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  • The Darkwater Bride

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Donal Finn, Jamie Glover, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 286

Late Victorian London. When James Miller, the most respectable of Scottish businessmen, is pulled, dead, from the Thames, his daughter is drawn into an investigation which reveals a whole world of secrets and corruption. Alongside local detective Culley, Catriona’s search for her father’s killer leads all the way to the tragic truth behind the ghostly legend of The Darkwater Bride and the power of her deadly kiss. The Darkwater Bride combines the genres of the Victorian mystery thriller with the equally classic Victorian mode of the ghostly tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ghostly Thriller With a Dark Heart!

  • By Simon on 30-10-18

Murder, mayhem and the supernatural

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

Reviewed: 18-05-19

The first couple of minutes made me wonder what I had bought. After that it was excellent and listening was a must.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Musical Drama

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: H. G. Wells, Jeff Wayne
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, Taron Egerton, Theo James, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,657

One of the world’s most recognisable sci-fi stories, H. G. Wells’ The War of The Worlds established numerous conventions for the genre, including the threat of an invasive extraterrestrial species, space travel and intergalactic conflict, inspiring directors, gamers, producers and writers alike with its sobering story of struggle and survival. Marrying the suspense, drama and urgency of Wells’ original novel with Jeff Wayne’s rousing and flamboyant score, Audible’s new and exclusive dramatisation uses action, narration, original music and evocative sound design to immerse listeners in a world that’s as thrilling as it is desolate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning Interpretation of Jeff Wayne's Classic!

  • By Simon on 29-11-18

War of the Worlds

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

Reviewed: 25-04-19

I have several versions of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds and each is excellent but different in their own way. I enjoyed this drama a lot but admit to expecting some of the songs from other versions to make an appearance. It was a little distracting when they didn't this was why it didn't get five stars. My fault for having the other versions not that of Audible.

  • The Brightest Embers

  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Ivy thought that she and Adrian had conquered their fates. Yet with thousands of innocents still trapped in the demon realms, she's determined to locate the final hallowed weapon and harness its unparalleled power to free them. But the last relic nearly put Ivy in the grave - there's probably no coming back from this one. Adrian's dark lineage has made him the most powerful of his kind, yet even his incredible abilities might not be enough now. Instead, the treacherous fate he has fought so hard to escape might be the only way he can save Ivy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heavenly

  • By J. M. M. on 07-09-18

Heavenly

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Good story which was probably the funniest she has written. Thoroughly enjoyed it as did my wife both whilst driving round the countryside and at home when we arrived as we wanted to keep listening.

  • Day of the Dead

  • Freida Klein Series, Book 8
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

A decade ago, psychologist Frieda Klein was sucked into the orbit of Dean Reeve - a killer able to impersonate almost anyone, a man who can disappear without a trace, a psychopath obsessed with Frieda herself. In the years since, Frieda has worked with - and sometimes against - the London police in solving their most baffling cases. But now she's in hiding, driven to isolation by Reeve. When a series of murders announces his return, Frieda must emerge from the shadows to confront her nemesis. And it's a showdown she might not survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Day 8 Freda

  • By J. M. M. on 20-08-18

Day 8 Freda

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

They saved the best till last. Good characters interlinking in a good plot to a surprising end.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,801

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Not much of a thriller

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

Definitely not the thriller of the year to either my wife or I. About twice as long as it should have been.

  • Waiting for Wednesday

  • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 3
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Waiting for Wednesday, the thrilling third installment in the bestselling Frieda Klein series, written by Nicci French and read by the actress Beth Chalmers.Ruth Lennox, beloved mother of three, is found by her daughter in a pool of her own blood. Who would want to murder an ordinary housewife? And why? Psychotherapist Frieda Klein finds she has an unusually personal connection with DCI Karlsson's latest case.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but depressing

  • By Julie on 26-06-14

Freda book 3

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

Much better than books 1 and 2 which were enjoyable but a little weak. This one had humour as well as mayhem and was an enjoyable listen.

  • Blue Monday

  • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 1
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 525

Monday, the lowest point of the week. A day of dark impulses. A day to snatch a child from the streets.... The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein is left troubled: one of her patients has been relating dreams in which he has a hunger for a child. A child he can describe in perfect detail, a child the spitting image of Matthew. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson doesn't take Frieda's concerns seriously until a link emerges with an unsolved abduction twenty years ago....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome first outing for a new series

  • By S. K. Doughty on 10-08-13

Shouldn't have started on Friday.

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

Reviewed: 23-08-17

Unfortunstely I started with the Friday book which has benefited from being the fifth book in the series. Although I enjoyed this story it was not ss polished as book 5. Taking that fact aside an enjoyable novel well performed.

  • Into the Fire

  • A Night Prince Novel
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

For nearly 600 years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now, falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad's new bride against him. A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Complex Plot

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-17

Another great novel

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

Good story suitably gory and amusing continuing the Night Prince series. Very enjoyable and we'll performed.

  • Chapel of Ease

  • The Tufa Novels, Book 4
  • By: Alex Bledsoe
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

When Matt Johansson, a young New York actor, auditions for Chapel of Ease, an off-Broadway musical, he is instantly charmed by Ray Parrish, the show's writer and composer. As their friendship deepens, Matt learns that Ray's people call themselves the Tufa and that the musical is based on the history of his isolated hometown. But there is one question in the show's script that Ray refuses to answer: What is buried in the ruins of the Chapel of Ease?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another spectular story in the Tufa series

  • By H. Jess Dipple on 19-09-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

The best Tufa novel yet. Serious, moving, amusing and magical what more could you want?

  • The Narrow Bed

  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 109

Queen of psychological crime Sophie Hannah returns with a chilling new Culver Valley crime novel. A killer that the police are calling "Billy Dead Mates" is murdering pairs of best friends one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book.... For months detectives have failed to catch Billy or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she's seen on the news, comes forward. Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy's peculiar little books.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I think I liked it - but not sure!

  • By SCR on 02-03-16

Tortuous

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

Reviewed: 24-04-16

What disappointed you about The Narrow Bed?

It lumbered along and kept treating the characters as idiots.

What was most disappointing about Sophie Hannah’s story?

It did not live up to the synopsis

What didn’t you like about Julia Barrie’s performance?

The quality of the material she had to work with

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No