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  • The Darkwater Bride

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Donal Finn, Jamie Glover, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 224

Late Victorian London. When James Miller, the most respectable of Scottish businessmen, is pulled, dead, from the Thames, his daughter is drawn into an investigation which reveals a whole world of secrets and corruption. Alongside local detective Culley, Catriona’s search for her father’s killer leads all the way to the tragic truth behind the ghostly legend of The Darkwater Bride and the power of her deadly kiss. An epic drama starring Adrian Scarborough, Claire Corbett, Freya Mayor and Jamie Glover, The Darkwater Bride combines the genres of the Victorian mystery thriller with the equally classic Victorian mode of the ghostly tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ghostly Thriller With a Dark Heart!

  • By Simon on 30-10-18

love it love it love it!

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

Reviewed: 20-03-19

Very creepy around the edges and wonderfully atmospheric story. Really enjoyed this tale of tragedy, spirit and ghosts. Beware the dark water bride especially in the middle of the night! Loving dramatisations - lots more please!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruth Rendell BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by: Oona Beeson, Jamie Glover, Peter Wingfield, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Full-cast dramatisations of seven of Ruth Rendell's tense psychological thrillers. This collection includes The Bridesmaid, Going Wrong, King Solomon’s Carpet, People Don’t Do Such Things, The Fever Tree, The Dreadful Day of Judgment and Thornapple. Among the casts of these seven suspenseful adaptations are Jamie Glover, Mark Strong, Reece Shearsmith, Paul Rhys, Danny Sapani and Juliet Aubrey. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Jane on 13-02-19

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 13-02-19

First time I have heard any Rendell. Enjoyed this varied collection and dramatisation team did great job. Will look forward to next stories.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi, Hugh Grant, full cast, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of P. D. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. D. James in Her Own Words. This collection includes: Cover Her Face, A Taste for Death, Devices and Desires, A Certain Justice, The Private Patient, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable

  • By sue glason on 18-03-18

Excellent listen!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

First times James and really enjoyed this collection. Great listen with interesting plots, acting and dramatisation.

  • Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: H. G. Wells, Jeff Wayne
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, Taron Egerton, Theo James, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,092

One of the world’s most recognisable sci-fi stories, H. G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds established numerous conventions for the genre, including the threat of an invasive extraterrestrial species, space travel and intergalactic conflict, inspiring directors, gamers, producers and writers alike with its sobering story of struggle and survival. Marrying the suspense, drama and urgency of Wells’ original novel with Jeff Wayne’s rousing and flamboyant score, Audible’s new and exclusive dramatisation uses action, narration, original music and evocative sound design to immerse listeners in a world that’s as thrilling as it is desolate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning Interpretation of Jeff Wayne's Classic!

  • By Simon on 29-11-18

OMG Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

Loving this dramatic version - worth the wait. All the classic familiar character and tunes.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Whitby Ghost Book

  • Hauntings Legends & Superstitions
  • By: Paul Fitz-George
  • Narrated by: Time Winters
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

A collection of 22 supernatural tales about the old seaport of Whitby on England's beautiful and mysterious North East Coast. Stories include tales about ghosts, vampires, the fairy folk ,and the ancient customs and superstitions of the town's sea-folk, all of which paint a suitably spectral sketch of the ghostly goings on in this famous old town over the centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunted Whitby comes alive

  • By Jane on 26-06-18

Haunted Whitby comes alive

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

Absolutely loved this collection of atmospheric ghost stories. Listened to these with mum and brother whilst staying in port hole cottage, Clark's yard on the east side of Whitby harbour. Candles and rum helped set the mood. Fantastic haunting holiday fun.

  • Alien: Sea of Sorrows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: James A. Moore, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Walles Hamonde, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511

Set 300 years after the events of Alien: Out of the Shadows and Alien: River of Pain, Alien: Sea of Sorrows deals with the rediscovery of dormant Xenomorphs (Aliens) in the abandoned mines of LV-178, the planetoid from Alien: Out of the Shadows, which has now been terraformed and renamed New Galveston. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, reformed after the collapse of the United Systems Military, continue their unceasing efforts to weaponise the creatures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drowning in Aliens!

  • By Simon on 26-04-18

Another alien masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Really enjoyed this latest alien - impressive storyline and dramatisation. Very atmospheric with all the hallmarks of our favourite critters.

  • The Lost Child

  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

An elderly woman is found murdered in her own home, and Detective Lottie Parker and her partner Detective Boyd are called in to investigate. When they discover that the victim's daughter is missing as well, they start to fear for the safety of the whole family.... Two days later, as a nearby house is set on fire, and with the body count rising, Lottie and her team begin to unpick a web of secrets and lies, as the murders seem to link back to a case investigated by Lottie's father before he took his own life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never Disappointed - Lottie Parker is Number 1!!

  • By Lisa Ince on 17-11-17

Another great Gibney story

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

Really enjoying this series so far. A very good storyline, narrator and full of surprises!

  • 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 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510

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

Another Great Marsons Thriller<br />

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

Reviewed: 19-03-18

Angela Marsons just keeps getting better with this challenging and clever storyline which kept me glued. Jan is the best narrator so what a super combination they make. Already downloaded next two books. Ecstatic to find another great authentic author with innovative characters and thought provoking narrative.

  • The Stolen Girls

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 2
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

The young woman standing on Lottie's step was a stranger. She was clutching the hand of a young boy. "Help me," she said to Lottie. "Please help me." One Monday morning, the body of a young pregnant woman is found. The same day, a mother and her son visit the house of Detective Lottie Parker, begging for help to find a lost friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulously intricate story, and great narration

  • By Sam Hall on 01-08-17

Another Gibney Treasure

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

Hoped the second Parker book would be as good as the first and not disappointed. Great characters emerging, harrowing theme but authentic and very well narrated. Really gripping story so quick listen. Onto number 3!

  • The Missing Ones

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

When a woman's body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It's clear the pair are connected, but how? The trail leads Lottie to St Angela's, a former children's home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Mrs. J. Answer on 24-05-17

Loved It! Great to find another great author!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Where does The Missing Ones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Missing Ones?

Powerful retrospective story integrated throughout the book

What about Michele Moran’s performance did you like?

Very well narrated with good pace, clarity and emotion

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Very sad to hear the depiction of 1970's children's homes and abuse.

Any additional comments?

Really enjoyed this book - didn't want to miss a word. Well done Patricia please keep up the quality of the books - just purchased book two :)