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  • Panic Room

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Hollie Taylor, John Sackville
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of dubious background, secretive and alone, currently acting as housesitter. The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, steel lined, impregnable - and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn’t know it’s there. She’s too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she’s escaped. But her remote existence is going to be invaded when people come looking for the house’s owner, missing rogue pharma entrepreneur Jack Harkness. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • MISMATCHED NARRATION MARS BUDGET BOND MASH UP

  • By Patricia on 29-10-18

Silly

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

This is not very good I have listened to a few Robert Goddard books and thoroughly enjoyed them but not this one. The story line is silly and the female narrator is squeaky and well below par

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Blue

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Harry Barnett, a middle-aged failure, leads a shabby existence. He is reduced to caretaking a friend's villa on the island of Rhodes and working in a bar to earn his keep. Then a guest at the villa - a young woman he had instantly warmed to - disappears on a mountain peak. Under suspicion of her murder, Harry becomes obsessed by the mystery that has changed his life and begins to trace back the movements and encounters that led to the moment where she vanished into the blue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Poppey on 16-05-13

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 21-11-18

This is the third Robert Goddard book I have listened to and it was amazing. Twists and turns in every chapter. I didn’t want it to end thoroughly recommend this book and will be downloading more

  • Painting the Darkness

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, William Trenchard sits smoking his pipe in the garden of his comfortable family home. When the creak of the garden gate heralds the arrival of an unexpected stranger, he is puzzled but not alarmed. He cannot know the destruction this man will wreak on all he holds most dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Goddard at his best

  • By Kirstine on 26-03-13

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 14-11-18

Brilliant story a twist to every chapter so well read you will be shocked by the truth

  • Deck the Hounds

  • An Andy Carpenter Mystery, Book 18
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires lawyer Andy Carpenter to give the pair some money to help. Soon after Andy’s encounter with them, man and dog are attacked in the middle of the night on the street. The dog defends its new owner, and the erstwhile attacker is bitten but escapes. But the dog is quarantined, and the man, Don Carrigan, is heartbroken. Andy’s wife, Laurie, can’t resist helping the duo. In a matter of days, Don and his dog, Zoey, are living above Andy’s garage and become two new additions to the family. But things soon go awry....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By mary morrissey on 06-11-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Brilliant book funny and interesting I thoroughly recommend it I’m going to go back to the beginning and download the whole series

  • A Fatal Mistake

  • By: Faith Martin
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

In the glorious sunshine of Oxford, on a day when everyone should be celebrating, tragedy strikes when a university student is found floating in the river, dead. Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday finds herself paired with coroner Clement Ryder to investigate and it soon becomes clear that this case is not going to be easy. The witnesses all refuse to give a straight answer, each new lead sends them in a new direction and tales of other missing youngsters add further mystery to the investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Captivating

  • By Mystery Lass on 04-10-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Brilliant book I’m going to buy the next book immediately sadly it appears to be the last I’m the server

  • The Relentless Tide

  • A DCI Daley Thriller, Book 6
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

When Professor Francombe and her team of archaeologists find the remains of three women on a remote Kintyre hillside - a site rumoured to have been the base of Viking warlord Somerled - their delight soon turns to horror when they realise the women tragically met their end little more than two decades ago. It soon becomes clear that these are the three missing victims of the ‘Midweek Murderer’, a serial killer who was at work in Glasgow in the early 1990s.  DCI Jim Daley now has the chance to put things right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pull up a pew and pour yourself a wee dram . . .

  • By Simon on 09-10-18

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I’ve waited a long time for this book to come audible and it was well worth the wait. The story and narrative are amazing I thoroughly recommend it

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Preserve the Dead

  • DS Lucy Black, Book 3
  • By: Brian McGilloway
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Detective Sergeant Lucy Black is visiting her father, a patient in a secure unit in Gransha Hospital on the banks of the River Foyle. He's been hurt badly in an altercation with another patient, and Lucy is shocked to discover him chained to the bed for safety. But she barely has time to take it all in before an orderly raises the alarm - a body has been spotted floating in the river below.... The body of an elderly man in a grey suit is hauled ashore: he is cold dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really cool book about police work

  • By Karolina on 28-10-18

Again

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

I can’t tell you how good this author and narrator are you have to hear it to believe it. Listen and enjoy all three books I have listened to are compelling and one sitting listens

  • Little Girl Lost

  • DS Lucy Black, Book 1
  • By: Brian McGilloway
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 475

Midwinter. A child is found wandering in an ancient woodland, her hands covered in blood. But it is not her own. Unwilling - or unable - to speak, the only person she seems to trust is the young officer who rescued her, Detective Sergeant Lucy Black. Soon afterwards, DS Black finds herself moved from a high-profile case involving the kidnapping of another girl, a prominent businessman’s teenage daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story very well narrated.

  • By J on 15-12-14

A must listen

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

I was completely enthralled almost listening in one sitting. The story, the characters and the narrator were so good. I thoroughly recommend this book and will be going on line to download more

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Remember You

  • By: Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

A terrifying ghost story from the Queen of Icelandic crime, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir novels. The crunching noise had resumed, now accompanied by a disgusting, indefinable smell. It could best be described as a blend of kelp and rotten meat. The voice spoke again, now slightly louder and clearer: Don't go. Don't go yet. I'm not finished.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice and creepy

  • By Blondie on 29-08-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

Scary and moving an amazing book weir worth a listen good narrator very atmospheric leaves you tingling

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Body in the Dales

  • A Yorkshire Murder Mystery
  • By: J. R. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

A body is discovered deep in a cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales. Leading the investigation into the mysterious death are experienced DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London. The deceased is Dave Atkins, well known throughout the village but not well liked. While there is no shortage of suspects, the details of the crime leave Oldroyd and Carter stumped. How did Atkins’s body end up in such a remote section of the cave? When someone with vital information turns up dead, it becomes clear that whoever is behind the murders will stop at nothing to conceal their tracks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to sample before buying

  • By mary morrissey on 13-08-18

Listen to sample before buying

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

Reviewed: 13-08-18

I didn’t like the narrator but the story was ok
Don’t think I will get the next book

14 of 14 people found this review helpful