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  • Lies Sleeping

  • Rivers of London, Book 7
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love these characters and these books.

  • By Pegs on 23-11-18

Another Gem

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

I looked forward to this latest episode and was not disappointed. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith brings these wonderful novels to life and adds even more value to each book. I love the occasional nod to the late Sir Terry Pratchett and eagerly listen out for these - they unfailingly make me smile. Thanks Ben Aaronovitch, hope the next instalment is well on the way.

  • The Word Is Murder

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unemployed Detective

  • By Sarah on 30-08-17

Perhaps I've missed the point?

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

Reviewed: 29-03-18

I found this a self-indulgent exercise in aggrandisement and name dropping. I gave up after 3 chapters and sticking with it that long was hard. . Rory Kinnear did his best.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'état'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All you need is Ove

  • By Kaggy on 22-09-14

A Joy!

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

Reviewed: 29-01-17

Loved this book, wonderful characters, a great story & beautifully narrated. It quickly took me to the point where it felt like knew them & cared about what happened. Laughed & cried - perfect :)

  • The Hanging Tree

  • Rivers of London, Book 6
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,058
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,855

Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As usual, a great read.

  • By Justine on 12-12-16

More please as soon as possible!

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

Reviewed: 27-11-16

The only thing I dislike about these books is that they are over too quickly! Eagerly awaiting the next installment...

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Pictures of Perfection

  • Dalziel and Pascoe Series, Book 14
  • By: Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by: Colin Buchanan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

The changes wrought in the Yorkshire Dales village of Enscombe are being brought about by market forces that tradition cannot stem. Each Lady Day the villagers gather to feast and pay old debts and the CID trio know there's going to be trouble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great De-al of Delight

  • By Janice on 18-03-10

A gem

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-12

I discovered Reginald Hill through his excellent book "The Woodcutter". Having never watched the TV series I was not sure what to expect from Dalziel & Pascoe, but decided to give them a try. I'm now hooked on their exploits and this book is a gem. Colin Buchanan's reading is first class.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful