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  • Blowout

  • Katerina Carter Fraud Legal Thriller Series, Volume 3
  • By: Colleen Cross
  • Narrated by: Petrea Burchard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

On fraud investigator Katerina Carter's trip to a remote island aboard a luxurious yacht, she suspects the boat's slick and charming owner is hiding a dark secret. With her cunning instinct for sniffing out malevolent cons, Kat tries to warn her friends that something is very wrong with their host and that his moneymaking scheme smells fishy. And why is she the only one who thinks he's not being completely honest? While exploring the island, Kat and her friends research the rumors of a sinister cult, the Aquarian Foundation, and search for buried treasure. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed hugely

  • By TerryHeth on 20-02-19

Enjoyed hugely

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

Kat doesn’t miss a thing. She is a bright likeable character. She’s going to get better with each story as we get to know her more & shes great now.
This story highlights fraud & how anyone could be taken in & taken for a ride.
They also research a cult & it’s ways. Which was true & weaved into the story. Which was really interesting.
A great story, lots of details & great to listen to.
Narrator was great, she carries the story along fab, tempo was great & I thoroughly enjoyed this

  • Worse Than Dead

  • Inspector Drake, Book 2
  • By: Stephen Puleston
  • Narrated by: Richard Elfyn
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Inspector Drake is called from a seminar on cybercrime to meet the ferry docking at the port of Holyhead. Frank Rosen, the chief engineer, lies on the car deck, a knife through his heart. For the first time, Drake knows where the killer is, but he doesn’t know who. When Rosen’s house is ransacked the night after he’s killed, Drake knows the killer was looking for something. The data stick Rosen’s wife finds may hold the clues. But the codes and numbers on it only complicate the investigation.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just gets better

  • By TerryHeth on 18-02-19

Just gets better

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

Reviewed: 18-02-19

Love these books. Drake is a great character. Flawed but solid, I hate when they end, I need to know what’s next for him & in his world.
This story was a rollercoaster from start to end. With the main storyline & the side story. The characters changing & growing.
Narrator was great. Tempo & feeling spot on. More need more

  • Death in Dulwich

  • The London Murder Mysteries, Volume 1
  • By: Alice Castle
  • Narrated by: Alex Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Thirty-something single mum Beth Haldane is forced to become Dulwich’s answer to Miss Marple when she stumbles over a murder victim on her first day at work. To clear her name, Beth is plunged into a cozy mystery that’s a contemporary twist on Golden Age crime classics. But can she pull it off? Listen to find out more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Death in Dulwich

  • By Lovebooks on 20-02-19

Fun cosy crime

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

Reviewed: 18-02-19

The story was good and the narrator kept the tempo really well.
But I’ve got to confess the main character just irked me. I know there are people like this, helpers, got to be in the middle etc but she just drove me to distraction at times through the story.
But it’s not a complaint as such as I did enjoy the storyline & would listen to more.

  • Terminal Breach

  • By: Steve Bradshaw
  • Narrated by: Holly Palance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

An unknown invader - code name GRAY WOLF - commandeers a nuclear missile silo in North Dakota and threatens to launch a Minuteman III ICBM. The President's only containment option is to obliterate the Midwest's nuclear arsenal at a cost of millions of civilian lives. Across the country in Key West, the world-renowned forensic sleuth Dr. Elliott Sumner is pulled into the international crisis moments after he spots a serial killer he put away for life. Elliott gets the call to examine hideously mutilated corpses found frozen solid in the wilderness. The macabre blood trail is the only way to identify GRAY WOLF, and give the President more options.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a fast paced intriguing tale

  • By K. L. Sturgess on 11-02-19

Wow

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

I’m not mean with my stars, I rarely go below 4, but this 1 though I can only go to 5 would’ve got more. I loved the pace of the story & narration. It’s got a good amount of nail biting scenes in with the day to day scenes.
Good characters & a pace I really enjoy with a good bite of mayhem! Who doesn’t love a bit mayhem to keep you hooked.
Narrator was great & it’s a def listen to from me.

  • Harriet’s Big Fat Wedding Blunder

  • A Romantic Comedy
  • By: Lynda Renham
  • Narrated by: Rosie Akerman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

On arriving home after a friend’s posh wedding, launderette worker Harriet finds her flat has been ransacked and her boyfriend is missing. Shortly afterward, she is harassed by East End gangsters and upper-crust aristocrats. Accepting an offer she can’t refuse, Harriet, against her better judgement, becomes the fiancée of the wealthy Hamilton Lancaster, with dire consequences. What she had not bargained on was meeting Doctor Brice Edmunds.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious story - totally recommend!

