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  • The Terror

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Tom Sellwood
  • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291

The most advanced scientific enterprise ever mounted, Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage had every expectation of triumph. But for almost two years his ships, HMS Terror and Erebus, have been trapped in the Arctic ice. Supplies of fuel and food are running low. Scurvy, starvation and even madness are beginning to take their toll. And yet the real threat isn’t from the constantly shifting, alien landscape, the flesh-numbing temperatures or being crushed by the unyielding, frozen ocean. No, the real threat is far more terrifying. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read

  • By Caroline Pearson on 02-05-18

Remarkable

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

Reviewed: 21-05-18

This is a truly thorough telling of a remarkable story. The narrator did a brilliant job. Genuinely flawless. It takes a while to get going as it’s so rich in detail but it’s worth it.

  • The Terminal List

  • A Thriller
  • By: Jack Carr
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

On his last combat deployment, Lt. Cmdr. James Reece's entire team was killed in an ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good.

  • By G. S. on 31-08-18

This should be made into a movie.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Best book I’ve listened to in a long time. Start to finish a thrilling ride.

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  • The Cold Calling

  • By: Will Kingdom
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

When Maiden is revived in hospital after dying in a hit and run incident, his memories are not the familiar ones of bright lights and angelic music, only of a cold, harsh place he has no wish to revisit...ever. But his experience means that Bobby Maiden may be the only person who can reach The Green Man, a serial murderer who returns to stone circles and burial mounds in the belief that he is defending Britain’s sacred heritage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration adds to superb story.

  • By Bookworm on 22-03-15

Good read

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

Reviewed: 24-06-17

I listened to all in this series in the wrong order. Not deliberately but not realising they were a series until it was too late. I firmly believe it's the sign of a good series if each book can stand alone .. the books in this series can. The Cold Calling is the best of all of them. Touching on the supernatural but not relying on it to bring suspense to a jolly good yarn. Sindy is my favourite character, a difficult group of traits to get right but he/ she is a truly lovely character and an unusual hero or is it heroine?

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  • A Head Full of Ghosts

  • By: Paul Tremblay
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 192

The lives of the Barretts, a suburban New England family, are torn apart when 14-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to halt Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly mad and deeply disturbing

  • By Kaggy on 30-03-18

Started in the middle. !

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

Reviewed: 14-03-17

I bought this book as liked the write up. Really enjoyed the story , great characterisation and an original take on the serial killer premise. Realised that this was a series so have now started from the beginning and am hooked on Jack Caffery and his trials and tribulations. If you enjoy a good serial killer mystery, this series is for you. Enjoy!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Father of Lies

  • A Darkly Disturbing Occult Horror Trilogy Series, Book 1
  • By: S. E. England
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Ruby is the most violently disturbed patient ever admitted to Drummersgate Asylum, high on the bleak moors of northern England. With no improvement after two years, Dr. Jack McGowan finally decides to take a risk and hypnotizes her - with terrifying consequences. A horrific dark force is now unleashed on the entire medical team, as each in turn attempts to unlock Ruby's shocking and sinister past. Who is this girl? And how did she manage to survive such unimaginable evil?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my idea of scary!

  • By Kathleen-Ann on 09-12-16

Really very good.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Started this trilogy with average hopes as the "darkly disturbing occult horror " title felt that it might've been more of a suggestion than a description. But I was wrong wrong wrong. I honestly believe that this would translate well onto the screen .. some of the notions are disturbing and the horror is very well done. It's a good story, well written and well performed ( some of the accents are a bit dodgy but you get used to them so that's fine. ) I binged listened ... well worth it !!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful