his own family. With his personal life in tatters, he must find the strength to hold it together and do his job. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Mr Blint on 25-03-19

<br />Brilliant radio drama

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

Reviewed: 21-07-19

A great crime drama to listen to and follow the series. Good character matching. I am sorry that there are no more episodes yet on audiobook.

  • Stone: The Complete Series 1-4

  • 17 BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Crime Dramas
  • By: Danny Brocklehurst
  • Narrated by: Craig Cheetham, Deborah McAndrew, full cast, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

Seventeen stories from the gritty crime series created by Danny Brocklehurst, starring Hugo Speer as Manchester detective John Stone. This collection brings together Series 1 to 4 of this intelligent detective drama, tackling morally ambiguous, complex and challenging subjects. DCI Stone and his team investigate a series of brutal murders and missing person cases, among other grisly crimes. Starring Hugo Speer as DCI John Stone, Craig Cheetham as DI Mike Tanner and Deborah McAndrew as DS Sue Kelly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will definitely listen to again.

  • By Mark Renny on 14-06-18

loved listening to the Done series

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

Reviewed: 13-07-19

Brilliant well written and accurate crime thriller series. Narrator and narrations were spot on for the characters. I will be downloading the next series

  • Come a Little Closer

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063

Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath. Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don't speak, because there is nothing left to be said. Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return sooner or later. These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice - and now they have no choices left. Soon they won't be strangers, they'll be family....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic as ever

  • By Hayley on 16-06-18

Gripping from the start

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

Reviewed: 05-07-19

Another great listen from Rachel Abbott. A little bit confused by the different threads of the story at the beginning but it quickly made sense. Glad to have more of Tom's personal life woven into the book .

  • The Wych Elm

  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

One night changes everything for Toby. A brutal attack leaves him traumatised, unsure even of the person he used to be. He seeks refuge at his uncle's rambling home, the Ivy House, filled with cherished memories of wild-strawberry summers and teenage parties with his cousins. But not long after Toby's arrival, a discovery is made. A skull, tucked neatly inside the old wych elm in the garden. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Long, dull and poorly narrated.

  • By the typist on 02-03-19

A character driven murder

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

The Wych Elm, written by Tana French with wit and deep understanding. A book that drags you into the mind of the members of a family, entwined in memories of their childhood and adult pasts challenging their perceptions of loved ones and themselves. Who amongst us is capable of murder and why?

It is a slow start, building up the main character in your mind, then pulling you along as he tells the story of what happened. Do not jump to the end as you will never know why or if you could be any of the main characters. Just listen and enjoy the journey.

  • Kill Me Again

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,041

When your life is a lie, who can you trust? When Maggie Taylor accepts a new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for her family. The children have settled well, although her husband, Duncan, doesn’t appear to be so convinced. But nothing prepares her for the shock of coming home from work one night to find that Duncan has disappeared, leaving their young children alone. His phone is dead, and she has no idea where he has gone or why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Smooth and Classy Thriller

  • By Simon on 26-08-16

A great read

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

Reviewed: 12-06-19

A gripping read from page one . The story pulled you along and the characters became real in your mind. Full of twists to keep you guessing.

  • Beyond the Point

  • DI Nick Dixon Crime, Book 9
  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

DI Nick Dixon is on the hunt for a vicious serial killer, following a trail of fingerprints and DNA across west Somerset. When the body of a young woman is found on the building site of a nuclear power station, work grinds to a halt. The body bears all the hallmarks of yet another random murder at the hands of the escaped killer. Then Dixon finds a motive. Fighting for his place on the Major Investigation Team, he soon uncovers a family’s desperate search for the truth, exposing a web of corruption and death that will shake the billion-pound construction project to its foundations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great story

  • By R. Peek on 28-05-19

Another page turner

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

Yes Damien you have done it again - another page turner, though I tend to listen to the audiobook instead of reading while walking the dogs along the beach or elsewhere. Good story and research. Hope there is a wedding in the next book.

  • Means of Evil and Other Stories

  • By: Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Innocence is in the eye of the beholder.... A collection of short stories, ranging from crimes of passion and violence in Kingsmarkham to a bizarre murder in Yugoslavia, featuring the world-famous Detective Chief Inspector Wexford. A crime omnibus from the world's greatest living mystery writer, Ruth Rendell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourites

  • By JPR Beader on 07-12-14

A good audio book to listen to<br />

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

Reviewed: 18-05-19

It was good to listen to Inspector Wexford stories again. The crimes and twists are as good as any modern crime thriller. The voice of the narrator was easy to listen to.

  • I Owe You One

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 498

Fixie Farr can’t help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely there stain, helping out a friend...she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU - but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really disappointed

  • By Victoria on 15-02-19

Sorry but dissapointed

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

Reviewed: 15-05-19

After listening to the brilliantly funny ' Can you keep a secret' on audio book and my introduction to Sophie Kinsella books, I was really disappointed in this book. perhaps the book reads better than audio but why take 11 chapters to get into the main interaction between the main characters, meanwhile waffling on about lesser characters?

Not sure now about buying another audiobook by Sophie Kinsella.

  • Can You Keep a Secret?

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Gracie Thomas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,393

Nervous flyer Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So she starts telling the man sitting next to her all her innermost secrets, including how she once threw a troublesome client file in the bin. She survives the flight, of course, and the next morning the famous boss of the whole mega corporation she works for is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he walks around, Emma looks up and realises ­ it's the man from the plane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is very funny

  • By Matthew on 10-08-08

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 10-05-19

My first Sophie Kinsella book but not my last. I loved her characters and sense of humour. A page turner and I often laughed out loud which wasn't a good idea as I was listening to the audio version while walking my dogs.

  • No Way Out

  • DI Fawley Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Cara Hunter
  • Narrated by: Lee Ingleby, Emma Cunniffe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

It's one of the most disturbing cases DI Fawley has ever worked. The Christmas holidays, and two children have just been pulled from the wreckage of their burning home in North Oxford. The toddler is dead, and his brother is soon fighting for his life. Why were they left in the house alone? Where is their mother, and why is their father not answering his phone? Then new evidence is discovered, and DI Fawley's worst nightmare comes true. Because this fire wasn't an accident. It was murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic next instalment

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-04-19

A good read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-19

though a bit slow at the beginning the story and tempo built up and became a n enjoyable crime thriller. Narration was good.

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