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  • Down to the Woods

  • DI Helen Grace, Book 8
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Sally Scott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

There is a sickness in the forest. First, it was the wild horses. Now it's innocent men and women, hunted down and murdered by a faceless figure. Lost in the darkness, they try to flee, they try to hide. In desperation, they call out for help. But there is no-one to hear their cries here.... DI Helen Grace must face down a new nightmare. The arrow-ridden victims hang from the New Forest's ancient oaks, like pieces of strange fruit. Why are helpless holidaymakers being targeted in peak camping season? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration, average story

  • By Chris on 01-10-18

A promising series which loses momentum.<br />

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

Reviewed: 29-10-18

Disappointing that the last 2 books, feels like treading water. Even the narrator sounds bored xx

  • Love Me Not

  • DI Helen Grace, Book 7
  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 224

A woman's body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it's clear she's looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much-loved wife and mother?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Gripping!

  • By Sasso on 07-06-17

Not my favourite of the series.

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

Reviewed: 25-10-18

The story was lacking in some way, didn't have the same feel as previous books. x

  • Silent Voices

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641

When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if she’s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals ligature marks around the victim’s throat…Vera pulls her team together and sets them interviewing those connected to the victim, while she and colleague, Sergeant Joe Ashworth, work to find a motive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oneof the best audiobooks I've heard

  • By Gill on 17-05-11

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

Loved everything about this, the story, the narration (OUTSTANDING !), and the lol moments. Fab x

  • Eeny Meeny

  • By: M. J. Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Nigel Pilkington, Lucy Gaskell, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 971

The girl emerged from the woods, barely alive. Her story was beyond belief. But it was true. Every dreadful word of it. Days later, another desperate escapee is found - and a pattern is emerging. Pairs of victims are being abducted, imprisoned then faced with a terrible choice: Kill or be killed. Would you rather lose your life or lose your mind? Eeny Meeny is an electrifying debut, with the nerve-shredding intensity of Saw and Along Came a Spider.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!! "What would you do?"

  • By lynsey on 15-05-14

This came highly recommended and didn't disappoint

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

Fast paced and dramatic, with great narration. Already downloading the next book in the series. x

  • The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman

  • By: Mindy Mejia
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Thorburn, Jeff Harding, John Moraitis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Eighteen-year-old Hattie Hoffman is a talented actress, loved by everyone in her Minnesotan hometown. When she's found stabbed to death on the opening night of her school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of the community. Sheriff Del Goodman, a close friend of Hattie's dad, vows to find her killer, but the investigation yields more secrets than answers: it turns out Hattie played as many parts offstage as on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Kerrie on 20-07-17

Surprisingly good.

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

Reviewed: 13-10-18

Struggled with the narration, but after a while it started to feel authentic. Good listen. x

  • I Am Death

  • By: Chris Carter
  • Narrated by: George Newburn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

An Evil Mind was Chris Carter's most acclaimed novel to date, described by the Daily Mail as "[a] chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class." It spent three weeks in the Sunday Times top 10 and received brilliant reviews and sales. This terrifying new standalone thriller reunites Hunter and Garcia in their most explosive case to date.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Quite Decent

  • By shaun simon on 22-12-17

Hmmmm.?

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

A good story let down by poor naration and an ending that makes no sense. x

  • Motherland

  • By: G. D. Abson
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

The first in a gripping series of crime novels set in the seamier side of St Petersburg, featuring sharp, yet compromised policewoman, Captain Natalya Ivanova. Student Zena Dahl, the daughter of a Swedish millionaire, has gone missing in St Petersburg (or Piter as the city is colloquially known) after a night out with a friend. Captain Natalya Ivanova is assigned the case, making a change for Natalya from her usual fare of domestic violence work, but, because of the family’s wealth, there’s pressure for a quick result. As she investigates she discovers that the case is not as straightforward as it may seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable storyline.

  • By The Glamizon on 10-10-18

Enjoyable storyline.

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

The narrator adds to the storyline with authentic sounding charchters. Plenty of momentum, good listen x

  • Yesterday's Gone, Season Four

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Cassandra Campbell, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

More than a year has passed since The Event, and the survivors who returned home are trying to stitch their lives back together. They think they are safe. But that is a lie. The Darkness has followed them, and this time It's amassing an army of allies. While key officials at Black Island fight to keep the secret, the survivors' lives converge again. Confused by terrifying visions and unpredictable rampages, they seek help wherever they can find it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another marathon listening session!

  • By The Glamizon on 22-09-18

Another marathon listening session!

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

Reviewed: 22-09-18

I cant get enough of this series, which now going to S5 is still addictive. x

  • Yesterday's Gone: Season Three

  • By: Sean Platt, David Wright
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Tara Sands
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

On October 15, everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. As the survivors race to fight The Darkness, the past is revealed and some will finally learn what happened on October 15. Can they survive The Darkness? Can they make their way back home? All will be revealed in Yesterday's Gone: Season Three!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Ending to the Saga

  • By Michael on 15-03-17

Hugely addictive!

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

Reviewed: 21-09-18

Not my usual choice of book but I like it so much, bought every series x

  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 552

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good solid psychological thriller

  • By Nigel on 30-11-17

Atmospheric psychological thriller.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Great story, narrated so well it was almost like watching it on TV. part 2? x