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  • The Lost Man

  • By: Jane Harper
  • Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Evocative and moving

  • By Jacqueline S. on 26-11-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 26-01-19

I highly recommend The Lost Man. Jane Harper reveals in detail what it is like to live in a hot, arid Australian outback - a world most of us can never imagine. The storyline is intriguing and kept me engaged with it, and with the characters, right to the end.
Stephen Shanahan is an excellent narrator.

  • The Perfect Family

  • By: Shalini Boland
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Gemma Ballantine is getting ready for work one morning when her eldest child comes running down the stairs saying the words every mother dreads. The front door is open. And her six-year-old daughter has disappeared. Frantic with fear, Gemma starts a nail-biting search for her little girl. After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law, Diane, finds Katie wandering lost a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back in her arms, breathing in the sweet scent of her hair, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over. But then her perfect family starts to fall apart....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fairly good read.

  • By Sue on 04-12-18

Fairly good read.

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I found the story a little predictable however I still did not expect the twist at the end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • When You Disappeared

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks, Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 858

All she wanted was the truth, but she'll wish she never found out. When Catherine wakes up alone one morning, she thinks her husband has gone for a run before work. But Simon never makes it to the office. His running shoes are by the front door. Nothing is missing - except him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing - don't waste your credit

  • By Liz Rev on 21-07-18

Riveting!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Riveting read! I loved it. Kept me quessing right until the end. I also enjoyed both narrators.

  • The Secret

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

You think you can trust the ones you love most. But what if one secret could make you question everything? Every day, a woman like Louise passes you in the street: elegant, confident, determined. But underneath, she’s struggling. She doesn’t know her sister, Alice, has been scared of leaving the house since their mother died. She doesn’t know when Alice babysits her little boy, Archie, he sometimes sees things he shouldn’t. She doesn’t know Archie has a secret. A secret that could send cracks through the heart of Louise’s carefully constructed life....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another one off the Slater production line...

  • By Simon on 09-10-18

Not the best K.L. Slater I have read.

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

I am a great fan of K.L. Slater books. I found The Secret has an interesting and intriguing storyline. I did enjoy the book however I would have liked it more if all the significant characters had been woven into the story from the beginning. For them to also have been given a bit of characterisation allowing the reader to get to know them.
Lucy Price-Lewis narration is superb.

  • The Visitor

  • By: K. L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 369

Holly never thought she'd move back to her hometown, but then something terrible happened. She doesn't know if she can recover. But she knows she can never tell another soul. People say her neighbour, David, is 'different'. He doesn't go out much, and never after dark. But in David, Holly finds just what she needs: a friend. Someone who's always there. No-one knows Holly's secret or where she lives. She has left the past behind. So why does she feel as though she's in terrible danger?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Drama That Doesn't Quite Deliver

  • By Simon on 16-05-18

Unusual Story

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

Unusual story with a surprise ending. Keeps you guessing. Interesting characters who keep you wondering who actually are the bad guys?
Excellent narrator.

  • The Love Letter

  • By: Lucinda Riley
  • Narrated by: Camilla Rockley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

1995, London. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of 95 he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core. Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist assigned to cover the legendary actor's funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over 70 years. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a twist!

  • By Angela on 29-08-18

Intriguing and Unpredictable

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

An intriguing and unpredictable story with masses of twists. Kept me guessing right up until the end and then suprised me yet again!

  • You Sent Me a Letter

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

What if your worst enemy discovered your darkest secret? At 2:00 a.m. on the morning of her 40th birthday, Sophie wakes in the darkness of her bedroom and finds a stranger watching her from the foot of the bed. The intruder hands Sophie a letter and issues an ultimatum: the message is to be opened at her forthcoming party, in front of family and friends, at exactly 8:00 p.m.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Expected intrigue and mystery - just boring

  • By Alice on 16-08-16

An Implausible but Entertaining Listen

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

One really needs to suspense one's disbelief in order to enjoy this book however Lucy Dawson does create enough interest in her characters to make this an entertaining read. The loose ends at the end are annoying and, unnecessarily, leave the story hanging a bit which is disappointing.

  • White Lies

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

A darkly gripping domestic drama about secrets and lies. When you have everything, you have everything to lose.... Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur...well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Overrated, uninteresting story

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-10-18

Absolutely loved it!

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

Reviewed: 29-08-18

I thoroughly enjoyed 'White Lies'. Lucy Dawson's carefully crafted characters kept me guessing right up to the last page. I loved each and everyone of them.

  • Everything You Told Me

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 701

You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting plot but ...

  • By Lulu M on 17-01-17

Interesting concept.

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

Unfortunately, like many other readers, I did realise what was going on very early in the story however I did still enjoy reading to the end.

  • The Daughter

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. And now someone is determined to make you pay.... Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jess' daughter, Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day, and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire...but she'll pay for it with a lifetime of guilt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a good listen, tearful at times

  • By Jeminar on 27-04-18

Really entertaining listen.

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

I really enjoyed The Daughter. Easy to listen to, uncomplicated and interesting. I did figure out who the perpetrator was quite early on but it didn’t spoil my listen, the story was still complex enough to keep my attention and interest to the end.