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Sharon Lloyd

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  • The Upstairs Room

  • By: Kate Murray-Browne
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60

Eleanor, Richard and their two young daughters recently stretched themselves to the limit to buy their dream home, a four-bedroom Victorian townhouse in East London. But the cracks are already starting to show. Eleanor is unnerved by the eerie atmosphere in the house and becomes convinced it is making her ill. Whilst Richard remains preoccupied with Zoe, their mercurial 27-year-old lodger, Eleanor becomes determined to unravel the mystery of the house's previous owners....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More psychological than supernatural

  • By LVW on 19-09-17

Spooky diverse and intriguing

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

Reviewed: 30-09-17

Loved this book enjoyed getting to know the characters and liked the ending. Best book I've heard in a while we'll done

  • Comeback

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Peter Darwin was hoping for some quiet leave from the Foreign Office. Instead he found himself in the village of his childhood, at the service of a veterinary surgeon whose operating theater was rapidly acquiring an unwanted reputation as an abattoir. The sudden unexplained death of a string of valuable racehorses from one small area in Gloucestershire was a mystery the police couldn't solve. But Darwin was local. He remembered people and what was at stake. And now he knew enough to get himself killed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story... sound Very poor .

  • By Eileen on 26-09-15

Good story

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

Reviewed: 28-05-17

Enjoyed the story and very well read, but was the narrator sitting in an aviary with a water feature tinkling in the background ?

  • My Not So Perfect Life

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587

Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a supercool Instagram feed. Okay, so the truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, she has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn't really hers. But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren't they? Until her not-so-perfect life comes crashing down when her megasuccessful boss, Demeter, gives her the sack. All Katie's hopes are shattered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy light read

  • By Miss Claire A Phipps on 16-02-17

Another great listen from Sophie Kinsella

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

Reviewed: 27-04-17

Good story thoroughly enjoyable and funny I would recommend and look forward to another one

  • Sisters and Lies

  • By: Bernice Barrington
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon, Marcella Riordan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 634

Two sisters, one dangerous truth.... One hot August night, Rachel Darcy gets the call everyone fears. It's the police. Her younger sister Evie's had a car crash; she's in a coma. Can Rachel fly to London right away? With Evie injured and comatose, Rachel is left to pick up the pieces of her sister's life. But it's hard fitting them together, especially when she really doesn't like what she sees. Why was Evie driving when she doesn't even own a license?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant & Gripping

  • By Katie D on 02-07-16

Intriguing and very well narrated

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Very good story, very well narrated. I would like to hear another by this author.

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Vicious Circle
    
    
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        Wilbur Smith
    
    


    
    
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        John Lee
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    169 ratings
    Overall 3.7
  • Vicious Circle

  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158

When Hector Cross's new life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before: a terrorist group has re-emerged - like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp. They travel to the remotest Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By robert on 01-12-13

Not nearly as good as Those in Peril

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

Reviewed: 25-02-17

John Lee was a disappointing narrator after listening to Rupert Degas read the previous book in the series (Those in Peril). I found the love scenes particularly excruciating to listen to as both the writing and reading were so stilted.

  • The House on Cold Hill

  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 717

They said the dead can't hurt you.... They were wrong. The House on Cold Hill is a chilling and suspenseful ghost story from the multimillion-copy best-selling author of Dead Simple, Peter James. Moving from the heart of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for Ollie and Caro Harcourt and their 12-year-old daughter, Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House - a huge, dilapidated Georgian mansion - Ollie is filled with excitement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Book Fan on 13-11-15

Deliciously creepy!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Really enjoyed listening to this one - would love more like this. The narration was very good to. I couldn't stop listening.

Those in Peril
    
    
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        Rupert Degas
    
    


    
    Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    369 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Those in Peril

  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

Hazel Bannock is the heir to the Bannock Oil Corp, one of the major oil producers with global reach. While cruising in the Indian Ocean, Hazel's private yacht is hijacked by African pirates. Hazel is not on board at the time, but her nineteen year old daughter, Cayla, is kidnapped and held to ransom. The pirates demand a crippling twenty billion dollar ransom for her release. Complicated political and diplomatic considerations render the civilized major powers incapable of intervening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vicious cartoon violence

  • By Victor on 26-05-11

Exciting

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

Good story , superbly narrated. Would like to hear more from this narrator. Really brought the characters alive.

  • The Hidden People

  • By: Alison Littlewood
  • Narrated by: Paul McLaughlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

Pretty Lizzie Higgs is gone, burned to death on her own hearth - but was she really a changeling, as her husband insists? Albie Mirralls met his cousin only once, in 1851, within the grand glass arches of the Crystal Palace. But unable to countenance the rumours that surround her murder, he leaves his young wife in London and travels to Halfoak, a village steeped in superstition.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, terrible narration and production

  • By Jim on 22-11-16

Poor narration

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Would you try another book written by Alison Littlewood or narrated by Paul McLaughlin?

Unlikely

What could Alison Littlewood have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Made it a bit less drawn out and disjointed. Found it hard to follow.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He didn't know how to do a Yorkshire accent or deal with the way they say 't' properly which grated on my nerves. He mispronounced 'epitome', and frequently lines were repeated. He was also rather monotone.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

No

  • Thin Air

  • By: Michelle Paver
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

The Himalayas, 1935. Kangchenjunga. Third-highest peak on earth. Greatest killer of them all. Five Englishmen set off from Darjeeling, determined to conquer the sacred summit. But courage can only take them so far - and the mountain is not their only foe. As the wind dies, the dread grows. Mountain sickness. The horrors of extreme altitude. A past that will not stay buried. And sometimes, the truth does not set you free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A tragedy that can never be righted

  • By Kaggy on 26-02-17

Great

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

Reviewed: 27-10-16

What a well written and truly spooky story. Loved it. Will be looking for more from this author. Narration was excellent too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Humans

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,152

One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A profound and shining star

  • By Kaggy on 24-08-13

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 13-08-16

Loved this refreshingly different and perceptive story. I thoroughly recommend it and will be looking for more by this author.