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  • The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 16

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

The latest instalment of the beloved and best-selling series - as endearing and delectable as ever! Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, so at Mma Makutsi’s suggestion, Mma Ramotswe is persuaded to take her first-ever holiday. But just as she’s about to depart, a new client arrives: a young woman whose father was considered a hero in Botswana but whose reputation is now being called into question.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Always a pleasure

  • By Janice on 15-07-16

Ok for an in between read

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

Reviewed: 17-09-18

I do find this series so slow moving, a bit of 'nowt nor summat', It's OK for a light read in between heavier novels, but I find them a bit irritating. The narrator was good though.

  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Half Supernatural thriller, half Yes Minister

  • By Anonymous User on 16-03-18

3 hours and still waiting for the 'hilarious' bits

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

I know we are all different, but this book really has me baffled, all the reviews talk about it being 'hilarious' and 'laugh out loud'! as already stated - I am 3 hours into the 10 1/2 hour story and I just want to pull my hair out as it is just plain silly and not even remotely humorous. I think that it is probably a book for pre teens!

I do think that it is good that we do all have different tastes in literature as it affords us a wonderful range of interesting books. This one, however, is DEFINITELY not for me.

  • Ep. 8 (The Stephen K Amos Talk Show)

  • By: Stephen K Amos
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

In the final episode Stephen meets the Scottish juggernaut who has made waves in Australia, across Europe and America, Daniel Sloss, and an Australian comedy star with numerous television credits to his name, Nazeem Hussain. To close the show we have an improvised performance from a UK comic with an unlikely love of hip-hop, Chris Turner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very left wing

  • By mollyeyre on 09-09-18

Very left wing

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

These were OK to listen to, a few funny bits, but overall the humour was left wing, all about black people, gays and transgender people. It just became tedious in the extreme. There are other topics of conversation that can raise a smile, this was over the top, and I really wish that I hadn't bothered listening.

  • Dead Run

  • By: P. J. Tracy
  • Narrated by: Sarah Borges
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

It should have been a simple journey - a drive from Minneapolis to Green Bay, Wisconsin. But a couple of unplanned detours lead Grace MacBride, Annie Belinsky and police deputy Sharon Mueller deep in the northern woods, far from civilization and a mobile phone signal. Then the car breaks down. The nervous search for a landline and a mechanic leads the women to Four Corners, a sleepy crossroads town. And place they soon wish they'd never stumbled on - because something terrible happened in Four Corners....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great stuff

  • By mollyeyre on 29-08-18

Great stuff

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

Reviewed: 29-08-18

Really great characters, a good plot and well handled solution. Great series, I am so glad it's finally on Audible.

  • Two Evils

  • By: P. J. Tracy
  • Narrated by: Sarah Borges
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

A missing girl is found dead in a parking lot, her throat cut. Two young immigrants are gunned down in their apartment. And with each passing day the body count rises.... For Minneapolis homicide detectives Gino and Magozzi it seems that this autumn the bodies are falling faster than the leaves. With few leads to go on, yet evidence that these killings are linked to others taking place in other cities, the pair turn to Grace McBride, maverick computer analyst. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good one

  • By mollyeyre on 29-08-18

Another good one

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

Reviewed: 29-08-18

Likeable characters, great story! I am enjoying this series. I am reading them one after the other which helps me to remember the relationships and previous actions.

  • Live Bait

  • By: P. J. Tracy
  • Narrated by: Sarah Borges
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

When elderly Morey Gilbert is found, lying dead in the grass by his wife, Lily, it's a tragedy, but it shouldn't have been a shock - old people die. But when she finds a bullet hole in his skull, the blood washed away by heavy rain, sadness turns to fear. It looks like an execution.... Soon a whole city is fearful as new victims are found, killed with the same cold precision. All elderly. All apparently blameless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, super characters

  • By mollyeyre on 28-08-18

Great story, super characters

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

Reviewed: 28-08-18

I love these books, having read them many years ago I am delighted to find them on Audible now.
The story is good with twists and I just love the characters. I'm off to read the next in the series!

  • Want to Play?

  • By: P. J. Tracy
  • Narrated by: Sarah Borges
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

In this electrifying debut, the slaying of an old couple in small-town America looks like a one-off act of brutal retribution. But at the same time, in Minneapolis, teams of detectives scramble to stop a sickeningly inventive serial killer striking again in a city paralysed by fear. When the two separate investigations converge on an isolated Catholic boarding school, decades-old secrets begin to fall away. It seems an old killer has resurfaced. Yet still the killer's real identity remains dangerously out of reach....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good story

  • By mollyeyre on 26-08-18

Very good story

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

Reviewed: 26-08-18

I read this series years ago and have been delighted to see them released on Audible. Good characters, well rounded, and an excellent story, I had forgotten the twists so was still taken by surprise.

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  • Plague Pits & River Bones

  • The Detective Lavender Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Karen Charlton
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

London, 1812: Treacherous gangs roam the capital, and not even the Palace of Westminster is safe. When Detective Stephen Lavender is called in to investigate a highway robbery and a cold-blooded murder, both the cases take a dangerous and disturbing personal twist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love how

  • By Kevin on 21-02-18

Not too taxing, an OK read

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

Reviewed: 25-08-18

This book was very 'gentle' and an OK read as a light filler. The narrator had some very odd pronunciations of uncommon words.

  • A Room Full of Bones

  • A Ruth Galloway Investigation, Book 4
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499

It is Halloween night, and the local museum in King's Lynn is preparing for an unusual event - the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables, too. These two deaths could be from natural causes - but Nelson isn't convinced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Charmaine on 07-12-14

Hmm!

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

I really am getting fed up with Ruth, she is so irritating with her constant self deprecation and her 'poor me' attitude, I can do without a lot of the personal 'who loves who' etc stuff too. Basically the story was quite good but one feels so fed up with Ruth in general and the constant Left wing views the participants keep harping about, that the book leaves a nasty taste in the mouth, I couldn't wait for it to finish.

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By mollyeyre on 16-08-18

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

I really wasn't sure what to expect form this book, and I am so glad that I bought it.
The writing is so good that I felt it was a real life story, I loved the main characters, Mother was such a strong woman and made her son realise that he, alone, had to fight his own battles, though she was always there for support. I just loved all of the characters, and teared up frequently during my reading of this. I think that this is one of my favourite books of the year!

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