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  • Exile

  • Marc Dane, Book 2
  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 440

Move over Jason Bourne, Marc Dane is here.... A vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons. A disgraced Russian general, with access to the real thing. A vengeful Somali warlord, with a cause for which he'd let the world burn. A jaded government agency, without the information to stop him. Only one man sees what's coming. And even he might not be able to prevent it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling Listen / Superb Narration

  • By Rich Banton on 06-12-17

Massive disappointment

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

I loved the first book, gave it 5 stars, I found it super exciting and you had no idea where the plot was going.
I was very excited about this book.
However, it is a huge disappointment. The narrator is brilliant but the plot is super boring. It is like a children’s story. Good guys chase pirate around the world. There is a lot of action but it’s boring because the plot is so predictable. Don’t bother.

  • Nomad

  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202

Marc Dane is an MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line. However, the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For lovers of I Am Pilgrim

  • By Robert Rawlins on 28-10-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 22-01-19

Absolutely gripping book. Fast paced, full of action. Likeable characters. Excellent narrator and really good satisfactory ending.

  • A Treachery of Spies

  • By: Manda Scott
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory, Philip Stevens, Sally Scott
  • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

An elderly woman of striking beauty is found murdered in Orleans, France. Her identity has been cleverly erased, but the method of her death is very specific: she has been killed in the manner of traitors to the Resistance in World War Two. Tracking down her murderer leads police inspector Inès Picaut back to 1940s France, where the men and women of the Resistance were engaged in a desperate fight for survival against the Nazi invaders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By kriss on 14-09-18

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

This is without a doubt the best audio book I have listened to. The story is gripping. It is brilliantly written, it contains action, history, love, tears.
I cannot praise it highly enough.
The narrators are also excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fatal Promise

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 9
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 172

When the body of a doctor is discovered brutally murdered in local woodland, Detective Kim Stone is shocked to discover the victim is Gordon Cordell - a man linked to a previous case she worked on involving the death of a young schoolgirl. Gordon has a chequered past, but who would want him dead? As the investigation gets underway, Gordon’s son is involved in a horrific car crash which leaves him fighting for his life. Kim's sure this was no accident.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another episode enjoyed

  • By thelma mccormick on 25-10-18

Love DI Stone

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

Reviewed: 24-10-18

As usual brilliant characters but perhaps not one of the finest. There is a serial killer and the focus is on team relations and a missing girl. Seems extremely unrealistic. I would imagine if people started dropping like flies then more resources and press conferences would be issued. There seems to be no pressure to solve it and no one seems particularly concerned about there being a serial killer at large.

  • Sleepers

  • John Milton, Book 13
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

When a Russian defector is assassinated in a sleepy English seaside town, Group Fifteen agents John Milton and Michael Pope find themselves in a rush to uncover the culprits and bring them to justice. Their investigation leads them to Moscow and a confrontation with Directorate S, the agency responsible for seeding Russian sleeper agents around the world. When lies and double crossing mean that no-one is what they seem, the two agents - alone and without backup - struggle to achieve their goals under the most dangerous of circumstances.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Milton backstory...

  • By Salter on 19-01-19

Not his best

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

Reviewed: 20-10-18

I am a die hard Milton fan, have given all of them 5 stars.
This one was, as usual, a brilliant story and narration but for me it wasn’t as good as the others.
The focus was not so much on Milton and he is what makes the stories so brilliant. He is an all action hero, undefeated, great music taste, funny, cold, ex military. I found this story lacked the Milton touch.
If you are not obsessed with the character then you will love this story. If you want pure Milton then it slightly lacked.
Sorry Mark. I am looking forward to the next one featuring Milton more.

  • Slow Horses

  • Slough House, Book 1
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

Slough House is Jackson Lamb’s kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up: left a secret file on a train, blown surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They’re the service’s poor relations – the slow horses – and bitterest among them is River Cartwright, whose days are spent transcribing mobile phone conversations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Smiley than Pilgrim

  • By Robert on 17-08-17

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I enjoyed this book. It has an unusual writing style and jumps between characters which at first took some getting used to. The storyline was clever though and I enjoyed it. Excellent narrator

  • Redeemer

  • John Milton, Book 12
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

Rio de Janeiro. Brazilians call it Cidade Maravilhosa - the Marvellous City - but crime festers in its favelas like cancer. John Milton is visiting an old friend who runs a close protection business guarding the city's elite. Milton offers to stand in when one of his bodyguards doesn’t turn up for work. The job? Take the wife and daughter of an anticorruption judge to a school recital and bring them back again. Simple? Not so much. The girl is snatched off the street, and Milton is nearly killed. As he recovers at a Group Fifteen safe house, he decides on two objectives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best yet

  • By rev on 08-07-18

Absolutely brilliant

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

Reviewed: 18-06-18

Cannot recommend this book enough. I have absolutely loved all the Milton books. This narrator is amazing and is perfect for the character.
Note to author, please don’t ever kill Milton, I would be devastated! Just keep writing the books! Thank you

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Intrusions

  • By: Stav Sherez
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

When a distressed young woman arrives at their station claiming her friend has been abducted, and that the man threatened to come back and 'claim her next', detectives Carrigan and Miller are thrust into a terrifying new world of stalking and obsession. Under scrutiny themselves, and with old foes and enmities resurfacing, how long will Carrigan and Miller have to find out the truth behind what these two women have been subjected to?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Carrie on 19-05-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 19-05-18

This was the best in the series so far. I was disappointed at first that it wasn’t David Thorpe narrating, I hadn’t noticed that when I bought it but this narrator was also excellent.
This story is brilliant and has a fantastic ending which I felt was lacking somewhat in the last one.
Can’t wait for next in series

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fix

  • A Rick Fuller Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert White
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495

In the winter of 1996, on the orders of the British government, the SAS stole the contents of a safe belonging to the Provisional IRA. Rick Fuller headed that team. Days later Fuller's wife was brutally murdered. Convinced he was betrayed from within, Fuller begins a relentless search for her murderers. Ten years on, Fuller is a Manchester gangland enforcer, a lone and bitter figure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An initial slow burn...

  • By Nel Taran on 23-02-18

This book is ok

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

Reviewed: 30-04-18

Not brilliant but not awful, a tad mediocre. Beginning is slow and dull and seems a bit pointless and the narrator although good, has a rather depressing northern tone. I almost sent it back. However, it picks up pace and I got into it. It is all a bit strange though, most of the way through I thought “why?”. Why does a nurse join up with two rogue ex military guys and then after 3 months training become pretty much an assassin. All just seems too unlikely. I much prefer the John Milton books, I wouldn’t bother downloading another in this series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Watch Her Disappear

  • Zigic and Ferreira Series, Book 4
  • By: Eva Dolan
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

The body is found by the river, near a spot popular with runners. With a serial rapist at work in the area, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are initially confused when the Hate Crimes Unit is summoned to the scene. Until they discover that the victim, Corinne Sawyer, was born Colin Sawyer. Was Corinne a victim of mistaken identity? With tensions running high, and the force coming under national scrutiny, this is a complex case and any mistake made could be fatal.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Load of rubbish. Give it a miss.

  • By Carrie on 23-04-18

Load of rubbish. Give it a miss.

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

Reviewed: 23-04-18

Unbelievably dull storyline with dull characters. Even with the amazing David Thorpe narrating, it still bored me to tears. I couldn’t care less who had done it. Save your money.