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  • Company Man

  • By: Joseph Finder
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Nick Conover, the son of a factory worker, is the CEO of a major corporation in a company town. Nick, once the most admired man in Fenwick, Michigan, is now, having presided over massive layoffs, the most despised. A single parent since the recent death of his wife, he's struggling to insulate his 10-year-old daughter and angry 16-year-old son from the town's hostility.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining read with a few good twists <br />

  • By HC Irish fan on 31-07-19

Entertaining read with a few good twists <br />

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

Reviewed: 31-07-19

it takes a while to get into this book - long drawn out to start but eventually picks up. interesting characters and they are well developed. a bit repetative in places but overall a good suspense read.

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  • One Good Deed

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

In 1949, Aloysius Archer arrives in the dusty Southern town of Poca City. He has nothing but a handful of dollars, the clothes he’s wearing and an appointment with his new parole officer. After his wartime experiences in Italy and a prison sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, Archer is looking for a fresh start and a peaceful life. On his first night of freedom, Archer meets local business tycoon Hank Pittleman, who promises Archer handsome compensation to work as his debt collector. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci Hits the Top Forties!

  • By Simon on 30-07-19

Good read, very different David Baldicci

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

Reviewed: 28-07-19

I enjoyed this book once I got over the fact it was not your typical David Baldicci I'd say more Raymond Chandler. The main character repeatedly made rookie mistakes and I found myself getting annoyed, I like he's flawed but not too sure if I'd be in a rush to read another book of him - Shaw was great character although too quick to like Archer considering all the stacked up evidence up agaunat him. Worth the read.

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  • The Nowhere Man

  • Orphan X, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208

Ambushed and drugged, Evan Smoak wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him. As he tries to piece together what's happened, he receives a desperate call for help. With time running out, he will need to out-manoeuvre a powerful opponent to have any chance of escape. He's got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him...or die trying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping action, brilliant performance.

  • By C. Stocker on 01-04-17

Great follow up story to Orphen X

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

Reviewed: 17-07-19

great story, albeit a bit long drawn out. very long descriptive passages of tecnical termonology but with the excellent narration by Scott Brick it was a totally riveting read.

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  • The Survivor

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565

From the 11th storey of a Los Angeles high-rise, Nate looks out on the city - the traffic, the trees, and the beach beyond. He breathes deeply. And then he moves one foot off the ledge and into thin air. But before he can jump, gunshots ring out from within the building. A robbery is in progress. And Nate, with nothing to lose but the life he was about to give up, decides to intervene. What happens next plunges Nate into mortal danger…and reunites him with the family he hasn't known for years - a family he will do anything to protect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most enjoyable read

  • By Pauline on 23-09-12

Great read and brilliantly performed by Harding

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

Reviewed: 09-07-19

Unusual plot which get you from the first page and keeps you intralled right to the end.

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  • The Murderer's Son

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,117

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Sitting On The Fens About This One!

  • By Simon on 17-10-18

story a bit far fetched but still a good read

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

Reviewed: 09-04-19

Story and characterd were really well developed and althought the story is a bit far fetched there was lots of suspense and twists to keep you wondering. Richard Armitage did an amazing job . Definitely a recommend read/listen.

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  • The Murder Bag

  • By: Tony Parsons
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587

Twenty years ago seven students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Detective Max Wolfe follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the corridors of power. As the bodies pile up, Max finds he is fighting not only for justice, but for his own life....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Standard, but a high standard

  • By Philip on 05-04-15

<br />I enjoyed this book. - but a bit long winded

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

tried to have too many twists and back stories - therefore becoming too far fetched - how many near death experience and threats can a man have? too much of his personal life. Story line is very relevant and unfortunately believable.

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  • Run Away

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

You've lost your daughter. She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she's made it clear that she doesn't want to be found. Then, quite by chance, you see her busking in New York's Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is wasted, frightened and clearly in trouble. You don't stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs. And you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Where criminal gangs rule, where drugs are the main currency and murder is commonplace. Now it's your life on the line.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mid Range Coben

  • By Simon on 23-03-19

another great read from the master of suspense

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

Reviewed: 24-03-19

I'm a huge Harlan Coben fan and have read all his books. This one may not be his best but it is still a great read. I never did manage to get all the plots, some which were a bit far fetched but this didn't deter from my enjoyment. I loved most of the characters and they were all well develooed as the story went on except Deedee and Ash. Steven Weber is a fantatic narrator he changes his tone enough you know who is speaking but does try too hard to put on accents which I find annoying with some narrators.

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  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Ian Holm
  • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824

Late one moonlit night, Walter Hartright encounters a solitary and terrified woman dressed all in white. He saves her from capture by her pursuers and determines to solve the mystery of her distress and terror. Inspired by an actual criminal case, this gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness and mistaken identity has never been out of print since its publication and brought Collins great fame and success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Anthony on 13-01-11

brilliantly narrated period drama

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

Reviewed: 20-10-18

it is hard to believe this book was written in 1859 - other than the language which is 19th century the story could be modeen day. Ian Holm's narration can only be described as perfect, his tone, and pitch were so atmospheric you got to know each of the characters. i loved this book.😘

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  • Broken Heart

  • David Raker, Book 7
  • By: Tim Weaver
  • Narrated by: Joe Coen, John Chancer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 275

A woman drives to a beautiful headland overlooking the Devon coast. She is never seen again, and no trace of where she went can be found. The woman's sister calls missing persons investigator David Raker. As Raker tries to find her whereabouts - fearing the worst - he learns that she was recently widowed from a reclusive film director. It seems that, going through her husband's belongings, she found a secret so dark and shocking that it forced her to leave her entire life behind. Chasing the truth will consume Raker and place him in grave danger....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not his best

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-09-16

Interesting read with Hollywwod backdrop

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

Reviewed: 31-07-18

Really well narrated story. Some of it a bit far fetched with lots of unnecesdary twists but the Hollywood corruption story behind it was really intetesting.

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  • The President Is Missing

  • By: President Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 747

A sitting US President is missing. President Bill Clinton partners with number one best-selling author James Patterson in a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with the kind of insider details that only a President can know.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • For a Star Turn it's Hit and Miss

  • By Simon on 05-06-18

Enjoyable feel goo.thriller story, easy listening.

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

Reviewed: 27-07-18

I found this book, a light weight thriller, entertaining and quite interesting and was going to. give it a 4 until the laat chapter - the presidential speech - in my view totally unnecessary and political soapboxing at it worst, for some reason on audible they give you the 16 minute plus speech twice! The reading performance is really good although baffled why Denis Quade played female FBI head - didn't sound remotly female. The actual cyber plot was a bit weak (1980s) and cracking the password a joke but it didn't take away from the story too much.