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Indigoleopard

Bromley
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  • Dead Wrong

  • Calladine and Bayliss, Book 1
  • By: Helen H. Durrant
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 215

First a shooting, then a grisly discovery on the common.... Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it's all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine's instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicise the gruesome crimes?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • disappointing

  • By muggsie on 24-11-17

bit gorey

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

Reviewed: 26-02-19

good listen, very imaginative and didnt guess who dunnit until the last moment. Kept me interested just the right level to listen while I worked..

  • What We Did

  • By: Christobel Kent
  • Narrated by: Mary Woodvine
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Bridget's life is small and safe: she loves her husband and her son and works hard to keep her own business afloat. Then one day her world is changed forever. The music teacher who abused her walks into a shop with the teenager he's clearly grooming. Bridget is sent spiraling back into her past. Anthony begins to stalk Bridget, trying to ensure her silence - until suddenly she snaps. And now Bridget must find a way to deal with the aftermath of her actions....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By reader on 28-05-18

This audiobook brought my life to a standstill! <br /><br />

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

So compelling coulnt leave it alone, had to listen all in one sitting. Excellent stuff!

  • Himself

  • By: Jess Kidd
  • Narrated by: Aidan Kelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

When Mahony returns to Mulderrig, a speck of a place on Ireland's west coast, he brings only his handsome face, a photograph of his long-lost mother and a determination to do battle with the village's lies. Mahony also somehow wakes the dead from their graves, with their foggy memories and hidden stories floating greyly amongst the unseeing living. No one, though - living or dead - will be able to guess what happened to the teenage mother who abandoned him as a baby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant narration of a great story.

  • By Anonymous User on 17-01-17

extraordinary in every way<br />

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

Very, very descriptive, beautifully narrated, quite addictive. Lively characters even the dead ones. Good read.

  • Helping Hercules

  • By: Francesca Simon
  • Narrated by: Mark Perry
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Susan is whisked back through time to Ancient Greece, and finds that helping Hercules clean the Augean stables is much, much worse than tidying her room. One hair-raising experience follows another as she goes down into the Underworld with Orpheus, just misses being turned to stone by Medusa, and rides on the winged horse Pegasus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • guess the voice!

  • By Indigoleopard on 18-06-18

guess the voice!

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

Reviewed: 18-06-18

Enjoyable to listen to but a bit close to Horrid Henry in attitude which spoilt it for me. Educational as far as Greek Myth goes. Children liked listening in the car but won't captivate then otherwise..

  • The Hoarder

  • By: Jess Kidd
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

Maud Drennan - underpaid carer and unintentional psychic - is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. Yet despite her best efforts, Maud is drawn into the mysteries concealed in his filthy, once-grand home. She realises that Cathal, and the junk-filled rooms, are opening up to her. With only her landlady and a troop of sarcastic ghostly saints to help, Maud must uncover what lies beneath Cathal's decades-old hostility and the strange activities of the house itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, magical, gripping. Brilliant.

  • By J. O'connor on 23-03-18

confusing but fascinating, baffling and compellin

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

Reviewed: 18-06-18

hard to keep track of the saints and angels but a good fun listen.







  • Three Things About Elsie

  • By: Joanna Cannon
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269

There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third...might take a little bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died 60 years ago?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Extraordinary Life

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-01-18

Wheres Elsie?

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

What did you like most about Three Things About Elsie?

The vocabulary is very descriptive and an excellent listen. The narration is really good and easy to listen to. The story is brilliant and so intriguing.

What other book might you compare Three Things About Elsie to, and why?

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What about Paula Wilcox’s performance did you like?

very lively and expressive, just right.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did several times!

  • Because She Loves Me

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 903

When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end. But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth.…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good ending

  • By Michael on 11-01-17

stupendous story!,

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

But spoiled by jerky narration. worth sticking it out to the end if you can.

  • The Thirst

  • Harry Hole, Book 11
  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122

A woman is found murdered after an Internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant as normal

  • By Sue Edwards on 07-05-17

atmospheric

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

Reviewed: 20-05-17

such an absorbing story, wonderfully told by suan barrett. It doesn't disappoint brilliant ending..

  • Apple Tree Yard

  • By: Louise Doughty
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,042

Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home and a good marriage. But when she meets a stranger she is drawn into a passionate affair. Keeping the two halves of her life separate seems easy at first. But she can’t control what happens next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Recommendation!

  • By Mrs. Helen M. Herbert on 09-02-14

intrigueing

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

Would you listen to Apple Tree Yard again? Why?

Yes I would listen to it again because the more I listen the clearer it all becomes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Yvonne was my favourite because she was both naive and worldly

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes it did

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes it was

Any additional comments?

it was the video first on T.V. and hearing this audio made sense of the video.

  • Lying in Wait

  • By: Liz Nugent
  • Narrated by: Caoilfhionn Dunne, David McFetridge, Lesley McGuire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder. However, needs must - because nothing can stop this mother from getting what she wants....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horrifically superb!

  • By Ann D on 07-01-17

amazing not to be mssed!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

wow! what a great story. slow to ignite but but quick to explode., stuff of nightmares.

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