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  • Living Death

  • Katie Maguire, Book 7
  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Last year, DS Katie Maguire and her team destroyed the biggest drug trafficker in Cork. So how is the city's drug trade at an all-time high? Meanwhile, a spate of violent attacks which leave victims severely disabled has brought confidence in the Garda to an all-time low. As Katie investigates, she realises that the two cases might be connected. Someone is using brain-damaged victims to smuggle drugs into the country. And the only way to find out more is to go in undercover....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very blunt dissatisfying ending

  • By Irishgirl on 01-01-17

the usual male take on a strong woman character

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

Katie Maguire could be such a brilliant character but unfortunately she is written by a middle-aged man whose idea of a strong woman is someone who is stunningly beautiful, with a slender figure, big tits, a suppressed inner slut and lesbian desires.... really? is this the best you can do? is this how you really see women.

the basis of the story is good, it's gritty, sometimes downright nasty but it is entirely let down by the gratuitous, cringe-worthy sex scenes (think appallingly bad porn movie) and the degrading portrayal of a successful woman Garde.

I remember now why I stopped listening to the other books... Shame...,ditch the crap sex scenes and rethink the way you write your main character, she could be amazing...

  • 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 4,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,794

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smokin' Start to a New Series!

  • By Simon on 14-06-18

good story, great narrator

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

the fact that this story is narrated by the lovely Richard Armitage can only ever be a plus, he voices both male and female characters with equal skill, each one identifiable without introduction or clarification.

The story itself is a good listen, entertaining and absorbing but ever so slightly predictable. this was a good introduction to this author and based on this story I would happily listen to another of her books.

  • Dodger

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Steven Briggs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn’t.But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him.And Dodger’s tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's not to love

  • By Jesper on 19-10-12

this is my favourite of all Terry Pratchett novels

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

this book is my absolute favourite I have read majority of Terry Pratchett books but this one for me stands out as being something utterly unique period as always STP addresses issues that Society often sweeps under the carpet: the overwhelming poverty, the ill-treatment of women an entirely different world the rich upper classes inhabit. there are several recognisable characters in The Story, all of whom play a slightly different role in The Book than that which we are used to seeing them play. listen to the story and enjoy it: It is wonderfully narrated fantastically funny, full of facts you are unaware of until you actually Google them for example crossbones cemetery and the Winchester geese. This is not a Discworld novel, it stands alone but even in doing so it is most definitely a Pratchett book

  • Wyrd Sisters

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969

In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hard work

  • By Linda on 05-05-09

Brilliant story, production not good...

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

Reviewed: 14-08-18

As with all Terry Pratchett Discworld story as this has some moments of literary brilliance which will have you laughing out loud, and parts that make you feel sympathy with the most hideous of characters. The story is great, the production however leaves a lot to be desired. Celia does a great job capturing the characters however the recording is muffled and death cameo parts are edited in well, perhaps it's time for a re recording

  • Night Watch

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,352
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,936
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,936

Truth! Justice! Freedom! And a hard-boiled egg! Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past, without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck. Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. But he must survive; he has a job to do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serious fun.

  • By Will on 15-11-11

loved it.

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

this being my first foray into Terry Pratchett on Audible I was a little apprehensive... I have been an avid reader of STP for the past 20 years but I've never listen to his books on Audible as I was concerned that the voices I have in my head wouldn't match up with the voices the narrator puts to each character!! I was delighted to find that I loved listening to the books as much as I love reading them and having the read to me seem to bring them out in that whole new light needless to say I'll be downloading more Terry Pratchett and I look forward to listening to them all.

  • Blood Sisters

  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Noreen Leighton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

In a nursing home on the outskirts of Cork, an elderly nun lies dead. She has been suffocated. It looks like a mercy killing - until another sister from the same convent is found viciously murdered, floating in the Glashaboy river. Why would anyone want to kill them? As she investigates, DS Katie Maguire discovers a 50-year-old secret that just might lead her to the killer...if the killer doesn't find her first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rough ride

  • By P. Coleman on 09-02-16

Great narration

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

This wasn't my favourite book in the series but the narration was first class. I find Masterton's descriptive portrayal of an intelligent, determined and ambitious police detective sexist and unnecessary... Do we need to know she waxes her 'lady parts' (for want of a less offensive term) or that she likes it on all fours. And only a man would even begin believe that a woman will miscarry a almost 3 months, especially as the result of a violent act, and be back dashing round the city chasing baddies the very next day. Nope, sorry for these reason alone this book was doomed to be a fail. Lose the unnecessary sexual depiction of the woman and concentrate on her abilities as a police officer then perhaps you might be back on track. Great narration though.

  • The Red Queen

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Emily Watson, Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wicked woman wins!

  • By Kirstine on 04-02-12

It all begins to slot together

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

Reviewed: 13-03-18

This was an enjoyable story, which for me starts to bring together the whole of Tudor history. Having, never studied history at school this is an eye opener for me as I begin to see who is who, who's related to who, and how are Regency was formed. This was a good listen well narrated and informative.

  • I'll Keep You Safe

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Anna Murray, Peter Forbes
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,125

Husband and wife Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own Ranish Tweed: a Hebridean company that weaves its own special variety of Harris cloth, which has become a sought-after brand in the world of high fashion. But when Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair with Russian designer Irina Vetrov, then witnesses the pair killed by a car bomb in Paris, her life is left in ruins. Along with her husband's remains, she returns home to the Isle of Lewis bereft.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By Michael D Hewitt on 28-01-18

Not his best

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

Reviewed: 20-02-18

Found a difficult book to listen to not of the but for me it just didn't gel. The ending a little predictable, this won't be one I revisit

  • I Did It for Us

  • By: Alison Bruce
  • Narrated by: Mary Woodvine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

Emily's instincts tell her that best friend Joanne's new boyfriend is bad news. Emily fears for Joanne. Fears for Joanne's children. But Joanne won't listen because she's in love. So Emily watches and waits...and then she makes a choice. But Emily has a past, and secrets, too. And is she really as good a friend to Joanne as she claims?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent thriller with a twist.

  • By IanOrchard on 11-01-18

An enjoyable thriller

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

With a twist...

Something different from the Gary Goodhew author, still based around Cambridge and the outer reaches. Good story, good twist but I do love a Gary Goodhew novel!

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  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,564

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

This one came everywhere

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

This one was 'read' in just over 24 hours, it came in the car, up to bed and anywhere else I could get away with. A great read, well told. It had me virtually shouting at the speaker then changing my mind as to whodunnit.... You suspect everyone.