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  • The Infirmary: A DCI Ryan Mystery

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Tom Bateman, Bertie Carvel, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

There's a serial killer targeting the streets of Newcastle, seemingly picking his victims at random but subjecting them all to the same torturous end. When the Chief Inspector on the case goes missing, it falls on DCI Ryan to track down the man who is brutally murdering women and goading the police to 'catch me if you can'. As everyone becomes a suspect, Ryan and his team get drawn further and further into the case, but for Ryan the nightmare gets closer to home than he could ever have imagined. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent DCI Ryan mystery....

  • By Salter on 08-11-18

Don't bother.

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I have listened to every book by LJ Ross and rated each one a 5 star. This book bothered me. First, it should have been before Holy Island which was presented first in the series. Second, Jonathan Kebble has narrated all previous books. His voice was perfect in every way. The hodgepodge of actors in this narration was nerve wracking to say the least. It just detracted from the story. We waited so long for this next book in the series just to find out it had all been covered in the rest of the series. Big disappointment. I would recommend you leave this story off all together and just start with number one in the series - Holy Island and continue from there. Sorry Audible, this book was just a waste of time.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruin

  • By: Dervla McTiernan
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

On his first week on the job, Garda Cormac Reilly responds to a call at a decrepit country house to find two silent, neglected children waiting for him - 15-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack. Their mother lies dead upstairs. Twenty years later, Cormac has left his high-flying career as a detective in Dublin and returned to Galway. As he struggles to navigate the politics of a new police station, Maude and Jack return to haunt him. What ties a recent suicide to the woman's death so long ago? And who among his new colleagues can Cormac really trust?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Jus Shemare on 11-03-18

Great Stuart on a new series.

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

Since this was the first in the series, the author took a bit longer to fill in the characters, but once it got cracking it was hard to put down. I'm looking forward to Book 2.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • No Turning Back

  • Cat Connolly, Book 3
  • By: Sam Blake
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Niamh and Conor Ryan are the perfect power couple: smart, successful and beautiful, they have an enviable relationship and an idyllic family life. But then the unthinkable happens. Their oldest son, Tom, is the victim of a hit-and-run. What was Tom doing out walking so late at night? Did he really have problems sleeping, or was he secretly meeting someone? Is it a coincidence that his friend, Lauren, committed suicide nearby - or is there something more sinister going on? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good listen

  • By Jennifer Tymlin on 15-01-19

Incredible author - well done Sam Blake!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

This is the third in the Kat Connelly series, and the last in the Audible Libary. These books have been the best detective series I have listened to in a long, long time - and I have listened to most of them. Please Audible keep them coming. My eyes are not good enough to read books anymore and I depend on you to keep releasing Sam Blake's books.

  • In Deep Water

  • Cat Connolly, Book 2
  • By: Sam Blake
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

A missing girl. A case that's personal. A contract killer on Irish soil. Cat Connolly is back at work. Struggling to adjust to physical and mental scars, her workload once again becomes personal when her best friend, Sarah Jane, goes missing. Sarah Jane's a journalism student, the daughter of a decorated war correspondent, but what could she be working on that could lead to her disappearance? And how deadly will it get?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRILLIANT

  • By Anonymous User on 08-01-19

This author is incredible!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Sam Blake will give the best of detective novel authors a run for their money! The characters and scenes are so clear it feels as if you're standing there. I've read almost exclusively crime novels for years, and Sam Blake is at the top of her game. Aoife McMahon as narrator is perfect. Her mellow voice and accents are spot on and she changes easily between male and female characters. The author and narrator are a perfect match. Can't wait to get on to her next novel. Audible please keep this author books on your main list for releases.

  • Little Bones

  • Cat Connolly, Book 1
  • By: Sam Blake
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Cathy Connolly discovers the bones of a baby concealed in the hem of an old wedding dress. When the dress' original owner, Lavinia Grant, is found dead in a Dublin suburb, Cathy is drawn deep into a complex web of secrets and lies spun by three generations of women. Meanwhile, a fugitive killer has already left two dead in execution style killings across the Atlantic - and now he's in Dublin with old scores to settle. Can the team track him down before he kills again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent and to real life in the Irish cops

  • By Anonymous User on 17-12-18

Sam Blake hits a blinder!

