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Steve Woolham

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  • Nocturnal: A Novel

  • By: Scott Sigler
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having - dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him - not disgust, not horror, but excitement? As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence 'Pookie' Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely amazing.

  • By sean on 08-01-14

Great

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Many stories in one but all working together superbly. Great plot twists and great character detail. Most enjoyable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Live Girls

  • By: Ray Garton
  • Narrated by: Brian Rogers
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Davey's on the down and out when he loses his girl, his job, and practically his sanity. While some men drown themselves in a forgiving bottle, Davey believes it's much more profitable to sink into Times Square's nightlife and lose himself inside Live Girls. They are the free ravishing pleasures who beckon Davey into a world of irresistible fantasy and ecstasy. One of them propositions him with a kiss, an insatiable kiss that leads him far from the misery he once felt to a demonic place where body and soul are sacrificed for obsessions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rather convoluted

  • By Steve Woolham on 13-03-17

Rather convoluted

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

Reviewed: 13-03-17

An OK story but snowing it's age now. at times it seemed like a lot of mini stories stitched together. and as a result the flow was lost in parts. Overall an enjoyable listen but not worthy of more than 3 stars.

  • The Family Portrait

  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

The first body was found in Europe. She had once been a beautiful young girl, but with exquisite skill someone had carefully teased the skin entirely away from her body, leaving nothing but a flayed and bloody carcass. A full examination of her ruined body reveals an horrific truth: She had been skinned alive. The second blood-raw corpse turned up in New England. Followed soon after by another, this time a victim of extreme decomposition, a mess of flesh convulsing with maggots.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Family Portrait

  • By jennifer on 01-03-14

New to Masterton

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

Great narration. There were a couple of small plot holes, such as certain events not happening to all characters in the same manner, but overall a most enjoyable listen.

I remember a friend reading Channel House by Graham Masterton in the mid 80's and he recommended it. 30 years later I'm going to give it a go on the back of this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Head Full of Knives: An Urban Fantasy Novel

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

From the author of Audible #1 bestsellers In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You, The Physics of the Dead, and The Stone Man (shortlisted for the Audible Audiobook of the Year award 2015). Ever wished the world would revolve around you? Be careful what you wish for... Martin Hogan feels like he's being watched by everyone and everything, and doesn't know why. Even his pets are acting strangely. Each night he sees animals gathering outside his house in the darkness, staring up at his windows with glittering eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luke Smitherd – Best new British author for years!

  • By Steven Ryan on 04-11-15

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

Again a superb story from the author. Great ideas, great plot and superbly narrated again by the author himself. 10/10

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

superb

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

Reviewed: 19-09-16

On the back of listening to The Stone man I gave this a shot. Whilst I got slightly lost once or twice with the plot line I would highly recommend this book. Spoken narration by the man himself and a superb job. looking forward to other books by the author (hopefully narrated by like again.).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Crow Girl

  • By: Erik Axl Sund
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaisters
  • Length: 30 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 366

It starts with just one body - tortured, mummified and then discarded. Its discovery reveals a nightmare world of hidden lives. Of lost identities, secret rituals and brutal exploitation, where nobody can be trusted. This is the darkest, most complex case the police have ever seen. This is the world of the Crow Girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but not for the faint-hearted

  • By crowdance on 12-11-16

Very good

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

Reviewed: 09-05-16

Where does The Crow Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Tough subject but handled well for a fictional work. Great listen with plot twists galore. Just when I thought I had the story mostly figured out, along came another twist, then another. Great stuff.

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

First time I've heard the reader but a great voice for audio books. Very well read and very clear speaking. Great inflections and superb interpretation of the written word. Would be more than happy to listen to other audio books read by Gabrielle.

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

No. Due to the length.

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  • The Man in the Moss

  • By: Phil Rickman
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Though dead for two millennia, he remains perfectly preserved in black peat. The Man in the Moss is one of the most fascinating finds of the century. But, for the isolated Pennine community of Bridelow, his removal is a sinister sign. A danger to the ancient spiritual tradition maintained, curiously, by the Mothers' Union. In the weeks approaching Samhain - the Celtic feast of the dead - tragedy strikes again in Bridelow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never want to leave a Phil Rickman book

  • By Scullywag on 10-10-15

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 18-02-16

First Phil Rickman for me. Storyline sometimes convoluted but overall great. Narration absolutely superb

2 of 2 people found this review helpful