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  • The Angry Sea

  • A John Carr Thriller, Book 2
  • By: James Deegan
  • Narrated by: Joshua Manning
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 308

Former SAS Sergeant Major John Carr is relaxing on a Spanish beach, when a man with dark eyes attracts his attention. Fixated on a group of young Britons, the man doesn’t notice Carr and soon moves on. Within the hour, the Costa del Sol will be plunged into one of the most audacious and horrifying terrorist attacks Europe has ever seen. In a co-ordinated strike, armed men storm both the beach and a cruise ship anchored further up the coast. But the terrorists - hiding personal greed under the veil of religious extremism - have an even bolder plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute Star Quality!

  • By Simon on 27-01-19

Another great story

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

Reviewed: 16-08-19

Another great story with believable characters. High octane action coupled with subtle intelligence back stories.
I can forgive an appallingly bad Geordie accent from the narrator by just imagining it's meant to be Welsh!

  • The Holiday

  • By: T.M. Logan
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

It was supposed to be the perfect holiday, dreamed up by Kate as the ideal way to turn 40: four best friends and their husbands and children in a luxurious villa under the blazing sunshine of Languedoc-Roussillon. But there is trouble in paradise. Kate suspects that her husband is having an affair, and that the other woman is one of her best friends. One of these women is willing to sacrifice years of friendship and destroy her family. But which one? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First class tale of lies and secrets

  • By R Scott on 02-08-19

First class tale of lies and secrets

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

First class tale of lies and secrets carefully woven into a story of relationships, trust and deceit with a neat twist at the end

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • A Treachery of Spies

  • By: Manda Scott
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory, Philip Stevens, Sally Scott
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

An elderly woman of striking beauty is found murdered in Orleans, France. Her identity has been cleverly erased, but the method of her death is very specific: she has been killed in the manner of traitors to the Resistance in World War Two. Tracking down her murderer leads police inspector Inès Picaut back to 1940s France, where the men and women of the Resistance were engaged in a desperate fight for survival against the Nazi invaders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By kriss on 14-09-18

Superbly detailed and gripping thriller

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

Reviewed: 24-07-19

This is a superbly detailed and gripping thriller. Loved the mix of wartime and present day action.

  • The Infirmary: A DCI Ryan Mystery (Multicast Drama)

  • 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 1,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305

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

Superb! Surely it's time for a TV box set...

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Come on Amazon producers. Why hasn't someone picked this series up and made a TV drama series?
Not the usual murder mystery fodder but a mini series for each book.

  • Avenger

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

Canadian billionaire Steven Edmond's grandson was an aid volunteer in the former Yugoslavia. After he was murdered, Edmond sought revenge by hiring an ex-Vietnam special forces agent to hunt the killer down: Cal Dexter, ex-Vietnam Special Forces, the one man who could bring the killer to justice. But what starts as a personal, domestic tragedy soon explodes into a terrifying drama on the centre stage of world terrorism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Forsyth

  • By Eddie on 19-04-14

Superb Forsythe at his very best

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

Reviewed: 29-06-19

Increfible research and mastery weaving the story around historical facts. The detailed sub stories all blended together and the links of not two but three people thrown together years before in the tunnels in Vietnam.

  • Killing Floor

  • Jack Reacher, Book 1
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Killing Floor by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular Jack Reacher series. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero. Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks 14 miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too many "saids"

  • By Mr. H. Watson on 29-12-17

Good plot but dull and boring narration

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

Reviewed: 21-06-19

Good plot but dull and boring narration.
I have read more recent Reacher books and they were far superior.
Almost every line of speech is preceded or followed by "I said" "He said" "She said" all sounding as if they were sampled and dropped in to the narration after it was recorded.

  • High Force

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148

Hell has unleashed a demon - and he's coming for you.... Detective Chief Inspector Ryan's worst nightmare has just become a reality. Notorious serial killer The Hacker has escaped prison and kidnapped one of his best detectives from her own home. His brutality is the stuff of legend - Ryan lost his sister and nearly his own life bringing the man to justice first time around. Can Ryan do it again to save his friend? There's a nationwide manhunt underway but the trail has gone cold and fear spreads like a virus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, really enjoyed that!

  • By Salter on 14-11-17

Top notch 100 mph

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

Great story wirh plenty of tension and twists and turns.Looking forqard to reading book 6

  • A Long Night in Paris

  • By: Dov Alfon
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

When an Israeli tech entrepreneur disappears from Charles de Gaulle airport with a woman in red, logic dictates youthful indiscretion. But Israel is on a state of high alert nonetheless. Colonel Zeev Abadi, the new head of Unit 8200's autonomous Special Section, who just happens to be in Paris, also just happens to have arrived on the same flight. For Commissaire Léger of the Paris Police, coincidences have their reasons, and most are suspect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific read/listen

  • By john on 19-06-19

slow and tedious

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

suffered 7 chapters and still waiting for something to happen. Nothing did. Slow and tedious

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Holy Island

  • The DCI Ryan Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: LJ Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,467

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered, and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby priory. When former local girl Dr. Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface, making her confront her difficult past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to finish this one

  • By Colette on 06-01-16

Great book

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

Reviewed: 25-04-19

Really great narration which really brought the story to life. Lots of tension and difficult to put down

  • Red Strike

  • A Strikeback Novel, Book 4
  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

A former Russian spy, living in hiding in Malta, goes on the run after an attempt on his life. He's been targeted because of what he knows about chemical weapons and the poisoning of an exiled oligarch who cut a deal with MI6, but he's actually got information about a planned Russian invasion. Now he's gone to ground, and MI6 want to get hold of him before the Russians do. When a retired general learns about the op he reports back to his Russian paymasters. The former spy must be killed before he spills his guts to MI6.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a read but...

  • By Principatus on 28-02-19

too much repetition and detail about weapons

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

Reviewed: 19-04-19

I found this so repetitive and far too much detail about ammunition and weapons.
While he may have been a great soldiet, he is a very poor author

1 of 1 people found this review helpful