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  • Past Tense

  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861

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

Typical Reacher fare

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

Lee Child on top form with another series of peculiar happenstances' for Reacher. Part of me feels cheated by what now has become standard Reacher format....Reacher hitches to new town, busts a few heads, encounters local law enforcement with the potential for sexual tension, busts a few more heads, saves the day, moves on to new pastures... But then again, perhaps I'd be cheated if he didn't do it in his own, irrevocable, irrepressible, impressive Reacher style. Top marks to Jeff Harding as always, outstanding narration!

  • Lee Child

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Lee Child
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Best selling crime novelist Lee Child joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his work, his writing, his latest book Night School, and his thoughts on Tom Cruise as his famous protagonist.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
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  • By Emily on 14-06-18

Such a disappointment

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Oh dear! Found Lee Child's general air of indifference completely fake, as with the majority of his claims. Just sits and writes every book from scratch, off the cuff, with absolutely no pre thought regards storyline /theme? Utter BS! Fortunately I love the character of Reacher too much to allow the authors' arrogance to influence my enjoyment. WTF!? LC

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Neuromancer

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 724

The Matrix: a world within a world, a graphic representation of the databanks of every computer in the human system; a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate users in the Sprawl alone. And by Case, computer cowboy, until his nervous system is grievously maimed by a client he double crossed. Japanese experts in nerve splicing and micro bionics have left him broken and close to death. But at last Case has found a cure. He’s going back into the system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • READ THIS INSTEAD OF THE (RUBBISH) BLURB ABOVE

  • By DjanSeriy2020 on 29-06-12

Confusing yet absorbing

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

Reviewed: 24-03-18

The descriptions of virtual worlds within worlds is hard to grasp at first though I found imagery from the Matrix and Bladerunner movies to be helpful.

  • The Secret History of the World

  • By: Jonathan Black
  • Narrated by: Paul Matthews
  • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Here for the first time is a complete history of the world, from the beginning of time to the present day, based on the beliefs and writings of the secret societies. From the esoteric account of the evolution of the species to the occult roots of science, from the secrets of the Flood to the esoteric motives behind American foreign policy, here is a narrative history that shows the basic facts of human existence on this planet can be viewed from a very different angle.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Is this some kind of joke?

  • By Peter on 19-03-09

Soporific Twaddle.

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

Very hard to follow, confusing and contradictory. This was my impression. I may change my opinion following a second reading... But that is unlikely to happen.

  • Split Second

  • King and Maxwell, Book 1
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

When something distracts Secret Agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career and presidential candidate Clyde Ritter his life. But what stole his attention? And why was Ritter shot? Eight years later Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ranks of the Secret Service when her career is stopped short: presidential candidate John Bruno is abducted from a funeral home while under her protection. The similarity between the two cases drives Michelle to reopen investigations into the Ritter fiasco and join forces with attractive ex-agent King.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci at his best

  • By derbyfile58 on 05-05-17

Decent enough

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

Average fare from Baldacci. Enjoyed the sexual tension between three main characters but have forgotten the story already

  • The Fifth Woman

  • An Inspector Wallander Mystery
  • By: Henning Mankell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Four nuns and a fifth woman, a visitor to Africa, are killed in a savage nighttime attack. Months later in Sweden, the news of the unexplained tragedy sets off a cruel vengeance for these killings. Inspector Kurt Wallander is home from an idyllic holiday in Rome, full of energy and plans for the future. Autumn settles in, and Wallander prays the winter will be peaceful. But when he investigates the disappearance of an elderly birdwatcher, he discovers a gruesome and meticulously planned murder - a body impaled in a trap of sharpened bamboo poles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True to Mankell form

  • By Lornie Lou on 27-11-17

True to Mankell form

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

Reviewed: 27-11-17

Upon reflection I realised its been over two years since my last Wallender making this book all the sweeter, absence really does make the heart fonder. The combination of Mankells' driving narrative from the lips of Sean Barrett had me transfixed. I'd forgotten just how much depth both men are capable of infusing into seemingly banal situations. Only trouble is how addictive the experience is. Got a feeling I'll be revisiting past pleasures to get my fix..... Highly recommended (just make sure you save some for me)

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Star Island

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye is attempting a comeback from her latest drug and alcohol disaster. Ann DeLusia is Cherry’s ‘undercover stunt double’, standing in for Cherry whenever the singer is too wasted to go out in public. But, one night, Ann-as-Cherry is mistakenly kidnapped from a Miami hotel by an obsessed paparazzo named Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence secret from the public.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of Hiaasen's best

  • By Michele on 21-07-13

Another riotous character assassination from Hiaasen

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Take a wonderfully colourful adventure as we dip our toes in the treacherous, deceptively alluring yet utterly shallow waters of the modern meat mill that is "teenage celebrity".
Despicable behaviour v karma!?
There can be only one!
It's like the books were written for Jeff Harding to narrate

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,365

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Above average story greatly enhanced by narration

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

This thriller is well paced with suspense and intrigue in every chapter but I sense that some characters may have failed to stamp their credibility on me had not Joanne Froggatt carried out her unique form of CPR and breathed life into the whole thing

  • The Fog

  • By: James Herbert
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 228

The peaceful life of a village in Wiltshire is suddenly shattered by a disaster which strikes without reason or explanation, leaving behind it a trail of misery and horror. A yawning, bottomless crack spreads through the earth, out of which creeps a fog that resembles no other. Whatever it is, it must be controlled; for wherever it goes it leaves behind a trail of disaster as hideous as the tragedy that marked its entry into the world. The fog, quite simple, drives people insane.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. If you like chiller/thriller stories you'll love this.

  • By Rufus on 09-11-18

Herbert and Barrett?...

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Just like a diamond platinum ring, the partnership of James Herbert narrated by Sean Barrett is a beautiful thing to behold.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Highly recommended.

  • Lies

  • By: T. M. Logan
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,188

Gripping and packed with twists and turns, this stunning thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love.... What if your whole life was based on lies? When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she's supposed to be at work, he's intrigued enough to follow her in. And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing brilliant Debut

  • By Laura Prime on 31-05-17

Utterly unmemorable thriller

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Gripping enough storyline has you constantly ducking from the dung flung at our average Joe of a main character.
Like an episode of Juliet Bravo it entertains without leaving a lasting impression.