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  • The Good Mothers

  • The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia
  • By: Alex Perry
  • Narrated by: Eva Alexander
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

We live in their buildings, work in their companies, shop in their stores, eat in their restaurants and elect politicians they fund. Founded more than 150 years ago by shepherding families in the toe of Italy, the 'Ndrangheta is today the world's most powerful mafia, with a crushing presence in Southern Italy, a market-moving size in global finance and a reach that extends to 50 countries around the world. And yet, remarkably, few of us have ever heard of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic !!!

  • By Miranda on 13-02-18

Well narrated and interesting view.

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

Although this is a very moving and important subject both the author and narration made it interesting.
No glossing up of the facts just simple truth, well done.

  • Sicilian Splendors

  • Discovering the Secret Places That Speak to the Heart
  • By: John Keahey
  • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

From Palermo to Castiglione di Sicilia to Alimena, Sicily holds great secrets from the past and unspoken promises. Now, slowly shaking itself free of the Mafia, Sicily is opening itself up to visitors in ways it never has before. Sicilian Splendors explores the history, politics, food, Mafia, and people which John Keahey encounters throughout his travels during his return to Sicily. Through conversing with natives and immersing himself in culture, Keahey illustrates a brand new Sicily no one has ever talked about before. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good journey through Sicily

  • By Christopher on 23-12-18

Good journey through Sicily

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

Reviewed: 23-12-18

This is much better than the normal travelogues. The author/narrator have a passion for the island and it becomes obvious, bringing you into the journey

  • Lies Sleeping

  • Rivers of London, Book 7
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,864
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love these characters and these books.

  • By Pegs on 23-11-18

another great instalment

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I really enjoy this series of books and this one does not dissapoint.
Crazy but good story, well reserched locations introducion of people and well read.
Keep producing them please.

  • Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories

  • By: Andrea Camilleri
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories is a brilliant collection of short stories, personally chosen by Andrea Camilleri, following Inspector Montalbano from his very first case in Vigàta, in which he stumbles upon a young girl lurking outside a courthouse with a pistol in her handbag. When she is taken in for questioning and won't utter a single word, Montalbano must find another way to learn whom she is trying to kill and why.... Other cases include a missing woman who has run away from the love of her life, an old married couple who appear to be rehearsing their suicides and a crime so dark there's only one person the inspector can call for help.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • poorly read in cockney accent.

  • By P Herdsman on 11-01-19

Really enjoyed this audiobook.

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

Reviewed: 30-09-18

I was a little unsure when I ordered this book but it was as interesting, if not more, than the TV series.
The use of the different English dialects brought out the humour into a serious plot.
Well done and I would like to hear more.

  • Early Riser

  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Thomas Hunt
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness and devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing, and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense - nothing more than a quirky artefact born of the sleeping mind. When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More good work from the king of Dystopia

  • By J L Parkes on 13-08-18

Not for me.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

The narration was very good but for me the story was lost.
I am sure it will appeal to a lot of readers but I was dissapointed.

  • The Amnesia Project

  • By: Barbara Winkes
  • Narrated by: TJ Richards
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Paige’s disappearance makes deep incisions in the women’s lives, impacting friendships, relationships, and careers. Joy retreats. Paige’s older sister, Alice, seeks solace in alcohol. Dani vows to leave no stone unturned, feeling guilty and conflicted after 17-year-old Paige revealed her crush to her shortly before she vanished. More than a decade later, Dani uncovers the shocking truth. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Amnesia Project

  • By jey cee on 08-08-18

A great story and keeps you interested.

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

Reviewed: 19-08-18

Really interesting concept and a little scarry.
The story never lost its interest complimented by a great narration.

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  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,345

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smokin' Start to a New Series!

  • By Simon on 14-06-18

I really enjoyed this book.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

A well narrated and absorbing story. I was unsure when I bought the book, but glad I chose it when I got absorbed into it.
Which was early on in the book.

  • Ultima

  • By: L. S. Hilton
  • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Glamorous international art-dealer Elizabeth Teerlinc knows a thing or two about fakes. After all, she is one herself. Her real identity, Judith Rashleigh, is buried under a layer of lies. Not to mention the corpses of the men foolish enough to get in her way. But now, caught in the murderous crossfire between a Russian Mafia boss and a corrupt Italian police detective, Judith is forced to create an even more daring work of art - a fake masterpiece she must take to the world-famous auction house where she used to be a lowly assistant and sell for $150 million.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • narration is SO dull

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-01-19

Fantastic read

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I really enjoy all three of this series.
The story content was good keeping you wanting more and you definitely received it.
Great narration and well done.

  • The Burning Chambers

  • By: Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by: Hattie Morahan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Bringing 16th century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties....   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A special time and a special place

  • By Beady on 20-05-18

Another great read

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

At first I thought the plot was difficult to follow but as it progressed the plot materialised.
Need to listen to the book twice to get the full impact.

  • Bella Figura

  • How to Live, Love and Eat the Italian Way
  • By: Kamin Mohammadi
  • Narrated by: Kamin Mohammadi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

One woman's story of finding beauty and herself - and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way! Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her 'dream life' was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom - a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence - Kamin took a giant leap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Good Life

  • By Kate Lord Brown on 30-06-18

Not really much about the Bella Figura

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

Reviewed: 13-05-18

I was dissapointed, mainly because I expected more of an insight into the Bella Figura.
It was basically a story about a ladys time in Florence.
OK but I thought it was going to be different to a host of comparable books available.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful