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  • A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

For vicar's wife Dorothea Cassidy, Thursdays were special. Every week she would look forward to the one day she could call her own. But one Thursday in June was to be more special than any other.... As the small town of Otterbridge prepares for its summer carnival, Inspector Stephen Ramsay begins a painstaking reconstruction of Dorothea's last hours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping to the end

  • By Ann on 18-03-19

Gripping to the end

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

Reviewed: 18-03-19

This kept me on my toes right to the end wondering who and why; every time I thought I know who it turned out it couldn’t be.

Highly recommend this book to anyone who likes this genre.

  • The Hunting Dogs

  • By: Jørn Lier Horst
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Seventeen years ago William Wisting led the investigation into one of Norway's most notorious criminal cases, the murder of young Cecilia Linde. When it is discovered that evidence was falsified, he is suspended from duty. It looks like a man has been wrongly convicted, and suddenly the media are baying for blood. Wisting, who has spent his life hunting criminals, is now the hunted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Charles on 27-07-15

Excellent Storyline

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

Reviewed: 25-07-16

Purchased this book on one of audibles offers. Thoroughly enjoyed the story. You were held captive by it to the end. Will buy more by this author

  • Three Dog Night

  • By: Elsebeth Egholm
  • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

In the small town of Grenå, once the murders start, no one knows who to trust.… Ex-convict Peter Boutrup is trying to build a new life. But then a young woman goes missing on New Year’s Eve, and Peter discovers the body of Ramses, an old acquaintance from prison, on the beach. When a woman is found in the harbour - naked, attached to an anchor with her face torn off - Peter must accept that the truth lies hidden in the past he is trying to forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Ann on 05-07-16

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

The storyline was superb and enjoyed every minute of listening. I would like to listen to more by this author. Griping right until the end

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Police

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

The police urgently need Harry Hole. A killer is stalking Oslo’s streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can’t help anyone. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can’t protect anyone. Least of all himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an easy book to review

  • By Scullywag on 20-09-13

Gripping to the end

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

Reviewed: 30-11-15

Jo Nesbo is the master of modern crime writing. Like all his other Harry Hole novels this holds you spellbound to the end all the time you're trying to 2nd guess who did it; just when you think you have it sussed there's another clue to send you off in a different direction

  • The Preacher

  • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 2
  • By: Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Easy Listening

  • By Ann on 21-04-11

Enjoyable Easy Listening

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-11

Having started my 'path' through Scandanavian mystery novels with Stieg Larsson and then moving onto Henning Mankell I decided to try another scandanavian writer....

I enjoyed this story all the way through and while it didn't grip me the same as Stieg Larson's trilogy I did find it an enjoyable and easy listening experience and am going to purchase the other English version book by the same author.

As another reviewer said I would like to hear more scandanavian crime novels available on audible.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,077

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • By MrsFiddleback on 29-05-09

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-10

I bought this title knowing very little about except that it was a best seller. I have to say I was not disappointed in the least. From the start the book held me and I got to the stage that the converging story lines had me gripped.

The narration was excellent and the voice was easy and pleasant to listen to. The only niggle was towards the end there was an interuption which 'told you to turn the casette over' but apart from that a quality product I would and have recommended to friends and family.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful