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  • The Retreat

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 781
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 698

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found - and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sorry, but this is just not great

  • By RS on 04-06-18

Loved listening to this book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-19

I loved listening to this book. I like the author anyway but the narrator was excellent. Very good storyline. A joy to listen to.

  • The Bone Keeper

  • By: Luca Veste
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as a child, the myth of the man in the woods, was real? He'll slice your flesh. Your bones he'll keep. Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods, trying to find to the supposed home of the Bone Keeper. Only three returned. Now, a woman is found wandering the streets of Liverpool, horrifically injured, claiming to have fled the Bone Keeper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really enjoyed this

  • By Anonymous User on 21-05-18

Fully enjoyable crime thriller

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 25-10-18

Story and narration were both excellent. Really enjoyed listening to this book. I would highly recommend.

  • The Foster Child

  • By: Jenny Blackhurst
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

When child psychologist Imogen Reid takes on the case of 11-year-old Ellie Atkinson, she refuses to listen to warnings that the girl is dangerous. Ellie was the only survivor of a fire that killed her family. Imogen is convinced she's just a sad and angry child struggling to cope with her loss. But Ellie's foster parents and teachers are starting to fear her. When she gets upset, bad things seem to happen. And as Imogen gets closer to Ellie, she may be putting herself in danger....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly Dreadful !

  • By Janet biglari on 26-01-18

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

A very cleaver story. Hooked from beginning to end. I would highly recommend it. Narration was very very good to.

  • The Butterfly Garden

  • By: Dot Hutchison
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Mel Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 517

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden. In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of precious "butterflies" - young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A good page turner

  • By KRISTINA on 30-05-17

Fantastic listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-05-18

This has jumped into my favourite books to listen to. Both narrators where fantastic. This book has a strong storyline with great characters.
Absolutely loved it

  • 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

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This sorta story is right up my street. It was Brilliant, and so where the narrators. Definitely recommend and something I would quite happily listen to again.

  • Alien: Covenant Origins

  • The Official Prequel to the Blockbuster Film
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 180

The Covenant mission is the most ambitious endeavor in the history of Weyland-Yutani. A ship bound for Origae-6, carrying 2,000 colonists beyond the limits of known space, this is a make-or-break investment for the corporation - and for the future of all mankind. Yet there are those who would die to stop the mission. As the colony ship hovers in Earth orbit, several violent events reveal a deadly conspiracy to sabotage the launch.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No Aliens here - and very little else

  • By Jane on 24-10-17

Fantastic pre story

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-03-18

A great addition to the already fab alien books. Gives a really nice story to accompany the series. Would make a lovely addition to movie franchise

  • Alien: Covenant

  • A Novel
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien adventure. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. But it is actually a dark, dangerous world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition

  • By Andy on 31-05-17

A fantastic story to accompany the movie

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-03-18

I loved this book. The narration was very enjoyable, the storyline was also fantastic. The alien series are a real credit to the movies. A definite must for any alien fans

  • The Queen of Wishful Thinking

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early 40s, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his wife, Charlotte, leave behind life in the fast lane, and Lewis opens the antiques shop he has dreamed of. Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father's business, but she isn't happy there. So when she walks into Lew's shop, she knows this is the place for her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story is ok though a little predictable.

  • By Gwenevere on 28-01-18

I loved this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-18

I just loved this book. Its such a good light-hearted listen with an incredible storyline. The narration is fab and I will definitely be listening to more.
The characters are just wonderful.
I'm going to buy the story as a paper back to for my mum to read.

  • While You Were Sleeping

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 576

Tara Logan adores her perfect little family: husband, Noah, and two children, teenager Rosie and 11-year-old Spencer. But her happiness is shattered when she wakes in her neighbour Lee Jacobs' bed, with no memory of how she got there or what happened between them. And worse - he has been stabbed to death. Convinced she didn't kill Lee, Tara flees home and stays silent, holding her breath as the investigation grips the neighbourhood.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but I got stuck at "duh really"

  • By Rabid Reader on 07-11-17

Another fantastic listen

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

I think Kathryn Croft is one of my favourite crime thriller writers, just because the main character is always a average person living their life. The twists are always fab, and the narration is always excellent.
Another fantastic listen

  • The Secret of Spellshadow Manor 4: The Keep

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Brian Levinson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

Continue Alex's journey in the twisty, action-packed fourth book of the Spellshadow series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series

  • By Cazbean on 06-01-18

I love this series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I've been enjoying this book series more and more with each listen. I love the story when each book leaves you wanting more.

The narrator is also fantastic in each book. Changing his voice with each character. You always know who's speaking.

Would highly recommend this series. Just can't wait for the final 2 to be released on Audible.