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  • Cold Case

  • Bob Skinner Series, Book 30
  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

The 30th gritty mystery in Quintin Jardine's bestselling Bob Skinner series, not to be missed by readers of Ian Rankin and Peter May. Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner may have left the police service, but he's never far from a case. When his old mentor on the force, Jimmy Proud, finds himself in a desperate situation, Skinner gets pulled into a murder investigation that's been closed for 30 years.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By barry on 03-02-19

brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-18

loved it! but then Quintin jardine never lets us down, that is for sure.thank you.

  • Broken Ground

  • Karen Pirie, Book 5
  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • could hardly finish

  • By Louise on 09-09-18

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-09-18

loved this book, certainly one of the best she has written. another one soon please!

  • Don't Wake Up

  • By: Liz Lawler
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,227

A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller with a horrifying premise and a stinging twist. Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn't a doctor. The choice he forces her to make is utterly unspeakable. But when Alex re-awakens, she's unharmed - and no one believes her horrifying story. Ostracised by her colleagues, her family and her partner, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind. And then she meets the next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By artlover on 17-10-17

narrator

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

Reviewed: 20-12-17

the narrator's mispronunciation of anaesthetist drove me nuts. Otherwise a great book. well done, thanks.

  • Let the Dead Speak: A Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller

  • Maeve Kerrigan, Book 7
  • By: Jane Casey
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. There may not be a body, but everything else points to murder. Maeve Kerrigan is young, ambitious and determined to prove she's up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is holding something back, but best friend Bethany Norris won't let Maeve get close. What exactly is Bethany protecting Chloe from? As the team dig deeper into the residents of Valerian Road, no one is above suspicion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent Jane Casey thriller

  • By juan on 12-03-17

great book

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

Reviewed: 28-03-17

really enjoyed this book. will certainly look out for more by this author and narrator

  • Mathew's Tale

  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: James Bryce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

1818, Carluke, Lanarkshire. Mathew Fleming returns home to Scotland following heroic service at the Battle of Waterloo. After seven years away, he is a ghostly presence to those he left behind. But Mathew is ambitious and soon becomes a man of influence in his country and beyond. Yet through all his success, he still hides the loss of his one true love. When a terrible act of murder occurs, Mathew must choose between the rule of blood and the rule of law.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First but not my last audio book

  • By Macskyper on 16-10-15

unexpectedly gripping

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

Reviewed: 14-03-17

absolutely brilliant! couldn't wait to find out what would happen but didn't want it finished

  • The Stranger Within

  • By: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 836

Be careful what you wish for. On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to James, she finally gets the family she has longed for and becomes a mother to his two sons. So why is she arrested for murder? Things are not as Callie hoped they would be and she struggles to be accepted as part of James' family, and to keep hidden the secrets that could destroy her future.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Conclusion, not at all believable

  • By Corrinne on 12-02-17

this book

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

Reviewed: 28-02-17

superb book, will definitely read more of this author. narration good too, well done !!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Country of the Blind

  • By: Christopher Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

The murder of a media moghul in his country mansion appears to be the result of him disturbing a gang of would-be thieves. The robbers are swiftly caught, but when they are unexpectedly moved to a different prison they escape. Back in Edinburgh, a young solicitor reveals to the press that one of the subjects had left a letter with her some time before the break-in which proves his innocence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Brilliant read

  • By Mick on 15-07-15

sorry but....

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

Reviewed: 21-01-17

irritating narrator's mispronunciation of many words spoiled this book for me, he also over dramatises.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Black Widow

  • By: Chris Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Scarlett Mack
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233

There is no perfect marriage. There is no perfect murder. Diana Jager's life crumbles when her details are released on the Internet as revenge for her antisexism blog. Then she meets Peter. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident - a nightmare end to their fairy-tale romance. But Peter's sister, Lucy, doesn't believe in fairy tales and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling 'Black Widow'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen

  • By N. Macdougall on 06-02-16

pronunciation of the letter o

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

Reviewed: 28-06-16

enjoyed the story but really struggled to tolerate the male narrator's mispronunciation of many words!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful