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Mary Thompson

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  • While You Were Sleeping

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 617
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 575

Tara Logan adores her perfect little family: husband, Noah, and two children, teenager Rosie and 11-year-old Spencer. But her happiness is shattered when she wakes in her neighbour Lee Jacobs' bed, with no memory of how she got there or what happened between them. And worse - he has been stabbed to death. Convinced she didn't kill Lee, Tara flees home and stays silent, holding her breath as the investigation grips the neighbourhood.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Arghhh terrible narration

  • By Pam on 23-03-17

Unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 14-08-18

The characters were unbelievably stupid, unlikable and unreal. The storyline was ridiculous in places and the DCI character was scornfully poor. I really had expected a much better read...

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,980
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,061
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,032

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

Simply the best

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

Reviewed: 18-03-18

This is a must read book. My words can't do it justice. All I can say is, please read it for yourself...

  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 263

Rock climbers can't afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon's former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Average story, dreadful narration

  • By MRS FFION M WORTHINGTON on 17-11-17

Bland characters

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

Reviewed: 20-11-17

The story line was okay but that characters were bland and lifeless. I don't think I will bother with any more in the series.

  • Cragside

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820

After his climactic battle with notorious serial killer The Hacker, DCI Ryan is spending the summer with his fiancée within the grounds of Cragside, a spectacular Bavarian-style mansion surrounded by acres of woodland. When they are invited to attend the staff summer party - a Victorian murder mystery evening - it's all a joke until the lights go out and an elderly man is found dead. It looks like an unfortunate accident but, as the dead man's life begins to unfold, Ryan and his team of detectives realise that all is not as it appears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 5 star murder mystery

  • By Timi on 19-10-17

A good read

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Maybe not as great as some of the previous books in the series but still well worth the read. Looking forward to the next book in the series...

  • Wives of War

  • By: Soraya M. Lane
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

London, 1944. Two young nurses meet at a train station with a common purpose: to join the war effort. Scarlet longs for the chance to find her missing fiancé, Thomas, and to prove to her family - and to herself - that she's stronger than everybody thinks. Nursing is in Ellie's blood, but her humble background is vastly different from Scarlet's privileged upbringing. Though Ellie puts on a brave face, she's just as nervous as Scarlet about what awaits them in France.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story - annoying voice!

  • By KindleCustomer on 26-11-18

Average war book

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

Reviewed: 04-11-17

The story line was nothing out of the ordinary but flowed well. The narrator had a deathly boring monotonous voice...it would have been better to have read the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Wake Up

  • By: Liz Lawler
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,184

A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller with a horrifying premise and a stinging twist. Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn't a doctor. The choice he forces her to make is utterly unspeakable. But when Alex re-awakens, she's unharmed - and no one believes her horrifying story. Ostracised by her colleagues, her family and her partner, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind. And then she meets the next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By artlover on 17-10-17

Best book I"ve read for ages

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

Reviewed: 21-10-17

A thriller from beginning to end... great story and well narrated. Definitely recommend this book...

40 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • I Am Watching You

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,918

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Glowing Five Stars

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 23-10-17

A good read.

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

Reviewed: 18-10-17

A great story thoroughly enjoyed. Plenty twists and turns, narrated well. Great characters, well worth the read.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Hiding

  • By: Amanda Prowse
  • Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Nina McCarrick has it all: a loving husband, two beautiful boys, a well-appointed home and more time than she knows what to do with. Life is perfect. Until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing throughout

  • By Kimber on 13-09-17

Good enough

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

Reviewed: 18-10-17

The story line is okay, not much else to say about it..Okay for a quick holiday read.

  • Candles and Roses

  • A Serial Killer Thriller
  • By: Alex Walters
  • Narrated by: David McCann
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

DI Alec McKay is a man haunted by the loss of his daughter. As he obsesses over a missing person case that is going nowhere, McKay's investigation is interrupted when bodies start appearing on the Scottish Black Isle. Soon McKay and his team start to identify a disturbing pattern behind the killings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable thriller

  • By Mary Thompson on 15-10-17

Enjoyable thriller

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

Reviewed: 15-10-17

A great book but with poor narrator. I've listened to many books and this is the poorest narration I've heard, with repeated errors throughout. The story was great so I put up with the narrator but was repeatedly annoyed at the errors.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Silent Wife

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523

Lara's life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can't tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. Maggie is married to Massimo's brother Nico. She knows all of Nico's darkest secrets - or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better analysis of coercive control than The Archers!

  • By Frances Locke on 21-09-17

Emotional family drama

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

One of those books you don't want to put down. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end, eager to learn what happened next throughout the book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful