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  • Murder in Belgravia

  • By: Lynn Brittney
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

London, 1915. Just 10 months into the First World War, the city is flooded with women taking over the work vacated by men in the armed services. Chief Inspector Peter Beech, a young man invalided out of the war in one of the first battles, is faced with investigating the murder of an aristocrat, and the man's wife, a key witness and suspect, will speak only to a woman about the unpleasant details of the case. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By M. Price on 28-09-18

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

A gripping tale, well written and performed- thank you - will look forward the to next book

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Handful of Ashes

  • Dr Harry Kent, Book 2
  • By: Rob McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

The second thrilling book in the London-set Dr Harry Kent series, the perfect mix of detective novel and medical drama. Susan Bayliss became notorious when she blew the whistle on her boss, a heart surgeon at a renowned children's hospital. She accused him of negligence; operations were stopped and an inquiry launched. In the end she was the one suspended as a troublemaker. Now Dr Harry Kent, a medical examiner with the Met Police, has been called out to certify her suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Christine on 01-11-18

Excellent listen

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

This is one of the best stories that I have listened to in ages. Also makes one think, many questions!
Thank you

  • Rip Tide

  • A Liz Carlyle Novel
  • By: Stella Rimington
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

When pirates attack a cargo ship off the Somalian coast and one of them is found to be a British-born Pakistani, MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is brought in to establish how and why a young British Muslim could go missing from his family in Birmingham and end up on board a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean, armed with a Kalashnikov. After an undercover operative connected to the case turns up dead in a shipping office in Athens it looks like piracy may be the least of the Service’s problems...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By jane p on 01-04-16

Wonderful listening

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

Reviewed: 26-07-17

A very gripping story that is fully rounded, even to the very last word. Thank you

  • The Murder Bag

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262

Twenty years ago seven students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Detective Max Wolfe follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the corridors of power. As the bodies pile up, Max finds he is fighting not only for justice, but for his own life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard, but a high standard

  • By Philip on 05-04-15

Good listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-15

A good story read very well.
Very good twists and turns at unexpected points.
I will listen to many more

  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,389

My name is Peter Grant, and until January, I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant original story great narrator

  • By valb on 05-08-11

Rivers who would have thought it!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Rivers of London to be better than the print version?

Yes- adds character to the written word

Who was your favorite character and why?

Enjoyed the whole book

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith?

Yes

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Can do either

Any additional comments?

Just a wonderful experience -thank you

  • The Dead Won't Sleep

  • Rosie Gilmour, Book 1
  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 585

A decomposed body washes up on a beach near Glasgow. The victim, Tracy Eadie. Junkie. Prostitute. Fourteen years old. Rosie Gilmour, tabloid journalist and crusader for justice, receives evidence linking police officials with Tracy's disappearance. Digging deeper, Rosie uncovers a sickening network of corruption and abuse, leading back to the very top of the establishment. And to powerful figures who want their secrets kept hidden. Rosie has found the story of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glasgow's underbelly exposed

  • By Vicuña on 24-05-14

Good listening

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

Reviewed: 23-04-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, good listen at times of stress

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Very good average, only problems with some other character voices

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending, Excellant

6 of 7 people found this review helpful