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  • Dead Simple

  • Roy Grace, Book 1
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907

It was meant to be a harmless stag-night prank. A few hours later Michael Harrison has disappeared, and his friends are dead. With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace - a man haunted by the shadow of his own missing wife - is contacted by Michael's beautiful, distraught fiancée, Ashley Harper. Grace discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael Harrison's whereabouts is saying nothing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED it!

  • By Keetz on 31-03-16

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Yes got into this, made a change from my Scandinavian fetish coming back to home thrillers. Recommend it.

  • Macbeth

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Derek Riddell
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 246

He's the best cop they've got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath, it's up to Inspector Macbeth and his team to clean up the mess. He's also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He's rewarded for his success. Power. Money. Respect. They're all within reach. But a man like him won't get to the top. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He's convinced he won't get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By williamschef on 19-04-18

Not one of Jo Nesbos Best

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

A bit of a change of style for Jo Nesbo but I wasn't taken with the violent and selfish world he created for this novel. Much to far fetched.

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  • The Rabbit Hunter

  • Joona Linna, Book 6
  • By: Lars Kepler
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

It begins with a nursery rhyme. Nineteen minutes later you die.... The sixth gripping thriller in Lars Kepler’s best-selling series featuring Joona Linna. Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo. There’s a face at the window. A stranger wearing a mask stands in the shadow of a garden. He’s watching his first victim through the window. He will kill him slowly, make it last - play him a nursery rhyme - make him pay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Tom Collins on 22-01-19

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Like the character of Joona Linna anyway but I really did enjoy this dark book

  • The Ice Princess

  • Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck, Book 1
  • By: Camilla Lackberg
  • Narrated by: Robin Bowerman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems, at first, that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will help to overcome her writer's block as well as answer questions about their own past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally worthwhile

  • By Red Kitty on 08-02-15

Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Really enjoyed this book, liked the background detail and the start of a good partnership

  • The Preacher

  • Patrik Hedström and Erica Falck, Book 2
  • By: Camilla Läckberg
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Foul play was always suspected in the disappearance twenty years ago of two young holidaymakers in the area. Now a young boy out playing has confirmed this grim truth. Their remains, discovered with those of a fresh victim, send the town into shock.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Easy Listening

  • By Ann on 21-04-11

A Good Listen

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Nicely read and an enjoyable listen. Have downloaded next in series to see how this partnership continues.

  • 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

Harry Hole

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

Reviewed: 30-11-17

If you could sum up The Thirst in three words, what would they be?

Another excellent book in the Harry Hole Series, the last at the moment I believe which is a shame as I will miss Harry Hole after 11 excellent books. This is one of the best

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harry Hole

What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Excellent reader

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

No, it was a pleasure to look forward to driving or have a couple of hours cooking so I could listen to it.

  • Mercy

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603

The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Mercy, Scandinavia’s new bestselling crime phenomenon. Read by the actor Steven Pacey. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danish Noire superbly read by Steven Pacey

  • By Nick on 08-02-13

Hooked from the start

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

What made the experience of listening to Mercy the most enjoyable?

Great characters and the mystery and evil of the characters involved.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Karl Mork just a great central detective

Have you listened to any of Steven Pacey’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Steven Pacey is superb as always

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

It was and I tried. It's a long book but I didn't want it to end. More time with earphones in than without!

Any additional comments?

This is the first in a series of excellent Department Q Books which I have now become an avid fan of.

  • Disgrace

  • Department Q, Book 2
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,180

Kimmie’s home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her. And they won’t rest until she has stopped moving - for good. Detective Carl of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister 20 years earlier. A group of boarding school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their numbers confessed and was convicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely hooked!

  • By Hilary on 21-10-12

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

Where does Disgrace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 3

What other book might you compare Disgrace to, and why?

Mercy Same Author

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The final 6 chapters were riviting

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me think

Any additional comments?

The whole series of these books are excellent

  • Buried

  • Department Q, Book 5
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Buried, the fifth installment of the Department Q series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, read by Steven Pacey. More than three years ago, a civil servant vanished after returning from a work trip to Africa. Though he is missing and presumed dead, the man's family still want answers. It is one of the many unsolved crimes left for Department Q, Denmark's cold-case unit headed up by Detective Carl Morck.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Just A Crime Book

  • By David F. on 15-03-15

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

If you could sum up Buried in three words, what would they be?

Cunning Dark Sinister

What did you like best about this story?

The story lines as there are more than one as usual.

What about Steven Pacey’s performance did you like?

Everything, he is possibly the best narrator I have heard

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

To long for that but excellent when on long trips in the car. Listened to it in a week

Any additional comments?

The whole series of Department Q is compelling. The characters develop through each novel

  • Guilt

  • Department Q, Book 4
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

Following the international No 1 bestsellers Mercy and Disgrace, Guilt is the fourth heart-stopping Department Q novel from Jussi Adler-Olsen, and a gripping treat for all fans of the Scandinavian crime thriller.1987. Nete Rosen thought she'd put her traumatic youth behind her. Her caring foster parents and loving husband helped her start again. However, when a man from her past reappears one night, Nete's new life could be shattered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely love Jussi Adler Olsen

  • By caroline on 14-05-14

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 09-02-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Guilt to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the hardcopy but Steven Pacey as usual brought this excellent story to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Guilt?

Just the plot is so well thought out

What about Steven Pacey’s performance did you like?

Everything

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No just liked the book all round