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  • The House of Silk

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,503

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a ripping yarn

  • By L on 25-02-12

A very worthy Sherlock Holmes story

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

I have no hesitation in giving this audiobook five stars. As well as being a gifted original writer Anthony Horowitz is an outstanding mimic, as this Sherlock Holmes story clearly demonstrates. The atmosphere of a Holmes mystery is perfectly evoked and the story itself is entirely satisfying from beginning to end. Derek Jacobi’s narration complements the story perfectly. Highly recommended !

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,915
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,642

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Loved it !

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

This series seems to go from strength to strength. The plot is intriguing and satisfying right to end. The characters are really well drawn and believable. The relationships of the central characters develop well from where they were left at the end of the last book. All in all an excellent continuation of this detective series which I can highly recommend. Can’t wait for the next one !

  • The Word Is Murder

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unemployed Detective

  • By Sarah on 30-08-17

Thoroughly enjoyable !

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

Reviewed: 18-03-18

I’m a relative newcomer to Anthony Horowitz having started with Magpie Murders which I really enjoyed. If anything this is even better ! I loved the plot, I loved the personal touches and I loved the homage to Sherlock Holmes. What an outstanding author !
Rory Kinnear did an excellent job of bringing the story to life making it a real pleasure to listen to. And I know exactly what I’m going to do now - recommend it to all my friends !

  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,808
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,441

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Excellent story-superb narration !

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

Reviewed: 15-11-17

What a wonderful return to Lyra's world. I loved the original trilogy and this book is every bit as good. Martin Sheen's narration was outstanding with a huge range of distinctive voices and imparting suspense and danger in all the right places. I only had one diss appointment with this book - it came to an end ! Can't wait for the next instalment !

  • Plötzlich in Palermo

  • Learn German with Stories 6 - 10 Short Stories for Beginners
  • By: André Klein
  • Narrated by: André Klein
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Experience the sixth episode of the "Dino lernt Deutsch" story series for German learners on your stereo or headphones, at home or on the go! The narration speed and style of this audiobook is aimed at beginners, with special emphasis on clear pronunciation, so that you can easily pause and repeat words and phrases whenever you please. Immerse yourself in the sounds and sights of Sicily and learn German along the way!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Auch Gut

  • By Copernicus on 18-01-18

From strength to strength

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

Reviewed: 31-10-17

This is another good story to help you learn German. Longer than the earlier ones with an interesting and very contemporary storyline. My German is not good enough to get everything at the first pass so I get really good value from listening several times over. I'm now looking forward to the next story about Dino !

  • Ahoi aus Hamburg

  • Learn German with Stories 5 - 10 Short Stories for Beginners
  • By: André Klein
  • Narrated by: André Klein
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Experience the fifth episode of the "Dino lernt Deutsch" story series for German learners on your stereo or headphones, at home or on the go! The narration speed and style of this audiobook is aimed at beginners, with special emphasis on clear pronunciation, so that you can easily pause and repeat words and phrases whenever you please. Immerse yourself in the sounds and sights of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg and learn German along the way!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Venedig im Norden

  • By jumbo on 10-10-18

Fun way to learn German !

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

Reviewed: 23-10-17

I really like this series of stories and find them a very useful and enjoyable way to supplement what I learn from Duolingo and Babbel. The language of this one is more complex than the earlier stories and the speech is faster so if you are just starting out try some of the earlier stories first.

  • Café in Berlin

  • Learn German with Stories 1 - 10 Short Stories for Beginners
  • By: André Klein
  • Narrated by: André Klein
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Experience the first episode of our bestselling "Dino lernt Deutsch" story series for German learners on your stereo or headphones, at home or on the go. Narrated by the author with special emphasis on early text comprehension practice and pronunciation, this audiobook will not only help you learn German, but let you experience the story through the ears of the protagonist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Andre

  • By Anton van Deventer on 20-10-15

Good for beginners learning German

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

Reviewed: 31-08-17

I've now listened to four of these short stories and find they're a very good way to add variety to the language course I'm following. They may be read a bit slowly for some learners but you can speed up the dialogue if you want to with the Audible app. I find this series very helpful and will be on the lookout for more.

  • Ferien in Frankfurt

  • Learn German with Stories 2 - 10 Short Stories for Beginners
  • By: André Klein
  • Narrated by: André Klein
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Experience the second episode of the "Dino lernt Deutsch" story series for German learners on your stereo or headphones, at home or on the go! The narration speed and style of this audiobook is aimed at absolute beginners, with special emphasis on clear pronunciation, so that you can easily pause and repeat words and phrases whenever you please. Intermediate learners are invited to just sit back and immerse themselves in the sounds and sights of Frankfurt.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay if you already know some German

  • By Louise on 23-09-17

Really useful learning aid

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

Reviewed: 24-05-17

Whilst it won't win any awards for literature, as an aid to me learning German it was really helpful and I shall definitely try some of the other titles. I'm also using Duolingo and am at about 30% at the moment and could follow pretty much all of this.

  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,904

My name is Peter Grant and until January, I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant original story great narrator

  • By valb on 05-08-11

Decided quirky

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

Reviewed: 08-01-17

This book is a curious mix of detective story and modern fantasy and while like both these genres, the combination here didn't really work for me. There are interesting elements and some amusing passages but overall it didn't quite gel for me and I didn't really feel engaged with the characters with the exception of the protagonist. However, the performance was really good. The readers voice was well suited to the main character, the story is mostly in the first person, and he had a good range of voices for the other characters which greatly added to my enjoyment of the story

  • Rather Be the Devil

  • Inspector Rebus 21
  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

Some cases never leave you. For John Rebus, 40 years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. She was murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, and Maria's killer has never been found. Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little less conversation, a little more action p

  • By M. Gosney on 21-11-16

Classic Rebus

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

Reviewed: 30-12-16

Another great episode in the Rebus story. All the key characters in place and a good yarn woven round them. Thoroughly enjoyable.