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Little Baddow, United Kingdom
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  • The Grave Tattoo

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 197

When torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a Lake District hillside, old wives' tales also come swirling to the surface. For centuries Lakelanders have whispered that Fletcher Christian staged the massacre on Pitcairn so that he could return home. And there he told his story to an old friend and schoolmate, William Wordsworth, who turned it into a long narrative poem.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful writing

  • By M. Robinson on 07-01-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 28-08-16

Couldn't put it down, unusual but a really great 'read', would highly recommend this book

  • The Beach Hut next Door

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

The sun is out, and the beach huts at Everdene Sands are filling up once again. Jemima is artist in residence for the summer, capturing the antics of the holiday makers on canvas. But it's not long before she becomes embroiled in their tangled lives.Vince and Murphy are best mates, and misspent their youths in the waves and bars of Everdene. Now they are making plans for The Lobster Shack, eager to make their fortune.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By S on 12-11-14

Nostalgic

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

Reviewed: 23-08-16

A good story or stories, but changed from one to another and in places became confusing and disjointed

  • The Cornish House

  • By: Liz Fenwick
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

When artist Maddie inherits a house in Cornwall shortly after the death of her husband, she hopes it will be the fresh start she and her step-daughter, Hannah, desperately need. Trevenen is beautiful but neglected, a rambling house steeped in history. Maddie is enchanted by it and determined to learn as much as she can about its past. As she discovers the stories of generations of women who've lived there before, Maddie begins to feel her life is somehow intertwined within its walls. But Maddie's dream of a calm life in the countryside is far from the reality she faces....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • relaxing holiday read

  • By susan on 27-12-13

Second time around

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

Reviewed: 31-05-16

This book was an even better read the second time around. A really lovely story

  • Silks

  • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

When defence barrister Geoffrey Mason hears the judge’s verdict, he quietly hopes that a long and arduous custodial sentence will be handed down to his arrogant young client. That Julian Trent only receives eight years seems all too lenient. Little does Mason expect that he’ll be looking Trent in the eyes again much sooner than he’d ever imagined.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible casting for a disappointing book

  • By Kim Harris on 14-10-12

Great read

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

Reviewed: 27-09-15

Keeps you going from start to finish with various twists along the way to the last word

  • The Slaughter Man

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151

On New Year’s Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon is a gun for stunning cattle, leading Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard’s Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man. But the Slaughter Man is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Ad the bad on 23-09-15

More please

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

Reviewed: 09-07-15

Just brilliant. A cop with a human side. Scout and Stan are his good things in life. The portrayal of London is good, not the normal tourist things.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Time of Death

  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

Discover one of the two masterful hit novels adapted for the massive new BBC One Drama series In The Dark, featuring brilliant heroine Helen Weeks. Two schoolgirls are abducted in the small, dying Warwickshire town of Polesford, driving a knife into the heart of the community where police officer Helen Weeks grew up. But this is a place full of secrets, where dangerous truths lie buried. When family man Stephen Bates has been arrested, Helen and her partner Tom Thorne head to the flooded town....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Thorne Tour De Force

  • By Ms. L. Chalkley on 27-04-15

A must 'read'

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

Reviewed: 02-07-15

A quirky tale but one I found unable to put down. Which Mark Billingham should I choose next?

  • Summer at Shell Cottage

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 348

A seaside holiday at Shell Cottage in Devon has always been the perfect escape for the Tarrant family. But this year everything has changed. Following her husband's recent death, Olivia is struggling to pick up the pieces. Harriet's looking forward to a break with her lovely husband, Robert, and teenage daughter, Molly. But unknown to Harriet, Robert is hiding a secret - and so, for that matter, is Molly....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Summer satisfaction

  • By Fabulous Book Fiend on 21-06-15

An unusual love story

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

Reviewed: 29-06-15

Extended family holiday after sad times. Lots of family layers that show life today can be complicated!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • You Are Dead

  • Roy Grace, Book 11
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195

You are Dead is the 11th thrilling crime novel in Peter James' Roy Grace series, narrated by Daniel Weyman. They were marked for death. The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastic read!

  • By Liane on 31-05-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 18-06-15

The kind of book I have problems with, due to the fact that I couldn't stop reading it. Great from start to finish

  • The Woodcutter

  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,087

Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woodcutter

  • By jackie Hammond on 23-05-11

Good read

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

Reviewed: 07-06-15

Really enjoyable but need concentration in some places. Good story with a surprise round every turn.

  • 14th Deadly Sin

  • (Women’s Murder Club 14)
  • By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Detective Lindsay Boxer and her three best friends are back and recovering from the events that pushed them all to the edge. After her near-death experience, Yuki is seeing her life from a new perspective and is considering a change in her law career. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy has healed from her gunshot wound and has published a book on the infamous serial killers she helped bring down. Lindsay is just happy that the gang is all still in one piece.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 22-03-15

Read well but story was weak. Music was unnecessary and distracting . Wouldn't recommend it to a usual Murder Club fan