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  • Blood Feud

  • By: Anna Smith
  • Narrated by: Reanne Farley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Kerry Casey thought she'd made a life away from the dirty dealings of her gangster family. Her father wanted to make them legit - her brother Mickey had other ideas, and now it's got him killed. When Mickey's funeral turns into a bloodbath at the hands of a group of anonymous shooters and Kerry's mother is killed in the crossfire, Kerry finds herself at the head of the Casey family and desperate for revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By HOMEBIRD on 29-08-18

Rubbish ending

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

I can’t believe the ending of this book. You great story all the way through but ended in the middle of the story. I’m left high and dry at the amount of story lines left unfinished. Shame on the author

  • The Forgotten Woman

  • A Gripping, Emotional Rollercoaster You'll Devour in One Sitting
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Kit Mason has lived a life of unimaginable pain. An ex-prostitute, she has fled the clutches of an abusive pimp and now finds herself living hand to mouth in a new city, without anyone to help her. Frances Thornton seems to be living the perfect life. A lawyer from a privileged background, her perfect façade hides the painful secrets that still haunt her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and touching

  • By Linn on 05-10-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

i enjoyed this book. It was a nice story, nothing nail biting and exciting but very enjoyable. Narrator was really good. The problem for me was I thought I still had loads to listen to when the book ended. I checked I had not missed chapters but no I had heard them all. Nothing came together at the end. I was left high and dry with no idea of the outcome of the characters. Feeling cheated after enjoying what had been written I would not recommend this book. maybe the author will finish it one day.

  • The Madam

  • By: Jaime Raven
  • Narrated by: Josie Dunn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Three years and 11 months. That's how long Lizzie Wells has been banged up inside Holloway prison, serving time for a crime she didn't commit. Six months. That's how long it's taken Lizzie to fall in love with her fellow inmate, Scar. Now they are both finally free, and together they are about to embark on a vengeful search to find those who framed Lizzie...and to make them pay.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • dreadful

  • By gambling_man on 21-03-17

Save your money

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I found this story ridiculous, far fetched, unrealistic and boring. Normally even a bad book has some believable qualities, but certainly not this one. The main character had a disgusting attitude and was far from likeable.
The narrator did really well considering the tripe she was reading.
Save your money

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife's Secret: A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Heart-Stopping Twist

  • By: Kerry Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell, Alan Medcroft
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Charley Willis was 13 years old when her parents were killed in their family home and she was found hiding in a cupboard upstairs. Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing. No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is. One thing is for certain…Seth is about to discover he doesn’t really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • really good enjoyed it gripping story

  • By Michael Bath on 08-12-18

Mediocre book

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I struggled through 2 thirds of this book I felt although dreadful things happened to the main family nobody asked anybody obvious questions about these things. Excuses for this were because people were
"private" or things were "too personal" to ask anybody. Can you believe coming home beaten up and your husband asks if you want a cup of tea. This is what I found so annoying. I picked up during the last chapters. Although very predictable and not very exciting.
Narration really good

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Deceit

  • By: Kerry Barnes
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

A gripping new audiobook from best-selling author Kerry Barnes. Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Martina Cole and Jacqui Rose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By mary on 05-08-18

Bravo

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

Again this author has written an exceptionally brilliant book. It is full of twists and turns, excitement and everything you would want a book to be. From first until last page the story is enthralling and gripping. the characters are survivors from tough backgrounds where they have to fight to survive.
Faultless narration.
My only problem with reading a book of this high standard is finding another that is half as good.

  • Ruthless

  • By: Kerry Barnes
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

1964 - London. Dolly Vincent is born to an East End gangster but is sent away for her own protection. Mad Mick is hell-bent on his revenge and will stop at nothing to kill her. Estranged from her family, she becomes a successful barrister, but after defending a young Italian man she finds herself caught up in a secret held by a high court judge. Tortured and left for dead, she flees London and heads to New York. Only the Vincents know where she is...but even they don't know the truth. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant listen. 4.5*

  • By Vicki @IloveReadinguk on 29-07-18

Brilliant!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Wow, I can't believe how much excitement could be in one book. The book is fast paced, no stretching out a sentence to make a paragraph. Loads going on all through the book but easy to follow. Also, 5 stars for my favourite narrator. Her range of different accents both male and female is clever and talented. I can't wait to listen to the next in series. Only dissapoinment is that there is no audible version for book 3 in the series. Shame on Audible.

  • No Time to Cry

  • James Oswald, Book 1
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Rose Akroyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

Undercover ops are always dangerous, but DC Constance Fairchild never expected things to go this wrong. Returning to their base of operations, an anonymous office in a shabby neighbourhood, she finds the bloodied body of her boss and friend, DI Pete Copperthwaite. He's been executed - a single shot to the head. In the aftermath, it seems someone in the Met is determined to make sure that blame for the wrecked operation falls squarely on Con's shoulders. She is cut loose and cast out, angry and alone with her grief....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oswald's Altered Mirror Images!

  • By Simon on 26-07-18

Well worth 5 stars

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

Again James Oswald writes another excellent winner. His introduction to the leading lady Cam ticks all the boxes for a brilliant new series. The book was well written with a great story line full of twists and turns making it exciting listening. The narrator was also worth 5 stars. I cannot wait for book 2

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 29 Seconds

  • By: T. M. Logan
  • Narrated by: Jane Slavin
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

When Sarah Haywood rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her instinctive act of bravery puts her in the debt of a powerful and dangerous man, and he has other ideas. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid - in the only way he knows how. He offers Sarah a way to solve an impossible situation with her intolerable boss.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Logan Berry Smoothie?

  • By Simon on 13-03-18

Worth buying !!!!!<br /><br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

This is one of these books that turn up rarely. It keeps your attention from beginning to exciting end. It does not have boring bits but keeps you enthralled in every chapter. The narrator was excellent therefore complimenting the authors work.
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  • One for Sorrow

  • By: Sarah Denzil
  • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Seven years ago, six-year-old Maisie Earnshaw was found facedown in a duck pond, her body mutilated. Isabel - at age 14, found covered in Maisie's blood - was convicted of murder. As Leah spends time with Isabel, she comes to know her as a young woman with a sweet, gentle nature, someone she could never see as a murderer. Leah begins to suspect members of the Fielding family of framing Isabel as a young girl, and she's not the only one. True crime blogger James Gorden thinks Isabel is innocent, too.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My Dysfunctional Relationship With Sarah Denzil!

  • By Simon on 08-07-18

Far Fetched

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I was disappointed in this story.. I managed to read half of it then could bear no more. Having worked for years as a psychiatric nurse I thought this book would be realistic and accurate. Certainly not the case. Neglecting patients and obsessed by another is an insult to the nursing profession. Irrelevant stories run through the book and I can only assume it was to pad out the story. The interference, and how it was carried out, to a patient's family was totally unbelievable. I have given 2 stars for the narrator. She did well considering the rubbish she was reading.. Shame on the author demeaning such a wonderful, respected profession.

8 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman Next Door

  • By: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Bea Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 574

Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder. Everybody needs good neighbours.... Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa's daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven't been so close. Hester has plans to change all that. It's obvious to her that despite Melissa's outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester's help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant gripping story

  • By Miss Lesley Davidson on 28-01-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 13-06-18

I managed to finish this book by sheer determination. I found many chapters irrelevant and boring. The narrators were really good hence the 3 stars

1 of 1 people found this review helpful