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  • All the Hidden Truths

  • By: Claire Askew
  • Narrated by: Sarah Barron, Angus King
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

This is a fact: Ryan Summers walked into Three Rivers College and killed 13 women, then himself. But no one can say why. The question is one that cries out to be answered - by Ryan's mother, Moira; by Ishbel, the mother of Abigail, the first victim; and by DI Helen Birch, put in charge of the case on her first day at her new job. But as the tabloids and the media swarm, as the families' secrets come out, as the world searches for someone to blame...the truth seems to vanish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really quite stunning

  • By Dom on 10-08-18

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 13-10-18

Read all the amazing views. I think I’m missing something here. This did not peak my interest until 45 minutes in when I thought ok this might be ok after all. It wasn’t.

  • The Death of Mrs Westaway

  • By: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware. When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she’s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark, and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended.

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-18

Slow, very slow

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

I could't wait for this to be released. What a waste of waiting. So boring, so slow. I struggled to get to the end. The narrator drives me crazy. Should have read Goodreads reviews first.

  • Here and Gone

  • By: Haylen Beck
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229

Audra has finally left her abusive husband. She's taken the family car, and her young children, Sean and Louise, are buckled up in the back. This is their chance for a fresh start. She keeps to the country roads to avoid attention and finds herself on an empty road in the Arizona desert. Looking for a safe place to stay for the night, she spots something in her rearview mirror. A police car is following her, and the lights are flickering. Blue and red. As Audra pulls over she is intensely aware of how isolated they are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 6 stars! Suberb!

  • By Ann D on 16-07-17

Wow !

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

This is one of the best books I’ve read (listened to) in a long. I did not want this utterly gripping thriller to end. Captivated and left feeling emotional at the end - I was literally there in the story.

The narrator is simply superb and do not let any negative reviews about this part put you off. She’s literally up there with the best.

  • The Crow Girl

  • By: Erik Axl Sund
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaisters
  • Length: 30 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 362

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

What a marathon

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

Reviewed: 31-12-17

Simply too long. Very, very confusing in the first part of the book especially. Flicks backwards, forwards and sideways relentlessly and it’s very hard to keep up. I’ve read many, many long books and thoroughly enjoyed them and in fact never wanted them to end but this was hard work and I’m just not sure if it’s worth it. I just cannot work out if I’m satisfied or not and I would normally know. Would I recommend it? I can’t even answer that.

  • The Couple Next Door

  • By: Shari Lapena
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,346

People are capable of almost anything. Fast-paced and addictive, The Couple Next Door announces a major new talent in thriller writing. You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying. Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you live only next door. You'll have the baby monitor, and you'll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable listen

  • By Joanne on 25-05-17

Just no.

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

Reviewed: 24-09-17

Just wish I'd listened to the poor reviews - they're usually the most accurate ... they were. Poor describes everything about this book, except for Kirsten Potter.

  • Fierce

  • By: Gin Phillips
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

Lincoln is a good boy. At the age of four, he is curious, clever and well behaved. He does as his mum says and knows what the rules are. 'The rules are different today. The rules are that we hide and do not let the man with the gun find us.' When an ordinary day at the zoo turns into a nightmare, Joan finds herself trapped with her beloved son. She must summon all her strength, find unexpected courage and protect Lincoln at all costs - even if it means crossing the line between right and wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen!

  • By Anonymous User on 06-07-17

I believed the hype ...

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

Don't believe the hype. Struggled to finish this, slow slow slow. Never gained any speed and ended with no answers at all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Her Every Fear

  • By: Peter Swanson
  • Narrated by: Juliette Burton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Kate Priddy makes an uncharacteristically bold decision to move from London to Boston after her cousin, Corbin Dell, suggests a temporary apartment swap. But soon after her arrival, Kate makes a shocking discovery - Corbin's next-door neighbour, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police begin asking questions about Corbin's relationship with Audrey and his neighbours come forward with their own suspicions, a shaken Kate has few answers to tell.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not great, not bad.

  • By Matt on 24-02-17

Spoilt by disappointing ending.

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

Reviewed: 16-02-17

I agree with other reviewer, turn the speed up to 1.25 or it is painful to listen to. This could so easily have been a 4 star listen but sadly when it finished I was left utterly disappointed and a bit shocked. Such a shame as I had grown fascinated with the story after a slow start. Lots of things were painfully obvious and whilst you couldn't guess the ending you feel somewhat cheated by it. I don't want to say it's not worth a credit as so much of it is and it won't be the first book I've read where the being has been slightly disappointing. This may well be better as a movie - maybe that was the intention?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • If You Love Me

  • True love. True terror. True story.
  • By: Alice Keale, Jane Smith - contributor
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Everything about Joe seemed perfect, and Alice was the happiest she'd ever been. Then one day Joe saw a message on her phone and discovered something that changed everything. Although it was from an old love, he ignored Alice's explanations and desperate pleas. And soon the violence and abuse began. As she attempted to prove to Joe that he really was her world, Alice gave up everything that mattered to her, including her family, her friends and her job. But still it wasn't enough.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Real story? No way!

  • By Hazel on 12-09-17

Not sure

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

Reviewed: 31-01-17

I'm not sure who I was more angry at listening to this. First him, then her. It read like a novel, until the end - you'd want, you'd write, a better ending but this is how it happened. I think I'd have written it as a novel.

  • Killing Kate

  • By: Alex Lake
  • Narrated by: Genevieve Swallow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Kate returns from a post-break-up holiday with her girlfriends to news of a serial killer in her hometown - and his victims all look like her. It could, of course, be a simple coincidence. Or maybe not. She becomes convinced she is being watched, followed even. Is she next? And could her mild-mannered ex-boyfriend really be a deranged murderer? Or is the truth something far more sinister?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So, so predictable

  • By Fiona Bush on 26-11-16

Way Too Obvious

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

Reviewed: 23-11-16

Any additional comments?

This was probably one of the worst stories I have ever read/listened to regarding the plot and who the killer was - it was painfully obvious, almost from the start. In fact I was praying I was actually wrong and that it was a genius story line, with incredible twists, and that what I thought was happening was just one huge red herring.

Without giving anything away, no guess work was required and on introduction to each character, could practically work out the entire story - by half way through I had completely nailed it and tied up any loose ends. Getting to the 'reveal' (there really was no point) I was amazed to see 3 or 4 hours left? I have never skipped chapters before but did so until the long drawn out end.

Nothing surprising in this story at all. I was also sick and tired of hearing 'Kate said' whenever there was dialogue - just listen and see .... super annoying and nothing the narrator could change (sadly). Hugely disappointed to see so many 'brilliant' reviews but at least I can give this book back!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mount!

  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
  • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cutthroat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival, Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife, Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hysterical yarn

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-16

Bloody Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 19-09-16

Just fabulous from start to finish, not a single boring paragraph and the narration was the best possible. More please Jilly!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful