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Mandy Dockery

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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 4,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,821

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

Excellent Listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-19

I would really recommend this book, it's fast paced and thrilling. One of the best reads in ages, I would highly recommend it. The narration was superb too!

  • Shut Your Eyes Tight

  • By: John Verdon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

When he was the NYPD’s top homicide investigator, Dave Gurney was never comfortable with the label the press gave him: super detective. He was simply a man who, when faced with a puzzle, wanted to know. He was called to the investigative hunt by the presumptuous arrogance of murderers - by their smug belief that they could kill without leaving a trace. There was always a trace, Gurney believed. Except what if one day there wasn't?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • disturbing

  • By Sharon R on 28-06-12

Painfully long ...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

A great read for bed times yawn! I am really struggling to get through this book (a third through)<> In my opinion, it's painfully long and labourious. The story line is good, but lost underneath all the narration.<>The saving grace is the brilliant narrator, who deserves a medal for trying to bring this book to life.

  • The Last Thing She Told Me

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Sarah Durham, Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 606

Moments before she dies, Nicola's grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden. Nicola's mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola's daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty's garden, it's clear that something sinister has taken place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Ciara on 12-11-18

Blimey, I need counseling!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-19

Story line is shocking , but credible - left me needing emotional support after finishing it!
Narration absolutely brilliant!
One fly in the ointment? The recording itself wasn't great. Especially when one of the children spoke -the volume would turn itself right up.Was forever turning it up or down which was irritating.

  • The Asylum

  • By: Johan Theorin, Marlaine Delargy (translator)
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

An underground passage leads from the Dell nursery to Saint Patricia’s asylum. Only the children enter, leaving their minders behind. On the other side are their parents - some of the most dangerous psychopaths in the country. Jan has just started working at the nursery. He is a loner with many secrets and one goal. He must get inside the asylum.... What is his connection with one of the inmates, a famous singer? What really happened when a boy in his care went missing nine years ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Johan Theorins books .

  • By aligog 06 on 02-06-15

Superb read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-19

Excellent! Totally absorbing, disturbing, and thought provoking. Narration is also first class and draws the listener into the story and keeps you there.

  • Right Behind You

  • FBI Profiler, Book 7
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Regina Reagan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Thirteen-year-old Sharlah Nash knows that the first time her brother killed eight years ago, he did it to save their lives. Now, retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife, Rainie Connor, have offered Sharlah a new life of safety. She desperately wants to believe this is her shot at happily ever after. Then two people are murdered in their local convenience store, and Sharlah's brother is identified as the killer. Telly Ray Nash is on the hunt for Sharlah, and as the death count rises it becomes clear that nothing and no one will stop him getting to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth persevering

  • By Brian on 04-10-17

Narration Excellent!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-19

The two stars are for the Narration which was excellent. Unfortunately I found the book laboriously long winded, far too long for the story line.
However only my opinion, but I won't be reading any other book by this author.

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  • The Murderer's Son

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Sitting On The Fens About This One!

  • By Simon on 17-10-18

Superior work!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-18

A complex crime book and far superior to many of the same ilk. Human and credible. Narritator superb! Cannot recommend highly enough!

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  • Rattle

  • By: Fiona Cummins
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he's just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family's macabre museum. Now the time has come to add to his collection. Jakey Frith and Clara Foyle have something in common. They have what he needs. What begins is a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between the sinister collector, Jakey's father and Etta Fitzroy, a troubled detective investigating a spate of abductions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narrator and a brilliant story.

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-03-17

A great book but...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Has extreme highs but there are parts to this book which
are not credible. I can't say I loved it, but it was hard to put down.
The length of the book is questionable, and the closing chapters were an anti climax for me.
I am sure there will be another book to tie up the loose ends. The narration was excellent however.

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  • Bloodsworth

  • The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence
  • By: Tim Junkin
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland's gas chamber. Maintaining his innocence, he read everything on criminal law available in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing. After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Kirk Bloodsworth became the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In my opinion

  • By Mandy Dockery on 21-11-18

In my opinion

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-18

Great work. Has changed my mind about the death penalty completely. Thank you and Gods Bless

  • Real Haunted Hospitals and Mental Asylums

  • True Ghost Stories
  • By: Zachery Knowles
  • Narrated by: Bob Baker
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

For people who believe in the paranormal - ghosts, spirits, and other unexplainable encounters - most will agree that old hospitals and asylums are the most haunted places you can visit. With 13 chilling chapters, Haunted Hospitals delves into the history of the most infamous asylums, sanitariums, and hospitals on Earth, unlocking their dark histories and detailing their paranormal activities. Take Waverly Hills Sanatorium, home to Mary, the apparition of a little girl who "wasn't normal".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little disappointed

  • By Mandy Dockery on 18-11-18

A little disappointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-18

Not so much about hauntings, but a history lesson and a whistle stop tour of various hospitals. The narration made me smile, it seemed to speed up towards the end like a horse sensing the stables are right around the corner....

  • Our Little Lies

  • By: Sue Watson
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 538

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family. Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows it’s nothing - she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best listen ever

  • By Anonymous User on 18-10-18

Superb Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-18

Amazing story, full of twists and turns, not a book you can easily put down either. Fabulous narration too!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful