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Graham. Cox

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  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,517
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,113

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Another brilliant book from this author

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

I can only say that I whole heartedly agree with all the five star praises for this book. The quality of writing, great story and a superb narrator in Robert Glenister, I could not put the book down. Greatly looking forward to the next book..

  • Wild Fire

  • Shetland, Book 8
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, a new English family move to the area, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny’s body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wildfire. With suspicion raining down on the family, DI Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate, knowing that it will mean the return to the islands of his on-off lover and boss Willow Reeves, who will run the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb vocal performance brings a classic Shetland to life ...

  • By Mr. Timothy Linford on 07-09-18

Not up to past standard

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

An average plodding detective story not her usual quality. The relationship with Willow was neither here nor there and I did not feel that there was any intense feelings on either side, It was as if the writer was in a hurry to tie up all the loose ends. After all the plodding, the detectives suddenly knew who done it but you are left floundering as to how they came to that conclusion. I have read and enjoyed virtually all of Anne Cleeves books but this one just does not do it for me.

  • Places in the Darkness

  • By: Chris Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

Million-copy-selling Chris Brookmyre takes his fiction further than ever before in this wildly inventive and sharply-plotted novel set in the unforgiving emptiness of space. "This is as close to a city without crime as mankind has ever seen." Ciudad de Cielo is the 'city in the sky', a space station where hundreds of scientists and engineers work in earth's orbit, building the colony ship that will one day take humanity to the stars. When a mutilated body is found on the CdC, the eyes of the world are watching.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth trying if you like recent Brookmyre

  • By Skegg on 19-11-17

Hooked on Brookmyre

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

Reviewed: 13-12-17

So far my genre has been Crime and Thriller but was getting fed up with plodding detectives. I looked around for a writer of wholesome stories and found Chris Brookmyre. what a find. This story with an unusual setting held me and carried me along at an unflagging pace. The story is well plotted and totally believable. The narrator was brilliant. All in all a superb read which I could not put down. Just finished Black Widow with equal satisfaction.

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  • The Ice Princess

  • Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 1
  • By: Camilla Lackberg
  • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems, at first, that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will help to overcome her writer's block as well as answer questions about their own past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally worthwhile

  • By Red Kitty on 08-02-15

What's the hurry?

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

Reviewed: 16-11-17

Reasonable story but more of the usual romance and relationship problems than a who done it, and nothing constructive happens until the last pages. I found the language a little twee, a bit like the old movies. What really got to me was why does the narrator gallop into the next chapter without taking a breath? It takes a moment or two to realise that, without a break, we have moved into a different situation. A small gap to indicate a change of direction would have helped. I have read 2 of her books and, if I am looking for a light read, I will try another.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,593
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,680

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Puts Bridget Jones in the shade

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 10-07-17

A wonderful book the best I have read for ages

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

Would you listen to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine again? Why?

I would certainly listen to the book again. The book is so heart warming, it has everything from loads of humour to the depths of pathos. Well measured and flows like silk.

What about Cathleen McCarron’s performance did you like?

This narrator is brilliant, she moves from character to character effortlessly. Its hard to believe that it is the same narrator speaking as she moves effortlessly through the various accents. If I could give this narrator 10 stars I would.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Eleanor's inability to fathom social nuances creates some wonderful humour, at the same time you feel you want to help her find her way.

Any additional comments?

This is not just a woman's book. My wife's friend loved the book and I downloaded it and thoroughly enjoyed it. My wife listened later on my ipod and felt the same way. This is a must buy.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful