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  • The People at Number 9

  • By: Felicity Everett
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 60

'Have you met them yet, the new couple?' When Gav and Lou move into the house next door, Sara spends days plucking up courage to say hello. The neighbours are glamorous, chaotic and just a little eccentric. They make the rest of Sara's street seem dull by comparison. When the hand of friendship is extended, Sara is delighted and flattered. Incredibly, Gav and Lou seem to see something in Sara and Neil that they admire, too.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the heck

  • By Karen D on 13-05-17

Awful

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

Reviewed: 29-04-18

This was slow and weird at some stages. Not one likeable character in the book.
The last hour and a half is good, but the rest ruined it for me.
I feel this was the wrong narrator for the characters in this book.
The story was boring and I lost interest so many times. Not recommended at all

  • The Secrets She Keeps

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's. These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear. Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and superbly read!

  • By Aíslín on 24-07-17

Brilliant listen

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

Reviewed: 27-07-17

Narration was fantastic. A very interesting book mostly about a mental illness, sad in parts , an excellent story . This really kept me listening, I could've listened to it all at once if i had time .
Typically good book from Robotham

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Obsession

  • By: Amanda Robson
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine, Helen Keeley, Thomas Judd, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49

Carly and Rob, Jenni and Craig. Two couples, four friends. Betraying each other. Wanting each other. All of them have access to prescription drugs through the medical practice where they work, and all of them are fighting their own demons. But can any of them be trusted? And when the lies begin, can they ever be silenced?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your time

  • By Siobhan Rafter on 10-07-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Lots of unpredictable twists and turns , the best psychological thriller I've read in a long time . Gripping and very well written and narration was perfect for each character.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Lie with Me

  • By: Sabine Durrant
  • Narrated by: Kirk Bage
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,017

It starts with a lie. The kind we've all told - to a former acquaintance we can't quite place but still, for some reason, feel the need to impress. The story of our life, embellished for the benefit of the happily married lawyer with the kids and the lovely home. And the next thing you know, you're having dinner at their house and accepting an invitation to join them on holiday - swept up in their perfect life, the kind you always dreamed of.... Which turns out to be less than perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very cleverly observed and put together.

  • By janice wildchild newman on 02-10-16

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 22-04-17

5 stars all round . I enjoyed everything about this book. Narration was brilliant, the story was fast paced , kept me interested and keen to keep listening. Maybe starts off a little slow but pay attention, it's building. Well worth a listen.

  • The Girl Before

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,762
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,752

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultraminimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the listener off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense portrayal of psychological obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-17

Good story

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

Reviewed: 17-03-17

If you can cope with the annoying abbreviations of Simon and emma being si and em or "babe" then it's worth listening to. Good story , Amelia fox was excellent.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Her Eyes

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 840

Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets...David. Young, successful and charming - Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife...Adele. Beautiful, elegant and sweet - Louise's new friend seems perfect in every way.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible!

  • By frozentoes on 07-02-17

Strange and unrealistic

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

At the start I thought this was going to be a great book , it's not really worth the time . Too long and too much detail on dreams and unrealistic adventures whilst dreaming. Not what I thought it was going to be at all. And a pretty disappointing ending.

  • Apple Tree Yard

  • By: Louise Doughty
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,024

Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home and a good marriage. But when she meets a stranger she is drawn into a passionate affair. Keeping the two halves of her life separate seems easy at first. But she can’t control what happens next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Recommendation!

  • By Mrs. Helen M. Herbert on 09-02-14

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 22-01-17

5 stars all round . Perfect narration , I could not stop listening. Also great attention to detail in the story . A really good read. I hope the tv series lives up to the book.

  • The Watcher

  • By: Ross Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99

Lily Gullick lives with her husband, Aiden, in a new-build flat opposite an estate which has been marked for demolition. A keen bird-watcher, she can't help spying on her neighbours. Until one day Lily sees something suspicious through her binoculars, and soon her elderly neighbour, Jean, is found dead. Lily, intrigued by the social divide in her local area as it becomes increasingly gentrified, knows that she has to act. But her interference is not going unnoticed, and as she starts to get close to the truth, her own life comes under threat.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Strange

  • By Andrea on 10-01-17

Strange

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

When I was listening to this book I found the narrator irritating, " I sar it " SAW!! It's SAW! there is no R! he was sarring SAWING!! Also "ive been sat here" poor grammar, I didn't like that. The story was a bit boring for me , not enough going on , too much bird watching . I wouldn't recommend it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Before I Let You In

  • By: Jenny Blackhurst
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ness
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

If you don't know who is walking through the door, how do you know if you should let them in? Karen is meant to be the one who fixes problems. It's her job as a psychiatrist - and it's always been her role as a friend. But Jessica is different. She should be the patient, the one Karen helps. But she knows things about Karen. Her friends, her personal life. Things no patient should know. And Karen is starting to wonder if she should have let her in.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • reasonable story, ropey narration

  • By ruby on 29-11-16

Poor

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

Reviewed: 13-12-16

Firstly the narrator probably ruined this book for me . Dragging out the words and over dramatising the 3 women's characters. "B" was the worst . Also the ridiculously irritating abbreviations on peoples names . The story was slow and there are parts in it which just go on and on.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger Within

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 825

Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons. So why is she arrested for murder? Things are not as Callie hoped they would be and she struggles to be accepted as part of James' family, and to keep hidden the secrets that could destroy her future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Conclusion, not at all believable

  • By Corrinne on 12-02-17

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 13-12-16

I am giving this book 5 stars , if I could I'd give 100s . This book is gripping and full of twists and turns . Lisa is an excellent narrator and very easy to listen to. This book is well worth a listen . It's the perfect length and everything is believable. Well done Katheryn Croft .

1 of 2 people found this review helpful