  • By Liz Rev on 09-02-19

Fun

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

Enjoyed the change of this genre. Had a few under my breath giggles as I listen at work! Did get asked what I was smiling about a couple of times too.
A light listen, fun listen & the back chat between the friends amused me, very true to life.
The romance was light when it arrived. Not sickly & was entertaining too.

  • The Electric

  • By: Andrew David Barker
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

In the summer of 1985, 15-year-old Sam Crowhurst discovers an old, abandoned cinema that screens movies made by ghosts, for ghosts. Sam and his friends Emma and David find themselves drawn into a world where the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Lon Chaney, and Theda Bara are still making pictures, where Harold Lloyd and John Belushi team up for roustabout comedies, and Karloff and Lugosi appear in films scripted by Edgar Allan Poe. Sam comes to learn the mysteries of the Electric cinema and his part to play in its long and strange history. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gloriously Creepy, but heartfelt story

  • By E. Reed on 09-02-19

Atmospheric & creepy

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

Reviewed: 29-01-19

I wasn’t sure at 1st when I started listening but after about 45 mins the narrator got me wondering what was next! He built the creepy vibe as he went.
The story was really unusual & The Electric was a definite place I wish I’d seen & experienced. The kids weren’t annoying, like I usually find in some stories. The way they got on was sweet & innocent.
The build up to climax was very good & I wasn’t expecting the end at all.
Overall very good story & reading

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  • Bloodlines: Of Noble Blood

  • By: William B. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Emily Emerson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Newlyweds Alex and Maggie travel to England and uncover a DNA match involving one of England's great noble families. At stake is a noble title and a vast family fortune...a fortune that the family will not hand over without a fight, to the death if necessary! Along the way, Alex and Maggie get some unexpected help...in the form of a long-dead little girl.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable listen

  • By Bethany Gordon on 17-02-19

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 26-01-19

This book follows on from the 1st. I feel you could listen to them separately but to fully get the characters quirks you would be better of listening to or reading the 1st.
The narrator was very good.

  • Bloodlines: Cove Point Manor

  • By: William B. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Bill Nevitt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Alex Tinsdill never thought a simple DNA test would lead to a $250 million inheritance and Cove Point Manor, a massive estate built during the Gilded Age on the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York. Alex's inheritance doesn't come without a cost however, as two greedy relatives soon show up, determined to separate Alex from his new found riches. Cove Point Manor has a dark past, and a sinister secret which is about to be revealed!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An amusing tale

  • By Bethany Gordon on 17-02-19

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 26-01-19

I enjoyed this, it wasn’t scary as such but it kept me hooked & waiting to see what could happen. Especially with the visitors and the mayhem they were causing. But they were taught a lesson or 2! Then the paranormal side of things. Scaring the visitors & changing the atmosphere.
Well worth a listen or read.

  • The Bookminder

  • By: M. K. Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Bernard Faricy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Sired by magick and violence, 16-year-old Liara is found guilty of witchcraft and banished from her tiny village by the very priest who raised, then betrayed her. However, a mysterious mage steps forward to assume custody of her: Nagarath, the Wizard of Parentino, whose secret spellwork has long protected both Liara and Dvigrad from the ravages of war. Despite Liara’s best hopes, Nagarath refuses to apprentice her to his craft but tasks her instead with the restoration of his neglected library. Liara gleans what magickal knowledge she can on the sly....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy and history combined

  • By Bookliterati on 07-02-19

A good fantasy book

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

Liara is ousted from her home village & a mage takes her in. It seems he’s going to keep her right & stop any magick then things take a turn and she finds out about lineage & life.
I really enjoyed this. A good solid fantasy book that kept my imagination going. I do like a good book about creatures & other worlds.
The narrator was good too, a voice you could sit & relax too.

  • The Third Wave

  • Nick Sullivan Thrillers, Book 2
  • By: Karla Forbes
  • Narrated by: Craig Bowles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Charles Morgan is small operator in the vast computer technology industry, but he has big ambitions. He borrows heavily from the Mafia to finance his dreams of becoming a big player, but when he fails to make the expected profit, they are quick to demand their money back. Desperate to save his own skin, he hatches a plan that will cripple the competition and propel his new product into the ranks of market leader. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow on

  • By Melanie Preston Lewis on 31-12-18

Fab 2nd story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-19

Nick goes bounding into another bundle of mayhem. This follows great from the 1st book & doesn’t let anyone down with the adventures.
A virus let out to damage anything & everything & the before during & after just takes off & is fast paced & exactly what I enjoy listening to. Kept me hooked & looking forward to the next book!
Narrator again did different voices & kept the tale paced so well.
An excellent all rounder