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  • The Pick, the Spade and the Crow

  • By: Bill Rogers
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70

When the body of a man is discovered in woodlands outside Manchester, a ten-year missing-persons investigation can finally be filed away. But this was no ordinary death: gagged, bound and buried alive, he was the victim of a sophisticated and sadistic killer. And there is something else that has the National Crime Agency puzzled. A single character carved into a nearby tree.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stand the weird narration voice

  • By Voyager on 09-11-16

Narration is totally unsuitable no expression completely ruined the story so no idea wether the book was any good or not

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

Narration awful no expression so no idea if the book is any good or not to irritated to finish

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Killer Look

  • Alexandra Cooper, Book 18
  • By: Linda Fairstein
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well known for its glamour and style. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper discovers when designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide days before the biggest show of his career. When Savage's daughter insists his death was murder, the case becomes a media sensation. Soon Alex is investigating the family secrets Savage kept so well hidden, just as things are about to get deadly on the catwalk....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing book from a usually strong writer

  • By Nicole on 22-09-16

Have heard better from the author

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

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Disappointing and rather trite end but a fine twist for the next episode I will keep on listening

  • Judgment Calls

  • Samantha Kincaid, Book 1
  • By: Alafair Burke
  • Narrated by: Betty Bobbitt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid walks into her office in Portland's Drug and Vice Division one morning to find the sergeant of the police bureau's vice unit waiting for her. A 13-year-old girl has been brutally attacked and left for dead on the city's outskirts. Given the lack of evidence, most lawyers would settle for an assault charge; Samantha, unnerved by the viciousness of the crime, decides to go for attempted murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid debut

  • By Stewart on 16-04-11

Story with a final twist that cleverly pulls all together

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

A writer I will continue to follow ,I enjoy the certainty and uncertainty of her main protagonists many thank for the good reads to come

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cold Killing

  • DI Sean Corrigan, Book 1 (Unabridged)
  • By: Luke Delaney
  • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

DI Sean Corrigan is not like other detectives. The terrible abuse he suffered in childhood hasn’t stopped him enjoying family life with his wife and two daughters, or pursuing an impressive career with South London’s Murder Investigation Unit. But it has left him with an uncanny ability to identify the darkness in others – a darkness he recognises still exists deep within his own psyche and battles to keep buried there. Now Sean’s on the trail of the most dangerous killer he’s ever encountered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A grower

  • By annabel on 11-12-15

A grower

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

Reviewed: 11-12-15

I was not sure I was going to enjoy this,it's a slow burner but worth it,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Portrait of a Spy

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

For Gabriel and his beautiful wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London - a visit to an art gallery in St. James’s to authenticate a newly discovered painting by Titian, followed by a quiet lunch at an Italian restaurant along the Strand. But a pair of deadly bombings in Paris and Hamburg has already marred this sparkling autumn day. And while walking along Wellington Street, the ever-vigilant Gabriel notices a man whom he believes is about to carry out a third attack.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strangely dull

  • By Patricia on 02-08-18

New series to enjoy look forward to it!

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

Reviewed: 04-12-15

An author I did not know before with lots more to discover l loved all the twists and turns a compelling listen

  • Fever of the Bone

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it's not long before Tony realises it's just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign that's targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most testing investigation yet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor writing - lots of bad language

  • By mollyeyre on 04-05-17

As good and twisted as ever

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Tony and carol again manage to unravel the knot of a kill as well as there own lives will they ever be happy together or apart

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dying Hours

  • A Tom Thorne Novel
  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

A cluster of suicides among the elderly. Such things are not unknown to the police and the deaths are quickly dismissed by the police as routine. Only one man is convinced that something more sinister is taking place.However, no one listens to Tom Thorne anymore. Having stepped out of line once too often, he's back in uniform and he hates it. Patronised and abused by his new colleagues, Thorne's suspicions about the suicides are dismissed by the Murder Squad he was once part of and he is forced to investigate alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Listen - you will be hooked.

  • By S. Hall on 21-06-13

Well performed

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

Reviewed: 28-04-15

So what is next for Tom ? Look forward to the next tail of the rumpled cop that is all I want to say

  • Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart

  • Bryant & May, Book 11
  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Two teenagers see a dead man rising from his grave. And if that's not alarming enough, one of them is killed in a hit and run accident. Soon it seems death is all around and Bryant and May must confront a group of latter-day bodysnatchers. More graves are desecrated, further deaths occur, and when Bryant is blindfolded and taken to a secret society, he realises that this case is more complex than even he had imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another triumph

  • By Julie on 22-11-14

Always a puzzle

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

Well told story with the usual crossword puzzle clues it took longer to workout this time ! Well read will continue to get the series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,578
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,575

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame - could have been so much better

  • By Chris on 24-12-15

Exiting presentation

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

Reviewed: 29-01-15

A very well crafted piece of theatre kept me interested right to the end . More please .will lookout for this author In future.

  • The Verdict

  • By: Nick Stone
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Verdict by Nick Stone

  • By Steven on 29-01-14

Cast of floured people and addenda

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

Reviewed: 27-01-15

A lot of twists and turns in a story about damaged people inflicting damage on each other what goes around comes around well almost!