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  • 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 4,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,182

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • wow, was this overhyped

  • By Marie Murphy on 21-06-18

Worth the wait

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

Reviewed: 20-07-18

Almost gave up when i first started listening to this, didn't like the narrator but, it had sch good reviews i persevered and so glad i did, was ace, and the narrators voice grew on me.

  • Cold Kill

  • Dan Shepherd, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Martyn Read
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

People smuggling, counterfeit currency, and attempted murder: It’s all in a day’s work for undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd. But what starts as a run-of-the-mill investigation quickly turns into a matter of life and death when he uncovers a terrorist cell on a mission of death and destruction. With the clock ticking, Shepherd and his colleagues realise that to avoid catastrophe, they have to be even more merciless than the terrorists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book!!

  • By Trevor on 02-02-15

One of Shepherds best stories to date

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

Reviewed: 31-03-18

Gripping,lots of unexpected twists and turns. And interesting learning little snippets about how these guys work in real life.

  • My Sweet Revenge

  • By: Jane Fallon
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell, Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044

Paula has had Robert's back since they got together as drama students. She gave up her dreams so he could make it. Now he's one of the nation's most popular actors. And Paula's just discovered he's having an affair. She's going to remind Robert just what he's sacrificing, and then she's going to break his heart like he broke hers. It will be her greatest acting role ever. Revenge is sweet. Isn't it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Revenge is definitely sweet

  • By Sue R. on 08-09-17

very humorous

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

Reviewed: 29-03-18

loved it. good plot. lots of humour. a sad situation to be in but had a good outcome.

  • Good Me Bad Me

  • By: Ali Land
  • Narrated by: Hannah Murray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way Annie can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind. The secrets of her past won't let her sleep, even with a new family and name - Milly. A fresh start. Now surely she can be whomever she wants to be. But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Anne on 23-01-17

So slowwwwwww

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

Reviewed: 17-09-17

What would have made Good Me Bad Me better?

Might have been an ok listen if the narrator wasn't so dreary drab and slow. Put me off after a few chapters.

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,038

'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

  • By Highlight on 14-12-16

Absolutely loved listening to this and im an OAP.

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

Reviewed: 20-12-16

It was like reading a bedtime story to my kids when they were young, except i was being read to.

  • Try Not to Breathe

  • By: Holly Seddon
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies, Lucy Middleweek, Katy Sobey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,969

For fans of Gillian Flynn, Laura Lippman, and Paula Hawkins comes Holly Seddon's arresting fiction debut: an engrossing thriller full of page-turning twists and turns, richly imagined characters, and gripping psychological suspense. Some secrets never die. They're just locked away. Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you can get over annoying irritating inflections in speech of two readers it's worth listening to.

  • By Pete on 02-12-16

sheer stuborness got me through this bore

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

Reviewed: 30-06-16

listened to the ”trailor” and it sounded good. bought the book and regretted it almost immediatly. boring. predictable and dull.

16 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Dance with the Enemy

  • The Enemy Series Book 1
  • By: Rob Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Carl Logan was the perfect agent. A loner with no real friends or family, he was trained to deal with any situation with cold efficiency, devoid of emotion. But Logan isn't the man he used to be or the asset he once was. Five months ago his life changed forever when he was captured, tortured and left for dead by Youssef Selim, one of the world's most violent terrorists. When Selim mysteriously reappears in Paris, linked to the kidnapping of America's attorney general, Logan smells his chance for revenge.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No wit or humour but plenty of cliches

  • By Laney on 07-03-16

Narrator is .... Sigh's

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

Reviewed: 31-12-15

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I couldn't give this book a chance as the narrator was so annoying I had to stop listening before I threw my ipod out the window.

Any additional comments?

Tell the narrator to stop holding his breath and then inhale deep breaths making you think something exciting is about to happen, when it doesn't!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • After You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,176

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Jojo Moyes says: "I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life meant that the characters never left me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Linden on 20-12-15

Boring

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

Reviewed: 29-10-15

Would you try another book written by Jojo Moyes or narrated by Anna Acton?

I did, I listened to you before me which was exciting gripping and so sad, but this follow up was nonsense.

What will your next listen be?

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What does Anna Acton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

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If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from After You?

probably the first half of the book!

Any additional comments?

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Tiny Bit Marvellous

  • By: Dawn French
  • Narrated by: Dawn French
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 645

Everyone hates the perfect family. So you’ll love the Battles. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn’t understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing. She has become entirely grey, inside, and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indeed a whole lot of marvellous

  • By Mark on 12-11-10

Funny and spot on

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

Reviewed: 19-04-15


Good listen. Loved her change of voice when she's being Dora and Oscar. Made me laugh.
Would recommend as a reminder if your off spring have flown.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bone Clocks

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,870

One summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands what sort of asylum the woman was seeking.… The Bone Clocks follows Holly's life: not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air, and brief lapses in the laws of reality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too many different readers

  • By S. Hunt on 09-09-15

Nah

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

Reviewed: 29-10-14

What disappointed you about The Bone Clocks?

Started off interesting enough but as the characters changed i couldn't keep up with the plot and called it a day.

What could David Mitchell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Made it less confusing

1 of 3 people found this review helpful