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  • All That's Dead

  • Logan McRae, Book 12
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Inspector Logan McRae was looking forward to a nice simple case - something to ease him back into work after a year off on the sick. But the powers that be have other ideas. The high-profile anti-independence campaigner Professor Wilson has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There's a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism. Infighting in the police ranks. And it's all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Logan's superiors want results, and they want them now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic MacBride

  • By lisasarcy on 01-06-19

Stuart, you have done it again!!

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

Reviewed: 15-06-19

when is the next one, I can't wait????? xxxxxxxNoone can make mixer so funny as you do!!!!!!

  • Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas (8) – Maids-a-Milking

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Eighth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season. Brian’s about to discover that life as a drug dealer can have hidden benefits. But he might come to wish he’d never taken advantage of them…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant as usual Stuart

  • By JPea on 21-04-19

brilliant as usual Stuart

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

Reviewed: 21-04-19

more more more please!! Are there really only 12 days of Christmas?? Maybe more for new year!

  • The Janus Stone

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 979

Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway - minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out - and fast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I still can't get on with this reader....

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-11-15

Not as good as I imagined

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

Reviewed: 31-03-19

I was quite uninterested in this book the further I got into it and abandoned it before halfway. Sorry!

  • A Murder of Magpies

  • A Short Sequel to The Magpies
  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Five years ago Jamie Knight lost everything: his home, his wife and their unborn child. But at least the woman responsible, 'Dark Angel' Lucy Newton, was in prison, and slowly Jamie was able to rebuild his life. But now Lucy has been freed on appeal, and before long Jamie receives a message from a desperate stranger. Lucy is up to her old tricks - ruining lives for fun. Jamie agrees to help. But once again, he has no idea what he is getting himself into....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth buying

  • By ababy on 05-11-18

excellent!

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

Reviewed: 16-02-19

more please. clever plotting, well done. Thank you for taking up most of my free time today!!!!!

  • The Magpies

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 618

When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly, too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms. But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie’s best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely worth a spin

  • By Derek on 07-07-14

Brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 14-02-19

A slow burner but full of tension and guesswork. Will look out for more of Mark Edwards books!!

  • Absolute Proof

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences? This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from best-selling author Peter James. The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Proof of the Pudding is in the Reading!

  • By Simon on 07-10-18

Did not even finish

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

Reviewed: 17-11-18

Did not enjoy this book at all, I have almost every book of Peter James on my shelves, but this one will not be one of them. Sorry but not what I was expecting!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Perfect Remains

  • DI Callanach, Book 1
  • By: Helen Fields
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783

On a remote Highland mountain, the body of Elaine Buxton is burning. All that will be left to identify the respected lawyer are her teeth and a fragment of clothing. In the concealed back room of a house in Edinburgh, the real Elaine Buxton screams into the darkness. Detective Inspector Luc Callanach has barely set foot in his new office when Elaine's missing persons case is escalated to a murder investigation. Having left behind a promising career at Interpol, he's eager to prove himself to his new team.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly written and performed

  • By David Baumber on 27-01-17

New author for me

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

Reviewed: 26-08-18

Very impressed, will be looking for more books by this author!😀Well done! keep going! Thanks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood Road

  • Logan McRae, Book 11
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513

What drives someone to murder? Logan McRae's personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he's policing his fellow officers. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the drivers seat of a crashed car, it's a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago. They buried him. Or they thought they did. As an investigation is launched into Bell's stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what's so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Blood Road is end of the road for me

  • By Mrs Mac on 26-07-18

Fantastic writing as always Stuart!!

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

Reviewed: 30-06-18

You make me laugh and cringe at the same time and your characterisations are wonderful. I have never loved any other author as much as you and I am 70 years old and have been reading since the age of 4.
MORE MORE MORE Pleeeeeeeeease!!!!

  • Partners in Crime: Two Logan and Steel Short Stories (Bad Heir Day and Stramash)

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Two bloody brilliant short stories from number-one best-selling crime writer Stuart MacBride, featuring DS Logan McRae and his boss, DI Steel. 'Stramash': something fishy is happening on the isle of Jura. DS Logan McRae gets a phone call from DI Steel ordering him to come to the island at once. One freezing night's sleep in a hatchback and two storm-battered ferries later, Logan arrives - but there's no sign of Steel. She's lumped him in the middle of a policing nightmare, with bodies and bullets and tiny, wee boats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stuart MacBride always a winner!!

  • By JPea on 09-06-18

Stuart MacBride always a winner!!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Stuart is incapable of writing a bad book. His characterisations are amazing and the humour comes through every page despite the language and gross murders. Steel and Logan are the best partnership ever. Thank you Mr MacBride, Cant wait another 4 days for the next one!!!!!!!

  • Dark Blood

  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: Stuart MacBride
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn’t he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent rapist, but he’s seen the error of his ways. Found God. Wants to leave his dark past in Newcastle behind him and make a new start. Or so he says. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn’t exactly thrilled to be part of the team helping Knox settle into his new Aberdeen home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliantly dark and funny

  • By R on 20-05-10

brilliant!!!!! as usual Stuart MacBride delivers!

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

Steele as loathsome as she is loveable!!! I look forward to my next read as usual.