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Carole Creuse

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  • The Diary of a Bookseller

  • By: Shaun Bythell
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787

Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gentle pleasure

  • By Flint on 11-12-17

Different, true life in a nutshell...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-19

I.loved all the characters. It did make me want to visit a 2nd hand bookshop, which is rather difficult as I live in rural France.

  • 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 5,044
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,625

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

Full of tangible feelings - loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

For me this was something a little different. Thoroughly enjoyed the naration was as wonderful.

  • Tuesday's Gone

  • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 2
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

For psychotherapist Frieda Klein, the days get longer, the cases darker…. She thought she was done with the police. But once more DCI Karlsson is knocking at her door. A man’s decomposed body has been found in the flat of Michelle Doyce, a woman trapped in a world of strange mental disorder. The police don’t know who it is, how he got there, or what happened - and Michelle can’t tell them. But Karlsson hopes Frieda can get access to the truths buried beneath her confusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisly but enjoyable

  • By Jill on 15-08-12

A great read with the hoped for twists & turns<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-18

The second of the series I've listened to and it did not disappoint.

Great characters, who are brought to life by the naration.

It helps that I'm familiar with the settings, but certainly is not necessary. Just adds to the atmosphere.

  • The Sewing Machine

  • By: Natalie Fergie
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 433

It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again. Decades later, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her. More than 100 years after his grandmother's sewing machine was made, Fred unpicks the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intriguing walk through generations

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18

A sewing machine, but much more...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-18

A wonderful set of intriguing characters, speaking to us across the decades, with not one, but many things in common, not least of all their humanity.

The sewing machine, I'd highly recommend this book to you if you like a book to have a message of hope and to leave you smiling and maybe even wanting to sew...

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  • The Queen of Bloody Everything

  • By: Joanna Nadin
  • Narrated by: Kelly Hotten
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

As Edie Jones lies in a bed on the 14th floor of a Cambridge hospital, her adult daughter, Dido, tells their story, starting with the day that changed everything. That was the day when Dido - aged exactly six years and 27 days old - met the handsome Tom Trevelyan, his precocious sister, Harry, and their parents, Angela and David.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and intelligent, witty and honest

  • By Lu on 21-04-18

Bloody Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Wonderfully written and beautifully narated. I will reread I'm sure. thank you

Life may not be a fairy tale, but it does need to be lived with joy and humour and a little sarcasm as does Edie. With love too, and of course hope.

I love Dido and watching her grow up. in fact the naration itself, brought all the characters to life for me.

  • Blue Monday

  • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 1
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 431

Monday, the lowest point of the week. A day of dark impulses. A day to snatch a child from the streets.... The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein is left troubled: one of her patients has been relating dreams in which he has a hunger for a child. A child he can describe in perfect detail, a child the spitting image of Matthew. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson doesn't take Frieda's concerns seriously until a link emerges with an unsolved abduction twenty years ago....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome first outing for a new series

  • By S. K. Doughty on 10-08-13

Great writing and a great start.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-18

I listened to this as a second book in the series. It introduces the principle character, Frieda Klein, who I'm looking forward to reading more about, and seeing how plot lines develop. In fact I warmed in different ways to almost all the characters.

The narration is spot on and brings the story to life.

I may even listen again to pick up on further detail.

  • Thursday's Children

  • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 4
  • By: Nicci French
  • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 363

When psychotherapist Frieda Klein left the sleepy Suffolk coastal town in which she grew up she never intended to return. Left behind were friends, family, lives, and loves but alongside them, painful memories; a past she wouldn't allow to destroy her. Then, years later, an old classmate appears in London asking Frieda to help her teenage daughter and long-buried memories resurface. Death soon follows, leaving Frieda no choice but to return home to confront her past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good series

  • By Lucy on 16-05-15

Woven with great skill...

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

I enjoyed this audio book. I did, however wish I'd started at book 1 of the series, but can now remedy that. Frieda is very believable and is well drawn as a character with a past that explains a lot. The story intertwined lives and places that I could identify with, which is always good. I'd recommend this book to those who enjoy a good read with some psychology thrown in.

  • Kate Mosse

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Holly Newson
  • Narrated by: Kate Mosse
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Kate Mosse, international best-selling author of the Languedoc Trilogy and The Taxidermist’s Daughter, as well as cofounder and chair of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, brings us the first instalment of her new and highly anticipated series, The Burning Chambers, set in 16th-century Languedoc. In it, religious wars begin to take hold as a young Catholic girl and a Huguenot believer find themselves in possession of a priceless treasure. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting insight into the trilogy. thanks

  • By Carole Creuse on 25-06-18

interesting insight into the trilogy. thanks

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-18

So much research must go into these books. I am in awe. Can t wait to start listening.

  • Bloodline

  • Tom Thorne, Book 8
  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

When a dead body is found in a North London flat, it seems like a straightforward domestic murder until a bloodstained sliver of X-ray is found clutched in the dead woman's fist - and it quickly becomes clear that this case is anything but ordinary. DI Thorne discovers that the victim's mother had herself been murdered 15 years before by infamous serial killer Raymond Garvey. The hunt to catch Garvey was one of the biggest in the history of the Met and ended with seven women dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tom Thorne at his best

  • By Patricia on 23-02-17

I thoroughly enjoyed another great book from Mark.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-18

Loved his naration too. Thorne is just a very believable character that you get to feel comfortable with. All the characters brought to life.

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  • Mark Billingham - June 2017

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Excusive interview
  • By: Elise Italiaander
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Today, best-selling crime writer Mark Billingham makes his second trip to the Audible Studios to discuss the latest edition of his D.I. Tom Thorne series. Love Like Blood, the 14th book in the series, sees Thorne team up with fellow police officer, D.I. Nicola Tanner, in an attempt to find the killer of Nicola's murdered partner. Mark Billingham welcome back to Audible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks for this insight into the Author's books.

  • By Carole Creuse on 08-05-18

Thanks for this insight into the Author's books.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-05-18

I'm really looking fwd to the BBC show based on the two novels. I've got completely hooked on Thorne, and Mark's style resonates with me.