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Ellie S.

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  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated, uninteresting story

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-10-18

Roller coaster

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Gripping story taking you with Alex, annoyed with her, hopeful for her - the full range of emotions. A story of now - I loved it.

  • Little Girl Lost

  • Detective Robyn Carter Crime Thriller Series, Book 1
  • By: Carol Wyer
  • Narrated by: Emma Newman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

A teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances and a man is murdered at a local reservoir. For Detective Robyn Carter, there's no obvious link between the cases. But as she starts to delve into them, her investigations lead her to Abigail, perfect wife and mother to beautiful little Izzy. What was Abigail's connection to the victims? And why is she receiving threatening messages from an anonymous number?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully narrated

  • By Sharon Binns on 14-04-18

Excruciating

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-19

The story is ok, just. The narrator has the most grating voice and delivery. Either it’s poorly written and the narrator reads it like a robot or, it did occur to me, it’s a poor translation - verbatim which doesn’t convey the full sense. I persevered out of sheer pig headedness but mostly because I can’t bear the car radio and more Brexit talk!

  • A Spark of Light

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

The Center for women's reproductive health offers a last chance at hope - but nobody ends up there by choice. Its very existence is controversial, and to the demonstrators who barricade the building every day, the service it offers is no different from legalised murder. Now life and death decisions are being made horrifyingly real: a lone protester with a gun has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started good but lost its way

  • By Mrs on 29-11-18

A tough listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-18

As always, Jodi Picoult:s books are challenging and thought provoking. This book is right up there. One person;s beliefs and convictions, if forced on another, can be cruel and devastating. The story of all that’s wrong in this world....... A must listen book.

  • And So It Begins

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Olivia Vinall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

Cleo knows she should be happy for her brother Mark. He's managed to find someone new after the sudden death of his first wife - but something about Evie just doesn't feel right...When Evie starts having accidents at home, her friends grow concerned. Could Mark be causing her injuries? Called out to their clifftop house one night, Sergeant Stephanie King finds two bodies entangled on blood-drenched sheets. Where does murder begin? When the knife is raised to strike, or before, at the first thought of violence?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rather Dull!

  • By Ann D on 14-11-18

Kept guessing all the way

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-18

It was a brilliant story - throwing suspicion in so many directions. Just as I thought I’d begun to know, another plausible door opened. A great listen.

  • Broken Bones

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 7
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

They thought they were safe. They were wrong. The murder of a young prostitute and a baby found abandoned on the same winter night signals the start of a disturbing investigation for Detective Kim Stone - one which brings her face to face with someone from her own horrific childhood. As more sex workers are murdered in quick succession, each death more violent than the last, Kim and her team realize that the initial killing was no one-off frenzied attack, but a twisted serial killer preying on the vulnerable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything I hoped for in a thriller.

  • By C. Daniel on 17-11-17

Excellent - again!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-18

This is a great series, best read in order but stand alone complete stories too. Straight into the next one!

  • Lost Girls

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping. And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration much better - story outstanding

  • By Marie on 10-12-15

Gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-18

Another tough storyline, quite hard to listen to in places but impossible not to. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have already downloaded the next in the series

  • Evil Games

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mystery to sink into

  • By SaxonSpirit56 on 30-08-15

Great series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

Really enjoyable stand alone story and a great series. Tough story lines but not so awful or gruesome that you have nightmares.

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,430
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,552
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,525

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons, and dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Good Potter!

  • By Simon on 29-11-15

Brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-18

Fabulous narration from Stephen Fry - the man is a genius. The story is everything you expect from the series and I’m straight on to the next one. For me, seeing the films (forced by my adult children!) really helps me enjoy the audible books more. The books flesh out the films so well so, unusually, I find they are great stand alone and complimentary to each other.

  • Last Bus to Woodstock

  • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

The death of Sylvia Kaye figured dramatically in Thursday afternoon's edition of the Oxford Mail. By Friday evening Inspector Morse had informed the nation that the police were looking for a dangerous man - facing charges of willful murder, sexual assault and rape. But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No Case for Re-Morse

  • By Simon on 06-10-17

A good listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-18

It’s dated but well narrated, the characters beginning g to form. No doubt the tv series add to the inner vision. I’m looking forward to working my way through the series.

  • Fall of Giants

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,252
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

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

Epic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-18

A tough time in people’s lives but rich in history. It was educational and fascinating and one became wrapped up in the lives of families across continents. An excellent read/listen.