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  • The Fourth Friend

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Police detective Carter McLean is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills his four best friends. He returns to work, but he is left full of guilt and terrible flashbacks. So for each of his four friends he decides to complete something that they left unfinished....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crime with a difference.

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-12-18

Already looking forward to the next book!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-19

Another reminder ehy I enjoy books narrated by Richard Armitage. After a while you fight it isn’t actually different actors and that it is still just the one.

As for the story, very engaging and kept me nicely distracted at a very difficult time. Next book already on ore-order!

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,700

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By DartmoorDiva on 09-09-18

Most unusual mispers story in a while!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

Found it a little hard to keep up with the number of characters at times. But I found the story to be intriguing (and v. disturbing) and the most origibal 'missing person' storyline I've come across on quite some time.

  • Born to Run

  • The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Born to Run

  • By Gilmonkey on 23-05-12

Second time through...

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

Reviewed: 11-06-17

Love this book. And the audio version is perhaps even more uplifting. Great voice. Great narration. Made me laugh out loud a few times and tear up at others (even second time around). Highly recommend if you're any kind of athlete. And highly recommend even if you're not. Wonderful!

  • Star Trek, The Next Generation

  • Imzadi
  • By: Peter David
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Frakes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Ship's counsellor Deanna Troi mysteriously falls ill...and dies. But her death marks the start of an incredible adventure for Commander Riker - an adventure that takes him across time, pits him against one of his closest friends, and forces him to choose between Starfleet's strictest rule and the one he calls Imzadi. Read by Jonathan Frakes, and enhanced with sound effects!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Star Trek

  • By Deborah Cannard on 16-03-19

Still have this on cassette tape...

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

Reviewed: 31-03-17

... and still brings a tear to my eye. Always loved the relationship between these two and the fact there was so much depth there which was hinted at on screen. I love a happy ending and always imagined theirs!

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,514
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,444

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name Harry Potter!

  • By Simon on 20-12-15

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

I am left wishing once again that there were more books to come. Characters that stay with you. Stories that make you laugh and cry and carry you away. The feelings these books evoked were no less affecting with Stephen Fry's wonderful audio narrative than they were upon first reading years ago. Magical in every sense if the word!

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  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,622
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,622
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,592

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons, and dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Good Potter!

  • By Simon on 29-11-15

I am already starting to feel sad that...

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

Reviewed: 20-11-16

... I'm running out of Harry Potter books to listen to. Already finished book 4 of 7. I loved the books when I read them first time around and the films made me forget how much more detail / depth the books have. Pigwidgeon! 😊

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,971
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,890
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,864

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Series Matures

  • By Simon on 26-11-15

Had forgotten how much better the books are...

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

Reviewed: 13-11-16

... compared to the films. I wish J. K. Rowling would write more of them. This one had me tearing up more than once and I'm in my mid 30's! Haven't read the books since I was at University! Book 3, wonderfully read again by Stephen Fry. Off to start the next one!

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11,681
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,584
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,522

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone.... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delight!

  • By Simon on 24-11-15

So much better than the 2nd film!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-16

Wasn't looking forward to this book as the film is so bad. Had forgotten how much better the book is!

  • Eat and Run

  • My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
  • By: Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
  • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn-Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story - none of the boring bits!!

  • By David on 12-07-12

Wonderful insight...

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

Reviewed: 06-10-16

... into the mind of an ultra runner. Interesting to hear Jurek's reflection on the race from Born to Run.

  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

  • By: A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder. Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ten hours well spent

  • By JD on 21-05-14

Wasn't sure what to expect...

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

Reviewed: 24-05-16

... loved it. Only tried it because I like Richard Armitage's voice. Really interesting interpretation of the original. Thoroughly enjoyed.