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  • The Religious Body

  • By: Catherine Aird
  • Narrated by: Robin Bailey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Who would want to kill a nun? That was the problem facing Inspector C.D. Sloan of the Berebury CID when the body of Sister Anne was found at the foot of the cellar steps at the Convent of St Anselm. Sloan soon found that interviewing half a hundred black-habited sisters as potential suspects for murder was no easy task - especially when he realised that, to him, one nun looked very much like the next, and every sister had an assumed name - and a past...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing story intelligently read.

  • By Caroline on 30-05-14

awgul

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-18

awful!!! flimsy storyline..narrator has the voice o hammy Shakespearean actor....will be returning this book immediately

  • Blind Defence

  • By: John Fairfax
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

She was found hanging in a dingy London bedsit with a blood orange in her mouth. Diane Heybridge, a young woman without a past or much of a future, has captured in death the compassion denied her in life. For the prosecution, this seeming suicide is nothing more than a bungled killing, and a disgusted public looks to Court 2 of the Old Bailey for justice. Her callous, jilted partner, Brent Stainsby, stands accused of her murder, and he's turned to the maverick legal team William Benson and Tess de Vere to defend him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm One of Benson's Advocates!

  • By Simon on 05-04-18

outstanding

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

Reviewed: 26-05-18

great storyline. ....excellent narration. .
thoroughly enjoyed. ..quite desolate now that I have finished it!

  • Falling in Love

  • By: Donna Leon
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

In Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon’s first novel in the Commissario Brunetti series, readers were introduced to the glamorous and cut-throat world of opera and to one of Italy’s finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrelli - then a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Now, many years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to the illustrious La Fenice to sing the lead in Tosca. As an opera superstar, Flavia is well acquainted with attention from adoring fans and aspiring singers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Style over substance

  • By Michael Lynes on 16-03-16

Very disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-18

I felt it rambled on for the first 3 chapters...lost my interest....too much detail about opera

  • Dead Wrong

  • Calladine & Bayliss, Book 1
  • By: Helen H. Durrant
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

First a shooting, then a grisly discovery on the common.... Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it's all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine's instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicise the gruesome crimes?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By muggsie on 24-11-17

disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-17

I thought the torture scenes were overly graphic...chilling to begin with...The they went on too long..became almost gratuitous and somewhat lost credibility

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