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  • Winter Dark

  • Audible's Thriller of the Year 2019
  • By: Alex Callister
  • Narrated by: Ell Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 752

GCHQ agent Winter has just 14 days to bring down a website before a teenager is tortured to death in front of an internet audience of millions. Winter has to go deep undercover, disguised as the paid assassin Snow White, to infiltrate the criminals’ organisation and bring down the man at the heart of the dark web. Winter is razor-sharp, quick-witted and sexy, an expert in all forms of combat, master hacker and the number one field agent of British Intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and charming

  • By Jennifer on 11-04-19

New to me, may grow to like it .....

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

Reviewed: 24-04-19

Slow to start, struggled to keep listening as found it hard to hold my attention.... Not as thrilling as other ebooks. However, will listen to it again .....

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  • Last Man Standing

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Seven seconds. That's all it took for Web London to lose everything: his friends, his team, his reputation. Point man of the FBI's super-elite Hostage Rescue Team, Web roared into a blind alley towards a drug leader's lair, only to meet a high-tech, custom-designed ambush that killed everyone around him. Coping with the blame-filled words of anguished widows and the suspicions of colleagues, Web tries to put his life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-06-17

Slow but soon exhilarated into a grand finale

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

Reviewed: 27-03-19

Slow to start however once it got going there's no stone unturned. Overall a good book to listen to

  • The Ruby in the Smoke

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825

An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller, set in the murky streets and opium dens of Old London. When 16-year old Sally's father drowns in suspicious circumstances, she is left to fend for herself in Victorian London. Although she doesn't know it, she is already in terrible danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A layered and satisfying listen

  • By Barry on 08-09-16

Good read

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Good storyline, which was easy to follow.
A little more emotion from narrators would have given it a better performance rate

  • The Fix

  • Amos Decker, Book 3
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 843
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

Amos Decker, David Baldacci's unique special agent, who suffered a head injury that resulted in giving him the gift of a remarkable memory together with a condition called synaesthesia, takes on another case in The Fix. Walter Dabney is a family man. A loving husband and the father of four grown daughters, he's built a life many would be proud of. But then the unthinkable happens. Standing outside the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, Dabney shoots schoolteacher Anne Berkshire in cold blood....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • David Baldacci produces an intriguing thriller.

  • By Mrs. S. A. Lynch on 23-04-17

My usual readable book

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I can actually see myself shadowing them through ever move they take.
Felt the emotions and enjoyed the narration in this book.

  • Can You Keep a Secret?

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Gracie Thomas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,810
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,392

Nervous flyer Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So she starts telling the man sitting next to her all her innermost secrets, including how she once threw a troublesome client file in the bin. She survives the flight, of course, and the next morning the famous boss of the whole mega corporation she works for is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he walks around, Emma looks up and realises ­ it's the man from the plane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is very funny

  • By Matthew on 10-08-08

Here's one that will make you laugh out loud

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

There were moments when I found it hard to hold back from laughing.
Absolutely loved it.

  • The Stranger on the Bridge

  • By: Jonny Benjamin, Britt Pflüger
  • Narrated by: Jonny Benjamin, Neil Laybourn, Britt Pflüger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In 2008, 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge, about to jump. A stranger saw his distress and stopped to talk with him - a decision that saved Jonny's life. Fast-forward to 2014 and Jonny, together with Rethink Mental Illness, launched a campaign with a short video clip so that Jonny could finally thank that stranger who put him on the path to recovery. More than 319 million people around the world followed the search. ITV's breakfast shows picked up the story until the stranger, whose name is Neil Laybourn, was found, and - in an emotional and touching moment - the pair reunited and have remained firm friends ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read

  • By Suzanne on 17-06-18

Sadly not my kind of book

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Struggled from the start to get into this book, regrettably I just had to stop reading.
First book I've never finished

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  • End Game

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406

Will Robie, highly trained assassin and the US government's most indispensable asset, is called to London. An imminent terrorist attack threatens the Underground, and with the US next in line, Robie is the perfect choice to stop it before it begins. He knows he has one chance to succeed. One chance to save London lives. One chance to make it safely home to find out what has happened to fellow agent Jessica Reel following their last deadly mission together.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the usual Baldacci standard

  • By musical granny on 07-03-19

great book, how long is it going to take .....

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

Reviewed: 28-06-18

almost thought they weren't going to make ...
would love to read a Mr and Mrs episode...

  • The Fallen

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750

Small towns which have seen better times are not unusual. But the mysterious events in Baronville, Pennsylvania, are raising the highly tuned antennae of Agent Amos Decker and his FBI partner, Alex Jamison. What was supposed to be a relaxing vacation turns into a murder investigation when two bodies are found in a nearby deserted house. With the body count rising, Decker and Jamison dig deep to uncover a sinister truth in Baronville, which could be the canary in the coalmine for the rest of the country.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic storyline

  • By "janetbm" on 05-06-18

Fantastic storyline

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Kept me captivated right to the end. Brilliant action packed thriller Can't wait to read the next one

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume One
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,385

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Brilliant narrations, didn't want to put it down

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

Reviewed: 25-10-17

Couldn't wait to listen to the next chapter.
This was an excellent ebook and I can not
wait for the next one. Really hope it's soon.

  • The Last Mile

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

Memories can be a real killer. Melvin Mars awaits his fate on death row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged 20 years old, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents - just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baldacci's Decker Full of Aces!

  • By Simon on 22-04-16

great storylines

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

I was captivated right from the start. Had a few moments when the plot was too much, if it were a hard back I'd have wanted to take a peek at the final pages.