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  • Don't Let Go

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 482

Fifteen years ago two teenagers were mysteriously found dead by the old railroad tracks in a small affluent town in New Jersey. One of them was Nap Dumas' twin, Leo, and the other the town's sheriff's daughter. Most people concluded it was a double suicide; others just didn't buy it. Nap has dedicated his life to finding out what really happened that summer, and when his missing ex-girlfriend's fingerprints show up at a crime scene, he's thrown into a labyrinth of dark family secrets and lies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Coben continues to deliver.

  • By Stephen on 30-09-17

Boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-19

Easily one of the most boring books I've read, I stuck it out to the end hoping there would be a point to it but nothing happened. It drags on and on and nothing happens

  • Summer at Lavender Bay

  • Lavender Bay, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Bennett
  • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

When Eliza Barnes said ‘I do’ to her husband all those years ago, she thought that they’d be together forever. Instead, he’s flown to Abu Dhabi to start a new life, and she’s returning to the little seaside town of Lavender Bay. It’s finally time to chase the dreams she’s put on hold for so long, whipping up luxury bath products and organic soaps using local ingredients. Of course, she didn’t expect to meet local farmer, Jack Gilbert, or for him to be quite so gorgeous! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Feel good story

  • By Dog lover on 27-07-18

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 31-03-19

I couldn't get into this one, weak story, one dimensional characters and the narration was irritating, gave up at chapter four

  • Wild Fire

  • Shetland, Book 8
  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, a new English family move to the area, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny’s body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wildfire. With suspicion raining down on the family, DI Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate, knowing that it will mean the return to the islands of his on-off lover and boss Willow Reeves, who will run the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb vocal performance brings a classic Shetland to life ...

  • By Mr. Timothy Linford on 07-09-18

Enjoyed it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-19

Nice ending to a good series, I really liked the descriptions of the islands and people as well as the stories. Thoroughly enjoyed all of the books

  • A Court of Mist and Fury

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 519

Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court - but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms - and she might be key to stopping it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than the first!

  • By Emma (Star Crossed Reviews) on 28-12-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I really enjoyed the book, I read it on my kindle first then decided to read it again and bought the audio version. The story is really good, I like the characters and the fantasy world it is set in. The narrator on this one was pretty awful, she sounded like an American gangster a lot of the time, like a bad actor playing Al Capone, very irritating

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Samaritan

  • By: John Marrs
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden, Charlotte Cole, Matthew Lloyd Davies, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

The people who call End of the Line need hope. They need reassurance that life is worth living. But some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura. Laura doesn’t want them to hope. She wants them to die. Laura hasn’t had it easy: she's survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesn't love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it. But now someone’s on to her - Ryan, whose world falls apart when his pregnant wife ends her life, hand in hand with a stranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Problem Like Laura

  • By Simon on 21-04-18

Really good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-18

This was so good I was completely hooked in. I sat up too late to finish it, couldn't sleep until I got to the end

  • North and South

  • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952

Written at the request of Charles Dickens, North and South is a book about rebellion that poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Gaskell expertly blends individual feeling with social concern and her heroine, Margaret Hale, is one of the most original creations of Victorian literature. When Margaret Hale's father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience she is forced to leave her comfortable home in the tranquil countryside of Hampshire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an interesting novel made special by the reading

  • By Margaret on 27-12-10

Very good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, hard to believe it was written such a long time ago. I loved the main characters and the descriptions of the conditions at that time. The narrator was very good, I enjoyed the accents although some of the words used from that period took a bit of working out

  • The House of New Beginnings

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 615

On moving to Brighton, Georgie finds throwing herself into the city's delights fun and exciting, but before she knows it, she's sliding into all kinds of trouble. Charlotte is in the city for a new start, hoping to keep her head down. A terrible revelation sent Rosa running from London, but could her passion for food lead her to more interesting places? As the three tenants find each other, it's as if a whole new chapter of their lives has begun....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This author's skills just get better.

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-04-17

Very good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

Lovely story, thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the characters and the ups and downs of their lives. Lucy Diamond is one of my favourite authors, have loved all of her books so far. The narrator was really good too

  • The Dead Zone

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: James Franco
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269

Meet Johnny Smith. A young man whose streak of luck ends dramatically in a major car crash. Followed by blackness. A long, long time in cold limbo. When he wakes up, life has been turned upside down. His fiancée has met someone else. And Johnny is cursed with the power to perceive evil in men's souls. He's had these hunches since he had an ice-skating accident as a child. Now he has an ability to see into the future. An ability which will bring him into a terrifying confrontation with a charismatic, power-hungry and dangerous man....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Bright Light of a Master Story-Teller!

  • By Simon on 28-04-17

Very good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

I mostly love Stephen King books, he is a master story teller, this one is very good.

  • Summer Daydreams

  • By: Carole Matthews
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

What if you had always dreamed of something more? Waving goodbye to the chip shop, Nell McNamara starts up a new business making her own line of must-have handbags, which are soon flying off the shelves. It seems Nell's dreams are finally coming true, but her success doesn't come without a price. Before too long, Nell has to ask herself if it's really possible to have it all….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this book

  • By Jill on 02-08-13

Awful

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

Reviewed: 29-12-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I stuck it out through 23 chapters only because I have really enjoyed other Carole Matthews books but it was awful. The main character Nell and the child are obnoxious and irritating, I couldn't stand any more of it. Very disappointed in it especially after seeing all the five star reviews.

Would you ever listen to anything by Carole Matthews again?

Probably not

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jane Collingwood?

Not sure but I definitely didn't like this narrator, her voice alternated from sickly sweet to whiney, added to the whole irritation of the book

  • Tom Clancy's True Faith and Allegiance

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681

A US Navy commander is attacked by an unidentified Russian man while having dinner with his wife. A CIA operative travelling on a Canadian passport is intercepted and interrogated at Tehran Airport. A team of FBI officers are arrested by Indonesian police for travelling under fake passports in Jakarta. These apparently unrelated incidents point to a compromise in US government security, and Jack Ryan and his team must find out where it is coming from.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Mark Greaney

  • By dan on 19-12-16

Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-17

I enjoyed the story, some parts I would have preferred reading rather than listening as I zoned out but I kept up with the plot. The narrator did a good job