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  • 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 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

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
  • Oh my goodness!

  • By anne on 26-08-18

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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

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 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

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
  • Classic Milton

  • By Tony Swinton on 18-10-18

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 812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

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 298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Intrusions

  • By: Stav Sherez
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

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 447
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

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 49 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.

  • The Verdict

  • By: Nick Stone
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Verdict by Nick Stone

  • By Steven on 29-01-14

Loved this

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Brilliant book, super narrator. I loved the book was so long, at no point did it feel like it was just being padded out. The story was gripping and interesting, the characters good and David Thorpe could read the yellow pages and be captivating. Recommend

  • Into the Darkest Corner

  • By: Elizabeth Haynes
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Dizzything on 26-03-12

This is amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Wow what an amazing book. I admit I only bought it to hear David Thorpe’s voice and he only narrates a few lines (the only disappointment!). The story itself is brilliant although distressing. It was completely engrossing. It did give me nightmares and made me feel like I was going to have a panic attack about 4 hours from the end so I would not recommend listening to it if you have suffered domestic abuse. However it is very well written and told and completely addictive.