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  • White Nights

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

When Shetland detective Jimmy Perez finds a body in a hut used by fishermen, it seems to be a straightforward case of suicide. He recognises the victim - a stranger with amnesia who had disrupted a local party the night before his death. Yet this is no desperate act of anguish but the work of a cold and calculating killer. As Perez investigates, he finds himself mired in the hidden secrets of the small Biddista community. Then another body is found. Perez knows he must break the cycle before another death occurs. But this is a crazy time of year, when night blurs into day and nothing is quite as it seems....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Convoluted

  • By Sharon on 12-12-18

Never saw that coming!

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

Reviewed: 25-02-19

Excellent gentle but gripping storyline. Enjoyed the Shetland scenes and families. Lots of threads spun together seamlessly.

  • Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (The Sharpe Series, Book 1)

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637

Richard Sharpe avoids the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill and endeavours to rescue a British officer from under the nose of the Tippoo of Mysore. But in fleeing Hakeswill, Sharpe enters the exotic and dangerous world of the Tippoo. An adventure that will require all of his wits just to stay alive, let alone save the British army from catastrophe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At the Sharpe Start

  • By Simon on 20-09-15

Enjoyable soldiering story in period of East India Company

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Very well performed, although a lot of details about battles and army life, performance pace and variety kept my interest

  • Big Little Lies

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,626

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that ‘sharing is caring.’ So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified. And one parent is dead. Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Should be 4.5 Stars - Fantastic Surprise

  • By Gavingks on 06-11-14

Took a while to be able to follow but worth it!

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Had to get used to the accounts from various people popping into the account. Well crafted story and riveting end chapters

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,794

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By joanna Prendergast on 30-06-17

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 15-02-18

Well woven mystery that culminates in a timely conclusion. Very well narrated and the use of different voices enhanced the audio.

  • 1916

  • A Novel of the Irish Rebellion
  • By: Morgan Llywelyn
  • Narrated by: Fiacre Douglas
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

The Easter Rising of 1916 was a major turning point in Irish history. Peopled by patriots and poets, fueled by a desperate desire for freedom, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the background of World War I, the rebellion is a story of tremendous power and unique poignancy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Easter rising drama

  • By Petra on 03-11-14

Excellent for giving context to the Easter Uprising

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

Reviewed: 29-01-18

Really enjoyed the characters in this book, they gave human faces to historical facts. Very good at explaining all the factions, their leaders and driving principles. Good narrator, easy to listen to.

  • Fall of Giants

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626

A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a discovery

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-09-11

Fascinating period of history and characters

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

Reviewed: 30-06-17

Wonderful threads of stories and characters woven together in a complex period of history. Narrator very easy to listen to with great expression and differentiation of characters

  • The Killing 2

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

Thirty nine steps rose from the busy road of Tuborgvej into Mindelunden, with its quiet graves and abiding bitter memories. Lennart Brix, head of the Copenhagen homicide team, felt he’d been walking those most of his life. Beneath the entrance arch, sheltering from the icy rain, he couldn’t help but recall that first visit almost fifty years before. A five-year-old boy, clutching the hand of his father, barely able to imagine what he was about see…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing till the end

  • By Jill on 18-01-13

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 15-05-13

Excellent audio book, good flowing story and varied narration. Final playing out of who done it was a little quick and disjointed but got there.

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