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  • Ruthless

  • By: Kerry Barnes
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

1964 - London. Dolly Vincent is born to an East End gangster but is sent away for her own protection. Mad Mick is hell-bent on his revenge and will stop at nothing to kill her. Estranged from her family, she becomes a successful barrister, but after defending a young Italian man she finds herself caught up in a secret held by a high court judge. Tortured and left for dead, she flees London and heads to New York. Only the Vincents know where she is...but even they don't know the truth. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant listen. 4.5*

  • By Vicki @IloveReadinguk on 29-07-18

Absolutely loved this one

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

This was such a good book It was a great performance I know it was probably a bit far fetched but it didn’t really matter it had everything one wants in an extremely well crafted story.
I would definitely recommend it to people that like a good old British
Crime story there Same kind of ilk as Laplante, a bit of Cockney Skullduggery with The Good old Mafia But are they the worse ? or is there an even more Ruthless bunch, with a Woman Scorned and out to
Settle it once and for all,with the help of the people she holds dear.
I’ve read a lot of these types of books in my Time Kerry Barnes sure Knows how to keep you from dropping off to her Stories not Suitable for Bed time it kept me awake because I enjoyed it very much. Highly recommended!

  • Into the Darkest Corner

  • By: Elizabeth Haynes
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Karen Cass
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 859
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Dizzything on 26-03-12

The Performance was very good

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

The story was ok it’s had plenty of Suspense until the the end part
I wanted to write what a crap ending ! So there you are ! I don’t want to put in any Spoilers but it spent so long on the details about someone recovering from severe PTSD the Hyper vigilance,The lack of Support
Which may seem unrealistic to some but unfortunately that part was accurate in my informed Opinion. Its almost as if the Writer was slow to finish and was given a deadline the end didn’t hold up for me it was Anti Climatic.

  • The Woman Next Door

  • By: Cass Green
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Bea Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 574

Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder. Everybody needs good neighbours.... Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa's daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven't been so close. Hester has plans to change all that. It's obvious to her that despite Melissa's outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester's help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant gripping story

  • By Miss Lesley Davidson on 28-01-17

Binge Worthy !

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

Reviewed: 25-06-18

This book was really well Structured, I found it Hard to Sleep
It Kept me interested,Which I use as a measure,it was that good I had to listen to an older book to nod off,The Characters were Very well observed.
I don’t want to put any spoilers in, they were definitely relatable.The
Performance was Faultless it was kind of like Polar Opposites and delved deep into their belief systems in an amusing some times tragic but often humorous way, I just did a 4 Hour binge.So I recommend this book Great Story and excellent performance.
I don’t think One could be disappointed with it .

  • The Magpies

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Elliot Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 577

When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly, too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms. But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie’s best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely worth a spin

  • By Derek on 07-07-14

Well it wasn’t Awful

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

The Narration wasn’t brilliant it kind of matched the Story I guess I’m trying to say it was unrealistic therefore the Narration wasn’t believable it was a bit uncomfortable at times.
I made it through till the end so I guess it must of been entertaining to some extent one does get caught up in the Drama and it flows well so the writer does know how to Structure a good Story so I guess it’s a good Story it entertained me till the End I don’t do bad reviews so it wasn’t bad I don’t want to put any Spoilers in so it’s difficult to give examples ,Worth a read.

  • 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 5,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,622

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

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

It was refreshing,For this kind of Niche there was power in not being too revealing all the thoughts were exactly how I imagine it needing to know what has happened to your Child and getting so suspicious because of the uncertainty and need to protect ,Very well performed a very good listen all round .