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

Fantastic audiobook! The characters were real and the book captured me from the beginning. The best praise I can give a book is is how quickly I finish it. This outstanding book was finished in two sittings. I only stopped to sleep! I read mainly detective thrillers, and this one of the best! Coming to Ireland from the States 35 years ago, I thought these brave people were amazing to actually do the majority of their job without a gun! They have an amazing ability to calm situations with just talking. This book has given me a little more insight to how things are handled in the big city.

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,384

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smokin' Start to a New Series!

  • By Simon on 14-06-18

How did I miss Joy Ellis?

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

Reviewed: 16-06-18

I've been an addict of contemporary crime thrillers for over a decade. I have devoured whole series of some of the best, but I have never come across Joy Ellis. This author without a doubt possesses excellent writing skills! It was difficult to stop listening once I got started. I'm delighted to find there are more books in this series as well. This is the type of a crime thriller I will repeatedly return to when I'm tired of all the "blood and guts" of some of crime thrillers, although I always keep up with my favourites like Stuart MacBride. This book has the blood and guts, but the emphasis is not on that. It was a puzzle inside an enigma type book. I would puzzle over the characters and their activities even when I wasn't listening to the book. These days just watching the news can be a head banger. My husband and I always listen to a crime novel for awhile before we go to sleep. Joy Ellis has the rare combination of a really well written thriller that won't give you nightmares. I'm thankful to have found her and will definitely download more of her books!

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Alone

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love. Cora Allbright and her husband, Ernt, a recently returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their 13-year-old daughter, Leni, to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Anonymous User on 21-08-18

BEST BOOK I'VE EVER LISTENED TO!!!

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

Reviewed: 14-06-18

Thank you Kristin Hannah. You captured a whole chunk of my life. I worked in Alaska during the years of the setting of this book. I met the people from Anchorage to Fairbanks. The people who worked on the pipeline and their families. I remember the Land of the Midnight Sun. The moose and reindeer who strolled into town, and the black bears who reminded us we were not the top of the food chain in this extraordinary landscape. I saw cabbages the size of VW Bugs in the Matanuska Valley ... and the mosquitoes. People say New Yorkers are tough -- and they are -- but no one who hasn't lived in Alaska will ever be Alaska Tough. These people are the salt of the earth and have roots like an Oak tree. There is no one like them! I remember Alaska as what America, and life, should always remain.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679

Bravery, courage, fear, and love in a time of war. Despite their differences sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband, Antoine, and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight, and Viann finds herself isolated, so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength are tested.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • hreatbreaking and horrifying story

  • By Lynda on 17-10-17

A MUST READ!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

This story will wrap you in memories and will warn a future generation of the pain and heartache of war. We must keep our cultural heritage, whatever that may be. It makes us who we are and gives us roots from which to draw strength. Then, we must celebrate all cultures and learn to love one another without guns and bombs.

  • Vita Brevis: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

  • Medicus, Book 7
  • By: Ruth Downie
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Ruso and Tilla's excitement at arriving in Rome with their new baby daughter is soon dulled by their discovery that the grand facades of polished marble mask an underworld of corrupt landlords and vermin-infested tenements. There are also far too many doctors - some skilled - but others positively dangerous.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Who Done it Roman Style

  • By Rachel on 27-03-18

Brilliant Who Done it Roman Style

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

Reviewed: 27-03-18

This is my last book to read in the series and I have enjoyed everyone of them immensely. The characters are well defined and each catches you attention immediately. I have come to love the characters and feel like a visit with old friend. You can jump in anywhere, but I would suggest following them in order. I have also learned much about Ancient Rome and the many inventions by Rome that we are still using. Ever time I stem on my underfloor heating I think of Russo and Tilla. Great series.

  • Reasons to Stay Alive

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Matt Haig
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973

What Does it mean to feel truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brave work for which I am so grateful

  • By Camilla Morgan on 26-05-15

Amazing! Matt Haig knows and has lived his sunject!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

If you suffer with bouts of depression and panic attacks, START HERE.

I would advise that you listen slowly. There is not one wasted word in this book. What's more is Matt tells his story from a man's perspective. That is important. Women are more likely to seek help for depression. Men are more likely to commit suicide. Why? Well, Mr. Haig explains it. If I had one completely selfless wish, it would be that this book be required reading and then discussed in the first year of secondary school. It could save lives - our children's lives - far too many in every country are being lost because of society's refusal to take the stigma off the subject of mental health. Thank you Matt Haig for stepping up to the plate and baring your soul to help others.