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  • Killjoy

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Gus Lynch is directing the Youth Theatre through a rehearsal. The cast is in place, but the female lead, Gabriella Paston, is missing. Later that evening her body is discovered in the boot of Gus' car. Detective Inspector Stephen Ramsay and Sergeant Gordon Hunter are assigned to head the murder enquiry. Meanwhile, violence is escalating on the Starling Farm Estate as police battle to contain the latest outbreak of joyriding. Is the death of Gabriella connected to the events at Starling Farm?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not For Me

  • By jean on 24-01-18

Good enjoyable who dunnit

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-19

Well read and well written. Up to the high standard of all Ann Cleaves books

  • Cold as the Grave

  • The Insepctor McLean Series, Book 9
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

Her lifeless body is hidden in the dark corner of a basement room, a room which seems to have been left untouched for decades. A room which feels as cold as the grave. As a rowdy demonstration makes its slow and vocal way along Edinburgh's Royal Mile, Detective Chief Inspector Tony McLean's team are on stand-by for any trouble. The newly promoted McLean is distracted, inexplicably drawn to a dead-end mews street...and a door, slightly ajar, which leads to this poor girl's final resting place. But how long has she been there, in her sleep of death? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best One for a While!

  • By Simon on 10-02-19

Brilliant and very entertaining.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-19

A hauntingly defective story with the most amazing twists and turns and a completely unexpected outcome.

  • The Stone Circle

  • The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, Book 11
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters telling him to 'go to the stone circle and rescue the innocent who is buried there'. He is shaken, not only because children are very much on his mind, with Michelle's baby due to be born, but because although the letters are anonymous, they are somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic as usual

  • By M BeeH on 12-02-19

Done it again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-19

This "who done it" beat me. I did not work out who the murderer was but I was glad to catch up with Ruth and her love life.

  • The Rebel’s Revenge

  • Ben Hope, Book 18
  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Even when ex-SAS major Ben Hope is taking a holiday, trouble seems to find him. What started as a relaxing trip to the Deep South spirals into a nightmare when he’s wrongly accused of a vicious murder and forced to go on the run. Target of a state-wide manhunt, the only way Ben can prove his innocence is to unearth a long-forgotten secret and track down the killers who slaughtered an innocent woman in a vendetta dating back generations. His quest takes him into the wild heart of Louisiana’s swampland, where all hell’s about to break loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always a good story by Scott!

  • By VSK on 26-02-19

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Another great story well told. I have emerged myself in the series and rapidly gone on to the next with anticipation and have not been disappointed.

  • The Devil's Kingdom

  • Ben Hope, Book 14
  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Has Ben Hope finally met his match? The master best seller returns with the explosive follow-up to Star of Africa. The second in a two-part series. Held hostage by a despicable tyrant in the heart of Africa - within the lawless and unforgiving Congo - it's not looking good for Ben Hope. Even worse, someone very important to him has fallen into the enemy's hands, and they're using this against Ben as part of a depraved plan to bend him to their will.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Devil's Kingdom

  • By Salter on 21-03-19

Brilliant book

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

Reviewed: 20-01-19

I could not put it down. I was totally immersed in the storyline and will go into the next book in the series.

  • The Lost Relic: Ben Hope, Book 6

  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Whilst visiting a former SAS comrade in Italy, a distracted Ben nearly runs over a young boy - and unwittingly walks into his deadliest mission yet. Ben's involvement with the boy's family runs deeper as he witnesses their brutal murder at a gallery robbery. A seemingly worthless Goya sketch was the principal target in the bloodbath heist. Now it's up to Ben to find out the truth behind the elusive painting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope on the run!

  • By Salter on 19-01-19

He's done it again.

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

Reviewed: 13-12-18

Another brilliant storyline. Colin Mace's narrative was just as great as we have come to expect.

  • The Shadow Project: Ben Hope, Book 5

  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Only one man can foil a plot set to change the course of history.... Ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope is enjoying life at Le Val, the facility in Northern France where he trains others in the dangerous art of hostage rescue, until a chance incident forces him to take on the role of bodyguard to the Swiss billionaire Maximilian Steiner. The victim of a recent abduction attempt, Steiner believes that a neo-Nazi terror group are bent on seizing a prized document from his personal collection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Ben Hope action/adventure...

  • By Salter on 29-11-18

Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

Great storyline kept me guessing and I want more of the same. I am going for the next in series.

  • The Mozart Conspiracy

  • Ben Hope, Book 2
  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

From the number-one best-selling author. Former SAS operative Ben Hope is running for his life. Enlisted by the beautiful Leigh Llewellyn - world-famous opera star and Ben's first love - to investigate her brother's mysterious death, Ben finds himself caught up in a centuries-old puzzle. The official line states that Oliver died whilst investigating Mozart's death, but the facts don't add up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb action thriller...!

  • By Salter on 16-10-18

A list of emotions I felt

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

Reviewed: 25-11-18

Excitement, fear, anticipation,surprise, shock, joy, sadness and a dozen or more indescribable feelings at the action and drama that a well written book can portray.


  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418

Fight them, Mr Brigance. To the bitter end. We must prevail. In the long-awaited successor to the novel that launched his phenomenal career, John Grisham brings us the powerful sequel to A Time to Kill. As filled with twists as it is with legal mastery, Sycamore Row proves beyond doubt that John Grisham is in a league of his own. Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham back at his best

  • By Liz on 10-12-13

This Years Must Read

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

This book is so well written that I do not think that John could create anything better but will be getting more from him just to find out. Loved this book. Full of surprises and the background is so realistic I am sure he spent a very long time doing the research to get things so believable.

  • The Hunter

  • By: Andrew Reid
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Attack is the only defence. The Hunter is an explosive debut thriller that splices the heart-pounding action of Terry Hayes' I Am Pilgrim and James Swallow's Nomad with a hero as deadly as Gregg Hurwitz's Orphan X. A troubled genius who vanishes in a mysterious car crash. A disillusioned cop sensing conspiracy in the corridors of power. A ruthless team of mercenaries operating in the shadows. A billion-dollar business that wants the world in its grip. One link connects them all. A champion fighter. Betrayed and searching for the truth. Cameron King is The Hunter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked from start to finish

  • By Daisy on 02-09-18

Action from start to finish

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-18

Great storyline. It must be very hard to come up with something original considering how many books are published each year. This book left me wanting more of the same. Great read

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