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  • The Kindred Killers

  • Jake Boulder, Book 2
  • By: Graham Smith
  • Narrated by: David McCallion
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Jake Boulder’s help is requested when his friend’s family is crucified and burned. 

When a woman’s body is discovered, Boulder realises the murders have something unusual in common. After a young couple is snatched, the case takes a more brutal turn. Gruesome footage is sent to the major US news outlets; the pressure to find those responsible mounts. With the authorities against him, can Boulder catch the killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well paced & I love the narrator

  • By Dyane on 14-05-19

Well paced & I love the narrator

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

Reviewed: 14-05-19

Managed to listen to book 1 before book 2. which helped set the characters Intricate storyline & not the ending I expected. Hope there are mire books in the pipeline from this author & narrator

  • H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, and others
  • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

Known as ‘The Father of Science Fiction’, Herbert George Wells’ writing career spanned over 60 years. He was a writer of novels, short stories, nonfiction books and articles. As a young man, Wells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, sparking his infamous vocation as a science fiction writer. Introduced by film director and H. G. Wells fanboy Eli Roth, this collection features unabridged recordings of the novels performed by Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant and Alexander Vlahos.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant stories!

  • By Kazzakirk on 25-04-19

Classy narrators

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

Reviewed: 08-05-19

Quality collection with brilliant narrators. Highly recommended listening. Totally enjoyed experience. brought the stories to life

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Body in the Lakes

  • A Gripping Crime Thriller with a Heart-Stopping Twist
  • By: Graham Smith
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Gould
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

 

When a walker finds the body of a woman by the shores of Lake Ullswater, the police are put on high alert. Felicia Evans was known to be a tough character, but who would have strangled her? Detective Beth Young quickly spots the links to three cold cases. Three women strangled and discarded in the stunning, wild hills of the Lake District.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent story

  • By Anonymous User on 10-05-19

Excellent read

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Wow fast paced & twists & turns throughout. Excellent narrator. Highly recommended. Really enjoyed it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Four

  • Paul Temple Returns (2006-2013)
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Crawford Logan, Gerda Stevenson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Paul Temple lives again in these five complete radio dramas starring Crawford Logan as Paul and Gerda Stephenson as his redoubtable wife, Steve. Each of these productions was made for BBC Radio 4 in an authentic 1950s-style studio conditions and based on the scripts of the original radio serials.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Timothy Steve!

  • By Richard Evans on 05-10-17

Loved the compilation

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

Reviewed: 14-02-19

In the style of the original series, very enjoyable. Classic BBC from the heydays of radio

  • Death Sentence

  • DI Nick Dixon, Book 6
  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

The body of an elderly man is found in an abandoned World War Two pillbox beside the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. With no obvious motive and no credible suspect, DI Nick Dixon starts digging into the victim's past. The more he digs, the deeper Dixon is drawn into a case that takes him from the cave systems beneath rural Somerset to the heart of government, and threatens to expose a military cover-up at the highest level.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Spoiled by the narration

  • By C.C on 30-10-17

Just keeps getting better

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

Reviewed: 13-09-18

I have really warmed to the narrator & although some may critize him I enjoy his presentation.

As for the storylines they improve with each book & the twists & turns kept me listening from beginning to end

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Lock

  • A DI Nick Dixon Novel
  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Early on a cold Somerset morning, 10-year-old Alesha Daniels is reported missing by her father, a violent alcoholic. Her mother, a known drug addict, is found unconscious, but it’s her mother’s boyfriend the police are keen to trace. As the hunt for Alesha gathers pace, a second local girl is taken, plunging another family into the depths of despair. Cutting short his holiday, DI Nick Dixon races home to join the Major Investigation Team, but no sooner has he identified a network of local suspects than they begin to show up dead.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shocking

  • By Frances Green on 06-10-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Yet another brilliant story & the narrator is growing on me with every book he reads

  • Aim High

  • The Eddie Malloy Series, Book 7
  • By: Joe McNally
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Eddie owes a big favor to Maven Judge, the solitary software genius who helped him out in a previous case. He also owes time to healing family wounds with his nephew, Kim, and his sister, Marie. And Eddie's old friend, Mac, is suddenly sacked from his job in racing security. He, too, needs Eddie's help. Eddie sees this as the summer of repayment, but beautiful redhead Nina Raine has plans to kill Eddie's career for good unless he does what she wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another"classic"winner

  • By Dyane on 15-06-18

Another"classic"winner

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

Paced just right leaving the listener to draw their own conclusion as to the killer's true identity

  • Head in the Sand

  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

The discovery of a severed head in a golf course bunker triggers a frantic race to find a serial killer that brings the town of Burnham-on-Sea to a standstill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nick Dixon has HIS head in the sand

  • By Andromeda's Twin on 19-04-15

Didn't see that coming

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

Reviewed: 18-03-18

Decent next installment in the DI Dixon series. The narrator is growing on me & storylines are well developed. Look forward to next book in series

  • Wild Horses

  • The Eddie Malloy Series, Book 8
  • By: Joe McNally
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

A steeplechase at Bangor races...after a mile, a horse suddenly goes wild and smashes through a fence leaving his jockey, Eddie Malloy, comatose. This is no freak accident. In the following weeks, more horses go wild during races. Fortunes are won and lost on them, and the only consistent clue is that Eddie Malloy rides in every race where the horses hit blind panic. The racing authorities want Eddie grounded. The police want to use Eddie to nail an 'uncatchable' crime lord.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant couldn't stop listening

  • By Dyane on 14-02-18

Absolutely brilliant couldn't stop listening

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

Reviewed: 14-02-18

Wow what a sequel to previous book. Well paced & compelling storylines. Next stop book 9

  • Blood Ties

  • The Eddie Malloy Series, Book 3
  • By: Richard Pitman, Joe McNally
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

The third book in the Eddie Malloy series, following Warned Offand Hunted, Blood Ties is another fast-moving mystery set in the world of UK horseracing. Troubled jockey Eddie Malloy invests everything he has to become a partner in a small stud. One morning a blackmailer calls threatening to make public that Malloy's stud has an infertile stallion and is cheating breeders. Malloy discovers his partner in the stud, Martin Corish, has disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another five star installment

  • By Dyane on 14-01-18

Another five star installment

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

Reviewed: 14-01-18

Twists & turns plus revelations onto the next in this excellent enjoyable series. Well done to co authors