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  • The Lost World

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: John Richmond
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Released in 1912, it tells the story of an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin where prehistoric animals still survive. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. The novel also describes a war between Native Americans and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant adventure but of its time be warned

  • By Andy on 02-05-18

charming.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-18

A great old classic, which has lost none of its excitement over the years. Beautifully narrated, one is taken back over a century to That time when exploration was in its infancy. I loved it.

  • Dark Dawn Over Steep House

  • Gower Street Detective, Book 5
  • By: M. R. C. Kasasian
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

London, 1884. Sidney Grice is restless, having filed his latest case under S, for 'still to be solved', to await further inspiration. His ward, March Middleton, remains determined to uncover the truth. Geraldine Hockaday was outraged on the murky streets of Limehouse. Yet her attacker is still on the loose. But then a chance encounter brings a new victim to light, and it seems clear March and Grice are on the trail of a serial offender.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than much of the genre

  • By Ms. Sian A. O'flynn on 14-09-17

Sad but enchanting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-17

I loved this book
Of course the characters are larger than life, but this just makes the book more fun. A good, robust story line with some indispensable love interest, and a plot that keeps you interested. Beautifully narrated by a lady who "became" March Middleton for me. Excellent all round.

  • A Rising Man

  • By: Abir Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 528

Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. But with barely a moment to acclimatise to his new life or to deal with the ghosts which still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that will take him into the dark underbelly of the British Raj.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Worthy of Rankin

  • By Arthur on 21-05-16

highly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 31-05-17

A really good,well written page turner. Set in the early 20th century in the India of the British Raj. All the more enjoyable for me since it was during these years that my father was in India with the British Army. A very accurate depiction of a long gone time and place, and its attitudes and outlook. Excellent.

  • The Firemaker

  • The China Thrillers, Book 1
  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,092

A burned corpse is a disturbing mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan until he enlists forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Having abandoned a broken life in Chicago for her work, she's as determined as Li to ask difficult questions about the man's death. But some questions have answers they'd rather not hear - facts that others are desperate to conceal. The Firemaker is the first in the acclaimed China series from Peter May, author of Runaway, Entry Island and the internationally best-selling Lewis Trilogy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Listen

  • By Joanne on 07-08-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

One of the best books I have ever had from Audible. It gave me an interesting insight into how firmly the Chinese government keeps its hand on the tiller of every day life in China, even today, but this book has been written with a real affection for China's people, and I enjoyed it's great storyline . Genetic engineering is a touchy subject, but the writer has used considerable skill, and has obviously researched his subject well. Thoroughly enjoyed every chapter.

  • Lie with Me

  • By: Sabine Durrant
  • Narrated by: Kirk Bage
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,002

It starts with a lie. The kind we've all told - to a former acquaintance we can't quite place but still, for some reason, feel the need to impress. The story of our life, embellished for the benefit of the happily married lawyer with the kids and the lovely home. And the next thing you know, you're having dinner at their house and accepting an invitation to join them on holiday - swept up in their perfect life, the kind you always dreamed of.... Which turns out to be less than perfect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very cleverly observed and put together.

  • By janice wildchild newman on 02-10-16

not for me.

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

Reviewed: 11-01-17

Just didn't do it for me. struggled to finish. didn't find the setting or characters believable. All very 2 dimensional.

  • Follow You Home

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 944
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 825

After a perfect start, Daniel and Laura's travels end abruptly when they are thrown off a night train in the middle of nowhere. To find their way back to civilization, they must hike along the tracks through a forest...a haunting journey that ends in unimaginable terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dare to go into the house and face yourself

  • By Kaggy on 16-02-16

Not my kind of book.

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

Reviewed: 28-10-16

There is nothing wrong with this book, except that I just could not engage with the characters. Clever story, well thought out, but the characters, for me at least, lacked depth, and I struggled to finish it.

  • Murder on the Serpentine

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Deirdra Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

London, 1899: Head of Special Branch Commander Thomas Pitt is summoned to Buckingham Palace. In the twilight of her years, Queen Victoria is all too aware that the Prince of Wales will soon inherit her empire and must be beyond reproach. She tells Pitt she tasked her close friend and confidant, John Halberd, with investigating the Prince's friends, specifically Alan Kendrick, a wealthy playboy and betting man, but before he could report back Halberd was found dead in a rowing boat on the Serpentine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incomparable

  • By Arcticangel. on 27-10-16

Incomparable

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

Reviewed: 27-10-16

Another fantastic offering from the incomparable Anne Perry. Full of twists and turns, but lit up throughout by the beautiful relationship between Thomas Pitt and his wife Charlotte. I especially enjoy the authentic re creation of turn of the century domestic life, and the coolness and wit with which Charlotte approaches her role as the wife of the head of Special Branch. Pitt himself is one of the most admirable fictional characters you could read, from lowly beginnings, he adapts himself to his changing world with grace and intelligence.

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  • The Blissfully Dead

  • By: Mark Edwards, Louise Voss
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

When the body of a teenage girl is found in a London hotel, DI Patrick Lennon is mystified. Nobody saw her or her killer enter the hotel, and there is no apparent motive - until a second teenager is found and Lennon realises somebody is targeting fans of the world's biggest boy band.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked from start!

  • By Emma on 26-11-15

Significant..

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

Reviewed: 26-10-16

Having gone through the angst of teenage years with my three children, I can t help but feel that this is rather a significant piece of writing, other than being a darn good and entertaining story. It addresses the subject of cyber bullying, more and more frequent in this technological time, and the almost overwhelming adoration many teenagers feel for their favourite band, which I can remember myself from the days of The Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Now, however, the scene becomes darker, with teenage suicides from all sorts of causes, cyber bullying prominent amongst them, a too frequent happening. I found the book something of a revelation. I am going to buy it for my daughter who has two young teenagers.

  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,095

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just another British police murder mystery

  • By Giles on 23-06-16

gripping

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-16

fast moving and intricate with many unexpected turns. Very good and enjoyable read. Having recently experienced loss, I found Erika's reactions to her situation very real.

  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

  • By: Paul Torday
  • Narrated by: John Sessions, Samantha Bond, Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 337

A Richard and Judy Summer Read Selection.
Written as a "report into the circumstances surrounding the decision to introduce salmon into the Yemen", this is a novel that is made up of e-mails, letters, diary extracts, records of the prime minister's Question Time, interviews, and chapters from the memoirs of a fantastically weaselly Peter Mandelson-type figure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Nicky on 03-04-07

no words

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-16

I haven't got the words to review this book. It was just beautiful. I am left with a feeling almost of reverence, that the author took a seemingly insane idea and turned it into this wonderful piece of writiñg.