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  • Tell No Lies

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

Daniel Brasher left a high-paying job as a money manager to work at a job he loves, leading counselling sessions with recently paroled ex-cons. Now he's ready to move on and start a private practice. But before he leaves, he finds an envelope in his mailbox - one intended for someone else. Inside is an unsigned note that says: "admit what you've done or you will bleed for it. you have 'til november 15 at midnite." The deadline has already passed and the person to whom the envelope was addressed was brutally murdered. Is Daniel next?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greg Hurwitz at his best

  • By Sally on 05-10-13

Slow to start

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I found this book slow to get going. The writer whilst doing his research should have uncovered or known that giving a female character haemophilia makes the character unbelievable as it is a condition that is only suffered by men, it can be carried by women but only manifests itself in men, it made me question if other research was accurate.

  • The Rottweiler

  • By: Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

The first girl had a bite mark on her neck, but they traced the DNA to her boyfriend. But the tabloids got hold of the story and called the killer 'The Rottweiler' and the name stuck. The latest murder takes place very near Inez Ferry's antique shop in Marylebone. When the Rottweiler’s trinkets start showing up in the shop, suddenly, everyone Inez knows is a suspect, and the killer feels all too close.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Rottweiler

  • By Susan Random on 28-02-16

Not one of her best

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

Reviewed: 31-10-18

Is contrived and has barely believable characters. The names are awkward it looks like she thinks I’ve not had characters with x and z in their names so il throw them in for good measure.

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  • Live Fire

  • Dan Shepherd, Book 6
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304

Mickey and Mark Moore are hard men who live by their own code and leaders of a gang that has made millions at gunpoint. But when Dan "Spider" Shepherd is sent to infiltrate the tightly-knit team of bank robbers, he discovers that he has more in common with them then he first thought.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story telling

  • By David on 20-10-11

Yet another gripping tale

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Another gripping tale beautifully read. Paul Thornley has just the right amount of menace in his voice. I’ve lost count of the number of Stephen Leather books that I have read, but most of them are excellent. Whilst all of his books that I have read so far are in excess of 10 hours long they all seem to go in the blink of an eye as the stories are so compelling.

  • Locked On

  • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From start to finish

  • By Benjamin on 07-01-12

Ham British accents

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

Reviewed: 13-03-18

Most of the narration is good with believable Russian accents however any attempt at a British accent is jarringly awful, with accents as bad and ham as Dick Van Dyke’s cockney accent in Mary Poppins. There were several points when I considered abandoning it, but gritted my teeth and worked through it. I also think that at times John Clark and Ding should wear Superman Suits, although John does get hit this time.

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  • 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 5,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,624

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

Fantastic though dark book

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

Reviewed: 17-09-17

Beautifully read or rather acted! Suspense maintained to the end. Reminded me in several parts of "Accidents Happen" by Louise Millar which is also about a controlling man who murders the main characters parents

  • Light Touch

  • The 14th Spider Shepherd Thriller
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 433

The 14th thriller in the Spider Shepherd series promises even more gripping action from The Sunday Times best seller Stephen Leather. Working undercover is all about trust - getting the target to trust you and then betraying them in order to bring them to justice. But what do you do when you believe an undercover cop has crossed the line and aligned herself with the international drugs smuggler she was supposed to be targeting?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best spider book

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-08-17

Spoiled by recording quality

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

Reviewed: 25-08-17

This is an extremely good book beautifully read it was however spoiled by the recording quality. At the beginning of each chapter the word chapter was cut in half with the number and first few words missing. Occasionally (I presume when the recording process was paused) words were truncated or missing. This is a characteristic that increasingly occurs with recent Audible books.

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  • The Tent, The Bucket and Me

  • By: Emma Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Emma Kennedy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535

For the '70s child, summer holidays didn't mean the joy of CentreParcs or the sophistication of a Tuscan villa. They meant being crammed into a car with Grandma and heading to the coast. With just a tent for a home and a bucket for the necessities, we would set off on new adventures each year stoically resolving to enjoy ourselves. For Emma Kennedy, and her mum and dad, disaster always came along for the ride no matter where they went.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great fun.

  • By c jennings on 02-12-15

Very funny made me laugh out loud on several occasions

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

Reviewed: 12-05-16

I loved the image of the caravan lifting off its blocks. Emma paints wonderful word pictures. I was a little troubled by all the French but I suppose it reflected their incomprehension.

I have recommended it to my sister.