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  • Funeral Note

  • Bob Skinner, Book 22
  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: James Bryce, Annie Aldington, Seán Barrett, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

After a tip-off, a man's body is exhumed from a shallow grave in Edinburgh. Murder surely, yet he died from natural causes, so, case closed? Indeed was there ever a case? But Chief Constable Skinner and his people keep on digging. Who was the man, why was he buried so reverentially, and by whom? Meanwhile corruption is discovered within the force, and an investigation launched.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too many readers

  • By Ewansnan on 02-02-13

Sorry not the best

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

Reviewed: 13-04-19

having read all of the bob skinner books up to this one and being held entranced by each of them this came as a shock. The story itself is perfectly good but the idea of having so many different the narrator's and then not sticking to each narrator to perform each characters story was in my view a complete failure not helped by a weak ending.

  • London Rules

  • Slough House, Book 5
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

London rules might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one. Cover your arse. Regent's Park's First Desk, Claude Whelan, is learning this the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's facing attack from all directions himself: from the showboating MP who orchestrated the Brexit vote and now has his sights set on Number 10; from the showboat's wife, a tabloid columnist who's crucifying Whelan in print; and especially from his own deputy, Lady Di Taverner, who's alert for Claude's every stumble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping. Brilliantly entertaining.

  • By Belinda on 09-02-18

Another excellent read <br />

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

another excellent story from Slough house very well read by Sean Barrett as usual and I hope that it's not the last we hear of the slow horses

  • Need You Dead

  • Roy Grace, Book 13
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221

Lorna Belling, desperate to escape her marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her. When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Boysie on 09-12-17

Great Roy Grace yarn

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

But I sense trouble ahead in the Grace household with the latest import from Germany

  • Black Ops

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735

Spider Shepherd's MI5 controller, Charlie Button, has gone rogue, using government resources to get revenge on the men who killed her husband. Spider is told to betray her. Worse, he's asked to cooperate with his nemesis at MI6, Jeremy Willoughby Brown, in taking Charlie down. Meanwhile Spider's 16-year-old son is caught with drugs. But the drug police offer Spider a deal: go undercover, unmask a local dealer and his son will go free. Spider has no option but to cooperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spider Shepherd back on form!

  • By Anne Leguen de Lacroix on 04-08-15

Does exactly what it says on the tin.

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

Reviewed: 24-08-16

Spider Sharpe Lex and Charlotte embark upon another fascinating adventure cant fault it Leather at his inimitable best again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Skinner's Trail

  • Bob Skinner, Book 3
  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

First the joyous birth of Skinner’s son… Then the grim reality of murder in ones of Edinburgh’s prosperous suburbs. A man has been found knifed in a luxury villa. The victim had run a chain of launderettes, saunas and pubs throughout the city, but for some time the police suspected these to be the front for a drug-distribution network.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing.

  • By Deborah on 20-06-13

A Benchmark Police Novel

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

Reviewed: 30-07-16

A genuinely cannot out down novel Quintin Jardine at his very best. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • The World of Cycling According to G

  • By: Geraint Thomas
  • Narrated by: Tom Blumberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

Sit back or saddle up as double Olympic gold medallist and multiple world champion Geraint Thomas gives you a warts-and-all insight into the life of a pro cyclist. Along the way he reveals cycling's clandestine codes and secret stories; tales from the peloton; the key characters like Wiggins, Hoy and Cav; the pivotal races; and essential etiquette. Geraint Thomas is treasured for treating his sport just as the rest of us see it: not as a job but as an escape and an adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, interesting and irreverent look at cycling.

  • By mr on 25-11-15

Like the author a winner!

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

Reviewed: 14-03-16

Gareth Thomas gives the listener a superb insight into the painful world of professional road racing.

  • Skinner's Festival

  • Bob Skinner, Book 2
  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Every August thousands of tourists and performers flood into Edinburgh for its famous festival. But this year, on the very first day, an explosion rocks Princes Street, and a man is killed. A few hours later, a threatening letter is delivered to the Secretary of State – apparently from a freedom group – demanding political separation from England. Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner, head of CID, quickly assembles his team, with SAS backup.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skinner's Festival

  • By Lillian on 12-03-13

Top Notch Crime

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

This is the second Bob Skinner book I have had the great pleasure of reading. Only one criticism a police officer advising the SAS on building entry tactics? Never in a million years!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 61 Hours

  • Jack Reacher 14
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091

Winter in South Dakota. Blowing snow, icy roads, a tired driver. A bus skids and crashes and is stranded in a gathering storm. There's a small town twenty miles away, where a vulnerable witness is guarded around the clock. There's a strange stone building five miles further on, all alone on the prairie. There's a ruthless man who controls everything from the warmth of Mexico....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 61 Hours (Unabridged)

  • By Pauline on 07-08-10

Does not disappoint!

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

Reviewed: 17-09-15

Another classic Reacher yarn JR fans will not be disappointed good plot fabulous narrative GREAT!

  • Hand for a Hand

  • DI Gilchrist, Book 2
  • By: T. F. Muir
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

When DCI Andy Gilchrist is called to a crime scene to find an amputated hand clutching a note addressed to him, he is pulled into an investigation that will test him to the limit. Soon other single word clues are found along with amputated body parts and the murderer's vengeful message becomes clear as the identity of the next intended victim is revealed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So much gore

  • By Rogayah on 22-03-13

Slow going but the journey is worth it

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

Muir's style can be a bit slow but the story made up for it I would recommend.

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  • Five Ways to Kill a Man

  • By: Alex Gray
  • Narrated by: Joe Dunlop
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

An unpredictable killer is loose on the streets of Glasgow. Beginning with brute force and relishing the power of snuffing out another human life, the murderer moves on to poison and drowning, greedy for new and better ways to kill. Faced with a string of seemingly unconnected victims, DCI Lorimer turns to psychologist and friend Solomon Brightman for his insights.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Warning!!

  • By Menon on 27-03-15

A slow start but once it got going excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-07-15

I struggled to get into this but once it got going it was compelling listening

1 of 1 people found this review helpful