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Sir Lister

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  • In Bloom

  • By: C. J. Skuse
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Rhiannon Lewis has successfully fooled the world and framed her cheating fiancé, Craig, for the depraved and bloody killing spree she committed. She should be ecstatic that she’s free. Except for one small problem. She’s pregnant with her ex-lover’s child. The ex-lover she only recently chopped up and buried in her in-laws' garden. And as much as Rhiannon wants to continue making her way through her kill lists, a small voice inside is trying to make her stop.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Expectations just too high

  • By Pootle_around on 15-08-18

Loved the first book, loved the second!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This is such a well written, original story. There’s so much depth to each character, and Rhiannon is terrifying yet vulnerable at the same time. If you haven’t read the first book, Sweetpea, you must before reading this one. Would highly recommend!

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,302

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Diana Bishop, a young scholar and descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she must navigate with a vampire, Matthew Clairmont. This manuscript, Ashmole 782, holds the secrets of their past...and the key to their future. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A surprisingly mature paranormal romance

  • By Caroline Marks on 01-03-11

I really tried to like

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

Reviewed: 30-10-18

The TV show brought this to my attention, so I thought I'd give it a go. The echo of the Twilight series is evident from the start. A strong willed women, unaware of her beauty and charms, a handsome vampire who hasn't really had his head turned until now. I found the story very slow, very cheesy and too many characters to care about. I found myself tutting constantly at how weak the main character was and how predictable it all was. I just couldn't stomach anymore after 6/7 hours, so gave up.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The House Swap

  • By: Rebecca Fleet
  • Narrated by: Sian Brooke, Adam James, Josh Dylan, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet. ‘No one lives this way unless they want to hide something.’ When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap, they jump at the chance for a week away from home. After the difficulties of the past few years, they’ve worked hard to rebuild their marriage for their son’s sake; now they want to reconnect as a couple. On arrival, they find a house that is stark and sinister in its emptiness - it’s hard to imagine what kind of person lives here. Then, gradually, Caroline begins to uncover some signs of life - signs of her life....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Sir Lister on 02-05-18

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Ok, I cant actually decide how much I liked this book. I liked the narration, and the overall premise. The story itself was a bit dull, and some parts I found hard to believe. There are so many tines in the story that it could have all ended with one sentence, but obviously this doesn’t happen. There were times I couldn’t wait to start listening again, then other times I switched it off. Overall it was ok, and I didn’t see the ending coming, with was a good twist. I’d say give it a go if it’s ever a daily deal, but maybe not a credit.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • I Know My Name

  • By: C. J. Cooke
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine, Joshua Manning
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Komméno Island, Greece: I don't know where I am, who I am. Help me. A woman is washed up on a remote Greek island with no recollection of who she is or how she got there. Potter's Lane, Twickenham, London: Eloïse Shelley is officially missing. Lochlan's wife has vanished into thin air, leaving their toddler and 12-week-old baby alone. Her money, car and passport are all in the house, with no signs of foul play. Every clue the police turn up means someone has told a lie....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite a page turner!

  • By Valerie Sweeney on 29-08-17

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 23-02-18

This is one of the best books I’ve listened to in a while. Harrowing, emotional but beautifully written. In depth characters and fabulous narration, so glad I bought this.

  • When She Was Bad

  • By: Tammy Cohen
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

You see the people you work with every day, but what can't you see? Amira, Sarah, Paula, Ewan and Charlie have worked together for years - they know how each other likes their coffee, whose love life is a mess, whose children keep them up at night. But their comfortable routine life is suddenly shattered when an aggressive new boss walks in.... Now there's something chilling in the air. Who secretly hates everyone? Who is tortured by their past? Who is capable of murder?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • when she was bad!!!!!

  • By Mrs. J. M. Benjamin-potts on 30-06-16

Stick with it!

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

Well worth a read. Found some characters a bit dull, but the narration was excellent! Great story, and I didn’t guess the ending!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger in My Home

  • I thought she was my daughter. I was wrong.
  • By: Adele Parks
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

Alison is lucky, and she knows it. She has the life she always craved, including a happy home with Jeff and their brilliant, vivacious teenage daughter, Katherine - the absolute centre of Alison's world. Then a knock at the door ends life as they know it. Fifteen years ago someone else took Alison's baby from the hospital. And now Alison is facing the unthinkable. Her daughter belongs to someone else. What would you do if you discovered your beloved child is not yours?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious

  • By lisa jane fox on 16-03-17

Some good, some bad.

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

Reviewed: 29-11-17

I loved the concept of this book, and I liked the pace at the beginning. I did find it slumped a bit in the middle, and I questioned the characters actions in some parts. Overall not bad, good start slow middle then good ending.

  • I Am Watching You

  • By: Teresa Driscoll
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,173

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it - until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she's decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Glowing Five Stars

  • By Caroline Mitchell on 23-10-17

Very repetative

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

I struggled with this book, and found the twists and turns an anti climax. The story is told from different character points of view, with each one telling the same story over and over again. You can tell the author was trying to build tension, but I just found it frustrating. Each time a character would divulge something or get to the point, something would happen to stop them. They'd go over the same feelings and again and again and I felt like it didn't add to the story rather dragged it on for a few more hours. The ending was a little surprising, but by then I just wanted the story to be finished. Character development was good, but I found the main character "the witness" a bit wet and she annoyed me. Not for me at all, but the narration was good and the story did have potential, just too repetitive for me to enjoy.

26 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • Then She Was Gone

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,522

A missing girl. A buried secret. From the acclaimed author of I Found You and the Richard & Judy best seller The Girls comes a compulsively twisty psychological thriller that will keep you gripped to the very last moment. She was 15, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Kate on 18-10-17

Could not stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 31-10-17

To echo what a lot of readers have said, this book was addictive. I was desperate to find out what happened. I really liked the style of the book and the story from different character points of view. The characters where so well developed, I really felt for them. I always judge a good book on if I’m thinking about it when I’m not reading - and I couldn’t stop thinking about this one. Great narration too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lies

  • By: T. M. Logan
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,341

Gripping and packed with twists and turns, this stunning thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love.... What if your whole life was based on lies? When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she's supposed to be at work, he's intrigued enough to follow her in. And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Ross M on 28-07-17

Not for me.

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

Reviewed: 22-09-17

I got 4 hours in to the book and had to give up. I found the main character very annoying, and his reactions totally unbelievable. He finds out his wife is cheating and he barely bats an eyelid. His continued lack of depth or realistic emotions made me give up. Overall felt like I was reading a GCSE level story, that I just couldn't stick with.

  • Safe with Me

  • A psychological thriller so tense it will take your breath away
  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 802
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 801

Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it's her turn to get even. Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn't like to let people to get too close - she knows how much damage they can do. Then one ordinary day, Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A chilling thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-06-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 23-08-17

Best audiobook I've listened to in a while. Great narration, great story and characters had real depth. Loved it.