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  • London Rules

  • Slough House, Book 5
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

London rules might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one. Cover your arse. Regent's Park's First Desk, Claude Whelan, is learning this the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's facing attack from all directions himself: from the showboating MP who orchestrated the Brexit vote and now has his sights set on Number 10; from the showboat's wife, a tabloid columnist who's crucifying Whelan in print; and especially from his own deputy, Lady Di Taverner, who's alert for Claude's every stumble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping. Brilliantly entertaining.

  • By Belinda on 09-02-18

LONDON RULES

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

This is one of Nick Herron's best books, which has been superbly narrated. I hope there is more to come.

  • Dead Lions

  • Slough House, Book 2
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568

London’s Slough House is where disgraced MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their washed-up careers. Now they have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. Slough House’s head honcho, the despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A small beginning to get to the bigger picture

  • By Rogayah on 03-11-16

Dead Lions

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Another great story by Nick Herron brought to life by the very good narrator Sean Barrett

  • Life for a Life

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 4
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

Suspenseful, pause-resisting crime writing at its gripping best featuring DCI Andy Gilchrist and set in St Andrews, Scotland. Will DCI Andy Gilchrist end up like the others - dead, beheaded on a beach? It’s the middle of winter in St Andrews when a young woman's half-naked body is found on Fife's Coastal Path, frozen and with remnants of a rope manacle around her wrist.... DCI Andy Gilchrist is given the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gilchrist gets a new Sidekick!

  • By Simon on 14-10-15

Life for a Life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-17

As I have found with all of T F Mike's books it was first class

  • The Wire in the Blood

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745

Young girls are disappearing around the country, and there is nothing to connect them to one another. Dr Tony Hill sets his team an exercise: they are given the details and asked to discover links between the cases. Only one officer comes up with a theory that is ridiculed...until one of their own is murdered. For Tony Hill the murder becomes a matter for personal revenge, and, joined by colleague Carol Jordan, he embarks on a game where hunter and hunted can all too easily be reversed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wire in the Blood

  • By Rachel on 03-11-15

The Wire in the Blood

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-17

A very good listen,the story line being very good.I found the end left a lot the imagination.

  • Heavenfield

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081

The hunter becomes the hunted.... When a man is found dead at the remote church of Heavenfield, DCI Ryan is the only other person for miles around. The police have no weapon, no motive and no other suspects. Already suspended from Northumbria CID, Ryan must fight to clear his name. But soon more than his career is at stake when prominent members of the mysterious Circle begin to die.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next instalment!

  • By Hengestine on 04-05-16

Heavenfield

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-05-17

A good story that is well worth a listen. Very well narrated and easy to listen to.

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,089

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By MrsFiddleback on 29-05-09

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

A well written and interesting a story,the one draw back is it is not very easy to follow all the Swedish names

  • Only the Innocent

  • By: Rachel Abbott
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,130

When billionaire philanthropist Sir Hugo Fletcher is discovered murdered in his London home, tied naked to a bed, the scandal is only a shadow of the darkness lurking off-camera. Laura Fletcher returns from an Italian vacation to find her home under siege by paparazzi. Is she shocked? Yes. But is she distraught? Not exactly. Chief Inspector Tom Douglas reveals his suspicions that Hugo’s killer is female. The deeper Douglas digs, the more sordid details he uncovers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor narration

  • By mrs c a dunne on 20-07-15

Only the Innocent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-17

This Rachel Abbott book is a first for me. I found it a very good listen,and I will listen to more.

  • Jack of Spies

  • By: David Downing
  • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Jack McColl is a globe-trotting salesman for a luxury car firm. He is also a part-time spy for the fledgling Secret Service on the eve of the First World War. As 1913 ends he is in China, checking out the German naval base at Tsingtao between automobile demonstrations in Peking and Shanghai. Caitlin Hanley is a young Irish American journalist with the sort of views that most British men would find dangerously advanced.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Jack of Spies.

  • By JOHN M. on 25-04-17

Jack of Spies.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-17

Did not match up to expectations. A weak story line, and a disappointing end to the story.

  • Baby Doll

  • By: Hollie Overton
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 227

Lily was abducted from outside her high school gates. For eight long years, she's been locked away from the outside world. During that time she's changed from a girl into a woman. She's had a baby. And now she has seized her chance and escaped. Running for her life, with her daughter in her arms, she returns to her family and the life she used to know - to her much-loved twin sister, Abby; her mum; her high school boyfriend - and her freedom. But is it possible to go back?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • terrible

  • By Chantelle on 21-02-17

Baby. Doll

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-17

A good listen. The story line is easy to follow,although the outcome was rather predictable.

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,774
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,295

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping story.

  • By Bernadette on 22-10-15

Career of Evil

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-17

A good story to listen well worth a listen. The narrator Robert Glenister made all the difference.