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  • The Body in the Dales

  • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery
  • By: J. R. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

A body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London. The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? When someone with vital information turns up dead, it becomes clear that whoever is behind the murders will stop at nothing to conceal their tracks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to sample before buying

  • By mary morrissey on 13-08-18

Dixon of Dock Green meets Postman Pat

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

It was sometimes fun to listen to and sometimes cringworthy. Overall easy to listen to but I will not listen to others in the series

  • The Ashes of London

  • By: Andrew Taylor
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 355

London, September 1666. The Great Fire rages through the city, consuming everything in its path. Even the impregnable cathedral of St. Paul's is engulfed in flames and reduced to ruins. Among the crowds watching its destruction is James Marwood, son of a disgraced printer and reluctant government informer. In the aftermath of the fire, a semi-mummified body is discovered in the ashes of St. Paul's, in a tomb that should have been empty. The man's body has been mutilated, and his thumbs have been tied behind his back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mystery and murder in 'the dunnest smoke of hell'

  • By Rachel Redford on 27-04-16

Great story line

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

Reviewed: 29-01-19

Loved this book. Great characters developed as the story evolved. I have downloaded the follow up book already

  • The Body on the Doorstep

  • A Romney Marsh Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A. J. MacKenzie
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Murder and smuggling, conspiracy and treason - can Reverend Hardcastle catch a killer? Kent, 1796. Shocked to discover a dying man on his doorstep - and lucky to avoid a bullet himself - Reverend Hardcastle finds himself entrusted with the victim's cryptic last words. With smuggling rife on England's south-east coast, the obvious conclusion is that a dodgy deal has gone wrong. But why is the leader of the local Customs service so reluctant to investigate?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story

  • By eb on 26-05-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 19-11-18

Loved this book from start to finish. Brilliantly read. Quirky heroes and boo hiss villains.

  • A Trust Betrayed

  • By: Candace Robb
  • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

It is the spring of 1297, and young wife Margaret Kerr is desperately afraid.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story introducing character.

  • By KAH on 18-11-18

Interesting story introducing character.

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

Listened to this on a long car journey. The story kept me interested throughout. Really well read .

  • The King's Justice

  • A Stanton and Barling Mystery, Book 1
  • By: E. M. Powell
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

England, 1176. Aelred Barling, esteemed clerk to the justices of King Henry II, is dispatched from the royal court with his young assistant, Hugo Stanton, to investigate a brutal murder in a village outside York. The case appears straightforward. A suspect is under lock and key in the local prison, and the angry villagers are demanding swift justice. But when more bodies are discovered, certainty turns to doubt - and amid the chaos it becomes clear that nobody is above suspicion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great murder mystery

  • By KAH on 04-10-18

Great murder mystery

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Loved listening to this great story. It is really well read, great performance. Looking forward to the next one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Raven: Blood Eye

  • Raven, Book 1
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Raven: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian, read by Philip Stevens. The first book in a thrilling Viking trilogy that launched the career of acclaimed historical novelist Giles Kristian - who's now confronting the tumult and devastation of the English Civil War in The Bleeding Land. For two years Osric has lived a simple life, though he is feared and shunned for his mysterious past and blood-red eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fantastic

  • By JET on 14-04-18

A new hero is born

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

I loved this book. I could not get enough of it. Fast paced, exciting Raven a new hero is born.

  • Lancelot

  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 22 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Lancelot by Giles Kristian. The legions of Rome are a fading memory. Enemies stalk the fringes of Britain. And Uther Pendragon is dying. Into this fractured and uncertain world the boy is cast, a refugee from fire, murder and betrayal. An outsider whose only companions are a hateful hawk and memories of the lost. Yet he is gifted, and under the watchful eyes of Merlin and the Lady Nimue he will hone his talents and begin his journey to manhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Arise Sir Giles!

  • By Simon on 19-06-18

Lancelot with a difference

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

I loved this book from page one. If you want a classic King Arthur story, walk on. This is a brilliantly read different telling of the story.

  • The Rebel Killer

  • Jack Lark, Book 7
  • By: Paul Fraser Collard
  • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Jack Lark, once the Scarlet Thief, has abandoned the rolling Virginian hills and is on the run with Rose, an escaped slave girl who is more than his match. Soon he will find his way into the uniform of the Confederate Army in an adventure that will culminate at the Battle of Shiloh - the bloodiest conflict in American history at its time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Q on 03-02-19

Jack Lark back again

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

Reviewed: 15-08-18

I absolutely loved this story. Jack Lark is one of my favourite heroes. Brilliantly read.

  • Destroying Angel

  • Damian Seeker, Book 3
  • By: S.G. MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Captain Damian Seeker has gone north. Charged with preparing the way for the rule of the major generals, he is now under the command of Colonel Robert Lilburne at York. But when Lilburne orders him to a small village on the North York moors with details of the stringent new anti-Royalist laws, Seeker finds that what should be a routine visit will reveal a plot to rival anything in scheming London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damian Seeker in York and North Riding. Brilliant

  • By KAH on 07-08-18

Damian Seeker in York and North Riding. Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

This is another great Damian Seeker story. Really well read as always. I cannot wait for the next one already.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kingdom Come

  • Kingmaker, Book 4
  • By: Toby Clements
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 428

Toby Clements's fourth and final instalment in the Kingmaker historical series, set during England's bloody and brutal War of the Roses. 1470. The recent tensions between King Edward and his great ally the Earl of Warwick lie forgotten these past months, but even as winter tightens her grip on the land, the peace is shattered by a vicious attack on one of the King's allies. Long buried secrets are brought to the surface, and Thomas and Katherine must finally decide where their loyalties lie and to choose between fight or flight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb series of books

  • By j c hare on 25-09-17

Great finish to Kingmaker series

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

This was great. Really well read. Fast moving and very entertaining. Toby Clements at his best.