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  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all - until Mark loses his job and cracks start to appear in their perfect life. But they’re determined to make it work. They book their dream honeymoon and trust that things will work out - after all, they have each other. Could the life of your dreams turn out to be a nightmare?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible audiobook

  • By Susan Reed Jones on 12-06-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Brilliant book read by the author .... absolutely loved it !
Was hooked from start to finish.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Follow You Home

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 962
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 845
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 841

After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura's travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilization, they must hike along the tracks through a forest...a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dare to go into the house and face yourself

  • By Kaggy on 16-02-16

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 24-06-18

Brilliant from start to finish. Can highly recommend this book. One of the best I have listened to in a long time.

  • The Silent Wife

  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240

Lara's life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can't tell anyone else or everything Massimo has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. Maggie is married to Massimo's brother Nico. She knows all of Nico's darkest secrets - or so she thinks. The one day she discovers a letter in the attic....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better analysis of coercive control than The Archers!

  • By Frances Locke on 21-09-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 21-10-17

Loved this book ... 5 stars all the way. Great Story
Great narrator too. Listened in one sitting.

  • Sleepy Head

  • Tom Thorne, Book 1
  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 259

It's rare for a young woman to die from a stroke, and when three such deaths occur in short order it starts to look like an epidemic. Then a sharp pathologist notices traces of benzodiazepine in one of the victim's blood samples and just traceable damage to the ligaments in her neck, and their cause of death is changed from 'natural' to 'murder'.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me awake!

  • By PP Merge on 15-09-10

Awful music

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

Reviewed: 29-09-17

The music between the chapters was terrible and unnecessary.
The story was very predictable.
Only good thing was the narrator.

  • Sweetpea

  • By: C. J. Skuse
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog...but she's got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list. A kill list.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By D. Childs on 29-05-17

Great book, great narrator- you won't be disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 22-07-17

Loved this book... funny and macabre at the same time. Georgia Maguire was excellent, as usual. Highly recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • If She Did It

  • By: Jessica Treadway
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

What if you began to suspect your child of an unspeakable crime? One night changed everything. A father murdered in his bed. A mother beaten almost to death. A daughter who claims she knew nothing about her boyfriend's murderous plans. But is she telling the truth? Hanna can't remember the details of what happened that traumatic night; she barely survived the brutal assault that left her a widow. However, if she is to keep her husband's killer in jail, she knows she has to try.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • awful narrator (sorry)

  • By lydia donnelly on 06-02-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

Highly recommend this book .
Loved everything about it and will certainly look forward to the author's next one. The narration was excellent too .

  • Perfect People

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

Be careful what you wish for.... John and Naomi are grieving the death of their four-year-old son from a rare genetic disorder. They desperately want another child, but they realize the odds of their next child contracting the same disease are high. Then they hear about geneticist Dr Leo Dettore. He has methods that can spare them the heartache of ever losing another child to any disease. At his clinic is where their nightmare begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with it!

  • By Dizzything on 16-11-11

Great read

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The narrator was good and she coped with the different accents well.

  • The Missing

  • By: Jane Casey
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

Jenny Shepherd is twelve years old and missing. Her teacher, Sarah Finch, knows better than most that the chances of finding her alive are diminishing with every day she is gone. As a little girl her older brother had gone out to play one day and never returned. The strain of never knowing what has happened to Charlie had ripped Sarah’s family apart. Now in her early twenties, she is back living at home, trapped with a mother who drinks too much and keeps her brother’s bedroom as a shrine to his memory. Then, horrifically, it is Sarah who finds Jenny’s body....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not author's best work

  • By LJP123 on 24-09-16

Great book spoiled ......

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

Reviewed: 31-07-15

A brilliant read but, dear oh dear the narrator was so annoying. She tried and failed miserably to use different voices for the different characters.Almost gave up several times.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • White Bones

  • Kate Maguire Book 1 (Unabridged)
  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 302

On an isolated farm in southern Ireland, a decades-old grave houses the dismembered bones of 11 women. Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire of the Irish Gardai is used to bloodshed, but these white bones speak of unimaginable butchery. Not far away, a young American tourist is at the mercy of a sadistic killer. His tools are a boning knife, twine, and a doll fashioned from rags, nails, and fish-hooks. The murder of his victims is secondary only to his pleasure at their pain.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but some graphic torture scenes

  • By Kathy on 06-08-13

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 29-06-15

Brilliant ... So happy to have found a new author . The narrator was excellent and coped with the different accents extremely well.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • I Let You Go

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014

A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief, and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever. Slowly Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous debut!

  • By Ann D on 09-05-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

I loved this book ... One of the best books I have listened to in a long time ... Hope the author brings out another one soon ... Highly recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful