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  • No Time to Cry

  • James Oswald, Book 1
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Rose Akroyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Undercover ops are always dangerous, but DC Constance Fairchild never expected things to go this wrong. Returning to their base of operations, an anonymous office in a shabby neighbourhood, she finds the bloodied body of her boss and friend, DI Pete Copperthwaite. He's been executed - a single shot to the head. In the aftermath, it seems someone in the Met is determined to make sure that blame for the wrecked operation falls squarely on Con's shoulders. She is cut loose and cast out, angry and alone with her grief....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oswald's Altered Mirror Images!

  • By Simon on 26-07-18

Next one please!

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

Reviewed: 18-02-19

Can’t wait for the next in series. Good story and excellent narration. Nice to reacquaint with Rose.

  • Persons Unknown

  • A Manon Bradshaw Thriller
  • By: Susie Steiner
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

As dusk falls, a young man staggers through a park, far from home, bleeding from a stab wound. He dies where he falls, cradled by a stranger, a woman's name on his lips in his last seconds of life. DI Manon Bradshaw can't help taking an interest - these days she handles only cold cases, but the man died just yards from the police station where she works. She's horrified to discover that both victim and prime suspect are more closely linked to her than she could have imagined.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A rather stereotyped female detective

  • By Clare on 08-09-17

More please!

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

Reviewed: 21-10-18

More please! More please! More please! More please! More please! More please! More please! More please! A great read. Sorry to get to the end. Good narrator.

  • 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 1,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,017

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

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

The first book in ages that I’ve read that didn’t have a murder in it! The narrators ere so good. Really enjoyable.

  • Crisis in the Cotswolds

  • By: Rebecca Tope
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Thea and Drew have been married for a year and are settled in the village of Broad Campden, but Thea is chafing at the domestic routines she is expected to devote herself to, missing the novelty and adventure that house-sitting used to bring. When a routine burial exposes the secrets of the deceased, Drew finds himself caught in the middle of a family feud, in which he feels he is on the wrong side, and Thea's inquisitiveness and penchant for solving crimes draws her in, too. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Jules on 04-10-18

A good read

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

A good read and hope there is a next in series. By the way, it’s Bye-bury, not Bibb-bury!!!

  • Shadows in the Cotswolds

  • By: Rebecca Tope
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

When Thea Osborne agrees at the last minute to house-sit for Oliver Meadows, she expects a few days of peace. Uncomfortable with her mother's sudden involvement with an old flame, and unsure of how to deal with her feelings for Drew Slocombe, Thea hopes that some time alone will help to clear her head. But with the disturbing discovery of a dead body in the gardens, she finds herself at the heart of a mystery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Series

  • By PPod on 15-12-13

Temple Guiting

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

If there are any more books to be recorded, could you please note that Temple Guiting rhymes with lighting and not fitting. Otherwise, yet another good yarn.

  • Black Heart

  • Detective Dan Riley, Book 1
  • By: Anna-Lou Weatherley
  • Narrated by: James Lailey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

When Nigel Baxter, a middle-aged married banker with an unremarkable past, is found dead in the bath of a plush hotel suite, his wrists slit, it looks as if he's taken his own life. At first. But when Detective Inspector Daniel Riley is assigned to the case, he soon realises all isn't as it first appears to be. When a postmortem shows Baxter was poisoned, Riley suspects foul play. And then there's the odd addition of a teddy bear left at the crime scene....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By Ann D on 21-03-18

Can’t Wait to read the next one!

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

Reviewed: 19-08-18

A good yarn with well-developed characters. Didn’t want to stop listening and was quite sad when it reached the end.

  • Dark Trade

  • DCI Greco, Book 3
  • By: Helen H. Durrant
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

A teenager is found dead, stabbed through the heart by a professional killer. Detective Stephen Greco and his team must find out who the victim was and work to piece together the backstory. Then 'The Knifeman' strikes again, leading DCI Greco into a depraved world of exploitation. How is drugs baron Vinny Costello involved? What is the connection with a private clinic that provides plastic surgery for the elite?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry!

  • By Jules on 17-08-18

Sorry!

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

Reviewed: 17-08-18

... but I can’t give full marks to the narrator. The storyline is okay and I felt I had to read all three books to find the end story (if it is the end!). I found the gritty voice a bit depressing after awhile. And why, oh why, did Leah, a girl, sound like a whispering, gravelly man?

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  • Sister

  • By: Rosamund Lupton
  • Narrated by: Juanita Mahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 685
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

Their bond was unbreakable. The truth was unimaginable. When Beatrice receives a call to say that her sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home. But as she learns about Tess’s disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life. Everyone around her accepts they have lost Tess, but Beatrice refuses to give up, embarking on a dangerous journey to discover the shocking truth, whatever the cost...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sooooo gooood!

  • By Ann-Marie on 03-03-11

Next one please!

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

I really enjoyed this book and the narration was great. I can’t wait to read another by Rosamund. A good read.

  • A Taste for Death

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

Set in London, the seventh Adam Dalgliesh mystery from the best-selling author of Death Comes To Pemberley is a compulsive thriller and a chilling study of the complex motives behind cold-hearted murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best narrator ever

  • By Louise on 06-01-17

Too detailed

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

Reviewed: 31-05-18

My mistake! Too slow for me and very wordy. I am sure fans will enjoy it though.

  • Ordeal by Innocence

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

Dr. Arthur Calgary takes a ferry across the Rubicon River to Sunny Point, the home of the Argyle family. A year before, the matriarch of the family was murdered and a son, Jack, was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Dr. Calgary is surprised when his revelation has a disturbing effect on the family: it means one of the family is a murderer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not her best murder mystery

  • By Sarah Bridge on 18-01-18

The true story

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

Reviewed: 18-04-18

Why do the tv versions not stick to the book?!?! A really good read. And good to get the original story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful