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  • You Were Gone

  • David Raker, Book 9
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Rachel Bavidge, Tom Burke
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 427

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of You Were Gone by Tim Weaver. Three days after Christmas, a woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with the name of investigator David Raker on it. She tells officers that Raker is her husband. When he turns up at the station, Raker is stunned. The woman looks exactly like his wife. She knows all about their marriage, their history, even private conversations the two of them had. There's just one problem: Raker's wife has been dead for eight years....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it

  • By Debs on 02-06-18

Mind blowing

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

Reviewed: 25-05-19

Maybe the best Raker yet. I couldn’t stop listening -while drinking , housework , shopping , dog walking etc . The last but had me in floods of tears. Difficult to believe it was written by a man! Congratulations to all involved in the Audible version . These books are made to be listened to. Only one left- get writing Tim!

  • I Am Missing

  • David Raker, Book 8
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Tim Weaver, Charlotte Ritchie
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

When a young man wakes up bruised, beaten and with no memory of who he, the press immediately dub him 'The Lost Man'. Ten months later Richard Kite remains as desperate as ever. Despite appeals and the efforts of the police, no one knows this man. Kite's last hope may be private investigator David Raker. But Raker has more questions than answers. Who is Richard Kite? Why does no one know him? And what links him to the body of a woman found beside a London railway line two years ago?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I am missing

  • By MR CM SMITH on 16-08-17

One of the best

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

Reviewed: 13-05-19

Having been to the Falklands I could identify with the Empress. No more to avoid spoilers , but another evocative and compassionate Raker tale . To anyone who hasn’t read them : read or listen to all the Raker books in order. You are in for a treat ...

  • Never Coming Back

  • David Raker, Book 4
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Adam James
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

It was supposed to be the start of a big night out. But when Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house, she finds the front door unlocked and no one inside. Dinner's cooking, the TV's on. Carrie, her husband and their two daughters are gone. When the police draw a blank, Emily asks missing persons investigator David Raker to find them. It's clear someone doesn't want the family found. But as he gets closer to the truth, Raker begins to uncover evidence of a sinister cover-up, spanning decades and costing countless lives. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sending it back !

  • By Janet on 12-04-19

Totally gripping

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

This one’s story is a bit over the top but as unputdownable as all the series and brilliantly read as ever

  • Snap

  • By: Belinda Bauer
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 398
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 372

On a stifling summer's day, 11-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. 'Jack's in charge,' she said. 'I won't be long.' But she never comes back. Three years later, mum-to-be Catherine wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note that says: 'I could have killed you'. Meanwhile Jack is still in charge - of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother. But the truth can be a dangerous thing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Belinda's words sound as well as they read

  • By Richard Latham on 09-06-18

Gripping but far fetched

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

Story holds the attention and is original, but story is a bit unbelievable . Narration is good, creating different characters well

  • The Dead Tracks

  • David Raker, Book 2
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Joe Coen, Tim Weaver, Hannah Arterton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Dead Tracks by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen and Hannah Arterton as well as Tim Weaver. A serial killer more terrifying than you could ever imagine... Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she's never been found. Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what it's like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • much much better than number 1

  • By Anonymous User on 18-11-18

Gruesome but gripping

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Even better than the first book which is similarly gothic and unputdownable. The reading by the author is compelling too. Am sure I will enjoy the rest of the series. Excellent forking boring car journeys ...

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  • Cross Her Heart

  • By: Sarah Pinborough
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

The explosive follow-up from Sarah Pinborough, author of the number one Sunday Times best seller Behind Her Eyes. ‘Cross my heart and hope to die...’ Promises last only if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something? A secret no one could ever guess. Someone is living a lie. Is it Lisa? Maybe it’s her daughter, Ava. Or could it be her best friend, Marilyn?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No one does twisty like Sarah Pinborough

  • By Beccameriel on 29-05-18

Twisty abs compelling

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

Reviewed: 26-10-18

This is an excellent book to listen to on long boring car journeys . Riveting story. Well read with enough tension in the voice; difficult for one person to assume so many characters but well done .

  • One Little Mistake

  • By: Emma Curtis
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

Vicky Seagrave is blessed: three beautiful children, a successful, doting husband, great friends and a job she loves. She should be perfectly happy. When she makes a split-second decision that risks everything she holds dear, there's only person she trusts enough to turn to. But Vicky is about to learn that one mistake is all it takes - that if you're careless with those you love, you don't deserve to keep them....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good start but degenerated rapidly

  • By Mary Ann on 07-11-17

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 18-12-17

Great story , touching and many twists and turns. Excellent narration with clear diction . Well done

  • The Couple Next Door

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,540
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,403

People are capable of almost anything. Fast-paced and addictive, The Couple Next Door announces a major new talent in thriller writing. You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying. Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you live only next door. You'll have the baby monitor, and you'll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable listen

  • By Joanne on 25-05-17

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Twists and turns hold the attention. Particularly well read - beautiful voice , clear and perfectly enunciated . Thank you !

  • Flight

  • By: Isabel Ashdown
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

When Wren Irving's numbers come up in the first ever national lottery draw, she doesn't tell her husband, Rob. Instead she quietly packs her bags, kisses her six-month-old daughter, Phoebe, good-bye, and leaves. Two decades later Rob has moved on and found happiness with their oldest friend, Laura. Phoebe, now a young woman, has never known any other life. But when Rob receives a mysterious letter, the past comes back to haunt them all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but not very good. Needed something more!

  • By Ann D on 25-05-15

Gripping tale full of twists

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

Reviewed: 29-09-17

This is a well paced story full of unusual revelations, with well drawn characters and a lot of humanity . Overall very touching . Well and sensitively read .

  • Little Sister

  • By: Isabel Ashdown
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

After 16 years apart, sisters Jessica and Emily are reunited. With the past now behind them, the warmth they once shared quickly returns, and before long Jess has moved into Emily's comfortable island home. Life couldn't be better. But when baby Daisy disappears while in Jess' care, the perfect life Emily has so carefully built starts to fall apart. Was Emily right to trust her sister after everything that happened before?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dire, absolutely dire.

  • By Mrs Kate Evans on 30-07-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 19-08-17

Very well paced. I enjoyed the different points of view laid bare in the unfolding story, the way the secrets gradually unfold. Best of all the way the narration brought it all to life. The subtle differences in the tones of the different personages. You'd hardly believe it was just one narrator ! Very professional and committed. Thank you to all involved .

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