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Girl Walking

  • By: Chris Brookmyre
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Kate Bracken
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 522

Famous, beautiful, and talented, Heike Gunn has the world at her feet. Then one day she simply vanishes. Jack Parlabane has lost everything. A call from an old friend offers a chance for redemption--but only if he can find out what happened to Heike. From Berlin to Barcelona, from the streets of Milan to remote Scottish islands, Parlabane must find out what happened before it's too late, all while the walls are closing in...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New style Brookmyre with familiar faces. Good Book

  • By Skegg on 20-02-15

Great Performance

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

Reviewed: 20-09-17

I can't Fault the Performance although at first it made me laugh because it sounded like Mrs Doubtfire ,that soon got went in the after a few minutes,Both Narraters Were Great it was really good having both Sexes playing the Parts,I enjoyed the Story but I listen to a book before sleeping and it didn't totally immerse me and compel me to stay awake or listen to it through out the day,This has to be barometric measurement to determine how good the Storyline was in an Audio format. I Rate this as a good book with a good story it had some unexpected twists and turns the ending was good. With a Great Performance.

  • Three Daughters

  • A Novel
  • By: Consuelo Saah Baehr
  • Narrated by: Karen Peakes
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

Born in rural Palestine, just before the dawn of the 20th century, Miriam adores her father and is certain his love will protect her, but she soon finds that tradition overrides love. Uprooted by war, Miriam enters a world where the old constraints slip away with thrilling and disastrous results. Miriam's rebellious daughter, Nadia, is thrilled with the opportunity for a modern life that her elite education provides. But when she falls in love with an outsider, the clan reins her back with a shocking finality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By Marytee on 30-08-16

This is the Best Book I have read for quite some time

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

Reviewed: 18-05-17

If your pondering over choosing this book don't hesitate I love a book that takes you too places the Narration was fantastic it just breezed through chapters I was trying to make it last the month as I had listened to a few,I found myself not being able to stop listening, I use Audible as a sleeping aid this one I found the Sun coming up,When I grew up my farther was very concerned for the Palestinians and it's all still going on today it's all so sad,If you think you know the history then take a punt and learn a bit of Social History and learn how beautiful it was before it endured endless bomb attacks how Cosmopolitan it was and people with different faiths living together through good and bad times through three Generations of Women Although it it was by no means dull plenty of adventure.My favourite so far this year.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Taken

  • By: Casey Kelleher
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Saskia Frost's world is blown apart when her dad dies. Without any family, she's on her own now and up to her eyeballs in her father's debts. He owed a lot of money to some very dangerous men - Joshua and Vincent Harper. Before long, aspiring ballerina Saskia finds herself lap-dancing in a London club to survive. A club run by the infamous Harper brothers. Saskia is now their property and they're going to make her pay every penny back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And the award goes to..............

  • By Gemma on 31-10-16

Well it was a very Dramatic One

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-17

I listened to it in Two days it kept me entertained I feel that there was enough story for at least one other book it was performed extremely well but personally there was more than enough subject matter it became a little implausible which was sad as the last book I had the pleasure of listening too by the same writer and preformer I found plausible in terms of research and terminology although Very gritty I love the grit when it fits but it was still a good book it entertained me .

  • The Promise

  • A Gripping Thriller You Won't Be Able to Put Down
  • By: Casey Kelleher
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Growing up in squalor with their drug-addicted prostitute mother, sisters Georgie and Marnie Parker have had to endure the very darkest side of life. When their mother is sentenced for brutally murdering a client, Georgie and Marnie's already precarious lives are blown apart and they now share a terrible secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Most Realistic Authentic Fiction

  • By leebee 112 on 08-04-17

The Most Realistic Authentic Fiction

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-17

This is the first book where the writer has been able to tackle a difficult subject with such Authority I really wanted to leave a comment which doesn't often happen Great Book and Performance ,Cassey Kelleher has knitted together a Story that I wanted to be sure not to miss a sentence of it ,I'm headed to find another to see how consistent She Is .

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward, Robert G Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times number-one best-selling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared 20 years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jonathan Andrews on 13-08-15

Well Performed , Built up well <br />

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

Reviewed: 19-11-16

It was a Was strong on performance the story build was good but not Outstanding