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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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  • Hush

  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

It's criminal profiler Ivy Dunlap's job to unravel the psyches of the most dangerous men alive. None haunt her dreams more than the killer who took her son's life sixteen years ago, then silently disappeared into the dark. Now an urgent request for help from the Chicago police has reawakened Ivy's greatest nightmare. The Madonna Murderer has returned to fulfill his calling. This time Ivy understands the killer, and will face her greatest fear to stop him from killing again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic

  • By Niamh on 31-05-14

Formulaic

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

Reviewed: 31-05-14

Run of the mill stuff. I like layers to my story and this one has no surprises and no depth.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wolf

  • By: Mo Hayder
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

'I believe, from what I can hear, that either my daughter or my wife has just been attacked. I don't know the outcome. The house is silent.' Fourteen years ago two teenage lovers were brutally murdered in a patch of remote woodland. The prime suspect confessed to the crimes and was imprisoned. Now, one family is still trying to put the memory of the killings behind them. But at their isolated hilltop house... the nightmare is about to return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, tense, edge of seat thriller

  • By Anne on 08-05-14

Chilling and suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 29-04-14

This is Mo Hyder at her best and nobody does suspense and chills better. It is the seventh book in the Jack Cafferey series and in my opinion the best yet. I wasn't a big fan of Hyder's earlier books as I found them too horrific, maybe even gratuitous, and the plots less convoluted. I am so glad I persevered. Here, the plot is carefully told, twisting and meandering then drawing towards an unpredictable ending. I loved every minute. Fans of Jack Caffrey will love the further development of his own personal story. If you like psychological thrillers that are dark and disturbing then this is your book.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Inferno

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,121

Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • start was hard going. story good but over descript

  • By BD on 17-07-17

You really have to finish it

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

Reviewed: 31-05-13

I was reluctant to download another Dan Brown book. Sometimes his books read like lectures. For the first half of the book I felt he was following his usual formula. I was very glad I didn't give up. At first I thought I had foreseen the twists and turns but the plot was much richer than I expected and I ended up marvelling that I had ever doubted Dan Brown and his ability to intrigue. The ending was thrilling and thought provoking and not what I expected. I now feel sorry for the reviewers who gave up half way through.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wool

  • Wool Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Susannah Harker
  • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107

An epic story of survival at all odds and one of the most anticipated books of the year. In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies. To live, you must follow the rules. But some don't. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By Niamh on 23-01-13

Couldn't stop listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-13

I felt compelled to write this review because of the very average ratings this book was receiving. When I first thought to write, there were four ratings averaging a 3.0/ 5. My rating was the fifth which was a 5/5 and then there was a sixth - the rating still averaged a 3.0/5. It may be that this is a book you either love or hate. The book is rich with detail and character development and I could imagine that some listeners might be put off by this though I personally never found it slow. I love my airport thrillers but I also enjoy epic novels like Dune. If you enjoy books like Patrick Rothfuss' 'The name of the Wind' then your will love Wool. If you love apocalyptic horror then Wool will be a slow burner.For me this is the best book I have listened to in at least a year.

37 of 38 people found this review helpful