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  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-11-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Fast moving, gripping book within classic archer style. You have to concentrate though as lots of characters. I did really enjoy it but did struggle at times with the two parallel story lines. Great read

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,527
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,123

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Superb

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

The storyline was gripping from the start. The relationship between Robin and Strike developed wonderfully and the narration truly superb. The writing articulate and detailed. A delight in every way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By DartmoorDiva on 09-09-18

Shocking storyline but gripping and enthralling

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

The narration is superb by Richard Armitage bringing every character
To life. The storyline is upsetting but it is not described in a gratuitous way so just about bearable. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next books in the series.

  • Never Greener

  • By: Ruth Jones
  • Narrated by: Sharon Small
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964

When Kate was 22, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she'd never get over it. Seventeen years later, life has moved on - Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile Callum and his wife, Belinda, are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10/10

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-04-18

Compulsive

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

Reviewed: 16-05-18

Good story very of the time. Great character description very clearly drawn. I wanted to know what was going to happen. Great listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sheltering Rain

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 359

On Coronation night the ex-pat community in Hong Kong gathers for a celebration party, and 21-year-old Joy falls in love at first sight. She is engaged within 24 hours, but will not see her fiancé again for a year. Fifteen years later, when Sabine, her mother and grandmother are brought together, not only a deeply buried family secret is discovered, but also some fundamental truths: about the conflict between love and duty, about women's choices, and about mothers and daughters.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So So JoJo

  • By Kaggy on 06-10-15

Slow to get going

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

After a slow start the story got going and was an enjoyable listen. The narration was excellent.

  • A Question of Trust

  • By: Penny Vincenzi
  • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

A Question of Trust is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, glamour, love, desire and conflict. London, 1950s. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife, Alice, shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match. Then, out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vincenzi at her best

  • By Merelina on 26-11-17

Gripping and so enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I so enjoyed the characters beautifully painted in words - I could picture them clearly. The story woven amongst these characters was gripping. I was interested and appalled at the attitudes of the time towards women and gay men and it seems incredible how these attitudes - in the main - have changed. It will become a film I have no doubt. I was moved to tears by the ending and really want a sequel to find out how everyone gets on. Thank you Penny for another fantastic book!