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  • Snakehead

  • China Thriller, 4
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

A vehicle crammed with dozens of dead Chinese immigrants is found in Southern Texas. Pathologist Margaret Campbell must put aside her horror and find out why. Detective Li Yan - an even more unwelcome memory for Campbell - has arrived stateside to investigate a link in the case to a lucrative trade in illegal labourers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly enjoyable

  • By D. Archer on 18-11-17

lots of potential but a damp squib.

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

Reviewed: 25-11-18

had lots of potential but ended up too predictable and a damp squib. unfiretunately,way below previous standard of books in the series.

  • Home

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

By the international number one best-selling author of Tell No One and Fool Me Once, soon to be a major movie starring Julia Roberts. A decade ago kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For 10 years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend, Win, believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing.....wonderful....brilliant

  • By Linda Ramsbottom on 18-02-17

weak and rambling

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

Reviewed: 14-07-17

weak story, over dramatised. wish I had stopped listening. Sorry but don't waste your time.

  • The Cleaner

  • John Milton, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,263
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,083

Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from. He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but oddly unsatisfying

  • By Lucy on 05-11-16

a bit bland with A poor ending

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

Reviewed: 13-06-17

weak story which didn't peak and then tries to pull you into buying the next book

  • Sharp Ends

  • Stories from the World of the First Law
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Joe Abercrombie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 890
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885

The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day singlehanded when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh it is F**king good stuff!

  • By Martin on 05-06-16

A bittsy book milking the success the series

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

Reviewed: 30-05-17

just a series of short stories using characters from successful series to generate another book.

  • Nemesis: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 4

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677

Grainy CCTV footage shows a man walking into a bank and putting a gun to a cashier's head. He tells her to count to twenty-five. When he doesn’t get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case. While Harry’s girlfriend is away in Russia, an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours. The same morning the girl is found shot dead in her bed. Then Harry begins to receive threatening e-mails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your worst 'best friend'.

  • By Peter on 14-04-13

Suspense to the end

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

Another great Harry Hike novel. You have to keep your wits about you to keep up. Very enjoyable

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  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,315

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • waste of time

  • By Nicole on 02-10-16

Not for anyone concerned about their marriage

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

Reviewed: 01-05-16

It is certainly a very well written, thought provoking book, with a strong story line and good characters.

I personally found it a little sad and depressing and it hung over me like a gray cloud until the end. That said, it is a good book, I just wouldn't recommend it if you were having concerns about a elationship or were drink a little too much.

  • After the Crash

  • By: Michel Bussi, Sam Taylor - translator
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

On the night of 22 December 1980, a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border and is engulfed in flames. Out of 169 passengers. 168 are killed instantly. The miraculous sole survivor is a newborn baby. But the identity of the child is unknown, and two families - one rich and affluent, and the other poor - step forward to claim her. So begins a private investigation that wil go on for the next 18 years.... The novel opens on the eve of the girl's 18th birthday.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED THE STORY DIDN'T ENJOY THE NARRATOR AT ALL

  • By MIKE on 19-02-16

Well read novel

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

Reviewed: 24-04-16

Good start but felt that it really didn't pick up. The narrator had a great voice which lifted the overall book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hanging Girl

  • Department Q, Book 6
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 688

In the middle of a hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive at first, but then he receives some shocking news. Carl then has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious 17-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator???

  • By Alexandra Allan on 16-12-15

Why did they change the narrator

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

Reviewed: 28-02-16

I have really enjoyed this series of books and been so looking forward to the next instalment. BUT for some reason a different narrator has been used. Its not that this narrator is bad, its just the personality of the characters that I have so enjoyed is no long there.

  • The Blade Itself

  • The First Law: Book One
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,850
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,351

Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly My Favourite Listen So Far...

  • By Andrew on 18-10-13

slow but listenable. good narration. A poor ending

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

Reviewed: 24-03-15

Took a while to get into. reasonable story but finished like a chapter rather than the end of a book. Narration is good