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  • Girl on Fire

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834

When terrorists use a drone to bring down a plane on one of London’s busiest shopping centres, it ignites a chain of events that will draw in the innocent and the guilty alike. DC Max Wolfe finds himself caught in the crossfire between a tech-savvy terrorist cell and a revenge-seeking, Bible-quoting murderer called Bad Moses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He cannot write these quick enough

  • By Miss on 06-04-18

Why?

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Dear Mr Parsons..., fabulous read enjoying the DC Woolfe series immensely. Total recommend these books to anyone. You will fall in love with characters and find yourself invested in the welfare of Max, Scout and Stan....have to say though the ending to Girl on Fire left me bloody furious, without spoiling it I have to say the author could have gone a hundred different ways so I would honestly like to stand in front of the author ask Why? I drive miles and have listed to the entire series very quickly, honestly can't wait for the next one once.

  • No Safe Place

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great book

  • By Anne on 01-04-18

It's a family affair

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

Reviewed: 14-06-18

Really enjoy the D.I Parker series but a few things starting to niggle. every story always seems to centre around at least family member off the team which is pretty high odds of actually happening to any unsuspecting police force! lots of murders/crime surrounding the team must surely be moved on and just let Lottie and her team deal with a major incident without a family member dragged in. Please, please move the saga of Boyd and Lottie on really becoming annoying, at least give them a bit more off a solid ground, the on off on off is like being at a traffic island and not sure which exit to take even though you know where your going. All of said the books are really enjoyable, read well and the base line story draws you in. Would recommend them.

  • Gallery of the Dead

  • By: Chris Carter
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

'Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what's inside that room would be it.' That's what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended. In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders, a psychopath who loves what he does.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trying too hard

  • By mrs p on 11-05-18

Trying too hard

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

I have enjoyed all off Carter's books but finding small things starting to annoy me, especially if you're a fan and listened to them all lots of repetitive information that isn't really relevant. In this book I found he made Agent fisher sound simple/stupid at times which for an FBI agent is perhaps an issue! Huge jumps in the story which for a major investigation seemed unplausable, I felt Carter was trying too hard and trying to bring too much into the story, it already had a great story line without trying to make it seem unreal. Enjoyable none the less worth a listen.

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  • An Evil Mind

  • By: Chris Carter
  • Narrated by: George Newburn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the sheriff's department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery - a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing, and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least 25 years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception - can he be believed?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Silence of the Lambs meets a textbook

  • By Julie Lang on 20-07-15

Best one yet!

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

An evil Mind is by far the best one yet in the series of Robert Hunter, gripping from the start and you won't want to stop listening as the book twists and turns. I was getting a little tired off the series but this book it totally gripping, you just don't know what to expect or and will be shocked as the events as they unfold. Reminded me of Silence of the lambs style story where the Killer holds all the power even while sitting in a cell, well worth listening too .. great book.

  • Face-Off at the Altar

  • Assassins, Book 9
  • By: Toni Aleo
  • Narrated by: Jillian Macie
  • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Markus Reeves is sucking. Big-time. Toiling away on a minor-league hockey team hundreds of miles away from home, he's watching his dreams of an NHL career fade away. Add in the lingering guilt he has over the dramatic demise of his relationship with college girlfriend, Mekena, and he's a mess on and off the ice. But the family of his heart, the Sinclairs, won't let Markus suffer any longer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the usual standard......

  • By mrs p on 05-12-17

Not the usual standard......

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Usually a huge fan but I found this one hard going. This syrupy elongated story could easily have been cut in half, a sad disappointment.

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,826

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

Fast paced and gripping, with a twist!

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

Reviewed: 27-10-17

Loved this book from start to finish, totally thought provoking. Paul Michael gives a great performance and brings Winston to life, literally, scary want AI has the potential to perform. A great insight to the complex subject God v Science, peaked my interest in modern and art along with the cultural aspects of Spain. 10/10 .... great read

  • One Night: Denied

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Edita Brychta
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Jodi took the nation by storm with Jesse and Ava in her This Man novels. Could there be a man to match him? Meet Livy and her mysterious 'M'. Aloof, addictive and intriguing - ever since he offered her 24 hours of adoration and satisfaction, M has turned Livy's life upside down. It seems they both have secrets - and following their hearts will risk everything.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Please change narrator!

  • By Violeta on 15-01-15

Will need perseverance!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narrator is terrible and just goes on and on and on........ the story not really improving.

What could Jodi Ellen Malpas have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Fast flowing story,

How did the narrator detract from the book?

totally ruined the story, Nan's voice was painful!

  • The Hanging Girl

  • Department Q, Book 6
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 688

In the middle of a hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive at first, but then he receives some shocking news. Carl then has no choice but to lead Department Q into the tragic cold case of a vivacious 17-year-old girl who vanished from school, only to be found dead hanging high up in a tree.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator???

  • By Alexandra Allan on 16-12-15

Booked killed by Narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Would you try another book written by Jussi Adler-Olsen or narrated by Graeme Malcolm?

Absolute avid fan of the Dept Q but really struggled with the change of Narrator completely spoiled the book and I gave in returning the book after 6 chapters. Sorry but Graeme does not have the same feel and eb of the book, it doesn't flow the punctuation is all wrong and has for the character voices well I really missed the cheery chipper voice of Assad,all of the main characters voices were pathetic.... even the humor was entirely lost! Sorry Jussi from a real fan who has gifted your books to many this narrator was wrong, all wrong!

Would you ever listen to anything by Jussi Adler-Olsen again?

Yes but on Dept Q gives us Steven Pacey back, PLEASE!

What didn’t you like about Graeme Malcolm’s performance?

Everything!

  • Mercy

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603

The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Mercy, Scandinavia’s new bestselling crime phenomenon. Read by the actor Steven Pacey. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danish Noire superbly read by Steven Pacey

  • By Nick on 08-02-13

Worth persevering!

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

Reviewed: 15-05-17

Slow burner of a book slightly spoilt by the strange British accents taken on by the narrator. Well worth persevering through the first few chapters as the story unfolds, takes a while but trust me it is well worth it!