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  • My Husband's Wife

  • By: Jane Corry
  • Narrated by: Abigail Thaw, Lily Bevan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,203

When lawyer Lily marries Ed, she's determined to make a fresh start. To leave the secrets of the past behind. But when she takes on her first criminal case, she starts to find herself strangely drawn to her client. A man who's accused of murder. A man she will soon be willing to risk everything for. But is he really innocent? And who is she to judge?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Amanda W on 29-09-16

Monotonous

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

Reviewed: 15-02-18

The tone of the narrator was uninteresting.

I did not find the motivations of characters believable.

  • The Man Who Died

  • By: Antti Tuomainen, David Hackston
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he's dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful roller-coaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jaako is a Fun Guy

  • By Simon on 05-08-18

Clever, wry and absorbing

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

A refreshingly original story, told with understated black humour, and beautifully delivered by the narrator.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Forces

  • The 13th Spider Shepherd Thriller
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

A violent South London gang will be destroyed if Dan 'Spider' Shepherd can gather enough evidence against them while posing as a ruthless hit man. What he doesn't know is that his work as an undercover agent for MI5 is about to intersect with the biggest terrorist operation ever carried out on British soil. Only weeks before, Shepherd witnessed a highly skilled IS sniper escape from a targeted missile strike in Syria. But never in his wildest dreams did he expect to next come across the shooter in a grimy East London flat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By pete boatman on 16-08-16

Brilliant narration

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

Reviewed: 11-05-17

A gripping story brought to life with excellent narration which helped the listener effortlessly to distinguish between characters.
Always reliable.

  • The Black Mile

  • Soho Noir Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Brian J. Gill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

London, 1940: The Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for 57 nights. Houses, shops, and entire streets are wiped from the map. The underworld is in flux: The Italian criminals who dominated the West End have been interned, and now their rivals are fighting to replace them. Meanwhile, hidden in the shadows, the Black-Out Ripper sharpens his knife and sets to his grisly work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the rest!

  • By Benjibutton on 29-11-14

Mispronunciation spoils entire story.

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

Reviewed: 18-02-16

Names of places and common words alike suffer and it detracts from the content. The author has, however, tried hard to get vocabulary of the period right.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Bricklayer

  • By: Noah Boyd
  • Narrated by: Nick Landrum
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

A trained killer and former FBI agent, Steve Vail despises authority, and he's never met a rule he didn't break. These days, he's working as a bricklayer when the FBI contacts him, desperate for his help: someone is killing their operatives. To stem the tide of murders, Vail must re-enter a world he hoped he left behind long ago - his own past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good discovery

  • By Stella Clarkson on 20-07-10

A good yarn

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

Reviewed: 25-02-15

Easy to suspend disbelief for this thoroughly enjoyable story. Familiar ingredients are combined to pleasing effect. Hard to switch off.